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Learning and development

Multi-agency training courses

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

Further course details, including individual course learning objectives and pre-requisite learning are detailed on the MyLO website.

Bookings can be made through the Workforce Development Unit (WDU) at City of York Council, unless indicated otherwise.

If you do not already have a MyLO login, please follow the instructions on the MyLO login screen.

If you have any questions about accessing MyLO please email: [email protected].

Multi-agency training allows staff from different organisations to learn together and strengthens understanding amongst partners. To achieve a good multi-agency mix at each session, it would be helpful, where an organisation may have numerous staff wanting to attend a course, if attendance could be spread across a number of sessions.

All courses are free of charge to those working within the City of York.


Please note the City of York Safeguarding Children Awareness E-Learning Training must have been completed prior to taking this course.

Course aims:

  • to develop an understanding and awareness of abuse and neglect in children and young people
  • provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to act effectively on safeguarding concerns for children and young people

Course objectives:

By the end of the course, delegates will be expected to have:

  • a better understanding of legislative frameworks and guidance in safeguarding children and young people
  • a greater awareness of types of abuse and neglect which children and young people may experience, its impact and how to recognise signs and indicators
  • a clear understanding of what to do if someone has concerns about a child in York or a child makes a disclosure
  • an improved knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of individuals, organisations and City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership, including identifying, reporting, recording and sharing information
  • up-to-date knowledge on key issues and aspects of practice identified by the Partnership

Target audience:

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

Dates and times:

  • 2024
    • Tuesday 19 March
    • Thursday 16 May
    • Thursday 20 June
    • Tuesday 17 September
    • Wednesday 16 October
    • Wednesday 20 November
    • Wednesday 4 December
  • 2025
    • Thursday 23 January
    • Wednesday 12 March

All sessions run from 9.30am to 4.30pm

Venue:

These sessions will be delivered at City of York Council's West Offices.

How to book:

For further information and to book a place, log on to MyLO, and select ‘sign up’ next to the date you’d like to attend.


Please note the City of York Safeguarding Children Awareness E-Learning Training must have been completed prior to taking this course.

Course aims:

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

Course objectives:

By the end of the course, delegates will be expected to have:

  • an increased understanding of roles and responsibilities both nationally and locally for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • an increased awareness of the legal basis of safeguarding and child protection processes
  • an improved understanding of local protocols and procedures, including inter-agency frameworks and assessment processes for York
  • a developed understanding of information sharing within a safeguarding multi-agency context
  • further developed skills in effective multi-agency working and collaboration with partners, including meaningful engagement with children, families and professionals
  • an enhanced ability to contribute to multi-agency safeguarding meetings and processes such as child protection conferences and core groups
  • an overview of the role and remit of City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership

Target audience:

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

Dates and times:

  • 2024
    • Thursday 18 January
    • Tuesday 20 February
    • Monday 18 March
    • Wednesday 12 June
    • Wednesday 11 September
    • Wednesday 18 September
    • Wednesday 23 October
    • Tuesday 3 December
    • Tuesday 14 January
    • Tuesday 4 March
    • Thursday 13 March

All sessions run from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Venue:

These sessions will be delivered at City of York Council's West Offices.

How to book:

For further information and to book a place, log on to MyLO, and select ‘sign up’ next to the date you’d like to attend.


Course aims:

  • to develop an understanding of harmful sexual behaviour (HSB)
  • to consider the risks and needs of children who present HSB
  • to share our concerns about the possible impact of working with children who have presented HSB
  • to discuss further involved in identifying HSB.
  • to talk about what is considered ok/not ok sexual behaviours
  • to briefly talk about why children engage in these behaviours
  • to inform delegates of the York Youth Justice Service Harmful Sexual Behaviour programme and pathways for support

An Information pack will be sent prior to training which includes pre-course exercises and information.

If you have not received this before the session please contact Emily Thompson or Ross Holden.

Target audience:

This course is aimed at staff working in:

  • education
  • the Police
  • children's social care

Dates and times:

  • 2024
    • Thursday 14 March
    • Thursday 23 May
    • Thursday 11 July

All sessions run from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

Venue:

These sessions will be delivered at City of York Council's West Offices.

How to book:

Book a place or find out more online:

If you do not already have a MyLO login, please follow the instructions on the MyLO login screen.


Course outline:

This course covers the different components of the child death review including the role and responsibilities of multi-agency professionals and provides the skills to explain it to families.

Course description:

This course explains the statutory purpose of the Child Death Overview Panel. This includes the different components of the Joint Agency Response into a child death and subsequent child death review. It touches on the role of the key worker and the coroner and informs professionals on how best to support to bereaved families. In addition, professionals will be provided with an overview of the National Child Mortality Team and local data.

Target audience:

Available to all multi-agency professionals across North Yorkshire and York who work directly or indirectly with children and families.

Dates and times:

Dates for 2023 to 2024 will be published here when available.

Venue:

These sessions will be delivered by Microsoft Teams.

To book on the free training, please visit the NYES webpage.


In 2020, the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire successfully bid for funding through the new Home Office Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Interventions Fund to develop a Whole System Approach in North Yorkshire and the City of York to Addressing Abusive Behaviours working collaboratively with partners to improve the overall accessibility of immediate advice and triage to enable perpetrators of domestic abuse to receive the right support at an earlier stage to address their abusive behaviour, alongside any health and social care needs which may otherwise be a barrier to effective behaviour change.

To support this Whole System Approach to Addressing Abusive Behaviours the ‘Hard to Help’ training is now available for any frontline workers to ensure they have the appropriate knowledge and tools available to better identify domestic abuse, successful engage with perpetrators and encourage them to access support services. Currently all sessions are delivered online, with face-to-face delivery sessions once COVID restrictions allow. The training is delivered over a 2.5hr sessions split into 3 parts:

  1. DA awareness, including ‘Rurality’ to raise awareness of the picture in North Yorkshire
  2. Getting to know and understand perpetrators
  3. How to engage perpetrators in support, including using DASH for identified victims

Individual workers can book themselves onto the course or team managers can arrange for their whole team to attend; book to attend online.

To underpin this training, a new Domestic Abuse Online Learning Platform is now available for all professionals to access bitesize training modules and presentations on key subject matters such as mental health, trauma, dual diagnosis, substance misuse and the impact on abusive behaviours, as well as downloadable resources to use with clients.

The Platform features a Core Training Toolkit plus a log in function to allow access to the full training resources library:


A free programme of free Domestic Abuse training has been jointly commissioned by North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council. These training courses are specific to professionals working within the North Yorkshire and City of York areas and are being delivered by our commissioned domestic abuse providers IDAS.

Target audience:

Professionals working with victims of domestic abuse and their children who work in the City of York and North Yorkshire areas.

Venue:

Virtual (online).

Book a place on the Domestic Abuse Training course online: IDAS Training for North Yorkshire and City of York Professionals.


Course aims:

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

Target audience:

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.

This course will be beneficial to practitioners who are new to Child Protection Conferences or have not participated recently.

Venue:

These sessions will be delivered by Zoom.

Read our Guide on getting the best out of your virtual learning session.

Dates and times:

Dates for 2023 to 2024 will be published here when available.