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SUGGESTED TRAINING FOR DIFFERENT STAFF GROUPS

THE TABLE SHOWS THE DIFFERENTIATION OF THE VARIOUS STAFF GROUPS CATEGORIZED FROM GROUPS 1-5. THE INDIVIDUAL COURSE INFORMATION WILL NOTE THE STAFF GROUP TO WHICH THE COURSE IS APPLICABLE.

GROUP 1

Staff in infrequent contact with children,

young people, parents, carers who may become aware of possible abuse or neglect

For example:
Reception, Clerical or Gym staff, Police, Librarians, Hive Staff

1. To complete own Agency Level 1 (Induction Pack or equivalent) within one month of commencing work

Refresher training a minimum of at least once every three years.

GROUP 2

Staff who work regularly and directly with children, young people and families or have a period of intense or irregular contact with children, young people and their families

For example:
Health, Education, Childcare settings, Army Welfare Service (AWS), Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Police, Unit Welfare Officers (UWO), Youth Workers, Padres, Hospital Liaison Officers (HLO), Health Visitors (HV)

1. To complete own Agency Level 1 (Induction Pack or equivalent)

2. To complete Single Agency Level/Multi Agency Level 2 (or equivalent) within three months of commencing work

Refresher training a minimum of at least once every three years.

GROUP 3

Staff who work predominantly with children, young people, their parents or carers and who could contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child where there are Safeguarding concerns.

For example:
Managers, Designated Staff for Child Protection, Psychologists, Inclusion Teachers, Nurses, Midwives, Doctors, Paediatricians, Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, AWS, Police, Home Start, HLO’s, HV’s

1. To complete own Agency Level 1 (Induction Pack or equivalent)

2. To complete Single Agency Level/ Multi Agency Level 2 (or equivalent) within three months of commencing work

3. To complete Multi Agency Level 3 course within six months of commencing work

Refresher training in line with professional and Agency requirements is to be completed a minimum of at least once every two years.

GROUP 4

Professional Advisors who are named and designated lead professionals, members of the workforce who have particular responsibilities in relation to undertaking section 47 and Operational Managers

For example:
Social Workers, Professional Leads, Health Visitors, Paediatricians, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Psychologists, Designated Staff for Child Protection, Head Teachers

1. To complete own Agency Level 1 (Induction Pack or equivalent)

2. To complete Single Agency Level 2 (or equivalent) within three months of commencing work

3. To complete Multi Agency Level 3 course within six months of commencing work

4. To complete Specialist Level 4 courses as further professional development

Refresher training to develop appropriate skills and knowledge in line with professional and Agency requirements to be completed a minimum of at least once every two years.

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