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Multi-Agency Safeguarding Events

All professionals/practitioners working in any of the following organisations can access free HSCB multi-agency learning events:

  • Hampshire County Council (All Departments)
  • Hampshire Constabulary
  • Hampshire’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (West Hampshire, North Hampshire, North East Hampshire and Farnham, South Eastern Hampshire, Fareham and Gosport)
  • Health Providers Commissioned to Deliver Services to Children Resident in the Hampshire Local Authority Area
  • Maintained, Academy and Independent Primary, Secondary and Special Schools (including Pupil Referral Units) in the Hampshire Local Authority Area
  • Early Years Settings in the Hampshire Local Authority Area
  • Post 16 Colleges Providing Education to Children Resident in the Hampshire Local Authority Area
  • District / Borough / City Councils (including commissioned services)
  • Hampshire Fire & Rescue
  • Ministry of Defence (Army Welfare Service)
  • National Probation Service
  • NHS England (Wessex)
  • Hampshire & Isle of Wight CRC
  • Winchester Diocese
  • Portsmouth Diocese
  • A number of free spaces are allocated to voluntary sector organisations
  • For-profit organisations may also access HSCB training at a charge

Multi-agency events bring professionals together to develop knowledge and skills, emphasising the benefits of working together to deliver positive outcomes for children and families.

How to Book

HSCB’s free courses are hosted on Hampshire County Council’s Learning Management System (LMS). This enables professionals/practitioners to identify free HSCB events, book spaces and track/evidence completed learning.

All staff with an existing Learning Zone account have been migrated to the LMS. Courses can be booked and new accounts set-up from the following web page:


Anyone who is unable to book directly through the Learning Management System (LMS) can email cs.nominations@hants.gov.uk or call 01962 715 669 for support in setting up an account.

Current HSCB Courses

HSCB – Managing Safeguarding Supervision **NEWLY DEVELOPED COURSE**

This course is to support leaders and managers to fulfil their role and responsibilities in promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. It highlights HSCB’s Principles and Standards for Safeguarding Supervision and the requirement for managers to provide space for reflective practice to be carried out and support reflection on the impact of decisions made in their work with families. It is a one day face-to-face course targeted at operational managers. There is a selection process for this course, submitting a nomination is not a guarantee of a place.

HSCB – Working with Hostile Families and Disguised Compliance

This training will equip practitioners to understand the context and their responsibilities when working with hostile, resistant families and those who use disguised compliance. It is training which highlights to practitioners the importance of reflective, critical, analytical practice and the importance of regular supervision, and offers techniques and approaches to help practitioners to develop resilient strategies when working with complex families. This is a one-day face-to-face course.

HSCB – Safeguarding Disabled Children Including Those with Complex Needs

The aim of this course is to increase participant’s awareness of the particular vulnerabilities of disabled children and to provide them with an opportunity to explore ways in which we can effectively safeguard disabled children from harm. This is a one-day face-to-face course.

HSCB – Working Together and Preparing for Child Protection Conferences

A one-day face-to-face course enabling delegates to develop their skills to accomplish core tasks in safeguarding children in collaboration with other agencies and professionals.

HSCB – Learning Lessons Workshops from Serious Case Reviews

Workshops highlighting the learning from serious case reviews that are conducted when a child dies, or is seriously injured, and abuse or neglect are suspected. These part-day face-to-face workshops pull together key risk factors and practice recommendations to help practitioners understand and act upon the learning from serious case reviews.

HSCB – Listening and Responding to Children – The Impact of Abuse and Attachment Problems

This training is a two day face-to-face course to develop further skills in listening to and communicating with children and young people. The course emphasises skills development through experiential learning, participants should be willing to role play in a confidential and safe setting.

HSCB – Safeguarding in the Context of Social Media and Technology **NEWLY DEVELOPED COURSE**


HSCB / HSAB – Adopting a Family Approach to Tackling Substance / Alcohol Misuse, Mental Health and Domestic Abuse **NEWLY DEVELOPED COURSE**

Allocation of Places

Places are allocated on a first come first serve basis, although selection and prioritisation may be undertaken to ensure multi-agency representation.