Training and events

You must be an appointed safeguarder to access Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities and associated materials.                     

Read an update from the CPD group on the development of the CPD calendar (PDF).                                 

Current Safeguarder CPD Training Dates

2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21

Six requisite training opportunities are now available on a rolling calendar spanning appointment years 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21. The table below details all courses available.

Download further details of your training requirements, course descriptors and facilitator information (PDF).

The 2018-19 calendar of training events is now available for booking.

Please choose two of the six opportunities to attend within the current 2018-19 appointment year. Places can be booked by emailing the team at: safeguarderspanel@children1st.org.uk 

Please note some dates may already be at capacity. If so, the team will contact you to ask for alternative dates to be selected.

Course title Date Location

Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children

Nel Whiting, Scottish Women’s Aid

Tues 30 Oct 2018

Tues 22 Jan 2019

Tues 9 Apr 2019

Dundee

Edinburgh

Ayr

Using Restorative & Relational Approaches in safeguarding

Mark Finnis, L30

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Thurs 21 Mar 2019

Glasgow

Edinburgh

Online Safety & Digital Citizenship

Jess McBeath, Lemon Tree Consultancy

Thurs 29 Nov 2018

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Tues 26 Mar 2019

Glasgow

Edinburgh

Stirling

Understanding Resilience & Protective Factors

Judy Furnivall, Ind. Cons

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Mon 18 Feb 2019

Sat 6 Apr 2019

Glasgow

Ayr

Aberdeen

Considerations around Contact

Dr Lucie MacKinlay, Psychology Service Scotland

Sat 26 Jan 2019

Thurs 28 Feb 2019

Tues 2 Apr 2019

Stirling

Glasgow

Edinburgh

Safeguarding in a multi-cultural society

Scottish Refugee Council

Mon 18 Feb 2019

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Sat 6 Apr 2019

Dundee

Edinburgh

Glasgow

Optional learning opportunities

Additional optional learning opportunities will become available throughout the year, details of which will be distributed once confirmed.

Local Engagement Events 2018-2019

Seven local engagement events took place throughout October 2018 across the country. A further round of local engagement events are planned to run in February/March 2019. Details will be sent out to safeguarders in the new year.

Evaluation of recent CPD opportunities and events

Read the collated evaluation report on recent CPD training (PDF).

External training

The Scottish Child Law Centre provide regular training on children’s rights and the law, which may be of interest to safeguarders. Find further information on their website. Please note that the Safeguarders Panel Team are not involved in the organisation or administration of these events and will not be in a position to meet any of the associated costs.