FREE Webinars and eLearning (External Providers)

As well as the eLearning available on this website here, Southend Safeguarding Partnership also support the delivery of training from a number of sources. Links are in chronological order of delivery below.

Adults – https://www.essexsab.org.uk/training-learning-development

Childrens – https://www.escb.co.uk/learning-and-development/

Southend Learning Network – https://www.southendlearningnetwork.co.uk/

ANY QUESTION OR ENQUIRY SHOULD BE DIRECTED TOWARDS THE ‘PROVIDER’ OF THE TRAINING.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT SSP DIRECTLY AS WE HAVE NO CONTROL OF THEIR SYSTEMS OR TRAINING

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.

Description and Links
Date (2024)TitleProviderDescriptionLink / Email
19.02.24
18.03.24
15.04.24
20.05.24
17.06.24
All 1600-1700
Live Safeguarding drop inNational Association of safeguarding Leads (NADSL)Come and join NADSL Members for our safeguarding drop ins. We;; be putting he kettle on Bring a question or present a topic – drop us a line.Contact [email protected] to book or for more information
30.04.24
22.05.24
26.06.24
31.07.24
25.09.24
(All 0930-1330)
Traffic Lights Tool - Identify, Understand and Respond to Sexual BehavioursSouthend City Council – The Practice UnitSOUTHEND SPECIFIC CONTENT
This session is aimed at practitioners and carers who support children affected by sexual behaviours. Traffic Light Tool enables participants to recognise, understand and respond to sexual behaviours in children and young people. Brook is nationally recognised for Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool and provides a highly visible, multi-agency response that helps professionals to identify, understand and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours in children. The training and accompanying tool equip professionals and carers to make consistent and informed decisions that neither stigmatise nor criminalise children and young people. Participants will learn about healthy sexual, development, understand key laws relating to sexual behaviour and gain knowledge on enabling robust and meaningful conversations around harmful sexual behaviours that cause concern. To book, please follow one of the links for the training sessions: Civic Centre
here
24.05.24 1200-1300
29.05.24 1400-1500
Hate Crime – Awareness SessionEssex PoliceProviding a short awareness with a Hate Crime Officer. Participants will be aware of:
• Different categories of Hate Crime
• Vulnerable Victims
• How to signpost potential victims to aide reporting
• Where to signpost potential victims for support
If you have any colleagues, groups or individuals interested in attending a Hate Crime session, please forward this email onto them or respond on their behalf to
[email protected] with:
• Name
• Session, they wish to attend
• Email address
• Area within Essex they either live or work in
If you have any colleagues, groups or individuals interested in attending a Hate Crime session, please forward this email onto them or respond on their behalf to [email protected] with:
26.05.24 0700-1830Unpacking Complex TraumaUK Trauma CouncilThe UKTC’s online event will explore what complex trauma means, how it might be defined, and considering the impact on children and young people. Through short presentations, the speakers will present different dimensions of complex trauma from perspectives such as systemic, structural, cognitive and neuroscience. This will be followed by a panel discussion. The live event is aimed at professionals supporting children and young people who have experienced trauma. Book your free place now.
28.05.24 1500 - 1700Socially Inclusive Ageing Across the Life-CourseBrunel University LondonThe session discusses a 3-year study on Socially Inclusive Ageing, focusing on lifelong disability, racially minoritised ethnic groups etc.book here
28.05.24 1400-1600
30.05.24 1000-1200
Hate Crime – Awareness SessionEssex PoliceProviding a short awareness with a Hate Crime Officer. Participants will be aware of:
• Different categories of Hate Crime
• Vulnerable Victims
• How to signpost potential victims to aide reporting
• Where to signpost potential victims for support
If you have any colleagues, groups or individuals interested in attending a Hate Crime session, please forward this email onto them or respond on their behalf to
[email protected] with:
• Name
• Session, they wish to attend
• Email address
• Area within Essex they either live or work in
If you have any colleagues, groups or individuals interested in attending a Hate Crime session, please forward this email onto them or respond on their behalf to [email protected] with:
30.05.24 1000-1130Who’s counting? Data collection and the abuse of older people.HourglassOlder people face significant risks of harm and abuse perpetrated by those in a position of trust and require specialised policy and service delivery responses. Yet, there is an absence of convincing data to depict the experience of abuse in older age in the UK. This poses a problem to developing effective evidence-based policies and to monitoring progress on the issue. In the UK and internationally, older people are excluded from datasets. In general terms, age-caps in data gathering and the lack of disaggregation between older age groups are key problems. On data concerning violence and abuse, there is a reported global scarcity and where countries are supported in measuring gender-based violence, often no such data collection guidelines exist for monitoring violence and abuse in later life. This webinar seeks to explore the issues of data capture and analysis, look to models of good practice, and understand future developments.Who’s counting? Data collection and the abuse of older people. Tickets, Thu 30 May 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
28.03.24
25.04.24
30.05.24
27.06.24
1000-1200
In-person fostering information eventSouthend City CouncilSOUTHEND SPECIFIC CONTENT - If you’ve ever been interested in Fostering and wanted to find out more why not come along to one of our Fostering Information Events. With talks from our Recruitment Team and amazing Foster Carers you’ll get a real insight into fostering and learn more about the support and training you receive if you become part of our Fostering Community. Over the coming months we have a series of face-to-face events, held at The Civic Centre in Southend, and we also hold online events too. Please come and meet us in person or virtually so we can answer any questions you may have about fostering.book here
03.06.24 1000-1100Children as victims of domestic abuse; what does this actually mean?Safer Places Professional Training and DevelopmentThis is a free one hour webinar on the topic of Children as victims of domestic abuse. This webinar is aimed at professionals who are working with and supporting victims of domestic abuse. The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 defines domestic abuse as occurring between a victim and perpetrator over the age of 16. For the first time, a child who sees or hears, or experiences the effects of, domestic abuse and is related to the person being abused or the perpetrator, is also to be regarded as a victim of domestic abuse in their own right. During this webinar, attendees will learn about how children experience domestic abuse and what this means now they are seen as victims in their own right. Children as victims of domestic abuse; what does this actually mean? Tickets, Mon 3 Jun 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
