Children's training team (safeguarding)

Our focus is to provide training and development opportunities including Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board training for all people who work with or offer services to children and young adults.

We aim to increase the skills and knowledge required by workers to provide high quality services. Based at our Denby Depot the we have trainers experienced in social care and safeguarding. Our courses are free for delegates working or volunteering in Derbyshire and can be accessed by all practitioners working with children and younger adults. However there are a few courses which are for specific groups only, so please read the target audience section in the course descriptions carefully to make sure the course is suitable for you.

Safeguarding training should be refreshed every two years for those with a designated safeguarding role or responsibility and every three years for everyone else working with children and young people. However you do not have to keep taking the same safeguarding course but should choose other courses to help develop your skills and knowledge in this area. Ofsted and other inspecting or regulatory bodies look favourably on training records that show progression rather than repetition of the basics.

To apply for courses offered by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board please complete an application for a training course form (T4) and return it to:

Cathy Barrass
Denby Depot
Prospect Road

Tel: 01629 531933



As training is expensive and places are limited it is important that you notify Jackie Mee as soon as possible, if you are unable to attend, email: or tel: 01629 531452.

All our managers are notified of non-attendees on the day of training where prior notification has not been received. A cancellation fee will be charged if we do not receive prior notification of your inability to attend a course.

Special requirements

To help you to have a good learning experience it is important that you inform us in advance if you have any particular need such as loop system, support with written material etc.


Lunch is not provided and there are rarely kitchen facilities. However, drinks will be available through the duration of courses.

E-Learning programme

Derbyshire Safeguarding Children's Board also provides E-learning programmes for everyone who works with children, young people and their parents, carers and families. Please view our latest programme here:

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