Level 3 Multi-Agency Working Together to Safeguard Children

Level 3 Multi Agency Safeguarding Training

Level 3 Multi-Agency Safeguarding Training is now being provided on behalf of the Safeguarding Children Partnership by Family Action.

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Course Description

This Level 3 training aims to build strong professional networks in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to ensure that all children and young people living here are safe, protected from harm and have access to the right help at the right time. It will enable participants to work together to identify, assess and meet the needs of children and young people where there are safeguarding concerns.

Intended Audience

The training will meet the continuing developmental needs of multi-agency professionals working with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child or young person and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding/child protection concerns.This may include the following staff: 

  • Staff who complete Section 47 enquiries
  • GPs
  • mental health staff (adult and CAMHS)
  • child psychologists
  • child psychotherapists
  • adult learning disability staff
  • designated person(including child minders/ foster carers)
  • police
  • health professionals working in substance misuse services
  • youth offending team staff
  • sexual health staff
  • school nurses
  • social workers
  • health visitors
  • all children’s nurses
  • midwives
  • obstetricians
  • all paediatricians
  • designated/safeguarding lead within a school, college, early years or childcare setting, organisation or agency
  • those who work with complex cases or co-ordinate assessments of children in need.

Participants should have already completed single agency Level 1 and Level 2 training before enrolling on this course.

This Level 3 Multi-Agency training is based on the core competencies as outlined in the Working Together 2018 and the forthcoming Working Together 2018, Keeping Children Safe in Education, the Intercollegiate Document and the professional requirements for registered social workers, health professionals and teachers. 

This training is free of charge to staff working in the health (Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust, NHS Kernow, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust), police, local authority (social care, early years and education), probation, schools and the voluntary and independent sector.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the day participants will be able to:

  • Describe their own roles and responsibilities within the partnership in relation to working on a multi-agency basis to meet the needs of children and their families in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • Demonstrate effective working together within the legal framework, national guidance and local procedures including local processes and pathways in Cornwall relating to specific issues such as CSE, domestic abuse, neglect
  • Ensure that all assessments, interventions, plans and reviews represent the wishes and feelings of the child
  • Explain the impact of personal and professional values and beliefs and cultural identity when working children and families
  • Identify barriers to reporting concerns and barriers and solutions to effective interagency working
  • Contribute to inter-agency assessments, the gathering and sharing of information analysis of risk, planning and review in cases of Early Help and where those where Child Protection issues have been identified
  • Explain the role of Early Help in engaging and involving families early when safeguarding children
  • Identify signs of sexual, physical , emotional abuse along with wider safeguarding concerns that may impact on children and young people
  • Name groups of children who may have particular vulnerabilities
  • Explain the impact of personal and professional values and beliefs and cultural identity when working children and families
  • Use the Strengthening Families Framework to analyse risk and plan interventions
  • Apply models and tools to assess parental capacity to change and to review and monitor that change over time
  • Identify the importance of accurate recording, issues of confidentiality and consent and information sharing within the safeguarding process
  • Establish mechanisms through supervision and peer support to embed learning into practice within their organisation

Dates and Venues

29 January 2020
Fully booked
Chy Trevail, Room 2, Bodmin
30 January 2020
Fully booked
St Erme Community Centre, Truro
31 January 2020
Fully booked
Dolcoath, Camborne, GW03
12 February 2020
Fully booked
Dolcoath, Camborne, GW03

13 February 2020
Fully booked

Chy Trevail, Room 2 , Bodmin
14 February 2020
Fully booked
St Erme Community Centre, Truro
25 March 2020
Fully booked
Dolcoath, Camborne, GW03
26 March 2020
Fully booked
Chy Trevail, Room 2, Bodmin
27 March 2020
Fully booked
St Erme Community Centre


NB Each course is 9.15am-4.30pm

Places are not allocated on a first come first served basis and will be confirmed 4 weeks in advance of the training. This ensures that each course is genuinely multi-agency and that places are allocated to those in the roles identified on the training information.

Booking Information

If you would like to book a place on a course please book online. If you do not already have an account you will need to create one. Instructions on creating an account, booking a place and cancelling a place can be found in the attached document.

To allow us to allocate spaces fairly and suitably could you please include your safeguarding responsibilities, job role and the establishment in which you are employed in the special requirements box when requesting a place.

Please note that Level 1 and Level 2 Training will continue to be provided by your own organisation.

The OSCP policy on Single Agency Training can be downloaded. The Keeping Children Safe leaflet is the first level of single agency training. If you require further information on single agency training, please contact your own organisation's training provider.

In addition, Specialist Training may be available through your organisation, or through Partners.

If you have any queries, please contact the Learning and Development Team via the email address above.