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Herefordshire Safeguarding CPD Online provides continuing professional development and training of all who work with vulnerable adults, children, young people and their families. It is an online directory and booking system to access learning opportunities provided by a range of approved training providers. It has been developed to support the 'Safeguarding Children & Young People in Herefordshire' and the Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board to develop a highly skilled and professional workforce.

Herefordshire Safeguarding CPD Online helps staff and organisations to identify appropriate development opportunities and keep individual and organisation records of CPD. You need only register once to see the training and development opportunities.

Herefordshire Safeguarding CPD Online enables you to:

  • View an up to date directory of courses in one place.
  • Book places online with ease - you do not need to be an IT expert!
  • No more repetitive form filling.
  • Access your CPD record at any time.
  • Receive alerts for events and opportunities that match your needs.

Click on the image below to visit the safeguarding CPD Online website.

CPD Online

NEW CPD Charging Policy - from 1 September 2019

Multi-Agency Training

The Herefordshire Safeguarding Business offers multi-agency training to all those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults across the county.

We offer different courses across a range of issues; including Working Together to Safeguard Children, Neglect and GCP2 Tool, Contextual Safeguarding, Domestic Abuse, Training for Practitioners involved in Child Protection Conferences & MARAC Awareness.

Joint Practitioners Forums are held regularly which provide information on a variety of topics using expert speakers.

Attendance Costs

Contributing Agencies* will not be charged for course attendance unless indication otherwise in the course wording.  Domestic Violence Courses have an attendance fee of £50 (and a cancellation fee of £50) for ALL agencies including contributing agencies. 

* Contributing agencies are those organisations that contribute financially to the running of the Safeguarding Business Unit.

Non-contributing agencies will be charged a attendance cost as follows:

Full Day                     £85

Half Day                    £45

Cancellation & Non-attendance Fee

Please let us know as soon as possible if you (or a substitute) are unable to attend a course.

The Safeguarding Business Unit Cancellation Policy applies to ALL agencies whether they are contributing* or not contributing. 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation of a booking within 5 working days or less or failure to attend on the day will incur a cancellation fee of £85 (full day) and £45 (half day)*.
     
    *Please note that regardless of circumstances all agencies (including contributing agencies) will be charged the cancellation fee.

    Where there is a cost for attendance to a course or a cancellation cost – we would expect to receive a prompt reply to any request made for a Purchase Order Number of for Herefordshire Council employees a Cost Code.

Lateness

Please prepare your journey before training.  If you arrive more than 30 minutes after the start time of a course, you will not be admitted to the training and a cancellation fee of £85 (full day) and £45 (half day) will be charged.

Enquiries

If you have any questions regarding your application at any stage of the process please call the appropriate Adminstrator (see contact list below) depending on the type of course you wish to attend:

Contacts for support

For information on the following courses please use the appropriate course contact number / email address:

  • Foster Carers:

Email: Catherine.Warren@herefordshire.gov.uk

or fosteringandadoptionbusinesssupport@herefordshire.gov.uk

Tel No. 01432 260341

  • Behaviour or Virtual Schools
  • Early Years

Email: educationandbusiness@herefordshire.gov.uk

Tel No. 01432 261584

  •  Early Help

Email: Lizi.Birrell@herefordshire.gov.uk

Tel No. 01432 260842

  • Safeguarding
  • Account Queries

Email: admin.sbu@herefordshire.gov.uk

Tel No. 01432 260100

Safeguarding Board Team on 01432 260100 or email us on admin.sbu@herefordshire.gov.uk.

For information on the courses available and to book your place please visit CPD Online.

Please see attached diagram which clarifies how the training Levels 1-5 equate to the Levels used by HSCB: Universal, Targeted, Specialist/Strategic.