Welcome to the Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) suite of e-learning courses, developed in conjunction with the Safeguarding e-Academy. The WSCB is committed to the continuous learning and development of staff and volunteers working with children, young people and families in Wiltshire. All courses are currently free to access. Full details of the courses and target audiences can be found below.
You can access this site from any computer connected to the internet. Each module will take up to 2 hours to complete and you can work through the interactive modules at your own pace, dipping into them when it is convenient.
Please read the course information below and then use this portal to select and register for the course you require. You can only select one course at a time. Once selected, you will have up to 6 weeks to complete your chosen course. Having started the course you and your manager will be emailed after 3 weeks to remind you to complete within the timeframe. Once completed, you will be able to select another course from your learner record. Some courses have a non completion charge of £30
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The following courses are currently free to access.
Core courses currently available through your requested learning tab are:
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
This course is our basic awareness course. It covers a variety of child protection and safeguarding children issues and aims to inform you about the various types of abuse or neglect that can happen to a child, then explain what you must do if you suspect a child is being abused or neglected. It is suitable for anyone who comes into contact with children and their families including frontline professionals.
If you would like to refresh your knowledge of the ‘Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect’ course, then please select the ‘2016 Refresher – Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Core version - NAR’ from the Requested Learning Tab.
Safeguarding Children from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation
This course aims to increase awareness of the main issues in relation to the sexual exploitation of children and young people. This is a basic awareness course and appropriate for staff who come into contact with children and young people but who do not necessarily have a direct role with them. For example Accident and Emergency Staff, Minor Injury Unit staff, Community Policing Teams, staff within NHS Walk-in Centres, councillors, school governors, volunteers, army welfare and other military staff as well as frontline staff.
This course requires authorisation by WSCB and there may be a short delay until you are able to access the learning. After authorisation you will receive an email to that effect.
Please note there is also a £30 non-completion charge for this course which will be applied if the course is not completed within 6 weeks of registration
This module will be useful for anyone who works with, or is involved with children during the course of their work, including parents. Children don't only have access to technologies at home; ICT is embedded across the curriculum, so with such exposure children typically have a lot of confidence. However, their knowledge of the risks and dangers may not be high.
As the internet is available in many places, anyone who works with children has a role to play in providing eSafety education as well as supporting parents in providing a safe home environment.
Hidden Harm: The Effect of Parental Drug and Alcohol Misuse on Children
This course aims to raise awareness of the issues affecting the children of problem substance users. It helps the learner spot the signs of harm and identifies appropriate windows of opportunity to break the cycle and safeguard the child.
Other Courses Available :
Think Safe, Be Safe, Stay Safe
This course is designed for young people. The aim of this course is to raise awareness of the signs of abuse and neglect and understand when and to whom matters of concern should be reported.
Child Accident Prevention
Unintentional childhood injury results in over 2 million visits to Accident and Emergency departments every year; over half of these injuries occur in the home. This module aims to raise professionals’ understanding of child accident prevention to enable them to provide parents and carers with a better understanding of child accident prevention. Statistical data will highlight the high risk of chid accidents.
Both practitioner and parent versions are available
Childhood Obesity and HENRY
Younger and younger children are affected by obesity. As many as 1 in 4 children now start school already overweight. On completion, parents will have an increased understanding of the knowledge and skills required to equip their children with the ability to resist the pressures of modern life that encourage inactivity and weight gain.
Common Core of Skills and Knowledge
This module is relevant for all staff, paid and voluntary, working with children and young people. It is based around the common core of skills and knowledge. There are sections on six key topics, forming a portfolio of generic information needed by those working within the children’s workforce.