Southend Safeguarding Partnership does not have the facility to provide safeguarding training directly. We do however support the delivery of training from a number of sources. Links are in chronological order of delivery below.
If you are searching for regular training please first visit the Essex Safeguarding Boards training sites here:
Childrens – https://www.escb.co.uk/learning-and-development/
Southend Learning Network – https://www.southendlearningnetwork.co.uk/
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Whilst we try to ensure that the training listed below is appropriate and accurate (e.g. legally literate, guidance compliant), we do not accept responsibility for the content or its delivery.
SAFEGUARDING TRAINING (LINKS)
|Date (2023)||Title||Provider||Description||Link / Email|
|27.11.23 1500-1700||Southend Assembly of Voluntary Workers||SAVS / Healthwatch Southend||This is an opportunity to hear from Mid & South Essex Integrated Care Board about the challenges facing NHS Dentistry and from Mid & South Essex Hospitals about their plans for services. Healthwatch Southend will also provide an update on its work. Come and share your experiences.||SAVs, 29-31 Alexandra St, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BW, UK|
|27.11.23 1730-1900||A Focus on Inequalities, Prevention, and Youth Crime and Violence||Anna Freud||The "So What?" seminar series has been developed by the Applied Research and Evaluation Division here at Anna Freud. It aims to build the bridge between evidence and practice in child mental health by asking "So what does this mean?" in response to research findings, project outcomes, and the work of our collaborators. We are excited to launch the annual review of key findings from the Evidence Based Practice Unit, a partnership between Anna Freud and UCL. We will share what we have learnt about inequalities, prevention and youth crime and violence. Exploring research from educational, community and clinical settings. The webinar will begin with a presentation and then transition into a panel discussion. During this discussion, we will examine the implications of the research findings related to young people, parents, carers, and practitioners. The panel will consist of the main speakers, project partners, a lived experience expert, and a practitioner. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A session.||here|
|27.11.23 1230-1330||Speaking to children about sexual abuse||Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse||Research and practice show that it can take years for a child to get to the point where they feel able to tell someone about their experiences of sexual abuse. It’s vital that anyone who works with children knows how to recognise what is happening and understands how to help the child have that conversation. This free one-hour webinar aims to help give professionals the knowledge and confidence to act, using the CSA Centre’s Communicating with Children Guide. In this session we will explain what may be going on for children when they are being sexually abused, what prevents them from talking about their abuse, and what professionals can do to help children speak about what is happening.|
Who is this webinar for?
This course is for any professional whose role may involve contact with children, including those in social care, health (primary care, mental health, accident and emergency, midwifery, health visiting, sexual health), police, adoption services, fostering services, schools and any other relevant services. The timings of this webinar series have been selected to ensure that anyone, no matter their profession, should find a convenient time to be able to attend.
Following the webinar, you can expect to have:
• A good understanding of how the Communicating with Children Guide can support you in your work
• Increased awareness and understanding of the barriers children face in telling
• A greater understanding of the professional behaviours that can give children the confidence to speak out
• Increased knowledge and confidence in how to respond when a child tells of their abuse
Who will run the webinar?
This course will be led by an expert trainer who has significant experience in working with children and families where sexual abuse is a concern, delivering training, and working within multi-agency safeguarding arrangements.
|28.11.23 1000-1100||International recruitment: Recruitment and employment process:||DHSC||We’ve partnered with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to deliver a series of webinars on international recruitment for organisations looking to expand their workforce internationally. This session will increase your understanding of ethical recruitment processes and employment expectations, including pre-employment checks.||here|
|28.11.23 1600-1700||Improving behaviour: Is self-regulation really a silver bullet?||Cultivating Change||Behaviour challenges in school are nothing new, but in September, NASUWT released their ‘Behaviour in Schools’ report, which made for depressing reading. 90% of teachers reported being verbally abused by pupils in the last 12 months, and 37% reported being physically abused. Why is this? Or is it unsurprising that in a world with so much uncertainty and stress on children and families, children are struggling to ‘behave’?||here|
|28.11.23 1000-1200||Essex Perpetrator Profiling Research||University of Essex||• Who is perpetrating what kind of domestic abuse in Essex?|
• What perpetrator profiles are most widespread and what are the opportunities for future interventions and planning.
This talk presenting outcomes from a 2022 Home Office-funded project using machine learning to cluster perpetrators from a longitudinal police dataset. The findings suggest distinct profiles in Essex, including younger, high-risk perpetrators of IPV, and female perpetrators.
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|28.11.23 1400-1600||Thematic Analysis of Safeguarding Adult Reviews involving Adult Sexual Exploitation||Local Government Association (LGA)||This webinar will provide an opportunity to explore issues and learning from Safeguarding Adults Reviews regarding sexual exploitation. Learning from a thematic review and individual reviews will be shared. Good practice will be showcased, as well as a narrative regarding the ongoing challenges in this area of safeguarding adults’ work.||here|
|28.11.23 1700-1830||Stress and mental health presentations in secondary school-aged young people||ACAMH||Young people with urgent mental health needs often have few alternatives but to come to the emergency department. Emergency acute hospital admissions can therefore signal important gaps in school and community mental health provision. In this research we used administrative data from schools and hospitals to investigate stress and mental health presentations in secondary school-aged young people in England.|
Although schools can offer structure, stability and social support networks to many students, this is not the experience for all children. Teacher interactions, self-perception of one’s own academic abilities, academic stress, experiences of discrimination, unfair treatment and peer relationships or victimisation may be sources of distress. Manifestations of stress can be emotional, including anxiety, low mood, feelings of alienation or failure; behavioural, including disruptive or aggressive behaviour, substance misuse or self-harming; and physiological, including somatic symptoms such as abdominal pain, headache or fainting that are medically unexplained. These symptoms are common, often coexist and – without intervention – these individuals may have poorer long term mental health.
In this seminar, we will share findings from a collection of studies that used linked longitudinal hospital and schools records for all young people in England. Together, our research examined unmet mental health need using stress-related emergency admissions, specifically those related to medically unexplained pain or somatic symptoms, self-harm, mental health-related symptoms or externalising behaviours. During the seminar, we will provide an overview of the trends in stress-related hospital admissions. We will take a closer look at the differences between term times and holiday periods, which pupils and schools are most affected, as well as address the issue of inequalities in accessing mental health care based on ethnicity. Finally, we will discuss the importance of the school environment in supporting the mental health of young people.
|Inclusive family financial education: funded workshop||Campaign for Learning||Join us for this funded workshop on how to help children with neurodiversity and additional learning and support needs learn about money. If you work with children and families, this free workshop offers a new approach to learning about money for children with diverse needs including autism spectrum disorders and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The training is funded by the Money and Pensions Service and builds on the Love Learning about Money Programme. By attending you will:|
• Learn how to deliver an inclusive and accessible financial education programme for children aged 3 to 7 years old through rich learning experiences using Makaton, sensory icons, storytelling, songs, games and family activities
• Get access to all the resources and tools you need to deliver the activities including facilitator’s guide, multimedia content, session plans and certificates
• Learn how to differentiate your learning delivery to respond to children’s individual learning needs
• Learn how to integrate Makaton signing into your learning delivery
• Learn how to use sensory icons to differentiate learning activities
• Find out how to join our new financial education community of practice and networking events
Who should attend? This workshop is for practitioners working with families with diverse needs who are looking to start conversations about money; and practitioners teaching family finance who wish to support families with diverse needs, including:
• Specialist practitioners in England, Scotland. Wales and Northern Ireland working with children with special educational needs, additional learning needs and additional support needs, and SENCos and ALNCos.
• Early years practitioners in nurseries, schools, family hubs and children centres
• Family learning practitioners
• Family engagement and support practitioners
• Adult and community learning staff
• Parenting support practitioners
Multiply programme managers and tutors supporting financial education and family numeracy..
|29.11.23 1000-1130||Expanding & Automating ASC Engagement to Support CQC Inspections||Contact & Connect||Contact&Connect is an automated telephony platform enabling councils to keep in touch with people who draw on ASC services. Co-designed with local authority and health colleagues, current services focus on driving the return of community loan equipment, reablement, annual quality & satisfaction surveys, and both complex and children’s wheelchair services.|
In this session you will hear from colleagues at Sunderland City Council who are in the process of launching a new service focused on CQC & Annual Reviews. Having used Contact&Connect for a number of other ASC services for over two years, the council is deploying this new service to ensure they can capture feedback from as many ASC service users as possible, with a particular focus on those who are currently underrepresented.
Using the TLAP ‘I statements’ as a basis for the questions, calls will go out on a regular and ongoing basis, seeking feedback from service users, carers and advocates, returning unbiased, standardised, comparable data. The approach will help councils where their current approach may be paper-based, where processes require manual data processing or collation, and/or where feedback is not as broad as it might be. The call response data from our current services offers a wide range of actionable insight, data to support resource prioritisation, contract management, strategy and investment.
