Introduction to BSCB Training

Training programme and application

Guidance to making a referral to First Response

BSCB Training and Conference Team

Bristol Safeguarding Children Board is committed to providing a comprehensive and effective training programme to all agencies within Bristol.

The distinctive character of inter-agency child protection training is a result of a complex web of individual, professional and organisational differences and the challenging nature of child protection.

Training people together can make a significant contribution to building mutually respectful and trusting relationships, which form the foundation of any partnership working; therefore the process and experience of the courses are as important as the content.

Research has shown (Carpenter et al, 2009, The Organisation, Outcomes and Costs of Inter-Agency safeguarding Training to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. London: DCSF) that multiagency training in particular is useful and valued by professionals in developing a shared understanding of child protection and decision making.


Inter-agency Training Programme 2017 to 2018

The BSCB Inter-agency Training Programme aims to increase participants’ knowledge and skills in the field of child protection and safeguarding in order to provide high quality services and improve outcomes for children, young people and their families and carers.

It's our objective to deliver quality training in a safe and reflective environment, and to offer opportunities to all participants to support their own professional development.

To be considered for one of the BSCB training courses you should follow the steps outlined on pages 5 to 6 of the training programme and complete the application form.

Course programme and application form

BSCB training programme March 2017 to April 2018

BSCB application form

Please read the training pathways, FAQ and course descriptions in the training programme before applying to ensure you’re booking the correct training.

Conference:  Perpetrators in Positions of Trust, Monday 29th January 2018, 9.30am - 4.00pm

Below are the details and booking form for our upcoming multi agency conference that is suitable for staff working with children, young people or vulnerable adults.  The event is an opportunity to learn about the characteristics of perpetrators in positions of trust, and how we can build resilience and disruption into our everyday practice. 

This conference will cover only those details relevant to perpetrators who hold positions of trust –  those who work in education, health, emergency services, health, counselling, organised sport or leisure clubs or hold positions of trust within faith organisations.  In other words, our colleagues. 

Please also be aware that there could be footage used during the event of actual offenders speaking about abuse.

Please make sure you select your preferred workshops on the second page of the application form.

Conference Flyer

Conference Application Form

Opoka Training: Supporting Polish Women - Domestic Abuse Information & Awareness Sessions

Opoka Bristol are running training sessions aimed at providing information and raising awareness for Peers, Organisations, Stakeholders and Health and Social Care Professionals in Bristol regarding domestic abuse in the Polish community.

Places are free. Follow the link below to apply for a place;


Guidance on Making a Referral to First Response

Making a referral to First Response: Presentation and training activity, with guidance notes is now available for use by all organisations to cascade best practice in making high quality referrals to Bristol’s front door service.  Download documents here.

Making a Referral Practitioner Booklet

Making a Referral Power Point

Making a Referral - Trainer Prompts

Word Version of Referral Webform

Our Partners:

Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board
NHS Bristol
Bristol City Council
Avon & Somerset Police