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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Email: safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 3396

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It is essential that everyone working with children, young people and families completes the Safeguarding Level 1 course before undertaking any LSCB training advertised in our programme. It is recommended that you repeat this course every three years. This training package will be updated as necessary to take account of local and national policy changes.  All online courses are CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified and can be included in your professional development qualifications.

You should be familiar with your safeguarding children responsibilities and local policies. This can be obtained through your designated safeguarding lead, training provided by your organisation, previous LSCB training or online sources. The Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board is a multi-agency partnership of agencies, organisations and professional groups responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, including protecting them from abuse and neglect.

Course information found in this Section

MeLearning

  1. Safeguarding Children - Level 1
  2. Safeguarding Children - Level 2
  3. Handling Violence & Aggression at Work - Children's Workforce
  4. Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
  5. Information Sharing & Consent
  6. Data Protection Act
  7. Mental Capacity Act
  8. Sexual Abuse & Recognising Grooming
  9. Domestic Abuse
  10. Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability Awareness (Health & Social Care)
  11. Online Safety - Risks to Children
  12. Online Safety - For Parents (this course is also advertised on the parents pages under Staying Safe Online)
  13. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  14. Hate Crime
  15. Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery
  16. Gangs & Youth Violence

Other E-Learning Opportunities

  1. Home Office Prevent E-Learning
  2. Channel General Awareness on Prevent
  3. Home Office FGM Course - Recognising and Preventing FGM / Cutting / Female Circumcision
  4. Forced Marriage Awareness - HM Government
  5. Understanding Domestic Violence & Abuse Level 1 and Level 1 - AVA Project
  6. Complicated Matters: Domestic and Sexual Violence, Problematic Substance Misuse and Mental Ill Health - AVA Project
  7. All About Bullying - Anti-Bullying Alliance

MeLearning

The two links used for the Lewisham training portal are:

New Users

  1. For new users, the self-registration link is: https://lewisham.melearning.university/course_centre
  2. You will be asked for the Registration Key, this is  @Lewisham
  3. Once you send off a request, you will receive a welcome email containing your log in details usually within 24 hours.

Existing Users

  1. For users who already have an account, the log in link is     https://lewisham.melearning.university/user/login (please write down your login and password and keep it safe)

Each courses takes on average between 1 and 2 hours to complete.  When you have successfully completed all sections you will be able to print your Certificate of Completion. Please note you must be connected to a printer as we are not able to post out or email certificates.

1. Safeguarding Children – Level 1

Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

Target Audience:       Everyone.  This course must be completed prior to an application for any other LSCB learning.  

Learning Outcomes:

  • The background, legal basis, key principles, and definition for safeguarding child protection and child abuse.
  • The importance of serious case reviews and Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCB).
  • The concept of significant harm and what to do if child abuse is suspected.
  • Who abuses children and learn the definitions of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.
  • The cause of abuse and how to recognise signs of abuse from the victim and perpetrator.
  • The effects of abuse on children.
  • How to, and how not to respond to concern that a child is at risk of harm.
  • What information to record and what to do if you have concern.
  • How to respond to a disclosure or allegation of abuse or neglect.

2. Safeguarding Children - Level 2

Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

Target Audience:        Everyone who works with children and young people in the borough of Lewisham.  

Learning Outcomes:

  • Types of questions that can be asked, and should be avoided.
  • Considerations before referring a safeguarding concern to Children’s Social Care.
  • Information you should provide to Children’s Social Care and the questions you should ask.
  • What you and Children’s Social Care should do following a referral.
  • The Framework for the Assessment of Children and their families, and its principles.
  • Assessing children’s needs.
  • Understand the domains and dimensions of the Framework.
  • Importance of keeping an up-to-date chronology and how to record one.
  • Purpose and possible outcomes of a Strategy Discussion and Section 47 Enquiries.
  • Initial Child Protection Conferences.

3. Handling Violence & Aggression at Work – Children’s Workforce

Duration 1 hour.

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The scope of work related violence.
  • The responsibilities of the employer.
  • What factors put workers at increased risk.
  • What causes people to become violent?
  • How to spot the signs of potential violence.
  • How to avoid provoking violence.
  • The best ways to defuse a potentially violent person or situation.
  • How to respond to a physical attack.
  • How to tackle phone and cyber rage.

4. Safeguarding Children with Disabilities

Duration 30 minutes.

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The real definition of disability.
  • Exactly why disabled children are more vulnerable to abuse.
  • How to deal with the tricky challenges when abuse of a disabled child is suspected.

5. Information Sharing and Consent

Duration 2 hours.

