In order to keep everyone in Manchester safe we need to ensure that we continue to learn and develop and that there is continuous improvement.
Our Learning Hub will provide practitioners and volunteers with advice and information about how to access different types of learning and development activities relating to their area of work or interest; and how to register for multi-agency training.
Multi-agency training helps practitioners and volunteers understand their roles, responsibilities and safeguarding procedures; and create a shared understanding of assessment and decision making practices. Training can be face to face or online – or a combination.
Our Training Offer – the MSB provides access to free face to face and online learning to multi-agency professionals who work with children and families in Manchester. The MSB does not deliver training to individual organisations/schools/agencies, as our duty is to provide multi-agency training.
Please note we cannot recommend any private training organisation; nor do we hold a list of recommended trainers.
Our learning from practice resources look at the outcomes from a range of reviews and audits, locally and nationally, and how we can use these valuable lessons learnt to improve our practice.
Our communication and engagement resources help us ‘join the dots’ to ensure safeguarding is everyone’s business.
Face to face training
The MSB offer a range of face to face training courses – visit our training website for details of the types of training we offer, costs, how to register and our attendance and cancellation policy. Alternatively, see our training offer resource.
Online learning is flexible, taking place at a pace, place and time to suit the learner and can offer a high quality and consistent message to learners.
Our online learning site has been developed in conjunction with the Virtual College. Through this site you will be able to view, select and receive immediate access to a range of online learning opportunities.
Anyone can self-register for online learning and can access over 50 safeguarding related training courses. Find out more in our online learning with the MSB resource.
There are also a number of free online courses provided by the government and other organisations that are available to all. Find out more in our online learning with other providers resource
Multi-agency Training Pool
All our face to face training is delivered by our multi-agency training pool.
We aim to prove high quality learning and development activities to meet local need. This requires developing and maintaining an multi-agency pool of suitably skilled and experienced practitioners and managers from member agencies who support the design, delivery and evaluation of multi-agency training.
The training pool provides an exciting opportunity for professional development and we would be pleased to hear from colleagues interested in membership.
If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague; or would like more information about the training pool, please contact the MSB Business Unit.
Quality Assurance of training
To monitor and evaluate the impact of our learning and development activities, we coordinate training evaluations and monitor learning into practice.
This informs the development of our Learning and Improvement Strategy and our future training provision.
Learning from Practice
Both Boards have statutory duties to ‘learn from practice’ when something happens which they feel shows the partner services have not worked together to effectively safeguard people and which they need to learn from and improve practice so that similar issues do not occur in the future.
Communication and engagement
Keeping in touch with our partners and sharing our learning as widely as possible is a key objective for both Boards.
We have a number of communication channels and are always looking to improve our resources and reach.
Take a look at our communication and engagement resource and our:
Use our quick Q+A to find commonly asked quesitons.
We try to keep our newsfeed as up to date as possible and feature items of interest to practitioners and volunteers across our partnerships