The training courses offered will reflect the requirements for different workforce groups identified in the National Framework for Child Protection Learning and Development in Scotland 2012 . The workforce groups are detailed below.
Each group will require different competencies, knowledge and skills, based on the nature and extent of their contact (direct or indirect) with children, young people and other family members.
The multi-agency workforce includes paid and unpaid workers in a variety of roles. It includes people who have contact with children and young people directly and indirectly; and those who have contact with relevant adults such as parents and carers (including addictions services, health services, domestic abuse services, criminal justice services, housing services etc)
Individual workers may fall into different workforce groups at different times depending on their level of involvement in particular cases.
The information provided on each course describes which training course is suitable for each workforce group.
|General Contact Workforce||Defined as those who, as part of their job are likely to come into contact with children, young people and other family members. The frequency of the contact will vary but these workers will not usually be involved in any in-depth personal work with them. These workers need to have the confidence and awareness to recognise when a child or young person may be in need of protection and how to respond, for example, admin staff, receptionists, GP’s, support workers etc.|
|Specific Contact Workforce||Defined as those who: carry out direct work with children, young people or family members and/or form more in-depth relationships with them: and/or provide specific services to them. These workers may carry out regular work with a child, young person or adult (although this will not always be the case). Contact may take place in the home or another setting. It may involve one to one or group work. These workers may be asked to contribute to the risk assessment and risk management process and may be involved in providing ongoing support to children, young people and other family members. For example, teachers, Head Teachers, Social Workers, Health Visitors, etc.|
|Intensive Contact Workforce||Defined as those who have specific designated responsibility for child protection issues as part of their role (e.g. where this is linked to their post or, where they are the Named person or Lead Professional): and /or those who will be involved in undertaking child protection investigations or working with complex cases. For example, Police, Social Work, Health, Education staff etc.|
|Courses available||Workforce group suitable for|
|Child Protection Basic Awareness Training||General Contact Workforce|
|Introduction to Multi-Agency Child Protection Practice||Specific Contact Workforce|
|Under Pressure – Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Young People’s Relationships||Intensive Contact Work Force|
|Confidence in Child Protection Risk Assessment||Intensive Contact Work Force|
|Child Protection Trainer Workshop||Intensive Contact Work Force|
|Preparing for Child Protection Case Conferences||Intensive Contact Work Force|
|Online Safety & Wellbeing of Children and Young People||Specific / Intensive Work Force|
|Tackling Child Neglect||Intensive Work Force|
|Initial Referral Discussions – Understanding Your Role in Child Protection Enquiries||Intensive Work Force|