It is a requirement that anyone who works with children and young people has up to date and appropriate safeguarding training to their role.

  • Organisations should also consult their relevant statutory guidance as to how often their safeguarding training needs to be refreshed
  • Education settings should refer to the Department of Education statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • Early Years and Childcare providers should refer to the EYFS Statutory Framework
  • All education and childcare settings must have Safeguarding Designated Lead/s
  • Childminders must take the lead responsibility themselves

There is a range of Safeguarding training at various levels to meet your needs
Safeguarding Training Levels guidance.

Course list

Education Welfare Team

Southampton Education Welfare Service provides safeguarding training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in Southampton in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, as well as an offer for other professionals seeking safeguarding awareness training. 

The Education Welfare Service also offer bespoke courses regarding safeguarding training for your settings; including a new offer of Online Internet Safety training for parents/carers in all settings.

The cost for this training is £125 per hour and any bespoke requirements can be discussed further.

However please note we do not deliver bespoke DSL New to Role or DSL Update, as this training offer is set at regular dates across the academic year with dedicated professionals confirmed and booked to deliver this training. 

Please contact directly for bespoke training or internet safety training.

Southampton Safeguarding Children Partnership

Southampton Safeguarding Children Partnership offers free workshops, for professionals from all agencies who contribute to child protection enquiries, those who work with families experiencing complex issues.

Southampton Safeguarding Partnerships free multi-agency training, bookable via EventBrite


Anyone looking for Prevent guidance and free e-learning should visit PREVENT - Safeguarding Individuals and Communites.


Pippa (‘Prevention, Intervention and Public Protection Alliance’) is an alliance group of specialist sexual and domestic services in Southampton, working to end domestic and sexual violence and abuse.

Pippa offers a range of professional training courses, information and educational material.