Which level of safeguarding training is right for you?

If you are not sure what level of safeguarding training you need please click Here to see our multi agency agreed training pathway.

Safeguarding Training Options

Level one training should be provided within your own organisation. If you work for Southampton City Council or the Private/Independent Sector, please click here to access Level 1 e-learning training.

Level two safeguarding training is available through the Workforce Development Team at Southampton City Council. For more information on this, please click here. 

Level three –  This new LSCB 2 day course/ 1 day refresher course will help to develop your knowledge and skills to most effectively use child protection procedures and best practice to safeguard children and young people in Southampton. The course is multi agency and will help you to carry out your crucial role ensuring agencies work together to protect children from harm. Learning from local and national serious case reviews is included in this course.

The LSCB can fit 25 attendees on each course, and allocations are determined according to this LSCB Training Allocations Policy

Dates for Level 3 training covering 2017 – 18 can be found Here. Please use link below to book on.


Other safeguarding board training and workshops

The Local Safeguarding Boards offer a variety of alternative and free training opportunities to professionals from all partner agencies.

Half Day Workshops – focus on common themes can come from our case reviews or audit activity. These are subjects that we feel require a greater and repeated focus across a three hour session.

Weekly Wednesday Workshops – are two hour awareness raising sessions for all partner agency professionals. Themes may vary and are provided by local or national experts.

To view all courses on offer please click here.

Free Home Office e-learning:

Click here to access free Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) e-learning Office.

Click here to access free Prevent e-learning

Keith’s Story – Hoarding

The Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board has produced a film to raise awareness of hoarding and to guide professionals on what kinds of interventions seem to work the best so that the people affected (both the person who hoards and other people whose lives this impacts upon) get the support that they need.

The film tells Keith’s story, in his own words, describing how hoarding affected his life and, with the right support, his journey to recovery. Professionals (fire officers, social workers and mental health staff) talk about the challenges hoarding can present and approaches that can help support recovery.

Please click here to view it.

Southampton LSCB’s Training Strategy

Please see the Draft Southampton LSCB Learning Development Strategy – August 16 for details of what the board hopes to achieve.

Supervision Survey – Results!

The LSCB would like to thank all those who completed a survey on staff supervision. We received over 400 workforce responses with a balanced response from social care, education and health agencies.

Findings suggest that safeguarding supervision is taking place more frequently than might have been thought, but that there is considerable room for improvement in its quality.

As a result of this survey, the LSCB has agreed a new set of Supervision Core Principles which can be viewed here

Approval of training programmes by the LSCB

The Learning and Development Group approves safeguarding training programmes on behalf of the LSCB. If your agency is running a safeguarding training programme, please complete the Self Assessment Checklist available here.

Please then send the completed checklist, together with information about the training programme and content, to A member of the group will provide any advice and feedback necessary.



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