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The CSCP provides training at three different levels: Foundation Level; Intermediate Level and Advanced Level. We run many training events over the year, why not see if there is something for you.

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In addition to training and events we offer a wide range of e learning which you can complete in your free time online.

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What training do I need?
Use the table below to see this and recommendations for frequency of updating Safeguarding knowledge and skills at a glance.

Staff who work across all levels of the Continuum of Need will require underpinning knowledge and skills at all levels dependent on their role and the requirements of the organisation.

What you do Level of skills and knowledge required Frequency
If you work with children and families at level one or two of the Continuum of Need or if you have not undertaken any single, multi-agency training or e-learning in Safeguarding during the last three years


Awareness of:

  • Underpinning legislation, government guidance and local procedures
  • Principles and Concepts of Safeguarding ‘Everyone’s Responsibility’; ‘Early Intervention’; ‘Child Protection’; Significant Harm’ ‘Children who are Looked After’
  • Learning from Serious Case Reviews
  • Definitions and Indicators of Abuse (including CSE, FGM)
  • Child Development (and vulnerability); Impact of Abusive and Neglectful Parenting on children and young people;
  • Thresholds of need and risk;
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Allegations against staff;
  • Support for staff

Skills in:

  • Responding to a concern about a child
  • Managing a disclosure
  • Making a referral
At Induction

Minimum of 3 years if not completed any other Safeguarding or e-learning Safeguarding training

Some staff will require more frequent safeguarding training dependent on their role, legal and organisational requirements and regulatory body.

If you work at level two, three or four of the Continuum of Need with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and you could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns. Or you are a Senior Manager with responsibility for the strategic management of services; or an NHS board member or member of the LSCB.


Requires all of the above and:

  • Impact of adult mental ill health, substance misuse, domestic abuse, physical ill-health and disability on family functioning and social circumstances; risks to children;
  • EISA, Early Intervention planning and processes (EI panel);
  • Current thinking in safeguarding, local and national initiatives and developments

Skills in:

  • Engaging and developing working relationships with children and families;
  • Gathering information from different sources for assessment purposes;
  • Reflective practice and analysing information on which to base decisions and make plans for children and young people;
  • Applying evidenced based strategies to work with families to overcome resistance to intervention, family difficulties and to build resilience;
  • Multi-agency working (including work with adult services);
  • Giving/receiving safeguarding supervision dependent on role and organisation.
Minimum of 3 years

Some staff will require more frequent safeguarding training dependent on their role, legal and organisational requirements and regulatory body.

If you work at level four or five of the Continuum of Need or undertake specialist or child protection work.


Requires skills and knowledge from all of the above and specialist knowledge and skills associated with the individuals professional discipline.

Minimum of 3 years

Some staff will require more frequent safeguarding training dependent on their role, legal and organisational requirements and regulatory body.


Accessing learning and development

Calderdale SCP have introduced an event management system linked to the e-learning system, which also allows learners to self-register for direct learning opportunities. The process for registration to this system and selection of courses is the same for both e-learning and face-to-face training events. Please follow these instructions to register/select training activities. Allocation of a place is dependent on authorisation by CSCP staff after which you will receive an email to confirm your place. Sign in to e-learning Create an account E learning user guide All courses are free (unless stated otherwise) to people who work with children, young people and families in Calderdale.

Cancellation policy

If you book a place on one of our courses and are then unable to attend, we ask that you give us three working days’ notice. If you do not attend a booked event, or you cancel within 3 working days, a fee of £50.00 will be charged.  Non-attendance or late cancellation of training courses wastes valuable places that can be used by other individuals. Data on absences is collated and discussed by the CSCP at their sub group and board meetings. In the event of sickness or other unexpected reason for absence on the day, it is a line manager’s responsibility to find an appropriate replacement to attend. If you are unable to attend a learning event, we would ask that you consider whether a colleague in your team or service could attend instead. If this is the case, please let us know as soon as possible that someone else will be attending