Training – Course Management System

Multi-agency safeguarding children/Schools’ Designated Senior Person, Virtual College e-learning and KSCB e-learning training courses are targeted at all staff from statutory, voluntary and independent agencies who work with children, young people, families and vulnerable adults in the Kirklees area.

These courses can be accessed via the links below:

To view and self-register to all KSCB courses and e-learning click here.

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What to do if You are Worried About a Child

If you think a child in Kirklees is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being you should call and speak to someone at one of the following numbers:

  • MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)
    01484 456848
  • Kirklees Emergency Duty Service
    01484 414933 (outside office hours)
  • NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000
  • NSPCC email:
  • NSPCC text: 88858 (free service)

Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board Website

This site primarily provides safeguarding information for professionals and volunteers in Kirklees. The site also provides information for members of the public, parents and carers, and children and young people, on some of the key issues that can affect the wellbeing and safety of children. Links to external websites are provided where further specialist information and advice on particular issues can be obtained.

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Duty & Advice - New Referral System

As you are aware Childrens Social Care have commissioned through the Safeguarding Board, a programme of work with
Professor David Thorpe. For further details, please click here.

Section 11 Audit

The Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB) have made the Section 11 Audit available from 2nd October 2017 until 4th December 2017.

This year the audit will be completed using the Enable Audit Tool which is an online auditing system created by Virtual College designed to simplify the process and improve reporting capability. If you would like to self register please click here and fill out the registration form.

To aid agencies and staff completing this audit for the first time the KSCB have put together a brief page to act as guidance to provide all the information you need to complete this audit. To view the page click here

What is Section 11?

Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 places duties on a range of organisations and individuals to ensure their functions, and any services that they contract out to others, are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Why the KSCB require you to complete a Section 11 Audit?

  • Provides an understanding of the effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements and of joint working to protect the children and young people of Kirklees.
  • Enables the future KSCB training and support for the Kirklees Partnership to be planned.
  • Enable organisations to give evidence of their understanding of safeguarding responsibilities by grading against quality standards model answers

Serious Case Review Lessons Briefings

Please see attached two flyers for workshops looking at the local lessons from our most recent Serious Case Reviews.

An information pack and presentation will be given to all those attending the Local lessons sessions in order that they are able to further pass on the learning to their colleagues who were not able to attend in person.

Please note the October events for practitioners. 

Practitioner Briefings 10th, 12th and 20th October

Managers Briefings 2nd and 16th November

Book on by logging onto the KSCB training system.

KSCB launch of new system for Child Death Notification

Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board has recently purchased a new secure system to electronically enable the statutory child death overview process. This was developed by Kent LSCB with QES a software developer.

The system is known as eCDOP and the link for notifications is live on the website on the CDOP page.




New Digital NHS Child Protection Information Sharing System

NHS Digital is running a series of free hour-long webinars to help healthcare organisations and local authorities learn about how to implement it. Please click on the link below to sign up.           

Local Authorities - Thursday 24 August, 11:00-12:00
Local Authorities - Wednesday 6 August, 15:00-16:00
Health Authorities - Wednesday 23 August, 11:00-12:00
Health Authorities - Tuesday 5 September, 15:00-16:00

Virtual College E-Learning Courses

To view and to self-register to all 40+ Virtual College e-learning courses click here:


*Click here to view the KSCB Training Charging Policy

 Archive News

The KSCB have recently created a new section called Archive News for older news and updates.

This can be found under 'Information for Professionals'. Click here to go to this section

Reporting child abuse in Kirklees Leaflet

Download our Leaflet : Reporting Child Abuse in Kirklees

A brief guide for everyone.
The leaflet is available in Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Polish and Cantonese.

Keeping Children Safe

Download our Guide : Keeping Children Safe

A guide for Parents and Carers.

Reporting Child Abuse

Download our Poster : Reporting Child Abuse

Can be downloaded for display in all reception and public areas.

Kirklees Council NSPCC West Yorkshire Police NHS National Probation Service Cafcass