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Training and events

SaFest 2023

After an extremely successful event last year, we are delighted to announce that SaFest – Devon’s Virtual Safeguarding Festival – will be back for a fourth year and will take place during the week of 20-24 November 2023.

We are fortunate to have keynote addresses from eminent national and international professional leads and researchers, as well as workshops facilitated by experienced colleagues across the professional spectrum. A full schedule of events is available here.

The conference is free and is designed to facilitate professional networking and the sharing of good practice, all while taking a look at the latest research about working with young people in any safeguarding capacity. Safest is a virtual event facilitated by the Devon SCP and is open to colleagues across the professional network.

The booking form is now closed, but you can still email to enquire about remaining availability.

Early Years Child Development Training Modules

Early years child development training is now available free of charge from the Department of Education.

Please complete the Early Years Child Development sign up form to access this training.

Online Learning (e-learning and videos)

The following courses and videos are available on the Devon Learning Pool (DEL). If you have a DEL account, book a place on the training as normal. If you don’t have a DEL account, please complete the sign up form below. Please note that completing this form doesn’t automatically mean you will be allocated a place on the course; you will receive an email confirming that you’ve been given a place.

Anyone working for a Devon school should complete safeguarding training via the Devon Education Services training offer. All the training offered by Devon Education Services is not funded by the Devon SCP and is for school staff only.

If you work in areas within Torbay or Plymouth only, it is recommended that you attend their Safeguarding respective partnership training instead. Please see the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership website or the Torbay Safeguarding Children Partnership website for more details.

Early Help online training

The Early online training videos have been removed and will be replaced with up-to-date versions shortly.

Training Events Calendar

Dec 2023

Understanding the Role of the Special Guardian Support Team
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Child Protection Training – Group 2 (VOYC)
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
7 Pillars of Practice Lunch and Learn Workshops – Pillar 6
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tools to Assess Neglect (Graded Care Profile 2 Training)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Right for Children: Part 1 – An Introduction into Early Help, Right for Children and What Makes a Good Assessment
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Child Protection Group 3 Refresher
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free Training: Animal Abuse as a Strategy of Coercive Control
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7 Pillars of Practice Lunch and Learn Workshops – Pillar 6
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Right for Children: Part 2 – Plan and Review and What Makes a Good Team Around the Family (TAF) Meeting
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Jan 2024

7 Pillars of Practice Lunch and Learn Workshops – Pillar 6
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sign up form

Only complete the following information if don’t already have a DEL account.

Please note, if you are not a Partner, your organisation will be charged £5 for the DEL licence fee to enable you to access the e-learning and video resources.

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