Understanding harm, neglect and abuse; indications and risk; proportionate action; professional intervention and developing resilience.

Skills and Knowledge Development Areas

  • Identifying harmful behaviour, neglect or abuse
  • Aware of legal obligations for disclosure
  • Understanding risk factors and effects
  • Facilitating discussion
  • Listening to concerns and planning solutions

Development Options

E-learning Courses

Further information to support use of the above courses is provided on the Safeguarding Board website.

Additional E-learning and Resources 

Face to Face Sessions

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children within Nottingham City is paramount and depends upon good inter-agency practice, co-operation and training.  We have listed below a range of courses to support the Core Development Standard and they are delivered by a range of providers.  

Please note that the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board (NCSCB) have webpages with a more training information available and can be accessed by clicking here.  

Course Title

Aims and learning Objectives

Cost and Audience

Dates/ Time

Introduction to Safeguarding Children


Colleagues from the Integrated Workforce Development Team, Nottingham City Council

To enable participants to understand their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand their responsibilities in safeguarding children
  • Understand the nature of child abuse and neglect
  • Recognise the indicators that child is suffering harm
  • Consider how diversity issues should be considered in an assessment of child's needs
  • Understand the appropriate action to take in order to safeguard a child from harm
  • Understand the role of the Common Assessment Framework in safeguarding a child


Anyone working with Children, young People and their Families in Nottingham City


Two places per course fully funded for the Children's City Workforce.

Further places on the course are charged at £100 per place Booking Form

Contact us to discuss developing a bespoke session for your organsation by emailing






15 March

3 April

25 May




Introduction to Safeguarding Children


Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS)

This course is for VCS organisations who need to know more about safeguarding children who use their services, to gain the skills you need to act  appropriately confidently to protect the children you work with.  This will also include information to help organisations to update their children's safeguarding policies.

To find out more and book please click on the link below;

Safeguarding Training

Dates shown on website.

Signs of Safety Awareness Briefings


To provide colleagues with an introduction to the Signs of Safety approach and explore how it is being used in Safeguarding practice in Nottingham City.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the Signs of Safety approach;
  • Consider how this approach can be used to involve parents, children and young people in assessments and planning;
  • Examine how judgements based on a balance of information regarding concerns and safety can be evidenced and improved;
  • Identify the benefits of using this model in multi-disciplinary work and with partnership agencies.

Who is the course for?

For practitioners, managers and volunteers working in settings where there is direct contact with children and young people.


To book

Please complete the form below;

NCSCB Booking Form







Safeguarding Children and Young People from Child Sexual Exploitation


To increase awareness of child sexual exploitation amongst staff who work directly with young people and to enable them to respond appropriately and confidently to concerns or disclosures of such exploitation, and manage cases effectively.

Learning outcomes 

  • Understand issues related to child sexual exploitation, the different ways it can occur and the associated legislation
  • Be able to identify factors which may leave children and young people exposed to sexual exploitation
  • Be able to recognise signs and indicators of child sexual exploitation
  • Be able to manage suspicions and disclosures effectively and take appropriate action
  • Be able to act in accordance with Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board Child Sexual Exploitation Practice Guidance and Pathways

Who is the course for?

For practitioners, managers and volunteers working in settings where there is direct contact with children and young people

See flyer for further details 

To book

Please complete the form below

NCSCB Booking Form

For more information, please contact Safeguarding Partnerships on 0115 876 4762 or ncscbtraining@nottinghamcity.gov.uk




Self Harm

Module 1: Self Harm Awareness




To provide participants with an awareness and understanding of self-harm and explore helpful ways of responding to self-harm.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain and understand a definition of self-harm
  • Understand risk factors and warning signs related to self-harm
  • Understand how to use tools to support families and young people when working with self-harm
  • Increase confidence in working with self-harm


Free of charge to Professionals Working with Children and Young People in Nottingham City

To book please complete the  Booking Form or contact the SHARP Team at 0115 8764000



10 Apr
8 May


at 1.00 - 4.30pm


Self Harm

Module 2: Suicide - Everybody's Business



Please Note: You must have completed Module 1 within the last 3 years before attending this session.
Aim:Provide participants with an overview of suicide and suicidal concepts and raise awareness of supporting young people to maximise safety.

Learning Outcome:

  • Define suicide and have an awareness of the 4 suicidal concepts.
  • Understand risk factors and warning signs related to suicide.
  • Understand the impact of the digital world on young people.

Free of charge to Professionals Working with Children and Young People in Nottingham City

To book please complete the  Booking Form or contact the SHARP Team at 0115 8764000



27 Mar
24 Apr

at 1.00-4.30pm

Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse





This one-day course aims to create a shared understanding of domestic violence and abuse among professionals working in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, and to increase appropriate responses.

Learning outcomes

  • Explore different aspects of domestic violence and abuse and its causes
  • Explore the myths and stereotypes of domestic violence
  • Examine the reasons why people stay and return to abusive relationships and
  • Consider the impact living with  domestic violence has on survivors and children
  • It also enables participants to identify, develop and implement communication and support skills, such as asking about the presence of domestic violence and safety planning, considering risk and effective signposting


To find out more and how to book please click here to go to Equations website.

 Go to their website.

Safeguarding Disabled Children


Facilitators are from Nottingham City Council 


 Statistics tell us that a disabled child is at greater risk of abuse than a non disabled child.

We have developed a training programme specifically aimed at all those who regularly work with disabled children

It provides a more in depth view of what we should do to promote the welfare and safeguarding of disabled children and young people.

Within the course we will:

  •  Identify areas of vulnerability which are particular to a disabled child or young person.
  • Recognise the impact of own feelings/perceptions and how these affect decisions on actions.
  • Consider how disabled children may be disadvantaged within the Safeguarding Framework.
  • To identify and promote positive practice when working with disabled children and young people.
  • Understand the importance of communication preferences with disabled children and young people, ensuring that their wishes, feelings and views are considered.

Aimed at all those who regularly work with disabled children

It is advisable for delegates to have attended initial Safeguarding Training before attending this session (see details above)


£100 per place (£75 for Voluntary and Community Organisations) Click here to open the booking form

Alternatively, contact us to discuss developing a bespoke session for your organisation by emailing 



24 May

18 Oct






The MARAC process and using the DASH_RIC to identify levels of risk for people affected by domestic abuse



Member of the MARAC training pool


The course aims to;

  • Provide an overview of the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)
  • Offer and follow an effective and consistent approach at the MARAC locally

On completion of the course, you will be able to;

  • Increase your understanding and confidence in using an evidence-based checklist to identify the level of risk for survivors, children and vulnerable adults affected by domestic abuse - the DASH_RIC (the Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Harassment and Honour Based Violence Risk Identification Checklist)
  • Identify high risk cases that would benefit from multi-agency safety planning at the MARAC
  • Procedures for supporting survivors and family of medium and standard risk cases
  • Recognise the potential benefits of proportionate information sharing with other agencies and how this can be done as safely as possible
  • Highlight the benefits of action planning in a co-ordinated way and the impact of more complete information on the response offered to victim, children and vulnerable adults in the household and perpetrators
  • Be aware of how to access appropriate specialist advice and support and agency MARAC reps contact details


Staff who work with Children, Young People and Families (adults with children).

No Charge

To Book

Please complete the Booking Form




29 May
11 July
9 Oct
11 Dec



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