Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) offers a wide variety of fully funded multi-agency events, including virtual courses, webinars, workshops and eLearning materials for professionals working with children and families who live in the Hampshire Local Authority area. These events bring professionals together to develop knowledge and skills and emphasise the benefits of working together to deliver positive outcomes for children and families.
If you have any enquiries about our multi-agency training programme, please email the events team at: email@example.com.
All organisations working with children and families are responsible for ensuring that their staff and volunteers are confident and competent in carrying out their responsibilities for safeguarding children. Staff should have access to appropriate development opportunities to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to identify and respond to abuse and neglect. HSCP will hold agencies to account in their efforts to ensure that all staff and volunteers working with children and/or their parents/carers are trained in safeguarding to an appropriate level.
HSCP commissions and delivers multi-agency events to complement in-house training.
What Training Do I Need?
All organisations working with children and families are responsible for ensuring that staff receive appropriate safeguarding training relevant to their role and responsibilities.
To assist organisations in fulfilling this responsibility, HSCP has produced a set of training standards. These standards are outlined in the HSCP Learning and Development Policy.
HSCP cannot accredit, approve and/or recommend single agency safeguarding training. All organisations working with children and families should evaluate themselves against the training policy in terms of their roles and responsibilities and compliance with the training standards. This evaluation should inform the organisation’s training strategy.
Safeguarding courses by external providers are not required to be approved by HSCP, although it is good practice to ensure that any courses for Hampshire professionals are in line with HSCP policies and procedures.
Further information on training for those working in childcare and early years in Hampshire can be found at Safeguarding Early Years | Children and Families | Hampshire County Council (hants.gov.uk).
Who can access training?
All professionals/practitioners working in any of the following organisations can access HSCP fully funded multi-agency events:
- Hampshire County Council (all departments)
- Hampshire Constabulary
- Hampshire, Southampton & IOW Clinical Commissioning Group
- Commissioned health providers
- Maintained, academy and independent primary, secondary and special schools
- Post-16 colleges
- Early years providers
- District/borough/city councils (including commissioned services)
- Hampshire Fire & Rescue
- National Probation Service
- NHS England
- Winchester Diocese
- Portsmouth Diocese
A number of free spaces are allocated to voluntary sector and sporting organisations
How can I book on HSCP training?
Courses are available to browse and book on the HSCP Events booking page. Each member of staff wishing to attend multi-agency safeguarding training must hold an account. New accounts can be set up on the registration section of the Events booking page.
Please note that you cannot book multiple tickets for the same course or book on another person’s behalf; an individual account needs to be created for each person that is attending the training.
It is important when setting up accounts that staff select the correct sector and organisation from the drop-down menu. If your organisation is not listed, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allocation of places and non-attendance
Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis, although selection and prioritisation may be undertaken to ensure multi-agency representation.
If you are unable to attend a pre-booked course, please inform us with at least 48 hours’ notice to avoid incurring a non-attendance fee. Email: email@example.com.
Individuals and organisations are responsible for determining their training needs. Please review the HSCB Learning and Development Policy 2019 to support you with identifying your training requirements.
HSCP is unable to recommend or endorse suitable training providers/courses. Therefore, a range of providers should be contacted to discuss your specific requirements.
For nurseries and childminders, the Services for Young Children webpage provides useful information to support you in determining training requirements.
HSCP provides a fully funded multi-agency training for members of staff who:
- Deliver services/support/education to children (up to the age of 18).
- Do not deliver services/support/education to children; however, may become aware of situations/conditions, through their day-to-day work, that could have an adverse impact on children.
Staff accessing our training courses should complete safeguarding training within their own organisation before booking a place.
All HSCP training can be used as evidence against Level 3 of the Intercollegiate Document. However, it does not replace training delivered by your own organisation.
Bookings must be made online by logging in to your HSCP training account. If you do not have an account you will need to register first.
Important: Each member of staff wishing to attend multi-agency safeguarding training must hold an individual account in their name. You cannot book multiple tickets for the same course or book on another person’s behalf.
All bookings are managed online via your account. HSCP enable waiting lists for our courses; however, if this option is not available, this indicates that all wait list spaces have been taken. If you would still like to attend, please select the option ‘Notify me of future occurrences of this event’ to be informed of newly added courses.
All DSLs can attend HSCP multi-agency training courses at no cost to further enhance their safeguarding knowledge and practice.
HSCP also deliver DSL conferences on an annual basis. These events are charged per delegate and count as annual refresher training for safeguarding children. These conferences are advertised via School Communications.
Hampshire County Council Children Services provides initial and refresher training for DSLs training and can be accessed via The Learning Zone.
Enquiries regarding Hampshire County Council DSL training should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The key benefit of HSCP training is the multi-agency element of the content and the attendance of professionals from a broad range of organisations. Due to our core statutory functions, we are unable to deliver training for single agencies, organisations and schools.