Professional Networks – Workforce Development
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As part of its Learning and Development Strategy, the LSCB provides a series of multi-agency safeguarding Learning and Development opportunities including core courses and our additional specialised courses, as well as briefing sessions and conferences.
As well as providing access to multiagency training, our main focus is understanding the impact of that training. Therefore it is really important that you should complete the evaluation forms after each training session. We will also explore, through our quality assurance system, how well the training has been used to improve outcomes for children.
Barnet LSCB inter agency safeguarding training is offered to staff and volunteers who come into contact with children, young people and/or families within Barnet.
The training is delivered at different levels:
- Introduction to Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People is for those staff whose work brings them into contact with children and families and adults who are parents or carers. Usually this course is accessed in house; however the LSCB has a multi-agency course for those who are not able to do this. The course is a four hour session and will be held on average once a week during term time.
- Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People is for those staff who work regularly with children and families and adults who are parents or carers. This consists of a two day course which is run on a city wide basis and will take place on average once a week during term time. This is the equivalent to Health Level 3 training.
- Additional and Specialist courses and briefings for those staff working with children, families and/or adults who are parents or carers. These courses look at specific issues in relation to safeguarding such as neglect, compromised parenting and safer recruitment.
The LSCB hosts an annual conference which also offers an opportunity for practitioners to further expand their skills and knowledge through specialist training, key note speeches and networking opportunities.
Individuals should identify their training needs and which courses are appropriate for them through supervision and discussions with their organisation's safeguarding representatives, based upon their job roles and contact with children and young people (see our chart for guidance).
Training should be updated every three years in line with your own organisation's policies and procedures. A refresher briefing is provided by the LSCB to help professionals achieve this.
Health staff who access Level 1 and 2 training in-house have received the equivalent to Introduction to Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People. Therefore Health staff looking for Level 3 training need to access the LSCB Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People.
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