Join us for this free webinar where we will discuss what the Contact&Connect: CQC questions are, how the calls are generated, the business benefits and process requirements to support the automated approach, as well as the detailed insight the call response data provides ASC teams and - in due course - CQC inspectors.
|29.11.23 1100-1230||Digital Conference||Skills for Care||Skills for Care is hosting its third national event for nominated individuals, where the focus will be digital leadership and digital transformation. This event will support you to develop your own digital strategies and help you identify ways to develop the digital capabilities and skills for your workforce. You’ll hear from providers about their own digital journey and how they’ve developed their digital leadership skills. There will also be regional break-out discussions, where you’ll discover more about Skills for Care’s support and resources aimed at nominated individuals, including our networks and handbook.||here|
|29.11.23 1200-1300||An introduction to the Perinatal Mental Health Service||Southern Health & Social Care Trust||At this session you will have an opportunity to hear about the care provided by the Perinatal Mental Health team to mothers who are diagnosed with moderate to severe mental health conditions. You will hear about the interventions offered to nurture parent & infant relationships, support for partners, dads and the family. Our referral criteria and referral process will also be discussed.||here|
|29.11.23 1200-1300||HSB in children and young people: how to recognise it and respond effectively||Children & Young People Now||Areas to be covered:|
• What HSB by children looks like and how to spot it in assessment
• Therapeutic approaches and what works best in different settings
• The outcomes that can be achieved and how that can be measured
Harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) by children is a difficult issue to discuss yet research shows that it is a common feature of safeguarding practice with it being identified as a factor in 43% of child protection plans. All too often practitioners find it difficult to talk to parents about what is and isn’t normal behaviour in childhood which can result in HSB being missed at initial assessment along with opportunities to intervene early.
Children & Young People Now has teamed up with Amberleigh Care and Kites Children’s Services to host a webinar aimed at helping practitioners working with vulnerable children, young people and families to improve their response to HSB by children. Four leading experts in the field will be sharing their experiences and knowledge about a range of issues related to childhood HSB including how to identify it at assessment and start a conversation with parents, what therapeutic responses are available and how to tailor these to different settings, and what outcomes can be achieved and how to measure these. The webinar is aimed at children’s social workers, safeguarding leads in schools, residential care and fostering services, children’s social care commissioners and third sector providers, and will include a panel discussion and opportunities for audience participation.
|Young people’s mental health, digital communication & social media training||People Unlimited||29.11.23|
0930-1230 - Parents/ Carers of young people aged 16-25
1330-1630 - Inpatient CYPMHS staff
0930-1230 - Outpatient CYPMHS staff
1330-1630 - Educators and anyone who supports young people (16-25) in their work settings
Social media and mental health; two topics that dominate the narrative surrounding young people's lives. Fast-moving technological advances have given rise to new risks such as cyberbullying and harmful content, but have also provided the tools for better social connections and communities to thrive and grow. How can we take a balanced view of social media in relation to young people’s mental health? Can we foster an honest discussion with the young people in our lives about the risks and benefits that it brings? How can we identify when things are going wrong and when to intervene? We explore these topics with young people and mental health professionals in our unique, co-produced training.
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0930-1230 - Parents/ Carers of young people aged 16-25
1330-1630 - Inpatient CYPMHS staff
0930-1230 - Outpatient CYPMHS staff
1330-1630 - Educators and anyone who supports young people (16-25) in their work settings
|30.11.23 1300-1500||The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) one year on: victim care and mandatory reporting on the frontline||Care Knowledge||In this webinar, you will hear from Clare Kelly, Associate Head of Policy and Public Affairs at NSPCC and IICSA Changemakers member, firstly on their origins as a coalition and also on the mandatory reporting recommendation and its implications for practice and policy. You will also hear from Gabrielle Shaw from NAPAC, and Richard Fewkes from the Hydrant Programme on the new Child Sexual Exploitation Taskforce and how they are prioritising victim and survivor care. The IICSA final report was a watershed moment for the awareness of the national and global crisis of child sexual abuse. Work to ensure the recommendations of the IICSA final report are honoured in policy and practice is all our responsibility, yet some of them, particularly mandatory reporting, are undoubtedly leading to questions around its implications for practice among those working in social care, healthcare, education, mental health and criminal justice. If you recognise the necessity of the IICSA and its recommendations but have questions around how they might work practically, how the IICSA is already leading to important changes in work with victims and survivors and how you can support these changes; this webinar is for you.||here|
|Media Literacy and Mental Health Training||Stem 4 (Supporting Teenage Mental Health)||Imagine achieving success in your adult life if you have struggled to read, write, and develop maths skills. Being ‘literate’ opens up a world of opportunities and improves life chances. Scroll forward to today, and being able to navigate the digital world, and have media literacy skills to support that, is creating opportunities to reduce inequalities and empower young people. But they cannot do it all themselves; they need trusted adults to help them develop skills and support them with the challenges that come with the online world. For those with mental health difficulties, those challenges can feel even greater. stem4 has been awarded a prestigious contract by Ofcom, to offer media literacy training for those working in healthcare, social care and the youth sector so that they can better support young people in getting the most from the online world and avoid the harms. |
Led by Consultant Clinical Psychologist and innovator, Dr Nihara Krause MBE and Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and online harms expert, Dr Richard Graham, this media literacy training will be unparalleled in its depth understanding of development and mental health. Delivered over 5, free, 60-minute online webinars in November 2023, it will equip attendees with foundation knowledge of media literacy, and how to promote digital inclusion and the development of digital skills in young people. Together we can advance equality and use technology for good.
|Prevent Duty for School Safeguarding||LGFL||Build on your knowledge of the Prevent Duty and recent updates to show compliance and keep children safe in your school. Overview|
This half day course, suitable for senior leaders and governors, will support you in your role to ensure your school is compliant with the Prevent duty. You will be equipped with practical ideas, effective strategies and the latest guidance to understand the principles of the Prevent strategy and implement the Prevent duty as part of a whole school approach, and return to school with a plan of action.
What will I learn?
By the end of the session you will be familiarised with:
• Recent progress in the Prevent Duty and Online Safety legislation and an understanding of contemporary vulnerability
• How to meet compliance through effective risk assessment, policies and practice
• Strategies to incorporate extremism into the curriculum, and hold difficult conversations
• Effective approaches to address the threat of online radicalisation
• Strategies and resources to build resilience through critical thinking
• Promoting engagement with parents and local partnerships
|30.11.23 1000-1300||HIV, PrEP and Stigma||Brooks||(Southend Professionals only - Free)|
We are holding this training as part of our World AIDS Day campaign to increase your awareness and understanding of PrEP, HIV and stigma.
Brook is commissioned to provide an all-age sexual health promotion and community HIV prevention service to reduce HIV and STI prevalence, lower transmission rates and incidence of late HIV diagnosis and reduce rates of under-18 conception in Southend on Sea.
The session aims to:
• Define HIV, AIDs and PrEP
• Explore Southend data
• Explore the stigma attached to PrEP and HIV
• Identify barriers, who they may impact and how we can overcome them
• Provide local and national signposting information
|30.11.23 1000-1200||Clare's Law Lecture||University of Essex||This presentation draws on findings from the largest study of the DVDS in England and Wales. It will introduce the DVDS, its aims and purposes, its potential value as a safeguarding tool, and tips for good use of the scheme.||click here to join the meeting|
|01.12.23 1300-1400||We grow together - celebrating collaboration with young people||ECPAT UK||Join us to celebrate and explore the importance of strengths based, collaborative and trauma informed practice in supporting recovery and growth - both for young victims of trafficking and the people and organisations that work with and for them.|
Members of ECPAT UK's Youth Advisory Group will join pratictioners to share our latest projects, insights and learning.
In this event we will discuss:
• rights based participatory and collaborative approaches
• the importance of trauma-informed and trauma responsive practice
• their importance of working together, respecting the experiences, views and knowledge of young people in organisations
Working together in the face of traumatic experiences is complex and challenging. We know from research, direct work and young people themselves that when we all work together recovery and growth can be achieved.
|04.12.23 1600-1700||The impact of isolation booths on behaviour and mental health||Thrive||Disruptive behaviour can be a major cause of stress and frustration for educators. Desperate to maintain calm, productive classrooms, some are resorting to isolation booths to combat the problem. But is this form of ‘time out’ doing young people more harm than good? In ‘The impact of isolation booths on behaviour and mental health’, Thrive's Viv Trask-Hall is joined by Charlotte Rainer of the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition, and Mark Reather from React UK Training, to discuss the effects of isolation booths and explore alternative approaches that prioritise the wellbeing of children and||here|
[courses 5 days]
|Eating Disorder Workshops for Parents and Carers||New Maudsley Carer Skills Workshops||Based on the New Maudsley approach, these courses have helped so many families to navigate their way through a seemingly impossible task and offer professional techniques for becoming a ‘Change Coach’.|
Each course consists of a series of five two-hour workshops. These workshops will cover:
• Introductions, psychoeducation and empathy
• Cycle of change and motivational language
• Reflecting on caring responses.
• What to try when things feel stuck
• Coaching your loved one to make their own changes
• Relapse contingency planning.
Once you have registered to attend, you will receive:
• Joining instructions
• Pre-course information
• A course enrolment form.
The New Maudsley Approach is the result of years of carer intervention development and encompasses many evidence based skills and techniques. In order to equip you with the best possible support, we would urge carers to attend all five workshops. We know that, in some cases, this might not be possible and that missing one or two may be inevitable due to unplanned occurrences. However, carers should be aware that this course is not designed to be attended solely on a one-workshop basis since it is important to us that you gain the very best out of these workshops. If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to email us at CWT.
|05.12.23 1130-1300||Tech-enabled care||SCIE||This webinar discusses what tech-enabled care really looks like in practice, and what potential it has to deliver change in the care sector. The session explores how to open up opportunities for wider digital access and some of the benefits it can deliver, as well as some of the challenges and risks which are associated with that expansion. The panel discuss how services can and do use technology to refocus on goals of dignity and independence, and how best to get the support of busy staff behind new systems in order to ensure sustainability of new approaches by achieving behavioural change. Develop your understanding of the potential benefits of tech-enabled care, and how it could support the delivery of meaningful human-centred change in the care sector.||here|
05.12.23 0930-1130 / 1200-1400 / 1430-1630
10.01.24 0930-1130 / 1200-1400 / 1430-1630
09.02.24 0930-1130 / 1200-1400 / 1430-1630
05.03.24 0930-1130 / 1200-1400 / 1430-1630
|Every Contact Counts||Southend, Essex and Thurrock Safeguarding Partnerships |
With CYP First
|These briefing sessions from CYP First have proved successful in several areas and have evidenced increased reporting, increased sharing of intelligence across the Partnership and also a more cohesive, joined up partnership response to exploitation.|
Target audience: For anyone in a public facing role, or observing public interactions, where they may encounter or work alongside children and/or adults who have been victims of exploitation and wish to expand their knowledge about the spotting the signs and understand how to respond.
