What training does Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children Board offer?

The Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Training Programme provides courses, briefings and workshops with a focus on multi-agency training which complements training already available within individual agencies. It not only covers child protection issues but deals with the broad area of safeguarding.  The planning and commissioning of the Training Programme has been informed by the Research in Practice (RiP) – Ensuring effective training – Briefing for LSCBs, 2014, which is available to LB Redbridge via the RiP website and to LSCB partners via the LSCB.

Who can attend the learning events featured in the Training Programme?

The LSCB Training Programme 2017 – 2018 is available to all professionals working with children, young people and families in Redbridge.

What is the difference between a training course and a briefing or workshop?

  • A training course is usually held across a full day.  It is an interactive experience with full participation by attendees.  It will have identified learning objectives.
  • A briefing is a shorter event which has the purpose of sharing information, usually via a presentation, on a change in policy, procedure or legislation.  It may also be used to introduce a strategy or share the findings and learning from a multi-agency audit or Serious Case Review (SCR).
  • A workshop is a practical event where participants join together to work through exercises or scenarios to put learning into practice.

Training Programme and Fees

Full details of all terms and conditions including the learning events available, a calendar, how to book and fees (where applicable) is available in the Policy section of the 2017 – 2018 Programme.

Training is charged at £40 per full day training course and £20 per half day training course which is payable by all (except the voluntary sector). Workshops and briefings are free of charge to attend.

Please note that any non-attendance (including training, workshops and briefings) will be charged at £40 per full day course and £20 for any other length of time. This is payable by all.

Applicable charges will be invoiced to your organisation at the point of booking the course.

How do I apply for LSCB training?

You can view the  full  Training Programme and apply for a course using our online training nomination form.

Please note that submitting a nomination form only expresses an interest to attend a training course and should not be taken as confirmation of booking. Confirmation of a place, the date, time and venue will be sent via joining instructions to the delegate and nominating manager by the LSCB Training Administrator. Delegates must only attend where confirmation has been received.

How are training courses quality assured and the impact evaluated?

The LSCB Framework and Principles for Safeguarding Children Training (PDF 516 KB) sets out our position on the quality assurance and evaluation of the impact of training.

At the end of each course, attendees are given a Training Transfer handout bespoke to that course which will enable putting learning into practice.

The LSCB also welcome general feedback on the outcomes of training – with information on how practice has changed and outcomes for children and young people improved as a result of the training. Please send this to

Who facilitates the training?

The training courses are facilitated by a variety of individual trainers, some are employed by the various partner agencies within the LSCB and others are independent and private training organisations.  All training providers go through an approval process and courses are routinely observed for quality assurance purposes.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of training courses with less than 48 hours’ notice, where cover can not be found, will be charged. The only exception to this is candidate sickness on the day.  You may find it helpful to identify a possible reserve candidate from amongst your colleagues in case of a need to cancel arises due to an emergency.

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Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children Board