Training Opportunities


Voluntary, Community Groups and Faith Sector’s Children’s workforce
Children’s Safeguarding Level 1 Basic Awareness Course

Stockport Children’s Trust is working together with many partners in providing services and safeguarding to the children, young people and families of Stockport. To support those partners from the smaller, voluntary, community, faith groups and charities, who may struggle to access safeguarding training, the Stockport Workforce Development Partnership is providing this training free of charge.

You must fit the above criteria to attend this training.

This course is certified by the Stockport Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.

Recognise concerns, signs & symptoms about a child or young person
Contribute and take whatever actions are needed to safeguard children and young people
Understand your own statutory role and duties and that of others
Know what to do if a child discloses

Future dates:

30 January 2018 18:00-21:00 Town Hall Room 5
13 March 2018 18:00-21:00 Town Hall Room 6
14 May 2018 18:00-21:00 Town Hall Committee Room 5
16 July 2018 18:00- 21:00 Town Hall Room 5

To book on any of these courses please:

Complete the PVI Course Application Form and email to
Business Support, 3rd Floor Hub, Stopford, House, Town Hall, Stockport, SK1 3XE.
0161 218 1772

Closing Date for Nominations: One week before course date,
Please ring regarding late applications

Please note: although this course is provided free it is not free to deliver.
Therefore please ensure you can attend or if for some unseen circumstance let us know ASAP


Basic Child Protection Awareness

This course is open to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council Staff, Health Staff, Police, Education Staff and the Independent, Voluntary and Private Sector, staff working in Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Learning Disability Services who require basic training in safeguarding children.

This course provides essential basic training in safeguarding children. This level of training is mandatory for all staff having contact with Children and families (Children Act 2004).The half-day course is an introduction to child protection and covers legal background, recognition and response and how safeguarding is integral to the common processes approach in Stockport.
Please note that staff must have either completed this, an equivalent course provided by their organisation/sector/or the relevant e-learning before they can attend any SSCB multi-agency courses.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:
• Recognise and respond to concerns about a child or young person
• Contribute and take whatever actions are needed to safeguard children and young people
• Communicate and act appropriately within national, local and agency guidance to safeguard children and young people
• Appreciate own role and that of others
• Describe how to access local arrangements, services and sources of advice

Date(s) and Times:
23 June 2015 9.30am – 1.00pm
Venue: Town hall complex
See letter of confirmation for training room
Number of Places: 24

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Duke of Edinburgh training courses in Stockport

Theses courses are FREE to SAVY members. If you require any further information or would like to book, please email

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a youth award programme which recognises adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement skills and exercises. Young people can do the programme at three levels, Bronze, Silver & Gold. The personal programmes are centred around four sections (five for the Gold section) Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and Residential.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award runs from Schools, Colleges, Volunteering Organisations & Open Centres across Stockport. The Duke of Edinburgh Award welcomes children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Click on the link below to find out more information about what the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme is all about, what they do and how to get involved.

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