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East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership multi-agency training

What ERSCP courses are available?

Welcome to East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership (ERSCP) Inter-Agency Training Programme. 

This programme offers an exciting and challenging series of courses addressing the multiple and complex range of issues that may compromise the welfare of children living in the East Riding.

Using your personal information

ERSCP will process your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. We may use your personal information in a number of ways, but only for the purposes for which it was given.

The personal information held by ERSCP is governed by the council's privacy statements for Training and Development purposes:

Privacy statements


 In light of the updated government and public health guidance in relation to COVID-19 the ERSCP has taken the decision to suspend all face to face training until the end of 2020, therefore all face to face training courses have been suspended until further notice.  In the current circumstances it is not advisable to bring professionals together for training as it is contrary to the advice on social distancing. This decision will be kept under review and if we can safely resume training prior to the end of the year then we will do so.

 The ERSCP will be doing everything possible to ensure that professionals continue to have access to developmental opportunities during this period. Access to e-learning remains unaffected and we will be exploring expanding this offer over coming days. The ERSCP training team will also be looking at opportunities for sharing with professionals briefings and other materials in relation to recent developments in safeguarding practice. If you or any member of your team has a particular topics which you feel would benefit from the focus of a briefing or if you have any questions in relation to the suspension of  training then please feel free to get in touch at erscp.training@eastriding.gov.uk

We are offering a selection of our courses virtually using Microsoft Teams.

Please click on the relevant link below for further details and to book a place:

Click here for additional e-Learning courses

Inter-Agency Training Programme

ERSCP is committed to delivering high-quality inter-agency training which supports professionals, volunteers and the independent sector in their work, complimenting individual agency training strategies. Our range of courses and briefings are designed to ensure that anyone working with children and/or their family members has the knowledge and skills they need to deliver effective services to ensure children are safeguarded and their welfare promoted.

In the programme you will see a mix of well-established and new learning opportunities all of which are informed by national guidance and legislation, local policy, procedures and guidance, and ERSCP Learning and Improvement Framework.

Learning opportunities are provided through a variety of means including e-learning, full and half-day face-to-face training and briefings. Where possible these are delivered in locality areas in order to promote inter-agency working and provide networking opportunities for the various agencies attending.

Take time to look at the course aims and learning outcomes which will help you to choose a course relevant to the development of your skills and knowledge. Please discuss your learning needs with your line manager and ensure you have their approval prior to application.

Finally, keep an eye on this page as this is where additional course dates or new courses will be posted throughout the year.

What are the course fees?

Course fees

ERSCP training charges


(1)   No Charge for ERSCP contributing members and Local Non-commissioned Voluntary and Community Organisations

 (Agencies who provide a financial contribution to the ERSCP budget include: East Riding of Yorkshire Council staff, NHS England , Humberside Police, East Riding of Yorkshire Council Schools, CAFCASS, National Probation Service)


(2)   All non-contributing organisations and agencies

 Any organisation or group that does not contribute to the ERSCP budget or training will be charged when a member of their staff attends an ERSCP course. 

Includes: Humberside Fire and Rescue, Academies, Independent and Private Schools, Residential Care Homes, Foster Agencies, Early Years Child Care Providers (including Private Nurseries, Pre-Schools, Crèche’s, Out of School Clubs and Child Minders), Taxi Firms, Transport Services, Arts, Leisure and Culture Organisations, Independent Tutors and Supply Teachers, Commissioned Voluntary and Community Organisations, General Practitioners, Dentists, Opticians, Prison Services

£70 full day face to face training

£35 half day face to face (plus VAT)

Virtual courses £25 -£50 (fees dependant on number of sessions delivered over but not more than £50)

E-Learning – charge per licence for all agencies in section 2 of the above charging table

£30 (plus VAT)

Education – Service Level Agreements for training can be arranged via the Here for Schools website https://www.hereforschools.co.uk/


* Please be aware lunch will not be provided on face to face safeguarding training.


Charged at £30.00 (plus VAT) per E-learning licence for all agencies in section 2 of the above charging table (with the exception of Probation due to budget contributions). 

Visit the e-learning page for a list of e-learning courses.

Charges for Cancellation

Individuals, who are unable to attend a course that has been confirmed, must cancel their booking as soon as they become aware of this. A substitute can take their place, but must be made known to the ERSCP training coordinator as soon as possible.

Cancellation charges will apply after a place has been confirmed if less than 5 working days notice of cancellation is given prior to a course date.

All organisation and agencies £50

Agencies will be charged and invoiced individually.

Cancellations will be accepted on the morning of the course for those who are ill or have certain extenuating circumstances.

Charges for Non-attendance

All organisations and agencies including those that contribute to the ERSCP pool budget will be charged £50 for non-attendance on the day where there has been no attempt to notify the ERSCP training coordinator.

Which Course?

Everyone should complete Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect training and then refresh at least every 3 years.

The right course for you will depend upon:

  1. The degree of contact you have with children, young people and adults who are parents/carers
  2. Your level of responsibility for safeguarding and child protection within your organisation
  3. Your identified learning needs

Use supervision with your manager to select the appropriate course for your training needs. 

Health Professionals - please note that ERSCP courses can contribute to meeting Intercollegiate document Level 3 competencies.

Expectations for all participants

  • Courses are designed to promote integrated working and help professionals from different agencies to network, therefore, we recommend that you apply for a course taking place in the area in which you work
  • Check the learning aims and outcomes are relevant to your responsibilities for safeguarding children and will meet your learning needs
  • Child Protection training can include subjects that some participants may find difficult. We advise that you consider where you can gain support after the course, if necessary.

Expectations of line managers

Ensure that the staff member/volunteer is working at the level of responsibility relevant to the course and; learning needs have been identified and are consistent with the aims and learning outcomes of the course.

By signing the application form you are giving a commitment that the applicant will attend for the whole course.  If your staff member/volunteer is unable to attend, you must ensure that apologies are sent prior to the start of the course.

Spend time with the staff member/volunteer after the course to ensure learning is transferred into practice.

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