Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th November 2021
9am – 1pm

Who is this learning for?

This course is for multi-agency operational staff and managers who are in regular contact or carry out direct work with children, young people and/or their parents or carers, and who have a requirement to learn more about child protection for their role. This course is suitable for staff who have not previously completed this training as it is not refresher training.

Are there any pre-requisites for attending this course?

Applicants must have previously completed Level 1 Child Protection Awareness Raising and Response training (either through Learnpro, or a virtual or face-to-face session).

In advance of attending the course, you should ensure you are familiar with The Inter-agency Child Protection Procedures for Edinburgh and the Lothians

What are the learning outcomes?

  • To understand the national and local policy and legislative context for child protection.
  • To describe the roles of agencies involved in child protection.
  • To become familiar with the key processes and procedures (including inter-agency referral discussions, case conferences and referral to the Children’s Reporter).
  • To explain concepts of risk assessment and child protection planning.

How will the training be delivered?

This training will take place on a virtual basis, using Microsoft Teams, over two half days. You should only sign up to this course if you are able to attend both days, and can access the training via Microsoft Teams. The training will be delivered on a multi-agency basis by professionals from Police, Health, Education and Social Work and the Child Protection Lead Officer.

How do I apply?

Speak to your line manager about whether this course is suitable for your role and level of experience. Demand for this course will be high, therefore you are required to seek your manager’s approval, ensure that you are available on the day, and that you have protected time to attend before enrolling. You can then apply by completing the enrolment form overleaf. The closing date for booking on this course is 19th October 2021. Applicants will be notified shortly thereafter if they have been allocated a space on this course.

Note: This course counts towards the Continuous Professional Learning requirements (Child Protection) for registered social service workers.

To book a place please complete the application form below and return by e-mail BY NO LATER THAN 19th October (in WORD FORMAT ONLY) to

Inter-agency Child Protection Risk Assessment and Processes Training Application –  November

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