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Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership

Pastoral & support staff

The training pathway for pastoral and support staff is the same as for 'all staff with regular child contact' in education settings:

  • Safeguarding Children Induction (from DSL/S onsite)
  • Safeguarding in Education e-learning
  • Basic Safeguarding Children in Education Training


  • Other useful e-learning courses (see below)
  • Early Help Assessment/Family Common Assessment Framework (FCAF) training
  • Working Together: promoting well-being and keeping children safe
  • Other multi-agency training

E-learning courses:

The Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) provides a number of online courses covering a range of safeguarding topics. All courses are free unless you are an independent or 'free' school.

To enrol for a course you need to self-register and then you can access the course straight away. If you already have an e-learning training account you can log on here and access further courses through your 'Requested Learning Tab'.

Early Help Assessment/Family Common Assessment Framework(FCAF):

Early Help Training is available to education settings from MAST. For further information please go to: Early Help, Thresholds of Need and FCAF

Working together: promoting well-being & keeping children safe:

This is a multi-agency course run by the SCSP exploring how different staff and agencies can work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The course includes some training for the Common Assessment Framework and Lead Professional Role.

For further information about this course and to book a place, please go to: Working Together: Promoting Well-Being and Keeping Children Safe

Other multi-agency training: 

The SCSP provides a variety of multi-agency training, workshops and seminars which are free for staff in education settings. Follow this link to find out more: Multi-Agency Training.

Pastoral and support staff with a significant safeguarding role are also welcome, with the agreement of their Head Teacher, to attend the Advanced Initial and Refresher Safeguarding Children in Education training for Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputies. This training will help to develop their knowledge of safeguarding children processes, multi-agency working and supporting children and their families. 

For further information go to the training page for Designated Safeguarding Leads & Deputies

For further enquiries please email: Safeguarding Children Training


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