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

Opportunities available include:

  • Basic online safeguarding training for staff / volunteers who have occasional contact with children and young people (Group 1) or who might get involved in safeguarding processes (Group 2). Details on how to access the BSCB basic online training offer are on the Bexley Melearning website.

  • Briefings and masterclass sessions for staff who spend a substantial amount of time working with vulnerable and at risk children and young people (Group 3).

  • Training and development opportunities for the Safeguarding Champions (Group 4) including 3 workshops per year.

The purpose of this new approach is to ensure staff who have a lead role in safeguarding vulnerable children and young people:

  • Have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of statutory guidance set out in Working Together 2018 and other key documents

  • Are briefed on key multi-agency approaches and expectations on safeguarding children and young people in Bexley.

  • Have access to new learning and up to date information on priority issues.

Forthcoming Training and Development opportunities

The Safeguarding Partnership produces a regular BSCB Training e-Bulletin. The latest Training e-Bulletin is available here. Opportunities are also advertised via the main e-Bulletin (link available from the homes page). If you would like to be added to the mailing list for the Training e-Bulletin, please email bscb@bexley.gov.uk .

The Bexley Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) Training Prospectus 2018/19 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.