Training Programme

Bexley Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) provides training and development opportunities for anyone who works or volunteers with children and young people in Bexley. This is to help them safeguard and promote the welfare of children effectively. The opportunities available reflect different levels of responsibility.

Practitioners and managers must be able to work effectively with others, both within their own agency and across organisational boundaries. This is best achieved by a combination of single-agency training (which is the responsibility of single agencies) and multi-agency learning and development opportunities (coordinated by the BSCB).

BSCB Training and Development Plans for 2017-2018

Earlier this year, the Bexley Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) consulted Board partners and Sub Group members on the BSCB Training and Development Plans for 2017-2018. This was the culmination of an extensive review of training which took place during 2016-17.

The plans which were endorsed by the BSCB Partnership Board on 3rd April include moving away from providing full one day training courses to providing shorter “bite size” training and development opportunities which benefit a wider number of people.

The new framework which came into effect on in April 2017 identifies 4 target groups:

  • Group 1 Staff / volunteers who have occasional contact with children and young people

  • Group 2 Staff/volunteers who might get involved in safeguarding processes

  • Group 3 Staff where a substantial amount of time is spent working with vulnerable and at risk children young people

  • Group 4 Safeguarding Champions

Opportunities available include:

  • Basic online safeguarding training for staff / volunteers who have occasional contact with children and young people (Group 1) or who might get involved in safeguarding processes (Group 2). Details on how to access the BSCB basic online training offer are on the Bexley Melearning website.

  • Briefings and masterclass sessions for staff who spend a substantial amount of time working with vulnerable and at risk children and young people (Group 3).

  • Training and development opportunities for the Safeguarding Champions (Group 4) including 3 workshops per year.

The purpose of this new approach is to ensure staff who have a lead role in safeguarding vulnerable children and young people:

  • Have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of statutory guidance set out in Working Together 2015 and other key documents

  • Are briefed on key multi-agency approaches and expectations on safeguarding children and young people in Bexley.

  • Have access to new learning and up to date information on priority issues.

Forthcoming BSCB Training and Development opportunities

Training and Development Opportunity

Target Group

Date

Timing

Venue

Booking link

Masterclass on Physical Chastisement, Culture and Religion

Group 3

Thursday 19th October 2017

13:30 - 16:30

Public Gallery East, Civic Centre, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, DA6 7AT

http://www.bexleyservicesnetwork.co.uk/Event/55556

Lunchtime Multi-Agency Briefing session:

Statutory Basics of Working Together in Bexley to Safeguard Children

Group 3

Tuesday 30th October 2017

12:30 - 14:30

Room 213, Civic Offices

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BSCBBriefing31Oct17

Safeguarding Champion workshop

Group 4

Wednesday 1st November 2017

10:00 – 12:00

Marriott Hotel, Bexleyheath

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BSCB011117AM

Safeguarding Champion workshop

Group 4

Wednesday 1st November 2017

14:00 – 16:00

Marriott Hotel, Bexleyheath

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BSCB011117PM

Safeguarding Champion workshop

Group 4

Monday 6th November 2017

10:00 – 12:00

Marriott Hotel, Bexleyheath

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSCB061117AM

Safeguarding Champion workshop

Group 4

Monday 6th November 2017

14:00 – 16:00

Marriott Hotel, Bexleyheath

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BSCB061117PM

Safeguarding Champion workshop

Group 4

Wednesday 8th November 2017

14:00 – 16:00

Marriott Hotel, Bexleyheath

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BSCB081117PM

BSCB Conference on Young People's Mental Health

Group 3 & 4

Wednesday 29th November 2017

09:30 - 15:30

Marriott Hotel, Bexleyheath

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BSCBCONF291117

Conference flyer is available here.

Lunchtime Multi-Agency Briefing session:

Statutory Basics of Working Together in Bexley to Safeguard Children

Group 3

Thursday 30th November 2017

12:00 - 14:00

Room 209, Civic Offices

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BSCBBriefing30Nov17

Other training opportunities including safeguarding are available for voluntary and community sector groups from the Bexley Voluntary Service Council (BVSC). For more information, please go to the BVSC training page.