TSCB Training Offer 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019

Welcome to Tameside Safeguarding Children Board (TSCB) training offer for 2018-2019.

Training courses on TSCB’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.

Please note that learners are required to attend face to face courses between the times stipulated on the 'Training Schedule 2018-2019'. Failing to adhere to this requirement could result in the learner not receiving an attendance certificate.

Our courses will continue to be categorised as follows:

Introductory Course

Introductory courses are aimed at anyone who works with children and/or their families in Tameside.

There is only one introductory course on the 2018-19 training programme, which is ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children – Foundation Course’ this is a blended learning course, that is to say in order for learners to attend the face-to-face one day introductory course, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children – Foundation Course’, 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 face-to-face course. Applicants who are unable to furnish the certificate will not be able to apply for the course. (For further information on e-learning please see relevant section in this offer on pages 3 and 4) There are seven introductory courses on offer. Please see separate 'Training Schedule 2018-2019'.

Themed Courses

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 earlier within this offer (click here), or prior to the 1st April 2017 have completed the previous level 2 courses, 'Working Together to Safeguard Children', 'Refresher Training in Child Protection' or pertinent level 2, 3 or 4 courses in Tameside within the last three years. (Two years if you hold a designated or named post)

Please see separate 'Training Schedule 2018-2019' for details of the 'Themed Courses' on offer.

Special Interest Courses

Special interest courses are designed for those who have specific responsibilities in terms of 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 targeting managers.

All special interest courses require that applicants have completed the 'Introductory Course' outlined earlier within this offer (click here), or prior to the 1st April 2017 have completed the previous level 2 courses, 'Working Together to Safeguard Children', 'Refresher Training in Child Protection' or pertinent level 2, 3 or 4 courses in Tameside within the last three years (Two years if you hold a designated or named post).

Please see separate 'Training Schedule 2018-2019' for details of the 'Special Interest Courses' on offer.

Half Day Courses

These courses are designed to raise awareness on specific topics or themes relating to the safeguarding of children and do not require any prior learning (Please note that this does not apply to the ''Safer Recruitment Training' half day courses, where previous attendance on a full day 'Safer Recruitment Training' course is required).

The following half day courses are included in the offer:

  • Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation and Honour Based Crime.
  • Family Common Assessment Framework Training.
  • Safeguarding Practice Updates.

Please see separate 'Training Schedule 2018-2019' for details of the 'Half Day Courses' on offer.

>Content for all courses under the training offer including learning aims and outcomes can be viewed by scrolling to the relevant course and clicking either, ‘View Course Details’ or, ‘Book Now’. There is no requirement to complete the booking process if having viewed the content a potential applicant considers the course isn’t suitable for them to attend.

E-Learning

Tameside Safeguarding Children Board (TSCB) are continuing to work with the Local Authority in relation to the implementation of an e-learning programme ‘Me Learning’ who are facilitating access to a framework providing a selection of e-learning content across different subject areas to the ‘Association of Greater Manchester Authorities’ (AGMA).

Currently, priority has been given to providing Multi-Agency licenses to facilitate access to the blended Introductory Course; Safeguarding Children – Level 1 e-learning module, which is mandatory, followed by the face-to-face one day course; Working Together to Safeguard Children – Foundation Course.

Priority has also been given to providing Multi-Agency e-learning licenses to consolidate learning and improvement consistent with the strategic priorities of TSCB, which are:

  • Domestic Abuse.
  • Child Sexual Exploitation.
  • Neglect.

Therefore, recommended good practice is that Multi-Agency representatives attending face to face training courses associated with these priorities should firstly undertake the relevant e-learning course.

Given the limited number of licenses available to partner agencies allocation will be monitored by the Learning Improvement and Activity Group Sub-Group and in the fullness of time greater access to licenses outside of these parameters will be considered.

Once a representative has been allocated a license their user profile will be valid for three years and learners will be able to access a wide variety of e-learning subjects. Once a profile has been allocated in accordance with the parameters outlined within this section, users must complete the relevant course in a timely manner prior the face-to-face course the e-learning is intended to consolidate. User activity will be monitored and prolonged periods of inactivity could result in accounts being closed down and charges applied in accordance with TSCB’s Charging Policy.

Applications to undertake e-learning should be made to the TSCB Administrator, Christine Bryan, via email: christine.bryan@tameside.gov.uk

Electronic booking system for face-to-face courses

There is an expectation for professionals and volunteers in Tameside wishing to access Multi-Agency training to create, manage and take responsibility for their own ‘learning account’, which will facilitate electronic booking of places and store individual learning history. This will include amending their account in the event that individual details change; name, job role, email address, change of manager etc.

In order to assist with creation and management of learning accounts, we have developed a ‘Top 10 Tips’ document.

The requirement for an applicant to complete an online pre-course evaluation questionnaire as part of the application process will continue. Whilst the the Board stands by the principle that managers should authorise staff training we have had to concede that the practical difficulties this has caused for a small minority has meant the process cannot be maintained. Consequently, the system has been changed and now 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 TSCB learner account. The ‘notification email’ will draw the manager’s attention to TSCB 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 TSCB’s website has also changed from hello@tamesidesafeguardingchildren.org.uk, which was causing some communications to go into spam or junk mail to, training@tamesidesafeguardingchildren.org.uk.