03.06.24 1300-1500Preventing and Disrupting Child Exploitation Within the Night Time Economy#LookCloserWe all work hard to keep the children and young people we support safe in our care, but how much do we really consider the broader places and spaces in which they might be spending time? This session, covering the ‘Night Time Economy’ will enable professionals to consider some of the key locations where exploitation takes place and how we can engage with businesses in these to better prevent and disrupt exploitation. Within the session we will focus in particular on exploitation risks within fast food outlets, taxis and private hire vehicles and hotels and accommodation sites, as well as touching on other spaces where young people may spend their time, such as in retail outlets. We will update attendees around current national efforts to address these issues, such as Operation Makesafe and will explore how our #LookCloser campaign itself can play a role.
This session aims to:
• Discuss the benefits of recognising businesses as partners in safeguarding young people and how best to engage them.
• Examine the benefits and limitations of training approaches when supporting the private sector to better protect children and young people.
• Explore contextual safeguarding activities as a complimentary approach.
• Discuss the importance of location-based disruption in tackling businesses who are complicit or actively involved in child exploitation and abuse.
• Evidence best practice through learning from real life case studies.
Join the guestlist – #LookCloser: Preventing and Disrupting Child Exploitation Within the Night Time Economy – Teams Live, Mon 3 Jun 2024 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (tickettailor.com)
04.06.24 0900-1100Leadership, culture and risks outside the familyChild Safeguarding Practice Review PanelThis event is part of a series of webinars that will all provide an overview of the learning from serious child safeguarding incidents and levers for change to better protect children from abuse and neglect. Each event has a slightly different focus to enable discourse about different key practice themes highlighted in the report.
This webinar will focus on the key practice themes:
• Effective leadership and culture supporting critical thinking and professional challenge.
• Keeping a focus on risks outside the family.
We encourage child safeguarding partners, partnership business managers, partnership independent chairs and frontline practitioners who work with children and families to attend.
Before you sign up, please note:
• Spaces are limited in order to facilitate meaningful discussion, and so we would encourage you to sign-up to one event only.
• Once you have registered your interest via Eventbrite, you will be emailed joining instructions and a full agenda the week before the event.
• This webinar will be conducted virtually on MS Teams and will be hosted by Annie Hudson, Jenny Coles and Ian Critchley.
The Annual Report is available to access here: Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: annual report 2022 to 2023 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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04.06.24 1200 - 1330Digital wellbeing: Managing screen time & social mediaCharlie WallerIn this webinar you will learn:
- The impact of technology on our relationships and mental health
- How to recognise problematic social media, screen time and technology use
- Practical steps to develop a digitally healthy household
book here
04.06.24 1600-1730Education Practitioners ForumNWGToday's forum will be looking at young people's views of school policies
If you are an education practitioner working with exploited children and young people, then this forum is to support you in your work and help you maximise your impact.
The forum enables practitioners to, amongst other things:
• Network and gain informal support
• Share and find solutions to common frustrations and challenges
• Listen and respond to the voices/experiences of children and their families.
The meeting will be summarised and circulated to attendees and also added to our website
This event will take place on Microsoft Teams - a link to join the forum will be sent to you 2 days before the event and again 30 minutes before the start through Eventbrite so please check your inbox and spam/junk folder. Note that some firewalls block the email, if your link to join does not arrive please email [email protected] or [email protected]
NWG Education Practitioners Forum Tickets, Thu 4 Jul 2024 at 16:00 | Eventbrite
05.06.24 1400-1600Risk assessment, cultural identity and lived experienceChild Safeguarding Practice Review PanelThis event is part of a series of webinars that will all provide an overview of the learning from serious child safeguarding incidents and levers for change to better protect children from abuse and neglect. Each event has a slightly different focus to enable discourse about different key practice themes highlighted in the report.
This webinar will focus on the key practice themes:
• The importance of a whole family approach to risk assessment and support.
• Giving central consideration to racial, ethnic, and cultural identity and impact on the lived experience of children and families.
We encourage child safeguarding partners, partnership business managers, partnership independent chairs and frontline practitioners who work with children and families to attend.
Before you sign up, please note:
• Spaces are limited in order to facilitate meaningful discussion, and so we would encourage you to sign-up to one event only.
• Once you have registered your interest via Eventbrite, you will be emailed joining instructions and a full agenda the week before the event.
• This webinar will be conducted virtually on MS Teams and will be hosted by Annie Hudson, Jenny Coles and Jahnine Davis.
The Annual Report is available to access here: Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: annual report 2022 to 2023 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Mailchimp Survey (list-manage.com)
11.04.24
07.05.24
05.06.24
04.07.24
Domestic Abuse TrainingSETDAB / Alpha Vista CICFREE J9 training for communities, groups, businesses, and organisations. The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Partnership (SETDAB) have teamed up with Alpha Vesta to offer FREE J9 online training sessions designed to create safe spaces across the community. Participants will learn how to recognise, respond and refer anyone who may be experiencing domestic abuse. The training is aimed at local communities and groups including customer facing businesses and organisations who are ideally placed to spot some of the early indicators of domestic abuse. The training will take no more than one hour, various one hour time slots are available. https://setdab.org/j9-initiative/
08.05.24 1600-1730
05.06.24 1030-1200
03.07.24 1000-1200
24.09.24 1600-1730
Online Prevent awareness workshop for staff working in the education sectorDfEA hugely popular online Prevent training session for staff working for in the education sector who are required to understand what Prevent is, how concerns might present in their workplace & how they should respond. This online workshop will equip staff with a clear understanding of these responsibilities as well as learning what the relevant current terrorist and extremist threats are. Attendees will have the chance to explore any questions they might have about the Prevent Duty or other issues linked to extremism and terrorism with a highly experienced and qualified practitioner. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance following the workshop (details taken from the MS Teams attendance list). The session will not be recorded & slides will not be shared with delegates.Online Prevent awareness workshop for staff working in the education sector Tickets, Wed, May 8, 2024 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite
A free online Prevent awareness session tailored for staff in education Tickets, Wed, Jun 5, 2024 at 10:30 AM | Eventbrite
A free online Prevent awareness session tailored for staff in Education Tickets, Wed, Jul 3, 2024 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite
A free online Prevent awareness session tailored for staff in Education Tickets, Wed, Sep 25, 2024 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite
19.09.23
04.10.23
16.11.23

