All training provided by Peterborough Safeguarding Children Board is governed by the following inter-agency principles:
Training is informed and governed by equal opportunities and reflects the diversity of the Peterborough community.
The training promotes and recognises the need for working in partnership with parents and carers.
Training promotes the need for inter-agency working to effectively safeguard children from harm.
All individuals who work with children and/ or their carers in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors have access to the training.
Training is responsive to local needs and is subject to regular evaluation and review.
Download the Peterborough Safeguarding Boards Professional Development Programme 2016-2017 (updated January 2017) for all of our available courses
What Our Delegates Are Saying
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Informative and sensitively delivered on what is a difficult subject
This course has made me realise that I have a lot to learn a lot about safeguarding children
A difficult topic was dealt with sensitivity and very detailed explanations
To ensure that multi-agency training is being accessed by the correct practitioners Working Together 2010, revised in 2015 describes target audiences (Groups 1 – 6). 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 training courses are for those who come into occasional contact with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults who are parents, but who do not work directly and specifically with these groups and may become aware of possible abuse or neglect. This includes staff who have infrequent contact with children, young people and parents / carers. For example: GP receptionists, librarians, Voluntary and Faith group staff, Administrative Assistants in front line services i.e. Children’s Social Care or health, catering staff in a school or hospital, a nurse in a nursing home for elderly people where children regularly visit, recreation assistants,environment health officers, community wardens, housing officers.
Group 2 training courses are for those who regularly work providing a service directly and specifically to children, young people and/or vulnerable adults who are parents or who have a period of intense, but irregular contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults who are parents. This includes staff who may be in a position to identify concerns about maltreatment, including those that may arise from the use of the CAF. For example; staff from housing, police other than those in specialist child protection roles, sports development officers, disability specialists, play scheme volunteers or those with safeguarding responsibilities in faith and community groups. People in Group 2 are expected to complete training and development opportunities up to this level, but may attend other courses if places are available.
Group 3 & 4 training courses are for those who work predominantly with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults who are parents. These workers may contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns or have particular responsibilities in relation to undertaking child protection enquiries. For example: paediatricians, GPs, youth workers, early years staff, midwives, school nurses, health visitors, teachers, probation staff, police, social workers. This also includes staff who work predominantly with adults in services such as learning disability, mental health, alcohol and drug misuse services. In addition to training specifically for groups 3 and 4, staff should ensure they have a thorough understanding of the training courses available to staff in group 2, and may access these courses if not.
Group 5 & 6 training courses are for those with a supervisory role, including professional advisors, named and designated lead professionals, team and operational managers at all levels, including practice supervisors and front line mangers. This group needs to have a thorough understanding of Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015). In addition to training specifically for groups 5 and 6, staff should ensure that they have a thorough understanding of the courses available to staff in groups 2-4, and may access these courses if not.
FOR THE ATTENTION OF HEALTH COLLEAGUES
All the training offered in the brochure is multi-agency and not agency specific. All health staff are required to access the appropriate level of training offered within their own agency. Once staff have completed all of the mandatory training required for their role they may access the multi-agency training offered within this brochure. Please discuss the level of training required for your role with your line manager.
- Health Training Level 1 → Access PSCB Levels 1 &2
- Health Training Level 2 → Access PSCB Levels 2 & 3
- Health Training Level 3 → Access PSCB Level 3 & 4
- Health Training Level 4 → Access PSCB Level 5
Working Together 2015 states that;
“LSCB’s should monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of training including multi-agency training, for all professionals in the area. Training should cover how to identify and respond early to the needs of all vulnerable children, including: unborn children, babies; older children; young carers; disabled children; and those who are in secure settings”.
It is a mandatory requirement that all single agency training in relation to safeguarding children provided across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area should be ‘validated’ either by the Cambridgeshire LSCB or the Peterborough LSCB.
The documents below, will support you and your agency to submit your safeguarding children training for validation to either LSCB.