How an LMS can help partnerships navigate the increasingly complex safeguarding environment

Date: Monday, 05th Feb 2024 | Category: LMS, Safeguarding

The first significant update to Working Together to Safeguard Children in five years, published in December 2023, has led safeguarding partnerships needing to consider how to ensure all their staff and stakeholders are up-to-date on the new strategic guidance, and the changes that it means for safeguarding practices and procedures.

The updated guidance emphasises the role of safeguarding partners in ensuring strong multi-agency safeguarding arrangements for children and families. The updated document also states that the guidance will be reviewed on an annual cycle, informed by evidence and learning from wider children’s social care reform work.

Safeguarding practitioners will need to be prepared for the important changes that this new guidance introduces, and compliance and regulatory training will need to be undertaken by all agencies. The annual review cycle will also mean that training will need to be undertaken at regular intervals to ensure knowledge and skills are in line with any further updates.

Recognising the need for strategic user-friendly tools, Phew understands that safeguarding partnerships require effective solutions to navigate the growing complexities of the safeguarding landscape.

To address the challenges of coordinating multi-agency safeguarding training, Phew’s versatile Learning Management System simplifies training admin, boosts delegate attendance and engagement, improves training management, and enables data-driven decision-making for an enhanced training strategy.

Our LMS was specifically designed for the safeguarding community and can enhance the management of training events, offering time-saving features to streamline your training process and improve overall efficiency.

In addition, our LMS enables learning and development programmes to be inclusive and cater to individual practices and needs. It supports stakeholder requirements and helps build relationships across the multi-agency partners.

The optional eLearning course management and reporting function of the LMS provides a central hub for all resources. Administrators can build and upload training resources, as and when Working Together is updated. This hub will be vital to keeping all agencies and practitioners up to date.

“The Phew LMS has allowed us to build an authentic learning platform which delivers and tracks learning in one place, whilst allowing us to respond quickly to organisational changes and provide in-depth analysis to partners.

“It gives us the opportunity to create and support a culture of learning with increased flexibility to meet the needs of our stakeholders, regardless of location.”

Sarah O’Brien, Senior Learning & Organisational Development Officer at Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

Our industry-leading software system is proven to save professionals time and resources, enabling you to set up, run and evaluate multi-agency safeguarding training events and courses; demonstrate the impact; and evaluate learners’ knowledge and confidence pre-and post-training.

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