GSCP Safeguarding Children Training Update

Development of a new training platform and training Curriculum

Following the first covid-19 lockdown in mid-March 2020 when we were forced to cancel all of our face to face inter-agency training; we have now built a new training platform and have been successfully running a range of courses since the summer months.

In addition, we have developed a new approach to training which moves away from a culture of ‘tick box’ training towards a ‘curriculum of learning approach’, based on the premise of Continual Professional Development. The foundation of this is the new training platform, which offers easy access to a range of blended learning resources:

  • thematic e- learning courses
  • trainer led virtual courses i.e. Child Protection Interagency (level 3)
  • self-directed learning through pre-reading and skills tests
  • practice briefings
  • links to key local and national guidance, protocols and procedures
  • live and recorded webinars on local learning 

This approach requires practitioners to be continually updating their knowledge and skills and to build-up their own portfolio or passport of continuous learning and to log their CPD hours achieved.

Please continue to browse our library of current courses, new courses will be added every month. (See below for information on those agencies and organisations currently enrolled on the system).

New Inter-Agency Course - Neglect Toolkit training

Child Neglect-Toolkit training NEW COURSE 
All practitioners who work with children, young people and their families should be familiar with the use of the Neglect Toolkit in line with Gloucestershire’s Multi Agency Child Neglect Strategy.

The Neglect Toolkit training will support participants to recognise the impact of neglect on the developing child. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the range and types of neglect that children and young people can experience and guidance will be given in the use of the Neglect Toolkit within a multi-agency context. The following dates have been released for this online (tutor led) Neglect Toolkit Training: 11th February  23rd February  10th March  25th March 2021

To book on this course, please follow the link to the GSCP training portal   (MELearning ):

Child Protection Inter-Agency training

Our Child Protection Inter-Agency (CPIA ) is now well established as an on-line course and many more training dates have been made available until April 2021.  

This is a 3 ½ hour live (tutor led) course with pre-reading from our CPIA handbook which can be later used as a reference document. This course is aimed at all staff who work with children, young people and their families as a practitioner, a manager, registered childminder and / or have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) role. (Group / Level 3) Training.

Over the coming months, new courses and resources will be added to the curriculum

GCSP Training Platform – roll out 2020 / 21

As part of a phased roll out, access to GSCP training has already been given to staff working within:

  • Schools, Colleges, Education settings
  • Early Years settings, Nurseries and Childminders
  • Children and Adult services in Gloucestershire County Council (GCC)
  • GP’s and GP Practice Nurses (NHS)
  • Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

In the second phase of the launch we have opened access to staff working within:

  • Gloucestershire Health and Care (GHC)
  • Prospects
  • District Councils

These groups are able to book onto the library of safeguarding e-learning courses and onto the virtual ‘live’ training.


Access will be given to our partners within the Health Trusts and Police, in due course..

An Annual Membership scheme for the Private, Independent and Voluntary sector is currently being set up. Please continue to follow updates on this, via our new GSCP website, Newsletters and Alerts.

Training Information for Early Years staff

DSL’s and DDSL’s in an Early Years setting and all Registered Child Minders should complete the Child Protection Inter-Agency (CPIA )  ‘live’ training (Group /Level 3)

All new DSL’s DDSL’s and Registered Childminders should complete the Level 1 & 2 e-learning course as a pre-requisite to attending the Child Protection Inter-Agency course.

Please CLICK HERE for further details.

Early Years staff and Childminding Assistants who are not Designated Safeguarding


All Early Years staff working with the under 5's, nursery staff, day care settings, and childminder assistants should access the GSCP e-learning courses. These courses have been funded for all Early Years staff, by Gloucestershire County Council (Early Years dept.).

Early Years staff new in their role should follow the links to:

Safeguarding Children in Education (level 1) this is a 120 min e-learning course with a certificate for its successful completion.

Early Years staff and childminding assistants and those staff who need a basic safeguarding children course and have completed Level 1, please follow the links to the next level, Safeguarding Children (Level 2).

This course replaces the (level 2) single agency training, previously delivered as face-to-face training for Early Years staff only.

Please CLICK HERE for further details.

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