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Training during the COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all training will take place online via Zoom video conference until further notice. Full day courses will be delivered as two half day sessions one week apart to limit video call fatigue. Training groups are smaller than usual to allow for effective engagement and learning.

Training Team Update

Dates for September 2021 - March 2022 are now available to view in the drop menus of the relevant course titles.

These are the three courses currently available:

 

Working Together: Our Shared Responsibility

Advanced Child Protection training for Specialist Practitioners and Safeguarding Leads

Child Protection for Managers

 

More training course/dates will be made available at a later time.

Please be aware that these courses are currently in high demand. If you wish to attend a specific training date, please apply for your chosen course at least two months prior to the course start date for a higher chance of gaining a place.

Alternatives to attending a training course

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 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 cannot 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.

KBSP Inter-agency Training

KBSP Inter-agency Training aims to increase participants’ knowledge and skills in the field of child protection and safeguarding so professionals can provide high quality services and improve outcomes for 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 children and families.

This training is for all agencies in Bristol. Doing 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 nearly all children’s safeguarding training aimed at professionals that work with children, young people and families. We do not currently offer inter-agency adults safeguarding training. If you work with adults with care and support needs and require safeguarding adults training, please see the resources and training providers on the Training Resources page.

How to choose the right course for you

Please use the working groups, course description (aims and objectives) and frequently asked questions to help you to select a course that is suitable for you.

Working Groups

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

Course Fees

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

  • £80 per person for a full-day course (full day courses are currently split into two half day sessions one week apart).
  • £40 per person for a half-day course

We need full, accurate details for who to invoice for all course applications, regardless of whether your place is funded in case we need to charge under our cancellation policy. Please ensure that the details you provide for this on your application form are correct and provide a purchase order if required by your organisation.

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 application so please be sure to mention this on your form.

Bristol City Council staff (excluding Local Authority school staff): We need a cost code for all bookings. This can be obtained from your manager.

Cancellation and No-show Policy

If you need to cancel, please email the training administrator at KBSP.training@bristol.gov.uk. Please copy your manager into any cancellation emails.

  • Places cancelled more than ten working days (Monday – Friday) prior to the course date = no charge
  • Places cancelled less than ten working days (Monday – Friday) prior to the course date = full course charge. If you need to cancel your place less than ten 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

If you can’t attend a course on the day, please email the training administrator ASAP.

Complete an application form

Please complete the application form in full. We cannot accept application forms that do not contain full invoicing details, even if you receive a funded place. See the Course Fees section for further information about funded places.

To submit your application, follow the instructions at the end of the form. This process varies for different agencies so please read the instructions carefully. Please copy in your line manager to all application submissions.

Your place on the course is not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email. This is because we allocate places on courses to ensure it is truly inter-agency. The confirmation email will be sent to the email address supplied on your application form so please ensure this is correct.

Download the KBSP Application form 2021-2022

Training Courses

Please be aware that these courses are currently in high demand. If you wish to attend a specific training date, please apply for your chosen course at least two months prior to the course start date for a higher chance of gaining a place. Once you have chosen your date for training please download and complete the application form.

Suitable for working groups: B & C

NHS level: This is a level 3 course suitable for those without specific safeguarding responsibility, or those who are new to their safeguarding role who will go on to complete additional safeguarding training.

Course length: two half-day sessions, one week apart. You must attend both part one and two to complete the course.

Cost: £80 per person (see course fees section for exemptions). 

Course Description

Aims: To develop knowledge and skills gained from Group A single agency training and increase understanding of the roles of other agencies in child protection, and the importance of working together to keep children safe.


Objectives: After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the signs and symptoms of child abuse.
  • Describe the impact that individual values and experiences can have on how we view the thresholds for intervention with family life.
  • Identify the current processes used for safeguarding and child protection concerns in Bristol
  • Demonstrate an increased understanding of other agencies roles in child protection, and the need to work together to keep children safe.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of individual responsibility when we have concerns about a child, a colleague, or practices within an organisation.
  • Explain how to make sure that children are listened to and heard in child protection practice.

 

Course Dates

Courses are delivered online via Zoom and split in to two half day sessions, one week apart to mitigate technology fatigue and for effective learning. You must attend both part one and two to complete the course.

 

Part One: Monday 12th April 2021 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Monday 19th April 2021 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Monday 10th May 2021 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Monday 17th May 2021 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Tuesday 15th June 2021 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Tuesday 22nd June 2021 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Monday 5th July 2021 - 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Monday 12th July 2021 - 09:00 – 12:15

August Break - No Training

Part One: Wednesday 1st September 2021 – 13:15 - 16:30 and Part Two: Wednesday 8th September 2021 – 13:15 - 16:30 

Part One: Thursday 16th September 2021 – 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Thursday 23rd September 2021 – 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Tuesday 5th October 2021 – 09:00 - 12:15 and Part Two: Tuesday 12th October 2021 – 09:00 - 12:15

Part One: Tuesday 19th October 2021 – 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Tuesday 26th October 2021 – 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Wednesday 3rd November 2021 – 13:15 – 16:30 and Part Two: Wednesday 10th November 2021 – 13:15 – 16:30

Part One: Thursday 18th November 2021 – 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Thursday 25th November 2021 – 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Tuesday 7th December 2021 – 13:15 – 16:30 and Part Two: Tuesday 14th December 2021 – 13:15 – 16:30

Part One: Wednesday 5th January 2022 – 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Wednesday 12th January 2022 – 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Tuesday 1st February 2022 – 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Tuesday 8th February 2022 – 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Wednesday 16th February 2022 – 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Wednesday 23rd February 2022 – 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Wednesday 2nd March 2022 – 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Wednesday 9th March 2022 – 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Wednesday 16th March 2022- 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Wednesday 23rd March 2022- 09:00 – 12:15

Suitable for working groups: C & D

NHS Level: Level 3 specialist practitioner

Course length: two half-day sessions, one week apart. You must attend both part one and two to complete the course.

