The Devon Safeguarding Children Boards believes that training and workforce development is essential to help protect children and young people. We organise a range of different training events and on-line learning.

Click here to see a comprehensive list of training dates. When booking on a course please make sure you use your own account.

For a printable version of the DSCB Training portfolio click here.

Please note any cancellation or non attendance at a course will incur full course costs unless more than 4 week’s notice from the course date is given OR a relevant substitute is sent in your place. Details of a substitute must be provided before the course is due to run.

Click here to see a range of courses available for safeguarding adults.


Please find below PDFs of our keynote speakers’ PowerPoint presentations and other materials from the DSCB Conference 2017: Adolescents – Risk and Protection.

Conference Programme

Keynote Speakers

Mark Gurrey – Introduction

Marian Brandon, Penny Sorensen – Adolescents and risky behaviour: learning from serious case reviews

Edi Carmi – Brooke Serious Case Review, ‘Identifying the strenghts and gaps in the multi-agency responses to child sexual exploitation’

Dez Holmes – Risk, resilience and relationships: an adolescent-centred approach

Workshop materials

Laura Higgins – Adolescents, risk taking behaviour and social media

Jenny Harris, Nick Meller – CSE, Supporting young people in Devon

Dave Ley – Child Sexual Exploitation

Jacinta Wainwright, Fleur Buechler – Violence within Teenage Relationships

Simon De’Ath – Substances and Young People

Linda Stanbury, Tracy Cole – Self Harm

Additional resources

Seven principles to improve responses to adolescent risk, Research in Practice

That difficult age: Developing a more effective response to risks in adolescence: Evidence Scope (2015), Research in Practice

Child neglect and its relationship to sexual harm and abuse: responding effectively to children’s needs (Updated), Research in Practice

Child Sexual Exploitation, Practice Tool (2017), Research in Practice

SafeLives Risk Identification Checklist for the identification of high risk cases of domestic abuse, stalking and ‘honour’-based violence. Young People’s Version

Safety plan for young people









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Upcoming Events & Training

  • Fri

    DSCB Group 4 Refresher or Special Interest - Child Sexual Abuse

    9.30 - 16.30Newcourt Community Centre, Exeter

    Target Group:

    Members of the workforce who have pa …

  • Mon

    DSCB/DSAB - Part 2 Responding to Domestic Abuse (Group 3 Refresher/Special Interest)

    9.15 am - 4.30 pmNewcourt Community Centre, Exeter - COURSE FULL

    To book a place click here if you work in Early Ye …

  • Tue

    DSCB Group 3 Refresher/Special Interest - Child Sexual Exploitation

    9.30 - 16.30Heathfield Community Centre, Heathfield, Newton Abbot - COURSE FULL

    Target Group:

    Members of the workforce who work pr …

  • Wed

    DSCB : Group 3 Core - Interagency Introduction to Safeguarding & Child Protection Training

    09:30 - 16:30Sports Pavilion, Starcross - COURSE FULL

    Target Group

    This course is suitable for staff and …

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