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Free eLearning opportunities

To celebrate their name change to VSL Learning, we have been informed that they are offering 500 FREE TRAINING PLACES for charities and VCSE’s!

Allowing free access to accredited GDPR, Cyber Security and Safeguarding e-learning courses for staff and volunteers.

Visit vslcompliance.com for course details and state Support Cambridgeshire when enquiring about the free spaces. 

If you missed the special offer then don’t worry, if you quote Support Cambridgeshire all groups get a discount on the standard rate. See our Training and Events page for more information on this option along with other ways to learn through Support Cambridgeshire.


Free safeguard training for all

Many don’t know about the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Partnership Board and the fantastic information, resources and training they offer organisations and groups working across the two counties. Thier website is a fantastic resource, and we encourage all organisations to look through it for advice, guidance or general knowledge because safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

Below is a list of up-and-coming training and a link below with a link on how to book. You might also be interested in their SWAY training and resources.


Date   Course   Time  
22nd November 2022 Self-Neglect and Safeguarding Adults 10:30 – 12:30
22nd November 2022 Update from the Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board 13:30 – 15:00
24th November 2022 Early Help – Back to Basics 09:30 – 12:30
24th November 2022 Hoarding and Safeguarding Adults at Risk 10:30 – 12:30
6th December 2022 An Introduction to Child Criminal Exploitation 10:30 – 12:30
8th December 2022  Safeguarding Adults and the Mental Capacity Act 10:30 – 12:30
13th December 2022 Early Help – Back to Basics 13:00 – 16:00
15th December 2022  Introduction to Child Neglect 10:30 – 12:30

For more details about the courses and to book a place on any of our training, please visit Multi-Agency Safeguarding Training | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Partnership Board (safeguardingcambspeterborough.org.uk)

Safeguarding processes change in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire

As previously advised on 12th April 2021 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children’s Services will be launching their online referral form.


This online referral form should be used by professionals to submit safeguarding concerns to Children’s Services. This is a much more secure and efficient way of submitting a referral. The online form should be used instead of Word or PDF versions of the form from the above date.


The form can be found on the Safeguarding Partnership Board website at

Concerned? | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Partnership Board (safeguardingcambspeterborough.org.uk)

Please note that there are separate referral forms for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough children, the referral should be completed based on the home address of the child /ren.


You should make sure that you have all the relevant information to enable you to complete the referral as you are unable to save it and return to it at a later point. Supporting documents and pictures etc can be uploaded as attachments within the online referral form.


The “Effective Support for Children and Families” (Threshold Document) provides helpful guidance on identifying the child’s level of risk and the appropriate level of support that may be required.


You will be able to download a copy of your referral form as a PDF at the point of submission by clicking the download button on the acknowledgement page. Each referral submitted will also generate a unique reference, please note this number for any further correspondence in relation to your referral. Please be aware that once you leave the acknowledgement page you will not be able to return to it to download a copy of your submitted form.


There is a referral form for members of the public who wish to raise concerns to complete. These can be found on the relevant Local Authority’s websites below:








All submitted online referral forms will be received by the Customer Service Centre who will process them in line with the Threshold Pathway, as is currently the case.


We appreciate that this is a change in process but we are confident that this will support the work of the partnership to improve the quality of referrals received and to reduce the volume of unnecessary referrals being made.