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Training

As part of its Learning and Development Strategy, the LSCB provides a series of multi-agency safeguarding Learning and Development opportunities including two core courses and our additional specialised courses, as well as city wide events such as briefing sessions and conferences.

Leeds LSCB inter agency safeguarding training is offered to staff and volunteers who come into contact with children, young people and/or families within Leeds.

The training is delivered at different levels:

  • Introduction to Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People is for those staff whose work brings them into contact with children and families and adults who are parents or carers (groups 1-5 as defined in Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People 2010. To see if this applies to you click here). This should be accessed in house; however the LSCB has a multi-agency course for those who are not able to do this. The course is a four hour session and will be held on average once a week during term time.
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People is for those staff who work regularly with children and families and adults who are parents or carers (groups 3, 4 & 5 as defined in Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People 2010. To see if this applies to you click here). This consists of a two day course which is run on a city wide basis and will take place on average once a week during term time. This is the equivalent to Health Level 3 training. 
  • Additional and Specialist courses and briefings for those staff working with children, families and/or adults who are parents or carers. These courses look at specific issues in relation to safeguarding such as neglect, compromised parenting and safer recruitment.

The LSCB hosts an annual conference which also offers an opportunity for practitioners to further expand their skills and knowledge through specialist training, key note speeches and networking opportunities.

Individuals should identify their training needs and which courses are appropriate for them through supervision and discussions with their organisation's safeguarding representatives, based upon their job roles and contact with children and young people (see our chart for guidance). 

Training should be updated every three years in line with your own organisation's policies and procedures. A refresher briefing is provided by the LSCB to help professionals achieve this.

Health staff who access Level 1 and 2 training in-house have received the equivalent to Introduction to Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People. Therefore Health staff looking for Level 3 training need to access the LSCB Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People.