The Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Board has its own Workforce Development Sub Group.
A Training Policy has been developed which sets out:
  • The roles and responsibilities of the IOWSCB, partner agencies and all other organisations in ensuring all those working with children and families receive appropriate safeguarding training.
  • A common understanding of single and multi-agency training
  • The standards for the provision and delivery of training
  • How the training provided by the IOWSCB will be evaluated
All face-to-face courses are multi-agency but some courses will target specific roles or groups of staff.  The training is competency based and is intended to ensure we have a confident and skilled workforce who understands their role in safeguarding children and young people. 
There are also pre-requisites for attending some courses. Having the right staff on the right training ensures that learning for participants on the day is not affected and so we will be checking those registered to attend are appropriate for the course.
If the course is not right for your role and responsibilities we will contact you and direct you to another course or provide further guidance.

Other things you should know about the training programme:

  • Charges – there are charges to attend some courses for non-contributing agencies (theses include academies, independent schools, nurseries and child minders)
  • Allocation of places – places on each course are allocated so you will not receive an automatic place on a course
  • Cancellation charges – you will be charged if you do not take up your place on a course
  • Updating your training – the recommendation is that child protection training is refreshed every three years.
Full details about the training programme can be foundhere.
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