BSCB training

Bristol Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) provides a comprehensive inter-agency safeguarding training programme via its Training Section. The Training Section is staffed by one Senior Training and Development Officer and a full-time Administrator.

Our vision is to ensure the development and delivery of quality inter-agency safeguarding training to improve all outcomes for children within Bristol.

Training provided includes Initial and Advanced courses as well as more themed courses such as 'Domestic Abuse' and 'Working with Reluctant Parents and Disguised Compliance'. Information on Training Courses provided by BSCB is available on the page 'BSCB Training Courses' (follow the link on the right hand side under internal links).

BSCB training - fees

If your agency does not currently contribute to the BSCB budget there will be a fee for attending BSCB training. The rate for 2015 to 2016 is £40 per person for a half day course and £80 per person for a full-day course (as last year). When booking your place you will be asked to identify the name and address of the person to whom an invoice should be sent. This is regardless of whether you receive a funded place or not and will be used for non-attendance fees if appropriate. If you are not sure if your agency is currently a contributor to the BSCB budget please contact the training administrator.  

Voluntary and 3rd Sector groups

Those with an income below £100,000 per annum pay £40 per training place.
Those whose income is above £100,000 per annum pay the full price of £80 per training place.
When applying for your place confirm the per annum income in the section on the application form. We can only accept requests for half price places at the time of application so please be sure to mention this on your form.

Commissioned courses

Should your agency wish to commission a half day or full day’s training the cost would be £300 for a half day and £600 for a full day. There are a very limited number of dates in the BSCB calendar for commissioned courses for 2014/15.  

If a commissioned course is cancelled fees will be charged as below:

  • Within a week of booking – no charge
  • 22 days or more before the date – £100
  • Between 11–21 days – £300
  • 10 days or less – full fee: £600