Training Programme

Training Update for COVID-19 - Updated August 2020

We are continuing to closely monitor the developments relating to COVID-19, noting updates and advice given by the UK Government, and other UK public bodies.  Darlington Safeguarding Partnership would like to thank you for your patience during this time.  Whilst we continue to cancel all face to face training sessions, we are carrying out Virtual Teams Training Sessions and have evaluated our training programme to complement this.

Any delegates who were previously booked onto cancelled sessions due to COVID-19 can now view and book onto our Virtual Training Programme (2nd Edition) below.

Whilst we understand not everyone has the ability or facilities to attend Virtual Teams meetings, you can still access our e-learning packages for Level 1 child or adult Safeguarding. 

Level 1 Child Safeguarding Awareness Workbook [Word Document]

Level 1 Adult Safeguarding Alerter Workbook [Word Document]

Additional e-learning packages are available for you to access. Click e-learning packages

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Training

Training from Darlington Safeguarding Partnership will involve sharing knowledge about how to recognise concerns, develop confidence in sharing information with other agencies, awareness of some of the challenges presented by multi-agency working as well as the real benefits for working together to safeguard children and adults.

The training programme aims to provide a balanced mix of participants on the courses and workshops, and fully promotes multi-agency working. The programme provides valuable opportunities for practitioners to come together in a stimulating and safe environment, to share knowledge and experience, and to build those relationships that promote the well being and safety of children, young people and adults across Darlington.  The programme is updated to reflect any local learning identified through reviews and quality assurance activity. 

To book a place on training please contact:

Darlington Borough Council Training Directory

In addition to multi-agency training, you may find alternative training and e-learning sessions on offer through Darlington Borough Council.  To access details, click on the link below to access the training directory.

Darlington Borough Council Training Directory [external link]

Training Strategy

The training programme is underpinned by the DSP Training Strategy which outlines our commitment to the delivery of training to agencies and is designed to support agencies and practitioners with an aim to increase skills and knowledge across the workforce. Training Strategy [PDF Document]

If you have an enquiry for training or have additional/specialist training requirements please contact the Safeguarding Partnership Business Unit at: or alternatively telephone: 01325 406452

Charging Policy

A charging policy is in place for all Safeguarding Partnership training courses.

Any organisation or group that does not contribute to the Safeguarding Partnership Budget will be charged when a member of staff attends a Safeguarding Partnership training course.

Details of the charges that apply are outlined in the charging policy and depend upon which agency/ organisation you work for.