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What Our Delegates Have Said

The tutor was really passionate and the clips that were shown were very well put together

The multi agency training mix of professionals gave me additional knowledge

Trainer is very knowledgeable and disseminated information that was easily understood and engaging

A difficult topic was dealt with sensitivity and very detailed explanations

This course has made me realise that I have a lot to learn a lot about safeguarding children

Informative and sensitively delivered on what is a difficult subject

Everyone shares a responsibility for safeguarding, protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults irrespective of individual roles.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Adults and Children Boards continues to provide a programme of high quality courses, providing an excellent opportunity to learn together with the overall aim that working together effectively leads to better improved outcomes for children, young people and adults by:

  • A shared understanding of the principles, roles and responsibilities outlined in national guidance and local arrangements for safeguarding children, young people and adults.
  • More effective and integrated services at both the strategic and individual case level;
  • Improved communication and information sharing between professionals, including a common understanding of key terms, definitions and thresholds for action;
  • Effective working relationships, including an ability to work in multi-disciplinary groups or teams;
  • Learning from both local and national case review processes.

Training provided by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Board is governed by the following inter-agency principles:

  1. Training is informed and governed by equal opportunities and reflects the diversity of the Cambridgeshire community.
  2. The training promotes and recognises the need for children and families to participate in the safeguarding process.
  3. Training promotes the need for inter-agency working to effectively safeguard children and adults from harm.
  4. All individuals who work with children, young people or adults at risk in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors have access to the training.
  5. Training is responsive to local needs and is subject to regular evaluation and review.
Course Levels

To ensure that multi-agency training is being accessed by the correct practitioners Working Together 2010, revised in 2015, describes target audiences (Groups 1 – 8). These groups do not correspond to vocational or academic qualifications. It is the role of your manager to determine what training you should access.

Group 1 (Click to open)

Group 1 training courses are for Staff who are in infrequent contact with children, young people and/or/ parents/carers.

This group of staff need a ‘basic’ understanding and ‘awareness’ of safeguarding issues, know how to recognise child abuse, know what normal child development is and to know what to do if they suspect a child is being abused. (Level 1 Training).

Staff include: Librarians, GP Receptionists, community advice centre staff, groundsmen, recreation assistants, and environmental health officers.

Group 2 (Click to open)

Group 2 training courses are for those in regular contact or have a period of intense but irregular contact, with children, young people and /or parents/carers including all clinical health staff.

In addition to basic understanding and awareness of safeguarding issues, this group of staff need to have an awareness of the necessity of information sharing, assessment (Common assessment framework,), or accurate recording, knowledge of how to use the escalation policy and an appreciation of their own roles and responsibilities to safeguard children. (Level 2 Training).

Staff include: Housing, hospital staff, YOS Staff and staff in secure settings, the police other than those is specialist child protection roles, sports development officers, disability specialists, faith groups, community youth groups, play scheme volunteers.

Group 3 (Click to open)

Group 3 training courses are for members of the workforce who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers.

In addition to the skills needed for Groups 1 and 2 within this group need to be aware of the importance of family history, the impact of parenting issued and of working together to identify, assess and meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding issues. (Level 3 Training).

Staff include: Paediatricians, GP’s, youth workers, those working the early years sector, residential staff, midwives, school nurses, health visitors, sexual health staff, teachers, probation staff, sports club welfare officers, whose working with adults in, for example, learning disability, mental health, alcohol and drug misuse services, those working in community play schemes.

Group 4 (Click to open)

Group 4 training courses are for members of the workforce who have particular responsibilities in relation to undertaking section 47 enquiries.

This group of staff need to have the skills needed for the above groups and need to have an awareness of section 47 enquiries, taking emergency action, professional judgements and working with complexity and a greater understanding or engagement with children and families. (Level 3 Training).

Staff include:  Professionals from health, trainers, education, police and children’s social care, those who work with complex cases and social work staff responsible for co-ordination assessments of children in need.

Group 5 (Click to open)

Group 5 training courses are for professional advisors, named and designated lead professionals

In addition to the content for Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 this group of staff need to (if they are advising these groups of staff) have an understanding of promoting effectiveness, professional practice and giving advice to others (Level 3 – 4 training).

Staff include: Designated Doctors / Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Group 6 (Click to open)

Group 6 training courses are for Operational Managers at all levels.

Skills are needed for Groups 1-4 (if supervising staff in those groups) and this group of staff need an awareness of supervising child protection cases, managing performance to promote effective interagency practice and specialist training for key roles.

Staff include: Practice supervisors, from line managers and managers of child protection units.

Group 7 (Click to open)

Group 7 training courses are for Senior managers responsible for strategic management of services

In addition to the content for Groups 1-3 this group need to have an awareness of Section 11 expectations, roles and responsibilities.

Staff include: NHS Board Members.

Group 8 (Click to open)

Group 8 training courses are for Members of the LSCB

In addition to the content for groups 1-3 and roles and responsibilities this group need to have an awareness of the expectations of members to promote effective co-operation and improve effectiveness, current policy, lessons learnt from serious case reviews and specialist training to undertake their nominated roles.

Staff include: Board members, Independent Chair, Director of Children’s Services, Elected Members, Lay Members, Members of executive and sub/task Groups, business support team, inter-agency trainers.

Annual Conferences

Presentations from the C&P LSCB Annual Conference 2018 can be found below

1. CSA presentation
2. Why are we here?
3. Centre of expertise presentation – Challenges and Myths
4. IWF – Threats and Responses
6. The Paediatric Forensic Medical Examination
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