External training opportunities

Understanding animal welfare in violent homes

The aim of this module is to raise awareness amongst professionals, whom as part of their role visit homes of children or adults in their care or under their supervision. Often issues with animal welfare should act as a prompt to investigate potential issues with the family. By understanding animal welfare needs and recognising signs of abuse and neglect in family pets, professionals could be better placed to formulate a bigger picture of domestic settings. By prompting them to investigate potential issues helps them to protect children and adults in their care, especially with over half of all households having a pet.

 “When animals are abused, people are at risk; when people are abused, animals are at risk.”

To register visit: www.understandinganimalwelfare.co.uk


FGM Home office e-learning

A free online course is available called 'Recognising and preventing FGM'. It includes an assessment and following completion a certificate can be printed off. 

It is useful for anyone who is interested in gaining an overview of FGM, particularly frontline staff in healthcare, police, border force and children’s social care.  

To register visit www.fgmelearning.co.uk.

Please note: even if you have accessed Virtual College e-learning courses in the past via our website, you need to register again as a new user for this course as this is a different account for the Home Office e learning.


Forced marriage e-learning

A free online course developed by Virtual College and the Government  is now available called Awareness of Forced Marriage. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete. This course is aimed at all professionals who have a responsibility to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults at risk.

The module should enable you to:

  • recognise the warning signs of forced marriage
  • take the right actions to protect the potential victim
  • cooperate effectively with other agencies.

To register visit the Safeguarding children e-academy


Home Office Prevent e-learning

This offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves.

A link to the prevent duty guidance is available at the end of this e-Learning. This is introductory training. It will provide an important foundation on which to develop further knowledge around the risks of radicalisation and the role that you can play in supporting those at risk.

This training addresses all forms of terrorism and non-violent extremism, including far right wing and Islamist extremism threatening the UK.

This e-learning has been developed by HM Government following consultation with a range of individuals and organisations. It has benefitted from the feedback of teachers, local authority officials, community-based groups, youth workers and many others.
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Links to further information can be found at the end of this training


Further training opportunities across Nottinghamshire

Throughout the county there are a number of partner agencies who offer inter-agency training in a variety of areas of practice which are relevant to safeguarding children.

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Domestic violence

Equation offer expert training for anyone who wants to develop skills in responding to domestic abuse in their working life, including frontline professionals, community workers and volunteers.

Whatever your role, Equation can develop your skills in spotting the signs of abuse, assessing and supporting survivors, and responding to perpetrators.

A range of free courses are regularly available as well as specialist and bespoke training. Full details of latest availability is available at www.equation.org.uk

Teenage pregnancy training programme 

Visit our teenage pregnancy and sexual health training page for more information. 

Local Authority training for schools and FE colleges

Visit our safeguarding in schools training page for more information. 

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