Safeguarding

Learning Zone

In this section you will find details of training courses, policies and strategies to support you in your work. If you feel we can improve this section further please do not hesitate to contact us.

DSPP Training Courses

DSPP Multi-Agency Training Courses

Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership are responsible for the co-ordination, commissioning, delivery and evaluation of the multi-agency safeguarding training programme.

Our training programme is to ensure that people working with children, young people and adults:

  • Know of the predisposing factors and signs and indicators of abuse.
  • Are able to exercise professional skill in terms of effective information sharing and the ability to analyse this information.
  • Have the knowledge and skills to collaborate with other agencies and disciplines in order to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults.
  • Have a sound understanding of the legislative framework and the wider policy context within which they work, as well as familiarity with local policy and procedures.

Please follow the below link to book on to DSPP Training Courses:

DSPP Booking System

e-Learning from DSPP

Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership Board has commissioned a series of online learning modules through a partnership with the Virtual College.

This is by no means a substitute for attending traditional training courses but is provided to support your learning and ensure everyone has the opportunity to access the necessary training.

There are four modules in total:

  • Introduction to safeguarding children
  • Core: awareness of child abuse or neglect
  • Foundation: awareness of child abuse and neglect
  • Refresher: awareness of child abuse or neglect 

For more information and to find out which course you wish to register for contact DSPPB.Training@dudley.gov.uk 

Please allow up to 14 days for your request to be processed.

DSPP Charging Policy

The Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership is committed to ensuring that staff from all member agencies have access to good quality training, which is free wherever possible.

However, the delivery of an extensive training programme is costly, both financially and in terms of human resources.

The vast majority of training is delivered by locally accredited trainers working within the statutory and voluntary sector, the remainder of the programme is commissioned through external trainers who cost between £400 and £500 per day.

The majority of the programme is currently funded by agencies of the Partnership, most of who make relatively small contributions to the training and development budget. However this is inadequate in fully meeting the actual costs of the programme.

In response to issues such as non-attendance, costs of trainers and venues, and the need to evaluate the quality of the training a charging policy was introduced.

All income generated is utilised to maintain and expand the training programme.

Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership accredited trainers are also commissioned by member or non-member agencies such as independent (for-profit) organisations to deliver additional single agency training. Income raised from this will be utilised by the Partnership if approved by the line manager of the trainer as a work commitment.

In some circumstances, it will be appropriate for this to be considered a private arrangement between agency and trainer.

Please download the Charging Policy (PDF 110.00KB) to find out more.

Free Online Training Courses

Please click here to see a list of free on-line courses that are available that may support you in your CPD from a safeguarding perspective. 

DSPP Briefings and Newsletters

Safer - Monthly DSPP Safeguarding Newsletter

'Safer' is a monthly newsletter that is produced in a format that is easily accessible.

It is now published around the start of each month, summarising developments from the previous month; back issues can also be found below. 

To view the latest editions of 'Safer' please click here

DSPP e-Brief - Weekly Safeguarding Briefing

The DSPP e-Brief is your weekly safeguarding briefing, which we will bring to you weekly from 20th March 2020. 

Please click here for latest editions.

Safer 7 - DSPP 7 Minute Briefings

DSPP Policies and Procedures

For all policies and procedures that have been approved please visit

Children - Dudley Safeguarding Children Procedures

Adults - Dudley Safeguarding Adults Procedures