SSCP Child Protection Cascade Pack
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The SSCP has designed a 3.5 hour training package that gives the basic overview that your staff need, with regard to their safeguarding and child protection responsibilities. It offers participants information about the different types of abuse and what to do if you have concerns about a child, together with up to date information around legislation and local practices .The cost for this training is £60 for each Cascade Pack and it is recommended the maximum number of participants per training session would be 40.
The training must be delivered by a trainer who has attended the Working Together (Level 3) or Update training within the last two years.
The aim of this training material is to provide suggestions and assistance for those charged within their agency, to offer training to all staff who do not hold specific safeguarding roles, on basic child protection. Basic awareness training is single agency training and does NOT equate to any of the SSCP inter-agency training. (For details see the SSCP Training Strategy – available on the SSCP website).
To be accredited by the SSCP, this 3.5 hour basic awareness cascade training pack should be delivered in its entirety. The timings provided on the session plan are for guidance only. This pack must be delivered in-house and must not be delivered for profit or commercial gain.
It is the policy of the SSCP that only people who have completed both ‘Introduction to Child Protection’ and ‘Working Together’ of the SSCP inter-agency child protection training, are deemed to be suitably skilled, trained, knowledgeable and updated in the field of child protection to use this pack to train others. If you have not completed Introduction to Child Protection and Working Together, you should not be using this pack and are doing so against the advice of the Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership.
This role also carries with it the responsibility to ensure the devolvement of basic awareness child protection training to all staff. In order to ensure that this is effective and current, Designated Safeguarding Leads must ensure that their own training is updated every two years and that the whole staff group is updated every year. Keeping Children Safe in Education (Sep ‘19) states “CP training provided for staff must be in line with advice from the LSCB”.
The pack provides the information and resources that you will need to train people within your organisation in basic child protection issues.
In recognition of the needs identified from the National Safeguarding Review Panel and to ensure that the cascade pack you receive is relevant to the age range of children and young people you work with we have developed Cascade Packs which focus on topics most applicable to particular age ranges.
This year the pack also contains a ‘Designated Safeguarding Lead’s Information and Resource Pack’ which we hope you will find useful to provide links to specific resources for continued staff development, or to help with sources of information to help you in your role within your organisation.
The pack this year is available for instant download and contains the PowerPoint presentation, along with all training materials needed