TSCP Training Offer 2021
Welcome to Tameside Safeguarding Children Partnership (TSCP) training offer for 2021.
Training courses on TSCP’s training programme are provided free of charge to professionals or
volunteers from statutory organisations or services in Tameside, or professionals or volunteers
from the community, voluntary or faith communities in Tameside, whose work brings them into
contact with children and their families.
Charges will apply to private sector organisations or services and profit making organisations
Please see 'Charging Policy' for
details of charges and contributions.
Charges will also be applied for non-attendance at courses without due notice (a minimum of 5
working days), any exceptions to this to be discussed with the TSCP Administrator.
Please see 'Charging Policy' for
2020 proved to be a challenging year in view of the pandemic and as a
result our courses have been redesigned and are all currently online
virtual webinar type courses utilising ‘Zoom’ and ‘Skype for Business’
The situation is continually under review and it is hoped that at some
stage during the year there will be a phased reintroduction of face-to-
face training, which will take account of the latest government safety
The future of Multi-Agency training will be informed by consultation with
Multi-Agency representatives who have attended training over the last
year and a review and evaluation by the membership of the
Partnership’s Learning and Improvement group.
In the meantime our virtual courses will continue to be categorised as
Introductory courses are aimed at anyone who works with children and/or their families in Tameside.
There is only one introductory course on the training programme, which is
‘Working Together to Safeguard Children – Foundation Course’ this is a blended learning
course, therefore in order for learners to participate in the virtual training, they need to have successfully undertaken the
level 1 e-learning module, ‘Safeguarding Children’. The module includes a concluding examination
to test knowledge, which learners have to pass before acquiring a ‘certificate of completion’.
The ‘certificate of completion’ will be required as evidence of successful completion of the module as part of the
application process for the virtual course. Applicants who are unable to furnish the certificate will not be able to
participate on the course. (For further information on e-learning please see relevant section in this offer).
These courses provide a fuller understanding of particular themes or issues relevant to safeguarding
children and are aimed at those who work regularly
with children, young people and adults who are parents or carers.
All themed courses require that applicants have completed the 'Introductory Course'
outlined above or ‘Refresher Training in Child Protection’ or pertinent themed courses in
Tameside within the last three years. (Two years if you hold a designated or named post)
Special Interest Courses
Special interest courses are designed for those who have specific responsibilities for
safeguarding children. The courses are tailored to look at a particular
issue or safeguarding role in much more detail than that offered in a themed course.
The topic may often involve complex and/or serious cases of child abuse or be
All special interest courses require that applicants have completed the 'Introductory Course'
outlined earlier within this offer (click here),
or 'Refresher Training in Child Protection' or pertinent themed courses in
Tameside within the last three years (Two years if you hold a designated or
Courses On Offer
Because of the pandemic situation and uncertaincy in relation to what
the future of Multi-Agency Training will look like, it has proved difficult to
plan publish and a programme of training for the year ahead as has
been done in previous years. Consequently, courses will be frequently
advertised on our website and via Partnership communication pathways
as and when courses become available online.
In this respect those wishing to participate in our training should
regularly visit our training website where a list of courses on offer will be shown.
Please visit TSCP Training Courses.
Viewing Course Content
The content of all courses under the current training offer including learning aims and outcomes
can be viewed by scrolling to the relevant course on the home page of the partnership’s
training website (TSCP courses tab), please visit TSCP Training Couurses.
Clicking either, ‘View Course Details’ or, ‘Book Now’ enables a review of content. Having
selected, ‘Book Now’, there is no requirement to complete the booking process if having
reviewed content a potential applicant considers the course isn’t suitable for them to attend.
Booking Courses or Events
There is an expectation for professionals and volunteers in Tameside wishing to participate in
Multi-Agency training provided by the partnership to create, manage and take
responsibility for their own ‘learning account’. The account facilitates electronic bookings
for all courses and events and will store individual learning history.
Once created there is the facility for an individual account holder to amend their details in the
event of changes; change of family name, job role or title, email address, or change of
manager for example. This may be undertaken by logging into individual learning accounts,
scrolling to ‘manage account’ and making the amendments. Remember to save the
Wherever possible please avoid using personal email accounts on your individual Learner account.
