Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Training

Introduction to the LSCB Training Programme, Terms & Conditions, and Venues

Introduction to the LSCB Training Programme

Welcome to the Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) training programme 2019- 2020.  

This training supplements the single agency training provided by your organisation and aims to provide all professionals who work with Lewisham’s children and young people a variety of skills and knowledge in safeguarding practice to keep those who are vulnerable safe.

LSCB courses provide an opportunity to network, share information and ideas, and learn about the range of services available in Lewisham. Multi-agency training also facilitates a shared understanding and common language within agencies to better safeguard children and young people in the borough. It is crucial that staff are supported to attend single and multi-agency training as well as have a system in place to monitor how the knowledge and skills gained from training are transferred in everyday practice.

Individual agencies and employers are responsible for ensuring that their staff are competent and confident in carrying out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and in order to fulfil their safeguarding duties as identified in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.

The LSCB may provide additional training to what is listed in response to local or national developments.  We recommend you review the training programme regularly and access the LSCB Safeguarding Briefings via our website. 

All applicants must have completed the MeLearning Safeguarding Children - Level 1 course, or equivalent within the last 3 years prior to attending any other course.

Terms and Conditions

  1. We recommend all applicants complete Safeguarding Children Level 1 or above prior to attending any LSCB training.
  2. LSCB multi-agency training is provided free of charge to those working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.
  3. A £75 charge will be applied for the following reasons:-
    1. Delegates must provide written cancellation notice of at least 5 working days’ notice at safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk.
    2. Non-attendance at a course.
    3. Please arrive on time and be prepared to stay for the whole session otherwise a charge may be applied. If you are significantly late, it is at the Trainer’s discretion if you permitted onto the course.
  4. Applications after the booking closing date may be considered if places remain available. Applicants should telephone 020 8314 3396 to check if a place is available.
  5. Queries can be made by email on safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk or by telephone 020 8314 3396 

Venues

The venue will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email– please ensure you read this carefully.

Venues

The venue will be contained in your confirmation email – please ensure you read this carefully. Most courses will take place at Kaleidoscope, the Town Hall Chambers, Civic Suite, or the Owen Centre at Lewisham Hospital or Lewisham Police Station. It is important you check your confirmation email carefully.

The entrance to Town Hall Chambers is located next to the Broadway Theatre entrance - please ring the bell to notify reception of your arrival. Limitations to DDA Compliance in Town Hall Chambers: this venue is not fully DDA compliant. If you have a condition that may restrict your ability to use the stairs in an emergency, please let us know when you apply for the course so that we can try to source alternative premises.

Town Hall Chambers & the Civic Suite

Buses:            47, 136, 208, 181, 284, 199, 171, 185, 160, 124, 75.

Trains:            Catford Bridge and Catford

Lewisham Hospital

Buses:            47, 54, 75, 136, 185, 199, 208, 284, 484, P4.

Trains:            Ladywell Station. Short bus ride from Catford Bridge, Catford and Lewisham Stations.

LSCB Training Schedule 2019-2020

LB = Lunchtime Briefing; HD = Half Day; FD = Full Day

Training Programme 2019 - 2020

June 2019

11th

FD

Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse

13th

LB

LADO Awareness

14th

FD

Cultural Competence in Safeguarding Children

21st

FD

Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

24th

LB

Fabricated & Induced Illness

27th

FD

Child Sexual Abuse in the Family

 July 2019

4th

HD

Gangs, Exploitation & Effective Practice

5th

HD

Safer Recruitment (Multi-Agency)

9th

LB

Trauma Informed Approach

10th

FD

Safeguarding Children Level 3 – Designated Safeguarding Leads

11th

LB

Introduction to Safeguarding C&YP in Lewisham

15th

LB

Learning from Domestic Homicide Reviews

17th

FD

Neglect – An Analytical Approach

18th

LB

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent

18th

FD

Working with Challenging & Hard to Help Families

 September 2019

11th

FD

Self-Harm & Suicide Ideation in Children & Young People

12th

LB

Working in the Community with Substance Misuse and Meeting the Needs of Young Carers

