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Open Access Training provided by SCSP partner agencies

Substance Misuse

The Corner, Sheffield’s Young Person’s substance use service provides a coordinated and effective response to the needs of young people. The service provides early help and prevention through workforce development; offering training, consultation, and resources to front line staff in social care, education and health and other partner organisations working with children and young people across the voluntary and statutory sectors.

They also provide free training to any professional working with young people in Sheffield and have a rolling training programme and sessions can be booked on via their Eventbrite page. These sessions are currently being delivered via Zoom and cover Basic Drug Awareness, Current and Emerging Trends, our Screening Tool and detailed Cannabis training. They also offer free bespoke training to organisations who request specific training for their staff, please contact them if you would like to discuss this.

They have a YouTube channel providing informative videos for young people and for professionals. They can also be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Sheffield Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Mental Health Training Offer

The CAMHS multi-agency training offer is tailored to the needs prioritised by the Children's Workforce in Sheffield and is designed to equip staff to respond to the challenges they are facing.  It will be updated based on annual survey responses from the Children's Workforce and professionals are encouraged to influence content.  The skilled training team involves CAMHS Nurses, Psychiatrists, Primary Mental Health Workers, Psychologists, Art Psychotherapists and Family Therapists. Please click on the link for details of courses on offer, dates and how to apply: CAMHS Mental Health Training Days - Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk)

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Early Help Partnership Training

 The Early Help Partnerships training offer is a standalone topic based programme- which continues to support and embed the principles of whole family ways of working. It looks to upskill the universal workforce and underpin the core values of partnership working. The training is readily available and accessible for SCC employees and our wider partners. All training is free to access and compliments that of all other training attended.

 Regular topics include:

  • 2 Day Generic Parenting Training
  • 4 Step Parenting
  • Early Help Assessment (FCAF) Training
  • Emotional Wellbeing Sessions
  • Generic Parenting - Baby and Teen
  • Homelessness Awareness
  • Introduction to ADHD
  • Introduction to Shelter Services
  • Job Centre Provision
  • Navigating Mental Health Services
  • Reducing Parental Conflict
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • TAF Training
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Understanding Eating Disorders

 To be added to our distribution list in order to receive booking links and information on upcoming training, please complete this short form: https://forms.office.com/r/kxaEvMbhaN

Domestic Abuse Safeguarding Children Courses

For further details on how to apply for the following courses which are now administered by IDAS please visit their website, click here.

  • Young people and domestic abuse
  • Domestic abuse signs, indicators and referral pathways and MARAC
  • Safeguarding Children an domestic abuse

IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.  Services include refuge accommodation, community based support, peer mentoring, group work, training and access to a free, confidential out of hours helpline.

--NEW-- Young Carers: Identifying and supporting young people with caring responsibilities in Sheffield

This eLearning course is aimed at professionals working in Sheffield to help you better identify and support children and young people who have caring responsibilities.  It has been co-designed with young people from our service and is CPD-certified. 

The module takes approximately one hour to complete and you can save it then come back to it if you are not able to finish it in one sitting.  The course also includes a range of useful downloadable resources for you to save and use in your practice.  

 Learning outcomes: By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain why it is important to identify and support young carers
  • Outline young carers’ statutory rights and how these are met in Sheffield
  • Explain who young carers are and how caring responsibilities can impact on young people
  • Identify young carers more confidently in your work
  • Support young carers in your work, through signposting and practical resources

To find out more and sign up to the course, go to: https://sheffieldyoungcarers.vc-enable.co.uk/Login/

Zero Suicide Alliance

There is a range of free awareness training options at ZeroSuicideAlliance.com/training  which support better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach somebody who is struggling. The website also hosts stories and videos that could be used in single-agency awareness training.


Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking – information and training to support work with children

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking encompasses a wide range of abuses including; slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour and trafficking for the purpose of slavery, servitude, sexual, labour or criminal exploitation or domestic servitude. These exploitations are typically for financial benefit though this not always the principle motivation.

Statutory Guidance in relation to the Modern Slavery Act was most recently updated in November 2021 and can be found here; Modern slavery: how to identify and support victims - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

In addition the Home Office have released an e-learning specifically related to protecting children, Child Victims of Modern Slavery. The training contains information about grooming, safeguarding, sexual, criminal and other forms of exploitation and also gives information about the duty to refer exploitation concerns National Referral Mechanism.


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