MK Safeguarding Board 2017 Conference: ‘Tackling Exploitation: Safeguarding Children and Adults in Milton Keynes’
The MKSB conference, held on Friday 17 November 2017, at Arena MK, was very well attended by managers and practitioners from across Milton Keynes adults and children’s services. In the region of 300 delegates attended the event and feedback has been very positive.
Thankyou to all those who attended, and to all those who contributed to making the conference such a successful event.
Copies of the Keynote Presentations are available to those who attended the conference by logging into the MKSB’s event-booking system.
MKSB Inter-Agency Training Event-Booking System
MKSB training events for 2017 – 2018 can be viewed, and places booked, by visiting the MKSB’s event-booking system, which can be accessed here.
A summary of the 2017 – 2018 annual training programme can also be viewed here.
To book onto MKSB training you need to create an account on the MKSB event-booking system. We have produced some step-by-step instructions to guide you through how to register on the system. Once registered, you will then be able to manage your own training record – including book onto MKSB training, complete evaluation forms after attending the training, and print certificates of attendance. You will also be able to see your training history, and any future bookings you have made.
MKSB Learning and Development Strategy
The Milton Keynes Safeguarding Board (MKSB) has a statutory responsibility to ensure that appropriate training on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is provided in Milton Keynes in order to meet local needs. This includes single-agency training and inter-agency training.
The MKSB Learning and Development Strategy provides a framework for developing the workforce through safeguarding training, to ensure that all staff and volunteers are able to work competently and effectively across boundaries and organisations to safeguard children, young people and their families.
The MKSB Learning and Development Strategy can be accessed by clicking here
MKSB Charging and Cancellation Policy
In order to continue to provide safeguarding training, the Milton Keynes Safeguarding Board (MKSB) has agreed to introduce a charging policy for attendance at training events from 1 April 2017. The policy outlines the charges for training events, as well as the charges for late cancellations and non-attendance.
The MKSB aims to ensure excellent safeguarding practice across all professionals (employed and voluntary) who work with children, young people and their families. Therefore, core inter-agency training – “Everybody’s Business” – will continue to be offered free at the point of access.
Prior to booking on to a training event, delegates are responsible for ensuring that they are aware of the Charging and Cancellation Policy. Delegates must always follow their own agency processes when booking on to training events and are responsible for ensuring that approval has been obtained for making payment, where required.
The policy can be found here
MKSB Train the Trainer
The MKSB provides the opportunity for local professionals and volunteers to become accredited MKSB trainers in either Basic Safeguarding Training or Core Inter-Agency Training. More information can be located via the event booking system below.
From 1 April 2017, the MKSB has made some changes to the train the trainer procedures. These changes will impact on both new and existing trainers.
More information about these changes can be found here
Please note, from 1 April 2017 there is a charge to attend some MKSB training events. Where there is a charge to attend training, this is clearly stated in the individual event information.
Induction should be carried within all organisations in Milton Keynes. Part of the induction for new staff must cover the safeguarding children requirements detailed in Working Together 2015.
Safeguarding Induction is essential to support staff and volunteers to understand how to respond appropriately to any safeguarding children concerns that they may encounter.
All organisations should have an induction process which includes familiarisation with:
- The agency’s own safeguarding policy and procedures
- MKSB Inter-agency Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures
At the end of the induction new staff should know what to do if they are worried or concerned about a child, who to talk to in their own organisation to get advice and what to do after seeking advice.
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 states:
Employers are responsible for ensuring that their staff are competent to carry out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and creating an environment where staff feel able to raise concerns and feel supported in their safeguarding role;
Staff should be given a mandatory induction, which includes familiarisation with child protection responsibilities and procedures to be followed if anyone has any concerns about a child’s safety or welfare; and
All professionals should have regular reviews of their own practice to ensure they improve over time.
To facilitate this MKSB have developed a number of resources that can be used within all agencies to ensure that these requirements are being met.
Agencies can book on to the Single-Agency Train the Trainer event, to enable them to cascade the MKSB Basic Safeguarding training within their own organisation.
If you have any queries please contact the MKSB office: firstname.lastname@example.org