17th

FD

Safeguarding Children Level 3 – Designated Safeguarding Leads

17th

LB

LADO Awareness

19th

LB

Understanding the Different Strands of Violence Against Women & Girls

23rd

FD

Child Sexual Abuse in the Family

25th

LB

Introduction to Safeguarding C&YP in Lewisham

27th

HD

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent – Greater Depth

 October 2019

3rd

FD

Domestic Violence & Abuse Awareness

8th

LB

Learning from Serious Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

9th

LB

Safeguarding Sexually Active Young People

9th

FD

Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

10th

FD

Neglect – An Analytical Approach

16th

FD

Cultural Competency in Safeguarding Children

17th

LB

Trauma Informed Approach

24th

HD

Gangs, Exploitation & Effective Practice

31st

LB

MARAC Process

 November 2019

5th

LB

Children Missing Education

12th

FD

Working with Challenging & Hard to Help Families

15th

LB

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent

20th

FD

Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse

21st

LB

Learning from Domestic Homicide Reviews

26th

LB

Professional Curiosity

28th

LB

Introduction to Safeguarding C&YP in Lewisham

 December 2019

4th

FD

Safeguarding Children Level 3 – Designated Safeguarding Leads

10th

FD

Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

11th

LB

Learning from Serious Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

 January 2020

9th

HD

Gangs, Exploitation & Effective Practice

14th

HD

Safer Recruitment (Multi-Agency)

16th

FD

Self-Harm & Suicide Ideation in Children & Young People

21st

LB

Introduction to Safeguarding C&YP in Lewisham

 February 2020

4th

LB

Understanding the Different Strands of Violence Against Women & Girls

5th

LB

Safeguarding Sexually Active Young People

7th

FD

Domestic Violence & Abuse Awareness

13th

FD

Safeguarding Children Level 3 – Designated Safeguarding Leads

27th

FD

Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence.

 March 2020

4th

LB

MARAC Process

5th

LB

Learning from Serious Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

13th

HD

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent – Greater Depth

17th

LB

Children Missing Education

25th

LB

Working in the Community with Substance Misuse and Meeting the Needs of Young Carers

26th

HD

Gangs, Exploitation & Effective Practice

E-Learning

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

Duration 45 minutes.

The Prevent awareness eLearning has recently been refreshed. This includes updates to reflect the recommendations from the Parsons Green review, updated information following the change in threat and attacks of 2017, and new case studies.  

2. Prevent Referrals

The training is for anyone who has been through the Prevent awareness eLearning or a Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP), and so already has an understanding of Prevent and of their role in safeguarding vulnerable people. 

The training follows on from the Prevent awareness training which introduces users to the NOTICE-CHECK-SHARE procedure for evaluating and sharing concerns relating to radicalisation. The package shares best practice on how to articulate concerns about an individual, and ensure that they are robust and considered. It is aimed at anyone who may be in a position to notice signs of vulnerability to radicalisation and aims to give them confidence in referring on for help if appropriate. It is also designed for those (for example line managers) who may receive these referrals and have to consider how to respond, whether that be establishing more context, or reaching out to partner agencies for support.  

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

Child Sexual Abuse in the Family

Target Group:.         Designated Safeguarding Leads, equivalent, or above level of experience and knowledge.

Trainer:                    Janet Lee Consulting

Time of Session:     9:30 - 4:30

Venue:                      This will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       Thursday 27th June 2019 - Course date is now full

                                  Monday 23rd September 2019

Delegates:                20 places

Aims and Objectives:

Working with child sexual abuse can be complex for professionals - it takes place in a world of secrecy and in practice, we are often working with suspicion.  It can be hard to know how to help and support children who may be and are being sexually abused and professionals need to help with detection and how to work with disclosures.  The material used on this course will support this complexity, provide help with working with children and young people, and the non-abusing care giver.  Practice experience is shared to understand the recovery / repair process from abuse and how to help non-abusing carers move from denial to belief and protection.

