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Safeguarding

In this section please find details of training courses, policies and strategies to support you in your work. If you feel we can improve this section further please do not hesitate to contact us.

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The Workforce Development Sub-Group is primarily responsible for the co-ordination, commissioning, delivery and evaluation of the inter-agency safeguarding children training programme.

Its primary purpose is to ensure that people working with children, young people and their families:

  • Know of the predisposing factors and signs and indicators of abuse.
  • Are able to exercise professional skill in terms of effective information sharing and the ability to analyse this information.
  • Have the knowledge and skills to collaborate with other agencies and disciplines in order to safeguard the welfare of children.
  • Have a sound understanding of the legislative framework and the wider policy context within which they work, as well as familiarity with local policy and procedures.

 Please follow the below link to book on to DSCB Training Courses:

DSCB Booking System

DSCB e-Learning

Dudley Safeguarding Children Board has commissioned a series of online learning modules through a partnership with the Virtual College.

This is by no means a substitute for attending traditional training courses but is provided to support your learning and ensure everyone has the opportunity to access the necessary training.

There are four modules in total:

  • Introduction to safeguarding children
  • Core: awareness of child abuse or neglect
  • Foundation: awareness of child abuse and neglect
  • Refresher: awareness of child abuse or neglect 

For more information and to find out which course you wish to register for contact safeguarding.cs@dudley.gov.uk .

Free Online Training Courses

Please click here to see a list of free on-line courses that are available that may support you in your CPD from a safeguarding perspective. 

Charging Policy

Dudley Safeguarding Children Board is committed to ensuring that staff from all member agencies have access to good quality training, which is free wherever possible.

However, the delivery of an extensive training programme is costly, both financially and in terms of human resources.

The vast majority of training is delivered by locally accredited trainers working within the statutory and voluntary sector, the remainder of the programme is commissioned through external trainers who cost between £400-500 per day.

The majority of the programme is currently funded by agencies of the safeguarding board, most of who make relatively small contributions to the training and development budget. However this is inadequate in fully meeting the actual costs of the programme.

The training and development sub-committee is responsible for the development and monitoring of the multi-agency training programme. In response to issues such as non-attendance, costs of trainers and venues, and the need to evaluate the quality of the training a charging policy was introduced.

All income generated is utilised to maintain and expand the training programme.

Dudley Safeguarding Children Board accredited trainers are also commissioned by member or non-member agencies such as independent (for-profit) organisations to deliver additional single agency training. Income raised from this will be utilised by the safeguarding board if approved by the line manager of the trainer as a work commitment.

In some circumstances, it will be appropriate for this to be considered a private arrangement between agency and trainer.

Please download the Charging Policy (PDF 110.00KB) to find out more.