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Ian Smith Chair: Tameside Safeguarding Children Board Director: Services for Children and Young People. Level 2 Tameside Council Offices Wellington Road Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6DL I am writing to tell you about the Tameside Safeguarding Children Board (TSCB) Audit tool for single agency safeguarding children (level 1) training. The Audit Tool has been developed to enable single agencies to design their ‘in house’ safeguarding training (level 1) to a standard recommended by Tameside Safeguarding Children Board Training and Development Sub Committee. 1 This pack contains several documents: - Audit Tool: - This document identifies the minimum content that a safeguarding children (level 1) training package must contain; as endorsed by Tameside Safeguarding Children Board Training and Development Sub Committee. Single agencies should audit their existing safeguarding children (level 1) training package against the audit tool to identify any areas for improvement. Reference Material (for additional information): - Appendix 1 – Learning Outcomes – this document provides the context from which the minimum standards for training content were derived. It refers to the expected learning outcomes for effective safeguarding children training (level 1) as described by Working Together 2006 and Common Induction Standards. Appendix 2 – shows how the minimum training content and learning outcomes fit together. The ...

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Ian Smith
Chair: Tameside Safeguarding Children Board Director: Services for Children and Young People. Level 2
Tameside Council Offices
Wellington Road
AshtonunderLyne OL6 6DL I am writing to tell you about the Tameside Safeguarding Children Board
(TSCB) Audit tool for single agency safeguarding children (level 1) training. The Audit Tool has been developed to enable single agencies to design their ‘in house’ safeguarding training (level 1) to a standard recommended by Tameside Safeguarding Children Board Training and
Development Sub Committee.
This pack contains several documents: -
Audit Tool: -This document identifies the minimum content that a
safeguarding
children (level 1) training package must contain; as endorsed by Tameside Safeguarding Children Board Training and Development Sub Committee. Single agencies should audit their existing safeguarding children (level 1) training package against the audit tool to identify any areas for improvement.
Reference Material(for additional information): 
Appendix 1 – Learning Outcomes – this document provides the context from which the minimum standards for training content were derived. It refers to the expected learning outcomes for effective safeguarding children training (level 1) as described by Working Together 2006 and Common Induction Standards. Appendix 2 –how the minimum training content and learning shows
outcomes fit together. The right hand hand column cross references the
expected training content to learning outcomes in appendix 1.
Agencies and Independent providers should always ensure that their policies, proceedures and practice are consistent with Tameside’s Child Protection Proceedures; this should be reflected through your child protection training.
Tameside’s Child Protection Procedures are located in the Tameside Safeguarding Children Framework 2007. Copies of this are available from
the TSCB web sitewww.tameside.gov.uk/childprotection
As you are aware, new policies and developments are constantly emerging and this website should be referred to regularly to up date
training materials in line with any new TSCB policies and developments.
I hope you find this useful in developing your training Yours
Ian Smith Chair: Tameside Safeguarding Children Borad
Audit Tool for Safeguarding Children Training (level 1) This document identifies the minimum content that a safeguarding
children (level 1) training package must contain; as endorsed by
Tameside Safeguarding Children Board Training and Development Sub
Committee.
Single agencies should audit their existing safeguarding children (level 1)
training package
improvement.
Safeguarding Training Section Law, Guidance & policies
against the audit
tool to identify
Training Content must include: -
any areas for
Legislative framework – Children Act 1989 & 2004
National Guidance – Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006
Tameside LSCB Safeguarding / Child Protection Procedures
Agency’s own Child Protection Policy
Tameside LSCB and its remit
Audit / x
Safeguarding Training Section Providing Safe environments / promoting Welfare
Response to concerns of abuse and neglect and working with other agencies.
Training Content must include: -
Every Child Matters  5 outcomes
Practitioner / agency role in meeting 5 outcomes in particular ‘staying safe’
National and local context for children in need of protection
Tameside’s Children’s Needs Framework
Parenting factors which can increase risk of harm to children and young people e.g. substance misuse / domestic violence mental health difficulties etcCircumstances of abuse and neglect i.e. children and young people can be harmed by adults, other young people or through the internetWorking Together definitions of abuse and neglect
Definition of significant harm.
