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OSCB Courses

E-learning Courses

  • An Introduction to Safeguarding’ (level 1 – Introductory)
  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect’ (level 2)
  • Think Family

Core Safeguarding Courses

The OSCB deliver 3 core safeguarding courses;

  • Generalist (Intercollegiate Level 2),  for practitioners who work with children, young people and/or their families for more than 3 hours per month and valid for up to 3 years. This is prerequisite to the specialist and the safeguarding lead course
  • Advanced (Intercollegiate Level 3), a specialist course for practitioners who regularly work with any children and young people on a one-to-one basis  and valid for up to 2 years. Generalist level training must have been completed prior to advanced training.
  • Designated Lead (Intercollegiate Level 3), for those with leadership or management responsibilities for safeguarding children and young people within their role, and/or the named or designated lead professional for their organisation or setting.

Core Courses for Early Years, Childminders and Play Workers

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 and specify that they are for early years, childminders and childcare settings on the online booking system.

Good Practice Guidance for early years setting regarding expectations of safeguarding training:

The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (OSCB) recommends good practice guidance that all workers in an early years setting in Oxfordshire who have contact with children for 3 hours or more a month should undertake the OSCB’s Level 2 face to face ‘Generalist Safeguarding’ course. This course covers definitions of categories of abuse and signs to be aware of that a child may be at risk, explores the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and local protocols, procedures and contact details of how to report concerns regarding abuse in Oxfordshire.

The OSCB Training programme is delivered by local professionals, working in the Oxfordshire safeguarding partnership. They bring experience and knowledge to the training and can answer questions about local processes and practice. The course content is bespoke to Oxfordshire; it outlines how the safeguarding system works locally and highlights learning themes from case reviews in the county.

The OSCB would endorse those Early Years Settings whose staff have completed the face to face ‘Generalist Safeguarding’ course provided by the OSCB.

All Designated Safeguarding Lead workers must attend an OSCB Level 3 face to face ‘Designated Safeguarding Lead’ course for multi-agency workers as defined in the EYFS 2017.

Guidance for governors regarding expectations of safeguarding training

The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (OSCB) recommends good practice guidance that all school governors should complete the OSCB’s ‘Introduction to Safeguarding’ eLearning course.

The content of this course is bespoke to Oxfordshire; it highlights local procedures for identifying and reporting abuse in the county and gives clear messages about the importance of escalation of concerns as highlighted in national and local case reviews.

The Lead Governor for safeguarding in the school should attend the OSCB’s Level 3 ‘Designated Safeguarding Lead’ face to face course.

Guidance for management committee members in Early Years settings regarding expectations of safeguarding training

The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (OSCB) recommends good practice guidance that all committee members in an Early Years provision should complete the OSCB’s ‘Introduction to Safeguarding’ eLearning course.

The content of this course is bespoke to Oxfordshire; it highlights local procedures for identifying and reporting abuse in the county and gives clear messages about the importance of escalation of concerns as highlighted in national and local case reviews.

The Lead Committee Member for safeguarding in the setting should attend the OSCB’s Level 3 ‘Designated Safeguarding Lead’ face to face course.

Early Help Training

This 1/2 day course is specifically designed to increase confidence, skills and knowledge in supporting families at an early stage. The aims of the course are as follows:

  • Recognise when an Early Help Assessment is required and be familiar with completing this process
  • Understand how to implement a Team around the Family and the benefits of doing so with the family and other professionals
  • Ensure the Childs voice is at the centre
  • Understand the role of the Lead Professional
  • Understand the Think Family agenda and recognise the need for this approach
  • Be familiar with the Threshold of Needs and use this to understand level of concerns, and recognise when to use this to support referrals
  • Be confident about how to access support from the Locality Community Support Service (LCSS

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.

For an overview of all available courses and further information on the level of training you need, please see the Training Brochure – 2019-20

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