Training opportunities

Browse our pick of the latest training on offer.


Safer sleeping webinar: What do we know about sleeping arrangements and sudden infant deaths?

In this free webinar Professor of Infant Health & Developmental Physiology at the University of Bristol Peter Fleming will give an update on current research on the link between sudden, unexpected deaths and sleep in children. This will include an overview of sudden infant death syndrome, safe sleeping guidance, whether and when co-sleeping should be considered a modifiable factor in a child’s death and what is known about the risks of co-sleeping in certain scenarios e.g. on a sofa or armchair.

For booking your place and more information view NCMD website

Summer 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

Strengthening families, protecting children programme

The Strengthening families, protecting children programme is hosting a national online learning event on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 June 2022. Over the two days, you can choose to attend sessions about the three Strengthening Families models and their effectiveness: Hertfordshire's 'Family Safeguarding', North Yorkshire's 'No Wrong Door' and Leeds' 'Family Valued'.

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

Book a place on the Supporting prisoners' families training session

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.

How to use this training

In order to maximise the learning from this resource we suggest it is used in the following way:

  1. Read the MARVE protocol and MARVE Personal Location of Concern Form
  2. Complete the MARVE quiz
  3. Watch the video briefing 
  4. Discuss with your team meeting and share your learning

Don't forget to provide feedback to your Safeguarding Lead/DSL.


Thank you to Leah Hilt, Elisha Harrison, Florence Clarke and Carline Benoit for producing this learning resource.

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.