09.01.24
01.03.24
24.04.24
05.06.24

(all 0900-0930)
Safeguarding Shorts for DSLs / other SLT: Web filtering in 30 minutesLGfLOverview
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.

Consider:
• - 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;?
here
06.06.24 1000-1200Safeguarding in Sports ForumNWGThe NWG is excited about our upcoming Safeguarding in Sports forum on 6th June. This quarter we will focus on the role of Governing Bodies, especially Football and Martial Arts. Please join us for what promises to be an interactive and insightful session with input from the NWG Safeguarding in Sports Team. The forum will be an opportunity to hear from our guest speakers and for attendees to participate in group interactive discussions, enabling participants to network and share ideas and examples of good practice. NWG Safeguarding in Sports Forum Tickets, Thu 6 Jun 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
06.06.24 1700-1830Contextualising Islam in BritainHifsa Haroon-IqbalThe news this week that Michaela School has won a court case against a student asking for the right to pray in school, has once again placed Islam and Muslims in the news. Anyone who has listened to any of the various talk shows or seen the social media comments will be aware that very little if any have been positive. Comments along the lines of "Muslims can't just pray whenever they want to", "why can't they just pray quietly in their heads like Christians do" and "we are a Christian country" show just how little the general public know and understanding about Islam and Muslims in Britian. This workshop will give you an understanding of the basics of Islam including the Five Pillars and the Six Tenets of Islam. I will also address some of the areas less understood including the concept of 'Ummah', shariah, womens rights, polygamy and the relationship between the three Abrahamic Faiths - Judiasm, Christianity and Islam. Time permitting I touch on the rise of Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism in the UK. PLEASE NOTE: A zoom link will be sent to people who have registered, before the event. Contextualising Islam in Britain Tickets, Thu, Jun 6, 2024 at 5:00 PM | Eventbrite
25.05.23
27.05.23
28.09.23
21.11.23
30.01.24
07.03.24
06.06.24 0900-1100
Prevent Duty for School SafeguardingLGFLBuild 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
here
07.06.24 1000-1045Transition event with Matt Goodfellow: for pupils aged 9 to 11 years (year 5 and 6/P6-P7)National Literacy TrustWe would recommend this 45-minute event for pupils in year 5 and 6 (P6-P7).
During the event:
• Matt will read an extract from The Final Year
• There will be a discussion around the transition into secondary school, a theme navigated closely by the characters in the book
• Pupils will also have the opportunity to have their questions answered live via the chat box
The Final Year - transition event for 9-11 year olds | National Literacy Trust
07.06.24 1000-1100Non fatal strangulation and its impact on survivors Safer PlacesThis is a free one hour webinar focused on Non-Fatal Strangulation. This webinar is aimed at professionals who are working with and supporting victims of domestic abuse. During this webinar, attendees will learn about what non fatal strangulation is, the risk associated with it, the impact and ways to identifybook here
18.04.24 0900-1000
07.06.24 1230-1330
09.08.24 1600-1700
Spotting the signs and indicators of child sexual abuseCentre of expertise on child sexual abuseAre 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
07.06.24 here
09.08.24 here
11.06.24 1700-1800The development of Paediatric and Child Health approaches to Trauma Treatment and ResilienceACAMHThe recent American Academy of Paediatrics publications on trauma-informed care and toxic stress are timely as children have faced an increased risk of toxic stress from the myriad adversities heightened by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Some children will still experience the negative effects of a toxic stress response. In these cases it is argued the paediatric and child health community has a vital opportunity to advance secondary and tertiary prevention by addressing the toxic stress response as a health condition that is amenable to treatment. In addition to promoting primary prevention and nurturing relationships and environments (external factors), paediatric clinicians could also provide early detection and treatment of the neuro–endocrine–immune–metabolic physiologic disruptions that characterize the toxic stress response. The development of Paediatric and Child Health approaches to Trauma Treatment and Resilience - ACAMH
12.06.24 0930-1700Creating Stable Futures: Implementing a Positive Outcomes FrameworkNWGImplementing a Positive Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People who have Experienced Human Trafficking. Creating Stable Futures: Implementing a Positive Outcomes Framework Tickets, Wed, Jun 12, 2024 at 9:30 AM | Eventbrite
12.06.24 1800 -1930Talking mental health: gaming and gambling in young peopleCharlie WallerIn this webinar, you will learn:
- What gambling harm is and how that may look in the digital spheres
- Signs that a child or young person is spending too much time online
- An introduction to influencers and crypto currency
- The signs of potentially harmful gambler/gamer
- What parents and carers can do to support young people
- Where to go for advice and support
book here
11.04.24
16.05.24
13.06.24
1830-2000
Online fostering information eventSouthend City CouncilSOUTHEND SPECIFIC CONTENT - If you’ve ever been interested in Fostering and wanted to find out more why not come along to one of our Fostering Information Events. With talks from our Recruitment Team and amazing Foster Carers you’ll get a real insight into fostering and learn more about the support and training you receive if you become part of our Fostering Community. Over the coming months we have a series of face-to-face events, held at The Civic Centre in Southend, and we also hold online events too. Please come and meet us in person or virtually so we can answer any questions you may have about fostering.book here
13.06.24 1000-1130World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2024HourglassBy 2030, the number of people aged 60 years or over is projected to grow by 38%, from 1 billion to 1.4 billion, globally outnumbering young people, and this increase will be the greatest and the most rapid in the developing world. With this should come a recognition that greater attention must be paid to the specific challenges affecting older people, including preventing and ending abuse in older age. This World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Hourglass will launch a new campaign to continue to raise awareness of abuse of older people, including the 2.6 million victim-survivors in the UK each year, and seek to garner to support to end the abuse, harm, neglect and exploitation of all older people. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2024 Tickets, Thu 13 Jun 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
14.06.24 0910-1630'Amplify Youth Work: Refresh Your Connections' ConferenceYMCASouthend YMCA brings you 'Amplify Youth Work: Refresh Your Connections', a 1-day professional networking conference:
• Are you a youth work practitioner, social work practitioner, health work practitioner, wellbeing work practitioner, education professional, or community development expert eager to connect and network with like-minded professionals?
