Training with HSCB
It is everyone’s responsibility to keep children safe.
The HSCB, in line with the Children Act 2004, sets minimum standards for the provision of all Child Protection Training across the children’s workforce (this covers the statutory, voluntary and private sectors)
Statutory agencies have a responsibility, under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004, to ensure that all relevant staff and volunteers are trained to the required level, and to provide refresher / update training.
Mandatory induction sessions, and single agency training sessions, are provided by all the HSCB Partner Agencies. Harrow SCB offers introductory remote desktop (E-learning) safeguarding training for professionals who work with children and young people but have difficulty attending LSCB training.
The HSCB Training Pathway (click here to download) should assist you in identifying the appropriate level of child protection training for your role. Please note- any training undertaken via the HSCB must only be done so with the agreement of your line manager.
HSCB Multi Agency Training Programme 2016-17
The HSCB classroom training programme is for practitioners and volunteers who work predominately with, or who are in regular contact with, children and young people.
To view the training calendar detailing our upcoming multi-agency training courses see here.
It is recommended to have completed the level 1 and 2 remote desktop (E-learning) courses offered on the learning pool before commencing on multi-agency courses.
Please note, anyone wishing to apply for a HSCB Multi-Agency Training Course must ensure that they read (and understand) the Cancellation / Change of participant policy (see below), as your agency may be charged.
How to apply for a course
Online Course booking system:
To book onto HSCB Multi-Agency Safeguarding Training, you will need to apply/book online. Please see below for a guide to assist you with the booking process:
HSCB Multi Agency Training Bulletin 2016-17
We are committed to providing comprehensive and high quality multi-agency learning experience to all practitioners who work with children and young people in Harrow.
The bulletin provides detailed information on course content, charges and attendance policy. It also outlines the Harrow SCB Learning and Development Strategy, Common Core Skills, Safeguarding Learning and Development Framework and training FAQs.
HSCB Safeguarding Learning and Development Guidance
HSCB recognises that agencies and sectors in Harrow commission and provide their own safeguarding children training for their own staff and volunteers. We encourage that as good practice. As a Board, we have a responsibility to quality assure that training and its impact through our Learning and Development Sub committee and this document outlines our expectations for its standards. Please contact us if you have any queries.
Download Learning and Development Guidance
We also have an useful document Equality and Diversity in LSCB Training. This paper sets out the standards what we aspire to work towards when we plan and deliver training.
Click here to download
Useful information related to HSCB training
Course Fee Structure
Multi-agency Safeguarding Training will continue to be free to organisations that financially contribute to the work of the Board and to Voluntary, Faith, Community and Residents organisations and groups who are not in receipt of a training grant or have a limited training budget. This is subject to negotiation with the Board Manager. Organisations who do not contribute to the LSCB budget will be expected to pay a fee per person per day. There is a charge for profit making organisations, agencies in receipt of a training grant, and Schools and Colleges in Harrow. The cost is £60 for a half day and £95 for a full day.
Breakfast and lunchtime sessions and dissemination of SCRs are free.
We have a training offer for schools of £500 per annum to access a year of unlimited LSCB training and one in-school session. Contact LSCB@harrow.gov.uk for further details.
Closing date for applications:
Two weeks prior to the course date unless the course fills up before that date. This may vary on awareness raising seminars and workshops – check the LSCB website for exact details. Please ensure that you submit your application no later than this closing date. After the closing date all applicants will be shortlisted to ensure a multi-agency constitution.
Some courses require pre reading or even written exercises. We have introduced this in response to participants not being able to take as much time away from work training so it gives all participants a basic introduction to the subject area that is not covered in the session. If you are required to do pre-learning and do not do it the trainer may ask you not to proceed with the training day.
Is lunch provided?
Light refreshments (tea/coffee etc) will be provided. Please note that lunch will not be provided.
Do I get a qualification?
You will receive a certificate of attendance, which may prove a useful addition to any training portfolio you are maintaining. It is important to note that certificates will only be issued if the participant attends the full training session. If you leave early the facilitator may not provide you with a certificate. Duplicate certificates will only be issued to participants whose name appears on the course sign in sheet.
Disabilities or other special requirements:
If you are disabled, we want to make sure that you have all the necessary equipment and support to enjoy the day. Please let us know on booking so that we can make arrangements.
Timing of courses and attendance:
- Unless otherwise stated, all full day courses start promptly at 9.30am and finish at approximately 4.30pm.
- Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start time for coffee and registration.
- Participants arriving more than 20 minutes late cause disruption to the course and will not be admitted.
- In addition, all participants are expected to stay until the end of the course. Participants should not arrive at a course without previously booking a place. Facilitators will exercise discretion in terms of admittance.
Cancellations/change of participant :
Course places are in high demand; if you are unable to attend it is vital that you or your manager contact the LSCB Administrator, we may be able to offer your place to someone on the waiting list. Cancellation within 48 hours will incur a £40 charge unless you fill your place by a colleague.
Failure to attend:
We have very high demand for places and non-attendance without advance notice (48 hours at least) means that we are unable to offer places to those on the waiting list. Failure to advise of your non-attendance may jeopardise any future places on LSCB courses, you will incur a £40 charge and your LSCB representative will be informed. Thank you for your co-operation.
If you have any comments, questions or queries about the work of the LSCB Learning and Development Team, the Training programme or individual courses, don’t hesitate to contact us via email email@example.com