Published: Thursday, 19th December 2019
The Scottish Borders Child Protection Committee (SBCPC) has published its calendar of training courses for the first six months of 2020.
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 for all those who have contact with children and young people, including:
- members of the public
Courses on offer
- 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 is open to all practitioners, volunteers and managers and it is strongly recommended that they undertake this training.
- 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.
Information is also available by phoning 01835 825108.
Cost of courses
All courses are free and are delivered by experienced professionals working within the child protection field.
Michael Batty, Independent Chair of the SBCPC
“The Scottish Borders Child Protection 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.”
Child protection is everyone's responsibility
Anyone who is concerned that they or someone they know is at risk of harm should seek advice as a matter of priority. This could be by speaking to a social worker, health professional or the police.
- Children and Families Social Work Duty Team: 01896 662787
- Emergency Duty Team - out of office hours: 01896 752111
- Information is also available online