Working in an Inter-agency and Multi Agency way requires training that supports people to work effectively with practitioners from a wide range of agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Halton Safeguarding Children Board provides a range of courses for staff working with children, young people and families, or with adults who may be parents or carers.
Halton Safeguarding Children Board’s Multi-Agency Training Strategy outlines the Board’s strategic vision and priorities around training.
HSCB training is free to organisations that make a financial contribution of at least 15% to the Board’s budget and to not for profit and Voluntary Sector organisations with a national turnover of less than £100,000 per annum. All other organisations will be expected to pay a fee per person, per day or part of. Charges for late cancellation and non-attendance also apply. The HSCB Charging Policy includes details of fees and the cancellation process.
How to book onto a course for new users
- Check that the course title is displayed under course bookings on the Training page of the HSCB website.
- Click ‘BOOK’ on the course and date that you wish to book.
- Click on ‘I am a new customer’ and ‘register’ and ‘continue’. The system will prompt you to complete your details. You can use a shared email address but you must create your own individual user name and password.
- For invoice details if you have a Council budget code you will need to enter budget code. If you are an external organisation you will need to input your full invoice address.
- Once you reach the basket you can only register and book one delegate at a time (even though it gives the options for more, this will not work)
- Our Charging Policy, which can be viewed on the website Training page, will tell you who is chargeable for our courses and our cancellation policy.
For people trying to book multiple delegates as stated above you may use the same email address for a number of delegates but each delegate must have their own user name and password. Only one place can be booked at a time.
If you have already registered
- Click ‘BOOK’ on the course and date you wish to book.
- Click on ‘I have an existing account’ and enter your username and password. Click on ‘login’ and continue.
- If you have forgotten your username please email Training@halton.gov.uk and we will resend this to you. If you have forgotten your password click on ‘I have forgotten my password’ and enter your email address. You will then receive an email from the TMS (Training Management System) which will enable you to reset your password. If you continue to experience difficulties with password reset, please email Safeguarding.Training@halton.gov.uk
Please note that the Safeguarding.Training@halton.gov.uk account may not be monitored every day. Therefore we may not be able to respond on the same day. For urgent enquiries, please call 0151 511 7229.
The HSCB offer bespoke courses such as Basic Awareness Safeguarding Children Training at a cost per organisation that requires it. We are happy to discuss your requirements for training of full teams (up to 30 staff members) please email any individual enquiries to: Safeguarding.Training@halton.gov.uk
Online e-learning Training Courses:
- Basic Awareness in Safeguarding Children and Adults Please note it does not offer local policy and procedure or contacts. Therefore, any organisations using this as a level 2 course should ensure staff are made aware of their own agency’s policies & procedures as well as local Halton procedures and contact details
- Safeguarding Disabled Children and Young People This session will describe why disabled children and young people are vulnerable to abuse, explore how to respond where abuse is suspected and offer guidance on how to build the resilience of disabled children and young people and their families
- Child Sexual Exploitation Although the course is aimed at parents, safeguarding professionals will also find course a valuable source of information to: find out more about child sexual exploitation; learn the signs and indicators of when a child might be being exploited; understand the impact child sexual exploitation can have on families and know what to do if you suspect a child might be at risk of this abuse
- Brook Child Sexual Exploitation has been designed for use by all staff in healthcare settings – from doctors and nurses to receptionists, paramedics, and pharmacists. Developed by Brook and funded by the Department of Health, the tool is designed to help healthcare staff in preventing, identifying and responding to child sexual exploitation
- Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Young People Seen and Heard captures the views of young people about what it’s like when you’ve ‘got something to tell.’ You’ll hear what young people need, and what they want from professionals in order to help them feel like they can disclose abuse
- Domestic Abuse a range of e-learning courses on domestic abuse
- Parental Substance Misuse explores parental substance misuse, its effects on children and parenting capacity and the implications for social work practitioners. This e-learning resource is targeted at children’s social care workers to help them work more confidently with families where parents are misusing drugs. These resources might also be useful for primary care services staff (GPs, Health Visitors, Midwives), Children’s Centre staff and students
- Forced Marriage This course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office. It aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk. The course will show you how to recognise the warning signs of forced marriage; take the right actions to help protect the potential victim and co-operate effectively with other agencies
- Human Trafficking a basic awareness in human trafficking, the causes which drive it and the effects on human lives
- Safeguarding Child Victims of Trafficking safeguarding children to increase awareness and highlight the specific support needs of trafficked children
- Female Genital Mutilation The training will help a wide range of professionals to identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM. This course is useful for anyone who is interested in gaining an overview of FGM
- Radicalisation Explains how Channel links to the Government’s counter terrorism strategy and describes the Channel process and its purpose and identifies factors that can help make people vulnerable to radicalisation
- Prevent This offers an introduction to the Prevent duty and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised and to support terrorism or become involved in terrorism
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health MindEd has e-learning courses on Self-Harm & Risky Behaviour; Bullying & the impact on the child; Introducing Child Development and Flashbacks, Trauma & Bullying
- Suicide The training will teach you how to recognise the warning signs and safeguard someone that could be contemplating suicide
- Attachment Theory Understanding the basic principles of attachment theory and its importance for practice
- Caring for Vulnerable Children Develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children
- Children and Young People’s Participation Children and young people’s participation, emphasises that the adoption of an integrated approach to participation by different sectors of the children’s workforce is of crucial importance. The course defines the complexity of participation for children and young people; compare and contrast different cultural perspectives and experiences of participation and reflect critically on personal professional practice and assumptions regarding participation
Safeguarding Children Induction Booklet
The Safeguarding Children Induction Booklet Safeguarding Children Induction Booklet has been designed to support new staff working with children and families. It should be used as part of all staff inductions, including volunteers, to ensure that basic information about safeguarding children in Halton is relayed to the practitioner at the earliest opportunity. Managers/Supervisors should discuss the booklet during supervision to support the practitioners understanding. Please note this booklet is not an e-learning tool and DOES NOT replace the need for Basic Awareness Safeguarding Training to be provided to all staff who work with children and families.
Contact the HSCB Training Administrator:
- Email: Safeguarding.Training@halton.gov.uk
- Tel: 0151 511 7229
Halton Lea Library Rooms – Runcorn
- Parking available in Shopping City but ensure you do not park on shopping levels as these have a parking time restriction
- Halton Lea, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 2PF
Murdishaw Community Centre, Runcorn
- Limited Parking available at venue
- Barnfield Avenue, Murdishaw, WA7 6JW, 01928 718285
Castlefields Community Centre, Runcorn
- Limited parking available at venue
- Chester Close, Castlefields, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 2HY, 01928 563839
Runcorn Town Hall, Runcorn
- Parking Available at Venue
- Heath Road, Runcorn WA7 5TD, 0303 333 4300
Halton Hospital Education Centre , Runcorn
- Please note this venue has a pay & display car park so you will need change!
- Hospital Way, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 2DA Telephone: 01928 753318
Grangeway Community Centre, Runcorn
- Limited Parking available at venue
- Cheshire, WA7 5HA, 01928 718 285
St Mary’s Community Centre, Widnes
- Only limited parking available at venue
- Church Rd, Widnes, WA8 0DP, 0151 423 3881
Select Security Stadium, Widnes
- Parking available at venue
- Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7DZ, 0151 510 6000