Each year the Safeguarding Board published a report covering all of the Learning and Development activities across the year. In 2016/17 1093 people attended courses on a wide range of Safeguarding-related topics
The programme this year has had a strong focus on training and awareness-raising in relation to the implementation of Signs of Safety, with almost 450 people attending courses on workshops on the model across the year.
Other key drivers and priorities for the Training Programme this year have included:
- A continued focus on the key topic of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) with specific focus on specific agencies (e.g. Police and Foster Carers)
- Joint training sessions on Domestic Abuse and its impact on families for professionals who work with both adults and children, increasing awareness of understanding of gang related issues and links with other issues, such as CSE
- Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. A joint conference was held on this topic in February 2017 attended by more than 70 professionals from across the partnership