RE: Confirmation of Multiagency Training Arrangements September 2020 – December 2020

In the Safeguarding Children Partnership we want to make sure that professionals across the multi agency network have access to high quality learning as we all begin to get used to the ‘new norm’ of working following Covid 19.

So, we are pleased to announce that our training programme will resume in September 2020 ….albeit slightly differently. All courses will start running again in September but will take place via a Microsoft Teams interactive Webinar. You don’t need Microsoft Teams software to attend a webinar and can join via your internet browser if that’s the case.  The Webinars will be 2 ½ hours long supported by pre-course reading for most courses. We have been busy trialling this format during the summer months and following positive feedback will move fully to this style of delivery in September 2020 to December 2020.

All existing course dates in the training calendar will continue to stand but will be delivered via the webinar style. There will be one webinar per course date with timings for all course webinars starting at  10.00am and finishing at 12.30pm.

You’ve also told us that you’re missing spending time with colleagues face to face…working and learning together with all the benefits this brings. So we will review the above arrangements and when we are able to start delivering face to face training again we will do so at the earliest point possible.

All webinar bookings can be made in the usual way by completing our booking form and e-mailing it to SafeguardingTraining@plymouth.gov.uk 

Once your place is confirmed we will e-mail you any pre-course materials and a link to join the webinar.

And finally…….. a thank you from all of us here at the PSCP team for your co-operation, understanding and support as we move towards these new arrangements and please get in touch if you have any further queries or questions.

 

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 inter-agency nature of all child protection work in Plymouth.  Full details of courses and access to course handbooks can be found below.

NEW – 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.

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 Understanding 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

Understanding Child Sexual Abuse

This course offers detailed consideration of the child protection issues raised by child sexual 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 National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) .

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.