Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Newsletter
February 2020

Don't forget....

From 1 April 2020, the following Safeguarding courses will have new names…

Pan-Dorset SCP Foundation in Safeguarding Children
will replace our current LSCB Level 2 Safeguarding children course

Pan-Dorset SCP Multi-Agency Working Together in Safeguarding
will replace the current LSCB Level 3 Safeguarding Children Initial Course

Pan-Dorset SCP Multi-Agency Working Together in Safeguarding - Update
will replace the current LSCB Level 3 Safeguarding Children Update.
In each case, this is a name change only, which Pan-Dorset SCP believes will promote a clearer idea of the training outcomes.

New - Serious Case Review Workshops

SCRs 31 & 33 Workshops

These multi agency, half day workshops are an opportunity to share the SCR learnings and consider how they will have an impact on your practice within your organisation.

We have now released two sessions in April on Nexus, please click below to reserve a place.

8 April 2020

Course price increase

From the 1 June 2020 the delegate cost for a whole day course will increase to £75 and the cost for a half day will increase to £50.

This has not been an easy decision, but course fees have not increased since the Pan-Dorset Training function was set up in 2015.  All the associated costs to deliver these courses have increased e.g. venue costs, commissioned trainers' fees and staffing costs to administer the service to the high standards that are now in place. 

We have looked at our comparable neighbours and they have been charging between £85 and £100 course fees for at least the last two years. 

Many delegates have already been accepted onto courses for April and May, and to honour those bookings the price increase will not take effect until 1 June 2020.


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Child Exploitation - Basic Awareness

Formerly called Child Criminal Exploitation  - County Lines

This is a multi-agency course to develop awareness and knowledge on this subject (county lines gangs, child exploitation and trafficking). There are several dates available across the county - please click the link below to chose a slot.

Dates available from April 2020 - March 2021

Safer Recruitment

This is for anyone who is involved in the recruitment of staff who will be working with children and/or young people and anyone who is involved in the creation or review of policies and/or procedures around the recruitment/reporting processes.

If you have attended this course within the last three years, please attend the half day Safer Recruitment Refresher instead.

28 April - 09.30-16.30, Allendale House, Wimborne
11 May - 09.30-16.30, George Albert Hotel, Dorchester
23 June- 09.30-16.30, Allendale House, Wimborne
24 Jan 2021- 09.30-16.30, George Albert, Dorchester
3 March 2021- 09.30-16.30, Allendale House, Wimborne

Safer Recruitment Refresher (1/2 day)

8 Oct - 9.30 - 12.30, Allendale House, Wimborne
18 Jan 2021 - 09.30-12.30, DYA, Dorchester


Supporting Young People who Self Harm

This training offers a comprehensive understanding of self-harm and suicide for professionals working with young people and their families. It's a practical course with guidance for workers on how to react when you know, or suspect a young person is harming themselves or expressing suicidal thoughts.

Please note - This course is not suitable for those already working as Mental Health Practioners or CAMHS workers.

12 May -  9.30-16.30, George Albert Hotel, Dorchester
15 Sept -  9.30-16.30, Allendale House, Wimborne
21 Jan 2021 -  9.30-16.30, Allendale House, Wimborne

Managing Allegations

This course is aimed at Senior Managers from a range of organisations (not just schools) to whom allegations will be reported and who are responsible for the operational implementation of Managing Allegations against people who work with children's procedures within their area.

The sessions will be run by the LADOs from either Dorset or BCP and so different sessions will have more of a focus geared towards the relevant area. However, all staff are welcome at both sessions.

18 May -  9.30-13.00, George Albert Hotel, Dorchester (Dorset Workforce)
7 Oct -  9.30-16.30, Allendale House, Wimborne (BCP Workforce)
12 Nov -  9.30-16.30, Allendale House, Wimborne (Dorset Workforce)

How to Manage Challenging Conversations with Confidence

Formerly called Courageous Conversations
Do you ever have challenging or difficult or sensitive conversations - with parents or carers, with young people, with supervisees, supervisors or colleagues? Are you ever taken by surprise? Do you ever feel anxious about a conversation? Do you ever feel you need to prepare but don't know how? 
We provide a safe space for you to ask all your questions, explore a range of tools and approaches, and learn from colleagues in a multi-disciplinary environment, so that you feel more prepared and more confident in those conversations going forward... you might be surprised, they might not feel quite so challenging anymore. 

We receive really positive feedback for this course and have commissioned two more sessions, please click below to reserve a place.

16 June - 9.30 - 16.30, Allendale House, Wimborne


All delegates need their own individual Nexus account to book any Pan-Dorset SCP training. Please visit to register.
Before signing up to an account, check what team you should be under on Nexus. Often your organisation already has a site set up and within it, there may be multiple teams. The more accurate information we have, the quicker we will be able to set your account up.

Waiting list
This is no guarantee of a place. Please do not attend unless you have received an email confirming your booking.


Non-attendance & cancellations

Non-attendance on a course will mean that your organisation will be invoiced for the full cost of a place which has not been taken up.

Safeguarding cancellation or non-attendance charging policy is as follows;
  • All cancellations must be requested via your Nexus account.
  • Cancellations made more than 28 days before the course date will not be charged.
  • Cancellations within 28 days of the course date will be charged the full cost. However, you have the option of nominating an alternative suitable person to take your place (you must contact the training team to agree this – please email
  • Delegates’ non-attendance will be charged the full course fee. 
  • Free training courses will incur an admin fee of £25 for non-attendance or for cancellations within 28 days of the course date.
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, the full course fee will still be applied if you:
  • Cancel a place less than 28 days before the course date
  • Do not turn up on the day

Course attendance and certificates

It is a requirement that you attend the course in full. If you are unable to attend at short notice or on the day you should notify the Pan Dorset SCP Training Team via email stating the reason for non-attendance.

Failure to attend a course on the day (or each day if it is a multiday course) will result in the full course fee being payable unless exceptional circumstances apply.

Late arrival or early departure (more than 30 minutes) from the course will result in you being shown as not completing the course.

Every course will have a delegate sign-in sheet on display - please make sure you sign this as how you prove you attended the course. You must sign the attendance register on all days of a multiday course. Failure to do so will result in your certificate being marked ‘part attended’.

Certificates are only sent out to delegates who have signed in. If you have not completed the course based on these criteria you will be marked on the register as not completing the course and you will not receive a certificate. Your employer will still be charged the full course fee for your attendance.

Course authorisation

Once a course place is authorised (item is checked out of the basket), a link to access pre-course material will be emailed to you. Please note that if your account is registered as ‘non user’, any emails related to your bookings will be sent directly to the person who manages and/or authorises your bookings. You may need to ask them for booking details and course materials.

A note for managers/booking authorisers
Please ensure that the emails with links to pre-course materials are forwarded on to ‘non-user’ delegates as they will not be able to access them via Nexus.

Nexus alerts

Please ensure that your alert button on Nexus is selected so you can receive communications relevant to your booking.

To check your settings, please follow the instructions below:
  • Log in to your Nexus account
  • Go to User Profile
  • Click on the 'Site alert options' link and you should be able to enable your alerts setting.

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