The Barnet Safeguarding Children Partnership

Training programme

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Barnet Safeguarding Children Partnership provides training for all professionals and volunteers working with children and young people in Barnet. All our training courses are free to access and cover a range of subjects, from introductory safeguarding training to specialist topics. We also host learning events and conferences, including Professional and Young People Forums on particular themes, through the year so please do check back here regularly. 

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.  Training should be refreshed every three years in line with your organisation's policies and procedures. 

If you have any feedback on our training offer or would like to request training on a particular topic, we would love to hear from you. Email us at bscp@barnet.gov.uk.

How to book on a course

Training can be booked via the Council wide Learning Management System, The POD.   To view and book on courses please create an account on the system.  If you have any difficulty in creating an account contact childrens.workforce@barnet.gov.uk

The BSCP 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. Training is offered to staff and volunteers who deal with children, young people and/or families within Barnet.

As a helpful overview of the current multi-agency workforce development programme, ahead of your registration on The POD.  please find an overview here /assets/1/multi-agency_programme_2021-22.docx 

E-learning courses

Barnet offers five e-learning safeguarding courses which can be completed in your own time, at your own pace. These courses are:

  • Introduction to child protection
  • Further child protection
  • Introduction to adult/child protection
  • Further adult/child protection
  • E-safety course.

Read more information about the courses here; they are suitable for all multi-agency professionals working with children and young people in Barnet, including the voluntary, community and faith sector, and take 1-2 hours to complete. To sign up, email childrens.workforce@barnet.gov.uk with the name of the course you would like to complete.

Research in Practice work with organisations to support evidence-informed practice with children, young people and families and have a wealth of resources and webinars available across a range of safeguarding and child protection topics. Barnet Council subscribe to this resource and have kindly agreed to open it up to partners. If you have a Barnet.gov.uk email address you can create an account on the site; if you are a partner agency or work in any of our integrated teams, you can request a free account here.

MindEd mental health e-learning resources are available for people who volunteer, work or are studying to work with infants, children or teenagers. Learning is applicable across health, social care, education, criminal justice and community settings.

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