Children’s MARS Education and Training Programme

To view the full training offer, see the Children’s MARS Education and Training Programme.

Designated Safeguarding Leads (Education)

To view the training requirements for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in schools and for further information about the DSL termly forum, visit the Designated Safeguarding Leads training page.

Early Years staff

To view the training requirements for Early Years staff and for further information about the Early Years DSL forum, and available safeguarding training courses specifically for early years staff, visit the Early Years training page.

Children’s MARS toolkits

A range of toolkits are available on the resources page to view and download. These toolkits contain a wealth of information relating to spotting the signs of harm, how to respond to it and sources of further information and support.

Yorkshire and Humber Multi Agency Safeguarding Trainers – Training Standards

As a member of Yorkshire and Humber Multi Agency Safeguarding Trainers (YHMAST), the Children’s MARS Board have adopted the below training standards to reflect good practice and encourage a minimum standard in relation to the delivery of safeguarding training.

YHMAST – Training standards

Have you facilitated any multi-agency training?

As part of our commitment to provide quality education and training opportunities to our partnership workforce, the Children’s MARS Board collects data on multi-agency training that has taken place across North Lincolnshire which is specific to children and families. The information is used in the design of future training events, and to evaluate the impact of any training that has been provided.

If you have facilitated any training within your agency that has had multi-agency attendance, we are asking that you let us know by completing this pro-forma and submitting it to

Our training survey is available for partners to use to collect feedback from those who have attended multi-agency training. The link is included in the above pro-forma which can be circulated via email to attendees to complete.

Domestic Abuse – The Blue Door training programme

Domestic abuse training available through the Blue Door Domestic Abuse service is available here.

Other sources of domestic abuse training can be found on the NL SAB website.

Children’s MARS Education and Training

North Lincolnshire Children’s MARS Board seeks to support individuals in keeping up to date with their knowledge and skills and also in the acquisition of further skills and expertise through the provision of training and in supporting development opportunities. The training provided by the Children’s MARS Board supports practitioners in maintaining and developing their core skills for working and engaging with children, young people and their families.

As part of the development opportunities provided by the board it runs information sessions, practice forums, locality days and conferences; which promote putting theory into practice, developing expertise and will enhance confidence in protecting children and young people. Publications that support learning and that may be of interest are highlighted in the awareness level training section.

There will be an expectation for employers to ensure staff complete the feedback survey sent to all attendees of Children’s MARS Board courses in relation to the effectiveness of training in relation to practice. Upon completion of the feedback survey, delegates will receive certification from the Children’s MARS Board.

To view the full list of Children’s MARS training courses, training content and e-Learning view the Children’s MARS Education and Training Programme.

How to book

To book your place on a course, please complete and return the Course Booking Form to

The Children’s MARS team will provide email confirmation that your place has been reserved and send an electronic invitation via email to reserve the date in your diary.

One week prior to the course, any additional information and/or pre-reading will be distributed to attendees.

Upcoming Courses

For all courses and further information, please view the Children’s MARS Education and Training Programme.

Dr Emma Katz – Understanding coercive control and its impact on children 

10 October 2023, 10am to 11am

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Child Protection Masterclass

7 December 2023
9.30am to 4.30pm
Connect Church, Ashby Rd, Scunthorpe

21 March 2024
9.30am to 4.30pm
Connect Church, Ashby Rd, Scunthorpe

Strategy Discussions

11 October 2023
9.30am to 4.30pm
The Wortley House Hotel

7 February 2024
9.30am to 4.30pm
The Wortley House Hotel

Child exploitation (including Risk Outside the Home)

6 March 2024
1.00pm to 5.00pm
MS Teams

Reducing Parental Conflict

12 and 13 October, 9:30 to 12:30
MS Teams

This training is split into part 1 and part 2. Staff must be able to attend both dates in the same month.

Further information relating to course content can be found on the One Plus One training flyer.

Early Help

26 March 2024, 9.30 to 12.30
Church Square House

Intervention and planning using the Good Lives model with young people who sexually harm

5 and 6 October 2023
9.30am to 4.30pm
Connect Church

Managing allegations against adults who work with children

8 November 2023
1.00pm to 3.00pm
MS Teams

18 January 2024
9.30am to 11.30am
MS Teams

22 March 2024
1.00am to 3.00pm
MS Teams

Drug trends and Substance Misuse – quarterly bitesize sessions

Please note : The focus of each session will vary dependant on the current trends and which substances are commonly used according to the season.

23 January 2024
1pm to 2pm
MS Teams

Graded Care Profile 2

27 November 2023
9.30 to 12.00
Church Square House

Humber-wide Economic abuse and the impact for victims / survivors and their children

  • Friday 24th November 2023 – 09:30am – 12:45pm, MS Teams

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If you require further information about this learning event, please email: