Under the circumstances, we think it is prudent to review our training offer on a regular basis.

Update: June 2020

Thank you for your patience. As some of you know we have started to pilot the use of virtual training platforms in order to support the on-going re-design of our training and development programmes.   

We will continue to prioritise all ISCB training for those who are most in need of training

Staff most at risk and who will be prioritised are those whose training is due to expire within 90 days. If you are in this situation, can you please send an email via the following link and with your contact details and name of organisation.

Please note updated DFE guidance says:

“It is acknowledged that DSL training is very unlikely to take place during this period (although the option of online training can be explored). For the period COVID-19 measures are in place, a DSL (or deputy) who has been trained will continue to be classed as a trained DSL (or deputy) even if they miss their refresher training.””

For all other enquiries please email​

The ISCB offers training in line with Competence Still Matters, 2014, issued by the London Safeguarding Children Board. This guidance lays out the minimum requirements for the provision of safeguarding training across London. It places staff and volunteers into groups (ranging from Group 1 to Group 8) based on the level of contact they have with children and families and their roles and responsibilities for child protection and safeguarding.

The emphasis of the ISCB core group and additional training is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to safeguard and protect children and to develop effective communication between services.

To improve your accessibility and ownership of your training the ISCB has moved to a new online booking system,  IslingtonCS. The system will allow you to look at courses online and register yourself. It will keep a record of the courses you undertake and remind you when your course is due for renewal.

Creating an online training account

You should always set up your own account on  IslingtonCS. This ensures that you are familiar with using the system, have ownership of your own account and ensure the account goes through the correct approval process.

Setting up your account  

Click on the online training link Create an online account  This will only take a few minutes. Once approved by your manager you will be ready to book your own training. 

For more information on Competence Still Matters please see related documents