Government research has shown that interagency training is highly effective in helping professionals understand:

  • their respective roles and responsibilities;
  • the procedures of each agency involved in safeguarding children;
  • the ways of seeing by practitioners from different professional disciplines; and
  • interagency assessment and decision making practices.

The opportunity learn together is greatly valued.  Participants report increased confidence in working with colleagues from other agencies and greater mutual respect with added benefits of improvement to morale.

The Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board Training Strategy can be found here.