Somerset LSCB recognises the importance of keeping practitioners up to date with the latest research, knowledge and best practice available in child protection. Inter-agency training is developed to provide a multi-agency experience which complements the single-agency and professional learning opportunities offered by individual agencies.
The Somerset Local Safeguarding Children Board Inter-Agency Training Manager is:
Kate manages an annual programme of child protection training courses. Details of this programme can be downloaded using the link below.
The SSCB Training Administrator is:
Free bite size training session for practitioners to share Learning Outcomes from recent Serious Case reviews and Learning reviews designed to be delivered in half an hour:
“The Safeguarding Children Board partners believe that an important way we can support you to keep children safe is to ensure that you have access to the highest quality training which offers opportunity both to learn alongside colleagues from a range of other agencies and professional backgrounds and to benefit from the latest research and evidence from practice.”
Sally Halls – Independent Chair – Somerset Local Safeguarding Children Board
As domestic abuse can happen to anyone, understanding the signs of domestic abuse and knowing how to respond is vital. These courses are suitable for everybody who provides a service to the public – it is an issue that really is everyone’s business.
For information on how to book a course, please further information in our brochure
The Fenestra Serious Case Review (SCR) into Child Sexual Exploitation
Identifying the strengths and gaps in the multi-agency response to child sexual exploitation in order to learn and improve how we work with children and young people
For further details and how to book
Face-to-face training, so that everyone is aware of and understands the Prevent Duty and how it sits within national and Somerset’s safeguarding processes.
It is recommended that all front-line staff receive workshop to raise awareness of prevent (WRAP). To arrange training, please contact the Local Authority Prevent lead through email@example.com
Each of these training sessions begins with the standard WRAP course with an additional bolt on for those wishing to train as trainers at the end (this is recommended for designated safeguarding leads or those with a responsibility for cascading to colleagues at their establishment).
Many of our partner agencies offer multi-agency training opportunities on a variety of specialist themes. We will update this section as and when training becomes available. Please contact the training provider direct for further course information and attendance.
Somerset Phoenix Project (working in partnership with SARSAS)
A specialist service supporting the development of professionals in Somerset. We are here to reduce the negative impact of child sexual abuse (CSA) on the lives of children and families living in Somerset. We offer training and consultation to professionals working alongside survivors of sexual abuse aged 5-18 years.
Please refer to our website for further details and dates for forthcoming training.