Book Training

OSCB offer free face-to-face and online training on a variety of safeguarding topics.

To register/book onto a course OR print your certificate for a course you have completed please visit our Training Portal

The latest Training Brochure can be viewed by clicking here: Training Brochure 2017-18

If you have any problems with registering, booking or general navigation of the training portal please call: 01943 885095. Virtual College have a dedicated booking team that will be able to assist you. They are open Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 6pm.

Please note: from September 2017  the OSCB will be introducing a new system for booking and managing training

What you need to do…

You will need to log onto the current training portal with Virtual College and print your certificates for any e-Learning or face-to-face courses you have completed.  This needs to be done by 31st July 2017.  It is important you do this otherwise you will not have proof of any training you have undertaken. Access to this information will be removed with the introduction of the new system. To find out more look at this OSCB information on preparing for the new training system.


Taxi and Private Hire Drivers, Escorts and Chaperons:

You will need to complete the Oxfordshire County Council Transport Safeguarding Training. Details of this training have been sent to all transport providers that operate OCC transport contracts.  If you have any queries or concerns please contact:


Choosing the right course for you

The OSCB has a selection of core safeguarding training courses designed to reflect the needs of delegates and take on board any relevant changes to national and local guidance.

Our current courses are:

Course Title Duration Information
Generalist 3 hour course Core safeguarding information

For those who work with children, young people with regular unsupervised contact with children.

i.e. 3 or more times in a 30 day periods.

You need to refresh this every 3 years.


(specialist level)


3 hour course Specialist information

For those who regularly work one to one with young people or work with particularly vulnerable young people.

For example: hub workers, health visitors and GPs.

You need to refresh this every 2 years.

Designated Lead

(specialist level)


3 hour course Specialist information on safeguarding responsibilities & dealing with concerns raised by colleagues in your team.

For those colleagues with leadership or management responsibilities to safeguarding children and young people within their role and/or are the named lead or designated professional for their organisation or setting.

You need to refresh this every 2 years.


Early Years Practitioners will only undertake EY Generalist and EY Designated Lead Safeguarding Training. If Early Years Practitioners would like a better understanding of Safeguarding/further their knowledge but not at a designated lead level they can attend the Multi-Agency Advanced (specialist level) training course.

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact a member of the OSCB training team on 01865 815843 or via email:

If you wish to attend a course you will need to register online. You can also create an account for another person and book for them – if doing this each user must have their own individual account with their own name.


Useful Training Documents:

Step by Step guidance for booking training

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OSCB Training Offer

The OSCB offers 3 core safeguarding courses: Generalist, Advanced, and Designated Lead. In addition there are at least 10 different themed courses based on learning from local serious case reviews and audits. These include self-harm, child sexual exploitation, substance misuse and working with young men and boys.

The OSCB currently offer 10 online e-learning courses for those practitioners who require flexible learning opportunities and is accessed through the training portal run by the Virtual College. Please note these will no longer be accessible from September 2017.

OSCB Training Provision

Over 4000 members of the children’s workforce are trained every year. OSCB training is delivered by over 70 local practitioners.

In the last year over 93% of all delegates said that their safeguarding course was either excellent or good at enabling them to understand their role in multi-agency working. Delegates have told us that OSCB courses are, “interesting, informative and relevant”.

OSCB Trainers

The trainers comprise police officers, teachers, social workers and clinical leads from health settings. OSCB trainers work with children, childcare professionals, and safeguarding issues on a regular basis. Many are specialists in their own setting.

Trainers are first trained by the OSCB, observe a course and co-train before they are fully fledged. They are kept up to date on the learning from case reviews and local tools endorsed by the OSCB through 3 development days per year.

If you would like to be considered for the training pool please contact the OSCB Training Team on 01865 815843 or email: