Multi-agency safeguarding training for those working with children and families in Croydon 

Due to the impact of Covid-19 – the CSCP Safeguarding training is now being delivered as virtual training. This replaces the in-person/classroom based training which was in place before, and is different to safeguarding e-learning which can be accessed by anyone working with children and families in Croydon (see below).  The virtual safeguarding training programme, until further notice is reduced though this will increase overtime.

The courses available for booking include:

  • Child Neglect,
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3 (this is not DSL training),
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness,
  • Risk Identification in Domestic Abuse & MARAC,
  • Contextual Safeguarding,
  • Gangs,
  • Graded Care Profile2
  • Gender Based Violence – impact on migrant women and girls

How to book on to courses

Access to the training

Training will be delivered using either Zoom or MS Teams. Please ensure you have set up a relevant account to use these platforms.

Booking a place

You can still book a place through Croydon Learning

‘Croydon Learning’ has been introduced to help you:

  • Browse and book training  |  Manage your training bookings and cancellations  |  Easier access to training records and attendance certificates

Registering for an account is easy:

  • Go to – Croydon Learning or paste
  • Select ‘Click here to create an account’ and fill out the ‘New Account form’ – use a work email address
  • Council Employees – simply use your existing Croydon Learning account via your desktop or the intranet

Important note – access to the virtual safeguarding training is prioritised to those who work intensively with children and families with safeguarding and child protection needs, and hold responsibilities for safeguarding decisions and planning: such as social workers, family key workers, health visitors, family nurses and school nurses, DSLs and safeguarding leads in schools and early years settings (this list is an example only).

Click here for Croydon Learning for External Users Guide

E-Learning – Safeguarding children training 

Safeguarding e-learning is free to any community member, volunteer or professional working with children and families in Croydon. It is also available to parents and carers living in Croydon. These courses can be completed by practitioners themselves, or can be signposted for completion to help build skills and knowledge across the community network.

Users can self-register to access safeguarding e-learning. When registering, use a relevant work address where possible – or otherwise offer an explanation of the role you have. This free e-learning is only available if you work with children and families in Croydon.

Follow this link to access these courses safeguarding children e-learning 

Courses include – 

Safeguarding Awareness:  Adults and Children
This safeguarding awareness course is for people who might come into contact with or have occasional contact with children or vulnerable adults. The course explains what is meant by the terms used, how to recognise abuse, how to reduce risk and what to do if you suspect abuse or if abuse is disclosed to you.


Safeguarding Children
Level 1
(2 hours)
This course will help to ensure that all people working with or who have contact with children and young people are equipped to carry out their safeguarding responsibilities effectively. It should be completed for those who will also need to complete Safeguarding Level 2. It is suitable for those who have infrequent contact with children but may become aware of concerns.


Safeguarding Children
Level 2
(2 Hours)
This course is intended for everyone who makes or who could potentially make onward safeguarding referrals to the Police and Children’s Social Care. It covers a range of learning relating to making an appropriate referral, roles and responsibilities.


Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
(30 Mins)
This course is intended for all children’s workforce practitioners, i.e.
all staff who work with children, young people and their families.
Although this course forms part of an induction programme for new
starters, it is also intended for all practitioners who want to improve
their knowledge and continue their professional development.


Child Sexual Exploitation
Level 1
(3 Hours)
The course has been designed to help anyone who works with children and young people safeguard them from Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). In this course you will learn what CSE is and learn about CSE from the perspective of the offenders and the victims. You will also learn about key role mobile and internet technology plays in CSE and about the differences between gang and group CSE.


Child Sexual Exploitation
Level 2
1.5 hours)
The course has been designed to help people who have a statutory duty to safeguard children to know the law in relation to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and to know how to record a CSE risk assessment. You will also learn some essential CSE practice principles and intervention strategies. The course aimed at all safeguarding professionals who have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people (this includes, social workers, police officers, teachers, family support workers, foster carers and health professionals to name a few).


Autism Awareness
(1 hour)
This course will give learners an introduction and awareness of autism. It is aimed at people who want to understand and make a difference in the lives of individuals with the autism spectrum condition, including parents, carers, professionals and individuals with a diagnosis of autism and who have little or no knowledge of the condition.


Online Safety –
Risks to Children
(30 mins)
Most children use the Internet positively but they can sometimes behave in ways that may place themselves at risk. Knowing the potential risks and being able to encourage responsible and safe use of the internet is vital to help safeguard children online.


Bullying and Cyberbullying
(30 mins)
This course describes the negative impact of bullying and cyberbullying and teaches positive strategies and solutions for people who experience bullying. This course is intended for all children’s workforce practitioners, i.e. all staff who work with children, young people and their families.

Other free e-learning available

  • ELearning Prevent

This introductory elearning offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves. A link to the prevent duty guidance is available at the end of this e-Learning.This training addresses all forms of terrorism and non-violent extremism, including far right wing and Islamist extremism threatening the UK.This e-learning has been developed by HM Government following consultation with a range of individuals and organisations. Follow this link to access the PREVENT training: 

  • Elearning Female Genital Mutilation

This Home Office designed course will support learns to identify and prevent female genital mutilation (FGM). Throughout this course, it follows a young girl named Hope as she encounters the key issues relating to FGM and we see how they affect her throughout her life. The training will help a wide range of professionals to identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM. Follow this link to access the FGM training

A Young People and Gambling Survey revealed that 11%  of children aged said they had gambled in the previous week . 93% of children play video games and there is growing concern over the relationship between gaming, gambling and other risk taking behaviours. During lockdown with weekly games sales increasing by up to 60% and stories of children spending 15 hours a day in front of a screen​

What Safeguarding Learning and Development do I need?

The CSCB L&D Programme is based on the pan-London Competence Still Matters (2014)  which provides detail on eight staff groups and the minimum training content, delivery and outcome requirements in respect of each group. This document is not replicated here, so you must refer to the full version for further details (linked above).

  • It is important to note that Competence Still Matters (2104) should also be used to determine single-agency safeguarding learning and development, whether this is delivered in-house or commissioned
  • This table illustrates the staff group a role may fall into, example roles are given but are in no way exhaustive
  • It is recommended that safeguarding training is refreshed at least every three years
  • Multi-agency safeguarding training is intended to complement single agency training, not replace it.

Costs, Venues and Refreshments

Costs: CSCP training is fully funded for all organisational members of Croydon Safeguarding Children Board and is currently free to all staff and volunteers who work with children and young people in Croydon. A charge for non-attendance may be made, please see terms and conditions when booking on to a course.

Venues: Most of the CSCP Learning and Development events will take place at different venues, be sure to check your confirmation email. Maps and directions to these two locations are given below.

(Covid-19) – Virtual Safeguarding Training will be delivered using either Zoom or MS Teams. Please ensure you have set up a relevant account to use these platforms.

Map and directions to Bernard Weatherill House CR01EA

Map and directions to Heathfield House CR05RH

Map and Directions to The Business Xchange Hub CR02BX

Refreshments: CSCP Learning and Development events will not provide lunch and refreshments, you are therefore advised to bring your own.

  • When attending events at Heathfield House there are vending machines for snacks and a microwave is available for use, there are no nearby shops (20min walk one-way) – you are advised to bring your own refreshments when at this venue
  • When attending events at Bernard Weatherill House, there is a cafe on site, shops nearby and microwaves are available for use.

Any questions?

Any questions about CSCP Safeguarding training please email



Inter-agency training for everyone working with children and families in Croydon

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