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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership

If you are worried about the welfare or safety of a child or young person

Email: mashagency@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 6660

Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership

Email: safeguardingpartnership@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 3396

LSCP & Tri-Borough Learning Programme 2022-2023.

All classroom learning is currently suspended due to risks of COVID-19 infections.  All Learning will be conducted by MSTeams or Zoom.

For our full training programme please view the LSCP Events Management System on the button below.

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Please note the 2022-2023 programme is currently in the proposal stage.  New dates for training will be added through the month of May and June 2022. Your patience is appreciated.

London Child Protection Procedures Competency Framework

Level / Groups Professional Competency
Level 1 Training – Single Agency / E-Learning / Multi-Agency
Those who have occasional contact with children, young people and/or parents/carers.
  • Understanding what is child abuse and being able to recognise potential signs and indicators of abuse and neglect;
  • Recording and sharing of information regarding concerns;
  • Awareness of the organisation's basic safeguarding children procedures;
  • Awareness of who within the organisation should be contacted regarding any concern about a child's safety or welfare (including who to contact if that person is unavailable);
  • Awareness of who within the organisation should be contacted regarding any concern about a colleague's behaviour towards a child or potential risk that they may present;
  • Awareness of the expected standards of behaviour by staff towards children.
Level 2 Training – Single or Multi-Agency Training

Those in regular or in intensive but irregular contact with children, young people and/or parents/carers.

Those who work predominantly with children, young people and/or parents/ carers.
  • Recording and sharing of information regarding concerns;
  • Using the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families (: Own safeguarding roles and responsibilities;
  • Working together to identify, assess and meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns. To identify child focused interventions and measurable outcomes;
  • Understanding the possible impact of parenting difficulties, such as domestic abuse, mental health, substance misuse, learning difficulties on parenting capacity;
  • Recognising the importance of family history and functioning;
  • Working with children and family members, including addressing lack of co-operation and superficial compliance within the context of role.
Level 3 Training – Multi-Agency Specialist Training
Those who have particular specialist child protection responsibilities.
  • Conducting section 47 enquiries, attending Child Protection Conferences and managing Core Groups; roles, responsibilities and collaborative practice;
  • Using professional judgements to make decisions as to whether a child is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm;
  • Working with complexity;
  • Taking emergency action;
  • Communicating with children in line with interviewing vulnerable witness guidance;
  • Promoting effective, professional practice;
  • Supervising child protection cases and advising others.
Level 4 Training – Multi-Agency or Single Training Agency Specific to the Role

Operational managers of services for children, young people and/or parents / carers.

Professional advisers and designated leads for child protection.

  • Supervising child protection cases. Managing performance to promote effective inter-agency practice;
  • Specialist training to undertake key management and/or supervisory roles in, for example, intake/duty teams;
  • Safer Recruitment Training.
Level 5 Training - Multi-Agency or Single Agency Training Specific to the Role

Senior managers responsible for strategic management of services for children, young people and / or parents / carers.

Members of Local Safeguarding Children Partnerships.

Board Level for Chief Executive Officers, Trust and Health Board Executive and non-executive directors/members, commissioning body Directors.

Local Authority Elected Members, Lay Members or Non-Executive Directors.
  • Section 11 expectations, roles and responsibilities;
  • Expectations on members in order to promote effective co-operation that improves effectiveness;
  • Current policy, research and practice developments;
  • Implementation of lessons from Serious Case / Learning and Improvement Reviews. Specialist training to undertake specific roles, for example Independent Chair; Business Manager;
  • Safer Recruitment Training.


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