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Herefordshire Safeguarding CPD Online provides continuing professional development and training of all who work with vulnerable adults, children, young people and their families. It is an online directory and booking system to access learning opportunities provided by a range of approved training providers. It has been developed to support the Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board and the Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board to develop a highly skilled and professional workforce.

Herefordshire Safeguarding CPD Online helps staff and organisations to identify appropriate development opportunities and keep individual and organisation records of CPD. You need only register once to see the training and development opportunities.

Herefordshire Safeguarding CPD Online enables you to:

  • View an up to date directory of courses in one place.
  • Book places online with ease - you do not need to be an IT expert!
  • No more repetitive form filling.
  • Access your CPD record at any time.
  • Receive alerts for events and opportunities that match your needs.

Click on the image below to visit the safeguarding CPD Online website.

CPD Online


The Joint Training & Workforce Development Sub Group have put together an Children's Basic Safeguarding Awareness Pack for Practitioners to download and adapt for use within their own agencies.

Children Basic Safeguarding Awareness - Presentation


The Joint Training & Workforce Development Sub Group have put together an Adult Basic Safeguarding Awareness Pack for Practitioners to download and adapt for use within their own agencies.

Adult Basic Safeguarding Awareness - Presentation

NEW CPD Charging Policy - from 1 September 2019

Multi-Agency Training

The Herefordshire Safeguarding Business offers multi-agency training to all those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults across the county.

We offer different courses across a range of issues; including Working Together to Safeguard Children, Neglect and GCP2 Tool, Children Sexual Exploitation, Domestic Abuse, Training for Practitioners involved in Child Protection Conference & MARAC Awareness.

Joint Practitioners Forums are held regularly which provide information on a variety of topics using expert speakers.

Attendance Costs

Contributing Agencies* will not be charged for course attendance unless indication otherwise in the course wording.  Domestic Violence Courses have an attendance fee of £50 (and a cancellation fee of £50) for ALL agencies including contributing agencies. 

* Contributing agencies are those organisations that contribute financially to the running of the Safeguarding Business Unit.

Non-contributing agencies will be charged a attendance cost as follows:

Full Day                     £85

Half Day                    £45

Cancellation & Non-attendance Fee

Please let us know as soon as possible if you (or a substitute) are unable to attend a course.

The Safeguarding Business Unit Cancellation Policy applies to ALL agencies whether they are contributing* or not contributing. 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation of a booking within 5 working days or less or failure to attend on the day will incur a cancellation fee of £85 (full day) and £45 (half day)*.
    *Please note that regardless of circumstances all agencies (including contributing agencies) will be charged the cancellation fee.

    Where there is a cost for attendance to a course or a cancellation cost – we would expect to receive a prompt reply to any request made for a Purchase Order Number of for Herefordshire Council employees a Cost Code.


Please prepare your journey before training.  If you arrive more than 30 minutes late after the start time of a course, you will not be admitted for training and a cancellation fee of £85 (full day) and £45 (half day) will be charged.


If you have any questions regarding your application at any stage of the process please call the appropriate Adminstrator (see contact list below) depending on the type of course you wish to attend:

Contacts for support

For information on the following courses please use the appropriate course contact number / email address:

  • Foster Carers:



Tel No. 01432 260341

  • Behaviour or Virtual Schools
  • Early Years


Tel No. 01432 261584

  •  Early Help


Tel No. 01432 260842

  • Safeguarding
  • Account Queries


Tel No. 01432 260100

Safeguarding Board Team on 01432 260100 or email us on

For information on the courses available and to book your place please visit CPD Online.

Joint Workforce Development Strategy - Safeguarding

In September 2015 a joint (children and adults) safeguarding workforce development sub group was established who are accountable to the Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) and Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board (HSAB). This group was tasked with supporting the workforce in Herefordshire to achieve the best possible safeguarding practice and that the safeguarding needs of children, young people and adults at risk are responded to by a confident, competent and effective workforce.

To realise this, a joint workforce strategy for 2017-18 has been developed in consultation with multi-agency representatives.

The scope of this strategy extends across the paid and voluntary workforce who work in or provide services to children, young people and adults who may be at risk of, or experiencing abuse or neglect and details competencies required for the workforce.

The competency framework has been developed to:

Support managers to support skills and knowledge development and identify gaps in knowledge that can be used to build tailored and effective learning opportunities.

  • Be used by commissioners of services to monitor performance.
  • Assist in embedding good practice and used to underpin practitioner performance and skills in staff supervision and when completing appraisals.

The Joint Workforce Development Strategy document is currently being updated - please contact the Business Support Unit on for information

Please see attached diagram which clarifies how the training Levels 1-5 equate to the Levels used by HSCB: Universal, Targeted, Specialist/Strategic.