  • To develop an up-to-date knowledge base on sexual abuse, based on studies, research and effective practice, drawing on recent messages from the Children's Commissioners Report 2015.
  • To build professionals professional confidence in detecting and responding to child sex abuse.
  • To consider how perpetrators operate and how abuse occurs.
  • To understand the non-abusing carers response to the abuse and how to effectively work with the NAC to believe, support, and protect.
  • To understand why children and young people have difficulty disclosing the abuse and the impact of sexual abuse on children and young people.
  • To think about and plan how to intervene and assess children who have, or may have, been sexually abused.

Application Form

Children Missing Education Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Ian Hewison - Team Leader, Attendance Service, Education Standards and Inclusion

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       Tuesday 5th November 2019

                                  Tuesday 17th March 2020

Delegates:               30 places

Aims and Objectives

  • To raise awareness of issues related to children missing education
  • To highlight what should happen when a child is missing education and what else this could be telling us.
  • To define what is a child missing education.

 Application Form

Child Trafficking, Modern Slavery, and the National Referral Mechanism

Target Group:              Professionals who work directly with children and families who may come into contact with

                                     foreign national children where there is a concern for trafficking

Trainer:                        Child Trafficking Advice Centre, NSPCC

Time:                           9:30am – 1:00pm

Dates:                          Date to be confirmed.

Delegates:                   20 places 

Aims and Objectives

  • Define child trafficking, what children are trafficked for and the key risks indicators.
  • Information about high risk groups, trends and models of good practice such as missing children.
  • Clarity of responsibilities and procedures to follow.
  • Awareness of agencies to utilise and work with them.
  • Identify high risk groups, current trends and models of good practice.
  • Provide knowledge of relevant guidance, legislation, and procedures, including the Modern Slavery Act and the National Referral Mechanism.
  • Give a voice to the survivors of child trafficking by means of a short DVD.

Complex Neglect of Children and Young People

Target Group           Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to

                                  assessing, planning, intervening, and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

Trainer:                     Janet Lee

Times:                       9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                        Wednesday 17th July 2019. - Course date closed.

                                   Thursday 10th October 2019 - Course date closed.

                                   Monday 2nd December 2019.

Delegates:                 20 places                              

Neglect is a feature in many families who safeguarding professionals work with and yet it is so hard for professionals who are involved to create successful interventions that turn it around. This course will explore why it is important to be analytical about neglect and will challenge current professional thinking. There will be a focus on effective multi agency interventions that create change for children and young people.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To understand why neglect is complex and how to analyse neglect
  • To gain knowledge about different types of neglect and how to approach the family
  • To understand the impact of neglect on growing child and the seriousness of this on the growing child’s development
  • To use tools for analysis in working out what the child’s lived experience is
  • To gain knowledge in how to use multi agency meeting not to only share information but as an analytical tool to inform the planning process
  • To develop ideas for creative plans that make a difference to children’s lives and create change in families where neglect is present
  • Think differently about neglect
  • Have an understanding of how to create more effective change
  • Have ideas to take back to work with children, young people and their families to support them to improve their parenting and the quality of the child’s life.

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Cultural Competence in Safeguarding Children

Target Group             Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to

                                   assessing, planning, intervening, and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

Trainers:                    Leethan Bartholomew, Barnardo's 24.05.19

                                  Rahana Hussain

Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                        Friday 14th June 2019 - Barnardo's- Booking Closed

                                  Wednesday 16th October 2019 - Rahana Hussain- Booking Closed

Delegates:                 20 places                              

Barnardo's Aims and objectives 24.05.19 Course:

