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The LSCBs have a responsibility to provide multi-agency safeguarding training and the two local boards (for Dorset and Bournemouth/Poole) have agreed a new joined up approach which commenced in April 2016. Under this approach training is centrally coordinated and bookable via one on-line booking system. The Pan-Dorset LSCBs Training Strategy sets this out.

On this page you can find information about multi-agency safeguarding children (level 3) training opportunities which can be accessed by everyone working with children and young people in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole.

Whether you come from a small nursery or childminding setting to a large organisation there will be training relevant to your needs. We encourage a mix of statutory, voluntary and independent workers on each course to enable participants to gain an understanding of safeguarding in other services and to form networks for future working. Multi-agency training enables staff to work effectively both within their own agency and across organisational boundaries.

The training programme offered by the LSCBs covers the two day Safeguarding Children course and one day follow up, Serious Case Review Workshops, Child Sexual Exploitation and courses on neglect, emotional abuse and sexually harmful behaviour. Training is also offered on Safer Recruitment, Managing Allegations, Supervising to Safeguard and Working with Resistant Families.


For the most up to date course information please see the Pan-Dorset Multi-Agency Training Brochure 2018-19


Pan Dorset Multi-Agency Training Brochure 2018-19

LSCBs Training is Moving to Nexus

The LSCBs training is moving to Dorset Nexus and from April 2018 Nexus will be the ONLY booking system for all LSCB training. Here are some dates you need to be aware of:

Date Activity  Booking System
Dec 2017 – Jan 2018 Applications for Nexus sites and accounts  
Dec 2017 – Jan 2018 2017/18 training booking continues CPD on-line for everyone except
Dorset schools and Early Years settings.
Mid-February 2018/19 training available to book Nexus only
End March Training booking on CPD on-line finishes
courses will now show on CPD on line after this date
End April 2018 2018/19 Training programme starts Nexus only

Here is some guidance that will help you to get set up on Nexus and to enable you to continue to book your LSCB training:

Q What do I need to do to book training in the future?

A To book training, every organisation must be set up as a site on Nexus. Smaller organisations e.g. nurseries, children’s centres need to apply to be set up as a Nexus site using the application form (attached). Larger organisations such as health trusts and local authorities are being set up centrally, with teams being created as sites. Applications for Nexus sites should be made by the end of January 2018.

Q How do I get a Nexus account?

A In addition to sites, every individual who wants to attend training will need to have a Nexus account. These are easy to set up – you can create your own account or the CPD leader for your site can create one for you. When setting up your account it is very important that you choose the correct site for your team as this is linked to payment for your training. Please note that there will be multiple sites for some organisations. If your site or team isn’t listed please contact the Nexus team on

Q How do I get help with setting up my Nexus site or Nexus account?

A Please E mail with queries regarding setting up sites or accounts on Nexus Add link to manual

Q Will I still be able to book training if I don’t have a Nexus site or account?

A No, Nexus will be the single booking system going forward.

If you want to look at Nexus please go to and click on Training and Events. If you put LSCBs in the keywords box under filters you will see all the LSCB courses listed exactly as you would do on CPD On-line.

Before booking please read our Terms and Conditions September 2017

Cancelling your booking

A quick reminder of our cancellation policy – if a booking is cancelled within 28 days of the course start date you will be charged in full unless you can send a colleague in your place. A copy of our cancellation policy is sent with each booking confirmation for delegates’ information It is also available on the Dorset LSCB website and the Nexus website at the time of booking.

For further information on the training available, course availability or for assistance with booking enquiries please E mail:

Inter-Personal Violence Training

In addition our core programme, the LSCBs encourage organisations to access the following safeguarding training provided by the Safer Poole Partnership.

  • Domestic Abuse Awareness
  • Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)
  • Sexual Violence Awareness
  • Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage Awareness
  • Abuse within Adolescent Relationships