Learning and Development

CYSCB Training

The City of York Safeguarding Children Board offers a variety of training courses. Details are provided below of both online training and face to face training. All courses are free. The CYSCB Training Learning and Development Strategy is available here. 

Online safeguarding basic awareness e-learning course  available here


Online Training

Online safeguarding basic awareness e-learning course 

This course is aimed for individuals in organisations and voluntary groups who work with children and young people, families or adults (who may be parents and/or carers) in York, to give a basic awareness of child protection issues. 

This course can now be accessed again following a period of being unavailable.  The questions and answers below may help to answer any queries you may have.

Has anything changed in the course content?

This course has been updated to reflect that it is now being provided by City of York Safeguarding Children Board, although the content remains largely the same. 

I completed the course recently, will I have to complete this new course now?

The course contents are largely the same as the course available prior to August 2017. If you completed the course prior to August 2017 then current certificates of completion will still be considered as relevant for pre-requisite learning for other City of York Safeguarding Children Board courses where this is required.  It is recommended that you repeat the Child Protection Basic Awareness Training every 3 years or earlier if required.

Can I access my old certificate?

If you or your staff previously completed this course prior to August 2017, your training history and certificate will not be available through this new link.

Can I use my existing username and password?

No, all users will be required to set up a new username and password to access the course initially, even if you have completed the course previously.

Is it still free to use?

Yes, the course is free.

 MAPPA (Multi-agency Public Protection Arrangements)  An online course is now available here. Participants must have a recognised email address (e.g. gsi, gse, gov,uk, nhs.net etc) in order to register. The programme offers  learning from general awareness to comprehensive coverage of involvement in MAPPA for those who act as points of contact at meetings, practitioners managing MAPPA cases, members of Strategic Management Boards and Chairs. 
 FGM E-Learning  This free training from the Home Office can be accessed here.
 Forced Marriage Awareness  This free training from the Home Office can be accessed here.

 Domestic Abuse Basic Awareness

 Rape Awareness

 This free training is provided by IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services).  Please click on the relevant course title to access the training.
 Human Trafficking Awareness online training.  This free training is provided by the Salvation Army and can be accessed here.
 Prevent - Home Office online training This offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves.

Multi-Agency face-to face training

The following courses have been commissioned on behalf of City of York Safeguarding Children Board for practitioners and volunteers working regularly with children and young people directly or indirectly, in York.  Full details including learning objectives and pre-requisite learning requirements can be found here.

Bookings can be made via Workforce Development Unit (WDU) at City of York Council by emailing wdu@york.gov.uk, or calling 01904 553017 or online. All courses are free of charge. (Last updated August 2017)

 Course title and date
 Course Aim
Target Audience 
Safeguarding Children – Working Together A

9:30-16:30

29th September

27th October

13th November

8th December

9th January

16th February

21st March

 

To develop an understanding and awareness of abuse and neglect of children and young people and provide the knowledge and ability to act effectively on concerns about children and young people.

 

Any member of the workforce including volunteers who work regularly with children and young people directly or indirectly.

This course is a refreshed version of the previous course Working Together – 1 Day Multi-Agency training.

Shared Responsibilities and Procedures to Safeguard Children – Working Together B

9:30-16:30 

22nd September

13th November

15th February

20th March

 

To develop knowledge, skills and abilities to strengthen effective multi-agency working in York to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

 Practitioners and volunteers, in York, who regularly work with children and young people directly or indirectly and have particular responsibilities for safeguarding children. 

Safeguarding Disabled Children

9:30-16:30 

20th July

27th October

16th February

 

To increase practitioners’ understanding and confidence in the specific issues involved in safeguarding children and young people with disabilities and improve skills in responding to their safeguarding needs.

 Practitioners and volunteers, in York, who regularly work with children and young people directly or indirectly and have particular responsibilities for safeguarding children. 

Understanding Domestic Abuse and Children

9:30-16:30 

26th October

22nd November

22nd February

 To understand the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people and to increase the knowledge and capacity of practitioners to intervene effectively to improve outcomes for children and young people.  Practitioners and volunteers, in York, who regularly work with children and young people directly or indirectly and have particular responsibilities for safeguarding children. 

Understanding Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

 9:30-16:30 

19th September

17th November

14th March

 To increase awareness and understanding of child sexual abuse, including child sexual exploitation, its impact on children and young people and develop effective ways of communicating with children and young people who have suffered or are at risk of abuse.  Practitioners and volunteers, in York, who regularly work with children and young people directly or indirectly and have particular responsibilities for safeguarding children. 

Introduction to Child Protection Conferences and Core Groups

9:30-16:30 

28th March

 To improve understanding and skills in working together to protect children and young people through Child Protection Conferences, Child Protection Plans and Core Groups.

Practitioners and volunteers, in York, who regularly work with children and young people directly or indirectly and have particular responsibilities for safeguarding children

and who anticipate being invited to attend Child Protection Conferences or core group meetings as part of their work. 

Introduction to MARAC and MAPPA

9:00-13:00

10th October

8th November

 To provide an overview of both the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) and Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangement (MAPPA) processes and prepare delegates for if they participate in them  Practitioners and volunteers, in York, who regularly work with children and young people directly or indirectly and have particular responsibilities for safeguarding children. 

Understanding Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

This course is jointly commissioned by City of York Council, City of York Safeguarding Adults Board and City of York Safeguarding Children Board.

9:30-13:00 

19th September

 To provide multi-agency delegates with an increased understanding and knowledge of modern slavery and human trafficking and what to do where they have concerns about an adult or child in York.  Practitioners and professionals who work with adults and children from a range of multi-agency partners across York.

Half day update for Education Designated Safeguarding Leads

Friday 10 November 2017  1.00 pm - 3.30 pm 

Hudson Room, West Offices, York Council 

Facilitator: Caroline Williamson 

 A free half day, targeted update for designated safeguarding leads, pastoral heads and governors in safeguarding roles in schools. This session is in addition to the biennial, multi-agency CPD requirements for practitioners in Education designated roles. 

Course aim: 

To update designated staff in Education settings on relevant guidance, legislation and practice developments related to child safeguarding; and, to offer an opportunity to develop peer support and learning networks. 

 To apply: 

 email: wdu@york.gov.uk 

 phone: 01904 553017 

 Or you can apply via the Workforce Development online booking system

 

 Early Help (including Family Early Help Assessment) training:

For details about training and support on Early Help and Family Early Assessment (FEHA) please contact the Local Area Teams CECLATInfOfficers@york.gov.uk .