Safeguarding training


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