Local Authority Children’s Services Portal

All your Safeguarding Children modules in one place
Developed in partnership with children’s charity Barnardo’s and Leeds City Council for all their safeguarding children courses, this portal contains over 6 hours of training on a range of topics.


  • Charity
  • Health
  • Local Government

Available as

  • Off the shelf
  • Fully Bespoke

The system runs on a customised version of Moodle that we developed for Leeds City Council, and serves as the main gateway for safeguarding training for the local authority.

Your learning outcomes
The portal could be your learners’ gateway to a series of courses that will provide them with an awareness of legislation and Government policy supporting Child Protection, and an understanding of their role in protecting children.

The Modules in your portal could include:

  • The social model of disability
  • Local context of provision for disabled children: an overview from a local, national, legislative and social policy framework.
  • Safeguarding disabled children
  • Multi-agency working
  • Early intervention
  • Communication and participation

We can customise the portal to include all relevant safeguarding courses. All legislation and best practice updates are written by Barnardo’s which ensures your training is always relevant and up-to-date.

Each module incorporates a range of methods including quizzes, web links and a final assessment quiz to develop your learners’ understanding and confidence in dealing with this difficult issue.

Course duration: each module lasts approx 45 minutes.
Learners have the option to bookmark progress and complete the course in chunks.

Stay up-to-date
If you buy our Safeguarding e-learning courses you’ll get any updates we make, so you’ll always be up-to-date with current legislation.

Learning by design
All of our Safeguarding e-learning courses are highly interactive with rich graphics and audio-visual content, blending a variety of question-types to encourage your learners to apply concepts to their daily work routine. An optional end-of-course test assesses learners on the level of knowledge they’ve retained. Pass rates can be set as required.

Easy to implement & customise
This e-learning portal is produced using Marshall E-Learning’s customised version of Moodle, you’ll also get our Learning Management System which allows you to manage all your e-learning and track completed training.

Our in-house developers can quickly & effectively adapt this course to your sector and organisation, giving you the option to add your own graphics, photos & video, and amend content to include your policies, procedures and key areas.

At Marshalls we’re totally focused on creating content that’s exactly right for your learners. That’s why we’ve built our business around customising our existing courses to match the needs of specific organisations. And if something completely original’s required, we’ll make a bespoke course for you from scratch.

When we do this, our approach is guided by a few key principles.

Organisational Need
Why do you need to provide learning for your users – specifically? Is there a compliance need, a requirement to raise performance – or generate positive outcomes for external stakeholders? We prioritise making this clear as the first step in all of our projects.

Learner Centric
Who are your learners? What are their preferred learning styles? What do they know already? How confident are they with using technology? We’ll put these questions to you, and base our approach around the picture we build up.

Learning Outcomes
We use these to decide what every screen in every course we make is intended to achieve. What is it – exactly – that learners need to explain, describe, distinguish or list? Defining these up-front keeps every project on course as we move from initial proposal, through to storyboarding and then development.

Page-turning e-learning just doesn’t work. All of our courses are highly interactive, making extensive use of scenarios in particular. Rich media is used as appropriate, from audio-visual resources through to animations and bespoke graphics.

Respect for Learners
Treating learners as adults is vital to us. People don’t learn well if they feel they’re being patronised, and we aim to let users manage their own learning experience. We do this by writing our courses with an honest, direct tone, and giving learners choices in the form of additional learning resources and open navigational features.

‘What’s in it for me?’ is a question that all of our learners should be able to answer.

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