  • Explore the challenges and opportunities of working with children and families from a range of different cultural, religious, ethnic, and economic background.
  • Explore different cultural and religious belief systems and child care practices within different groups, the impact of these on parenting and the protective factors that may be associated with these.
  • Consider personal attitudes and beliefs and how they may impact on interventions with families whose background is different to their own.
  • Recognise the impact of discrimination on children and families from particular cultural economic groups.
  • Develop skills in distinguishing between cultural practices that are not harmful to children and those that are.
  • Develop a basic awareness of a range of practices that are specific to certain communities which may be harmful to children.
  • Develop skills in assessing the strengths of families from all cultural backgrounds whilst ensuring that areas of risk are identified and addressed.
  • Consider the importance of identifying, exploring and assessing the impact of family history, culture and belief systems on the care of children.
  • Consider how different personal and professionals beliefs and attitudes can impact on multiagency working.

Rahana Hussain Aims & Objectives 16.10.19 Course:

  • To increase understanding of the influences of our own and families race, culture, faith or beliefs on the parenting of children;
  • To gain confidence in talking about our own and other people’s attitudes and beliefs and how these might affect judgment when working in partnership;
  • To improve practice skills in these areas during the process of assessments/offering services;
  • Explore how we balance risk and protective factors within any scenario and consider our baseline for concern;
  • To discuss any local issues regards the topic.

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Domestic Violence & Abuse Awareness

Target Group              Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening,

                                    and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

Trainer:                      Roz Amat - Positive Parenting Company / National Trainer for the AVA Community Groups Programme.

Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                        Thursday 3rd October 2019

                                  Friday 7th February 2020

Delegates:                 20 places                              

Aims and objectives:

  • What is domestic abuse? (Home Office definition).
  • Different forms of domestic abuse.
  • Effects of domestic abuse.
  • Possible warning signs.
  • Supporting victims - do's and don'ts.
  • Myths and realities regarding domestic abuse.
  • Domestic abuse and the law.
  • MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference).
  • Local and National Services.

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Early Help Champions (including MASH)

Delegates will need to have completed Safeguarding Children Level 1, 2 or 3, or equivalent recognised learning prior to attending this course.

This training is specifically for those who are able to be a lead advisor, support, and teach professionals within their service or organisation.

Trainer:                       Karen Morgan – Early Help Team Manager

Dates:                         To be confirmed

Time:                           9:30am to 4:30pm on each day.

Aims and objectives:

  • To understand and support professionals in your agency regarding the:-
    • Lewisham Early Help processes.
    • MASH assessment and referral process.
    • Understand the Continuum of Need document and identify the appropriate level of need for families.
    • How to obtain the voice of the child.  
    • Have awareness and how to identify appropriate services for children and families.
  • To be a confident lead professional.
  • To obtain skills and knowledge on how to provide effective Early Help to children and families to achieve good outcomes.   

Fabricated & Induced Illness Awareness Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Dr Sian Morgan - Associate Specialist in Community Paediatrics L&G NHS Trust

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Dates:                       Monday 24th June 2019 - Course Closed

Delegates:                20 places

Aims & Objectives

  • The briefing is to increase awareness of Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII). 
  • Practitioners will be able to recognise  the condition from the presenting symptoms and develop  an understanding of how it is managed.

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Gangs, Exploitation & Effective Practice

Target Group:              Professionals who work directly with children and young people

 Trainer:                        Lewisham Serious Youth Violence Team

 Time:                           1:30pm to 5:00pm

 Dates:                          Thursday 4th July 2019 - Course Closed

                                      Thursday 24th October 2019

                                      Thursday 9th January 2020

                                      Thursday 26th March 2020

 Delegates:                    20 places

 Aims and Objectives:

  • Raise awareness of the issues involving young people in serious youth violence and gangs in Lewisham.
  • Will help you to identify and develop the key skills and techniques required to work with those involved in gangs and serious youth violence.
  • Overview of the historical background to serious youth violence.
  • Understand what processes and interventions are in place in Lewisham / Nationally to support practitioners and clients.
  • Provide you with real problem solving scenarios to increase practical understanding of gang activity.
  • Identify at the earliest stages possible whether a young person is involved in gangs and serious youth violence.
  • The nature of gangs and other threats, including child sexual exploitation and grooming of children to deal drugs.
  • Help you to make quality referrals to the Gangs Intervention Team.
  • Basic knowledge of Lewisham gangs  

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Health Improvement Training Programme

Welcome to the Lewisham Health Improvement Training Programme .

