Training

Welcome to East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership (ERSCP) Inter-Agency Training Programme.

ERSCP is committed to delivering high-quality inter-agency training which supports professionals, volunteers and the independent sector in their work, complimenting individual agency training strategies. Our range of courses and briefings are designed to ensure that anyone working with children and/or their family members has the knowledge and skills they need to deliver effective services to ensure children are safeguarded and their welfare promoted.

In the programme you will see a mix of well-established and new learning opportunities all of which are informed by national guidance and legislation, local policy, procedures and guidance, and ERSCP Learning and Improvement Framework.

Learning opportunities are provided through a variety of means including e-learning, full and half-day face-to-face training and briefings. Where possible these are delivered in locality areas in order to promote inter-agency working and provide networking opportunities for the various agencies attending.

Take time to look at the course aims and learning outcomes which will help you to choose a course relevant to the development of your skills and knowledge. Please discuss your learning needs with your line manager and ensure you have their approval prior to application.

All training courses

Find your training course from the selection below. You can search by keywords or by course type.

An Introduction to FGM, Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour Based Violence (formerly Cultural Awareness in Safeguarding)

Alert
Please note that this method of training is just an alternative to face to face training. As with all child protection training we advise that you discuss learning and gain support after the course if necessary.
Duration
1-2 hours
Type
E-learning
Course aim
On completion, learning will have an increased understanding of the four types of abuse which stem from culture-related traditions, rituals and beliefs. It will also provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to feel confident in dealing with people from different cultures.
Course details
It is vital that all children receive the same care and safeguards with regards to abuse and neglect, regardless of their background. As a result, this e-learning module has been developed to help practitioners working with children, young people and their families to be culturally aware during the course of their work and involvement.
Target audience
This module is aimed primarily at practitioners working with children, young people and their families.
Learning outcomes
On completion of this course learners will: Recognise why cultural awareness is important in order to achieve the best possible outcome for children Identify how and why cultural traditions can result in the abuse of children Recognise the effects that cultural rituals such as female genital mutilation (FMG) can have on children Recognise how cultural beliefs such as belief in spirit possession can result in the abuse of children
Additional Information
The learning package has interactive learning screens, learner challenges, tracking and online assessment. There is a certificate for successful applicants to download.

Fees and charges

Course fees

ERSCP contributing members and Local Non-commissioned Voluntary and Community Organisations

Agencies who provide a financial contribution to the ERSCP budget include: East Riding of Yorkshire Council staff, NHS England , Humberside Police, East Riding of Yorkshire Council Schools, CAFCASS, National Probation Service

Charge: £0

All non-contributing organisations and agencies:

Any organisation or group that does not contribute to the ERSCP budget or training will be charged when a member of their staff attends an ERSCP course.

Includes: Humberside Fire and Rescue, Academies, Independent and Private Schools, Residential Care Homes, Foster Agencies, Early Years Child Care Providers (including Private Nurseries, Pre-Schools, Crèche’s, Out of School Clubs and Child Minders), Taxi Firms, Transport Services, Arts, Leisure and Culture Organisations, Independent Tutors and Supply Teachers, Commissioned Voluntary and Community Organisations, General Practitioners, Dentists, Opticians, Prison Services

Charge:

£70 full day face to face training
£35 half day face to face (plus VAT)
Virtual courses £25 -£50 (fees dependant on number of sessions delivered over but not more than £50)

E-Learning - charge per licence for all agencies in section 2 of the above charging table

Charge: £30 (plus VAT)

Education - Service Level Agreements for training can be arranged via the Here for Schools website

Charges for cancellation

Individuals, who are unable to attend a course that has been confirmed, must cancel their booking as soon as they become aware of this. A substitute can take their place, but must be made known to the ERSCP training coordinator as soon as possible.
Cancellation charges will apply after a place has been confirmed if less than 5 working days notice of cancellation is given prior to a course date.

All organisation and agencies £50

Agencies will be charged and invoiced individually.
Cancellations will be accepted on the morning of the course for those who are ill or have certain extenuating circumstances.

Charges for non-attendance

All organisations and agencies including those that contribute to the ERSCP pool budget will be charged £50 for non attendance on the day where there has been no attempt to notify the ERSCP training coordinator.

Course expectations

Which course?

Everyone should complete Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect training and then refresh at least every 3 years.

The right course for you will depend upon:

  • The degree of contact you have with children, young people and adults who are parents/carers
  • Your level of responsibility for safeguarding and child protection within your organisation
  • Your identified learning needs

Use supervision with your manager to select the appropriate course for your training needs.

Health Professionals - please note that ERSCP courses can contribute to meeting Intercollegiate document Level 3 competencies.

Expectations for all participants

  • Courses are designed to promote integrated working and help professionals from different agencies to network, therefore, we recommend that you apply for a course taking place in the area in which you work
  • Check the learning aims and outcomes are relevant to your responsibilities for safeguarding children and will meet your learning needs
  • Child Protection training can include subjects that some participants may find difficult. We advise that you consider where you can gain support after the course, if necessary.

Expectations of line managers

Ensure that the staff member/volunteer is working at the level of responsibility relevant to the course and; learning needs have been identified and are consistent with the aims and learning outcomes of the course.

By signing the application form you are giving a commitment that the applicant will attend for the whole course. If your staff member/volunteer is unable to attend, you must ensure that apologies are sent prior to the start of the course.

Spend time with the staff member/volunteer after the course to ensure learning is transferred into practice.

Using your personal information

ERSCP will process your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. We may use your personal information in a number of ways, but only for the purposes for which it was given.

The personal information held by ERSCP is governed by the council's privacy statements for Training and Development purposes