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The LSCB and SAB have a joint Training Strategy which details:

  • How they quality assure training and training facilitators
  • Groups of practitioners and the level of training they require
  • Training objectives and competencies

You can download the LSCB & SAB Training Strategy here

All safeguarding children and/or adults training which has been quality assured by the Boards will display their logos

You can find a list of training facilitators who have been quality assured by the Boards here

The Boards' programme of multi-agency training, combining directed or face-to-face learning and eLearning options, is currently under review and we do not currently have a training offer however are confident that there are a number of excellent providers delivering both e-learning and face to face safeguarding training in the marketplace.  Historically SAB’s e-learning has been delivered via Virtual College, and a number of organisations in the area use EduCare
Southend Borough Council also offer safeguarding training to the care sector  and any queries on their training can be directed to Safeguarding Adults Board and Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children’s Board also provide e-learning training for Safeguarding which can be accessed via their websites. Please note it is the responsibility of organisations to assure themselves of the quality and relevance of any safeguarding training to their workforce.”


In an emergency
call 999

To report a non-urgent incident or crime to the Police
call 101

If you have concerns about a child, call Southend's Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub Plus ‘MASH+’ on 01702 215007
Select Option 1 and then either: Option 1 for professional advice; Option 2 for a specific social worker; OR Option 3 for MASH+ administration.

If you have concerns about an adult, call Southend's Access Team
01702 215008 option 1

To report concerns outside of office hours, call Emergency Duty Team
0845 606 1212