Jo Lloyd has been part of the OSCB training pool for several years; first in her role with LCSS and more recently, in her role as Oxfordshire’s LADO.
The success of the training model of the OSCB is largely reliant on our volunteer local trainers and the ’occupational expertise’ that they bring to training delivery; giving the attendees a sense confidence of ‘occupational competence’ in them and their advice. Jo has this in bucket loads – not only in her safeguarding knowledge, experience and down to earth approach, but also in her skills as a trainer and particularly as someone whose networking skills bring every one of the attendees into the training ‘room’.
She has gone above and beyond the expectations of the OSCB in terms of numbers of sessions that she is required to deliver each year, and in addition, also offering to travel to deliver bespoke courses to organisations when they share a need. She has encouraged and supported her own team members to be part of the pool as well!
What does Jo get out of being part of the training pool:
‘I love it, I love learning from my co-trainers and also from the delegates attending the course. Thank you to all my co-trainers who keep me on track when I go off on a tangent about prevention, early help, not monitoring etc etc.
Since being in the LADO role, it also provides a great opportunity to network and share allegation management duties, so has probably helped to contribute to an increase in referrals.
I signed up, and keep doing this, because training is everything- if people don’t know what they’re looking for or what to do when they have a concern, then safeguarding will never be very effective.’
Here is just some of the wonderful feedback that we have received for training that Jo has delivered in the past 12 months:
‘what an amazing wealth of expertise we have had in you this morning!’
‘really engaging and informative’
‘Super delivery, warm and friendly!’
‘I thought the discussion around evaluating a MASH referral …. and looking to improve practice around those referrals was really inspiring, since reflecting on our practice is so important.’
‘Due to the varied experience and knowledge on the course and the trainers, I was able to pick up several tips and strategies which will aid my support and scrutiny as a Governor’.