Training with HSCB

picture1Safeguarding Training

It is everyone’s responsibility to keep children safe.

The HSCB, in line with the Children Act 2004, sets minimum standards for the provision of all Child Protection Training across the children’s workforce (this covers the statutory, voluntary and private sectors)

Statutory agencies have a responsibility, under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004, to ensure that all relevant staff and volunteers are trained to the required level, and to provide refresher / update training.

Mandatory induction sessions, and single agency training sessions, are provided by all the HSCB Partner Agencies. Harrow SCB offers introductory remote desktop (E-learning)  safeguarding training for professionals who work with children and young people but have difficulty attending LSCB training.

The HSCB Pathway should assist you in identifying the appropriate level of child protection training for your role. The HSCB Training Pathway is currently under review and will be available shortly.

Please note that any training undertaken via the HSCB must only be done so with the agreement of your line manager.

HSCB Multi Agency Training Programme 2018-2019

The HSCB classroom training programme is for practitioners and volunteers who work predominately with, or who are in regular contact with, children and young people.

Please see the HSCB Multi-Agency Training Calendar for 2018-2019 here.

It is recommended that you have completed the level 1 and 2 remote desktop (E-learning) courses offered on the learning pool before commencing on multi-agency courses.

Please note, anyone wishing to apply for a HSCB Multi-Agency Training Course must ensure that they read (and understand) the Cancellation / Change of participant policy (see below), as your agency may be charged.

How to apply for a course

Online Course booking system:

To book onto HSCB Multi-Agency Safeguarding Training, you will need to apply/book online here.

Guide to booking courses on the Learning Pod

HSCB Safeguarding Learning and Development Guidance

HSCB recognises that agencies and sectors in Harrow commission and provide their own safeguarding children training for their own staff and volunteers.  We encourage that as good practice. As a Board, we have a responsibility to quality assure that training and its impact through our Learning and Development Sub committee and this document outlines our expectations for its standards. Please contact us if you have any queries.
Learning and Development Guidance

We also have an useful document Equality and Diversity in LSCB Training. This paper sets out the standards rhat we aspire to work towards when we plan and deliver training.
Equality and Diversity in LSCB Training

Useful information related to HSCB trainingpicture2

Multi-agency Safeguarding Training will continue to be free to organisations that financially contribute to the work of the Board and to Voluntary, Faith, Community and Residents organisations and groups who are not in receipt of a training grant or have a limited training budget. This is subject to negotiation with the Board Manager. Organisations who do not contribute to the LSCB budget will be expected to pay a fee per person per day. There is a charge for profit making organisations, agencies in receipt of a training grant, and Schools and Colleges in Harrow. Please see full fee structure below.

Information sessions and dissemination of SCRs are free.

Course Fee Structure
Attendance Charges Charges

(from Sept 2017)

Full day courses £100 / person
Half day courses and Level 2 Introduction to Working Together £60 / person
2 & 2 ½ hour Information Seminars Free
Organisations signed-up to the Annual Training Contract Free
Harrow Council employees; voluntary, faith bodies & charities Free
Partner agencies who provide funding to HSCB Free


Cancellations and non-attendance :

Course places are in high demand; if you are unable to attend it is vital that you or your manager contact the LSCB Administrator, we may be able to offer your place to someone on the waiting list. Please see cancellation and non-attendance charges below:

Cancellation and non-attendance fee Charges

(from Sept 2017)

More than 10 days notice – cancelled via Free
Less than 10 days notice by phone or email and without reasonable justification £50
For organisations signed-up to the Annual Training Contract: Less than 10 days notice/non-attendance £20

Emergency situations will be judged by HSCB on an individual basis and must be formally communicated by email to before the commencement of the course.

Individuals, agencies or organisations who do not adhere to HSCB’s Pricing and Cancellation Charge Policy may be excluded from future courses; this will be at the discretion of HSCB.

Closing date for applications:

Two weeks prior to the course date unless the course fills up before that date. This may vary on awareness raising seminars and workshops – check the LSCB website for exact details. Please ensure that you submit your application no later than this closing date. After the closing date all applicants will be shortlisted to ensure a multi-agency constitution.


Some courses require pre reading or even written exercises. We have introduced this in response to participants not being able to take as much time away from work training so it gives all participants a basic introduction to the subject area that is not covered in the session. If you are required to do pre-learning and do not do it the trainer may ask you not to proceed with the training day.

Is lunch provided?

Light refreshments (tea/coffee etc) will be provided. Please note that lunch will not be provided.

Do I get a qualification?

You will receive a certificate of attendance, which may prove a useful addition to any training portfolio you are maintaining. It is important to note that certificates will only be issued if the participant attends the full training session. If you leave early the facilitator may not provide you with a certificate. Duplicate certificates will only be issued to participants whose name appears on the course sign in sheet.

Disabilities or other special requirements:

If you are disabled, we want to make sure that you have all the necessary equipment and support to enjoy the day. Please let us know on booking so that we can make arrangements.

Timing of courses and attendance:

  • Unless otherwise stated, all full day courses start promptly at 9.30am and finish at approximately 4.30pm.
  • Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start time for coffee and registration.
  • Participants arriving more than 20 minutes late cause disruption to the course and will not be admitted.
  • In addition, all participants are expected to stay until the end of the course. Participants should not arrive at a course without previously booking a place. Facilitators will exercise discretion in terms of admittance.

If you have any comments, questions or queries about the work of the LSCB Learning and Development Team, the Training programme or individual courses, don’t hesitate to contact us via email



What to do if you are worried about a child. To discuss concerns or make a referral: