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All of our face to face safeguarding children training has now been cancelled until further notice. Any updates to this will be posted here on the website. Emails have been sent to all staff who have booked places on our courses, at the email address that the applicant provided on their booking form.

All training from the Local Authority in Sheffield follows the current national guidance and the local Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) guidance. These documents are available on the right side of this page.

This section outlines the safeguarding children training available from the Quality Assurance and Involvement Service (QAIS), Sheffield City Council and the Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) for Sheffield education settings.

If you are one of the Sheffield City Council Alternative Education Providers, please follow this link for further information about safeguarding support and training for you: SCC Alternative Education Providers Training

If you follow the training pathway below you should find the relevant courses and application forms in each section. All school staff in Early Years and Foundation Stage should follow this training pathway.

Our 2019-20 training dates are available below. Click on the course title for more information:

Some training required by safeguarding staff in educations settings is delivered elsewhere. To find out more, follow these links:

  • Prevent Training - this is the 'required' course for all Designated Safeguarding Leads & Deputies and is provided free of charge through 'Learn Sheffield'. For more information please email: bookings@learnsheffield.co.uk

  • Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Programme e-learning - this new course is available through Virtual College for other staff in education settings. Follow this link to find out more and register for the course: Virtual College e-learning courses and registration

  • Safer Recruitment - mandatory face to face training for the recruitment of staff in education settings, through 'Learn Sheffield'. For more information please email: bookings@learnsheffield.co.uk

  • Child Sexual Exploitation - required by CSE Leads and available through the Sheffield Sexual Exploitation Service, tel. 0114 201 8645.

You can also click on one of the titles below to take you to the training pathway for your safeguarding role:

All staff with regular child contact

Designated Safeguarding Leads & Deputies

Heads & Safeguarding Governors
Pastoral & support staff
Online-Safety Coordinators
LAC Designated Teacher


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If you are concerned about a child or young person, follow this link: Referring a safeguarding concern to Children’s Social Care

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email: Safeguarding Children Training

Tel.: 0114 2734530