Sefton SCP Training

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Sefton SCP - Striving to Safeguard Sefton's Children and Young People

On this page you can access a wide range of free or low-cost e-learning designed to support work to safeguard children and young people. Please note courses and e-learning have their own registration requirements and have not been developed by SSCP. For this reason, we are unable to monitor the quality and content.                  

The following questions may help you think how you can prioritise and make best use of accessing e-learning:

  • What are your organisations priorities or training needs analysis?
  • What are your gaps in your safeguarding knowledge?
  • Are you part of a senior leadership team and you wish to introduce a programme of training to your team that can be easily accessed?
  • How will you plan for training to be accessed e.g. as part of induction, quarterly, yearly, following appraisal and supervision?
  • How will you record engagement and access to the learning? E.g. on a table, confirmation of an email, email register, timeline, virtual staff meeting?
  • How will you measure the effectiveness of training and impact on future practice and learning? E.g. evaluation, feedback from individual, identified priorities of improvement, pledges?
  • Will you request a commitment or action plan following completion e.g. a new policy, a change in approach during face to face work, increased confidence and knowledge?
  • How will this help you identify future safeguarding priorities?

Remember if you are committing to something you need to see how it has impacted.

Sefton SCP has developed a template table containing all the on-line training on offer from various sectors.  You can download the template table here and adapt to reflect how you record your individual learning or to keep a record of how your team are accessing some of the resources.  For further information contact Sefton SCP Learning & Development Officer, Louise Roberts by emailing

NOTE: Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) (Education)

Sefton SCP is delivering the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) Training for Sefton Schools and FE Colleges ONLY.  

DSL training will be held virtually and will be a half day session.

Dates: check available dates on the Sefton SCP Training Calendar.

For clarification:

As the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in a School or College you must undertake the following training:

  • Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) Education compliant training (this training is suitable for those new to the role of DSL and for those who need a refresher) it is recommended this training is updated by the individual DSL every 2 years.

and in addition;

  • ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ Level 2 (Level 2 is equivalent to Intercollegiate Safeguarding Training Level 3)

It is recommended that DSLs refresh this training every 2 years.

If you need any further information, please contact, Sefton SCP Business Team.

Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2)


NSPCC Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2) – A tool to support you to confidently and accurately identify neglect

Improving the recognition of child neglect and providing effective support for a child impacted by neglectful or sub-optimal parenting is a top priority for the Sefton Partnership. 

What is the Graded Care Profile2?

  • It is an evidence-based assessment tool for evaluating levels of parental care
  • Uses Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to ensure comprehensive coverage of child’s needs
  • Uses a graded scale (1-5) to capture levels of child’s physical and emotional care
  • Can help identify parental strengths and concerns
  • Targets aspects of neglectful care
  • Provides evidence that can inform intervention and care planning
  • Is used with single assessments, early help assessments or specialist assessments

The GCP2 is an evidence-based neglect tool which has been evaluated and updated by the NSPCC. It is a tool which aims to deepen practice around neglect and to support practitioners of different disciplines to identify whether and to what extent an individual child’s needs are being met by capturing the quality of care provided by a parent/carer.

Strengths of GCP2

  • Improved assessment process
  • More objective, evidence based
  • Unpacks the parenting capacity – improved breadth and depth of assessment
  • Promotes child centred approach
  • Participative process which encourages parental engagement
  • Multi-agency tool which can be used by practitioners from different settings

For further information contact:


Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Resources

The safety and wellbeing of children and young people is a concern for everyone.  Whatever their background, most parents and carers of children want the very best for their children and most do their utmost to ensure that they are achieving, developing well and growing up safe from harm.

Sefton SCP has collated some useful resources to support raising awareness of safeguarding children in BAME communities.

CLICK HERE to access and download the information and resources.

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) Resources

Raising Awareness of Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Trafficking and Modern Slavery.

Sefton SCP has produced a suite of resources for practitioners to utilise to raise awareness and provide an understanding of UASC and associated issues.

CLICK HERE to access the table of resources.


Title Occurences  
Briefing - Learning from National Review 'Arthur & Star' 1 in 1 locations View & Book
Child Sexual Abuse (by Steve Bore, Independent Specialist) 1 in 1 locations View & Book
Children & Young People's Mental Health (Assessing and Managing Mental Health Difficulties Experienced by C&YP) 1 in 1 locations View & Book
Children & Young People's Mental Health (Post Pandemic Eating Difficulties and Risks to CYP) 1 in 1 locations View & Book
Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) 2 in 1 locations View & Book
Domestic Abuse 1 in 1 locations View & Book
Domestic Abuse 'THE CHILD'S VOICE' 1 in 1 locations View & Book
Managing Allegations Briefing 1 in 1 locations View & Book
Online Safety by Karl Hopwood 1 in 1 locations View & Book
SERIOUS Training (Self Harm/Suicide Prevention) 1 in 1 locations View & Book
SMART Record Keeping (30 minute briefing) 1 in 1 locations View & Book
Supporting Children & Families Impacted by Drug/ Alcohol/Mental Health Issues in Sefton 0 in 0 locations View & Book
Working Together to Safeguard Children 3 in 1 locations View & Book