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Level 3 Multi-Agency Working Together to Safeguard Children

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Please note that all training dates planned for April and May have now been cancelled. We will be arranging replacement dates later in the Summer. Thank you for your understanding.

Level 3 Multi-Agency Working Together to Safeguard Children is provided on behalf of the Safeguarding Children Partnership by Family Action.

Course Description

This Level 3 training aims to build strong professional networks in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to ensure that all children and young people living here are safe, protected from harm and have access to the right help at the right time. It will enable participants to work together to identify, assess and meet the needs of children and young people where there are safeguarding concerns.

Intended Audience

The training will meet the continuing developmental needs of multi-agency professionals working with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child or young person and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding/child protection concerns. This may include staff who complete Section 47 enquiries, GPs, mental health staff (adult and CAMHS), child psychologists, child psychotherapists, adult learning disability staff, designated person(including child minders/ foster carers), police, health professionals working in substance misuse services, youth offending team staff, sexual health staff, school nurses, social workers, health visitors, all children’s nurses, midwives, obstetricians, all paediatricians, designated/safeguarding leads within a school, college, early years or childcare setting, organisation or agency and those who work with complex cases or co-ordinate assessments of children in need.

Participants should have already completed single agency Level 1 and Level 2 training before enrolling on this course.

This Level 3 Multi-Agency training is based on the core competencies as outlined in the Working Together 2018 , Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019, the Intercollegiate Document  2019 and the professional requirements for registered social workers, health professionals and teachers. 

This training is free of charge to staff working in the health (Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust, NHS Kernow, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust), police, local authority (social care, early years and education), probation, schools and the voluntary and independent sector.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the day participants will be able to:

  • Describe their own roles and responsibilities within the partnership in relation to working on a multi-agency basis to meet the needs of children and their families in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • Demonstrate effective working together within the legal framework, national guidance and local procedures including local processes and pathways in Cornwall relating to specific issues such as CSE, domestic abuse, neglect
  • Ensure that all assessments, interventions, plans and reviews represent the wishes and feelings of the child
  • Explain the impact of personal and professional values and beliefs and cultural identity when working children and families
  • Identify barriers to reporting concerns and barriers and solutions to effective interagency working
  • Contribute to inter-agency assessments, the gathering and sharing of information analysis of risk, planning and review in cases of Early Help and where those where Child Protection issues have been identified
  • Explain the role of Early Help in engaging and involving families early when safeguarding children
  • Identify signs of sexual, physical , emotional abuse along with wider safeguarding concerns that may impact on children and young people
  • Name groups of children who may have particular vulnerabilities
  • Explain the impact of personal and professional values and beliefs and cultural identity when working children and families
  • Use the Strengthening Families Framework to analyse risk and plan interventions
  • Apply models and tools to assess parental capacity to change and to review and monitor that change over time
  • Identify the importance of accurate recording, issues of confidentiality and consent and information sharing within the safeguarding process
  • Establish mechanisms through supervision and peer support to embed learning into practice within their organisation

Please note that places are not allocated on a first come first served basis and will be confirmed 4 weeks in advance of the training. This ensures that each course is genuinely multi-agency and that places are allocated to those in the roles identified on the training information.

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