Safeguarding training


Safeguarding training for professionals.

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If you think someone is at risk or is being abused, you should report it to South Tyneside Council:

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South Tyneside Safeguarding Children and Adult Partnership have announced the new hybrid virtual / face-to-face Safeguarding Training Programme for 2022 - 2023.

The programme runs from April 2022 to March 2023 and will offer face to face training at Boldon Community Association and The Word.

We will continue to offer shorter courses and briefing sessions virtually via Microsoft Teams.

E Learning courses are also available from Virtual College, see E-learning.

To view the training programme, see Courses.

To complete the online application form, see Book a place on a course.

If you need any further information please contact Lynn Hodson at or 0191 424 6512.


See our list of our upcoming face to face and virtual courses, running up to the end of March 2023. 

Safeguarding training courses

The face-to-face training will take place at Boldon Community Association and The Word.

The virtual training courses and briefing sessions will take place on Microsoft Teams. 

To view the list of e-learning courses available, see E-learning.


Attending a course

Face-to-face training 

The face-to-face training will take place at Boldon Community Association and The Word.

Once you have completed the online application, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your application has been received. You are advised to block out the time in your diary.

We will then look through the applications to make sure there is a mix of practitioners from different organisations. Having a mix of people will help enhance your learning and knowledge at the training course.

Once we are happy there's a mix of applicants, we'll send you and your line manager a course confirmation email and an Outlook invite approximately 6 weeks before the training event.

The email will include the course details, location, times and any other relevant information in connection to the course.

Virtual training courses and briefing sessions

The virtual training courses and briefing sessions will take place on Microsoft Teams. 

You will receive an acknowledgement email that your application has been received and you are advised to block out the time in your diary.

We'll send you an Outlook invitation with a link to join the session, and any other relevant information in connection to the course, approximately 6 week before the course.

Who can attend 

Anyone working with children, adults and families in South Tyneside can apply for a place. Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility.

Who runs the courses

The courses are provided by the key agencies within the combined Workforce Development and Training subgroup of the South Tyneside Safeguarding Children and Adults Partnership. 

The courses are facilitated and co-ordinated by the Learning and Development Adviser.

The delivery of the following courses are supported by members of the training pool of professionals from South Tyneside:

  • Domestic Abuse: Level 1 Blended Learning
  • Domestic Abuse: Level 2 Blended Learning

How the courses are evaluated

We ask all attendees to complete an evaluation. 

At the course, we'll advise you of the method of evaluation, and support you to complete it. 

We also carry out enhanced, more in-depth evaluations every quarter. If you're attending a course with an enhanced evaluation, we'll tell you about the evaluation process before the course.

Certificates of attendance

After you've attended a course and completed the evaluation, we'll provide you with an electronic certificate of attendance.


South Tyneside Safeguarding Children and Adults Partnership (STSCAP) provides e-learning training.

The training is hosted by Virtual College, one of the UK's leading e-learning colleges.

  • All modules have interactive learning screens, learner challenges, tracking and online assessment
  • The content of the courses have been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
  • When you successfully complete your course and the knowledge test, you will be able to print out your own certificate

Once completed, you can revisit the module at any time to refresh your knowledge. This will not be recorded and you will not be issued with another certificate. 

To getevidence of CPD you will need to re-register and be issued with new login details.

Who the training is for

Our e-learning training modules are for all partner organisations, including the voluntary, community and faith based sector, within South Tyneside.

Complete the training within four weeks

Once you've registered, you will have four weeks to complete the training module you have requested.

There is a charge of £40 for any e-learning module that has not been started or finished in four weeks.

How to register

Firstly, tell your line manager that you plan to access the e-learning training. When registering, include contact details for your line manager.

Staff should register themselves and take responsibility for completing the training within four weeks. We do not advocate managers or head teachers signing all their staff up in a 'block booking'. If you have any queries about this please contact the Learning and Development Advisor 0191 424 6332.


To register, go to: 

Register for e-learning

You should only register one account, providing your full name and email address.

Take care to make sure these entries are accurate with the right spellings and formats.

Should you encounter any issues with registration / course access, please contact STSCAP on 0191 424 6512 for further support /guidance.

