Training and events

Appointed Safeguarders have access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities and associated materials.

Safeguarder CPD Opportunities

We understand and appreciate that learning and development is an important part of the Safeguarder role.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, we are currently exploring new and creative ways to support learners' needs and development opportunities during the year ahead. 

You can read our learning strategy which outlines plans for digital learning starting in the near future.

We hope to have more detailed information to share with you soon.


Upcoming Webinars
We would like to offer Safeguarders three opportunities to participate in our first Safeguarders Panel webinar which explores the role of Social Work from a Children and Families Social Worker perspective.
The webinar will cover the following topics:
  • Why Social Work?
  • What makes good Social Work practice?
  • What is involved in being a Social Worker – what do they do?
  • What are the challenges?
  • Social work during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The webinar has been written, developed and will be presented by Eunice McLennan. Eunice has extensive experience working in children’s services over the past 25 years. She is currently Senior Manager in charge of Resources which includes Residential Services, external commissioned services, Fostering and Adoption and Kinship, Children with Disabilities and lead for Looked After Children.
Eunice is the Social Work Scotland Representative on the Better Hearings Agenda and has worked as a Safeguarder for 15 years. We are hugely grateful to Eunice for sharing her knowledge and experience and for giving her time for such a valued and worthwhile contribution.
The webinar will take place on the following dates:
Tuesday 18 August 2020 : 2.00 – 3.30pm
Thursday 27 August 2020 : 2.00 – 3.30pm
Tuesday 15 September 2020 : 6.00 – 7.30pm
If you would like to attend, please email the SPT at with your preferred date. We will then send you confirmation including the link to join the webinar. Places are limited and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.
We look forward to welcoming you to the webinars.