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Safeguarding E-Learning

The WSCB have contracted with the Virtual College to provide 20+ online safeguarding e-learning courses. We are currently offering free access to all the courses for members of the children’s and adults workforces.

Please note that free access to the courses through the WSCB will only be available until 31st March 2019. After that date agencies will have to make their own arrangements with Virtual College for continued access at a cost.

Consequently the WSCB will cease registering new learners on the e-learning on Friday 21st December 2018 

To take advantage of the e-learning courses partner organisations must register their staff with Virtual College. Details of how to do this are below.

The Courses

Children’s Courses currently available include:

  • A new approach to Child Poverty
  • An introduction to Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour Based Violence
  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Awareness of Child and Adult Sexual Exploitation
  • Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Trafficking, Exploitation and Modern Slavery
  • Wellbeing in Sexual Health
  • Collaborative Working
  • Communication in Health and Social Care
  • E-safety – Guidance for Practitioners
  • Hidden Harm
  • Parental Mental Health
  • Safe Sleeping for Babies
  • Risk Taking Behaviour
  • Safeguarding and Leadership
  • Safeguarding Children in Education
  • Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
  • Safer Sleeping for Babies
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Safer Working Practices
  • Understanding Pathways to Extremism
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Supervision and Appraisal in Early Years
  • Integrated Working and CAF
  • Self Harm and Suicidal Thoughts in Children
  • Safeguarding Children Refresher Training

The full programme of courses can be seen on the Virtual College e-learning system. New courses are added throughout the year.


To register your staff to be able to access the full children’s services e-learning package each organisation must complete the relevant spreadsheet from the list below and add employees names and email addresses. It is very important that details are entered correctly and on the right spreadsheet – this is so we can run accurate reports on take up and usage.

A detailed registration guide can be downloaded here:

Registration Instructions

Once you have downloaded the correct spreadsheet please complete the requested information – at least first name, surname and email address – and email the completed spreadsheet securely to Jo Smith at the WSCB. We will add the information to the Virtual College system and staff members will be emailed individually by Virtual College with details of how to log in.


The registration spreadsheets are below. If there isn’t a spreadsheet for your agency/sector or you are unsure which is the right one to use please email us: Jo Smith for assistance.


Upload WSCB Career Connect

Upload WSCB Community Rehabilitation Company

Upload WSCB Corporate Community Safety

Upload WSCB CYPD Specialist

Upload WSCB CYPD Targeted

Upload WSCB Nursery Infants Early Years

Upload WSCB Education Post 16

Upload WSCB Education Primary

Upload WSCB Education Secondary

Upload WSCB Education Training Providers

Upload WSCB Elected Members

Upload WSCB Health CCG and GP

Upload WSCB Health Community NHS Trust

Upload WSCB Health CWP NHS Trust

Upload WSCB Health Wirral University Teaching Hospital

Upload WSCB Housing Providers

Upload WSCB Merseyside Fire and Rescue

Upload WSCB Merseyside Police

Upload WSCB National Probation Service

Upload WSCB Public Health

Upload WSCB Sport and Recreation

Upload WSCB Voluntary Community and Faith

Once registered all ongoing support is provided by Virtual College through the system.