Tips for single agency (in-house training)

All agencies are responsible for ensuring that their workforce is competent and confident in carrying out its responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults.

Employers and voluntary groups should ensure their workers and volunteers are aware of how to recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns, including signs of possible maltreatment.  This knowledge and expertise should be put into place before they attend multi-agency training.

The MSB provide introductory safeguarding training, however some agencies may wish to provide their own training at this level.

We have provided a list of the core issues to be covered, but it remains the responsibility of the individual agency to audit their in-house safeguarding training against the core content. All of the information to support this can be found on this website.

Who requires introductory level safeguarding training?
As a broad guide, introductory level training should be undertaken by staff and volunteers in the following roles:

Some staff and volunteers may then need to pursue more intensive training in keeping with their role.

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.


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