Introduction to SPB Training

The SPB is the multi-agency body, responsible for advising the States of Jersey on safeguarding issues, particularly with respect to inter-agency and inter-professional roles. It aims to ensure that services and professionals work effectively together to provide services and develop policies and procedures based on best practice. It also provides training to raise awareness, increase understanding and support practice.

The SPB is committed to providing a comprehensive Training Programme, which will increase participants’ safeguarding knowledge and skills. It seeks to improve working relationships between agencies and promote high quality service provision. The training provided by SPB is multi-agency, delivered to a mixed group of professionals from various agencies and voluntary organisations. One benefit of course attendance is the opportunity to gain an appreciation of the multi-agency response to protecting children and adults at risk from harm.

Foundation Courses are single agency training, and are provided within individual agencies.

Co-operation between organisations is crucial to protect vulnerable members of our society; by learning together we build mutually respectful and trusting relationships which form the foundation of partnership working and this promotes better protection for adults, children and support for families. Good quality safeguarding training can improve practice and consequently make a difference for children and adults.

SPB Inter-agency training is led by two Safeguarding Partnership Board Learning and Development Officers. The Training Programme is also supported by members of the Child Safeguarding Training Pool, Adult Safeguarding Training Pool, local experienced practitioners, and some courses are facilitated by independent trainers from the U.K who are experts in their field.

Please contact Nikki or Collette with any questions or comments about the Training Programme.