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KBSP Training

KBSP Inter-agency Training 

KBSP inter-agency training aims to increase participants’ knowledge and skills in the field of safeguarding so that professionals can provide high quality services and improve outcomes for adults, children, young people and their families and carers. Inter-agency training complements single agency and professional training by focusing on effectively working together to meet the needs of adults, children and families.

Attending training in mixed groups has been proven to build relationships between different workplaces, which is important for multi-agency working. It also means that people can share their experiences and learn from each other. It is our objective to deliver quality training in a safe and reflective environment.

We review the training programme annually and revise it according to the feedback received from our partner agencies, course participants, identified learning from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, examples of best practice, and in line with changes to legislation and statutory guidance.

The training we currently offer is aimed at professionals that work with adults, children & young people, families and communities.

Please also see the resources and training providers on the Training Resources page.


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KBSP Training Programme

Below is a list of both our core and specialist courses. All of our courses are inter-agency (multi-agency). These are delivered either by our KBSP trainer or by a partnering agency. Our training programme is a hybrid programme, offering both online and in-person courses.

We recommend that staff attend specialist courses once every two years, in between attending their chosen core training for their working group (see the 'Choosing The Right Course For You' section further down the page to discover your working group).



The below core training courses must be attended in the order provided below.

If you have previously attended our Advanced Child Protection course within the last two years, you may refresh your training with the same course or choose one of our specialist courses. 

If you have not attended any KBSP training previously, you must attend the Working Together: Our Shared Responsibility course first. Each training is a prerequisite for the next (e.g. Managers with roles that fit into our working Group D, will need to complete all three over the course of 3 months; Working Together: Our Shared Responsibility (month one), Advanced Child Protection Training for Safeguarding Leads and Specialist Practitioners (month two), Child Protection for Managers training (month three).


  • Working Together: Our Shared Responsibility (NHS Level 2) Working Groups: B & C
  • Advanced Child Protection Training For Safeguarding Leads and Specialist Practitioners (NHS Level 3) Working Groups: C & D
  • Child Protection For Managers (NHS Level 4) Working Group: D
  • Safeguarding Adults (NHS Level 3) Working Group: B & D



Please check the 'Working Groups' blue drop down menu in the 'How To Choose The Right Course For you' section to see which courses are applicable to your role. Every course on the LMS provides the suitability of the course in the course descriptions.

  • Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding (Level 3)
  • Safer Recruitment (children, adults and education workforce) (Level 3)
  • Female Genital Mutilation; a compassionate approach to working with our communities (the Bristol model) (Level 3)
  • Graded Care Profile2 (GCP2) Training (education workforce and multi-agency sessions)
  • Raising awareness of child exploitation; Contextual Safeguarding approach (Level 2)

Fees For Training

If your agency does not currently contribute to the KBSP budget, there will be a fee for attending KBSP inter-agency training.

Please note our fees for training courses below:

  • £100 per person for a full-day course
  • £50 per person for a half-day course

All applicants must include full invoicing details when they book within our electronic booking system, regardless of whether your place is funded, in case we need to charge in line with our cancellation policy.

Please ensure that details provided are correct and include a purchase order or budget code/cost code relating to your organisation - please check this with your line manager or finance team before booking a course. Mark 'N/A' in the PO/Budget code field if this is not applicable to your organisation or agency.

Bristol City Council Staff (excluding Local Authority school staff): Cost codes MUST be included on application. This can be obtained from your manager.

Voluntary Organisations: If your income is less than £100,000 per annum then places can be booked for 50% of the full charge. We can only accept requests for half price places at the time of booking.


Cancellation and No-Show Policy

If you need to cancel your training place, please cancel your place on the Learning Management System (LMS).

If you are outside of the two working day cancellation period highlighted below, please also follow up in writing with an email to the training team at explaining the cause of your absence. Please copy your manager into any cancellation emails.

Please be aware your reason for non-attendance is essential to ensure we only invoice for cancellation or non-attendance where it is proportionate and fair to do so. If the reason is not provided, a charge for the full cost of the place will incur.

KBSP Cancellation Policy:

  • Places cancelled more than two working days (Monday – Friday) prior to the course date = no charge
  • Places cancelled less than two working days (Monday – Friday) prior to the course date = full course charge - If you need to cancel your place less than two working days prior to the course date please include your reason for cancellation (workload, staff absence, illness etc.).
  • Non-attendance at a course without cancellation = full course fee

Applying For Training

The training courses we currently offer are aimed at professionals working with adults, children & young people, families, and communities. These courses are localised to the Bristol area. If your work setting sits on the border between Bristol and South Gloucestershire/Bath and North East Somerset, you may attend KBSP training, but we advise that you check this with your line manager before applying.

The Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership Training team have now launched a new electronic Learning Management System. This LMS is a self service booking system for colleagues and managers and offers more control and management over bookings, evaluations and certificates of core mandatory training and specialist safeguarding training.



You will need to register an account on the Learning Management System before booking training with us.


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Once you have a registered account, you will be able to book a place on any of our core and specialist courses on offer through the learning management system.

Delegate Managers: any organisations where managers or nominated leads are responsible for co-ordinating applications on behalf of colleagues, there is availability on the learning management system to be assigned as a delegate manager to manage bookings of others. To be assigned as a delegate manager please create an account in the usual way and then email admin to request DM status at:


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If you are having trouble registering or logging into the LMS please see our LMS USER GUIDE.

Choosing The Right Course For You

To choose the right course for you, read through the below working groups to identify the group that is most relevant to the safeguarding and child protection duties within your role. Our 'Frequently asked questions' may also help with any questions you have before applying.

Once you have decided which working group correlates with your role and responsibilities, please see register for your account within the Learning Management System and book a suitable course.

Group A: 

  • You have some, infrequent contact with children and/or families but do not work directly with children as part of your job, however you do have a responsibility to contribute to the safeguarding of children.
  • Examples of Group A jobs include drivers, caretakers, HR staff, trustees, domestic staff, security staff.
  • Group A training is not inter agency, it should be provided by your own agency and will be referred to as Induction/Foundation/Awareness/In-house training.
  • Group A staff do not need to complete any inter agency Child Protection training.
  • All staff should receive Group A training from their employer.


Group B:

  • You have contact with children and/or families on a regular basis, the majority of them do not have social care involvement.
  • You need to recognise safeguarding and Child Protection concerns and act on them appropriately. You might attend family meetings in relation to concerns, contribute to assessments and plans and work with other agencies and organisations to help keep children safe. You will do this with the support of your lead safeguarding professional.
  • Group B staff should complete inter agency training.
  • Examples of Group B jobs include, teaching and pastoral support staff in schools, early years practitioners, Police, Probation practitioners, healthcare practitioners working with children or families, practitioners in VCSE organisations, youth workers.


Group C: 

  • You have contact with children and/or families on a regular basis. You work intensively with children/families where there are safeguarding concerns and/or you have specific responsibility in relation to safeguarding within your setting.
  • Your job might include completing work with children/families directly related to reducing the risk of harm to the children, making decisions about when to request a service from children and families services, completing referrals for specialist services, completing assessments and reports for Child Protection conferences and Child in Need meetings and ensuring that actions allocated to your organisation are completed.
  • You might be responsible for offering advice and support to other staff in your organisation, delivering foundation
    level/induction child protection training for staff and ensuring that policies and practice within your setting is in line with current legislation and statutory guidance.
  • Examples of Group C jobs include: social care practitioners, Designated Safeguarding Leads, Named Safeguarding GP’s, specialist Health Visitors, School Nurses, Safeguarding champions, Investigation officers, Safeguarding Coordination Unit staff


Group D:

  • You are an operational or strategic manager in an organisation that employs staff to work with children and families (or you have responsibility for commissioning services for children and families).
  • You are responsible for ensuring that the safeguarding work undertaken within your setting is effective and efficient.
  • You have oversight for the development of systems, policies and practices within your organisation to keep children safe and work effectively in partnership with others.

KBSP courses are consistently in high demand throughout the training year and our training email inbox is frequently at a very high capacity. If you have an enquiry, please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before contacting the training team with enquiries.

Any enquiries received into the KBSP training email inbox that can be answered on the Frequently Asked Questions page will be deleted without a reply.

If the answer to your enquiry is not given on the FAQ's page, please email the inbox with the subject heading ''NEW ENQUIRY'' and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

Alternative Training Options

Training Resources
There are many e-Learning courses available online, including a lot of free courses. There is a list of e-learning options on the Training Resources page.

KBSP Webinar Series

KBSP have previously provided a series of free webinars on a vast range of safeguarding topics. These sessions lasted for around one hour and are a good way of accessing learning during breaks in your working day. These webinars were recorded, so you can watch them at any time that suits you. Details of upcoming webinars and recorded sessions can be found on the Webinars page.