Recognising signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect Workers / agency’s response / procedure in responding to and referring concerns of abuse and neglect Understand the role of Children’s Social Care Contact details for Tameside Children’s Social Care and Police Family Support Unit
Accurate recording of information and decision making.
Audit / x
Safeguarding Training Section
Training Content must include: -
Consultation with Children’s Social Care
Referral to Children’s Social Care / Police
Response from Children’s Social Care and / or Police Information sharing and confidentiality
What to do if unsatisfied with response both from within own agency and / or from other agencies
Audit / x
Safeguarding Training Section…. 1. Laws, policies and procedures
2. Providing Safe Environments
3. Recognising and responding to abuse
Learning Outcomes for Safeguarding Children Training for Practitioners (Level one course) Learning Outcomes Common Induction Standards (CIS) Working Together 2006 (WT) a) Know about laws and national guidance a) Understand what is meant by relating to protecting (safeguarding) children safeguarding and promoting the welfare  of children and the different ways in b) Describe your workplace’s policies and which children and young people can procedures on helping children and young be harmed. people who have been abused
a) Understand what children and young people want and need to feel safe. b) Have an awareness of what contributes towards a safe environment for the children and young people they work with
a) Understand the different ways in which children and young people can be harmed by adults, other children and young people, or through the internet b) Understand what is meant by:  Physical abuse
a) Be aware of the statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in accordance to the Children Act 2004.
a) Be familiar with ‘What to do if you are worried a child is being abused’ national guidance and local procedures and appreciate own role and responsibilities and those of others in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
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4. Working with other agencies
Sexual abuse Emotional abuse Domestic abuse Faltering growth Institutional abuse Bullying Selfharm c) Describe signs and indicators of possible abuse and neglect d) Describe the procedure you need to follow if you suspect any child is being abused, neglected or bullied. e) Understand that parental problems (for example domestic violence, or drug and alcohol abuse) can increase the risk of harm to a child f) Describe what emergency action needs to be taken to protect a child, including outside normal office hours.
a) Understand what ‘multiagency working’ means for you and your work environment b) Understand other agencies roles and
a) Be able to make judgements about how to act to safeguard and promote the welfare of a child in line with ‘what to do if…’
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5. Whistle blowing (Reporting failures in Duty)
responsibilities in keeping children safe from harm c) Know about your Local Safeguarding Children Board and any role your agency, organisation or employer has on it
a) Know when and how to refer a concern you have about child protection b) Explain who to consult in relation to a child protection of child welfare concern c) Understand your duty to report the unsafe practice of others d) Know what to do if you have followed your own workplaces policies and procedures on reporting concerns, and you are not satisfied with the response. e) Identify what to do when you do not get a satisfactory response from other organisations or agencies.
a) Be aware of the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and its remit b) Understand the necessity for informationsharing and accurate recording within the context of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of a particular child. c) Provide appropriate, succinct information to enable other practitioners to deliver support to the child and family. d) Know the boundaries of personal competence and responsibility, when to involve others and where to seek advice and support e) Understand when they are required to consult with a manager / designated person
f) Be able to identify concerns about possible maltreatment arising from completion of a Common Assessment Framework g) Know when and how to respond to immediate safety issues in relation to a particular child and other children within the household h) Be aware of the impact of aggression, anger and violence from carers on practice and know how to manage this i) Know what to do when there is an insufficient response from other organisations and agencies, while maintaining a focus on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of a child.
Safeguarding Children Training for Practitioners (Level 1 course) Safeguarding Safeguarding Children Training Content to Training Section include: -
Law, Guidance & policies
Providing Safe environments / promoting Welfare
Legislative framework – Children Act 1989 & 2004 National Guidance – Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 Tameside LSCB Safeguarding / Child Protection Procedures Agency’s own Child Protection Policy Tameside LSCB and its remit Every Child Matters  5 outcomes Practitioner / agency role in meeting 5 outcomes in particular ‘staying safe’ National and local context for children in need of protection Tameside’s Children’s Needs Framework Parenting factors which can increase risk of harm to children and young people e.g. substance misuse / domestic violence mental health difficulties etc
Relates to learning outcomes CIS 1a, 4c, WT 1a, 2a, 3a, 5a, 5d
CIS 2a, 2b, 3e WT 2a, 5f
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