Cost: £80 per person (see course fees section for exemptions). 

Course Description

Aims: Develop understanding of the advanced practitioners roles and responsibilities in relation to child protection and improve confidence in safeguarding and child protection practice, including the use of challenge and escalation appropriately.

Objectives: After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the signs and symptoms of child abuse, including the different ways that children disclose
  • Explain the difference between safeguarding and child protection
  • Provide specific examples of how to overcome barriers to effective inter agency working in partnership
  • Describe the elements required for making a quality assessment of children’s needs and requesting a service from children & family services (making a good referral)
  • Explain the basic technique used to speak with children about abuse, and gain practical experience of use of the technique
  • Identify the role of the police in child abuse investigations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what to consider when assessing whether a child is in need or in need of protection (CIN or CP) and the relevant actions to take
  • Take part in assessments using the signs of safety approach

 

Course Dates

Courses are delivered online via Zoom and split in to two half day sessions, one week apart to mitigate technology fatigue and for effective learning. You must attend both part one and two to complete the course.

 

Part One: Tuesday 13th April 2021 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Tuesday 20th April 2021 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Monday 18th May 2021 13:15 – 16:30 and Part Two: Monday 25th May 2021 13:15 – 16:30

Part One: Tuesday 15th June 2021 13:15 – 16:30 and Part Two: Tuesday 22nd June 2021 13:15 – 16:30

Part One: Monday 19th July 2021 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Monday 26th July 2021 09:00 – 12:15

August Break - No Training

Part One: Tuesday 7th September 2021 – 09:00 - 12:15 and Part Two: Tuesday 14th September 2021 – 09:00 - 12:15

Part One: Tuesday 21st September 2021 – 13:15 – 16:30 and Part Two: Tuesday 28th September 2021 – 13:15 – 16:30

Part One: Wednesday 6th October 2021 – 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Wednesday 13th October 2021 – 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Wednesday 20th October 2021 - 13:15 - 16:30 and Part Two: Wednesday 27th October 2021 - 13:15 - 16:30

Part One: Thursday 21st October 2021 – 13:15 – 16:30 and Part Two: Thursday 28th October 2021 – 13:15 – 16:30 POSTPONED

Part One: Tuesday 2nd November 2021 – 13:15 – 16:30 and Part Two: Tuesday 9th November 2021 – 13:15 – 16:30

Part One: Thursday 2nd December 2021 – 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Thursday 9th December 2021 – 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Tuesday 4th January 2022 – 13:15 – 16:30 and Part Two: Tuesday 11th January 2022 – 13:15 – 16:30

Part One: Tuesday 18th January 2022 – 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Tuesday 25th January 2022 – 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Thursday 20th January 2022 – 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Thursday 27th January 2022 – 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Thursday 3rd February 2022 – 13:15 – 16:30 and Part Two: Thursday 10th February 2022 – 13:15 – 16:30

Part One: Thursday 17th February 2021 – 13:15 – 16:30 and Part Two: Thursday 24th February 2021 – 13:15 – 16:30

Part One: Tuesday 1st March 2022 – 09:00 – 12:15 and Part Two: Tuesday 8th March 2022 – 09:00 – 12:15

Part One: Tuesday 15th March 2022 – 13:15 – 16:30 and Part Two: Tuesday 22nd March 2022 – 13:15 – 16:30

Suitable for working group: D

NHS Level: Level 4

Course length: two half-day sessions, one week apart. You must attend both part one and two to complete the course.

Cost: £80 per person (see course fees section for exemptions). 

Course Description

Aims: To enhance good practice in leadership through inter-agency discussion and reflection on the expectations placed on all agencies around the protection of children from harm.

Objectives: After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Reflect on learning from Serious Case Reviews in relation to the role managers play in the findings.
  • Reflect on the impact different leadership styles have on keeping children safe.
  • Identify the role of the LADO and actions that managers must take when there are concerns raised about a member of staff
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to ensure that children are kept safe during organisational change
  • Provide specific examples of how to overcome barriers to working in partnership
  • Explore the importance of supervision in keeping children safe

 

Course Dates 

Courses are delivered online via Zoom and split in to two half day sessions, one week apart to mitigate technology fatigue and for effective learning. You must attend both part one and two to complete the course.

 

Part One: Wednesday 24th November 2021 - 13:15 - 16:30 and Wednesday 1st December 2021 - 13:15 - 16:30

 

More dates TBC

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before contacting the training team with enquiries.