Safeguarding training, approaches & processes

Safeguarding training and recorded presentations on a range of approaches and process to help safeguard children and families and promote their welfare in Wakefield.

Safeguarding Training

Basic Awareness:

Working Together to Safeguard Children
by Karron Zelei

Watch the Working Together to Safeguard Children Basic Awareness recorded training which is an introductory course covering basic safeguarding. It gives participants information about the principles for working with children, young people and families.

WSCP advises all practitioners who work or volunteer with children and families to undertake this training as part of induction.

This training should also be undertaken as a pre-requisite to participating on the face to face Working Together Shared Responsibility training as detailed below.

This video was recorded in august 2023 prior to the release of the New Working Together document, the content is still relevant to practitioners and will be recorded in due course.

Please note certificates for this course are not provided.

Advanced Training

Working Together: A Shared Responsibility
Face to Face Delivery

This full day, advanced course is aimed at multi-agency practitioners who work with children and families and who need to refer to, and work with other agencies to safeguard children.
NB Attendees must complete the WSCP Safeguarding Children Basic Awareness course (above) or an equivalent level of learning in 'safeguarding children' prior to enrollment.

Book onto the next available face to face course here

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Approaches and processes

Further reading on an array of advice, tips and guidance for practitioners in helping to safeguard children and families within their work.

Managing Allegations Against Staff Training

This session aims to provide employers and managers with an introduction to the systems and procedures that are in place for responding to allegations made against people who work with children.

In Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 it states that statutory voluntary and community organisations should ensure that they have clear policies in place to provide advice and guidance on how to deal with allegations against people who work with children.

It is a highly recommended that prior to attending this briefing; delegates read the sections that relate to allegations against staff in the West Yorkshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Procedures, which can be accessed at:

This course is delivered by the Wakefield Council Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and WSCP Safeguarding Advisor for Education Vicki Maybin.

If you're interested in this training please email 

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Early Help Case Study: 1

Ellie Cooper, Universal Lead Practitioner at Wakefield Council

How an Early Help SMART safety plan was developed to improve outcomes for a family who had a history of complex needs including multiple referrals to social care (20 minutes

Early Help Case Study: 2

Ellie Cooper, Universal Lead Practitioner at Wakefield Council

A multi-agency Early Help SMART plan was created to support a family in need (11 minutes) 

Multi-Agency Safety Planning – Smart Planning

by Karron Zelei, WSCP

  • Recognise what a Safety Plan is.
  • Be able to explain how you ensure your Safety Plan is SMART and your role.
  • Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timebound
  • Know why it is important to create a SMART Safety Plan with families and the other professionals involved.

How Restorative Approaches have been used in CYPS and the story so far…

Elloise Beever, Learning Academy Lead, Wakefield Council

A collation of case studies from CYPS staff to exhibit how Restorative Practice has been integrated within practice across the CYPS services, including the challenges along the way and how we’ve overcome these. 25 mins

The Wakefield Resilience Framework

Complied by One to One Development Trust with funding from West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership – produced for Wakefield Public Health and Young Lives Consortium March 2021 (10 mins 13 secs)

a tool that was co-produced between Wakefield Council, NHS Wakefield District and the community sector to support and build resilience in children and young adults.

Working with Fathers and Male Carers

Martin Honnor, Supporting Families Lead Practitioner, YOT, Wakefield Council

Explore the unique issues and problems associated with engaging fathers and male carers.

Enable the practitioner to reflect on their own practice both past and in the future.

What is Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Brief overview of the role of MASH in Wakefield. One point of contact. One front door.

Click here to access this presentation

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Giving evidence in court

Top tips

Advice for practitioners from a solicitor and managing director of a legal training company 

Click here to read this blog from Community Care

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