Training Programme

Training Update March 2020

Following the Government announcement about new measures being put in place to manage the coronavirus outbreak, Darlington Borough Council has taken the decision to close a number of its venues.  As a result this will affect all booked training sessions.  Darlington Safeguarding Partnership has taken the decision to cancel all training sessions from today until 30th April 2020 as a minimum. 

We will be closely monitoring the developments and will keep you updated.  We are making attempts to contact all delegates booked onto the cancelled sessions.

In the meantime, if you would like to access the Level 1 child or adult Safeguarding training, you can do this by accessing our e-learning packages as below. 

Level 1 Child Safeguarding Awareness Workbook [Word Document]

Level 1 Adult Safeguarding Alerter Workbook [Word Document]

Other e-learning packages are available for you to access, click on this link to access. 

Darlington Borough Council Training Directory

In addition you may find additional 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 from Darlington Safeguarding Partnership will involve sharing knowledge about how to recognise issues, develop confidence in sharing information with other agencies, and awareness of some of the challenges presented by multi-agency working as well as the real benefits for 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.

To book a place on training please contact:

The training programme is underpinned by the DSP Training Strategy which 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.