In order to assist with creation and management of learning accounts, we have developed a
‘Booking training through TSCP’ document, which may be found
The requirement to complete an online pre-course evaluation questionnaire as part of the
booking process will continue. For this reason it is requested that course applicants do not
have other people creating and managing learner accounts on their behalf. In addition to
online pre-course evaluation, an end of course online evaluation is
required via individual learner accounts, which facilitates the availability
of an attendance certificate which can be downloaded or printed off.
The process outlined above measures the extent of knowledge gained between booking onto and
completing a course. Consequently, allowingthird persons to manage accounts can affect this process and
may result in problems with accessing attendance certificates or, maintaining an accurate
Whilst the the Partnership stands by the principle that managers or equivalent should
authorise staff training, we have had to concede that historical practical difficulties this
caused for a small minority meant the process could not be maintained. Consequently, the
system of ‘notifying managers’ will continue and once an applicant has completed the
course booking process an email will automatically be generated and will be sent to ‘notify’
their manager of the booking. If the manager considers that it is not appropriate for the
member of staff to attend the course or event they should advise the applicant to cancel the
booking via their individual TSCP learner account. The ‘notification email’ will draw the
manager’s attention to TSCP’s charging policy requiring five working days’ notice of
cancellations, which they should be mindful of before arriving at a decision.
The email address for notifications to learners and managers from TSCP’s website will be,
In the event applicants are unable to attend a course they should not send another member
of their team or service to attend the course on their behalf. The original applicant should
cancel their original booking and advise the intended replacement to book onto the
course via their own individual learning account. Representatives who attend courses on
behalf of colleagues having not followed this process may experience difficulty in accessing
Participants cancelling bookings in the above circumstances should also take account of the
charging policy, which will be applied to cancellations that do not adhere to a minimum of 5
working days’ notice.
The Partnership continue to work with the Local Authority in relation to the granting of ‘Me Learning’ licenses.
It is not possible for Multi-Agency representatives to apply for and
undertake stand-alone e-learning modules or courses. Licenses for e-
learning will only be granted for participation on the following courses
where blended e-learning has been designated as mandatory for
participation on the associated virtual training.
- Working Together to Safeguard Children – Virtual Foundation Course.
- Virtual Neglect Training.
- Virtual Domestic Abuse awareness
In order to minimise confusion or ambiguity associated with undertaking
mandatory e-learning blended with the above courses careful reference
should be given to ‘Booking training through TSCP document’
referred to earlier.
Once a license has been allocated as outlined above, users must
complete the course in a timely manner prior the relevant virtual course
it is blended with. User activity will be monitored and prolonged periods
of inactivity or misuse could result in accounts being closed down and
charges applied in accordance with TSCP’s charging policy.
Any enquiries relating to e-learning should be directed to TSCP Administrator, Christine Bryan,
via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation on Virtual Training
Currently either ‘Zoom’ or ‘Skype for Business’ virtual learning platform
software is being used to facilitate training. In order for a prompt start at
the allotted start time of an event, participants are requested to join
fifteen minutes prior. This should minimise joining issues. If technical
difficulties are experienced support will be available.
In view of access to the training being remote, participants are also
asked to ensure that it is only they who can view and hear what is being
presented. This is particularly important to those accessing events from
It is also important that participants do not forward event invitations to
anyone else who hasn’t booked on via their own Partnership Individual
Learner Account. Only those who have correctly booked on via their
account are entitled to participate.
In addition to online ‘pre’ and ‘end of course’ evaluation referred to
earlier, short ‘word document’ end of course evaluation forms will be
sent to participants upon conclusion of the virtual course. This process
provides useful feedback in relation to course content and can influence
The Partnership is committed to a robust and efficient ‘Learning and Improvement’,
part of which measures the impact of learning acquired as a result of
undertaking learning activity outlined in this offer.
Therefore, those who participate in courses do so in the explicit
expectation that they sign up to a process involving contribution to an
impact evaluation process post the learning activity.
This process is designed to capture the extent acquired learning has
influenced professional practice and therefore impacted on outcomes for
children and young people and their families. It may involve prioritising
for contribution to administered survey questions or focus groups.
Queries & Further Enquires
Any queries regarding the training offer should be directed to:
Tameside Safeguarding Children Partnership
Tel: 0161 342 3891
Tameside Safeguarding Children Partnership
Tel: 0161 342 4204