• Interested in engaging with high-quality speakers who can inspire and drive positive change in the lives of young people?
• Looking for free CPD training or a professional CPD event to enhance your skills?
• Want to showcase your project and reach a wider audience? Book a stall in our vibrant market space and make your voice heard!
Southend YMCA presents 'Amplify Youth Work: Refresh Your Connections' Conference - Booking by Bookwhen
14.06.24 0930-1630'Amplify Youth Work: Refresh Your Connections’YMCA SouthendSOUTHEND SPECIFIC CONTENT - Southend YMCA brings you 'Amplify Youth Work: Refresh your Connections', a 1-day professional networking conference:
• Are you a youth practitioner eager to connect and network with like-minded professionals?
• Interested in engaging with high-quality speakers who can inspire and drive positive change in the lives of young people?
• Looking for free CPD training or a professional CPD event to enhance your skills?
• Want to showcase your project and reach a wider audience? Book a stall in our vibrant market space and make your voice heard!
'Amplify' Conference Aims:
• To elevate the standards of youth work across Southeast Essex- Elevate the profession of youth work and emphasise the important role that youth work can play in changing lives.
• Networking and learning for the change we want to see: Improving the quality of services for young people and parents.
• Exploring the vital role of digital communication in engaging children and young people
(held at: Southend Christian Fellowship, 600 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2PT)
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16.06.24 1000-1230
08.10.24 1030-1230
07.01.25 1030-1200
A free webinar event for FE Skills providers subject to the Prevent DutyDFEThis 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).
The webinar will be organised & hosted by the Dept for Education’s Regional HE/FE Prevent Coordinator team.
A free webinar event for FE Skills providers subject to the Prevent Duty Tickets, Tue 16 Jul 2024 at 10:30 | Eventbrite
A free webinar event for FE Skills providers subject to the Prevent Duty Tickets, Tue, Oct 8, 2024 at 10:30 AM | Eventbrite
A free webinar event for FE Skills providers subject to the Prevent Duty Tickets, Tue, Jan 7, 2025 at 10:30 AM | Eventbrite
16.06.24 1030-1200A free webinar event for FE Skills providers subject to the Prevent DutyESFAThis 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).
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17.06.24 1000-1045Refugee Week with Michael Rosen: On the Move for pupils aged 9 to 14 (year 5 to 9/P6 to S3) with BSL interpreterNational Literacy TrustThis event is recommended for ages 9 to 14 years (Years 5 to 9/P6-S3).
Join author and poet Michael Rosen on Monday 17 June at 10am, where your class, together with pupils from across the UK, will have the chance to hear from Michael himself about his On the Move poetry collection. Michael will be reading and discussing his poems, exploring what home means to him, as well as guiding pupils as to how they might use his poems as inspiration for their own creative writing for Refugee Week 2024.
At the end of the event, pupils will be given the opportunity to ask Michael questions via the chatbox.
Refugee Week online event with Michael Rosen | National Literacy Trust
17.06.24 1100-1300NWG Diversity ForumNWGAimed at professionals and others who work or have a vested interest in safeguarding CYP from all marginalised communities.NWG Diversity Forum Tickets, Mon 17 Jun 2024 at 11:00 | Eventbrite
18.06.24 1300-1630County Lines & CuckooingSAVSJoin SAVS, Southend Against Modern Slavery (SAMS) & Essex Police for this training workshop which focuses on the biggest driver of modern slavery in Southend and Essex, County Lines and Cuckooing.
Following on from the session about Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, we would like to invite you to a workshop which will raise awareness of County Lines and Cuckooing. The session will be delivered by Jennie Read from Essex Police and will cover a wide range of topics across the 3 hours. You will learn:
• What cuckooing is and how it happens
• What County Lines means and how it’s affecting communities across Southend and Essex
• How gangs are operating and recruiting young people
• What support is available for victims and how prosecutions are made
• Which signs to look for and how to make a report
County Lines & Cuckooing Training – SAVS (savs-southend.org)
18.06.24 0900-1000Supporting parents / carers when their child may have been sexually abusedCSA CentreResearch shows that the support the child receives from their main caregivers and wider family is one of the most significant factors in affecting the longer-term impacts of sexual abuse and will have a big influence on how a child will understand and respond to what has happened. This free one-hour webinar aims to help to give professionals guidance for situations where the child has been sexually abused by an adult or adults or experienced another child’s harmful sexual behaviour, whether this has taken place inside or outside their family environment. Supporting parents / carers when their child may have been sexually abused | CSA Centre
18.06.24 1230-1330Speaking to children about sexual abuseCSA CentreWe know that it can take many 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. Speaking to children about sexual abuse | CSA Centre
19.06.24 1000-1200Domestic Abuse and the vulnerability of babiesChild Safeguarding Practice Review PanelThis event is part of a series of webinars that will all provide an overview of the learning from serious child safeguarding incidents and levers for change to better protect children from abuse and neglect. Each event has a slightly different focus to enable discourse about different key practice themes highlighted in the report.
This webinar will focus on the key practice themes:
• Domestic abuse and harm to children – working across services
• Recognising and responding to the vulnerability of babies
We encourage child safeguarding partners, partnership business managers, partnership independent chairs and frontline practitioners who work with children and families to attend.
Before you sign up, please note:
• Spaces are limited in order to facilitate meaningful discussion, and so we would encourage you to sign-up to one event only.
• Once you have registered your interest via Eventbrite, you will be emailed joining instructions and a full agenda the week before the event.
• This webinar will be conducted virtually on MS Teams and will be hosted by Annie Hudson, Jenny Coles and Sally Shearer.
The Annual Report is available to access here: Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: annual report 2022 to 2023 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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19.06.24 1800-1930Exploitation in Faith: As a volunteer, what do you need to know?NWGThis short course is designed specifically for people working or volunteering in the faith sector.NWG - Exploitation in Faith: As a volunteer, what do you need to know? Tickets, Wed, Jun 19, 2024 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite
12 dates - from 20.06.23-05.06.24Safeguarding Shorts for DSLs / other SLT: Web filtering in 30 minutesLGfLOverview: 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
24.06.24 1200-1300