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • What information sharing is and why it is so important.
  • How information sharing can help prevent harm.
  • Why it is important to keep good records.
  • The legislation around information sharing.
  • What children, young people and families expect of you.
  • Who can give or refuse consent.
  • The seven golden rules of information sharing.
  • What confidential information is.
  • The questions you should ask prior to sharing information.

6. Data Protection Act

Duration 30 minutes.

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The GDPR and the new Data Protection Act.
  • The key differences between the current data protection regime and the new one.
  • The primary aim of the new legislation.
  • Who the legislation applies to and how they will be affected.
  • What is meant by personal data and special category data.
  • Why protecting personal data is important.
  • What the core data protection principles are.
  • The improved rights for individuals.
  • The new conditions for consent.
  • Who administers the penalties.

7. Mental Capacity Act

Duration 2 hours.

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • What Mental Capacity is.
  • Who the Mental Capcity Act concerns.
  • The Mental Capacity Act code of practice.
  • The five core principles of the Mental Capacity Act.
  • When and how to assess mental capacity.
  • How to make decisions in a persons best interests.
  • The importance of keeping good records.
  • What can be done within the law.
  • When and how to use restraint.
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney.
  • How to resolve disputes.
  • The Court of Protection.
  • Advance decisions.
  • The role of independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs).
  • The importance of research.
  • How to approach and communicate with children and young people who lack mental capacity.

8. Sexual Abuse and recognising grooming

Duration 1 hour.

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Why is it important to talk about and address child sexual abuse
  • What sexual abuse is and how it can start.
  • The signs and symptoms of sexual abuse.
  • What to consider where sexual abuse is suspected.

9. Domestic Abuse

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes.

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • What domestic abuse or violence is.
  • The nature of domestic abuse.
  • Who is affected and the impact of domestic abuse.
  • How the law can help victims of abuse, including the role of the police.
  • A range of situations victims might experience.
  • Understand the effect the abuse can have
  • How victims think about their abuse and the abuser.
  • The effect abuse can have on children and young people living in abusive households.
  • Why victims sometimes don’t leave abusive relationships and what they need to have in place to be able to do so.
  • How you should deal with victims of domestic violence.
  • The risk assessment tools available to help you make decisions about managing risk and increasing safety.
  • The Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference.
  • The role of the Independent Domestic Violence Advisor
  • Who is responsible for abuse: what they think, how they see the world and what treatment is available to them.
  • How abuse can be prevented.

10. Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability Awareness - for Health and Social Care

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes.

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • What a learning disability is.
  • The experience of a person with a learning disability.
  • The possible support needs of people with mild, moderate and severe learning disabilities, and how they differ.
  • What dementia is.
  • What the lived experience of a person with dementia might be.
  • The possible support needs of people with mild, moderate and severe dementia.
  • Different types of mental illness.
  • What the experience of a person with a mental illness might be.
  • The possible support needs of people with different mental illnesses.
  • How to promote the safety of people with a disability.
  • Social and medical models of disability.
  • How to support a person with a learning disability, dementia or a mental illness.
  • The importance of early diagnosis.
  • Legislation relating to people with mental illness, learning disability or dementia.
  • The requirement for confidentiality.
  • Aspects of mental capacity in decision-making.

11. Online Safety - Risks to Children

Duration 30 minutes. 

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Potential risks associated with the internet and what adults and children need to know in order to manage these risks.
  • The 3 C's of internet safety: Content, Contact, and Conduct.
  • How to manage risks from the perspective of an adult.
  • How to manage risks from the perspective of a child or young person.

12. Online Safety - for Parents

Duration 30 minutes.

Target Audience:        Parents and Carers of Children and Young People in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

What do children do online?  What are the risks? How can I keep children safe online?  This course looks at the risks associated with online and mobile technology and demonstrates ways that you can help create a safer digital environment for children and young people.

  • Why online safety awareness and practices are so vital for children and young people especially.
  • The technologies and online environments that pose a risk.
  • Advice on supervising children, privacy settings, and parental controls.
  • The relevance of the ditgital footprint and online repretation, and
  • How to advise children on safe internet use, warning them of the dangers such as cyberbullyinbg and grooming.

 13. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Duration 1 hour.

Target Audience:    Professionals who work with vulnerable adults, in hospitals and care homes, and in social care who have responsibility for

                                implementing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Learning Outcomes:

  • What the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are and who they apply to.
  • The background to and the law regarding the safeguards.
  • What the deprivation of liberty is and when and how a person can be deprived of their liberty.
  • The difference between restraint and deprivation of liberty.
  • Situations that can lead to deprivation of liberty and strategies to help prevent it.
  • The process of identifying risk and requesting both ‘standard’ and ‘urgent’ authorisation.
  • The requirement to keep good records.
  • The six assessments.
  • The role of the Independent Mental Capcity Advocate.
  • What happens when the assessments are completed and the requirements are not met / met.
  • The relevant persons respresentative and their role.
  • Authorisation and review.
  • Applications to the Court of Protection.
  • The role of the Care Quality Commission.
  • Unauthorised deprivation of liberty.
  • The Mental Capacity Act made simple.

