Welcome to the Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) and Newcastle Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) e-learning site, developed in conjunction with the Safeguarding e-Academy. The NSCB, NSAB and partner agencies are committed to the continuous learning and development of all staff and volunteers working with children, young people, adults and families in Newcastle. Through this site you will be able to view, select and receive immediate access to a range of e-learning opportunities.
Safeguarding Adults training is free to all agencies working in Newcastle.
Safeguarding Children training is free to NSCB Board Member Organisations, including Newcastle Child-minders, Foster Carers and Nurseries.
Profit making organisations are not entitled to free training, in which case, please use our online training catalogue to purchase training which you find relevant:
If you are from a Partner Agency of NSCB or are from a voluntary and community organisation please register for free training:
(All registrations are monitored - if you are not entitled to free training we will be notified and you will be charged accordingly.)
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Course Catalogue - General Course
Basic Awareness of Child and Adult Sexual Exploitation
Course Catalogue - Safeguarding Children Courses
This course is designed to explain what sexual exploitation is and to help learners identify the vulnerability factors. Upon completion, learners should be able to recognise the signs and indicators of sexual exploitation, understand the importance of multi-agency working and the safeguarding frameworks in place to manage concerns of sexual exploitation, and act appropriately if they have a concern.
Collaborative Working: A Whole Family Approach
This course will give learners an understanding of the impact of whole family working and the key principles of whole family intervention. The course discusses the concept of early help and why we need to work in a different way. Most importantly, learners will find out how they can change the lives of families by working together.
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - 3 versions available:
Introduction - suitable for caretakers, crossing patrol staff, dining room staff in schools
Foundation - aimed at those people who have occasional, indirect or short periods of contact with children; gives comprehensive information as well as what to do if a child discloses abuse
Core - suitable for everyone who works directly with children and young people, including frontline professionals. This course covers a variety of child protection and safeguarding children issues and is suitable for anyone who regularly comes into contact with children or who may be asked to contribute to the assessment of children in need. The course aims to inform about the various types of abuse and neglect that can happen to a child and then explain what you must do if you suspect a child is being abused or neglected.
Safeguarding Children from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation
The average age of children becoming sexually exploited is 11-13 years. This course is recommended for anyone who comes into contact with any young person and aims to raise awareness of vulnerability factors in order to assist with early intervention and prevention.
Safeguarding Children Refresher
It is a statutory requirement for anyone who works with children to update their knowledge of legislation and guidance and maintain the ability to act on concerns regarding the safety and welfare of children and young people. The government guidance suggests that refresher training should take place every three years. The course aims to inform about the various types of abuse or
neglect that can happen to a child and then explain what you must do if you suspect a child is being abused or neglected.
Awareness of Domestic Violence
This e-learning course is suitable for any worker who is in regular contact or works regularly with children, young people and their families. The course will raise your awareness of the issues surrounding domestic violence particularly for those workers that come into contact with survivors.
Hidden Harm - The Effects of Parental Problem Substance Use on Children
This course is designed for anyone who works with children young people and their families. The course aims to raise awareness of the issues affecting the children of problem substance users. It helps the learner to spot the signs of harm and identify appropriate windows of opportunity to break the cycle and safeguard the child.
Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
The course contains an overview of the national and local agenda in relation to children with disabilities, basic knowledge of the range of protection needs of disabled children and information on how you can enable them to communicate about their experiences and provide support.
The aim of this module is to increase awareness of the main issues around early child development. By providing learners with a better understanding of the key issues in order for them to be able to develop their work in a way that improves outcomes for parents and children.
An Introduction to Integrated Working (The Early Help Assessment / Lead Professional / Information Sharing)
This basic awareness course is made up of three learning objectives: the Early Help Assessment, information sharing and the role of the lead professional. The course will give you an in depth understanding of these topic areas so that you can confidently discuss the concepts with families, should you need to. It will provide underpinning knowledge for lead professionals or practitioners, prior to face to face training.
Information Sharing Level 2
This course complements the introductory module within our highly success "Integrated Working CAF" course and covers many work based scenarios to help the learner practice their understanding of this very important element of Integrated Working.
Think Safe, Be Safe, Stay Safe
Course Catalogue - Safeguarding Adults Courses
This module will help you understand the signs of abuse and neglect and understand when and who to report concerns to. This module is aimed at young people aged 11-18 years who work with children or other young people, for example as a young volunteer, peer mentor or babysitter.
This module is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with adults at risk of abuse in the community, in a person’s own home, in a hospital, in a day care or residential setting. The training outlines the signs, indicators, definitions and types of abuse including unintentional harm, and it is explained what to do if you have any concerns.
Mental Capacity Act
This module is aimed at anyone who provides care and support for vulnerable people or adults at risk. The module aims to increase awareness of the principles outlined in the Act and to increase understanding of the impact that the Act will have on staff roles and the delivery of care.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
This module is aimed at everyone working in health and social care that makes decisions for people who may lack capacity and who require knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and, specifically, the issue of deprivation of liberty safeguards (often shortened to DOLS). It provides an introduction to DOLS, why they are used, and the process to follow in order to ensure best practice.