17.07.24 1200-1300
Promoting Safer Sleep for Babies across Southend, Essex and ThurrockSETDABSOUTHEND SPECIFIC CONTENT - The Essex Safeguarding Children Board would like to invite you to join a free, online, webinar aimed at promoting safe sleep across Southend, Essex, and Thurrock. There are two dates available, and you are welcome to join on either date.

This webinar is for all professionals working with families and will help you to understand the decisions that families make around safe sleep, and how we can use the Sudden Unexplained Death in Infancy (SUDI) Thinking Tool to improve practice across multiple agencies.

All professionals joining this webinar will have the opportunity to hear some of the findings of recent research undertaken with local families and how it might be used to support and improve practice.

ESCB welcome a wide network of agencies to join.
Monday 24 June 2024 Join the meeting now
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25.06.24, 06.11.24, 27.02.25, 11.06.25 All 0900 - 1000Prevent in Practice Workshop: Audit & Risk Assess your ProvisionLGfLThis 1 hour workshop will provide you with guidance, strategies and evidence required to risk assess your school provision and review your responsibilities under the Prevent duty, using the new DfE Prevent duty Self-Assessment tool for schools and related guidancebook here
27.06.24 1200-1300Safeguarding Children in Elective Home EducationThe Child Safeguarding Practice review PanelThe webinar will explores common themes and patterns identified across reviews where children died or were seriously harmed while being electively home educated. It highlights practice issues raised by safeguarding partners and shares learning from reviews to help improve the quality of multi-agency safeguarding practice and thereby enhance how this group of children may be better protected in the future.
While the briefing is clear that home education is not, in and of itself, a safeguarding risk, the Panel recommends that safeguarding partners assure themselves about the effectiveness of their local systems pertaining to the safeguarding of children who are electively home educated.
We encourage child safeguarding partners, partnership business managers, partnership independent chairs and frontline practitioners who work with children and families to attend this event.
Before you sign up, please note:
• Once you have registered your interest via Eventbrite, you will be emailed joining instructions and a full agenda (c.1 week before the event).
• This webinar will be conducted virtually on MS Teams and will be hosted by Panel Chair Annie Hudson and Panel Member Susan Tranter, with input from Ms Rachael Wardell, Vice-President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services and Executive Director of Children, Families and Lifelong Learning at Surrey County Council.
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04.07.24 1000-1200AI generated Child Sexual Abuse Material – What? How? Why?NWG / Home OfficeThis session provides attendees with an overview and understanding of how artificial intelligence can be abused to create child sexual abuse material and how to respond to these offences. For practitioners to effectively support children who have been victims of AI-generated child sexual abuse material, it is important to understand the harmful implications of AI-generated CSAM in perpetuating abuse cycles and facilitating new forms of digital exploitation. The latter section of the event will be chaired by the Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Unit of the Home Office UK and aims to obtain insights from practitioners on what they are hearing concerning this harm type and set out the appropriate safeguarding procedures and legislative footing for these offences, and establish what resources would be beneficial moving forward as this technology continues to evolve.AI generated Child Sexual Abuse Material – What? How? Why? Tickets, Thu, Jul 4, 2024 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite
18.05.24 1600-1700
05.07.24 1230-1330
21.09.24 0900-1000
Speaking to children about sexual abuseCentre of expertise on child sexual abuseDo 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
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DfE London Prevent - Gaming and ExtremismDFEIn this session we look into:
• An introduction to gaming culture and terminology
• Gaming adjacent platforms
• Game mods
• Bespoke games
• Gamification
• What you can do
This session will begin with a content warning due to potentially concerning content shown and described.
DfE London Prevent - Gaming and Extremism Tickets, Tue, May 14, 2024 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite
DfE London Prevent - Gaming and Extremism Tickets, Wed, Jul 10, 2024 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite
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10.07.24 1330-1430
DfE London Prevent - Online Platforms and Extremist ContentDfEThis session takes a deep dive into multiple platforms seen in Prevent referrals and other concerns. Includes how each site works, where concerns may lie, and relevant case studies. List of sites unavailable, as this changes regularly to ensure the session is up to date. Includes a content warning due to potentially concerning content shown and described. DfE London Prevent - Online Platforms and Extremist Content Tickets, Tue, May 14, 2024 at 1:30 PM | Eventbrite
DfE London Prevent - Online Platforms and Extremist Content Tickets, Wed, Jul 10, 2024 at 1:30 PM | Eventbrite
10.07.24 0900-1000Induction / RefresherDfE London PreventThis short course is designed specifically for people working or volunteering in the faith sector.DfE London Prevent - Induction / Refresher Tickets, Wed, Jul 10, 2024 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite
10.07.24 1030-1115Intro to IncelsDfE London PreventA session for those either new to Prevent or wishing to refresh their knowledge.DfE London Prevent - Intro to Incels Tickets, Wed 10 Jul 2024 at 10:30 | Eventbrite
10.07.24 1330-1430Online Platforms and Extremist ContentDfE London PreventA basic overview of incels and the wider manosphere.DfE London Prevent - Online Platforms and Extremist Content Tickets, Wed, Jul 10, 2024 at 1:30 PM | Eventbrite
10.07.24 1500-1600Gaming and ExtremismDfE London PreventA deep dive into multiple sites which appear in Prevent referrals. Where concerns lie, how they work, and case studies.DfE London Prevent - Gaming and Extremism Tickets, Wed, Jul 10, 2024 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite
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27.02.24 900-1700
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Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2)Southend on Sea City CouncilThis 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
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11.07.24 1000-1200Disrupting Exploitation#LookCloserTo break the cycle of exploitation and abuse we need to target those ultimately response. By using creative approaches and making the most of the available legislation, we can ensure perpetrators receive appropriate sentences for their crimes while helping prevent them from targeting children and young people in the future. If you work with children and young adults (0-25 years) who are experiencing or at risk of exploitation and abuse, then you have a crucial role to play in disrupting their exploitation and stopping the perpetrators who are ultimately responsible. It is only by everyone playing their part in disruption that we will be able to keep all children and young adults safe while targeting those who cynically profit from their abuse.
This session on ‘Disrupting Exploitation’ aims to:
• Explore what disruption means, the tools available and their crucial role within safeguarding and protection plans for children and young adults
• Explore the use of the Modern Slavery Act in disrupting perpetrators of exploitation and the use of evidence-led prosecutions
• Discuss the importance of taking a multi-agency approach to disruption
• Evidence best practice through learning from real life case studies
• Consider the application of disruption measures for those transitioning from childhood into adulthood.
• Explore the barriers and limitations to current legislation and civil orders

