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The LSCP Learning and Improvement Framework (LIF) illustrates how learning is identified, disseminated and implemented in practice within a multi-agency context, to improve outcomes for children and young people and their families within Leeds. 

As part of this framework the LSCP has also developed a Learning and Development Strategy to ensure that Leeds is constantly learning and developing its practice, in response to local and national reviews, guidance and learning from practice. Included in this are a series of multi-agency safeguarding Learning and Development opportunities including three core training courses, additional topic-based courses, as well as events such as briefing sessions and conferences. 

We offer multi agency safeguarding training to staff and volunteers who come into contact with children, young people and/or families within Leeds. All LSCP training is delivered in line with the standards set out in the Yorkshire and Humber Multi-Agency Safeguarding Trainers Training Standards.

Agencies who have capacity are expected to provide their own in-house Introductory level training and the LSCP has provided guidance  around this. There is also guidance available on using independent training providers.

Individuals should identify their learning needs and which sessions are appropriate for them through supervision and discussions with their organisation's safeguarding representatives, based upon their job roles and contact with children and young people (see Which training is right for me?  for guidance). Our virtual learning and development opportunities are designed to support all Leeds practitioners in their roles and increase their knowledge and skills.

Training should be updated every three years in line with your own organisation's policies and procedures. It is not necessary to repeat the Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People or Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People training. Safeguarding Children Refresher Training  is provided by the LSCP to help professionals achieve this.

Training and events are just a small part in developing practice and increasing knowledge. We encourage those working with children and young people in the city to commit to their own learning and development. This website has pulled together a wide range of resources and links on safeguarding topics for practitioners to access in their own time.

You should identify your learning needs and which sessions are appropriate for you, through supervision and discussions with your organisation's safeguarding representatives, based upon your job role and contact with children and young people (see our Training Levels  for guidance). Our virtual learning and development opportunities are designed to support all Leeds practitioners in their roles and increase their knowledge and skills.