There are a number of free eLearning packages supported by Darlington Safeguarding Partnership, details of how to access those currently available, are shown below.


Modern slavery Home Office e-learning module

This Home Office training provides guidance on how to spot the signs of modern slavery, and what to do when you come across a potential victim of modern slavery.

The programme aims to give you confidence to follow procedures swiftly and with compassion.  

Home Office training module for modern slavery e-learning [external link]


The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) for 16 and 17 year olds

Darlington Safeguarding Partnership has developed an eLearning resource to provide an understanding of The Mental Capacity Act in respect of 16–17 year old Children.

The aim of the eLearning resource is to provide information on:

  • How the MCA applies to people who are 16 and 17 years old;
  • The overlap between the Children Act and Mental Capacity Act;
  • What can be done for young people to maximise their capacity to make their own decisions;
  • Deprivation of Liberty and 16/17 year olds –an update on developing case law.

View the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) for 16 and 17 year olds guidance [pdf document]


PREVENT awareness e-learning

Radicalisation is another form of abuse and has links to safeguarding.

This eLearning training, developed by the government offers an introduction to the Prevent duty and explains how it aims to safeguard people from being radicalised into supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves.

It will help you to respond appropriately if you become concerned about an individual - whether they are a member of the public, a customer, or a colleague.

Darlington Safeguarding Partnership recommends this Government introductory learning, which will be regularly updated.

Home Office: Prevent e-learning [external link]

Participants will be able to download their certificate of completion at the end of the course.

This e-learning replaces any previous e-learning on PREVENT from June 2022.


MAPPA e-learning awareness

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 provides a framework for agencies to work together to ensure the protection of the public from serious harm caused by sexual and violent offenders.

The process is known as Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA). The MAPPA process allows agencies to share information and concerns about the risk an individual presents in a confidential and structured manner and then supports the agencies to work together in the preparation of a detailed and robust Risk Management Plan. 

The eLearning session is aimed at all agencies who work with or support individuals who have the potential to cause serious harm to others.

Click here to access MAPPA eLearning [external link]. 

You will need to register by selecting ‘create an account’ and then by creating your own username and password. Both username and password are unique to you so as long as they fit the requirements (as indicated).