Join the guestlist – #LookCloser: Disrupting Exploitation – Teams Live, Thu 11 Jul 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (tickettailor.com)
16.07.24 1230-1330Spotting the signs and indicators of child sexual abuseCSA CentreResearch indicates that just one in three children who had been sexually abused by an adult told anyone at the time. Understandably, children often find it very difficult to tell us about the sexual harm they are experiencing. There are many barriers to children sharing their experiences of sexual abuse. We know from research and data that it simply isn’t likely that a child will feel able to tell professionals directly what is happening or recognise that what is happening to them is abuse. Instead, they may show other emotional, behavioural and physical signs of their abuse. The CSA Centre’s free Signs and Indicators Template helps professionals build a picture of their concerns when they are worried that a child or young person they are working with is being, or has been, sexually abused. This one-hour session will introduce professionals to the Signs and Indicators Template and give an opportunity to use it in practice. It aims to give professionals working with children the knowledge and confidence to act when they are concerned about a child. Both the template and this webinar have been designed to support professionals across a range of organisations and agencies to systematically observe, record and communicate their concerns about the signs which may indicate child sexual abuse. Spotting the signs and indicators of child sexual abuse | CSA Centre
16.07.24 1030-1200FE Skills providers subject to the Prevent DutyDept for Education’s Regional HE/FE Prevent CoordinatorThis 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 supportA free webinar event for FE Skills providers subject to the Prevent Duty Tickets, Tue 16 Jul 2024 at 10:30 | Eventbrite
29.08.24 1300-1500Safeguarding Care Experienced Young People from Exploitation#LookCloserThis session is designed for safeguarding professionals working with care experienced young people and will explore the specific issues they face in relation to exploitation. Incorporating learning from the practice principles for responding to child exploitation and extra-familial harm developed by The Children’s Society, the University of Bedfordshire and Research in Practice; we will explore systemic challenges within the care system and how these affect young people’s experience of exploitation, alongside considering potential solutions. We will also share examples of promising practice from across England and Wales.
In this session we will:
• Discuss the appropriate placement of children entering, in or leaving care and the challenges for those moved ‘out of area’ as a response to exploitation concerns.
• Explore the importance of considering disruption alongside decisions to move children ‘out of area’.
• Consider the specific exploitation risks for care experienced young people as they transition to adulthood and between child and adult services and promising practice in responding to these.
• Explore effective information sharing across multi-agency networks and how this can help ensure that they are safeguarded effectively against the risks of going missing and experiencing exploitation.
Join the guestlist – #LookCloser: Safeguarding Care Experienced Young People from Exploitation – Teams Live, Thu 29 Aug 2024 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (tickettailor.com)
16.09.24 1000-1200Financial Exploitation#LookCloserThe Financial Exploitation of children and young people is not new, however it is emerging as a growing concern, particularly in relation to children being tricked, coerced, and forced into financial crime. This includes being targeted by an individual or an Organised Crime Group, who exploit children and young people to commit fraud and launder criminal funds through their bank accounts. This is a form of Child Criminal Exploitation.
Child Exploitation is Child Abuse. Financial exploitation can cause significant harm to a young person and have long lasting effects on their life. It can also be connected to other harms including child sexual abuse/exploitation. Yet despite this, the financial exploitation of children and young people is not well understood and can often be overlooked.
At The Children’s Society, we are developing our understanding of financial exploitation and advocating for professionals to view it as a specific harm type unto itself, as well as understanding its context within and connection to other forms of exploitation and abuse. In this session for all professionals interacting with children and young people we will:
• Explore recent learning and emerging insights on the financial exploitation of children and young people.
• Share experiences from The Children’s Society’s national Prevention Programme’s work alongside learning from partners including law enforcement, social care, and the banking and finance sector.
• Consider the implications of our findings with regards to safeguarding young people from harm and preventing their exploitation.
• Create an interactive opportunity to hear about how other professionals are responding to this emerging area.
• Provide a space to consider your own ability to identify and respond to Financial Exploitation and contribute to The Children’s Society’s evidence gathering and research on this topic.
Join the guestlist – #LookCloser: Financial Exploitation – Teams Live, Mon 16 Sep 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (tickettailor.com)
17.09.24 1545-1645Responding to harmful sexual behaviour in education settingsCSA CentreThere is a range of common and healthy sexual behaviour that children may display at different stages of development. If their behaviour is considered to be outside this range, it may be called ‘harmful’ because it harms them or others. Working effectively with children who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour – sexual discussions or acts that are inappropriate for their age or stage of development – can be challenging, complex and emotional. It is vital that professionals feel equipped to help children and families understand this behaviour, and have the confidence to address this behaviour both effectively and constructively. This free one-hour webinar aims to help give professionals the knowledge and confidence to act, using the CSA Centre’s Safety planning in education guide. In this session we will explain what may be going on for children when they display harmful sexual behaviour, and what professionals can do to help children speak about what is happening. Responding to harmful sexual behaviour in education settings | CSA Centre
17.09.24 1230-1330Spotting the signs and indicators of child sexual abuseCSA CentreResearch indicates that just one in three children who had been sexually abused by an adult told anyone at the time. Understandably, children often find it very difficult to tell us about the sexual harm they are experiencing. There are many barriers to children sharing their experiences of sexual abuse. We know from research and data that it simply isn’t likely that a child will feel able to tell professionals directly what is happening or recognise that what is happening to them is abuse. Instead, they may show other emotional, behavioural and physical signs of their abuse. The CSA Centre’s free Signs and Indicators Template helps professionals build a picture of their concerns when they are worried that a child or young person they are working with is being, or has been, sexually abused. This one-hour session will introduce professionals to the Signs and Indicators Template and give an opportunity to use it in practice. It aims to give professionals working with children the knowledge and confidence to act when they are concerned about a child. Both the template and this webinar have been designed to support professionals across a range of organisations and agencies to systematically observe, record and communicate their concerns about the signs which may indicate child sexual abuse. Supporting parents / carers when their child may have been sexually abused | CSA CentreSupporting parents / carers when their child may have been sexually abused | CSA Centre
19.09.24 1600-1700Speaking to children about sexual abuseCSA CentreWe know that it can take many 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. Speaking to children about sexual abuse | CSA Centre
02.10.24 All DayLearning From Child Deaths (Face2Face)SET Child Death Review TeamThe Child Death Review Team for Southend, Essex and Thurrock will be holding a Study Day on 2nd October 2024 in relation to Learning from Children’s Death. There will be a variety of guest speakers along with light refreshments. This Study Day will be held at Greenacres Woodland Burial Park in North Weald, Essex. If you are interested please let us know [EELS, Claire (THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL NHS TRUST) [email protected]]
03.10.24 1000-1200Exploitation in Transition ForumNWGIn 2017 the NWG invested our time in developing an understanding of the gaps in the provision of young people 16 to 18 years old and their journey into adulthood. We welcomed Steve Baguley to the team to explore this issue in depth, we conducted a benchmarking tool and the results showed members required support in the transition of young people to adulthood. Steve produced a report The Journey into adulthood years– It Doesn’t Stop Just Because You Are 18 in 2018 which was well received by our network. Since then, the understanding has grown considerably, Steve has worked with several areas across England and Wales to share learning and development. We enthusiastically welcomed the opportunity to take an active part in the development of the Transitional Safeguarding briefing and share our learning. Recently we have honed our work to focus on the exploitation in transitional safeguarding as a specific angle related to the NWG aims visiting many areas to further assist in developing this work. Demand has been overwhelming and to assist in managing this demand we are creating a networking forum to share the key messages of exploitation concerning this group and hosting a quarterly online forum to keep areas informed of the key emerging messages and latest developments, we will initially concentrate on the disruption, missing agenda NWG Exploitation in Transition Forum Tickets, Thu 3 Oct 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
ACTIVE BYSTANDER TrainingSETIt has been designed to empower residents to intervene in a safe and appropriate way when they witness situations that are uncomfortable, threatening, dehumanising, or distressing for the women of Southend, Essex & Thurrock. As an individual in the community, you can play a key role in preventing sexual harassment and the trauma it causes. About this Bystander Intervention Module This session provides participants with an eLearning module, approximately 45 minutes in durationEssex Bystander Training.
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.
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ASTHMA Training for SchoolsEPUTSOUTHEND SPECIFIC CONTENT – Essex partnership University Trust Children’s Specialist Asthma Nurse are training and supporting schools in the southeast, mid and south west Essex to achieve Asthma Friendly School Status. For more information email [email protected] o call 03442573955For more information email [email protected] o call 03442573955
BULLYING - Free CPD online trainingAnti-bullying AllianceThe following online training courses are available:
• What is bullying?
• Bullying and the Law
• 10 principles to reduce bullying
• Preventing bullying
• Responding to bullying
• Cyberbullying (Online bullying)
• Bullying and Difference
• Bullying and SEN/disability
• Young Carers and Bullying
• Looked After Children and Bullying
• Bullying and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people
• Reducing Disablist Bullying: Disabilities, the Equality Act and Schools Duties
• Sexual and Sexist Bullying
• Mental Health and Bullying
• All Different, All Equal: Preventing and Responding to Appearance Targeted Bullying
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BULLYING - Course 15: All Different, All Equal - Preventing and Responding to Appearance Targeted BullyingAudience 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
• Lookism
• Strategies to prevent appearance targeted bullying
• Reporting and recording appearance targeted bullying incidents
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BULLYING Awareness Champion Training for ChildrenKidscapeBullying 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
Content:
• 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

