Training for multi-agency staff

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak there is no face-to-face training planned until further notice, however we will be offering some live training courses via Zoom or Microsoft Teams- see below for details. All our online courses are available as normal, free to all organisations working with Southwark residents.

The Southwark Safeguarding Children Partnership and the Southwark Safeguarding Adults Board provide free training aimed at all staff, volunteers and community leaders who work directly with children, parents and carers, and vulnerable adults.

Our multi-agency approach to training promotes universally shared knowledge, learning and best practice, and maintains a collaborative and well informed borough-wide workforce.

Our training programme

Below is our current programme of courses being delivered live online. Click on the headings to be redirected to My Learning Source for more information and booking details. All our anytime online courses are also available as normal.

Adult Safeguarding Level 3: 6th July. Live course delivered via Zoom.

Child Safeguarding Level 3: 14th July or 4th September. Delivered via Microsoft Teams.

Barnardos Night Watch Training: 2nd or 13th July. Delivered via Zoom. This workshop aims to help staff, particularly those working in the night-time economy, to recognise and protect children from CSE at night. More information, including details of how to book, can be found in the attached flyer.

Serious Youth Violence Level 2. 15th July or 9th September. Delivered via Zoom. Includes knife crime.

Suicide and Self-Harm. 23rd July or 3rd September. Course delivered via Microsoft Teams. To enable attendees to better understand the reasons behind self-harm and suicide, and take a positive approach to supporting people.

Booking your placeMLS logo

All agencies providing services to people in Southwark are able to access free safeguarding training via My Learning Source. Here you can view available face-to-face courses and book your place online, or make use of the many e-learning packages.  

Organisation not yet registered with My Learning Source?

  1. Go to
  2. Once you are on the login page, click on 'Support and Login Instructions', read through the information in the pop-up, then click 'Register my Organisation'
  3. Once the organisation registration form has been completed and submitted to us, a member of the team will check and verify to grant access. You will then be notified within 72 hours by email.

Don't have a My Learning Source Account?

  1. Your organisation will need to be registered, as per the instructions above. 
  2. Anyone from a registered organisation can then create their own account by selecting 'Create new account' on the login screen here.  

If you have any problems accessing MyLearningSource, or have other questions about training, please email

Useful references and information

Radicalisation and Prevent duty training at the e-Academy
or search Prevent at The Virtual College

The Children Act 2004
Children's Workforce Development Council Induction Standards 2006
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
The Munro Review of Child Protection 2011.
Intercollegiate document- roles and competencies for healthcare staff 2019