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.
For further details regarding training, bookings, frequency and course information please contact the SSCB Training Administrator :
The Somerset 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.
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:
Developing an effective response to Neglect
The Child/Young Person’s Neglect Toolkit is designed to assist you in identifying and assessing children and young people who are at risk of and experiencing neglect. It is to be used when you are concerned that the quality of care of a child/young person you are working with suggests that their needs are being neglected.
Somerset SCB have developed a Cascade training pack which provides the information and resources that will support you in training people within your organisation in developing an effective response to Neglect and how to apply the Neglect toolkit to inform your assessment of need. The Neglect Toolkit is a tool to aid discussion in supervision and for the clarification of the issues, designed to support not replace professional judgement.
To request your FREE copy of this training resource please email LSCBTraining@somerset.gov.uk with the words Neglect Tool training pack request in the email subject box
‘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 to learn alongside colleagues from a range of other agencies and professional backgrounds as well as 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
Domestic Abuse Awareness Event Wednesday 24th April 2019 click HERE for details
MAPIGs are forums established in each of the four districts in the county, so that staff from all agencies can meet up regularly to learn more about specific issues, which relate to children and share positive experiences of services and gaps in provision.
Each forum is held twice a year and will be attended by a member of the Safeguarding Board Executive, who can take your issues to the Safeguarding Board and relay information from the Board back to forum members.
Forums are held in Taunton, Sedgemoor, South Somerset and Mendip. Details of forthcoming events will be published here.
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 book via the dates listed above, and if you’ve any questions please either email the Public Health Training Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Local Authority Prevent lead 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.
Avon and Somerset Police
This hub is an interactive tool providing teachers and educators access to lesson plans created by Avon and Somerset Police aligned to local policing priorities.
The lesson plans can be downloaded and delivered by teachers, or there is a facility to request support of your local policing team.
The hub provides links to a number of schemes, policies and partners who can support the PSHE agenda.
The lesson plans are aimed primarily at Years 7-9 but need to be reviewed against the context of the class they are to be delivered to check they are suitable.