Coventry Safeguarding Children Partnership training

The purpose of training for inter-agency work

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and in particular protecting them from significant harm is dependent on the effective joint working between agencies and professionals that have different roles and expertise.

The purpose of training for inter-agency work is to help develop and foster the following, in order to achieve better outcomes for children and young people:

  • A shared understanding of the tasks, processes, principles and roles and responsibilities outlined in national guidance and local arrangements for safeguarding children and promoting their welfare
  • More effective and integrated services at both the strategic and individual case level
  • Improved communication between professionals, including a common understanding of key terms, definitions and thresholds for action
  • Effective working relationships, including an ability to work in multi-disciplinary groups or teams
  • Sound decision-making, based on information sharing, thorough assessment, critical analysis and professional judgement


Children's inter-agency training strategy

Virtual Training Sessions

1-day signs of safety

30 September 2021 (Virtual) - 9:00am – 4:30pm

Contextual safeguarding webinar

22 October 2021 (Virtual) - 10:00am – 10:30am

Agencies who do not contribute to the Coventry Safeguarding Children Partnership will be charged £50 for attending these courses. (Contextual webinar, right help - right time, level 1 intro to safeguarding, 1 day signs of safety, FGM and LADO training – free to attend, charges apply for non-attendance).

A non-attendance and late cancellation charge of £50 will be made unless an agency can find an appropriate substitute.   

For booking a place please email: [email protected]. Submitting an application does not automatically mean a place on the webinar. Please wait for confirmation of your place.

Signs of Safety 2-day Training Courses

Dates and times for 1 and 2 Days Signs of Safety courses

Venue: Due to the COVID-19 situation, all course will be take place via Microsoft Teams.

Please make sure that the 1 day or 2 days is appropriate for your job role. If you are unsure, please check with the Signs of Safety Practice Lead in your organisation.

To book a place on these courses please go to the link:         

Please note: Submitting an application does not automatically mean that you will be allocated a place. Please wait for confirmation of a place from the Training Booking Team.

If you attend a course and are then unable to complete the 2 days together you will be required to complete the full 2 days again before receiving a certificate. This is linked to the way the course is now being delivered and the group work involved.

To assist with discussions and activities during the 1 or 2 days we ask cameras are switched on and your mic needs to be working. If this is not possible for the whole course, please let your Trainers know in a separate email near the time of your course date.

For general enquiries about the training please email - [email protected]

Evaluation of training

Following recommendations from national research and Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010 - 2013 now archived) updated in 2018, all training courses will be evaluated to assess their impact on practice including how they have made a difference to outcomes for children.

All courses will have their own evaluation forms and various courses will be selected each term for a follow-up evaluation after three months. This will be done by the participant together with their line manager as part of their professional development and learning.

Certificates please note: when a course is being evaluated certificates will not be given out at the end of the course, they will be sent out on receipt of a completed three-month evaluation form.

Neglect training resources

These resources, from the Department for Education, are three family case studies illustrating many of the issues that practitioners are likely to encounter when investigating childhood neglect. They include family history, videos, presentations, notes and exercise documents.

Training resources on childhood neglect: family case studies

Coventry Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) - Training

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 024 7697 5480

Broadgate House

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