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 safeguarding children training courses.
The following safeguarding training is now being offered through the MK Council Leadership and Governance Team via their training website www.mkpdc.org.uk
- Basic safeguarding
- Safer recruitment
- Everybody’s Business (safeguarding)
- Designated Safeguarding Lead training
- Train the trainer (safeguarding)
- Training for early years sites and childminders
- Training for school governors
- Training for mental health leads
*Future training events to include Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII)
To view this training and any related costs you need to access the website www.mkpdc.org.uk and click on the blue “sign up” button. An account will then be created for you.
If you have any queries regarding the above training please email:
“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.
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 in order to download certificates, and access the record of training that has been attended.
By clicking on your ‘bookings history’ you will be able to access a summary of previous training bookings, including those you attended. From that 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 via this site.
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.