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Learning, Development & Training Opportunities

The responsibility for organising safeguarding learning belongs to organisations, however there are a range of specialist safeguarding events and other related learning, that will support individuals with safeguarding learning across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. Detailed below are a number of events that will contribute to staff meeting their competency requirements.

Current safeguarding learning events

Essential Awareness

Training for Private, Voluntary and independent sectors.

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Inter-Agency Training Programme

Multi-agency programme: themed programme offering a range of learning events for those staff who require a multi-agency learning events.

The programme is the result of a collaborative approach to provision of learning which has involved agencies and both LSCB's in each of the areas providing learning. The programme is centrally co-ordinated by the Children's Workforce Development Project.

Further details about the programme and other helpful resources and information are available on Children's Workforce Matters website.

Funded learning events and non attendance charge

LSCB training and learning opportunities are funded by the LSCB and local partners. This funded training is available to those who work or support practitioners who work in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland only. If you do not meet this criteria, but will still like to access our learning events, please contact the LSCB and we may be able to arrange attendance for a charge.

Non attendance charge

Leicester City and Leicestershire & Rutland Safeguarding Children Boards have agreed that there will be a universal charge applied for nonattendance on the following learning events:

There is currently no charge to attend any of these courses and learning events, however there is a charge for nonattendance on these courses.

The underlying principle of charging is to maximise attendance and prevent delegate spaces being unused, where others may have had the opportunity to attend.

Since the principle of charging has been introduced there has been a significant decrease in non-attendance, and the process has allowed spaces on courses to be re-allocated via the waiting list, and maximised the learning opportunity for the workforce.

Any finances raised will be used to resource additional learning opportunities to sustain safeguarding learning across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.

Inter-agency programme

The programme is the result of a collaborative approach to provision of learning which has involved agencies and both LSCBs in each of the areas providing learning and funding the programme. The programme is centrally co-ordinated by the Children's Workforce Development Project.

Download Quarterly Evaluation Reports.

Friday 18th May 1pm-4pm - Drug Use Screening Tool (DUST) Launch - Turning Point

City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FA

The Drug Use Screening Tool is designed to assist practitioners to assess the severity of the substance misuse disclosed by young people. This launch is to introduce the tool to professionals working with young people they may have concerns regarding substance use. It is also an opportunity to network and build pathways moving forward.


Safeguarding in Education: Leicestershire & Rutland

Safeguarding Development Officers: Simon Genders & Ann Prideaux

Tel: 0116 305 6314

Safeguarding in Education Training

The Safeguarding in Education Training programme can be accessed by clicking on the image/pdf below. This programme covers all the Safeguarding training requirements of schools, colleges, academies, independents schools and alternate providers. There are courses for Designated Safeguarding Leads and Refresher training, Safer Recruitment, Allegations Management and training for all school staff.

Safeguarding in Education: Leicester City

Julie Chapaneri & Mohammed Patel

Child Protection Coordinators, Learning Services: for general enquiries about learning - please call the safeguarding unit.

Tel: 0116 454 2440



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The Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Learning, Development & Training Strategy and associated documents are the intellectual property of Leicestershire & Rutland and Leicester City Safeguarding Boards, and cannot be used without expressed permission of those LSCB's, and must not be reproduced or used for commercial or financial gain.