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BULLYING - Ant-BullyingAnti Bullying AllianceAccess 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)SCIEThe 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
CARE ACT Legal Duties and impact on Individuals (Various)Social Care Institute for Excellence1. 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.
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CQC - New regulatory approach and provider portal roll outCQCThe 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 Deckhere
Recorded WebinarCHILD DEATH OVERVIEW - What is ‘Child Death Review’NHS FuturesExplaining the What, Why, When How and Where….You will need to sign up to FutureNHS (Free access) here(here)
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COUNTY LINES (Episode Four)catch 22In 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
CRIMINALISATION - Criminalisation of Children and Young People in Care (Episode Two)Catch 22In 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
CQC - Our new regulatory approachCQCIn 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
CQC - Local authority assessmentsCQCThis 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.
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CYBER SECURITY - Cyber Security Training for StaffDigital Care HubTraining offers and resources.
Make sure staff are trained to know the benefits of operating digitally but are also aware of cyber security threats and how to deal with them. Due to the rapid development and changes in digital technology it is a good idea to add cyber security to your annual training plans.
As part of the Better Security, Better Care programme, we have developed the free, open access Data Security and Protection eLearning Course. This covers how to keep paper and digital information safe, and it enables care providers to comply with Data Security and Protection Toolkit training requirements.
The National Cyber Security Centre has produced an e-learning training package. It is free and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Stay Safe Online: Top Tips for Staff training is primarily aimed at small and mediums sizes organisations, charities and the voluntary sector, but can be applied to any organisation, regardless of size or sector. You can either direct your staff to the NCSC website or if you have your own online learning portal you can easily integrate it into it.
Each police force will also have a Cyber Protect team. They provide advice, presentations and planning exercises with businesses and charities to raise awareness of cyber threats and help organisations protect themselves.
Regional Cyber Resilience Centres, which are funded by the Home Office, also offer staff training on a group and one off basis. This is a low-cost service. Their other support, including guidance and webinars, is free of charge.
Other external support currently available includes the NHSDigital / England’s Immersive Labs platform, a premium online cyber security learning platform, is available for all technical and cyber orientated colleagues in social care.
Here at Digital Social Care, we provide guidance on data and cyber security training materials and their suitability for care providers, which includes suggestions for ways to increase data and cyber security awareness amongst staff and for subject areas that training should cover. We also have staff guidance documents for data security and protection which covers an introduction to data sharing, guidance on responding to subject access requests and how to respond to data breaches.
We also host the Better Security, Better Care programme which offers free support to care providers to enable them to complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT). Care providers can check their cyber security arrangements by using the DSPT. Central and local government bodies, local authority and NHS commissioners, the Care Quality Commission and the National Data Guardian recognise it as the official tool to evaluate your compliance with legal requirements, Data Security Standards and good practice.

CYBER SECURITY training for school staff National Cyber Security CentreA 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.
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DIGNITY - Dignity And Safeguarding In Adult Health And Social Care - Level 2 Qualification with CertificateFree Courses in EnglandThis 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.
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DOMESTIC ABUSE - Level 2 Qualification with CertificateFree Courses in EnglandThe 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.
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DOMESTIC ABUSE & Older People E’LearningSET Safeguarding Partnerships and SETDABThe 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.
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DOMESTIC ABUSESET Domestic Abuse Board (SETDAB)Information on the training opportunities available for those working in Southend, Essex and Thurrock.Website
DOMESTIC ABUSE - Tackling Domestic Abuse through the Cost-of-Living CrisisNational 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
book here
DOMESTIC ABUSE - J9 Training (Domestic Abuse)SETDABJ9 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 ABUSE - Domestic Violence - Training in Domestic Abuse & Civil Protection OrdersNational 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
book here
EARLY YEARS - Early Years child development trainingDepartment for EducationThis 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
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FORCED MARRIAGE - Awareness of Forced Marriage - Free CourseVirtual CollegeThis online course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign Office and aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk.here
GAMBLING- VariousY-gamThrough 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 BEHAVIOURBrookJoin 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]
HEALTH CARE - Technology-Based Solutions Within A Health And Social Care Setting - Level 2 Qualification with CertificateFree Courses in EnglandThis 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.
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INEQUITY - Inequity in Safeguarding (Episode Five)Catch 22In 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
IMPROVEMENT AND INNOVATION - Improvement and innovation: Webinar recordings
Social Care Institute for Excellence1. 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
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INFECTION CONTROLSocial 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.
Website
INTRA-FAMILIAL CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE - Identifying and responding to intra-familial child sexual abuseCentre of Expertise on child sexual abuseOur 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
INTEGRATED CARE SYSTEM - Developing compassionate, inclusive and collective culture in integrated care systemsscieRecorded 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
LITERACY - Empower: a critical media literacy programme National Literary TrustEmpower 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.
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MANAGERS - FREE Safeguarding for Managers and Safeguarding Leads Training CourseGrey Matter LearningOrganisations 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.
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MENTAL HEALTH - Mental Health Awareness Week – Free First Aid CourseGrey Matter LearningMental 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 courseSocial 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.
Website
MENTAL CAPACITY ACT - Families and the MCANational Mental Capacity Forum WebinarView here
MENTAL HEALTH - 5 ways to improve mental health care for everyone, everywhereThe LancetYou tube videohere
MENTAL HEALTH - Mental and Emotional Health in Schools: Effective Strategies and SupportFamily Links – The centre for emotional healthLearning 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

Course Overview
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.
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MENTAL HEALTH - The Mental Health of Children Impacted by Armed Conflict: Supporting Parenting & WellbeingAssociation for Child and Adolescent Mental healthIn 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 - Missing Children and Child Exploitation (Episode One)Catch22In 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
MODERN SLAVERYSouthend Against Modern Slavery (SAMS)SOUTHEND SPECIFIC CONTENT - MODERN SLAVERY - FREE TRAINING
• Local case scenarios
• What is Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
• Types of exploitation
• Signs of exploitation
• The National Referral Mechanism
• Reporting concerns
Our training package is 1-2 hours and can be online or in-person and tailored to your need.
Contact:[email protected]
NEGLECT – Free CPDLGfLIn 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
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NEGLECT - Introduction to NeglectLGfLNeglect 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.
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NEGLECT - Introduction to NeglectThe National Grid For LearningOur 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 MonitoringUK Safer Internet Centre on behalf of the Department for EducationIn 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

Recorded Webinars

• 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.