The development of the training programme has been designed to meet the priorities outlined in the Lewisham Health and Wellbeing Strategy Plan.

Lewisham has nine priority areas to be addressed over the next nine years, which include the following:

  • Overarching Health and Wellbeing
  • Achieving a healthy weight
  • Increasing the number of people who survive colorectal, breast and lung cancer for 1-5 years.
  • Improving Immunisation uptake
  • Reducing alcohol harm
  • Preventing the uptake of smoking among children and young people and reducing the numbers of people smoking
  • Improving mental health and wellbeing
  • Improving sexual health
  • Reducing Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

In addition to the above priority areas Lewisham Health Improvement team have are committed to delivery of training in the following areas.

  • Substance misuse
  • Child and Maternal Health

Local and national health improvement priorities form the basis for the training programme, for which courses are targeted at individuals working or volunteering in Lewisham. By participating in the programme, attendees are able to develop and strengthen health improvement skills and competencies.

The health improvement training team aim to deliver quality assured training which equips participants with the skills to identify opportunities for health promotion and facilitate key health messages within their respective work and community settings.

A number of courses advertised in the brochure contribute to the Lewisham way (council competencies) as well as to the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) that is often used in the health sector. The KSF is equally relevant to the skills and competency required to undertake health improvement work in other settings (see pages 38-39).

We trust you will find these learning opportunities inspiring and we look forward to seeing you on our courses.

Introduction to Safeguarding Children & Young People in Lewisham - Lunchtime Briefing

Target Audience:        Professionals who work with or who have regular contact with children and young people.

Trainer:                        Nikki Thorpe, Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Dates:                          Thursday 11th July 2019

                                    Wednesday 25th September 2019

                                    Thursday 28th November 2019

                                    Tuesday 21st January 2020

 Delegates:     20 places

Aims & Objectives

  • Understanding the role and functions of your Safeguarding Children Partnership Board.
  • Learn about key themes from serious child practice reviews, locally and nationally.
  • Developing a child centred practice and a co-ordinated response to safeguarding children and young people.
  • The need for professional curiosity
  • What children and young people need from people who work with them.
  • The role of safeguarding and child protection leads in your organisation.
  • Introducing the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
  • Accessing appropriate training to increase your knowledge of safeguarding subjects.

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Learning from Domestic Homicide Review’s Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Charlene Noel - Violence Against Women & Girls Programme Manager

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       Monday 15th July 2019

                                  Thursday 21st November 2019

Delegates:                30 places

Aims and Objectives:

  • To provide an understanding of the statutory requirements of conducting a domestic homicide review (DHR) in Lewisham.
  • To understand the recommendations made from previous DHRs and how they are meant to be implemented.
  • To examine and understand the common themes found in the most recent DHRs conducted in Lewisham.
  • Looking closely out how learning from DHRs is embedded within frontline practice for professionals within Lewisham.
  • Examining a case study of a DHR.

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Learning from Serious Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Maureen Gabriel, Designated Nurse Safeguarding, L&G NHS Trust.

                                   Tim Bull, Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children, L&G NHS Trust.

                                   Sara Taylor, Principal Social Worker, Children's Social Care LBL

                                   Amanda Harris, Quality Assurance Manager, Children's Social Care, LBL

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       Tuesday 8th October 2019

                                  Wednesday 11th December 2019

                                  Thursday 5th March 2020

Delegates:                20 places

Aims and Objectives:

  • To understand the serious case review process.
  • Examine the national research findings.
  • Examine Lewisham’s serious case reviews.
  • What professionals can learn when working with complex and vulnerable families.

