Safeguarding training in Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Safeguarding Board (MKSB) is pleased to announce that new arrangements are now in place to manage the delivery of some key MKSB training courses.
“Train the Trainer” and “Everybody’s Business” training events are now being delivered in partnership with MK Council’s Leadership and Governance (L&G) team. The L&G team has significant experience in delivering training sessions for schools and settings. MK Council’s Leadership and Governance Team is now based in the Galley Hill Centre which is being developed to become a dedicated training and development centre and has the support and IT infrastructure in place to ensure regular delivery of these key courses to our partners across the city.
Dates for ‘Train the Trainer’ and ‘Trainer the Trainer Refresher’ courses are now available. Click here for more details and to make bookings. Costs will be kept as low as possible but some charge is necessary to cover delivery costs like employing quality trainers and ensuring the training happens on a regular basis.
Both MKSB and the L&G team believe that the new arrangements are essential to ensure the long-term sustainability of safeguarding training delivery in Milton Keynes and look forward to working closely with our established colleagues and partners.
Please contact Christine Strudley, tel 01908 252835 (Christine.Strudley@Milton-keynes.gov.uk) for any training related queries and Lesley Mellor, tel 01908 254373 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for any MKSB questions.
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.