Sandwell Children’s Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) has a statutory responsibility to ensure that appropriate training on safeguarding and promoting welfare for children and young people is provided in Sandwell in order to meet local needs.
Our training is aimed at professionals working in all organisations involving children, young people and their families. The Learning & Development sub group devised the catalogue to support locally identified needs and priorities identified from case file audits, local (as well as national) serious case reviews, child death reviews learning reviews and key inspection findings.
Please be aware there is no statutory requirement for Safeguarding Partnerships to deliver basic or awareness raising training courses therefore it is expected that all delegates will have completed these courses within their agencies prior to accessing any of the courses in this catalogue.
Training Guidance and Expectations
The document is available to download here: Training Guidance and Expectations
This document is designed to assist Sandwell Children’s Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) organisations and employers of Sandwell’s Children’s workforce to meet the minimum requirements for the provision of safeguarding children training.
It is designed to provide a framework for single and multi-agency training to enable professionals and volunteers working across different organisations to acquire the skills and knowledge to work effectively within existing guidance and procedures for safeguarding children. It promotes consistency across the children’s workforce for the delivery of such training.
The document has been created by SCSP in conjunction with Artemis eLearning, Domestic Abuse Strategic Partnership (DASP) and Sandwell Children’s Trust (SCT), Targeted Early Help Service.
Whilst the implementation of this document is not mandatory, it represents a standard of good practice.
The SCSP will be utilising a range of methods to seek assurance on the standard and content of training being offered across organisations within the partnership. These will include but are not limited to Section 11 and 175 audits, Quality Performance and Practice audits and single agency review.
The COVID-19 virus has led to significant calls on all of our time and a need to ensure that people are available to complete core tasks. Because of this and linked to the government and WHO guidance, we have decided to cancel all face to face training events until further notice. We hope that you understand this decision.
We have been working hard to explore how we can best deliver the learning and development sessions that are needed in the best way possible, given these unprecedented circumstances. There is a suite of eLearning modules now available and other training sessions, such as Core Working together Level 3, are being delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams to maintain a training offer.