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Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Awareness Lunchtime Briefing

Delegates will need to have completed Safeguarding Children Level 1, 2 or 3, or equivalent recognised learning prior to attending this course.

Trainer:                        Finola Owens, Lewisham LADO

Dates:                          Thursday 13th June 2019

                                     Tuesday 17th September 2019

                                     Thursday 12th December 2019

Time:                            12 noon until 2:00pm

Delegates:                   20 places

Aims & Objectives

  • Role of the LADO.
  • The referral process and what constitutes an appropriate referral.
  • How to ensure your organisation complies with the statutory requirements and legislation.

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Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) : Lewisham’s Domestic Violence Process Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Charlene Noel - Violence Against Women & Girls Programme Manager

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       Thursday 31st October 2019

                                  Wednesday 4th March 2020

Delegates:                30 places

Aims and Objectives:

  • To provide an understanding of MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) aims and processes.
  • To know how MARACs operate on a national and pan-London level.
  • To understand the relationship between MARAC and relevant agencies in Lewisham.
  • To have knowledge of the use of the CAADA Risk Indicator Checklist, used to assess the level of DV risk.
  • How to confidently make a referral to the Lewisham MARAC.

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Professional Curiosity

Target Group:              All professionals who work with children and young people in Lewisham.

Trainer:                        Dr Sian Morgan, Associate Specialist in Community Paediatrics, L&G NHS Trust

Time:                           12:00 noon - 2:00pm

Dates:                          Tuesday 26th November 2019

Delegates:                   20 places 

Aims and Objectives

  • Learning from Serious Case Reviews
  • How to ask difficult questions
  • To raise awareness about professional curiosity
  • To understand the risks of a lack of professional curiosity 
  • To develop skills around professional curiosity

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Safer Recruitment (multi-agency)

Target Group:             Recruiting managers for roles where people will work with or have direct contact with children and young people. 

                                   School staff should contact governor services for specific training on this subject.

Trainer:                        Diane Parkhouse, Education Human Resources

Time:                           9:30pm to 1:00pm

Dates:                         Friday 5th July 2019 This date has been moved to Friday 6th September 2019 and has 4 places available.

                                   Tuesday 14th January 2020

Delegates:                   25 places

Aims and Objectives

  • Increase your understanding of organisation safeguarding responsibilities in relation to safer recruitment.
  • Highlight the importance of maintaining an on-going culture of vigilance and robust systems for reporting concerns.
  • Identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people.
  • Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting.
  • Review their own and their organisation’s policies and practices with a view to making them safer.

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Safeguarding Children Level 3 - Designated Safeguarding Leads (multi-agency)

Target Group             Appointed Designated Safeguarding Leads. 

                                   This course is not applicable to Schools.  Schools should register for training with STEEP

Refresh:                    Every 2 years.

Trainer:                      Rahana Hussain

Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                        Wednesday 10th July 2019

                                  Tuesday 17th September 2019 - Booking Closed

                                  Wednesday 4th December 2019

                                  Thursday 13th February 2020

Delegates:                 20 places                              

Aims and Objectives:

This course is designed to build on participants knowledge of the need to work together to identify, assess and meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns and their understanding of the impact of parenting issues on parenting capacity, addressing lack of cooperation and how to escalate concerns. Attendees are able to by the end of the day: 

  • advance knowledge of child protection
  • what to do if a child is at risk
  • reporting strategies/ policies and procedures.  How this links in with Lewisham processes. 
  • Make aware of S17, S47 and what would be TAC/TAF around a child to gain preventative services.  What services are available in Lewisham.
  • describe the role of the designated lead and state key areas of responsibility.
  • state the barriers inhibiting children from disclosing abuse and respond effectively to a child who does disclose.
  • state the barriers to staff reporting concerns and develop methods of overcoming them.
  • make appropriate decisions about the action to take when informed of a range of concerns about child or young person.
  • explain the issues in connection with recording and sharing of information with key partners and agencies.
  • How gaining consent works and role play around this or any of the above.
  • The training is compliant with 'working together to safeguard children 2015' and 'keeping children safe in education July 2015'.

