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Child Protection Multiagency Learning and Development

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This training calendar is in development and further courses may be added over the year. Any information on new courses will be circulated to staff and updated on the EDCPC (Child Protection Committee) website.

Who is the training for?

This training is intended for all staff who work with children and young people across East Dunbartonshire, whether as their main contact or indirectly, through contact with another family member. The training is delivered on a multi-agency basis, and is free of charge to participants, with costs covered by the DCYPP (Delivering for Children and Young People partnership) and the CPC Child Protection Committee.

You should have already have completed some kind of child protection awareness training within your own agency. Generally services and agencies are responsible for induction and basic training. The Lead Officer for child protection or CST team at can offer further advice in this area if required  

If uncertain if you or your team require child protection awareness training you should consider your role within the workforce groups outlined below (taken from the National Child Protection Learning and Development Framework 2012) or use this interactive on-line guide (

What course will I go on?

The courses in this multi-agency calendar should be considered along with your own single agency training calendar as well as any interagency training that may be available.  The CPC courses are designed to meet the needs of the different child protection workforces, as described in the National Framework for Child Protection Learning and Development in Scotland.

The Framework identifies three ‘workforce groups’ who require different competences, knowledge and skills. Most people will find that their job role fits broadly into one of these three categories – you will find information to help you decide which workforce group you are in, in the Framework.

It is recognised that applicants’ needs will vary and as such they will wish to consider training opportunities out with the workforce category that they may sit in. For example applicants from the General Contact Workforce can take up training in the Specific Contact Workforce list and vice versa.

The aims and learning outcomes for each course identifies which competences, knowledge and skills are addressed, to help you select the most relevant course.

General Contact Workforce

You are likely to come into contact with children, young people and other family members. The frequency of the contact will vary, but will not usually be any in-depth personal work with them. However, you will 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.

Specific Contact Workforce

You will carry out direct work with children, young people or other family members; and / or form more in-depth relationships with them; and / or provide specific services to them. Contact may take place in the home or another setting (e.g. an office, school, community facility etc.). You may be asked to contribute to the risk assessment and risk management process and may be involved in providing on- going support as part of a child’s plan. 

Intensive Contact Workforce

You have specific responsibilities for child protection as part of your role. You may be involved in investigation and risk assessment, or in providing on-going support for children and their families. This workforce will include those acting as the Named Person or Lead Professional (even if these workers might otherwise have been in the specific contact workforce). At times, this can include a range of others, for example those in management, training, representatives on CPCs as well as representatives on other public protection partnerships.

Please click on the links below to view the training calendar or for booking information.