Multi-agency training and development for staff helps them to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

In partnership with the Derby Safeguarding Children Board, we provide a range of courses for agencies and practitioners working in Derbyshire and Derby City.

The purpose of multi-agency training is to help practitioners achieve the following:

  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues across organisational boundaries.
  • Understand each others roles and responsibilities.
  • Know what services are available locally for children and families.
  • Share knowledge and expertise.
  • Understand how different agencies operate.
  • Recognise the value of multi-disciplinary working in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Our training validation scheme, details of approved training agencies and our latest training directory (September 2015 to March 2016) are available to download from the related documents section.

If you have any queries regarding our training courses, or an application please contact the children's training team:

Email: or
Telephone: 01629 531933


We have also produced a number of e-learning modules on private fostering and serious case review (SCR) themes.

Safeguarding e-learning package

The safeguarding e-learning package is aimed at level 1, level 2 staff, volunteers, parents or young people. The course takes about an hour to complete and is free. On successful completion of the assessment you can print off a certificate.

The course is a useful starting point to help you understand key safeguarding issues and what to do if you have concerns about a child or young person.

You will need to have Adobe Flash installed on your computer in order to view this e-learning. You can access the e-learning package from the training courses and events pages of the Derby Safeguarding Children Board website.

Conferences and seminars

Details of forthcoming conferences and seminars will be added to the news section of our website.

Related documents

Our documents are published in either Portable Document Format (PDF) or Microsoft Word format. If you have any problems accessing any of our documents, please contact us.