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

Tuesday 19th September 2017

10:00 - 13:00

Council Chamber, Civic Offices,Bexleyheath

http://www.bexleyservicesnetwork.co.uk/Event/55545

Masterclass on Neglect

Group 3

Tuesday 26th September 2017

09:30 - 12:00

Marriot Hotel, Bexleyheath

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BSCBMASTERCLASS260917AM

PLEASE NOTE THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL

Masterclass on Neglect

Group 3

Tuesday 26th September 2017

13:30 - 16:00

Marriot Hotel, Bexleyheath

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BSCBMASTERCLASS260917PM

PLEASE NOTE THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL

Lunchtime Multi-Agency Briefing session:

Statutory Basics of Working Together in Bexley to Safeguard Children

Group 3

Wednesday 27th September 2017

12:00 - 14:00

Council Chambers, Civic Offices, Bexleyheath

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BSCBbriefing270917

Further information is available here.

Masterclass on Physical Chastisement, Culture and Religion

Group 3

Thursday 28th September 2017

09:30 - 12:30

Room G04/G05, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, DA6 7AT

http://www.bexleyservicesnetwork.co.uk/Event/55553

Train the trainer

Day 1 of 3

Group 4

Thursday 5th October 2017

09:30 - 16:30

Room B12B Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6HQ

Further information is available here.

Expressions of interest stage now closed.

Train the trainer

Day 2 of 3

Group 4

Friday 6th October 2017

09:30 - 16:30

Room B12B Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6HQ

Further information is available here.

Expressions of interest stage now closed.

Masterclass on Physical Chastisement, Culture and Religion

Group 3

Thursday 12th October 2017

13:30 - 16:30

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

http://www.bexleyservicesnetwork.co.uk/Event/55555

Train the trainer

Day 3 of 3

Group 4

Friday 13th October 2017

09:30 - 16:30

Gallery, Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6HQ

Further information is available here.

Expressions of interest stage now closed.

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

Safeguarding Champion workshop

Group 4

Wednesday 1st November 2017

10:00 – 12:00

Marriot Hotel, Bexleyheath

SAVE THE DATE AT THIS STAGE

Safeguarding Champion workshop

Group 4

Wednesday 1st November 2017

14:00 – 16:00

Marriot Hotel, Bexleyheath

SAVE THE DATE AT THIS STAGE

Safeguarding Champion workshop

Group 4Wednesday 8th November 201714:00 – 16:00Marriot Hotel, BexleyheathSAVE THE DATE AT THIS STAGE
Safeguarding Champion workshopGroup 4Thursday 9th November 201710:00 – 12:00Marriot Hotel, BexleyheathSAVE THE DATE AT THIS STAGE
Safeguarding Champion workshopGroup 4Thursday 9th November 201714:00 – 16:00Marriot Hotel, BexleyheathSAVE THE DATE AT THIS STAGE

BSCB Conference - Safeguarding & Emotional Well-being

Group 3 & 4

Wednesday 29th November

09:30 - 15:30

Marriot Hotel, Bexleyheath

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

Conference flyer is available here.

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.