The Children’s Safeguarding Assurance Partnership (CSAP) is committed to improving safeguarding knowledge, understanding and expertise across the wider children’s workforce.  Our Learning and Development (L&D) activity provides a broad range of learning opportunities for colleagues and is infomed by evidence-based progression from a variety of sources including Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPRs).

Below you will find a number of L&D areas, each providing information on different aspects of our multi-agency approach.  Additionally, our FAQ section at the bottom of this page answers a number of common questions and includes an enquiry form should you wish to get in touch.

News & Events (L&D)

FAQ #1: Where can I access the catalogue of L&D courses?

The full range of multi-agency L&D courses is available from CSAP Courses page highlighted above. The catalogue is updated regularly and includes details on course content, venue location, trainer information, course dates and available places. Course application details are provided on the training portal and course attendees must register their details on the system in order to secure their place on a course.

FAQ #2: Can I adapt and customise CSAP resources for my own organisation?

Resources such as 7-Minute Briefings are developed by the safeguarding partnership and intended for use as-is by partner agencies to disseminate important safeguarding information and share good practice. Whilst we actively encourage partners to make use of the resources wherever relevant, they often contain various licenced or copyrighted content. As such, whilst CSAP will hold the necessary copyrights, licences and permissions to use in line with legal requirements, we are therefore not in a position to further grant such rights to other organisations to adapt for their own use.

FAQ #3: Can I suggest topics for training courses or 7-Minute Briefings?

Our L&D activity is wide-ranging, evidenced-based and informed by areas such as Local Learning Reviews and Case Reports. However, if there is a specific need or sufficient demand identified that is not currently covered, additional course topics or briefings can be considered. For further information, please use the e-mail contact form below and we will be happy to consider your suggestion.

FAQ #4: What is the difference between a virtual classroom course and an e-learning course?

A virtual classroom course is led by a trainer and is delivered live. Delegates can ask questions and interact with the tutor and the other delegates. The platform allows for workshops, exercises, polls, videos, audio, documents, tutor webcam and games to be shared with the delegates making the experience immersive and interactive.

An e-learning course is provided through a dedicated learning platform where the learner works through set content at a time and pace to suit them without interaction with other people.  As such, e-learning courses can be useful where accessing events at a scheduled date and time may be difficult.