The safeguarding team is responsible for ensuring all staff employed by Mersey Care have access to good quality training that is relevant to their role and clinical competencies. The safeguarding team achieve this through a combination of mandatory children and adult training at L1, 2 and 3, Children’s Specialist, and additional modular training available as CPD sessions.

The Training Brochure describes what mandatory training is required for each role. It also outlines the subject description and how to book a place.

In addition, certain roles are required to do additional training and the brochure describes the subject specific modular sessions that are on offer for the current year and how to book on them.

The modular sessions are also available for any staff member who requires them.

The subject areas offered from April 2024 are:

  • Exploitation - Child focused
  • Exploitation - Adult focused
  • Voice of the Child
  • Self Neglect/Hoarding
  • Domestic Abuse
  • New - Adult Safeguarding Specialist
  • New - Child Neglect
  • New- Trauma Informed Practice
  • New - Safeguarding Children for Mental Health Services
  • New - Quarterly Round Ups, led by Named Nurses/Professionals 

Children’s Specialist Course is available to book on via the Prospectus.

Find out more about our safeguarding training offer 2024/2025 

Power points used in mandatory and modular training courses will be available from April 2023.

External training is regularly offered by the following sources and is often free to practitioners from health providers. Before booking on, please can you ensure that your mandatory safeguarding training is up to date and you have sought your line managers approval. Please be mindful that many of these training providers, although offering free training opportunities do charge for non-attendance which can be anything from £50 -£100 per place depending on the provider, and cancellations need to be provided prior to the training some asking for as much as 2 weeks’ notice, so please check the cancellation policy prior to booking any training to ensure that you can meet the requirements. Thank you

If you are concerned, please contact the Trust Safeguarding hub for further advice and support 0151 351 8484 (office hours) or email