Launch of updated OSCB ‘LEVEL 1: INTRODUCTION TO SAFEGUARDING 2020’ eLearning course
The OSCB have been working very hard to make sure that free safeguarding training continues to be available for practitioners during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This has involved some significant changes to how we deliver courses whilst all face to face courses are put on hold.
We are very excited to announce that the second updated eLearning course, ‘Level 1: Introduction to Safeguarding 2020’ will be going live on Wednesday 27th May 2020 at 10:00am.
This course is for anyone who may come into contact with children, young people and/or their families for short periods of time during the course of their work and is the recommended course for volunteers.
The content has been reviewed by colleagues from Oxfordshire All In, the central hub for Community Support Groups and Organisations responding to the COVID-19 Crisis in Oxfordshire, and Oxfordshire Youth a youth sector organisation in Oxfordshire. We believe that this overview has enabled us to ensure that we are delivering the most useful and up to date information that we can.
There is a strong commitment in all OSCB training to offer practitioners and training delegates with local knowledge, information and contact details for Oxfordshire, and this course delivers on all three aspects.
We also want to make training delegates aware that the current ‘Level 1 course’ will no longer be available from the above date. This means that everyone who is currently in the process of completing the course must do so by the 10:00am deadline as they will not be able to do so after this has passed. However, if you have already completed the current Level 1 course, you will still be able to download your certificate after this date and it will still be valid.
The ‘Level 2 – Awareness of Abuse and Neglect 2020’ course is also currently being updated and will be launched on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 10:00am.
This e-learning course is aimed at any individual who works with children, young people and/or their families for long periods of time during the course of their work. It will give you a basic awareness of child abuse and neglect. It is at an equivalent level to the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board’s generalist course which is run as a face-to-face multi-agency event.
However, anyone working with children and their families for 3 hours a month or more should attend the face-to-face course, when it is available. The aim of this e-learning course is for induction purposes, in cases where there is a delay before attending the face to face multi agency course or for those people who have completed the ‘Introduction to Safeguarding’ course and wish to extend their knowledge.
Again, we would like to make training delegates aware that the current ‘Level 2 course’ will no longer be available from the 3rd June. This means that everyone who is currently in the process of completing the course must do so by the 10:00am deadline as they will not be able to do so after this has passed.