The requirement for learners to complete an end of course evaluation online within one week of attendance on the course will also continue. Completion of the evaluation will facilitate the issue on an attendance certificate electronically, which the learner will be able to store electronically and print off if necessary.

Impact Evaluation

TSCB is committed to a robust and efficient 'Learning and Improvement Framework', part of which measures the impact of learning acquired as a result of undertaking learning activity outlined in this offer.

Therefore, applicants who apply to undertake courses do so in the explicit expectation that they sign up to a process involving contribution to an impact evaluation process approximately three months post the learning activity.

The 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.

Training Venues

This year we have extended our training venues to include Stalybridge Civic Centre and Highfield Pavilion within Stamford Park. The full details of the venues that will be utilised during the year are:


Hyde Town Hall
Corporation Street
Hyde
Tameside
SK14 1AL

Training rooms normally utilised are, The Newton Suite, The Rutherford Suite and Hyde Hall. There is no onsite parking but there are a variety of Local Authority and Private Car Parks nearby. Hyde Bus and Railway Stations are also situated nearby.


Denton Festival Hall
Peel Street
Denton
Tameside
M34 3JX

Training rooms normally utilised are Rooms 6 and 7. There is no onsite parking but a Local Authority Car Park is situated at the rear on Queen Street. There is no Bus or Railway Stations located nearby but there are a variety of Bus transport links into the Town.


Stalybridge Civic Hall
Trinity Street
Stalybridge
Tameside
SK15 2BN

The training room normally utilised is the District Assembly Room. There is limited free onsite parking and a small Local Authority Car Park situated nearby. Stalybridge Bus and Railway Stations are also situated nearby.


Highfield Pavilion, within Stamford Park
Astley Road
Stalybridge
Tameside
SK15 1NJ

Access to this venue is via Stamford Park’s side entrance on Astley Road. Limited free parking is available on the left side of Astley Road travelling from the direction of Stamford Street. The free parking is limited to four hours only. Limited parking on the other side of the road where there are no parking restrictions is free all day and there is limited unrestricted parking available in a number of streets off Astley Road. There is also a Local Authority Car Park situated near the entrance of Tameside General Hospital on Darnton Road, which is approximately a quarter of a mile from the venue. Stalybridge Bus and Railway Stations are also situated nearby.


Courses relating to youth emotional wellbeing and mental health

Keen to be a Youth Mental Health First Aider?

Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind have been funded to deliver Youth Mental Health First Aid courses. This is an internationally recognised course designed specifically for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 to 18 years.

You will learn how to:

  • Provide information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing.
  • Support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.

The Youth MHFA course is split into four manageable chunks. These are:

  • What is mental health?
  • Depression and anxiety.
  • Suicide and psychosis.
  • Self-harm and eating disorders.

Within each section there is clear focus on the issues faced by young people, including bullying/cyber bullying and substance misuse. The course also teaches the importance of promoting wellbeing and protective factors.

The course is free for workers in the Tameside and Glossop areas and is relevant for people who teach, work, live with and care for 8 to 18 year olds. This is a fantastic opportunity for Tameside and Glossop workers as this course normally costs up to £300 per person.

If you'd like to sign up you will have to complete 5 online modules (30 mins) with www.e-lfh.org.uk before applying.

Please visit https://www.togmind.org/services/youth-mental-health-first-aid for more information on the modules and the application process.

Please note this is separate and different to TSCB course booking process.

New Courses Under Development

TSCB are working on the development of new face-to-face courses involving ‘Multi-Agency Practice Development’ aimed at members of the workforce who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns. ‘Child Exploitation and Online Protection’, promoting ‘Thinkuknow’ resources, which will provide professionals working with children, young people and their families with resources to tackle child sexual exploitation and abuse. And, ‘Professional Challenge’ aimed at all members of the workforce who come into contact with children and their families and who need to respectfully challenge families and fellow professionals in collaborative work to safeguard children. Once planning has been completed courses will be advertised via the training website separately.

Queries & Further Enquires

Any queries regarding the training offer should be directed to:

  1. Andy McLean
    Training Organiser
    Tameside Safeguarding Children Board
    Tel: 0161 342 3891
    Email: andrew.mclean@tameside.gov.uk
  2. Christine Bryan
    TSCB Administrator
    Tameside Safeguarding Children Board
    Tel: 0161 342 4024
    Email: christine.bryan@tameside.gov.uk

Multi-Agency Training

TSCB Charging Policy for Safeguarding Training



Learn more about TSCB minimum standards...

TSCB minimum standards for basic single agency safeguarding children awareness raising training are designed to assure that relevant training across all agencies and services in Tameside is delivered to a consistently high standard. They will be utilised by the Learning Improvement and Activity Sub- Group to quality assure relevant training. It should be noted that basic single agency awareness training should not be utilised to negate the requirement for professionals or volunteers in Tameside, whose work brings them into with children and their families, from acquiring or refreshing their Multi-Agency safeguarding knowledge via TSCB’s Multi-Agency Training Offer.

What to do if you are worried about a child

If you think a child is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being please contact one of the numbers shown on this page.

Your phone call could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.

If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

If the child is not in immediate danger contact:

Children's Hub

  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
  • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
  • GM Procedures Manual
  • Safeguarding concerns can be reported to the Children's Hub using the Online Electronic Referral form