Current e-learning courses

Our current e-learning courses are listed below. 

Child and adult safeguarding

  • Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse (non flash version)
  • Attachment Theory (new)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder - An Overview (new)
  • Child and Adult Sexual Exploitation (new)
  • Consent (new)
  • Confidentiality (new)
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People's Settings
  • Early Help and CAF (previously Collaborative Working: A Whole Family Approach)
  • Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care of Children and Young People's Settings
  • Fabricated Illness
  • Food Allergy Awareness Training
  • Gang Related Issues and County Lines
  • Hidden Harm - The Effects of Parental Problem Substance Use on Children
  • LGBT Awareness
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Modern Slavery and Trafficking
  • Promoting Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing (new)
  • Radicalisation and Extremism (including Prevent)
  • Safeguarding Everyone - Level 1
  • Safeguarding Everyone - Level 1 and 2
  • Safeguarding in Sport
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Supporting Your Staff through Mental Health
  • Understanding Animal Welfare in Violent Homes
  • Understanding the Impact of Hate Crime

Adult safeguarding

  • Active Participation to help people help themselves (new)
  • Adult Sexual Exploitation
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Medication Awareness
  • Meeting the Communications Needs of Individuals
  • Mental Capacity Act and Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Person Centred Care in Social Care (replaces Person Centre Approaches in Adult Social Care Settings)
  • Providing Support to Manage Pain and Discomfort
  • Reducing the spread of infection
  • Safeguarding Adults Level 1
  • Safeguarding Adults Level 2
  • Safeguarding Adults Level 3
  • Safeguarding Adults Refresher
  • Self-Neglect
  • Slips, Trips and Falls - Introduction
  • Slips, Trips and Falls - Intermediate

Child safeguarding

  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Early Child Development - Foundation (replaces Children and Young People's development in Health and Social Care settings)
  • Female Genital Mutilation, FGM (Abuse linked to Faith or Belief)
  • Safe Sleeping for Babies
  • Safeguarding Children Level 1 (replaces An Introduction to Safeguarding Children)
  • Safeguarding Children Level 2 (replaces Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Foundation)
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3 (replaces Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Core)
  • Self-Harm
  • Supporting Teenagers and Young People (replaces Risk Taking Behaviour)
  • Talking to Children about Emotional Resilience and Self-Harm
  • Working with Children with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

Book a place on a course

To register your interest in attending a course, complete the online application form.

You will need to complete a form for each course you are interested in.

Complete the application form

View the STSCAP Multi-Agency Training privacy notice.

If you have trouble accessing the online application form, please contact us on

We'll send you an email to confirm your application.

Charges for non-attendance

All courses are offered free of charge but there is charging policy for non-attendance at pre-booked training places and for non-completion of e-learning courses.

This aims to maximise the availability and cost-effectiveness of our training programme.

Charges for not attending face to face training

Once you and you manager receive an acknowledgement email of your course request, please make sure you add this to your diary.

You will receive a course confirmation email approximately 6 weeks prior to the training event. This will will include the course location, times and any relevant information in connection to the course.

If you can no longer attend the event, you must send an apology email to and copy in your manager.

If you are not able to email the us, your manager must let us know on your behalf.

You, or you manager, must let us know of non-attendance at least 2 working days before the course. If you do not let us know at least 2 days before, you will still be charged.

If you cannot attend on the day of the course

If you cannot attend on the day of the course, your manager can offer a replacement to go in your place and there will be no charge. However, you must let us know by emailing before the course begins.

Please note, you or your manager must send an email to, a phone call will not be accepted.

If you call in sick on the day of the course

If you call in sick on the day of the course, and a replacement cannot attend, your manager must let us know on 0191 424 6512 before 10am on the day. They must follow this up in writing with an email to

Please note, if the phone call is not followed up with an email you will still be charged.


  • Non-attendance at a full day training will be £50
  • Non-attendance at a half day training will be £25

Invoices will be issued to both Internal and External Agencies to recoup the relevant charges on a monthly basis

Charges for not completing an e-learning course

There is a charge of £40 for any e-learning module that has not been started or finished in four weeks.

For more information about e-learning course charges, see e-learning.