COVID 19 and Changes to Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership Working and Training Courses

As you are aware, the current situation regarding COVID 19 is changing rapidly.  Senior managers are meeting on Friday 20th March 2020 to look at implications for the safeguarding partnership.  At present all arranged partnership meetings will be held via SKYPE/Conference call where possible.

We have also taken the decision to cancel all of our face to face multi-agency training courses until the end of June 2020 in the first instance.  Our apologies for any inconvenience this causes. We are still taking bookings for courses post June 2020.

We are aware of the impact cancellation of courses has on agency compliance rates. Once we are able to start running face to face courses again, or provide a qualitative alternative approach, we will aim to meet your needs and have already been in touch with a number of agency safeguarding/learning leads to discuss the options available. Caroline Wilson, the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership Learning and Development Lead Officer is available for any questions you have regarding compliance caroline.wilson@plymouth.gov.uk 01752 305917.

In the meantime we aim to continue to support your learning so please take a look at the Professionals tab on our website and here you’ll find a range of resources, documents, films etc in the various sections. http://www.plymouthscb.co.uk/professionals/

Contextual safeguarding is a developing theme of multi-agency practice so you might also want to head to the Contextual Safeguarding Network which is an excellent source of information and tools. It is a free on-line network which has some very useful resources for schools as well as other sectors. Go to https://csnetwork.org.uk/

For health professionals the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is another very helpful source of  on-line materials including free e-learning. Go to https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/key-topics/child-protection

Finally, for a wide range of safeguarding research and information, including themed briefings on serious case review learning, go to the NSPCC website at www.nspcc.org.uk

We shall of course keep you advised of any changes.

Thank you all for your support to date.

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