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ONLINE Harms and Online Helps (Episode Three)Catch 22In 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
ONLINE - PARENTSAFE – Keeping your children safe onlineLGFL - DigisafeIt'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
PERSONALISATIONSocial 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.
Website
PREVENT - Understanding Safeguarding And Prevent - Level 2 Qualification with CertificateFree Courses in EnglandThe 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.
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PREVENT duty training: Learn how to support people vulnerable to radicalisationFree Govt TrainingThe 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.
Courses
1. Course 1 - Awareness course
2. Course 2 - Referrals course
3. Course 3 - Channel or Prevent Multi-Agency Panel (PMAP) course
Refresher courses
1. Course - Refresher awareness course
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Introducing relational careOpen UniversityFREE COURSE - This free course is based on ground-breaking research (Gopinath et al., 2023a, b) that offers a way forward using ‘relational care’ – a developing approach to supporting older people that is gaining traction as part of a wider movement towards new attitudes, and a re-visioning of adult social care. Introduction | OpenLearn - Open University
RELATIONSHIPS - Talk Relationships: delivering sex and relationships education trainingNSPCCOnline 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.
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SCAMS – awareness sessionsFriends Against Scams (Trading Standards)Friends Against Scams awareness sessions are run by SCAMchampions, who have completed the SCAMchampion training session. Each 45 minute Friends Against Scams awareness session is fun and interactive and a chance to meet other people who want to take a stand against scams. Awareness sessions run across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. You can find your nearest session here.
Alternatively, complete the online learning session, which can be done in the comfort of your own home, at work or wherever, is most convenient for you. The online learning is also interactive, so you will be able to learn about scams in a fun way.
Complete the online learning here
SEND - Supporting learners with SEND through effective use of technologyEducation and Training FoundationWho 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
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SEND - Universal SEND ServicesDepartment for EducationWhat 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.
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SEXUAL EXPLOITATION - Various - Exploitation of Children and AdultsNWG (formerly The National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People) is a Charitable organisation formed as a UK networkNWG 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
SEXUAL HARRASSMENT - Managing A Disclosure Of Sexual Harassment Or AssaultBrook
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.
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Sexual Violence and Abuse - AwarenessThurrock SABThis self-paced e learning module seeks to raise awareness of sexual violence and abuse. It aims to equip individuals with the tools to have an understanding of what sexual violence and abuse is, the meaning of consent and how to respond appropriately to disclosures. This is available to individuals who work in partnership across Thurrock or provide a service to Thurrock residents. The training is suitable for local authority staff, police officers, GPs, NHS staff, representatives of churches, faith and community groups and the third sector and voluntary organisations. The learning objectives of this training are:
To have a basic awareness of what sexual violence and abuse (SVA) is.
• To understand the meaning of consent, especially in terms of sexual offences legislation.
• To know how to respond appropriately to disclosures of SVA.
To undertake this course, please click here
SOCIAL WORK - Training animations for social workersShared LivesTraining 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
4. Safeguarding
5. Care planning and review
6. Transitions
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SUBSTANCE MISUSEOpen RoadOpen 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]
SUICIDE - Associated Brain Alterations and Future Suicide Ideation in Female Adolescents and Young Adults with Mood DisordersThe Association for Child and Adolescent Mental HealthPodcast:
‘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.
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SUICIDE Prevention – Emotional Resilience for ProfessionalsMid and South Essex Integrated Care SystemMid and South Essex Integrated Care System as part of a joint initiative with partners in line with an ambition of prioritising suicide prevention has commissioned a set of training aimed at supporting professionals. The training is aimed at reducing the stigma around talking about suicide and encourages professionals in developing resilience as well as highlight the importance of self-care and self-compassion. The below link to a brief promotional video provides an overview of the training:
https://www.4mentalhealth.com/share/erpro_elearn
The suicide prevention training focuses on key elements of Emotional Resilience for Professionals as an eLearning module.

eLearning Module: Emotional Resilience for Professionals
Module Duration: 1-1½ hours (can be completed in sections)
Module Content:
• Know more about the importance of regularly investing in resilience and emotional wellbeing
• Know more about the importance of self-care and self-compassion
• Have a deeper understanding of the term resilience and emotional wellbeing
• Mitigating against the effects of crisis
• Making practical and effective changes to maximise wellbeing and resilience
• Setting realistic goals
• Completion of your own Personal Wellbeing Plan to maximise wellbeing and resilience
Supporting staff is an important facet of our approach to wellbeing and it is hoped that the training will give people the knowledge and the confidence to invest in self-resilience and wellbeing.
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SUICIDE - Talk Suicide TrainingLets 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
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SUICIDE - Take the Training, Safe A Life, #TALKSUICIDEESSEXMid and South Essex Integrated Care SystemThe #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
VARIOUS - Safeguarding courses made for youThe latest from the Social Care Institute for ExcellenceSCIE’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
VARIOUS - Safeguarding WebinarsThe Safeguarding CompanyFree webinars hosted by The Safeguarding Company with expert guest speakers, discussing a range of safeguarding topics:here
VARIOUS - LGfL TRAINING HUBLGfLLGfL in school support, training and conference events are integral parts of the LGfL Energise curriculum service provided at no extra charge for schools.here
VARIOUS - Teachers, youth workers, practitioners, universities, faith leaders and health professionals
Free Training (Various)
YGAMThrough 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
VARIOUS - Free online training courses in subjects such as Safeguarding Children, Health and Well-Being and Careers AdviceVirtual Collegea 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
VARIOUS wefindanylearnerWe Find Any Learner is a company which matches people to funded training courses using leading training providers nationally. All of the distance learning courses are free and suitable for most staff or volunteers regardless of previous qualifications. Courses available at the time of this posting incoude:
Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People Level 2
Behaviour that Challenges Level 2
Care and Management of Diabetes Level 2
Care Planning Level 2
Caring for Children and Young People Level 2
Caring for the Elderly Level 2
Children and Young People’s Mental Health Level 2
Cyber Security Level 2
Data Protection and Data Security Level 2
Dementia Care Level 2
Dignity and Safeguarding Level 2
Equality and Diversity Level 2
Falls Prevention Awareness Level 2
Mental Health First Aid Level 2
Mental Health Problems Level 2
Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2
Prevention and Control of Infection Level 2
Safe Handling of Medication Level 2
Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention Level 2
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences Level 2
Understanding Autism Level 2
Understanding Domestic Abuse Level 2
Understanding Personal Care Needs Level 2
Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent Level 2
Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Level 2
Understanding Technology Enabled Care Level 2
Warehousing and Storage Level 2
Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Level 2
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