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.
KBSP CORE COURSES
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).
KBSP SPECIALIST COURSES
All of our courses are inter agency, including the below specialist courses. These are delivered either by our KBSP Trainer or by a partnering agency.
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 to discover your working group).
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, ready to use on Monday 5th June 2023 for colleagues and managers to have more control and management over bookings, evaluations and certificates of core mandatory training and specialist safeguarding training.
All our KBSP course dates and materials for 2023-2024 training year are now available within the system.
Registering For Training: You will need to register for an account on the Learning Management System before applying for/ booking any training with us.
Applying For Training: Once you have a registered account you are able to book any of our core and specialist courses on offer within the learning management system.
Delegate Managers: Any organisations where managers or nominated leads are responsible for co-ordinating applications on behalf of colleagues, there will be availability on the learning management system to be set up as a delegate manager to manage bookings of others. To be set up as a delegate manager please contact KBSP.email@example.com
User Guide For The LMS: Please read the user guide here for our new Learning Management System (LMS).
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:
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.
If you need to cancel your training place, please cancel your place on the Learning Management System (LMS).
If you are outside of the ten working day cancellation period highlighted below, please also follow up in writing with an email to the training team at KBSP.firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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.
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 email@example.com inbox with the subject heading ''NEW ENQUIRY'' and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.
KBSP Webinar Series
KBSP are currently running a series of free webinars on a vast range of safeguarding topics. These sessions last for around one hour and are a good way of accessing learning during breaks in your working day. We also record the webinars so if you are not able to attend the live event, you can watch the recording any time that suits you. Details of upcoming webinars and recorded sessions can be found on the Webinars page.