SheffieldSCB Virtual College

Self Registration

20 March 2019

Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board Self Registration Site

Welcome to the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) suite of e-learning, developed in conjunction with the Safeguarding Children e-Academy.

The Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board and partner organisations are committed to the continuous learning and development of all staff and volunteers working with children, young people and families in Sheffield and through this site you will be able to view, select and be given immediate access to a range of e-learning opportunities.


All courses are free of charge for staff and volunteers working within Sheffield based statutory, voluntary or not for profit organisations. Courses are also available at no cost to registered childminders in Sheffield. Other private/independent providers will be charged – for details of charges please contact : Safeguardingchildrentraining@sheffield.gov.uk or telephone 0114 2734530.


If you are a new user and would like to register for one of the courses detailed below please click Register

If you are an existing user and would like to access your account or select additional courses please click Login

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The e-learning courses currently available are:
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect – Core Version

This course is suitable for everyone who works directly with children and young people, including frontline professionals. This course covers a variety of child protection and safeguarding children issues and is suitable for anyone who regularly comes into contact with children or who may be asked to contribute to the assessment of children in need. The course aims to inform learners about the various types of abuse and neglect that can happen to a child and then explain what you must do if you suspect a child is being abused or neglected.
This course allows you to choose the legislation which applies to your country, should it be England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
A section of this course looks into multi-agency cooperation focusing specifically at Police, Social Services, Social Housing, Healthcare, Education (Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Further or Higher), Prisons, Secure Units, Probation, Youth Justice Youth Groups Community Groups & Voluntary groups.

Safeguarding Children in Education
In this course, you’ll learn how to safeguard children in an educational setting and about the legislation that governs this. By the end of the course you should be able to recognise the legislation and guidance that governs safeguarding children in education and recognise the signs of abuse and neglect. You should be able to identify safe working practices in education settings, identify what to do if you have concerns about children and recognise the importance of early intervention.

Hidden Harm – The Effect of Parental Drug and Alcohol Misuse on Children

This course is aimed at anyone working with children, young people and their families, to spot the sings of harm and identify opportunities to safeguard.

Safe Sleeping for Babies - Reducing the Risk of SIDS

This course has been developed to promote and support key safe baby sleeping messages, raising the awareness of parents, family members or other people who come into contact with families. On completion, learners will have an increased understanding of what can be done to keep sleeping babies as safe as possible.

Safer Recruitment

Any employer or volunteer co-ordinator is responsible for ensuring that staff and volunteers are recruited safely to work with children and young people.This course covers knowledge required by anyone recruiting so that best practice and legal safer recruitment requirements are met. Fully updated as of January 2013.

Female Genital Mutilation: Recognising and Preventing FGM

The training will help a wide range of professionals to identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM.
This course is useful for anyone who is interested in gaining an overview of FGM, particularly frontline staff in healthcare, police, border force and children’s social care.

Safeguarding Children from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation

As well as the relevant legislation and guidance that applies to vulnerable groups and how these policies can be applied in practice, this course explains risk assessments and key vulnerability factors whilst covering the roles of various agencies such as the police and social care so you know what your responsibilities are. The training material also includes scenarios to help you to think about what you would do in a real world situation.

Safeguarding Children Refresher Training

This course is for those practitioners who need to bring up to date their knowledge of legislation and guidance and maintain the ability to act on concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people.

On completion learners should be able to
  • Identify the changes to practice over the past three years
  • Identify different levels of harm and the appropriate safeguarding processes to be followed
  • Receive safeguarding children information from both a local and national context.

Trafficking, Exploitation and Modern Slavery

This course is about understanding, combating and helping people who are being trafficked, exploited or used in modern slavery. It examines different types of exploitation, how individuals become victim to abuse and what actions professionals should take to recognise victims and help them.

Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Programme

Prevent and radicalisation awareness training is a way to ensure staff are able to identify children at risk of being drawn in to terrorism, as required by the Counter Terrorism & Security Act 2015 and the Prevent Duty Statutory Guidance.
This course is aimed at all professionals who work in sectors where they come into contact with people who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, whether they are adults, children or young people. The aim of the course is to give you an awareness of the radicalisation process so you can feel confident about being proactive in taking a multi-agency approach to early intervention and support.

Working with Children with Disabilities

The course contains an overview of the national and local agenda in relation to children with disabilities, basic knowledge of the range of protection needs of disabled children and information on how you can enable them to communicate about their experiences and provide support.

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