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Safeguarding Children Training Courses

Working Together to Safeguard Children - The Bradford Partnership provides a range of multi-agency training courses both face to face and via e-learning to meet the needs of professionals and volunteers working with children and young people in the Bradford District.


Information about Safeguarding Children training courses and how to book a place is provided below:


Please click the relevant link below to  log in/create an account and use the search field in the top right hand corner to find the course you wish to book on. Please note to access the course booking system you will need to use an up to date Internet Explorer browser 10 or above or Google Chrome.

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Please note – external users will need to sign up/sign into their account before being able to view accurate places available as each course is set into allocations for the individual agencies so will only show once it knows where you work. If the course date you want is full you can email us at to be placed on the waiting list. Most of our courses run from 9.30am to 4.30pm, with registration from 9am and our half day courses 9.30am to 12.30pm. This will be stated on the course flyer and confirmation email. Please ensure you can attend the whole course prior to booking.

The demand for places on training courses is high and we want to make sure every place booked is a place used. We incur costs in order to provide courses and need to be assured that we are spending our budget wisely. A cancellation charge will be applied for all places unless:

  • Notice of the need to cancel the place has been received by the Training Administrator (by email or telephone) at least 5 working days prior for ½ and 1 day courses or at least 10 working days prior for 2 day courses.
  • You/your agency have identified a suitable substitute to attend in your place.

Please see our FAQ document for further details and charges (PDF)

For any queries, please contact:

Michelle Jones

Training Administrator

12th -13th September 2022

17th and 18th October 2022

16th and 17th November 2022

This 2 day training course is run on consecutive days. The SAAF course is designed to help those working closely with children make analysis of the level of harm suffered or likely to be suffered by the child; the risk of re-abuse or likelihood of future harm; and the prospects for successful intervention in cases that professionals find complex.

The focus of the SAAF is on analysis and decision making and enabling practitioners to evidence the rational underpinning their recommendations and decisions.

The course incorporates:

•Knowledge (practice wisdom and up to date research findings);
•Skills development (core skills of observation, listening, interviewing, recording, gathering information, analysis, reporting, decision making, planning, intervention, reviewing and evaluation); and
•Values and related skills (working with all children and young people, parents and carers, family members and other professionals - recognising and valuing diversity and difference


Jude McDonald - Designated Nurse - Safeguarding (LAC)

Sue Thompson - Trainer

To register please go here (Once registered/logged in please click on the events tab)

12th October, 9.30-12noon

30th November 2022, 9.30-12.30

24th January 2022, 9.30 - 12.30pm

For those professionals who work with caseloads of children and young people with complex health needs – and who already understand the increased safeguarding risks disabled children and their families ‘face’ - striking the balance between Effective Support and Respectful Challenge can be a daily professional dilemma – working on and in the margins.

This is a 3-hour workshop designed to give staff in universal services an insight into the issues which are specific to safeguarding disabled children.


  • Learning from Serious Case Reviews
  • Recognising why the risk factors for child abuse are increased for disabled children.
  • Discussing some potential signs of abuse
  • Knowing how to respond when you have a safeguarding concern
  • Effective support and respectful challenge
  • Exploring good practice tools

Trainer - Jackie Bateman

To register please go here (Once registered/logged in please click on the events tab)

29th September 2022, 9.30am - 4.30pm

7th February 2023, 9.30am - 4.30pm

This course aims to help professionals understand the full effect of sexual abuse on children and the developing adult. It will also offer an opportunity to explore this very difficult, complicated, emotive, complex, sensitive area of child protection and will offer straight forward advice as to how to manage and cope with this difficult issue. Understanding the effects of child sexual abuse on child development and brain development will help the professional to cope with disclosures both verbal and non verbal and help to understand the coping mechanisms and behaviour that the children develop as survival techniques.

This course will explore and explain the rules involved in managing disclosures, talking to parents and working together with other agencies.

Trainer - Jenni Whitehead

To register please go here (Once registered/logged in please click on the events tab)

2nd November 2022, 9.30-4.30pm

20th February 2023, 9.30-4.30pm

Details of Training: To facilitate discussion and address concerns about working with families who are partially compliant or deliberately mislead agencies and also consider lessons from practice, research and Serious Case/Child Practice Reviews regarding the implications for work to safeguard children in these families.

To gain further understanding of patterns of behaviour that indicate deception and risk and increase ability to assess risk to children living in families where they may be hidden from professional view.

This course will also develop skills to identify and challenge deliberate avoidance and misrepresentation.

Trainer - Ruth Pearson

To register please go here (Once registered/logged in please click on the events tab)


Monday 28th November - 2.30 - 4.30pm

This session aims to  discuss how to recognise and  respond to paediatric dental  neglect, including  the need for multi-agency working.  It will also  explore the impact  dental neglect  has  on  children,  young people and their families. By the end of the session participants  should:

  • Be able to define  dental  neglect and be aware
  • Be aware of a child’s basic oral  health needs and  the oral health  status of children in  Bradford
  • Be aware of  how  to recognise and respond  to  dental neglect

Trainer:  Dr Frankie Soldani - Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry

To register please go here (Once registered/logged in please click on the events tab)

Monday 19th September - 9.30 - 12.30pm

Wednesday 12th October - 1 - 4pm

Friday 2nd December - 9.30 - 12.30

Tuesday 6th December - 9.30 - 12.30

Multi agency training designed for any partner agencies involved in the child protection process. The training will cover when to initiate a strategy discussion, professional’s roles when attending child protection conferences, core groups and/or work with children on child protection plans.  This will also include:

  • consider the purpose of the conference
  • review the role & responsibility of child protection chair
  • your role as a safeguarding partner
  • implementing a child protection plan
  • meet other professionals & agencies
  • networking / Q&A

To register please go here (Once registered/logged in please click on the events tab)

Tuesday 30th August 2022 - 9 - 12.30pm

Are you perplexed ? 

  • Do you understand Perplexing Presentations / Factitious fabricated illness, are you aware of new guidance?
  • Do you feel confident in making / assessing a referral on PP/ FII
  • Do you feel confident enough to express your opinion in a safeguarding meeting about possible FII?
  • Are you able to challenge decisions making with regard to risk for children?

This is a Professional Practice session on PP / FII Aimed at: Frontline Practitioners all agencies:

The session is based upon effective multi-agency working and case discussion. Case discussions will form the basis of multi-agency conversations about risk using current practice methods.


Dr Ruth Skelton - Designated Dr SG Bradford district

DS Chantel Markham -

Traci Taylor - Principal Social Worker & Service Manager for The                       Workforce Learning Service

To register please go here (Once registered/logged in please click on the events tab)