The Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership offers a range of up-to-date statutory training.  All courses are inter-agency, offering participants the opportunity to meet practitioners and managers from a variety of agencies, to better understand the essential multi-agency nature of all child protection work in Plymouth.

Understanding Child Protection (CPF)

This course is the gateway course to all PSCP training and learning opportunities.  It offers detailed instruction on the legal context of Safeguarding and Child Protection in England, the signs and symptoms of child abuse, the contemporary legal framework for the welfare of the child, current procedures including common assessment and child protection investigations, and explanations of the lead agencies and how to manage concerns within the multi-agency context.

Understanding Child Protection (Refresher) (CPR)

Delegates who have successfully completed the Understanding Child Protection (CPF) course,  can access all other PSCP courses including the Child Protection Refresher. The refresher course is for all staff who require updating on Safeguarding and Child Protection policies and procedures, who have previously attended an inter-agency ‘Introduction to Child Protection’ course (for example, the PSCP ‘Understanding Child Protection’ Foundation course).  If the applicant has not attended a core inter-agency ‘Introduction to Child Protection’ in the last four years, they are expected to attend the full one-day course Understanding Child Protection (CPF).

Working Together to Safeguard Children

This course directly develops the learning offered at CPF. This advanced training is delivered by lead officers in the field of child protection. Ensuring consideration of the barriers to effective child protection caused by personal attitudes and behaviours, procedural deficiencies, agency boundaries and/or inter-agency rivalries, this programme asks practitioners to develop sound judgement and professional dignity to ensure the child’s interests are paramount at all times.   Reflective learning, including reading and group discussion is required, alongside role play scenarios and self-assessment.Introduction to Early Help Assessment and Multi-Agency Working

Trauma Informed Practice

The Trauma Informed Practice course is a full day course and free of charge for all agencies.  It is aimed at staff who provide support services to children, young people, families and adults.

 

Child Exploitation

This course provides an opportunity to improve awareness and skills in relation to child exploitation.    Participants will develop improved awareness of legislation and research, be able to recognise exploitation and the vulnerabilities to becoming a victim, gain understanding as to how perpetrators think and act, and gain knowledge on undertaking risk assessment and securing effective interventions.   All course tutors are experienced in delivering and managing specialist missing and sexual exploitation services.

Understanding Domestic Abuse and Child Protection (DAA)

This course offers detailed consideration of the child protection issues raised by domestic abuse, for all workers in any agencies accessed by children, young people and/or their parents and families; practitioners across all sectors, and their managers.

Safeguarding Children with Disabilities (DIA)

This course provides participants with the information and context necessary to be alert to signals that a disabled child may be suffering as a result of abuse, for all workers in any agencies accessed by children, young people and/or their parents and families; practitioners across all sectors, and their managers. The programme is delivered by the specialist practitioners from the Plymouth City Council Social Care for Children with Disabilities Service.

Understanding Hidden Harm (HHA)

Understanding Hidden Harm  offers up-to-date research and best practice guidelines for the recognition of signs and symptoms of hidden harm to children caused by alcohol, drugs and substance misuse in the family. Practical guidelines for intervention, support and prevention will be considered, including the identification and analysis of risk with substance using parents.

Understanding Child Online Safety (OSA)

The course offers detailed information and the context necessary to be alert to signals that a child may be suffering from cyber-bullying or child abuse connected with information and communication technologies (computers, games consoles and mobile phones) and to know what to do.  The programme is delivered by the specialist trainers from the South West Grid for Learning.

Safeguarding Children from Neglect and Emotional Abuse  (NEA)

This course offers detailed consideration of the child protection issues raised by physical or emotional neglect, for all workers in any agencies accessed by children, young people and/or their parents and families; practitioners across all sectors, and their managers. The programme is delivered by the specialist practitioners from the PSCP.

Supervision Skills for Child Protection (SSA)

For many years, the Government has expressed concern at the lack of sufficient supervision for practitioners who may have to deal with child protection. The PSCP  is committed to promote access to professional supervision and guidance for all those who may have concerns about children.  his  multi-agency training course for both practitioners and their managers, is based upon the most up-to-date research and knowledge of what works to protect children.  This course will examine core principles of safe practice in-line with legislation and procedures.