Training for Education

For academic year 21/22 training details – please see email’s sent to all DSL’s in Wakefield.

For Education specific Basic Level and Safer Working Practices training please contact WSCP on

Are you also taking advantage of the high quality, free, multi agency training on offer here in Wakefield?!

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For CPD options please see; training links/videos at the bottom of this page (includes Mental Health training), the FREE multi agency training offer, the 7 min guides in the Resources section, health and wellbeing networks and info below;

There is a wealth of FREE virtual multi agency recorded training including;

Prevent (30 mins)/Seen and Heard (1 hr) – sexual abuse, trauma, disclosures/Staff Wellbeing in Education (17 mins)/ An Intro to County Lines (45 mins)/ Risk, Resilience and Relationships – Safeguarding Adolescents (30 mins)/Online Safety videos (5 mins) /Domestic Abuse and Covid 19 (35 mins)/ Trauma Informed Practice/ Intro to the Resilience Framework (25mins)/Safeguarding SEND children (30mins)/Motorway of Wellness (16mins)/ Pornography- research and resources (45 mins) and much much more!! (please remember to issue an emotional health warning and be prepared to provide support to staff if required)

DSL’s are also strongly advised to view the  FREE Wakefield Neglect Toolkit presentation and Early Help assessment/SMART planning.

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We no longer refer to levels of training for education staff. All staff need basic training, plus Safer Working Practice training and DSL’s need advanced training plus Prevent. Anyone involved in Recruitment is advised to do Safer Recruitment training.

Basic Awareness local, education specific safeguarding training should be refreshed for ALL school staff (compare sign in sheet to full staff list) every 2 years. Available as a recording. Contact Please also update staff regularly in staff briefings etc. and note this in your safeguarding training file. See Read More.

Safer Working Practices 1 hr available as a recording – contact All staff to do every 2 years.

FREE recorded multi agency training offer . Can be used at any time or to top up certain topics.

DSL Designated Safeguarding Lead Training -Advanced. This is refreshed every 2 years, with evidence of at least annual updates, through forums, additional courses, reading emails etc. Courses do fill quickly so please book in plenty of time. Initial DSL training in Wakefield is a 2 day course. Refresher DSL training is 1 day course, repeated every 2 years following the initial course. DSL’s are also strongly encouraged to do 1 day ‘Working Together – a shared responsibility’ (this can be done immediately alongside the initial DSL course or in the year in between DSL refresher courses) and ‘Signs of Safety/assessing for early help’ courses (please speak to your schools link hub worker for support and see the recording on Early Help Assessment/SMART planning). DSL’s will also need Prevent training – available online through multi agency program or Home Office – see useful links. Please do not use e learning DSL training as your main DSL course, objectives cannot be fully nor effectively covered at this level by this type of course alone. See Read More.

FREE DSL forums – replaced in the short term by recorded training sessions.

FREE Mental Health/Suicide training –  ask your CAMHS FIM practitioner/ see Useful links below/ multi agency training / Eventbrite website – search Wakefield Mental Health. Please see  Senior mental health lead training – GOV.UK (

FREE Online Bullying/Safety training – see useful links

Governor training – see Wakefield Traded Services website/ contact for full governor body training.

Safer Recruitment – See Wakefield Traded Services website

FREE Signs of Safety/assessing for early help – for DSL’s in the school working with families and attending Early help/TAS meetings. Please speak to you schools link hub worker/ see Early help assessment/ SMART planning recordings.

FREE Multi agency – including Prevent/Allegations against Staff (for head teachers and chair of governors)/ Working Together-A Shared Responsibility/ Online safety and cyber bullying/Domestic Abuse/Criminal Exploitation/Impact of Porn etc. etc. see Multi Agency Training/ Recorded sessions.

FREE LAC (CIC) teacher training – See Read More

FREE Contextual/Extra Familial Safeguarding;

FREE Bereavement training for school staff;

FREE Trauma and ACES training;

FREE Prevent training;

Harmful Sexual Behaviour HSB training – see useful links

Schools Wellbeing. Health Improvement link – Peter Ward. 01924 303722/07785 243613

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Basic Awareness

As Safeguarding is such a vital part of everyone’s role, ALL school staff should receive focused education specific basic awareness training which is regularly updated. There is an expectation that staff receive regular updates. Local advice is that there should be full focused training session every 2 years with DSL team topping up staff in year in between/providing regular staff briefings etc.

