About NSCB training

Each agency is responsible for ensuring that staff are appropriately trained to enable them to carry out their duties. While single agency training is important in safeguarding children and responding to their welfare, no one agency can do this effectively without working in partnership with other agencies.

Inter-agency training provided by the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) is an excellent way to enable practitioners to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in their work.

Please see upcoming courses and events for Core Training Programme for 2016-2017, and e-learning which explains current courses that are available.

For full details and information on all NSCB training download the NSCB Training Programme 2016-2017 [PDF].

Course information

Our overall aim is to make the NSCB courses and events accessible to all practitioners who work with children and families in Nottinghamshire and to also make it clearer who can access training free of charge and who is expected to pay.

The below table of charges therefore aims to summarise and clearly explain who should and should not be charged for face to face courses:


Applicable to: Charge
Members of the Board and contributing partners FREE
Registered charities and voluntary organisations FREE
Private non-profit organisations, including community interest companies 1 FREE place per setting per year (for Designated Person/Safeguardinging Lead) on each course
Private profit-making organisations Course charges apply


There is no charge to Members of the Board and contributing partners, refreshments are provided at beginning of the day, mid-morning and mid-afternoon, however lunch is not provided and appropriately priced venues are used.

There is a charge of £100 per person a day/£50 half a day for private organisations.

A charge of £40 will be made for non-attendance at any training courses unless we are given at least 24 hours’ notice of cancellation.

The training pathway [PDF] identifies the routes from which colleagues from partner agencies can access NSCB inter-agency training.

You will receive email confirmation of your training place 3-4 weeks prior to the date of the course. Please do not attend a course if you have not had confirmation. If you are in any doubt about whether you have a place or not please call the NSCB Training Administrator. Certificates will be issued to those delegates who complete the full event. Where applicable handouts are sent out after the event along with the survey monkey evaluation.

The courses are delivered by colleagues from NSCB partner agencies. Conferences are led by national or local speakers with skills, knowledge and experience in a particular field.

Course times: unless stated events will start at 9.30am with registration from 9.15am and finish at 4.30pm.

Training mission statement

We aim to deliver high quality, up-to-date safeguarding training that will enable participants to keep safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children at the centre of their work.

All inter-agency programmes will take into account the individual rights of both participants and the children and families served with regards to race, culture, gender, experience of disability, language, sexuality and sexual orientation.