Welcome to the learning and development page of our website

How to book your course. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
1. Click on this link to view our quick dates leaflet. More detail about the content of courses can be found in our Training Brochure.
2017 Child Protection Training Calendar

2. Choose the course(s) you want and click on the link below to complete a booking form.

Take me to the booking form.

3. Put the date in your diary and we will be in touch to confirm your place nearer the course date.

Multi–Agency Learning and Development Programme  April – December 2017

Based on feedback from staff, we are changing our programme to run alongside the calendar year as opposed to the business year.  So, our current programme will run until the end of 2017 and from next year our programmes will run from January to December.  The NACPC learning and development programme presents a wide range of multi-agency learning and development opportunities for workers across child and adult services in North Ayrshire.  Our training brochure will provide you with details of when the courses are on, the course aims and objectives and who they are aimed at. Our brochure also provides links to other organisations which provide training such as the NHS, Prevention Service and Support Team, Choose Life, STRADA and the Adult Protection Committee. We aim to work together to build a confident and competent workforce in North Ayrshire and will support you and your organisation to achieve this. All our courses are FREE, as part of the support North Ayrshire Child Protection Committee provides to the child protection workforce.

Self Learning Pack

If you have arrived here for the first time you can start your learning experience by downloading our Self Learning Pack – Understanding Child Protection. This provides a foundation level of information that you need to know with regards to protecting children in North Ayrshire. To build upon this you should progress to completing our ‘Child Protection Awareness’ course. This is a prerequisite to further developing your knowledge by accessing focussed courses that will enhance your learning. Child protection training is essential for those who have direct or indirect contact with children and young people in the course of their work.  This includes those working in adult services, community groups and volunteers.

Working Together – Learning Together

An important element that we would like to see continue is encouragement of those who work together to learn together too.  By sharing practice perspectives and experience we can improve outcomes for service users.

National Guidance

All courses in the Programme year 2016– 2017 are aligned to the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland and the National Risk Framework to Support the Assessment of Children and Young People