20 November 2019

Welcome to Manchester Safeguarding Boards online learning offer

The Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board (MSAB) and the Manchester Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB) are statutory bodies made up of organisations that work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults, children and their families.

Together we make up the Manchester Safeguarding Boards and our role is to coordinate and ensure effective safeguarding across the city of Manchester.

MSAB Vision

“Ensuring every citizen in Manchester is able to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Everyone who lives and works in the city has a role to play”

MSCB Vision

“Every child and young person in Manchester should be able to grow up safe; free from abuse, neglect or crime; so allowing them to enjoy a happy and healthy childhood and fulfil their potential.”

If you need Basic Safeguarding Training please complete `Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect`. If you need to complete a refresher Basic Safeguarding Training please complete ‘Refresher - Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect`

The MSB are committed to your continued professional development and to support your learning please make full use of the online courses available through our partner Virtual College.

Online courses are free to anyone who works with children and/or their families, or adults in Manchester

Please note that there is a charge of £25 + VAT if you do not complete an online course within 4 weeks of requesting it.

Each agency/organisation can nominate a representative to be set up as a Departmental Monitor - this role will give them access to all learners’ progress within your organisation and will allow you to monitor and ensure all staff have completed courses relevant to their role and within the given timescales. If your agency would like to nominate a Departmental Monitor please contact MSB by emailing manchestersafeguardingboards@manchester.gov.uk

To view the course brochure which contains over 50 courses please click here. All courses can be requested via the Requested Learning Tab on your learner record, once you have self-registered.

For learning support enquiries please contact Virtual College directly on 01943 885095.

If you already have a user name and password, please click the following link to log in or to request a password reminder.

Once logged in please use the ‘Requested Learning Tab’ to request the new course you wish to carry out.

If you haven't got an account then registration is simple, just click the following link and follow the step-by-step guide:


The MSB provides a wide range of face to face training courses and these can be viewed on our training website training.manchesterscb.org.uk

If you need any safeguarding information or guidance please visit the MSB website www.manchestersafeguardingboards.co.uk and you can follow us on Twitter @McrSafeguarding.