What training does Redbridge Safeguarding Children Partnership offer?
The Redbridge Safeguarding Children Partnership Training Programme provides courses and briefings with a focus on multi-agency training which compliments training already available within individual agencies. It not only covers child protection issues but deals with the broad area of safeguarding.
The planning and commissioning of the Training Programme has been informed by the Research in Practice (RiP) – Ensuring effective training – Briefing for LSCBs (Local Safeguarding Children Boards), 2014, which is available to LB Redbridge via the RiP website and to RSCP partners via the RSCP. The wide range of topics is based on the RSCP priorities for the year, learning from our own multi-agency audit programme and Serious Case Reviews (SCR). We also include topics where the need for multi-agency learning and development has been highlighted by service users in Redbridge, including children and young people, through consultation, complaints and general feedback.
Our training is based on principles to ensure that training is:
- Child centred and incorporates and promotes children’s rights, the child’s voice, and ensures that their welfare is treated as paramount.
- Incorporates equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice and reflects the diversity of the communities served.
- Promotes and places the child within the family and recognises the need for working together and in partnership with parents and carers.
- Multi-agency and promotes the need for inter-agency working to safeguard children from harm.
- Evidence-based and incorporates learning from research, and service user participation.
- Incorporating and supporting a variety of learning styles including experiential and reflection.
Who can attend the learning events featured in the Training Programme?
Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s business, which means that audiences for our training are large and diverse. The RSCP Training Programme is available to all professionals and volunteers working with children, young people and families in Redbridge across the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. Attendance at RSCP training contributes to your professional Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Following attendance, you may wish to add this to your learning record either on your employers Human Resources Data Management System (HRDMS) (e.g. iTrent) or onto any records that you keep with your professional registration body (e.g. CiPD; CMI; or Social Work England). Please note that RSCP Training Administration only keeps records for attendance on the Training Programme for the current and previous year.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our programme in 2021-22 commences in September. All of our courses from September to December are going to be delivered online. We have plans to return to the classroom in January, providing it’s safe to do so. However, if circumstances require it we will deliver all booked courses online.
Training Programme and Fees
Full details of all terms and conditions including the learning events available, how to book and fees (where applicable) is available in the Policy section of the Training Programme. Applicable charges will be invoiced to your organisation at the point of booking the course. Attendance charges for the Training Programme 2020 – 2021 are £65 per full day classroom training, £35 per half day classroom training, £50 for a ‘long’ online course and £25 for a ‘short’ online course (see the programme for definitions). These charges are payable by all with the exception of those working or volunteering in the voluntary sector.
How do I apply for RSCP training?
You can view the full Training Programme and apply for a course using our online training booking form.
Please note that submitting a booking form only expresses an interest to attend a training course and should not be taken as confirmation of booking. Confirmation of a place, the date, time and venue will be sent via joining instructions to the delegate and nominating manager by RSCP Training Administration. Delegates must only attend where confirmation has been received.
How are training courses quality assured and the impact evaluated?
The RSCP Framework and Principles for Safeguarding Children Training (PDF 516 KB) sets out our position on the quality assurance and evaluation of the impact of training.
At the end of each course, attendees are given a Training Transfer handout bespoke to that course which will enable putting learning into practice.
The RSCP also welcome general feedback on the outcomes of training – with information on how practice has changed and outcomes for children and young people improved as a result of the training. Please send this to RedbridgeSCP.Training@redbridge.gov.uk
Who facilitates the training?
The training courses are facilitated by a variety of individual trainers, some are employed by the various partner agencies within the RSCP and others are independent and private training organisations. All training providers go through an approval process and courses are routinely independently observed for quality assurance purposes.
Any cancellations must be confirmed by email to RedbridgeSCP.Training@redbridge.gov.uk with a minimum of five working days’ notice before the start of registration for the course. Cancellations not received by email in this timescale will be charged as non-attendance at £65 per full day classroom event, £35 per half day classroom event, £50 for a ‘long’ online course and £25 for a ‘short’ online course (see the programme for definitions). These fees are payable for all non-attendance; the only exception to this is if the training candidate is unexpectedly unwell on the day, provided the RSCP is informed about this on the training day in writing.