• Briefings for the wider partnership in Exploitation and Modern Slavery
• What is Exploitation?
• Why is this session relevant to your role?
• Local reporting procedures
• How to disrupt exploitation
• Intelligence and information sharing
• Moral, legal and social responsibility
• Are you the missing piece of the jigsaw?
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09.11.23 1200-1400 / 1430-1630
05.12.23 0930-1130 / 1200-1400 / 1430-1630
10.01.23 0930-1130 / 1200-1400 / 1430-1630
09.02.23 0930-1130 / 1200-1400 / 1430-1630
05.03.23 0930-1130 / 1200-1400 / 1430-1630
|05.12.23 1600-1800||Why we need to consider the world of young carers – A tribute to Jean Tompsett||The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)||This event will focus on the role young carers play, and how to help them care for their mental health. It is being run for FREE as a tribute to our long serving Committee Chair, Jean Tompsett, who sadly passed away a while ago. Aside from people a lovely person, Jean dedicated her life to helping others in her role as a social worker, mental health professional, and ACAMH member. Jean was passionate that young carers be recognised for the role they play in society and be supported to help them develop.||here|
|06.12.23 1200-1300||Young people’s mental health in sport||Children & Young People's Mental Health Coalition||Sport and physical activity can support mental health and wellbeing, especially when people have positive experiences. Centre for Mental Health and Podium Analytics worked with young people to co-design and co-produce a study exploring young people’s mental health in sport – and what happens when staying active is no longer possible because of injury.|
In this interactive webinar, Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition will bring together members to hear from Centre for Mental Health and Podium Analytics to learn more about:
• co-production and online focus group methods
• experiences of some of the young people who took part
• lessons from direct engagement with young people who play sport
• key takeaways for the mental health sector
|06.12.23 1200-1330||Supporting young people: Self-harm and self-injury||Charlie Waller||Julie Castleman will be discussing the topic of self-harm with Satveer Nijjar, based on Satveer's lived experience and ongoing research and expertise in the subject area. We will discuss the following:|
• What is self-harm?
• Why do people self-harm?
• What can we do to support someone who self-harms
|06.12.23 1000-1100||Trusted Assessments||Department of Health and Social Care, SCIE and Partners in Care and Health||The webinar will showcase how this model has been implemented with home care providers in Lincolnshire to increase capacity and free up practitioner time to focus on people with more complex needs. The webinar will highlight the benefits of using Trusted Assessments, how they can be implemented across LAs and the different agreements and templates that are helpful to have in place to make them work. It will also provide an opportunity for local authorities to ask questions on using this approach.||here|
|06.12.23 1330-1500||International Recruitment East: Moving Forward Together (conference)||East of England Refugee Community - The Care Workers Charity||International Recruitment East is delighted to be hosting International Recruitment East: Moving Forward Together a virtual FREE conference highlighting and discussing key topics facing international recruitment in the adult social care sector.|
What’s on offer…
• Highlights from the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) International Recruitment Programme, featuring progress in the East from keynote speaker Amos Kimani, Engagement and Assurance Manager, International Recruitment Adult Social Care, DHSC.
• Insightful discussion with panel thought leaders providing up to the minute views on the current challenges facing care providers and international recruits as well as perspectives on current hot topics such as modern slavery, anti-racist practice and more.
• An opportunity to ask your questions.
We are aiming for an interesting, insightful and provocative event aimed at all involved in care and health international recruitment in the Eastern Region including internationally recruited staff, providers of adult social care services, councils and partners, agencies and other members of the adult social care and health workforce.
|06.12.23 1400 til Late||Violence Against Women and Girls||Safe Steps||Southend Domestic Abuse Provider Safe Steps is working with partners to create an event to mark the 16 days of action to end Violence Against Women and Girls (which starts on 25th November).|
The event will be hosted on 6th December 2023 at the Ironworks. The event is called ‘Reclaim the Night Southend’
The event itself will start at 2pm at the Ironworks. At approximately 5:30pm people from the event will march from the Odeon, through the High Street, past Ironworks towards the Seafront/Cliffs. It is estimated an hour. An afterparty is scheduled for 630pm-10pm at the Ironworks.
The march is aimed to;
• Give everyone the right to feel safe
• Demand the end of sexual assault, rape, and all forms of men's violence and harassment against women and girls
• Demand the end of victim-blaming those who experience sexual assault, rape, violence and harassment
• Reclaim our streets and raise awareness for safety at night for everyone
Help send a message to our leaders that citizens, residents and voters care about women’s safety.
|07.12.23 0930-1515||Domestic Abuse Conference 2023||CNWL NHS Trust||Please have a look at the agenda – this conference has some excellent content and speakers. (You will have to sign up to Futures NHS which is free….)||here|
|07.12.23 1100-1230||Mental Health & Wellbeing – Managing Trauma||Education & Training Foundation||This programme will create space for leaders to reflect on and share their journey towards self-awareness and positive mental health. |
Each of the three webinars will showcase two FE leaders or managers, in partnership with a leading sector organisation related to the conversation theme. Following a “talking heads” presentation, the session will move into breakout conversations to continue the discussion with our guest speakers and share experience with peers in these smaller groups
|07.12.23 1800-1900||Awareness Raising Session for Parents and Carers to Increase Knowledge of Gangs and Child Criminal Exploitation||Thurrock LSCP||We are pleased to offer Parents and Carers the opportunity to attend a one-hour awareness raising session with the aim of increasing knowledge of Gangs and Child Criminal Exploitation. This session will identify the harms associated with gangs and county lines and will look at practical advice on how to support a young person who you may be concerned about in relation to exploitation.||here|
|11.12.23 1500-1630||Gender and Exploitation||Look Closer||This session will explore how our assumptions about gender can lead to us failing to protect young people from exploitation and harm and what we can do to overcome these in our practice and in our systems. Our assumptions, stereotypes and biases on issues of gender can impact young people’s experiences of exploitation, shape the way professionals perceive and interact with them, influence the support they receive and even the way we design our services. Gender is also fundamental to the way that young people think about themselves, their identities, as well as their experiences of exploitation and abuse. |
This session will focus in particular on three issues where gender assumptions and practices can impact our ability to safeguard and support young people:
1. Girl’s experiences of criminal exploitation
2. Boy’s experiences of sexual abuse
3. Exploitation risks for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse young people
This session aims to:
• Explore how gender and gender assumptions can impact a young persons experience of exploitation
• Challenge the way gender-based assumptions can influence our ability to recognise and respond to exploitation in children and young people
• Consider gender inclusive approaches to identifying, assessing, and supporting children and young people
• Demonstrate the value of a person-centred, holistic and inclusive approach to understanding and responding to exploitation and abuse.
|12.12.23 1300-1500||Question Time with CQC Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care -James Bullion||CQC||We will be joined by James Bullion, Interim Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at CQC, who will be talking about his views on the new inspection regime and answering YOUR questions! Join this livestream which will be hosted on YouTube and Facebook. Please leave your questions for James when registering for this event in the comment box.||To Watch on YOUTUBE use this link: |
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|Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2)||Southend on Sea City Council||This 1 day training is for Southend on Sea professionals directly providing services to children and families in health, education, early years provision and social care.|
The training will equip professionals to use the Graded Care Profile 2 tool which is designed to support and measure the quality of care provided to a child by the parent or carer.
This practical tool will now be required as part of the assessment and referral criteria for referring to early help and for safeguarding referrals in Southend
|Professional Curiosity in a multi-agency context||Thurrock LSCP||A lack of Professional Curiosity across public and third sector organisations is often highlighted in Serious Case Reviews as a key factor in professionals not having safeguarded vulnerable children and adults as effectively as they could have. This multi-agency training event brings together colleagues from across the area to work together in increasing their collective ability to be professionally curious. This course takes a strengths-based systemic approach, that is underpinned by the concept that professionals working together and communicating effectively within a culture of supportive peer challenge can achieve a holistic response to children and their families that maximises the positives and proactively reduces and manages risk.|
This course will encourage delegates to consider how they can critically reflect and analyse situations to understand what is happening in a family rather than making assumptions and taking situations at face value. The course covers factors that support and promote professional curiosity in practice as well as identifying obstacles to professional curiosity and practical strategies to ensure that curiosity is maintained and utilised in all areas of practice. Areas included using genograms, ecomaps and a think family approach, maximising effective multi-agency working by creating opportunities to co-work, communicate and challenge and raising awareness of professional grooming, boundaries and transference that can hamper professional curiosity. The overarching framework for this approach is the Signs of Safety Model adopted by Thurrock which promotes professional curiosity as a core value, a tool and an approach to safeguarding children. This course briefly explores using professional curiosity to engage families reluctant to work with professionals, which is covered in more detail in the ‘Successfully engaging families who are reluctant to work with services’ course.
|14.12.23 1000-1130||Older Male Victims of Abuse – Stereotyped Harm?||Hourglass||The abuse of older men is hugely under recognised, under reported and under detected. This webinar aims to raise awareness of the nature and extent of violence and abuse against older men, the barriers to accessing support, practical solutions to support older male victim-survivors, exploration of any unique issues/initiatives across the 4 nations, and agreement to cooperate to drive forward improvements in prevention and protection.||here|
|Dec 2022 and 2023 dates||Graded Care Profile 2||Southend City Council||This 1 day training is for Southend on Sea professionals directly providing services to children and families in health, education, early years provision and social care.||Book here|
|Safeguarding Shorts for DSLs / other SLT: Web filtering in 30 minutes||LGfL||Overview|
KCSIE 2023 has been published with a new focus on web filtering, including it being the lead responsibility of the DSL and lots of references to the new DfE Standards.
