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.

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.


Strategy and Evaluation

The LSCB has a Learning and Development framework in place and a core component is the learning from front line practice through case audit and reviews into cases.

The LSCB has a multi-agency LSCB Training Strategy 2017 -18 that provides information on the standards and levels of training appropriate for staff working with children, young people and their families.

Key Partnerships