Safeguarding Children training

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Level Who Frequency & duration Training, education and
learning opportunites
Level 1 Non-clinical staff working in healthcare settings e.g receptionists, domestics, maintenance staff, volunteers across healthcare settings Over a three-year period, staff at level 1 should receive refresher training equivalent to a minimum of 2 hours.

Online via Neil McGregor, Training and education facilitator.

Level 2 Minimum level required for non-clinical and clinical staff who have some degree of contact with children and young people and/or parents/carers, e.g administrators for looked after children and safeguarding teams, healthcare students, practice nurses. Over a three-year period, professionals at level 2 should receive refresher training equivalent to a minimum of 3-4 hours. 

Multi-disciplinary and scenario-based discussion drawing on case studies and lessons from research and audit.

Organisations should consider encompassing safeguarding learning within regular, multi-agency or vulnerable family meetings, clinical updating, clinical audit, reviews of critical incidents and significant unexpected events and peer discussions.

Online via Neil McGregor, Training and education facilitator. 

 Level 3

Clinical staff working with children and young people and/or their parents/carers who could potentially contribute to:

  • assessing
  • planning
  • intervening
  • evaluating

the needs of a child or young person and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding /child protection concerns, e.g GPs specialist nurses for safeguarding, sexual health staff.

INITIAL:Within a year of appointment a minimum of 8 hours of education and learning related to safeguarding/
child protection.
Those requiring specialist-level competences should complete a minimum of 16 hours.
REFRESHER: Over a three-year period, professionals should receive equivalent to a minimum of 6
hours (minimum of 2 hours per annum)
Level 3 requiring specialist knowledge a minimum of 12-16 hours (for those at and skill).

Multi-disciplinary and inter-agency, delivered internally and externally. It should include personal reflection and scenario-based discussion, drawing on case studies, serious case reviews, lessons from research and audit, as well as communicating with children about what is happening.

Consider encompassing safeguarding/child protection learning within regular multi-professional and/or multi-agency staff meetings, vulnerable child and family meetings, clinical updating, clinical audit, reviews of critical incidents and significant unexpected events, and peer discussions.

Book through CCG Safeguarding Children Team:

Essex Safeguarding Children Board

CCG Governing body member training 

CCG governing body members are required to undertake specific safeguarding children training  as part of their roles and responsibilities not withstanding their required training in their professional roles. To access this training please contact Sharon Earl in the safeguarding team.

ESCB Training

The Essex Safeguarding Training Board have a number of training opportunities for practitioners.