So join us for 30 minutes for an overview of what senior leaders need to know and need to do.
There is no need to panic and there are plenty of resources we can share with you to take away and improve your practice to make sure whether you are starting your journey or have already begun working closely on tech teams to ensure this safeguarding tool is strategically used in your community to support learners, keep children safe but not overblock.
• - Do you know what you block or not and WHY?
• - Is the rationale for what is blocked or not led by safeguarding and curriculum needs?
• - Can you explain why you have 'appropriate filtering', how you meet the latest DfE web filtering standards or justify why you are not 'overblocking;?
|16.01.24 1700-1830||Bullying and Victimisation and the link with Adverse Childhood Experiences||ACAMH||Both adverse childhood experiences and bullying victimization are linked with mental health problems in adolescents. However, little is known about the overlap between the two factors and how this impacts adolescent mental health problems (i.e., internalizing and externalizing problems). This session will present data from a current study to estimate associations between ACEs, bullying victimization and mental health problems respectively, adjusting for sex, race/ethnicity, country of birth, household income, parental education, and study site, and discuss the implications for practice.||here|
|16.01.24 1030-1200||FE Skills to help to embed the Prevent Duty||Dept for Education’s Regional HE/FE Prevent Coordinator team||This session is intended for organisations or individuals who are new to the requirements of the Prevent Duty or feel that their current arrangements need updating.|
The webinar will focus on both the strategic requirements of providers as well as emerging good practices in the operational implementation of the Prevent Duty. The webinar will consider the challenges faced by training providers of all types, sizes & geographical coverage.
The session will cover the following:
• How to undertake an effective Prevent risk assessment & create a fit for purpose action plan • The importance of well engaged senior leadership in the process, what good partnerships are available & how A free webinar event for FE Skills providers subject to help them to embed the requirements of the Prevent Statutory Dutythey can utilised • Prevent training – who should receive it, what should it include & signposting to resources that are available? • British Values – how important is it & how do I embed it with learners • Signposting to networks & sources of ongoing support
If interested in attending the webinar you can register for the limited free places using this Eventbrite link & you will be sent an MS Teams link close to the event date (attendees must use this MS Teams link sent by email if they want to be able to confirm their attendance for organisational or CPD requirements).
|30.01.24 1700-1830||Trauma Treatment by Beethoven and Beyoncé: Incorporating Music as a Tool for Engagement in Evidence-Based Treatments for Child Trauma||ACAMH||Plato stated that ‘Music gives a soul to the universe wings to the mind flight to the imagination and life to everything’. The presentation will include a brief overview of research on music and neurobiology and health outcomes, including mental health. Neurobiological responses include lower arousal, and the regulation of stress responses, and allows access to higher level thinking executive thinking, and can improve focus and creativity. Music can play a role in therapeutic work with anger, anxiety and mood regulation and trauma processing, promoting relaxation and mindfulness, emotional regulation, and meaning making. The integration of music can promote group cohesion processes, empathy and connectiveness. The presentation will explore the role of music as a tool for engagement in evidence -based trauma treatments particularly when young people have complex trauma histories or are avoidant or disengaged. A variety of music – from Beethoven to Beyonce can promote successful engagement, trauma processing and therapeutic change.||here|
|Spotting the signs and indicators of child sexual abuse||Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse||Are you confident in your knowledge of the signs and indicators of sexual abuse and sexually abusive behaviour, and the factors which increase children’s vulnerability to sexual harm? Would you like guidance on how to use our Signs and Indicators Template, to help you build a picture of your concerns when you are worried about a child? In this session we aim to give professionals working with children the knowledge and confidence to gather the wider the emotional, behavioural and physical signs and indicators of sexual abuse.||18.04.24 here|
|25.01.24 1000-1130||Sexual abuse of older people – the last taboo?||Hourglass||This webinar will explore the nature and extent of sexual abuse of older people, the unique challenges and barriers victim-survivors face when accessing support, and the range of options available.||here|
|07.02.24 1430-1600||Mental Health & Wellbeing – Mental Wealth||Education & Training Foundation||This programme will create space for leaders to reflect on and share their journey towards self-awareness and positive mental health. Each of the three webinars will showcase two FE leaders or managers, in partnership with a leading sector organisation related to the conversation theme. Following a “talking heads” presentation, the session will move into breakout conversations to continue the discussion with our guest speakers and share experience with peers in these smaller groups||here|
|13.02.24 1700-1830||Words Matter: Childhood Verbal Abuse||ACAMH||Child maltreatment is defined as an adult or other caregiver engaging in acts that harm or omit needed care to a child. There are currently four subtypes recognised that comprise child maltreatment: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. Of the four, childhood emotional abuse has increased in prevalence and a defining attribute is adult-to-child perpetration of verbal abuse. Childhood verbal abuse is characterised by adults shouting, yelling, denigrating, and verbally threatening the child. These types of adult actions can be as damaging to a child’s development as other currently recognized and forensically established subtypes of maltreatment such as childhood physical and sexual abuse. Yet there is less attention to childhood verbal abuse (CVA) perpetrated by adults as its own category of maltreatment. Recent research will be presented that demonstrates CVA is largely a hidden problem because it is subsumed within the definitions and terms of childhood emotional abuse, childhood emotional maltreatment, childhood psychological abuse, and childhood psychological maltreatment. Although it is a hidden problem, it is a major component of all forms of maltreatment and is preventable.||here|
|13.02.23 1700-1830||Words Matter: Childhood Verbal Abuse||ACAMH||Child maltreatment is defined as an adult or other caregiver engaging in acts that harm or omit needed care to a child. There are currently four subtypes recognised that comprise child maltreatment: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. Of the four, childhood emotional abuse has increased in prevalence and a defining attribute is adult-to-child perpetration of verbal abuse. Childhood verbal abuse is characterised by adults shouting, yelling, denigrating, and verbally threatening the child. These types of adult actions can be as damaging to a child’s development as other currently recognized and forensically established subtypes of maltreatment such as childhood physical and sexual abuse. Yet there is less attention to childhood verbal abuse (CVA) perpetrated by adults as its own category of maltreatment. Recent research will be presented that demonstrates CVA is largely a hidden problem because it is subsumed within the definitions and terms of childhood emotional abuse, childhood emotional maltreatment, childhood psychological abuse, and childhood psychological maltreatment. Although it is a hidden problem, it is a major component of all forms of maltreatment and is preventable.||here|
|Considering and Improving Staff Wellbeing from a Trauma Informed Approach - a course for Managers||Thurrock LSCP||This course has been developed for Managers to support understanding and recognition of the impact of stress on wellbeing, including the potential for Vicarious and Secondary Trauma. For staff working with a traumatised population, Rachel Remen describes the inevitable impact as .... "It's like walking through water and expecting not to get wet"|
Research has shown that there are techniques and support strategies that Managers and organisations can take to decrease likelihood of Vicarious and Secondary Trauma, increase resilience and wellbeing and improve staff wellbeing, performance and retention.
This course will cover:
• What scientific evidence has taught us about stress in the mind and body.
• How working with other people's stress and trauma can impact on staff stress levels.
• How to have wellbeing conversations with staff.
• What we mean by the terms Burnout, Secondary Trauma, Vicarious Trauma, Moral Injury.
• How and why people might experience these states.
• How we might recognise and potentially reduce the symptoms in our teams and in ourselves.
• What "good" supervision might look like and practicing reflective conversations.
