The Impact of our Training
The Impact of Our Training
A core business objective of the SSCB is to ensure that single agency and multi-agency training is effective and contributes to a safe workforce. Our learning and development activities are informed by the SSCB learning and improvement framework. In addition to delivering and commissioning multi-agency training the SSCB training team is responsible for carrying out quality assurance, evaluation and impact analysis of SSCB training.
SSCB Training Evaluation and Impact Analysis
The SSCB has introduced a four-stage evaluation process based on the Kirkpatrick model of evaluation.
Stage One – all delegates are asked to complete a very short questionnaire online at the point of booking a course.
Stage Two – all delegates are asked to complete an evaluation form post course in order to get their certificates. This is done via the SSCB online learning platform.
Stage Three – Approximately three months after each course, a sample of delegates are asked to complete an online questionnaire that explores four main aspects; knowledge and skills, confidence, effectiveness and changes in practice.
Stage Four – Focus groups held approximately six months after each course with professionals who attended training and possibly first line managers to further explore the four aspects above (knowledge and skills, confidence, effectiveness and changes in practice).
Impact Analysis of SSCB Training (for courses between September and December 2016)
The SSCB carried out stage three of the evaluation process between March and May 2017 to explore the impact of multi-agency training on practice. A sample of delegates who attended SSCB training between September and December 2016 were approached to participate. You can read the impact analysis report here.
Pilot Impact Analysis – Foundation Module 2 and 3 (October, November, December 2015 courses)
Impact Analysis – CSE Level 2 and 3 Training
Analysis of Learning Action Plans
SSCB previously requested for delegates to complete a Learning Action Plan (LAP) after attending Foundation Module 1. We now no longer ask delegates to complete a LAP as we have adopted the evaluation model above. Below are two reports analysing the LAP’s completed by delegates and the actions taken by the SSCB in response.
Quality Assurance of Multi Agency Training
To ensure our training is of a high standard, the SSCB quality assure the multi agency courses it commissions and delivers. All SSCB Trainers (internal and external) and commissioned trainers will be observed at least once every two years to ensure they are effectively delivering safeguarding training to ensure professionals are competent in safeguarding children and young people in Surrey. This process supports SSCB trainers as part of their continued professional development.