Single Agency Training
All agencies should have systems in place to identify the training needs of their employees (as a requirement under the Children Act 2014) to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Agencies should also have systems in place to identify any reasons for workers not completing training courses.
All organisations also have responsibilities regarding mandatory induction training and associated child protection training for all those in contact or working with children and young people and/or adults who are parents or carers (Working Together 2018).
All agencies should compile information on the single agency training staff have undertaken so that they can provide clear evidence to the Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership on an annual basis the numbers of employees who have/have not completed the single agency training requirements that the agency has identified for its employees.
As part of our quality assurance process, partner agencies will be requested to provide details of what single agency safeguarding training is being provided within their organisation.
This should include:
- Outline of respective courses
- How the agency evaluates their single agency training
- Numbers and percentage of staff who have completed relevant training