Child Protection training calendar published

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Published: Monday, 29th July 2019

The Scottish Borders Child Protection Committee (SBCPC) has published its calendar of training courses for the remainder of 2019.

The courses are delivered as part of the Committee’s responsibility towards the safety and protection of children and young people in the Borders. This includes the provision of child protection training and support to professionals, groups and members of the public who have contact with children and young people

SBCPC courses

Essential Issues in Child Protection

Essential Issues in Child Protection Practice is suitable for anyone who works with or comes into contact with children or parents as part of their work, voluntary or leisure activities.

Child Sexual Exploitation

Child Sexual Exploitation is open to all practitioners, volunteers and managers and it is strongly recommended that they undertake this training.

Public Protection Briefings

Public Protection Briefings are available for all groups or organisations in the private, public and third sectors to raise awareness of public protection and the resources that are available to them.

Bespoke training courses can also be delivered to meet the specific needs of individuals and groups.

See the full calendar 

All courses are free and are delivered by experienced professionals working within the child protection field. To see the full calendar of available dates and times, visit the Online Borders website. 

Information is also available by phoning 01835 825108.

Michael Batty, Independent Chair of the SBCPC

“The Committee is committed to providing regular child protection training, at all levels, to ensure that everyone understands that child protection is everyone’s responsibility, as well as being clear about how to respond to a child protection concern.”

Further Information

Child Protection Committees were established across Scotland in 1991. Their role is to provide individual and collective leadership and direction for the management of child protection services across Scotland. They continue to work in partnership with their respective chief officers’ groups and the Scottish Government to take forward child protection policy and practice across Scotland. The SBCPC is made up senior representatives from ourselves, NHS Borders, Police Scotland and the Voluntary Sector.