• How to increase positivity in the workplace.
|12.03.24 1700-1830||Fostering Healthy Futures – An Evidence-Based Mentoring Programme to Promote Healthy Outcomes for Care-Experienced Youth||ACAMH||Support for mentoring programs emanates from considerable research demonstrating that care-experienced children and adolescents benefit from having adult support. Mentoring programs, which have traditionally taken a relationship-focused approach, have consistently produced small effects across a host of domains. Heather will present emerging research which suggests that mentoring programs which use skills-based and goal-focused approaches produce substantially larger impacts on specific youth outcomes. She will present the Fostering Healthy Futures model of training mentors to engage in skill-building and empowering activities with their mentees and the resulting short- and long-term program outcomes across a host of domains.||here|
|02.05.24 1545-1715||Supporting Language in Secondary School||Tameside Educational Psychology Service||Description: This free training session is aimed at Tameside Secondary school teachers and support staff. It will offer the opportunity understand different speech and language difficulties that you may see in some children and young people that you work with, and think about the best way to support them whilst in your classroom. This virtual training session will be run through Microsoft Teams and a link will be emailed out the day before it is due to take place.||here|
|Speaking to children about sexual abuse||Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse||Do you know how to engage children when you have concerns they may have been sexually abused? Or how to respond when children tell us they are being or have been sexually harmed? webinar aims to help professionals understand what prevents children from talking about their abuse, and what professionals can do to help children share what they have experienced or may be happening, putting our Communicating with Children Guide into practice.||18.05.24 here|
|16.06.24 1030-1200||A free webinar event for FE Skills providers subject to the Prevent Duty||ESFA||This session is intended for organisations or individuals who are new to the requirements of the Prevent Duty or feel that their current arrangements need updating. The webinar will focus on both the strategic requirements of providers as well as emerging good practices in the operational implementation of the Prevent Duty. The webinar will consider the challenges faced by training providers of all types, sizes & geographical coverage.|
The session will cover the following:• How to undertake an effective Prevent risk assessment & create a fit for purpose action plan • The importance of well engaged senior leadership in the process, what good partnerships are available & how they can utilised • Prevent training – who should receive it, what should it include & signposting to resources that are available? • British Values – how important is it & how do I embed it with learners • Signposting to networks & sources of ongoing support
If interested in attending the webinar you can register for the limited free places using this Eventbrite link & you will be sent an MS Teams link close to the event date (attendees MUST USE the MS Teams link sent by email approximately two days before the event if they want to be able to receive their certificate of attendance for organisational or CPD requirements).
|1 Hour and 6 min||Safeguarding Refresher (Academic Year) 2022/2023||Safeguarding & Education Team Bristol CC and Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership||This is a free training resource for the education sector to provide their statutory duty to update and provide safeguarding refresher training to staff [FOR GROUP WORK]. You can take a flexible approach to delivery and use the time tags to break up the objectives and cover these in different sections: |
• Refreshing knowledge @ 3:49
• What's that coming over the hill @ 14:43
• Equality, Human Rights and Safeguarding @ 37:49
• Low level concerns - supporting each other @ 58:24
|12 dates - from 20.06.23-05.06.24||Safeguarding Shorts for DSLs / other SLT: Web filtering in 30 minutes||LGfL||Overview: Do your safeguarding team and senior leaders strategically manage filtering as a safeguarding system? Is the rationale for what is blocked or not led by safeguarding and curriculum needs? Can you explain why you have 'appropriate filtering', how you meeet the latest DfE web filtering standards or justify why you are not 'overblocking;? This 30 minute non-technical session (appropriate for any school but with examples from LGfL filtering platforms) is aimed at DSLs and other SLT colleagues to give a quick overview of the art of the possible in web filtering, how to check if something is allowed/not and why faster than emailing your technician to ask them, and give you the questions to discuss with your tech team so you can audit your filtering system and comply with the Keeping Children Safe in Education requirement that “governing bodies and proprietors…ensure their school or college has appropriate filters and monitoring systems in place”.||here|
|Online (various dates – up to Feb 2024)||Eating Disorder Workshops for Parents and Carers||Charie Waller||Based on the New Maudsley approach, these courses have helped so many families to navigate their way through a seemingly impossible task and offer professional techniques for becoming a ‘Change Coach’.|
Each course consists of a series of five two-hour workshops. These workshops will cover:
• Introductions, psychoeducation and empathy
• Cycle of change and motivational language
• Reflecting on caring responses.
• What to try when things feel stuck
• Coaching your loved one to make their own changes
• Relapse contingency planning.
|New regulatory approach and provider portal roll out||CQC||The first webinar in our transformation series, this episode focuses on how we'll roll out our new regulatory approach and provider portal to all health and social care providers. We also let you know when we expect to start using our new regulatory approach and the steps we’ll take to get there. This one-hour webinar is led by Chris Day, our Director of Engagement, and Amanda Hutchinson, our Head of Policy, Regulatory Change. It’s an opportunity to hear the latest updates about our new regulatory approach. There were some technical issues during this webinar and unfortunately, some of the presentation slides were cut off. Access Full Slide Deck||here|
|Introduction to Neglect||LGfL||Neglect is the most prevalent form of maltreatment a child can experience and one of the most challenging types of harm for schools to evidence. Reviews and research often suggest that practitioners do not fully understand neglect, so why not come to this two-hour session to find out more, develop best-practice in your school and learn new ways to keep children safe.|
This course is suitable for DSLs from primary and secondary schools and will support you to feel more confident in understanding, identifying and evidencing neglectful care.
|Dignity And Safeguarding In Adult Health And Social Care - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate||Free Courses in England||This qualification aims to give learners knowledge and understanding of the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding as applied to adult health and social care.|
Fully funded by HM Government. Qualifications accredited by NCFE or TQUK.
|Understanding Safeguarding And Prevent - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate||Free Courses in England||The purpose of this qualification is to increase learner’s knowledge and awareness of the Prevent Duty and safeguarding, including online safety.|
Fully funded by HM Government. Qualifications accredited by NCFE or TQUK.
|Domestic Abuse - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate||Free Courses in England||The free online domestic abuse course will help you understand the signs and risk factors associated with domestic abuse and violence as well as the impact on children, family members, support service providers and society.|
Fully funded by HM Government. Qualifications accredited by NCFE or TQUK.
|Technology-Based Solutions Within A Health And Social Care Setting - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate||Free Courses in England||This qualification will increase learner knowledge and understanding of Technology Enabled Care (TEC), and how a range of technology can be used to improve an individuals’ quality of life and help to support them to live independently.|
Fully funded by HM Government. Qualifications accredited by NCFE or TQUK.
|Advocacy (Care Act)||Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)||E-Learning|
• What is it about? Explore independent advocacy under the Care Act 2014
• Who is it for? All social care staff, including those working in initial contact centres.
|Course 15: All Different, All Equal - Preventing and Responding to Appearance Targeted Bullying||Audience for this training: school staff and practitioners who work with children and young people.|
Learning outcomes: To understand what appearance targeted bullying is and what our society does to influence it; To know ways of preventing appearance targeted bullying and creating an inclusive culture; To know how best to respond when appearance targeted bullying occurs.
Intro: This course will give you a good understanding of what appearance targeted bullying is, its impact and ways to prevent and respond to incidents of appearance-targeted bullying. It takes approximately 45 - 60 minutes to complete. You will be asked to complete a survey after the course and will receive a certificate upon completion. Your certificate will remain in the ‘My trainings’ section of the e-learning platform and you can click on the pink tick to download it at any time. *Please note: all lessons must be completed in order to download your certificate. The menu on the left will track your progress through the course.
On completion of this course, participants will have a greater understanding of:
• The ABA definition of appearance targeted bullying
• The impact of appearance targeted bullying
• The groups of children more vulnerable to appearance targeted bullying
• The influence society has on appearance targeted bullying
• Strategies to prevent appearance targeted bullying
• Reporting and recording appearance targeted bullying incidents
|Bullying Awareness Champion Training for Children||Kidscape||Bullying Awareness Champion Training for Children|
Train Bullying Awareness Champions in your school!
Our Bullying Awareness Champion training is based on young people supporting each other. Our aim is to increase children's confidence by providing an empowering workshop that shares practical techniques for recognising and responding to bullying situations, while developing a positive sense of self to take on the Champion role within their school.
Bullying Awareness Champions for Primary (Years 5 and 6)
The 2-hour interactive workshop is classroom-based and involves a mixture of activities, role plays and discussions.
What are the benefits?
• Help children feel safer - explore the feelings and emotions involved in bullying
• Help children understand bullying behaviour – how to tell the difference between banter, conflict and bullying
• Support children to help others – understand the role of the bystander in situations of bullying
• Share tools and techniques to support resilience and assertiveness
• Increase levels of confidence in managing a potential bullying situation, while developing a positive sense of self
• Bullying behaviour and the different types of bullying
• The impact of bullying behaviour
• What to do if bullying happens in your school
• What makes a good Bullying Awareness Champion
• Plan and present what you would like to do to reduce bullying behaviour in your school
Bullying Awareness Champions for Secondary (Years 7 and 8)
This 3-hour interactive workshop is classroom based and involves a mixture of activities, role plays and discussions.
What are the benefits?
• Help young people feel safer
• Explore the feelings and emotions involved in bullying and cyberbullying
• Help young people know more about the different forms of bullying and cyberbullying
• Explore the effects and impact bullying can have on a young person
• Recognise the difference between banter, conflict and bullying
• Support young people to help others
• Recognise the role of the bystander in situations of bullying
• Increase levels of confidence and provide techniques for managing a bullying situation, while developing a positive sense of self
|Anti-Bullying||Anti Bullying Alliance||Access any of ABA's 12 free CPD online anti- bullying courses. A whole suite of free training available to anyone working with children. From the definition of bullying to bullying and the law and online bullying to bullying of children with SEND; we’ve got what you need to develop new skills and confidence to prevent and respond to bullying.||book here|
|(Care Act (Refresher Training)||SCIE||The Care Act 2014 is a key piece of legislation in the social care sector. SCIE has developed an online Care Act training resource with the Department of Health and Social Care, exploring duties around eight Care Act themes identified by Parliament’s Social Care Committee. The training includes bite-sized videos identifying the social care practitioner legal duties and the impact of the legal duties on people in the community. This resource can be used as a refresher for more experienced social care practitioners and/or during the induction of newer social care practitioners.||here|
|Recorded Webinar||What is ‘Child Death Review’||NHS Futures||Explaining the What, Why, When How and Where….||You will need to sign up to FutureNHS (Free access) here(here)|
Then the webinar is available (herehere:)
|Various||Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel||1. Key practice themes to make a difference in protecting children from abuse and neglect |
