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