Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board provides multi-agency safeguarding training courses for all staff from statutory, voluntary and independent agencies who work with children, young people, parents, families and vulnerable adults in Wiltshire. The NEW 2019 Multi Agency Safeguarding Training Brochure can be found HERE

What Training is Right for Me?

The WSCB has determined that all those working with children, young people and/or parents/carers must access training in child protection and safeguarding. This should include training as part of their agency induction and refresher training at least every three years. The exception to this guidance is for Designated Leads in Education settings who are required to attend refresher training every two years.

The WSCB recommends that those members of the workforce who predominantly work with children, young people and/or parent/carers, or who have specialist responsibilities or designated responsibility for child protection, or are operational managers involved in child protection should receive suitable safeguarding training for their roles.

There are changes to the 2019 training programme that include a new ‘Child Protection for DSLs in Education’.  This replaces the old Advanced Child Protection training.  The course previously called Foundation Child Protection training has been revised and is called Working Together a Shared Responsibility’.  This is to reflect the importance of multi agency working  in safeguarding children.  The new ‘Specialist Advanced Practitioner Training’ replaces the old Advanced Child Protection training for all practitioners who require advanced training but do not work in educational settings.

Key information for head teachers and governing bodies

The information HERE identifies what schools need to do to comply with current statutory guidance and local best practice.  This includes information and guidance on safeguarding and child protection training requirements.

For information about all safeguarding training available to Wiltshire schools Training Guidance for schools 18-19 FINAL219


Booking for all WSCB e-learning and classroom training is via the Virtual College learning management system.  Please CLICK HERE to access the booking system. If you already have an account you can log in and open requested learning tab. If you do not have an account click on register and follow the instructions.

Instructions on how to apply for face to face training can be downloaded here.

For information on the levels of training and to find out what training courses are relevant to your job role, please see the course descriptors.

Please apply for one course date only. Applying for a course does not automatically reserve a place on that course. Once you have applied for a place you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application. This is not a confirmation of a place on the course.

Training calendar Jan 2019 – Dec 2019 (face to face courses)

Click the following link to view WSCB Training Courses – WSCB Courses 2019 

Click the following link to view WSCB Training Courses – WSCB Courses 2020

Allocation of training places

Once you have applied for a place we will contact you to confirm your place on the course. This process is to ensure that the right people are on the right course pre-requisites have been fulfilled


Anyone working within Wiltshire with children, young people and families, in the statutory or voluntary and community sector may apply for any WSCB training courses.  For staff whose organisations contribute to the WSCB budget, places will be free of charge. For those who do not contribute, fees will be charged at the following rate:
£75 per person for half-day training
£100 per person for a full-day course
E-learning courses are FREE of charge

Cancellation Policy

Any delegate failing to attend a course or cancelling a place without 10 working days notice will incur the following charges:

£75 for a one day course and £50 for a half day course.

For all queries regarding the training programme please contact wscbtraining@wiltshire.gov.uk

For technical difficulties in accessing your Virtual College account please contact learnersupport@virtual-college.co.uk