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Community safety introduction

This free two and a half hour workshop aims to introduce you to community safety issues in a practical and interactive way.

It covers the changing national perspective, will help you understand how community safety is addressed in Derbyshire and gives you chance to think about how your role fits in to the agenda. It will also equip you with the tools to access useful community safety information with ease.


Classroom training is not currently available. You may wish to complete the eLearning version of this course, which is available within Derbyshire Learning Online. Search for Community Safety: An Introduction.

Intended audience

All community safety partners and professionals who would like to know more about community safety, elected members and Derbyshire County Council staff (front line staff and line management – any department).

What is covered

You will learn more about the following:

  • community safety
  • community safety jargon explained
  • national context
  • incorporating community safety in all services
  • community safety priorities
  • local partnerships and their structures
  • county wide and local initiatives
  • what Safer Derbyshire is
  • the work of the council's community safety unit
  • the work of the Safer Derbyshire research and information team
  • the Safer Derbyshire website

Course dates

  • No dates currently available 

Courses are usually held at County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire.

To attend any of these events you'll need to book your place via Derbyshire Learning Online.

How to book

Our booking procedures have changed. You now require a Derbyshire Learning Online user account to be able to book onto this course.

If you already have an account:

  • login to Derbyshire Learning Online
  • using the course search function search for 'community safety introduction'
  • enrol onto to the course
  • you'll then see a list of available events
  • select your chosen event and ‘sign-up’ to book your place
  • please ensure you fill in all mandatory fields
  • submit your booking
  • you'll receive an email confirmation of your booking
  • if you need to cancel or amend your booking you'll need to do this via Derbyshire Learning Online
  • if we need to cancel or amend your booking, we'll let you know - for example, an administrator may ask you to change sessions if we've more than our set quota of delegates from your organisation.

If you need help to book your place, please see the ‘How to book a place on a community safety course – self serve’ guidance attached to this page.

Request an account for Derbyshire Learning Online

If you've completed community safety eLearning modules in the past, you should already have an account set up. You can login using the username and password you used previously.

If you do not have an account, follow the instructions for your organisation.

Derbyshire partner agencies and school governors

Derbyshire partner agency staff, volunteers and school governors wishing to book onto community safety courses will need to create an account to access Derbyshire Learning Online. You'll only need to do this once.

  • to request a registration key please email:
  • tell us which course you are interested in and which organisation you are from
  • you'll receive an email detailing how to create an account, including a registration key
  • once your account has been approved, you will be able to access both community safety classroom-based courses and eLearning modules - it may take a few days for your account to be approved

If you've requested a registration key from another training team, please create your account using that and wait for your account approval. You can then access our courses via that account.

If you need help to create an account, please see the ‘How to create your new Derbyshire Learning Online account’ guidance attached to this page.

If you've forgotten your password, click on ‘Lost Password?’ on the Derbyshire Learning Online login page and follow the instructions.

Derbyshire County Council employees

Derbyshire County Council employees, elected members and Derbyshire school employees with SAP payroll numbers should already have accounts set up within Derbyshire Learning Online. You can log-in with your SAP payroll number or email address and your saved password.

Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire school employees without SAP payroll numbers should email: to request access.

If you've forgotten your password, click on ‘Lost Password?’ on the Derbyshire Learning Online login page and follow the instructions.

More information

If you would like more information about the course content and suitability please email:

For advice on Derbyshire Learning Online account creation and access to this course please contact