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:

  • Duty & Advice team
    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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Child Sexual Exploitation Training

To view all the Child Sexual Exploitation training courses provided by KSCB, click here

Duty & Advice - New Referral System

A new process has been implemented in Duty and Advice which went live on 11th October with the key focus on partners calling the Duty and Advice Team and having a conversation with a Social Worker about the concerns they have about a child and their family. For further details, please click here.

New Single Point of Contact for Thriving Kirklees Services

Thriving Kirklees, the new health partnership for services to support children and young people aged 0-19, will now be contacted in two simple ways.

From Monday 2 October 2017, the health services involved in the Thriving Kirklees partnership can all be contacted on one telephone number – 0300 304 5555

The new telephone number also replaces the ASK CAMHS telephone service, offering an enhanced service for GPs, parents and schools to refer to CAMHS and ChEWS.

This will ensure early access to the following services:

  • Health visiting
  • School nursing
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Children’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service (ChEWS) - which offers short term targeted interventions to children and young people
  • Assessment and diagnosis of autistic spectrum conditions
  • Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities Team
  • Home-Start
  • Healthy Start Vitamin Scheme
  • Safety in the Home
  • Safety Rangers

A new Thriving Kirklees’ website has also been set up and is fully operational since October at – giving access to information about the Thriving Kirklees services, health advice and an online referral form open to both practitioners and the public to request support for children, young people and families – that includes young people themselves who can access help and support directly. For further information, click here.

Child Bereavement UK

The Child Bereavement UK have published a campaign to help Children and parents with support following the death of a child or parent. For further details of the #onemoreminute campaign, please visit

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

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