Sandwell Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) has a statutory responsibility to ensure that appropriate training on safeguarding and promoting welfare for children and young people is provided in Sandwell in order to meet local needs.

Our training is aimed at professionals working in all organisations involving children, young people and their families. The Learning & Development sub group devised the catalogue to support locally identified needs and priorities identified from case file audits, local (as well as national) serious case reviews, child death reviews learning reviews and key inspection findings.

Since April 2016 Sandwell has joined with Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton  LSCB’s to offer and deliver topic based courses across the Black Country through an amalgamated training programme.

All courses are still booked via our online booking system Sandwell Learning Pool please make a note of the course venue as the course may be delivered in various locations across the Black Country.

Please be aware there is no statutory requirement for Safeguarding Boards to deliver basic or awareness raising training courses therefore it is expected that all delegates will have completed these courses within their agencies prior to accessing any of the courses in this catalogue.

At a minimum all delegates must have completed Safeguarding Level 1. There is a list of providers who have been quality assured by SSCB L&D Sub Group to deliver this training, to request a copy of this list please email (this course will not be funded by SSCB).

Alternatively there is an eLearning module available on Artemis for support/queries regarding artemis please email

Strategy and Evaluation

The Learning and Development Strategy covers both the training provided by single agencies to their own staff, and multi-agency training where staff from different agencies train together in line with statutory guidance: Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015.

The Training and Evaluation 2016 (2) explains how we assess our training effectiveness. It is important to understand whether delegates are using the knowledge they have acquired during their day to day activities.

Key Partnerships