Learning Hub

In order to keep everyone in Manchester safe we need to ensure that we continue to learn, develop and improve.

Our Learning Hub provides practitioners and volunteers with advice and information about how to access different types of learning and development activities relating to their area of work or interest.

Multi-agency training helps practitioners and volunteers understand their roles, responsibilities and safeguarding procedures; and creates a shared understanding of assessment and decision making practices. Training can be face to face, online or a combination.

Our Training Offer 

We provide access to free face to face and online learning to multi-agency practitioners who work with adults, children and families in Manchester.

Face to Face/ Virtual training Offer

Register to apply for scheduled training sessions using our training platform. View our training platform to keep up to date on the latest training that is on offer with details of dates and locations.

Our Step by Step guide to apply for face to face MSP training will tell you how to register and apply for the latest training sessions on offer.

E-learning Offer

Register to enroll on the e-learning platform to access courses to complete whenever best suits you. Here are just some of the e-learning courses on offer:

Level 1 Safeguarding Everyone

Level 1 Safeguarding Children

Child Exploitation


Understanding Domestic Abuse

Understanding the Importance of the Mental Capacity Act and Liberty Protection Safeguards 

See our MSP Online Learning Offer for 2022 and our Online Learning Step by Step Guide that will tell you how to register and start your online learning journey!


We do not deliver training to individual organisations, schools or agencies – our duty is to provide multi-agency training. Nor can we recommend any private training organisations or trainers.

Our learning from practice resources look at the outcomes from a range of reviews and audits – locally and nationally – and how we can use these valuable lessons to improve our practice.

Our website resources help us ‘join the dots’ to ensure safeguarding is everyone’s business.

Face to face training
We offer a range of face to face training courses – visit our training website for details of our offer, costs, how to register and attendance & cancellation policy.

Online learning
Online learning is flexible, taking place at a pace, place and time to suit the learner and can offer a high quality and consistent message to learners.

Through our online learning site – developed in conjunction with Virtual College – you will be able to access a range of online learning opportunities.

Anyone can self-register and then access over 50 safeguarding related training courses – find out more in our online learning with the MSP resource.

There are also free online courses provided by the government and other organisations – find out more in our online learning with other providers resource

Multi-agency Training Pool
All our face to face training is delivered by our multi-agency training pool.

We aim to prove high quality learning and development activities designed to meet local needs. This requires maintaining a pool of skilled and experienced practitioners from our partner agencies to support the design, delivery and evaluation of multi-agency training.

Our training pool provides an exciting opportunity for professional development and we would be pleased to hear from colleagues interested in membership.

If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague; or would like more information about the training pool, please contact the MSP Business Unit.

Quality Assurance of training
To monitor and evaluate the impact of our learning and development activities, we coordinate training evaluations and monitor learning into practice.

Learning from Practice
When something happens that shows partner services have not worked together to effectively safeguard adults or children, we aim to ‘learn from practice’ and improve so that similar issues do not occur in the future.

Find out more in our Learning from practice resource.

Keeping in touch with our partners and sharing our learning as widely as possible is a key objective for the Partnership.

We have a number of communication channels and are always looking to improve our resources and reach.  Take a look at our:


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