2018/2019 Multi-Agency Training Programme

Welcome to the BSCB Multi-Agency Training Programme April to December 2018.  The BSCB training programme is for practitioners and volunteers who work predominately with, or who are in regular contact with, children and young people.


For full information regarding individual courses, or to check availability for dates listed, please click on the relevant course link below.

The content of courses may change without notification to reflect current good practice and changes in legislation.

Neglect – Assessment Tool: Graded Care Profile 2

The GCP2 is a practical tool which supports practitioners in measuring the quality of care delivered to an individual child from an individual carer or carers over a short window of time, and is designed to give a representative overview of the current level of care. The GCP2 helps professionals to be clear as to what the basic needs of a child are, and to what degree they are being met. This allows practitioners to make reasoned and explicit judgements in relation to neglect. (GCP Toolkit)

Dates: 11/10/2018

Assessment Tool: Family Outcomes Star Assessment Training

Please click on the above link to check availability and venues. Please note:- In order to use any version of the Star with service users you will need to obtain a licence. Delegates attending this training must work for organisations in Bucks and be working with children under 18 years of age in Bucks. Licences can be arranged by the employing organisation post training (a list of named contacts is given out at the end of the event). It is the BSCB assessment tool of choice that enables organisations to measure and summarise changes across a range of services, and support families with different levels of needs. It is also a keywork tool that can help parents make changes by providing them with a map of the journey they need to take to be more effective parents, and a way of plotting their progress. Family Star – Triangle Consulting Social Enterprise Ltd

Dates: 10/10/2018

1 Day Introductory Course: Everyone’s Responsibility

‘Safeguarding children - the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play... In order that organisations and practitioners collaborate effectively, it is vital that every individual working with children and families is aware of the role that they have to play and the role of other professionals.’ WTSC 2015

Dates: 21/9/2018, 6/11/2018

2 Day Introductory Course: Working Together in Safeguarding Children

'Ultimately, effective safeguarding of children can only be achieved by putting children at the centre of the system, and by every individual and agency playing their full part, working together to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children.' WTSC 2015. Please note this is a 2 Day Course

Dates: 26/9/2018, 15/10/2018, 14/11/2018, 6/12/2018

Specialist Course: Child Sexual Exploitation

‘The sexual exploitation of children and young people has been identified throughout the UK, in both rural and urban areas, and in all parts of the world. It affects boys and young men as well as girls and young women. It robs children of their childhood and can have a serious long-term impact on every aspect of their lives, health and education. It damages the lives of families and carers and can lead to family break-ups. Sexual exploitation of children and young people is completely unacceptable and we are determined to do all we can to help eradicate it.’ Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation. Supplementary guidance to Working Together to Safeguard Children HM Government 2009

Dates: 21/11/2018

Specialist Course: Domestic Abuse & Child Protection

Seeing or hearing the ill treatment of another is included in the definition of emotional abuse. For many children being made subject to Child Protection Plans, a predominant concern is the impact of living with domestic violence.

Dates: 11/12/2018

Specialist 2 Day Course: Neglect

Children who have been neglected may experience short-term and long-term effects that last throughout their life. Children who don’t get the love and care they need from their parents may find it difficult to maintain healthy relationships with other people later in life, including their own children. Children who have been neglected are more likely to experience mental health problems including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Young people may also take risks, such as running away from home, breaking the law, abusing drugs or alcohol, or getting involved in dangerous relationships - putting them at risk from sexual exploitation. (NSPCC)

Dates: 4/10/2018

Specialist Course: Protecting Disabled Children

Children with special educational needs and disabilities are at higher risk of harm than most children, yet keeping them safe can be more of a challenge. For children with the most profound difficulties, with little or no verbal communication and a need for intimate care, their vulnerability is extremely high. Key issues for safeguarding children with disabilities include: • social isolation • reliance on others for personal care • impaired capacity to resist or report abusive behaviour • reduced access to someone to tell • especially vulnerable to bullying and intimidation • more frequently away from home, e.g. in hospital, respite care or residential living. Safeguarding disabled children: practice guidance HM Government 2009

Dates: 3/12/2018

Specialist Course: Working with Challenging Families

As Harry Ferguson tells us; The impact of violence, fear, threats to and manipulation of professionals is not inevitable… If workers don’t feel authoritative and safe, the strong likelihood is that the child is not safe either. Child Protection Practice, Palgrave MacMillan 2011

Dates: 29/11/2018

Training the Trainers in Child Protection (2 days)

The BSCB will always consider suitable trainers from partner agencies to join the Multi-agency Training Pool and will support trainers delivering basic safeguarding training within their own organisation. If attending this course is of interest to you, please contact Julie Marshall, BSCB Training Admin Officer at jmarshall@buckscc.gov.uk to discuss, ascertain payment terms and obtain the appropriate application form(s) to apply for a place.

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