2. Bruising in non-mobile babies: risks, concerns, and serious harm.
3. Multiagency child safeguarding and domestic abuse
1. here / 2. here / 3. here
|County Lines (Episode Four)||catch 22||In this episode of Catch22Minutes, we’ll be discussing county lines. For children and young people who are victims of county lines activity the impact on their lives, and the lives of those around them, can be devastating. We know that grooming techniques are becoming more advanced, and that escaping the clutches of these perpetrators can be incredibly difficult. What techniques are perpetrators using to lure children into county lines activity? Why are victims seemingly getting younger? What is being done to support children and young people being caught up in county lines activity? And what can be done to tackle it?||book here|
|Our new regulatory approach||CQC||In this webinar we updated on the timeline for implementing our new regulatory approach. We’ve included the webinar slides and recording for you to share with colleagues. Please take two minutes to fill out this feedback survey to share your views on the webinar and any other thoughts you would like to share with us.||here|
|Local authority assessments||CQC||This webinar focussed on our approach to assessing local authorities. We’ve included the webinar slides and recording for you to share with colleagues. Please take two minutes to fill out this feedback survey to share your views on the webinar and any other thoughts you would like to share with us.||here|
|Criminalisation of Children and Young People in Care (Episode Two)||Catch 22||In this episode of Catch22Minutes, we’ll be discussing the topic of care-leavers and criminalisation. Why is it that while care-leavers aged 16-18 make up less than 1% of the under-18 population, estimates suggest that over 25% of young offenders, and over 50% of people in secure children’s centres have been in care. What are the factors that mean young people in care are more likely to be criminalised than those outside the care system? What support is available to them? And ultimately, how can the numbers of care-experienced children and young people being criminalised be reduced?||book here|
|Cyber security training for school staff||National Cyber Security Centre||A cyber security training package for school staff to help improve their school's cyber resilience. The NCSC has produced free cyber security training to raise awareness and help school staff manage some of the key cyber threats facing schools.|
The training is available in two formats:
a) a scripted presentation pack for group delivery can be found below in the 'Downloads' section of this webpage. The presentation pack can be used by schools and the education sector to help teach school staff at physical or virtual group sessions - like INSET days or staff meetings.
b) a self-learn video for staff to complete by themselves is also available on YouTube. The self-learn video includes the same content as the presentation pack, but can be undertaken by a member of staff by themselves at a convenient time.
|Domestic Abuse & Older People E’Learning||SET Safeguarding Partnerships and SETDAB||The site is free to use for organisations across Southend, Essex & Thurrock.|
As part of National Safeguarding Adults week, SETDAB and the Safeguarding Adults Boards across Southend, Essex & Thurrock are launching the Domestic Abuse & Older People E’Learning package.
The e-learning package covers the following learning outcomes:
• Increase understanding and knowledge of DA in older people.
• Increase understanding of the role of Adult Safeguarding services where there is DA in older people.
• Increase understanding of rights and entitlements.
• Gain knowledge of service pathways to support victims and perpetrators.
This can now be accessed on the ESCA Academy partnership e-learning platform. Please note we would recommend you complete both the SETDAB Domestic Abuse (DA) Basic Awareness E’Learning and ESAB Safeguarding Adults Basic Awareness E’Learning before completing this.
Please visit the site and register your details and on completion you will receive a certificate.
|Domestic Abuse||SET Domestic Abuse Board (SETDAB)||Information on the training opportunities available for those working in Southend, Essex and Thurrock.||Website|
|Tackling Domestic Abuse through the Cost-of-Living Crisis||National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV)||NCDV offer FREE 1-hr training on Civil Protection Orders helps you to help them.|
What FREE training includes
• Non-Molestation, Occupation and Prohibited Steps Orders
• How we can help those who are ineligible for Legal Aid
• The journey from referral to order served.
• How we keep the referrer updated throughout the process
• Our quick and easy Referral App or fast online portal
• How ASSIST helps police to track and manage Civil Orders
|J9 Training (Domestic Abuse)||SETDAB||J9 training is open to anyone in the community. It’s a free, online hour-long domestic abuse awareness session that aims to equip attendees with the tools to recognise abuse, respond appropriately and help people access the support they need. Following the training attendees will receive access to a J9 information pack that they can make available to anyone who might need it. The pack has information on local and national support services. Abusers isolate their victims making it difficult, if not impossible, to seek help. By empowering members of the community to know how to react we can ensure that more people have access to the help they need.||[email protected]|
|Domestic Violence - Training in Domestic Abuse & Civil Protection Orders||National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV)||• About NCDV and how we help victims and survivors of Domestic Abuse|
• The updated Government definition of Domestic Abuse (Domestic Abuse Act 2021)
• The three Protection Orders that NCDV specialises in obtaining, namely Non Molestation Orders, Occupation Orders and Prohibited Steps Orders
• How to refer to NCDV and the feedback loop that keeps victims and referrers updated throughout
• The application criteria – who can apply and when
• How the three orders compare with other criminal and civil Orders
• The benefits of Civil Protective Orders and the empowerment of victims
• The role of Legal Aid and options for victims who aren’t eligible for public funding
• The case building, court and service process
• The Police ASSIST database that contains copies of the injunctions
|Empower: a critical media literacy programme||National Literary Trust||Empower is our new programme designed for girls aged 11 to 14 in alternative provision. The programme will develop the skills, knowledge and resilience that students need to build their critical literacy skills, engage with and understand online media, recognise misinformation and disinformation, and articulate their world views safely in the online environment. According to the Office for National Statistics, online environments are an integral part of the lives of many young people. Surveys indicate that almost half of 10 to 15-year-olds in England and Wales spend three or more hours online on a typical school day (ONS, 2021). During that time, young people encounter not only information but disinformation. Continuing our existing work in alternative provision settings, Game Changers and Represent, this new programme offers mainstream secondary schools and alternative provision settings the chance to support the critical media literacy skills of girls and young women who have been excluded from, or who are at risk of being excluded from, mainstream education.|
Thanks to funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), we are able to offer Empower to such settings in England for free.
|Early Years child development training||Department for Education||This free, online training provides an overview of child development and gives practical advice for supporting the development of children in your early years setting.|
About this training course: Each training module on this site covers an important area of child development and has been written by early years experts, working with the Department for Education.
Why should I take this training? This training:
• is free for childminders and nurseries
• combines theory with practical tips and ideas to use in your setting
• includes opportunities to reflect on your practice
• reinforces your understanding through learning check questions and tests
• links to additional resources
• offers the opportunity to download certificates of completion
• has been developed by expert practitioners
|Various - Exploitation of Children and Adults||NWG (formerly The National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People) is a Charitable organisation formed as a UK network||NWG host a number of events throughout the year to help educate, offer guidance and signpost to share knowledge of issues people and organisations face around the exploitation of children and adults.||Website|
|Fabricated and Induced Illness||scie||A recent Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) featured suspected Fabricated and Induced Illness (FII) in a young adult. It highlighted the lack of familiarity or experience with FII among some local authority adult social care practitioners. It also highlighted the lack of safeguarding guidance related to FII in adults for adult social care safeguarding teams. The Department of Health and Social Care therefore asked SCIE to begin to fill this gap. Local authority adult social care practitioners may have safeguarding concerns raised with them about FII in an adult in their area. FII is not a familiar concept in adult safeguarding practice, unlike in child protection networks where there is more awareness. In the field of child protection, it has become a contentious and contested term. Join us for this webinar for an introduction for local authority adult social care safeguarding practitioners to FII when we will share the learning from a recent FII SAR. The webinar aims to enable practitioners and managers to be better informed about this contentious area, so better set-up to consider responses astutely on a case-by-case basis. The Chair is Nicky Brownjohn, Independent Chair of Kingston Safeguarding Adults Board.||here|
|Gambling - Various||Y-gam||Through our portfolio of education programmes, we provide free training and resources for teachers, youth workers, practitioners, universities, faith leaders and health professionals. All of our resources, training and education programmes have been independently scrutinised, challenged, evaluated and quality marked by a wide range of organisations. A critical part of all these evaluations is being able to demonstrate clear independence and an evidenced-based approach.||here|
|Harmful Sexual Behaviours||Brook||Join over 20,000 professionals and sign up to the Traffic Light Tool today and combine it with our new, free, Spotting the Signs of CSE Toolkit. This toolkit is designed to strengthen safeguarding practice and enable professionals who work with young people to better recognise and respond to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE)||Brook training team - [email protected]|
|Inequity in Safeguarding (Episode Five)||Catch 22||In this episode of Catch22Minutes, we’ll be exploring what safeguarding actually means in practice and why it’s so important. We’ll also be looking at the inequity that can occur in safeguarding and ask why some groups are sometimes safeguarded better than others. Safeguarding involves taking measures to protect the health, wellbeing, and human rights of individuals. This allows young people, children, and vulnerable adults to live free from abuse, harm, and neglect. When safeguarding goes wrong, the consequences can be catastrophic, but when it is done well, it allows some of the most vulnerable in society to live safely and to thrive.||book here|
|Infection control||Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)||E-Learning|
• What is it about? Understand infection control and how to stop the spread.
