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Training Information:
Each professional who needs to complete attend face-to-face training needs to register and book onto a course via the New Training/Booking System 

Please note that each professional will need to register with a personal email address or personal work email address and not use the generic email address for your workplace. e.g. janebrown@nursery.co.uk or janebrown@email.com  and not admin@nursery.co.uk

Information required for New OSCB Training / Booking System:
Line manager details: On registration, you will be required to add your line manager email address. This is for the following reasons
Evaluation: Your manager will be contacted 3 months after your attendance at a course with a  request to respond to an evaluation survey of how the course has impacted on your practice
Payment: In the event of non-attendance, your line manager will be contacted to make payment arrangements for the £30 non-attendance fee
Childminders: Please add your own details under the request for Line Manager email address
Foster Carers: Please enter your Supervising Social Worker’s details for Line Manager email address

Cancellations:
– As demand for OSCB courses are high and courses quickly become fully booked, early cancellation is important in order that the place may be offered to another delegate
– You are able to cancel your own place 6 working days before the course by logging into the OSCB training / booking system.
– You will not be able to cancel your own place with less than 6 days you will be charged £30.
– If you wish to cancel your place less than 6 days before the date of the course you must email the OSCB team on:  oscb.training@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Useful documents / Links:
OSCB Training Brochure (2017 / 2018)
Upcoming Core Course Dates (2017-2018)
Upcoming Themed Course Dates (2017-2018)
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E-learning Courses There will be 2 e-learning courses (free of charge) available from mid-September 2017
‘An Introduction to Safeguarding’ (level 1 – Introductory) and
‘An Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect’ (level 2)
‘Think Family’ will be made available from mid-October.

If you are looking for more topics via an e-learning course, there are several titles available from The Virtual College:  They charge £30 for these courses.

Core Safeguarding Courses
The OSCB deliver 3 core safeguarding courses which are listed below;

Generalist Safeguarding Training: This is for professionals who work with children, young people and/or their families. It is offered via the OSCB as multi-agency training but is delivered via our partner agencies as internal single agency safeguarding training, helping to ensure continuity of message. Intercollegiate level 2 core knowledge. Generalist training is valid for up to 3 years. This is prerequisite to the specialist and the safeguarding lead course.
Target Audience: For those who work with children, young people, families or carers more than 3 days per month, (on average). For school settings all staff will require this level training as a minimum due to additional safeguarding guidance applicable to Educational settings.

Advanced Safeguarding Course: Generalist level training must have been completed before attendance at advanced training. This is for professionals who work with children, young people and/or their families. It is offered via the OSCB as multi-agency training but is delivered via our partner agencies as internal single agency safeguarding training, helping to ensure continuity of message. Intercollegiate Level 3 Core Knowledge. Advanced training is valid for up to two years.
Target Audience: The Advanced Safeguarding Training is for staff members who regularly work with any children and young people on a one-to-one basis. This course is specialist (level 3) and has been designed for professionals working with children, young people and parents/carers, who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs where there are safeguarding/child protection concerns.

Designated Safeguarding Lead Course: Generalist level training must have been completed before attendance at the Designated Safeguarding Lead Training.
This designated safeguarding lead level course (level 3) is for practitioners and professionals who work with young people and or their families. It is offered via the OSCB as multi-agency training and is designed to promote a positive culture of safeguarding and to uphold an appropriate safe multi agency partnership working practice. Intercollegiate level 3 core knowledge. This training is valid for 2 years.
Target Audience: For those with leadership or management responsibilities for safeguarding children and young people within their role and/or are the named lead or designated professional for their organisation or setting.

Themed Courses
The themed courses are available for all professionals working with children, young people and families. These courses are aimed at increasing knowledge on specific safeguarding topics. These topics / courses are;

  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
  • Digital Safeguarding
  • Consent and Sexual Health Awareness
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Safeguarding Young Carers
  • Safeguarding Disabled Children
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Sexual Abuse Workshop
  • Young People and Mental Health
  • Anxieties Workshop
  • Self-Harm workshop

More detailed information can be found in the OSCB Training Brochure

Early Years, Childminders and Playworkers – Core Courses:
OSCB run separate Core Courses for Early Years/Childminders/Play Workers. These courses have specific information included for Childminders and those working in an early year’s setting. These courses are listed as the following on the online booking system:

Generalist Safeguarding Training (early years, childminders and childcare settings)
This is for professionals who work with children, young people and/or their families. It is offered via the OSCB as multi-agency training but is delivered via our partner agencies as internal single agency safeguarding training, helping to ensure continuity of message. Intercollegiate level 2 core knowledge. Generalist training is valid for up to 3 years. This is prerequisite to the specialist and the safeguarding lead course. Target Audience: For those who work with children, young people, families or carers more than 3 days per month, (on average). For school settings all staff will require this level training as a minimum due to additional safeguarding guidance applicable to Educational settings.

Designated Lead Safeguarding Training (early years, childminders and childcare settings)
This designated safeguarding lead level course (level 3) is for practitioners and professionals who work with young people and or their families. It is offered via the OSCB as multi-agency training and is designed to promote a positive culture of safeguarding and to uphold an appropriate safe multi agency partnership working practice. Intercollegiate level 3 core knowledge. This training is valid for 2 years.
Target Audience: For those with leadership or management responsibilities for safeguarding children and young people within their role and/or are the named lead or designated professional for their organisation or setting.

Safer Recruitment (early years, childminders and childcare settings):
This course is aimed at Early Years Staff who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them and have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare. If you work in Early Years and are involved in recruiting then you should attend this course.

Training for Taxi and Private Hire Drivers, Escorts and Chaperons: You will need to complete the Oxfordshire County Council Transport Safeguarding Training. Details of this training have been sent to all transport providers that operate OCC transport contracts.  If you have any queries or concerns please contact: transport.training@oxfordshire.gov.uk

How can I become a trainer for OSCB? For information about registering to be part of the OSCB Training Pool email the OSCB Training Co-coordinator on oscb.training@oxfordshire.gov.uk. You will need to ensure you have completed the Generalist and Designated Safeguarding Lead Training which must be in date before becoming an OSCB Trainer.

How do I organise for OSCB to deliver in-house training for my organisation? The OSCB can arrange for an approved trainer to deliver Generalist Safeguarding training to staff within your organisation at a location/venue, date and time which is convenient for you. However there is a charge of £300 to train up to 25 professionals. If you would like more information or would like to arrange a bespoke session please contact the OSCB team at oscb.training@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Generalist Safeguarding Training is the only course that can be delivered in house. This is because the Advanced and Designated Safeguarding Lead Training must be delivered to a multi-agency audience.

Can I register my venue to host OSCB training? Yes, we welcome free of charge venues that have the capacity to hold a training sessions for 25 delegates with access to a projector, screen, WIFI and refreshment facilities. If you would like further information please contact the OSCB team at: oscb.training@oxfordshire.gov.uk