Training Programme

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Bexley Safeguarding Partnership for Children and Young People provides training and development opportunities for anyone who works or volunteers with children and young people in Bexley. This is to help them safeguard and promote the welfare of children effectively. The opportunities available reflect different levels of responsibility.

Practitioners and managers must be able to work effectively with others, both within their own agency and across organisational boundaries. This is best achieved by a combination of single-agency training (which is the responsibility of single agencies) and multi-agency learning and development opportunities (coordinated by the BSCB).

Training and Development Framework

The Training and Development Framework (which came into effect in April 2017) identifies 4 target groups:

  • Group 1 Staff / volunteers who have occasional contact with children and young people

  • Group 2 Staff/volunteers who might get involved in safeguarding processes

  • Group 3 Staff where a substantial amount of time is spent working with vulnerable and at risk children young people

  • Group 4 Safeguarding Champions

Training and Development Plan 2020-21

The Safeguarding Partnership’s Training and Development Plan April 2020 - March 2021 has now been published. The plan includes:

  • Basic safeguarding children awareness e-learning (for Groups 1 & 2)

  • Rolling programme of 1 hour multi-agency lunch-time briefing sessions (for Groups 3 & 4)

  • Safeguarding Partnership conference (for Groups 3 & 4)

  • Masterclasses (including on any learning that comes out of the Learning Hub) (for Groups 3 & 4)

  • Signs of Safety e-learning module (under development) (for Groups 2, 3 & 4)

  • Events to disseminate learning from national and local learning reviews (for Groups 3 & 4)

  • Safeguarding Champions events (for Group 4)

The latest SHIELD training e-bulletin is available here If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please email shield@bexley.gov.uk .

Other training opportunities

The Bexley Domestic Abuse Training Prospectus 2019/20 outlines the training available to professionals working in Bexley.

Other training opportunities including safeguarding are available for voluntary and community sector groups from the Bexley Voluntary Service Council (BVSC). For more information, please go to the BVSC training page.