Concerned about an adult?

01454 868007 ‐ Monday to Friday 9am ‐ 5pm

01454 615165 ‐ Out of hours and at weekends

In an emergency please ring 999

Concerned about a child?

01454 866000 ‐ Monday to Thursday 9am ‐ 5pm

01454 866000 ‐ Friday 9am ‐ 4.30pm

01454 615165 ‐ Out of hours and at weekends

In an emergency please ring 999

Training and events

Staff from all agencies can book on courses by using South Gloucestershire Council’s self-serve Learning & Development website:

South Gloucestershire Learning and Development Services

Training Brochure

Inter-agency safeguarding children training

  • Introduction to Child Protection
  • Advanced Child Protection
  • Advanced Child Protection Update
  • Raising Awareness of Exploitation: A Contextual Safeguarding Approach
  • Working with Parents through Child Exploitation
  • Working with victims of Child Exploitation: Skills and Practice
  • Domestic Abuse Training for those working with adults and children
  • FGM awareness
  • Safeguarding Disabled Children
  • Capturing the Views and Wishes of Disabled Children
  • Human trafficking and modern slavery
  • Safer recruitment
  • Signs of Safety Two Day Introduction
  • Signs of Safety: Awareness
  • Signs of Safety in Practice for Partners

More details can be found on the Learning and Development website.

Safeguarding children e-learning

    • Level 2 Safeguarding Children
    • Understanding Domestic Abuse
    • Modern Slavery & Trafficking
    • Working with children with learning difficulties and disabilities
    • Early Child Development Foundation
    • E-Safety
    • Understanding the impact of the trio of vulnerabilities
    • Self Harm
    • Female Genital Mutilation
    • Safeguarding in Education
    • Safer Recruitment
    • Level One Safeguarding Everyone
    • Equality and Diversity in Social Care
    • Inclusive Behaviour and Unconscious Bias
    • Radicalisation and Extremism
    • Managing Challenging Conversations

    You can now self-register for many of these modules via this link: Registration – Enable (

    If you need support or advice on accessing the e-modules, you can email the council Workforce Development Team’s general in-box at:

Safeguarding Bitesize Sessions

  • Bitesize Exploitation Workshop (45 minutes)
  • Bitesize Thresholds Workshop (1 hour)
  • Safeguarding children who do not live at home (45 minutes)
  • Bitesize MARAC workshop (45 Minutes)
  • Bitesize ICON workshop (1 hour) – book here

Single-agency training

Agencies and work-setting can buy in safeguarding children or safeguarding adults training specifically for their own staff group, using a trainer that is approved by the relevant Safeguarding Board. Enquiries about this option can be sent to:

Best Start in Life Knowledge and Skills Toolkit

This toolkit was developed through close engagement with partners to identify relevant resources. It is not intended to be prescriptive; individual partners and organisations can decide which, if any, of the development opportunities are appropriate for their staff teams. We hope you can make use of the Toolkit to both support and develop your workforce, so they can continue to provide the Best Start for Life for children, young people and families in South Gloucestershire.

Access the toolkit here Best Start in Life Framework Knowledge and Skills Toolkit

Please could you complete this brief MS Form, when you have used the toolkit, so that we can better understand how you are using this tool and what could be improved.

Online Resources for Families

Parents, carers and family members living in South Gloucestershire have free access to expertly designed online learning and resources on nurturing emotional health and wellbeing so that our children can thrive as kind, sociable and emotionally aware people throughout their lives. For the full details and information on how to access the online learning, please visit:

and enter our exclusive South Gloucestershire ACCESS Code: CONCORDE.


Details on charges are available via the council’s Learning & Development website.