Training & Development

The multi-agency approach

Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB) is committed to supporting the learning, development and reflective practice of the children’s and young people’s workforce in Plymouth.

There are more than 7,000 people in Plymouth who do jobs that have a responsibility towards children/young people including teachers, school meal assistants, early years practitioners, doctors, social housing workers, police officers, child minders, social workers, foster carers, children’s services managers, play workers, parenting advisers, family support workers, education welfare officers, youth workers, volunteer advisers, health visitors, paediatricians, probation officers, policy advisers… the list is huge!

We develop ways of working, learning opportunities and formal training to bring people together to share knowledge, experience and best practice.

Working together

We encourage a multi-disciplinary approach to learning and development. We recognise that different practitioners have different priorities, specialist languages and ways of seeing. They will each see the same child from a different perspective and we aim to encourage and support understanding and communication between professionals.

Professional development

PSCB provides opportunities for professional development. We organise multi-agency conferences and best practice seminars for practitioners, with lead professionals offering the most up-to-date research and practice guidelines.

Training programme

PSCB also provides a comprehensive multi-agency training programme at approved levels of learning focusing on procedures, specialist intervention and support. The training reflects lessons from Serious Case Reviews and the outcomes of national enquiries to present contemporary thinking and best practice. All our training is devised and presented by leading practitioners from specialist agencies in Plymouth. This means trainers can respond to participants’ practical questions as well as facilitate a learning environment based on practice experience.

We do not offer single agency courses. All our training programmes are regularly evaluated and updated.

All successful participants receive an accredited certificate of achievement, accepted for professional registration requirements.

Further Information

Full information can be found on the Training and Development Menu

Quick links

The PSCB Multi-Agency Training Programme for 2017/2018 can be accessed here.

The PSCB Training Application Form can be accessed here.

Should further information be required please contact safeguardingtraining@plymouth.gov.uk