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Multi-Agency Training

Safeguarding training

All practitioners and volunteers working with children, young people and their families and carers should keep up to date with relevant safeguarding training.  Click on the links below to find details of safeguarding children training available in York.

Which training is right for my role?

This document provides an overview of the CYSCP training courses and which training is appropriate for different staff groups

The CYSCP Training, Learning and Development Strategy sets out how CYSCP delivers and evaluates training and learning.

The CYSCP also disseminate learning from serious case reviews and audits and this information can be found on the CYSCP Learning and Development page.

Please note the CYSCP are currently producing a Training Brochure which will be available shortly.





City of York Safeguarding Children Awareness E-learning

**Please note this training is currently unavailable.  It is due to be launched from a new e-learning platform early May.  Please keep checking back as the link to the training will be available from this webpage**.

If you are new to working with children and young people then the CYSCP offer online virtual multi-agency training.  This is called the City of York Safeguarding Children Awareness E-learning.  This course can be taken as and when suits you as you work through the various modules online.  

Learning objectives

After completing the course you will:

    • Be able to identify the signs and indicators of possible abuse and neglect
    • Be able to explain and demonstrate what to do if:
      • a child or young person makes a disclosure to you
      • you have a concern about a child or young person or about someone who works with children and young people
    • Be able to explain how to make a referral to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in York.

Course content advice

Please be aware that this course covers themes which some people may find upsetting.  If you are undertaking this course or you are a manager asking an employee or volunteer to undertake this course, you may wish to consider in advance what sources of support are available if you or your staff should find themselves affected by the content. 

Sources of support could include your manager, a colleague, support services within your organisation or specialist organisations such as those listed in these links:

Also remember the course does not have to be completed in one sitting as progress is saved each time and undertaking it in stages maybe more manageable.

Tips for completing the e-learning

  • You can take the course on a desktop computer, laptop or tablet.
  • The course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.
  • You need to view and click on all the interactive content to complete the course fully.
  • You can exit the course at any time and it will save your progress.
  • There is a knowledge test at the end of the course which you need to pass.  You can resubmit your answers more than once.

Repeating the course

It is recommended you repeat this course every 3 years or earlier if needed.  The course content will be updated as necessary to take account of local and national policy changes.

How do I access the course?

The CYSCP are currently producing a new platform to deliver this e-learning package and it is envisaged that this will be available to access from early May 2022.

Once you have passed the course, you will be able to access a certificate which indicates you have completed the course. This is a certificate of completion, not a certificate of qualification.

Further training

Depending on your role, this may be the only level of training you need, although some people will need further training.

Details of multi-agency training provided by the City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership (CYSCP) can be found here.

Accessibility Statement

The accessibility statement for the new e-learning package can be found here.

City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership (CYSCP) Multi-Agency Training

The following courses are available for practitioners and volunteers working regularly with children and young people directly or indirectly, in York. 

The CYSCP hosts a variety of multi-agency training courses throughout the year.  These include the following courses:

  • Safeguarding Children:  Working Together A
  • Safeguarding Children:  Shared responsibilities and procedures - Working Together B
  • Developing and understanding of Harmful Sexual Behaviour
  • Understanding Domestic Abuse and Children
  • Introduction to Child Protection Conferences and Core Groups
  • Child Death Review Training
  • Whole System Approach to Addressing Abusive Behaviours - ‘Hard to Help’ training 

Further information including dates and how to book on is available on the multi-agency training courses webpage.

CYSCP Narrated Powerpoint

The CYSCP are starting to produce narrated powerpoint presentations to enable practitioners to access as and when they need to.  The following presentations are currently available:

CYSCP Private Fostering Narrated Powerpoint Presentation

This short training video provides an introduction to Private Fostering and by the end of the course, the practitioner should be able to:

  • Recognise private fostering arrangements
  • Understand why private fostering arrangements can present a safeguarding risk
  • Describe what to do if you become aware of a private fostering arrangement

CYSCP Early Help Presentation

Please note this will be uploaded shortly.

Online training from our Multi-Agency partners

Our multi-agency partners provide free e-learning on safeguarding topics. City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership does not host, endorse or have any responsibility for these external courses.  These are accessible from the Online Training webpage.