14.   Hate Crime

Duration 45 minutes.

Target audience:   This course is suitable for anyone working with vulnerable people, or for anyone who wishes to increase their awareness of hate crime, and understand how to recognise and respond to hate crime.

Learning Outcomes:

  • What a hate crime is.
  • How it effects the victim.
  • Who the victim and perpetrators are.
  • How prevalent hate crime is.
  • About the law.
  • How to respond to hate crime incidents. 
  • How to keep safe on the internet.
  • What happens after a hate crime is reported.

15.   Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery

Duration 45 minutes.

Target audience:   .

Learning Outcomes:

  • What modern slavery is.
  • The principal legislation that deals with modern slavery.
  • The main ways in which victims are exploited.
  • The differences between human trafficking and migrant smuggling.
  • Why it is so hard for a victim to escape.
  • Who the traffickers are.
  • The definition of child trafficking.
  • The main ways in which children are exploited by traffickers.
  • The main indicators that a child is, or might become a victim of trafficking.
  • How to respond if you come into contact with a child who is potentially a victim of trafficking.
  • Spotting the signs that someone might be a victim of modern slavery.
  • The broad indicators that a child might have been trafficked.
  • How to get help for these potential victims and support them into the National Referral Mechanism.
  • How the National Referral Mechanism works.

16.   Gangs & Youth Violence

Duration 1 hour.

Target audience:   The course aims to help anyone who works with adults or children to recognise the signs that someone is in a gang or may be involved in youth violence.  It is especially helpful for front line workers within the community, education, and in the targeted youth support services.

Learning Outcomes:

    • The ways gangs are defined and how gang violence is measured
    • Territorial conflicts
    • The risk factors for gang membership, and the warning signs that a young person is in a gang
    • The roles women and girls play in gangs and why they join
    • How they’re sexually exploited by gangs and the signs
    • The windows of opportunity for intervention
    • Racial bias regarding gangs and how to challenge your own thinking about violent youth
    • The importance of inter-agency cooperation and intervening early
    • Methods for schools to handle at-risk and disruptive students
    • The role of the police, hospitals, and third sector groups in preventing gang recruitment and violence

Other E-Learning Opportunities (click on the title of the course to be taken to the training)

1. Introduction to Prevent

Duration 45 minutes.

This introductory training provides you with an awareness of radicalisation and an understanding of what you can do to in your day-to-day job to ensure that people are safeguarded from the risks of radicalisation – much in the same way as you might protect them from other risks, such as physical abuse.

2. Channel General Awareness of Prevent 

Duration 25 minutes:

This module provides information on Channel and what your duties and responsibilities are in the process.

This module will:-

  • Explain how Channel links to the gorvernments counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST).
  • Describe the Channel process and it’s purpose.
  • Help you to identify factors that can make people vulnerable to radicalisation.
  • Define safeguarding and risk ownership of the Channel process.

3. Home Office FGM Course - Recognising and Preventing FGM / Cutting / Female Circumcision

Duration 1 hour.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding what FGM is and distinguish the four types of FGM.
  • Identify key health risks and consequences of FGM.
  • State the legal position in the UK regarding FGM.
  • Understand how and when FGM is carried out.
  • Identify who is at risk of FGM and describe the key indicators.
  • List some of the common justifications for FGM.
  • Be aware of your role in preventing FGM and supporting those who have undergone FGM.

4. Awareness of Forced Marriage

Learning outcomes:

  • Recognise the warning signs of forced marriage.
  • Take the right actions to help protect the potential victim.
  • Cooperate effectively with other agencies.

5. Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse Level 1 and Level 2 AVA Project

6. Complicated Matters: domestic and sexual violence, problematic substance use and mental ill health. AVA Project

7. All About Bullying - Anti-Bullying Alliance

As part of the Anti-Bullying Alliance All Together programme they have developed a suite of free online training for anyone that works with children and young people. The programme was particularly developed to reduce levels of bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs (SEN) but applies to all children. 

Training modules include: 

  • What is bullying? 
  • Bullying and the Law 
  • Bullying and SEN/disability 
  • 10 principles to reduce bullying
  • Preventing bullying
  • Responding to bullying
  • Cyberbullying

Each module takes between 30-45 minutes to complete. The training is free to complete online from any computer/tablet. You can complete it at your own pace. This ABA online course is CPD approved which means it is certified as counting towards your continuing professional development

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