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Multi-Agency Training

Safeguarding training

All practitioners and volunteers working with children, young people and their families and carers should keep up to date with relevant safeguarding training.  

The CYSCP have developed a new CYSCP Multi-Agency Training Brochure showing which courses are available and which training is right for your role.  This also contains training which is offered by our partner organisations which may be relevant for you.


City of York Safeguarding Children Awareness E-learning


The CYSCP offer an online virtual ‘City of York Safeguarding Children Awareness E-learning’ course

If you are new to working with children and young people then the CYSCP offer online virtual multi-agency training.  This is called the City of York Safeguarding Children Awareness E-learning.  This course can be taken as and when suits you as you work through the various modules online. 

This online training package is aimed at individuals in organisations and voluntary groups who work with children and young people to give basic awareness of child protection issues and how to safeguard children from abuse. 

Cost:  £15 per person* This includes all schools and education settings, all early years providers, voluntary sector, private organisations and members of the public.

*Please note that once the course has been paid for there is no mechanism for refunds.

The following organisations are able to access the course free of charge.  You will need to contact to access the course for free.



Local Authority (City of York Council)
  • Childrens Social Care
  • Foster Carers
  • Education and Skills
  • Healthy Child Service
  • Housing
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Adult Social Care
  • Youth Justice Service
  • Other
North Yorkshire Police
  • All Departments
Health Organisations
  • York and Scarborough Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Primary Care
  • Vale of York CCG
  • Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust 



Learning objectives:

After completing the course you will:

    • Be able to identify the signs and indicators of possible abuse and neglect
    • Be able to explain and demonstrate what to do if:
      • a child or young person makes a disclosure to you
      • you have a concern about a child or young person or about someone who works with children and young people
    • Be able to explain how to make a referral to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in York.

Course content advice:

Please be aware that this course covers themes which some people may find upsetting.  If you are undertaking this course or you are a manager asking an employee or volunteer to undertake this course, you may wish to consider in advance what sources of support are available if you or your staff should find themselves affected by the content. 

Sources of support could include your manager, a colleague, support services within your organisation or specialist organisations such as those listed in these links:

Also remember the course does not have to be completed in one sitting as progress is saved each time and undertaking it in stages maybe more manageable.

Tips for completing the e-learning:

  • You can take the course on a desktop computer, laptop or tablet.
  • The course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.
  • You need to view and click on all the interactive content to complete the course fully.
  • You can exit the course at any time and it will save your progress.
  • There is a knowledge test at the end of the course which you need to pass.  You can resubmit your answers more than once.

Repeating the course:

It is recommended you repeat this course every 3 years or earlier if needed.  The course content will be updated as necessary to take account of local and national policy changes.

How do I access the course?

The course is available to access on the new CYSCP e-learning platform.

Once you have passed the course, you will be able to access a certificate which indicates you have completed the course. This is a certificate of completion, not a certificate of qualification.

Further training

Depending on your role, this may be the only level of training you need, although some people will need further training.

Details of multi-agency training provided by the City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership (CYSCP) can be found here.

Accessibility Statement

The accessibility statement for the new e-learning package can be found here.

City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership (CYSCP) Multi-Agency Training

The following courses are available for practitioners and volunteers working regularly with children and young people directly or indirectly, in York. 

The CYSCP hosts a variety of multi-agency training courses throughout the year.  These include the following courses:

  • Safeguarding Children:  Working Together A 
  • Safeguarding Children:  Shared responsibilities and procedures - Working Together B

*Please note the CYSCP ‘City of York Safeguarding Children Awareness E-learning’ course must be completed prior to taking the Safeguarding Children A and/or B courses

  • Developing and understanding of Harmful Sexual Behaviour
  • Understanding Domestic Abuse and Children
  • Introduction to Child Protection Conferences and Core Groups
  • Child Death Review Training
  • Whole System Approach to Addressing Abusive Behaviours - ‘Hard to Help’ training 

Further information including dates and how to book on is available on the multi-agency training courses webpage.

CYSCP Narrated Powerpoint

The CYSCP are starting to produce narrated powerpoint presentations to enable practitioners to access as and when they need to.  The following presentations are currently available:

CYSCP Private Fostering Narrated Powerpoint Presentation

This short training video provides an introduction to Private Fostering and by the end of the course, the practitioner should be able to:

  • Recognise private fostering arrangements
  • Understand why private fostering arrangements can present a safeguarding risk
  • Describe what to do if you become aware of a private fostering arrangement

CYSCP Early Help Presentation

Please note this will be uploaded shortly.

Online training from our Multi-Agency partners

Our multi-agency partners provide free e-learning on safeguarding topics. City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership does not host, endorse or have any responsibility for these external courses.  These are accessible from the Online Training webpage.

CYSCP Training, Learning and Development Strategy

The CYSCP Training, Learning and Development Strategy sets out how CYSCP delivers and evaluates training and learning.

Continued Professional Development

The CYSCP also disseminate learning from serious case reviews and audits and this information can be found on the CYSCP Learning and Development page.