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In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the OSCB moved all our training courses online.  We are gradually reintroducing face to face courses, and hope to have a proportion of our core offer available as face to face training from September 2022, though the majority will continue to be delivered online.
Follow the link to OSCB Training policy to access guidance for both online and face to face training going forwards, including information on training requirements dependent on role and frequency of contact with children and young people. 

Read the guidance updated in April 2022 here

All practitioners wishing to attend the OSCB free training and/or learning events, need to register on the OSCB training system. To register, book face to face training or to access e-learning, please see Registering on the training/booking system

Please note, practitioners need to register with a personal email address or individual work email address and not use the generic email address for your workplace e.g.  and not

How do I organise for OSCB to deliver in-house training for my organisation? 

The OSCB can arrange for an approved trainer to deliver Generalist Safeguarding training to staff within your organisation at a location/venue, date and time which is convenient for you. However there is a charge of £350 to train up to 25 professionals. If you would like more information or would like to arrange a bespoke session please contact the OSCB team at

Generalist Safeguarding Training is the only course that can be delivered in house. This is because the Advanced and Designated Safeguarding Lead Training must be delivered to a multi-agency audience

How can I become a trainer for OSCB?

For information about registering to be part of the OSCB Training Pool email the OSCB Training Co-coordinator on To become an approved trainer, you will need to have completed the Generalist and Designated Safeguarding Lead Training.  
Free online training for practitioners on suicide prevention
Links to 2 free online courses for practitioners on suicide prevention can be found on the Suicide and Self-Harm page