Training and events

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

You can read an update from the CPD group on the development of the CPD calendar (PDF) here.                                 

Current Safeguarder CPD Training Dates

2019/20 and 2020/21

Six requisite training opportunities are now available on a rolling calendar spanning appointment years 2019/20 and 2020/21. The table below details all courses available.

Download further details of your training requirements, course descriptors and facilitator information (PDF).

The 2019/20 calendar of training events is now available for booking.

Please choose two of the six opportunities to attend within the current 2019/20 appointment year. Places can be booked by emailing the team at: or by using the form below.

Please note some dates may already be at capacity. If so, the team will contact you to ask for alternative dates to be selected.

Course title Date Location

Using Restorative and Relational Approaches

in Safeguarding

Mon 27 May 2019

Fri 5 Jul 2019

Fri 17 Jan 2020




Online Safety and Digital Citizenship

Sat 18 May 2019

Weds 3 Jul 2019

Tues 21 Jan 2020




Considerations Around Contact

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Fri 22 Nov 2019

Sat 25 Apr 2020




Understanding Resilience and Protective Factors

Mon 11 Nov 2019

Sat 7 Mar 2020

Mon 20 Apr 2020




Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children

Tues 18 Jun 2019

Thurs 5 Sept 2019

Thurs 6 Feb 2020




Safeguarding in a Multicultural Society

Tues 10 Sept 2019

Thurs 10 Oct 2019

Thurs 13 Feb 2020




Optional learning opportunities

Additional optional learning opportunities will become available throughout the year, details of which will be distributed once confirmed.

Practice Development Events

Court Practice Note and Report Writing workshops are taking place throughout April and May 2019 across the country. Safeguarders are encouraged to contact the team to sign up for these events if they have not already done so.

External training

The Scottish Child Law Centre provide regular training on children’s rights and the law, which may be of interest to Safeguarders. Find further information on their website. Please note that the Safeguarders Panel Team are not involved in the organisation or administration of these events and will not be in a position to meet any of the associated costs.