Inter-Agency Training 2017

North Somerset Safeguarding Children Board offers a full range of multi-agency training opportunities which promote and reflect the principles of multiagency working as well as providing a programme that reflects the Board's policies and priorities.  The contents of the programme is agreed by the Learning and Development sub-group.  The content of courses is regularly updated to take into account learning from Serious Case Reviews and national findings.

The core programme

Inter-Agency Child Protection: Basic awareness is a half day course that is open to anyone who works or volunteers in North Somerset with adults or children who need a basic level course and doesn't have one supplied by their employer - or for anyone who works for North Somerset Council.  Main focus on signs to look out for and who to tell.

Inter-Agency Child Proection: Introduction is a 9-3 course.  It is open to the whole children's workforce and will suit designated safeguarding leads or those who need to understand more about the impact of parental issues on the well-being of children and those who need to make decisions using the threshold matrix about single agency interventions and when to refer on.

Advanced Inter-Agency Child Protection is a one day course that has been designed for those with an active role in Child Protection Investigations, designated leads and those needing a level three course (as per the intercollegiate document for health.)

Advanced Inter-Agency Child Protection Update this half day course is for those practitioners that need to refresh or update their inter-agency training.  We do not require practitioners to repeat the above course but attend this update very two years.  This course is refreshed constantly to reflect new messages and learning.

Please use this Mandatory Training Pathway to help you decide which course to attend.

Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation courses

  • Sexual exploitation level one
  • Sexual exploitation Advanced
  • Missing and Return Interviews
  • Working with Parents and Sexual Exploitation
  • Working with Child Sexual Exploitation Skills and Practice

Please use this Child Sexual Exploitation flow chart to help you decide which course would best suite you.

Specialised Optional Inter-Agency courses:

  • Toxic Trio (to become cumulative harm course)
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Working with Adults and Families Affected by Domestic Abuse
  • Early Help Assessment: Best Practice Training
  • Inter-Agency Signs of Safety
  • Peer Abuse
  • WRAP

For further information and to make a booking on all of the above courses please visit:

We are sorry that we can not make bookings over the phone, but are happy to support you set up your own account learning&[email protected]

A quick guide to the courses available

In North Somerset we are committed to a culture of continuous learning and improvement using a full range of learning appraoches.  This approach is set out in our Training, Learning, Improvement and Development Strategy.