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Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse

Target Group            Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening, 

                                   and reviewing the needs of a child or young person.

Trainer:                     Jane Walker

Times:                       9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                        Tuesday 11th June 2019 - Course closed

                                   Wednesday 20th November 2019

Delegates:                20 places                              

Aims and Objectives:

  • To equip individuals to work more effectively with parents who use substances. This will be achieved by considering the impact of substance use on parenting and the risks that children and young people may be experiencing. It will enable participants to update their substance misuse knowledge as well as learning more about local services and interventions.
  • On completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Describe the extent of parental substance use locally and nationally in relation to the numbers of children affected and the range of substances used.
  • Understand governmental responses to the issue of parental substance misuse.
  • Recognise the impact of parental substance use of children and young people in their families in relation to their physical, emotional and social development and well being.
  • Assess risk in relation to parental substance use and its impact on the family and parenting skills.
  • Learn about treatment options and local substance use agencies.
  • Consider the impact of attitudes and values when working with parental substance use.
  • Work collaboratively with other agencies according to borough guidance.

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Safeguarding Sexually Active Young People Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Lewisham Sexual Health Service

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       Wednesday 9th October 2019

                                  Wednesday 5th February 2020

Delegates:                20 places

Aims and Objectives:

  • This session is aimed at professionals who come in to contact with young people.
  • How to bring up the subject of sex with young people.
  • To understand how to ask appropriate questions.
  • To be aware of the warning signs and vulnerabilities of exploitation and the pressures on young people.
  • Where to go for help and advice. 

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Self-Harm & Suicide Ideation in Young People Awareness

Target Group             Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening, 

                                    and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

Trainer:                      John Lincoln - Lewisham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                        Wednesday 11th September 2019 - Date will be re-arranged to November 2019

                                   Thursday 16th January 2020

Delegates:                 20 places                              

Aims and Objectives:

  • Provide an overview and develop a better understanding of what self-harm looks like in young people.
  • How practitioners can recognise the common warning signs of self-harm and manage it
  • Identify the management of self-harm and the care pathways.
  • The link between self-harm and suicide ideation.
  • Suicidal intent.
  • Increase knowledge and awareness in in young people including appropriate identification of risk.
  • To gain an understanding of the management of self-harm and suicidality care pathway; where agencies, young people, parents and carers can go for support.

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Sexual Violence and Exploitation Amongst Young People (Peer-on-Peer Abuse)

Target Audience:        Professionals who work with or who have regular contact with children and young people.

Trainer:                        Safer London 

Dates:                          Date to be confirmed

                                     Date to be confirmed

Time:                           1:30pm to 5:00pm

Delegates:                   25 places              

Aims & Objective

  • Define Peer-on-peer abuse and explain how it can be perpetrated including CSE in gangs and peer groups, harmful sexual behaviour and criminal exploitation.
  • Identify vulnerabilities in young people which make them more likely to be victims or perpetrators.
  • Have knowledge of tools to assess young people’s behaviours and risks.
  • Recognise opportunities for early intervention and prevention.
  • Identify support services and best practice interventions to support children at risk, victims, perpetrators and bystanders.

Trauma Informed Approach Lunchtime Briefing

Target Audience:        Professionals who work with or who have regular contact with children and young people.

Trainer:                        Keith Cohen, Lewisham YOS and South London Resettlement Consorium Strategic Manager, Crime Reduction

Dates:                          Tuesday 9th July 2019 - Course date now closed.

                                    Thursday 17th October 2019

 Delegates:     20 places

Aims & Objectives

  • Understanding trauma
  • What is the impact?
  • Effects of trauma
  • Trauma recovery model.