• Who is it for? All frontline staff working in health or social care.
|Identifying and responding to intra-familial child sexual abuse||Centre of Expertise on child sexual abuse||Our new, short, introductory eLearning course on Identifying and responding to intra-familial child sexual abuse is designed to help those in social work, policing, education, healthcare and beyond to recognise when children might be showing them that something is wrong and understand how to help. The course is designed for anyone working with children to understand what intra-familial child sexual abuse is, provide guidance on how to identify concerns and build knowledge and confidence in how to respond to support both children and their wider family. Victims and survivors of intra-familial child sexual abuse can and do recover from their abuse, especially when supported by professionals who show care and compassion, facilitate choice, control and safety, and are trained to best support them and their wider families. The introductory course takes just 90 minutes to complete, is entirely free and consists of three engaging modules, with interactive tasks, video explainers and a final assessment. It’s designed for professionals at all stages of their career; for those new to safeguarding, or as a helpful refresher.||Take the training here|
|Developing compassionate, inclusive and collective culture in integrated care systems||scie||Recorded 28 February 2023: The latest webinar in the integrated care webinar series run by the System Transformation team at NHS England’s webinar, hosted by SCIE, is on approaches to developing compassionate, inclusive and collective culture in Integrated Care Systems (ICSs). The webinar explores the ways in which ICSs are approaching the development of system wide, compassionate, inclusive cultures, leading to improvements in quality of care and staff experience. The webinar is hosted by NHSE Director of Culture Transformation, Dr Ronke Akerele and NHSE Head of Culture Transformation, Stephanie Crow. They will be joined by ICS leaders, who share their learning on shared decision-making, fostering supportive cultures and compassionate leadership.||here|
|Identifying and responding to intra-familial child sexual abuse||Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse||Our new, short, introductory eLearning course on Identifying and responding to intra-familial child sexual abuse is designed to help those in social work, policing, education, healthcare and beyond to recognise when children might be showing them that something is wrong and understand how to help.|
The course is designed for anyone working with children to understand what intra-familial child sexual abuse is, provide guidance on how to identify concerns and build knowledge and confidence in how to respond to support both children and their wider family.
Victims and survivors of intra-familial child sexual abuse can and do recover from their abuse, especially when supported by professionals who show care and compassion, facilitate choice, control and safety, and are trained to best support them and their wider families.
The introductory course takes just 90 minutes to complete, is entirely free and consists of three engaging modules, with interactive tasks, video explainers and a final assessment. It’s designed for professionals at all stages of their career; for those new to safeguarding, or as a helpful refresher.
Gain confidence in your understanding of intra-familial child sexual abuse today – and get your certificate
|LGfL TRAINING HUB||LGfL||LGfL in school support, training and conference events are integral parts of the LGfL Energise curriculum service provided at no extra charge for schools.||here|
|Mental Health Awareness Week – Free First Aid Course||Grey Matter Learning||Mental health is a critical aspect of overall well-being that often goes overlooked or stigmatised. During Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, it’s important to recognise the impact that mental health challenges have on individuals and communities. At Grey Matter Learning, we’re committed to promoting mental health awareness and supporting individuals in need through our free course, Mental Health First Aid.||here|
|Mental Capacity Act (MCA): e-Learning course||Social Care|
Institute for Excellence
|This FREE CPD-accredited online course explores the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including best interests decision-making, and how to support people to make their own decisions.|
The course is for everyone who looks after or cares for someone, for example, doctors, nurses, care assistants, social workers, and family members.
|CPR Decisions and the MCA||Social Care|
Institute for Excellence
|Webinar focuses on the application of the MCA to decisions around the initiation of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, along with practices concerning DNA CPR||access here|
|Families and the MCA||National Mental Capacity Forum Webinar||View here|
|5 ways to improve mental health care for everyone, everywhere||The Lancet||You tube video||here|
|Mental and Emotional Health in Schools: Effective Strategies and Support||Family Links – The centre for emotional health||Learning Outcomes|
On completion of this online course, staff will:
• Recognise and respond to signs of poor mental health
• Understand boundaries and professional responsibilities
• Understand the importance of following safeguarding procedures
• Have strategies to support their own and others’ emotional health, increasing mental wellbeing in school
This free CPD certified online course takes 45-90 minutes and is designed for staff working with pupils aged 9-18. It combines knowledge and understanding about emotional and mental health in school with practical tools and the opportunity to reflect with interactive case studies, role-plays and dialogues.
Note: Access to the course is for 1 year from the date of enrolment, but you can re-enrol for free.
|The Mental Health of Children Impacted by Armed Conflict: Supporting Parenting & Wellbeing||Association for Child and Adolescent Mental health||In this podcast, we are joined by Professor Kenneth E. Miller, Edith Lando Professor in Counselling for Refugee and Immigrant Youth and Families at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Ken is also the author of the book War Torn, Stories of Courage, Love and Resilience. He’s director of the film Unholy Ground about the impact on war on a frontline village in Sri Lanka. And he writes a blog for Psychology Today called The Refugee Experience.||Listen here|
|Missing Children and Child Exploitation (Episode One)||Catch22||In this episode of Catch22Minutes, we explore how and why children go missing, how it can be prevented, and the signs that a missing episode may be linked to exploitation. We cover what to do if you’re worried that a child is missing, and discuss the response to missing children, including the good, and not so good, practice that can make a real difference as to whether a child goes missing again.||book here|
|Improvement and innovation: Webinar recordings||Social Care Institute for Excellence||1. Supporting best integrated care for all. Releasing the power of people|
2. Making it Real. The human approach in Doncaster
3. Provider Quality Oversight – practice sharing
4. Wolverhampton’s workforce and integrating research
5. Citizen access to assessment in Kirklees
6. Social Work Trainee Pod Model – Gateshead Council and the University of Sunderland
|Care Act: Legal Duties and impact on Individuals (Various)||Social Care Institute for Excellence||1. Promote individual wellbeing; This theme explores promoting individual wellbeing, the importance of focusing on the individual and what this means, and how and when we must promote individual wellbeing.|
2. Prevent, reduce and delay needs; This theme explores the duty of prevent, reduce and delay needs, how it can be exercised and how it links with providing support, whilst exploring options and benefits of prevention.
3. Information and advice; This theme explores what are the Local Authority duties in relation to provision of information and advice, when the duties apply and how these duties can support individuals in the community.
4. Independent advocacy; This theme explores the legal duty of providing an independent advocate, the key role of an appropriate person and the importance of following the legal requirements for both.
5. Assessment of needs; This theme explores the key duties for the assessment of needs process, when do the duties apply and how to carry out an assessment of needs ensuring the legal duties are met.
6. Carer assessments; This theme explores the Care Act duties around carer assessments, including: who is a carer? What is a carer assessment? And how to carry out a carer assessment.
7. Determination of eligibility; This theme explores what determination of eligibility is, the legal duties from the Regulations, including an explanation of the legal terms and ‘myth busters’.
8. Needs, outcomes and care and support; This theme explores the difference between needs, outcomes and care and support, the different types and the relationship between them, in the individual’s journey in compliance with the Care Act.
|Successful multi-disciplinary teams. Findings and practical insights||Social Care Institute for Excellence||Multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) are central to achieving the vision of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs). They can provide an opportunity for professionals from across health and social care to come together around the needs of individuals and communities. To work well, though, an MDT needs to be well planned, facilitated and supported. This webinar shares findings and practical insights on what leads to a successful MDT, from research and the experience of local areas who have sought to be innovative in their approach.|
The event is a collaboration between the Social Care Institute for Excellence, the Improvement Analytics Unit (a partnership between NHS England and the Health Foundation), and the University of Birmingham.
This webinar offers an opportunity to hear about and discuss aspects of MDTs such as:
• What difference can MDTs make to outcomes, such as the wellbeing of individuals and their family carers?
• What are the key factors that lead to a successful MDT?
• How can monitoring and evaluation practically support the work of MDTs?
• How can digital solutions help to connect MDTs with their wider system?
• What enables MDTs to be part of their local neighbourhoods?
|Neglect – Free CPD||LGfL||In response to the overwhelming demand for our Introduction to Neglect, we are now launching four Neglect Shorts, unpacking specific areas in 30 minutes. There are more places available on the Introduction course too.|
We will be exploring:
1. Adolescent Neglect
2. Affluent Neglect
3. Neglect and Disabled Children
4. Neglect and Cumulative Harm
|Introduction to Neglect||The National Grid For Learning||Our neglect expert will be offering this new two-hour session every month to help you upskill in this key area which is expected to be accentuated by the current cost-of-living crisis. The course is ideal for new or experienced DSLs, helping them to understand, identify and evidence neglectful care, exploring what neglect looks like, its impact and how to better identify it.||book here|
|Online - Filtering and Monitoring||UK Safer Internet Centre on behalf of the Department for Education||In July 2023, the UK Safer Internet Centre on behalf of the Department for Education carried out a series of webinars to inform and support organisations across England with their filtering and monitoring responsibilities. This was to prepare and inform schools around the new changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2023) as well the new filtering and monitoring standards introduced in early 2023. This page includes all recordings of the webinars along with supporting information, guidance, services and tools to |
• Filtering and Monitoring an Introduction; This session takes an introductory look at filtering systems and monitoring systems. There will be guidance on how each of these systems can be used and how they work together to protect children online.
• An Overview of New Filtering and Monitoring Standards; This session takes a comprehensive overview of the DfE’s new filtering and monitoring standards and what schools and colleges need to do to meet them.
• Risk Assessment and Decision Making; This session covers how school leaders can effectively risk assess to make decisions regarding filtering and monitoring.
• Responsibility for Safeguarding; This session explores what those responsible for safeguarding, including governors, need to consider regarding filtering and monitoring systems, as part of a school or college’s overarching safeguarding approach.
