Safeguarding training in Milton Keynes
The MK Together team is currently working with MK Council’s Leadership & Governance team on future safeguarding training opportunities.
Keep checking the website, and your emails for further information, which should be available soon.
MKSB Inter-Agency Training Event-Booking System
Whilst the MKSB event-booking system will not be used for booking onto future safeguarding training events, delegates who have attended MKSB safeguarding training in the last two years can still access their training account.
By clicking on your ‘bookings history’ you will be able to access a summary of previous training bookings, including those you attended.
From this page you will also be able to download certificates for those training events you have attended in the past.
(Please note, you will not be able to download any certificates unless you have completed the relevant evaluation form for training attended.)
It is important that delegates access and save their training history, and certificates that are available on this site, and you are strongly urged to do this as soon as possible.
MK Safeguarding Board 2017 Conference: ‘Tackling Exploitation: Safeguarding Children and Adults in Milton Keynes’
The MKSB conference, held on Friday 17 November 2017, at Arena MK, was very well attended by managers and practitioners from across Milton Keynes adults and children’s services. In the region of 300 delegates attended the event and feedback has been very positive.
Thankyou to all those who attended, and to all those who contributed to making the conference such a successful event.
Copies of the keynote presentations are available to those who attended the conference by logging into the MKSB’s event-booking system.
MKSB Learning and Development Strategy
The Milton Keynes Safeguarding Board (MKSB) has a statutory responsibility to ensure that appropriate training on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is provided in Milton Keynes in order to meet local needs. This includes single-agency training and inter-agency training.
The MKSB Learning and Development Strategy provides a framework for developing the workforce through safeguarding training, to ensure that all staff and volunteers are able to work competently and effectively across boundaries and organisations to safeguard children, young people and their families.
The MKSB Learning and Development Strategy can be accessed by clicking here
Induction should be carried within all organisations in Milton Keynes. Part of the induction for new staff must cover the safeguarding children requirements detailed in Working Together 2015.
Safeguarding Induction is essential to support staff and volunteers to understand how to respond appropriately to any safeguarding children concerns that they may encounter.
All organisations should have an induction process which includes familiarisation with:
- The agency’s own safeguarding policy and procedures
- MKSB Inter-agency Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures
At the end of the induction new staff should know what to do if they are worried or concerned about a child, who to talk to in their own organisation to get advice and what to do after seeking advice.
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 states:
Employers are responsible for ensuring that their staff are competent to carry out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and creating an environment where staff feel able to raise concerns and feel supported in their safeguarding role;
Staff should be given a mandatory induction, which includes familiarisation with child protection responsibilities and procedures to be followed if anyone has any concerns about a child’s safety or welfare; and
All professionals should have regular reviews of their own practice to ensure they improve over time.
To facilitate this MKSB have developed a number of resources that can be used within all agencies to ensure that these requirements are being met.