This page contains information for workers in the statutory and voluntary sector.
About NSCB training
Each agency is responsible for ensuring that staff are appropriately trained to enable them to carry out their duties. While single agency training is important in safeguarding children and responding to their welfare, no one agency can do this effectively without working in partnership with other agencies.
Inter-agency training provided by the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) is an excellent way to enable practitioners to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in their work.
An overview of NSCB Training for 2013/2014 [PDF] is available. You can apply for individual training courses once they have appeared in the Upcoming Courses and Events.
Download our training information leaflet [PDF] for details about NSCB training provision and how to access inter-agency training including e-learning.
There is no charge to partner agencies for NSCB events and in order to keep costs to a minimum, lunch is not provided and appropriately priced venues are used. These are spread across the county to enable participants to network locally with inter-agency colleagues.
There is a charge of £100 per person a day for private profit making organisations and companies who wish to attend NSCB training events.
Please note: a charge of £40 will be made for non-attendance at any of the training courses unless we are given at least 24 hours notice of cancellation. Early cancellation of a place will afford other colleagues who wish to attend the opportunity to do so.
NSCB courses are available to a wide range of statutory and voluntary organisations responsible for safeguarding children. This includes those services who primarily work with adults but who also have safeguarding children responsibilities such as drug and alcohol, mental health, domestic violence and housing.
The training is organised to accommodate different degrees of need as identified in Working Together 2010. Some courses and seminars are open to all and others are targeted to particular roles and degrees of responsibility. Please use the NSCB application form to apply for a place on an event.
The training pathway [PDF] identifies the routes from which colleagues from partner agencies can access NSCB inter-agency training. However we do try to be flexible where possible to make course attendance accessible to participants. If you are unsure whether an event is suitable for you or wish to check your eligibility to attend, please telephone or email the Training Co-ordinator.
If you apply for a course, please keep the date free in your diary and ensure that you are able to attend for the whole day.
Certificates will only be provided on completion of the event.
To make sure that the training retains a multi-agency focus, places will be offered on the basis of ensuring as many different agencies and roles are represented as possible therefore please apply in good time.
Successful applicants will receive written confirmation of their place 3-4 weeks prior to the date of the course. If you are in doubt, please ring the training administrator to check rather than assume that you do not have a place or risk being turned away.
Information packs are provided for events and attendance certificates are awarded at the end of the day once the training has been completed.
The courses and briefings are delivered by colleagues from NSCB partner agencies. Conferences and seminars are led by national or local speakers who have skills, knowledge and experience in a particular field. The NSCB uses a variety of training methods as appropriate.
Course times: unless stated events will start at 9.30am with registration from 9.15am and finish at 4.30pm. Times of seminars and conferences will be advertised individually.
Pre-event preparation: please familiarise yourself with the relevant sections of the NSCB safeguarding children procedures and any other relevant inter-agency guidance.
Training mission statement
We aim to deliver high quality, up-to-date safeguarding training that will enable participants to keep safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children at the centre of their work.
All inter-agency programmes will take into account the individual rights of both participants and the children and families served with regards to race, culture, gender, experience of disability, language, sexuality and sexual orientation.