Objectives of the basic awareness training are:

  • Define safeguarding and abuse in a school context and recognise Trauma Informed Practice.
  • Name and define the categories of abuse and recognise current signs and indicators
  • Identify vulnerable groups and current issues. (for example Mental Health Issues, Domestic Abuse,  HBA, Safeguarding Issues outside the home e.g. online safety, radicalisation, CSE, CCE, Peer on Peer)
  • Consider lessons learnt for schools in Serious Cases.
  • State how to respond to concerns using school policy and procedures – safeguarding, whistleblowing, code of conduct (including best practice – disclosures, recording and information sharing)
  • Consider the local Wakefield picture.

 This is takes approximately 2.5 – 3 hrs.

All are welcome to attend this course but please bear in mind there is specific strategic Governor training available see below.

DSLs  / Headteachers and other senior staff are expected to keep up to date with basic awareness training.

If DSL’s are delivering this level of training in house please consult the TNA provided by Vicki Maybin before design and delivery to ensure appropriate objectives are covered. The advisor is also available for support and Quality Assurance if needed. Please also ensure that you are hitting the recognised national minimum standards for safeguarding training – available from the Advisor.

Safeguarding – Let’s not hit the target but miss the point!

Due to the subject matter sessions MUST take place in a private area, that is not in an area where pupils or other staff members may walk through.

Having a copy of your safeguarding policy, code of conduct, whistle blowing and recording forms available on the day will assist in message giving to staff.

Everyone needs to clearly see the projector screen.

Projector, screen, speakers are likely to be required.

Safeguarding Advisor for Education – Vicki Maybin

Business Team
Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP)
Room 236 County Hall
Bond Street

WSCP Multi Agency Recorded Training

This is through the Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP). This is free and available for staff at any time.

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Recorded learning can be used in the year in between specific school focused training.

 If there are any issues please contact the Safeguarding Training  Team:

For national providers offering FREE online courses in Prevent, Anti bullying, Mental Health – see useful links

DSL Training

This must happen every 2 years with regular updates in between (in the form of self reading/ noting emails sent by advisor/ attending DSL forums/multi agency training etc).  DSL training is booked through Wakefield Traded Services.  Due to high demand for courses please do not book onto DSL training every year.

It is strongly advised that all DSL’s also attend Working Together – A Shared Responsibility, and it is necessary to attend Prevent training, these are available through the free multi agency program;

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DSL’s will also want to consider other courses on offer through the free multi agency program including Wakefield Neglect toolkit/ SMART planning/ Technology and cyber bullying/ Mental Health Issues/Domestic Abuse/Criminal Exploitation/ Sexual development of adolescents/ Contributing to case conferences etc.

At DSL level please reflect on any course and write a short action plan to be filed in your safeguarding training evidence folder. AS MULTI AGENCY RECORDED COURSES DO NOT PROVIDE A CERTIFICATE.

Please ensure you always have DSL cover in school – i.e. do not have all DSL’s out of school on the same course!

If it has been well over 2 years since DSL training, and you have not kept up to date by other means, please redo the initial DSL course. However if you are only a few months overdue please book onto the next available refresher course, this will not be a problem if you have kept up to date in between courses with forums, reading emails etc.

Please book in plenty of time as DSL courses do fill quickly. Please book by clicking here any issues please ring 01977 721522.

In certain circumstances DSL refresher courses can be delivered at your school/academy trust. Please contact for further details. However schools are encouraged to book through Traded Services as this gives the opportunity to learn from other schools as well as the trainer.

Do not use E Learning training for this level of course, DSL objectives cannot be fully nor effectively covered by this type of training.

DSL Forums; in the short term these are replaced with the multi agency recorded training sessions.

To be held at a host school, topics and booking details to be announced via email and newsletters.

Past forum topics have included Drug Services, HSB panel, Prevent, CSE, CCE and County Lines, Dealing with Suicide, Young Gamblers, Contextual Safeguarding Network, Domestic Abuse, Young Carers.

Governor Training

Please see Wakefield Traded Services webpage.

For full governing body training at your school please contact This is a 2.5 hr course.

Safer Recruitment

Please see traded services webpage

SMART planning/Prevent etc.

Please see recordings/multi-agency training programme

Allegations Against Staff training

For headteachers (who are named as the case manager in statutory guidance).  Please see multi agency/recorded training programme

NB for school specific guidance please see useful links.

Additional or periodic training

Half day face to face training or day conferences are occasionally held in response to current issues, open to all staff. In the past this has included Suicide awareness, CSE awareness and Domestic Abuse DASH risk assessment. There is also the WSCP Conferences and Safeguarding Week.

Promoted via email and WSCP E – bulletin.

Looked After Children CIC Teacher Training

Training contact – The Virtual School
01924 303487

Contact us

01924 306497

Business Team
Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP)
Room 236 County Hall
Bond Street

Safeguarding Advisor for Education – Vicki Maybin


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