E-learning Courses

What is e-learning?

Sunderland Safeguarding Children Board, along with the Safer Sunderland Partnership and the Sunderland Safeguarding Adult Board, have invested in an on line training package with the safeguarding children e-Academy to provide all those who work with children and families, access to an excellent range of e-learning courses.

Professionals who work with children and families have varied roles, which differ in levels of specialism, but one thing is key: safeguarding children is everyone's business.

Because of this, it can be difficult to reach all the people who need to be trained via the usual face-to-face routes alone. The SSCB e-learning training provides an opportunity to complement traditional face-to-face delivery.

Who is e-learning for?

The SSCB e-learning Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect course is aimed at all staff within all agencies who come into contact with children, young people and families either as part of their working life or on a volunteer basis.


There are currently 4 courses available, click on the headings below to find out more:

Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (NB: the Core – Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect e-learning is MANDATORY for anyone wanting to attend face-to-face training in Sunderland)

Awareness of Domestic Violence and the Impact on Children, Young People and Adults at Risk

Safeguarding Children with Disabilities

Safeguarding Children and Young People from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation (NB: this course is MANDATORY for anyone wanting to attend face-to-face training in Sunderland)

What next?

  • Determine which course you would like to undertake (For the Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect course, please determine which version is appropriate)
  • Download the SSCB e-learning Nomination form (Excel XLS)
  • Complete the nomination spreadsheet and return to WDSupport@sunderland.gov.uk
  • Please state in the email which one of the four courses you require
  • Nominations are then uploaded onto the system
  • Nominees are emailed password and login details
  • Nominees are required to complete the e-learning course within 21 days of receipt of login details

PLEASE NOTE: you are not required to complete the USERID or PASSWORD section on the nomination spreadsheet as these are automatically generated by the e-learning system.

All e-learning courses are endorsed by the SSCB and CPD accredited.

Safeguarding Adults E-learning

The Sunderland Safeguarding Adults Board also provide e-learning training in Safeguarding Adults and the Mental Capacity Act. For further information about the courses and how to nominate please visit the Tyne and Wear Care Alliance Website or e-mail: info.twca@sunderland.gov.uk.

For information about safeguarding Adults in Sunderland, please visit their website http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1207