Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board offers a range of training opportunities which are aimed to meet the diverse needs of staff at different levels. ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (HM Government, 2015) provides guidance in respect of the training and development of staff and volunteers to enable them to effectively safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Training courses are aimed at people working within the children and young people’s workforce or people who are in regular contact with children and young people. This includes paid staff and volunteers working in the statutory, voluntary, community and independent sectors.

Our training material is integrated from local and national case reviews. LSCB multi-agency courses will help you to network with people from different agencies.

LSCB courses are free of charge to all partner agencies and non-profit organisations in Lambeth.

What training is recommended for me?

Depending on the level of contact staff and volunteers have with children and their families and the type of work they undertake, we recommend various levels of training. The LSCB training matrix below shows recommendations according to the following groups:





Those who have infrequent contact with children, young people and/or parents/carers  who may become aware of possible abuse or neglect.

For example, librarians, GP receptionists, faith leaders, housing officers, community advice centre staff, grounds men, recreation assistants, environmental health officers.



Those in regular contact or have a period of intense but irregular contact, with children, young people and/or parents/carers including all health clinical staff, who may be in a position to identify concerns about maltreatment, including those that may arise from the use of CAF.

For example, housing, hospital staff, YOT staff and staff in secure settings, the police other than those in specialist child protection roles, sports development officers, disability specialists, faith groups, community youth groups, play scheme volunteers.



Members of the workforce who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.

For example, paediatricians, GPs, youth workers, those working in the early years sector, residential staff, midwives, school nurses, health visitors, sexual health staff, teachers, probation staff, sports club welfare officers, those working with adults in, for example, learning disability, mental health, alcohol and drug misuse services, those working in community play schemes.


Managers of staff who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers.

For example Managers of the staff in group 3 such as Managers of children centres or Managers of VCS organisations that offer child specific activities such as sports groups or mentoring organisations.

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