Training opportunities

Browse our pick of the latest training on offer.


Winter training sessions

We've picked out the following courses as being particularly relevant to staff involved in child safeguarding.

To see details of these courses and all training available, and to book a place, visit the Wandsworth Training and Professional Development Online (TPD Online) website.

You will need to be registered on the site to book courses.

Session details
Title Date Time
Graded Care Profile 2: Awareness raising briefings for practitioners

Various dates

Various times

Suicide first aid: lite

Various dates

Various times

Planning for permanency - from the start (Zoom)

Friday 19 November 2021

9.15am to 4.30pm

Supporting young people harmed through familial abuse

Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 November 2021

10am to 3pm

Understanding and intervening in emotional abuse and neglect

Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 November 2021

9.30am to 2pm

Identity, culture and diversity in assessments of children and their families

Monday 29 November 2021

9.15 to 2.30pm

Adolescent exploitation: sexual and criminal

Wednesday 1 December 2021

10am to 1pm

SEND: Managing assessments and child protection concerns of disabled children

Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 December 2021

9.30am to 1.30pm

Attachment, trauma and child development

Friday 3 December 2021

9.30am to 3.30pm

BLM and the Voice of Social Work - Discussion Groups - ‘Language’: How we write about ethnicity (Eventbrite)

Tuesday 7 December 2021

10 to 11.30am

Complex neglect: An analytical approach - can it be turned around?

Tuesday 7 December and Wednesday 8 December 2021

9.45am to 1pm

Working with the impact of parental substance misuse on parenting

Wednesday 8 December and Thursday 9 December 2021

10am to 1.30pm

Social media: Keeping children and young people safe online

Tuesday 14 December 2021

10am to 1.30pm

Understanding and responding to complex developmental trauma

Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 January 2022

9.45am to 1pm

BLM and the Voice of Social Work - Discussion Groups - 'BAME' (Eventbrite)

Tuesday 1 February 2022

10 to 11.30am

NSPCC Graded Care Profile 2 (neglect tool)

This assessment tool for identifying and measuring neglect helps practitioners to baseline care given to a child and track changes over time, which in turn helps to ensure that the right decisions are made at the right time. WSCP are delivering awareness raising sessions across the partnership in preparation for the implementation of GCP2.

Don't miss your chance to take part - sessions available in September and October 2021.

Find out more and book a place

MARAC briefing

For frontline professionals wishing to improve their understanding of MARAC and its processes.

  • Gain an understanding of the MARAC process and aims
  • MARAC threshold
  • Risk Assessment
  • How to complete MARAC referral form
  • Your role at MARAC, presenting and sharing research
  • Understand the importance of information sharing and referring to MARAC

This is an informal session to provide information, answer any questions and assist with any queries attendees might have.

  • Thursday 25 November 2021, 10am to 12pm

Fully booked - join waiting list

Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partner LGBTQ+ training

This training is run by Free2 be, an organisation that works across London with young people and their parents to provide safe spaces for young people to be free to be themselves. Free2be offer a range of activities promoting inclusivity, all co-produced in collaboration with young people. 

Read full details and book a place


Gain basic knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ+ matters and start the process of adapting practice to be LGBTQ+ inclusive

  • Tuesday 18 January 2022, 10am to 12pm
  • Thursday 27 January 2022, 10am to 12pm

Training course

Improve and strengthen knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ+ matters and embed best practice - delivered over two half days

  • Wednesday 16 March 2022, 10am to 1pm
  • Thursday 17 March, 10am to 1pm

Supporting prisoners' families through lockdown and beyond

This training will raise your awareness of the needs of children, young people and their families when a family member is in prison. 

It will be held virtually on the following dates:

  • Friday 11 March 2022, 10am to 1.15pm
  • Friday 24 June 2022, 10am to 1.15pm

Find out more and book your place

Adolescent exploitation briefing session

WSCP have worked with Children's Social Care and the Evolve Team to put together a training resource on adolescent exploitation. Read the MARVE protocol and guidance, complete a quiz and watch an informative video briefing.  

7 minute briefings

7 minute briefings summarise key learning points from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews.

Training for volunteers

This briefing will give volunteers information on:

  • The different types of abuse
  • What you should do if you have concerns about a child or vulnerable adult
  • What you should do if you have concerns about a volunteer
  • What happens once you have informed someone about those concerns

View volunteer briefing

County Lines

Don't miss this powerful film about a 14 year old boy groomed into a 'county lines' criminal network. It is written and directed by Henry Blake who draws on his previous experience as a youth worker. Watch the trailer.

You can stream the film via BFI playerCurzon Home Cinema, and IFI Player.

It is attracting a lot of attention - listed for 4 new talent BIFA awards and receiving fantastic 4* reviews across the board. See Henry in discussion with Mark Kermode on his MK3D show (tune in from 17.58) and read more about the film and its reviews.