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Understanding the Different Strands of Violence Against Women & Girls Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Charlene Noel - Violence Against Women & Girls Programme Manager

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       Thursday 19th September 2019

                                  Tuesday 4th February 2020

Delegates:                30 places

Aims and Objectives:

  • The government definition of the different strands of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)
  • To provide practitioners with an understanding of the terminology Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and the strands it includes
  • The course will cover local, national and international issues of VAWG and examine how VAWG is experienced by victims
  • To discuss how Lewisham responds to VAWG and the Council’s VAWG policies

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Working with Challenging and Hard to Help Families

Target Group            Experienced or senior professionals who work with complex needs families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening,

                                   and reviewing the needs of a child or young person. 

Trainer:                      Janet Lee

Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

Date:                           Thursday 18th July 2019, This date is now full.

                                    Tuesday 12th November 2019

Delegates:                20 places                               

Aims and Objectives:

  • To develop confidence and competence in the interface with other safeguarding professionals.
  • To unpick what “authoritative practice” looks like in action.
  • To use techniques and develop skills that assist practitioners in using authority when working with families who are hard to help and who present challenging and evasive behaviour to professionals.
  • To use team around the child meetings, conferences and core groups as meetings where challenge and critical thinking can be demonstrated.

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Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

Target group

Workers in Lewisham from across the health, housing and social care spectrum (including those in the voluntary sector) who are likely to come into contact with domestic violence perpetrators and want to know more about how to respond

Trainer:                    Colin Fitzgerald, Solace Women's Aid

Time of Session:     9:30 - 4:30

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       Friday 21st June 2019 This date is now full

                                  Wednesday 24th July 2019 - This date is now full

                                  Wednesday 9th October 2019 - This date is now full

                                  Tuesday 10th December 2019

                                  Thursday 27th February 2020

Delegates:                20 places

Aims and Objectives:

  • Better identify perpetrators of domestic violence
  • Make appropriate referrals to other agencies upon identification
  • Understand the dynamics of perpetrators use of violence
  • Better understand the risks posed by perpetrator to (ex) partners and children
  • Undertake initial motivational work with perpetrators to help explore their use of violence
  • Understand the differences between empathic and collusive working in a domestic violence context

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Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)

Target Group:           All professionals working with children,  young people and adults in the Borough of Lewisham.

Aims and Objectives:

  • Develop understanding of Prevent Strategy & roles within it
  • Develop existing expertise & professional judgement in relation to extremism & radicalisation or recruitment to extremist groups
  • Increase awareness of national/international picture of extremism & terrorism
  • Improve confidence to raise concerns
  • Raise awareness of Channel interventions; safeguarding the individual
  • Increase whole organisation's capacity to prevent extremism & safeguard vulnerable people

Trainer:                     Martin Gormlie - Prevent Manager

Lunchtime Briefings                       

Dates:                       Thursday 18th July 2019 - Date cancelled due to a low number of applications.

                                  Friday 15th November 2019

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Delegates:                30 places.

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WRAP - Greater Depth

Dates:                       Friday 27th September 2019

                                  Friday 13th March 2020

Time of Session:     9:30 -  12:30

Delegates:                30 places.

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Working in the Community with Substance Abuse and Meeting the Needs of Young Carers

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainers:                   Pearl Morene - Social Worker and Tom Cornwallis - Hidden Harm Co-ordinator

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       Thursday 12th September 2019

                                  Wednesday 25th March 2020

Delegates:                20 places

A Whole Family Approach: Meeting the Needs of Young Carers

Aims and Objectives:

  • To develop an understanding of the key messages in the guidance of working with young carers.
  • To help professionals to identify young carers.
  • To raise awareness of the risks and needs of young carers.
  • To explain the potential opportunities and barriers of working with young carers.

Hidden Harm

Aims and Objectives:

  • Universal professionals role in Early Intervention when working with parents that use substances.
  • To raise awareness of the risks and needs of children effected by parental substance use.
  • To explain the potential opportunities and barriers to working with parents that use drugs and alcohol and how to reduce risk
  • Supportive steps to improve home for children who live with a parent who uses substances
  • Signposting to comprehensive training and referral pathways.

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