What is e-learning?
Sunderland Safeguarding Children Board, along with the Safer Sunderland Partnership and the Sunderland Safeguarding Adult Board, have invested in an on line training package with the safeguarding children e-Academy to provide all those who work with children and families, access to an excellent range of e-learning courses.
Professionals who work with children and families have varied roles, which differ in levels of specialism, but one thing is key: safeguarding children is everyone's business.
Because of this, it can be difficult to reach all the people who need to be trained via the usual face-to-face routes alone. The SSCB e-learning training provides an opportunity to complement traditional face-to-face delivery.
Who is e-learning for?
The SSCB e-learning Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect course is aimed at all staff within all agencies who come into contact with children, young people and families either as part of their working life or on a volunteer basis.
There are currently 4 courses available, click on the headings below to find out more:Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (NB: the Core – Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect e-learning is MANDATORY for anyone wanting to attend face-to-face training in Sunderland)
This course covers a variety of child protection issues and is aimed at staff who come into contact with children, either as part of their working life or on a volunteer basis.
The aim of this module is to inform you about the various types of abuse and neglect inflicted upon children and to explain what you must do if you suspect a child is being abused or neglected.
There are 6 versions available to cover all levels of training needs. SSCB have access to all 6 versions of the Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect courses and can allocate any version they want to a learner
- Introduction version:
Short course aimed at people who do not work directly with children but come in to contact with children and need an awareness and whom only need to tell their manager if they have concerns i.e. taxi drivers, school crossing patrol perhaps. 45 minutes
- Foundation version:
Aimed at people who have occasional contact with children; gives comprehensive information as well as what to do if a child discloses. 1 – 2 hours
- Core version:
Same content as foundation, but with 9 extra screens in physical abuse section (some disturbing graphic images); 20 extra screens on neglect and 8 extra screens on what to do. There are references to CAF in here also. This is suitable for frontline professionals. 2 – 3 hours
- Police Version:
S same course as Core version but with added screens pertinent to Police procedures such as the law relating to removal of the child. (Adapted and reviewed by Bedford and East Anglian constabularies) 2 – 3 hours
- Young Adult Version:
This is suitable for staff working in secondary schools and colleges; based on the foundation version and covers extra issues such as forced marriages; sexual relationships etc. 1 – 1.5 hours
- Think Safe, Stay Safe, Be Safe:
Course developed for South Tees Junior SCB, aimed at 11 – 18 year olds. 1 hour
Awareness of Domestic Violence and the Impact on Children, Young People and Adults at Risk
This course will raise your awareness of the issues surrounding domestic violence, particularly for those workers that come into contact with survivors.
This module will explain what domestic violence is and who is most at risk, classify the behaviours displayed by a perpetrator and recognise when and where to get help.
This course is suitable for anyone who comes into contact with children, young people and their families during the course of their work and can be used as a stand-alone course or as a pre-learning for professionals who require more in depth training.
Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
This course contains an overview of the national and local agenda in relation to children with disabilities, basic knowledge of the range of protection needs of disabled children and information on how to communicate about their experiences and provide support.
This course is designed for anyone who works with children, young people and their families and will raise awareness of specific needs of disabled children in relation to their vulnerability and communication.
Safeguarding Children and Young People from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation (NB: this course is MANDATORY for anyone wanting to attend face-to-face training in Sunderland)
This course is designed to raise awareness of the background to child sexual exploitation, including definitions, the key legislation and guidance and research findings. It is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with children and young people during the course of their work.
- Determine which course you would like to undertake (For the Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect course, please determine which version is appropriate)
- Download the SSCB e-learning Nomination form (Excel XLS)
- Complete the nomination spreadsheet and return to WDSupport@sunderland.gov.uk
- Please state in the email which one of the four courses you require
- Nominations are then uploaded onto the system
- Nominees are emailed password and login details
- Nominees are required to complete the e-learning course within 21 days of receipt of login details
PLEASE NOTE: you are not required to complete the USERID or PASSWORD section on the nomination spreadsheet as these are automatically generated by the e-learning system.
All e-learning courses are endorsed by the SSCB and CPD accredited.
Safeguarding Adults E-learning
The Sunderland Safeguarding Adults Board also provide e-learning training in Safeguarding Adults and the Mental Capacity Act. For further information about the courses and how to nominate please visit the Tyne and Wear Care Alliance Website or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about safeguarding Adults in Sunderland, please visit their website http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1207