Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board provides multi-agency safeguarding training courses for all staff from statutory, voluntary and independent agencies who work with children, young people, parents, families and vulnerable adults in Wiltshire.

What Training is Right for Me?

The WSCB has determined that all those working with children, young people and/or parents/carers must access training in child protection and safeguarding. This should include training as part of their agency induction and refresher training at least every three years. The exception to this guidance is for Designated Leads in Education settings who are required to attend refresher training every two years.

The WSCB recommends that those members of the workforce who predominantly work with children, young people and/or parent/carers, or who have specialist responsibilities or designated responsibility for child protection, or are operational managers involved in child protection should receive suitable safeguarding training for their roles. For more information on available courses and the relevance to job roles, skills and competencies please click here for the training brochure.

Key information for head teachers and governing bodies

The information HERE identifies what schools need to do to comply with current statutory guidance and local best practice.  This includes information and guidance on safeguarding and child protection training requirements.

Booking

Booking for all WSCB e-learning and classroom training is via the Virtual College learning management system.  Please CLICK HERE to access the booking system. If you already have an account you can log in and open requested learning tab. If you do not have an account click on register and follow the instructions.

Before you apply for a place on any of the courses, it is advised that you discuss with your manager or, Designated Safeguarding Lead. They will check that the course you are applying for is appropriate for your role and that you have fulfilled any pre-requisites.

Instructions on how to apply for face to face training can be downloaded here.

For information on the levels of training and to find out what training courses are relevant to your job role, skills and competencies please see the flowchart

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Please apply for one course date only. Applying for a course does not automatically reserve a place on that course. Once you have applied for a place you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application. This is not a confirmation of a place on the course.

Allocation of training places

Priority will be given to staff from agencies and organisations that contribute to the WSCB and we aim to ensure all courses have appropriate multi-agency representation.

Once you have applied for a place we will contact you to confirm your place on the course. This process is to ensure that the right people are on the right course pre-requisites have been fulfilled.

If you are not allocated a place it is likely to be for one of the following reasons:

  • you have already completed the course and do not need to repeat it
  • you need to complete an update course
  • the course is not appropriate for your role
  • the agency allocation is full for the course

Charges

Anyone working within Wiltshire with children, young people and families, in the statutory or voluntary and community sector may apply for any WSCB training courses.  For staff whose organisations contribute to the WSCB budget, places will be free of charge. For those who do not contribute, fees will be charged at the following rate:
£50 per person for half-day training
£100 per person for a full-day course
E-learning courses are FREE of charge

Cancellation Policy

Any delegate failing to attend a course or cancelling a place without 10 working days notice will incur the following charges:

£75 for a one day course and £50 for a half day course.

For all queries regarding the training programme please contact wscbtraining@wiltshire.gov.uk

For technical difficulties in accessing your Virtual College account please contact learnersupport@virtual-college.co.uk