• Responsibilities and Documenting; This session covers what to consider regarding the roles and responsibilities of those involved with filtering and monitoring.
|Online Harms and Online Helps (Episode Three)||Catch 22||In this episode of Catch22Minutes, we’ll be discussing the topic of online harms. The online world presents huge opportunities for finding purpose, connection, and community. Our world heavily relies on the internet in order to find work, to connect with services, to be entertained, to keep in touch with loved ones. But the online world can also present significant risks for children and young people. It’s a fast moving space, and the threat of online grooming and exposure to harmful content is undoubtedly growing.||book here|
|PARENTSAFE – Keeping your children safe online||LGFL - Digisafe||It's never easy to know how to keep our children safe when they aren't with us, and sometimes even when are, if we don't know what's happening in their lives or on their devices! Who are they talking to, what are they doing, are they okay? Don't despair though...scroll through this page for help or click a button to go straight to a particular topics.||here|
|Personalisation||Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)||E-Learning|
• What is it about? Explore what personalisation means, why it is important and what it looks like put in practice.
• Who is it for? All social care professionals and those receiving social care support.
|Prevent duty training: Learn how to support people vulnerable to radicalisation||Free Govt Training||The government training courses are designed, and are appropriate for, staff working in sectors covered by the Prevent duty. These include education, health, local authorities, police, prisons, probation and youth justice. Other sectors that are not covered may also complete this training. You do not have to complete all the courses. You should refer to your organisation's training requirements to determine which courses are appropriate for you.|
1. Course 1 - Awareness course
2. Course 2 - Referrals course
3. Course 3 - Channel or Prevent Multi-Agency Panel (PMAP) course
1. Course - Refresher awareness course
|Talk Suicide Training||Lets Talk About Suicide||Online training courses teach you the skills and confidence to have a potentially life-saving conversation with someone you’re worried about. |
What you’ll Learn:
• How to spot suicide warning signs
• How to have a conversation with someone you’re worried about
• Where to signpost to for further support
• Suicide is preventable
Training Courses included on this website are:
o Suicide Awareness Training (20min)
o Suicide Awareness Training – Gateway (5-10 min)
o Social isolation Training – step-up module
o Suicide Awareness Training – University Student Edition
o Suicide Awareness Training – Veteran Edition
o Suicide Awareness Training – Taxi Driver Edition
|Talk Relationships: delivering sex and relationships education training||NSPCC||Online training to support secondary school teachers and leaders to deliver inclusive sex and relationships education|
We want all young people to grow up understanding healthy behaviours in relationships and to get help from a trusted adult if they need it.
These elearning courses are part of our Talk Relationships service that supports people working in secondary education to overcome any challenges they may face when delivering sex and relationships education.
There are two courses:
• For teachers
Supporting teaching staff delivering sex and relationships training and helping to develop their confidence in this area.
• For school leaders
Helping leaders to implement a whole-school approach to sex and relationships education and support teaching staff delivering this.
What will I learn?
Both training courses contain a range of reflective tasks and film interviews that share insight from teachers, young people, and safeguarding experts, and will help you to:
• understand the importance of good-quality sex and relationships education
• create safe and respectful learning environments
• confidently respond to safeguarding concerns and young people sharing their experiences of abuse
• handle difficult discussions and respond to questions from young people
• overcome common challenges and barriers
• have effective conversations with parents and carers
• understand how your attitudes and beliefs play a part in your delivery of sex and relationships education
• understand the relevant education and safeguarding legislation and guidance.
The NSPCC Learning team would like to thank Rebecca Jennings (RAISE) for her significant contribution to the Talk Relationships online course for teachers.
|Safeguarding courses made for you||The latest from the Social Care Institute for Excellence||SCIE’s CPD accredited safeguarding training will support your organisation, with guidance on legislation, to ensure that you are meeting your duties and responsibilities to protect adults and children from harm or neglect.||Website|
|FREE Safeguarding for Managers and Safeguarding Leads Training Course||Grey Matter Learning||Organisations must ensure that every person (operating within the scope of their organisation) understands the right steps to take if they have any concerns that an adult or child may not be safe, irrespective of what sector they operate in.|
This online safeguarding training course has been written by an experienced Head of Safeguarding who has held strategic positions leading in safeguarding and safeguarding boards at various local authorities. The training course is aimed at people with responsibility for providing managerial support and direction to staff in an organisation or decision making about concerns raised by members of staff and/or members of the public.
|Managing A Disclosure Of Sexual Harassment Or Assault||Brook||Managing a disclosure of sexual harassment, assault or abuse may be the most challenging conversation you have as a teacher. Be prepared with this course.|
The aim of this course is to equip school staff with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently manage a student’s disclosure of sexual harassment or sexual assault or sexual abuse. Ofsted’s review of sexual abuse told us that sexual harassment has become so commonplace in schools that young people don’t see the point in reporting incidents. If a young person chooses you as the person they trust with their disclosure, how you support them can have a profound impact on their lives. This course will increase your confidence in recognising when a young person is making a disclosure and provide practical tips on how you should react and what questions you should ask.
|Supporting learners with SEND through effective use of technology||Education and Training Foundation||Who is this for? Primarily SEND Managers including Heads of Learning Support but will also be of interest to tutors, support staff. |
Training aim: This course is designed to :
• develop your awareness of the potential of technology as a form of learner support
• increase your knowledge of particular technologies which can support learners to develop skills and independence.
Outcomes: You will:
• Improve your understanding of how to introduce or develop your use of technology to support learners
• develop knowledge of technology solutions which build independence.
• hear from frontline practitioners utilising technology to support learners with SEND.
• take away resources to further develop the technology skills of learners with SEND and the staff supporting them.
Length: 1 Hour and 15 minutes
|Teachers, youth workers, practitioners, universities, faith leaders and health professionals|
Free Training (Various)
|YGAM||Through our portfolio of education programmes, we provide free training and resources for teachers, youth workers, practitioners, universities, faith leaders and health professionals. All of our resources, training and education programmes have been independently scrutinised, challenged, evaluated and quality marked by a wide range of organisations. A critical part of all these evaluations is being able to demonstrate clear independence and an evidenced-based approach.||here|
|Universal SEND Services||Department for Education||What is the 'Universal SEND Services' Programme?|
Too many children and young people with SEND continue not to achieve their ambitions, and not all schools and colleges are yet inclusive and welcoming of learners with SEND. The aim of the Universal SEND Services programme is for all children and young people with SEND to attend education settings where:
• Leaders prioritise SEND in their improvement plans by acknowledging that SEND is everybody’s responsibility.
• The education and opportunities for children and young people with SEND are built into every policy, not added in afterwards.
• School and college leaders consider preparation for adulthood from the earliest stages when designing the curriculum and through other opportunities.
• They are taught by professionals who are reflective in their approach to meeting the wide range of needs in their class.
• Teachers are better equipped to identify needs earlier and can adapt their teaching to address and support these needs effectively.
• The expertise of parents and the voice of the learner is valued to pursue a truly co-produced educational experience.
|Training animations for social workers||Shared Lives||Training animations for social workers|
Each of these animations accompany the training briefs as bitesize information.
There is a training animation for each of the following:
1. An introduction to Shared Lives
2. Outcomes and benefits of Shared Lives
3. Ensuring a successful arrangement
5. Care planning and review
|Social Work Trainee Pod Model – Gateshead Council and the University of Sunderland||Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)||A new collaborative model in Gateshead provides robust, on-the-job training to aspiring social workers whilst increasing assessment capacity across teams. Across the social care sector workforce difficulties are being experienced, with many employing agencies seeking solutions. SCIE is pleased to showcase one such approach, because having the right work force is a powerful step towards achieving our goals for this sector.||book here|
|Substance Misuse||Open Road||Open Road delivers Substance Misuse training and education to professionals in the Southend area. We offer onsite or virtual sessions that cover why young people use, substances and their effects, coping mechanisms and information for parents.||please contact us on 01702 431889 or email [email protected]|
|Associated Brain Alterations and Future Suicide Ideation in Female Adolescents and Young Adults with Mood Disorders||The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health||Podcast:|
‘Brain grey and white matter structural associations with future suicidal ideation and behaviors in adolescent and young adult females with mood disorders’ (https://doi.org/10.1002/jcv2.12118).
There is an overview of the paper, methodology, key findings, and implications for practice.
Discussion points include;
• The age range included in the study.
• The significance of females with future suicide ideation and behaviours having shown decreases in cortical thickness, as well as some other differences in brain regions observing emotional and behavioural regulation.
• The importance of cortical thickness.
• The origins of these neurobiological differences – are they genetic, environmental, developmental, or some combination of all of these?
• The reason for focusing on young adult and adolescent females, and how these findings are relevant to males.
• How this research can be translated into practice to better identify and support adolescents at risk of suicidal ideation and behaviours.
|Suicide - Take the Training, Safe A Life, #TALKSUICIDEESSEX||Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System||The #talksuicideessex campaign has been created by the Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership to reduce the stigma around talking about suicide and raise awareness of suicide prevention training available FREE to ALL from the Zero Suicide Alliance.||here|
|Free online training courses in subjects such as Safeguarding Children, Health and Well-Being and Careers Advice||Virtual College||a selection of some of the most popular free online elearning courses we offer. We're proud to offer free courses online with certificates which you can download and print for your records. Our free e-learning courses and free training courses are available to start straight away and you can learn anytime, anywhere.||Website|
|Why are we stuck in hospital?||scie||Understanding the perspectives of people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people, family and staff when transforming care for people in ‘long-stay’ hospitals. The University of Birmingham and the rights-based organisation, Changing Our Lives, have conducted a joint project to better understand the experiences of people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people in ‘long-stay’ hospital settings. Using this knowledge, they have created the below practice guides and training materials to support new understandings and new ways of working. SCIE have supported the project by creating training videos to disseminate the outcomes from the project to the health and social care sector. Training video - This is a free 28-minute training video for health and care staff which explains the project, its findings and recommendations, and is brought to life by experts-by-experience.||here|