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Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership

SCSP Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Training

'Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.’  Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

The Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) and Quality Assurance and Involvement Service (QAIS) has a long record of providing high quality multi-agency safeguarding children training through a Training Pool and a team of specialist trainers.

For Health Care Staff – All Safeguarding Children training, and workshops advertised here have been identified as meeting the requirements of Level 3 training.

Please be aware that applications take a few days to process. If you are applying for training that takes place in the next 7 days then please also email us to ensure you get your joining instructions in time.


Working Together: Promoting Wellbeing and Keeping Children Safe +

Working Together is at the heart of good child protection and safeguarding practice.

This course, based around the statutory guidance, ‘Working together to Safeguard Children’ (2018) explores how organisations and individuals can better work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It is primarily aimed at staff who are new to working with Children and Families in Sheffield or practitioners who have recently taken on a safeguarding remit.

The course provides staff with an understanding of their responsibilities, how to access support for children and families, the child protection process, key legislation and guidance and will look at what can be learned from practice in Sheffield. It is also an opportunity for staff to become familiar with the roles of people from other agencies who attend the training and share experiences and perspectives that will aid future working.

Staff should have completed their own agency Basic/Introduction to Safeguarding Children face to face training or the Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership Online E-learning Safeguarding Children training.

Thursday 13 October 2022
Wednesday 9 November 2022
Tuesday 6 December 2022
Friday 27 January 2023
Wednesday 22 February 2023
Tuesday 14 March 2023
Tuesday 23 May 2023
Friday 16 June 2023
Wednesday 5 July 2023

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Conference and Core Groups +

This course will help practitioners develop a clearer understanding of the process of Initial Child Protection Conferences, Core Groups and Review Conferences. It explains local policy and practice including consideration of core values and incorporating Signs of Safety.

Staff should have completed their own agency Basic/Introduction to Safeguarding Children face to face training or the Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership Online E-learning Safeguarding Children training and the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Working Together: Promoting Well-being and Keeping Children Safe course before applying for this course.  This course is aimed primarily at staff who are new to working with children and families or who have more recently taken on a safeguarding remit and anticipate that they may become involved in child protection conferences or are likely to be members of a core group.

Wednesday 5 October 2022
Thursday 17 November 2022
Wednesday 8 February 2023
Friday 24 March 2023
Wednesday 10 May 2023
Tuesday 20 June 2023

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Safeguarding Adults and Children  full - new dates September 2023+

This half-day course has been developed jointly by the Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children services and it designed for practitioners in both Adult and  Children’s Services. It raises awareness of safeguarding issues for both adults and children at risk and considers how practitioners in Adults and Children’s services might work more effectively together.

Increasingly practitioners across both adults and children’s services are being encouraged to develop family-based approaches to working with vulnerability and need and this course provides an excellent opportunity to begin to explore the implications of this for practice.

Staff should have completed their own agency Basic Safeguarding Children or Adults face to face training or the Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership Online E-learning Safeguarding Children training, before applying for this specialist course.

Tuesday 29 November 2022
Thursday 16 March 2023
Wednesday 14 June 2023

Working with Resistance and Hostility in Families +

Different families respond to professionals in different ways. From time to time all agencies will come into contact with families who deflect attention from improving outcomes for their child or adult at risk, or who are more obviously reluctant, resistant or hostile toward agency approaches.

This half day course emphasises practical approaches to support practitioners to engage families and to offer appropriate challenge where required.

Prior to attendance attendees should:

  • complete a basic introduction to safeguarding course either in their own agency or the Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership e-learning Safeguarding Children training.

  •  attend an Introduction to Safeguarding Adults course (advisable) where possible either in their own agency or via the Sheffield Adult Safeguarding Partnership here

  •  have attended or booked onto a Trauma Informed Practice workshop here to supplement this course.  Attendance can be before or after this training.

Applications are welcome from ALL practitioners working with children and families in Sheffield. The course is free to all staff working for Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership partner agencies or other not for profit organisations.

Tuesday 11 October 2022
Wednesday 1 February 2023
Thursday 25 May 2023

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Safeguarding Workshops +

We host a selection of safeguarding workshops for the children and adult workforce.  These are advertised on a termly basis and the current programme and booking details are below.  For Health Care Staff – All Safeguarding Children workshops advertised in this flyer have been identified as meeting the requirements of Level 3 training.

Safeguarding Workshops - Autumn Term 2022

Graded Care Profile 2 Training +

1 day training to gain licence for using the Graded Care Profile Tool from the NSPCC.

What is the GCP2

The GCP2 is a practical tool which supports practitioners in measuring the quality of care delivered to an individual child from an individual carer or carers over a short window of time and is designed to give a representative overview of the current level of care. The grades are based on observations and good quality evidence gathered during this window. The GCP2 reviews "what it's like" for the child not "why it's happening". It helps professionals to be clear about what the basic needs of a child are, and to what degree they are being met. This allows practitioners to make reasoned and explicit judgements in relation to neglect.

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FASD training - prevention, diagnosis, and support for those affected by FASD +

FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) is a neurological condition that affects people throughout their life. The condition is entirely preventable.

No amount of alcohol at any stage of pregnancy is safe for the baby.

A recent study in Salford gave a crude prevalence rate of 4% of the population. People with FASD often fall through the gaps in services, particularly during transitions, and are vulnerable to homelessness and entry into the criminal justice system. Identification and thorough psychological assessment can identify strengths and areas of difficulty, and with knowledge of that profile the affected person can thrive, and services can respond appropriately.

Focus on FASD – Part 1

This training will increase your awareness and understanding of FASD, identify the causes and the long-term effects of FASD and provide you with the understanding and knowledge to support your service users.

Please book on one of the events below:

Monday 3 October 2022 - 9.30am – 12.00pm
Monday 3 October 2022 - 1.00pm – 3.30pm

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Following completion of the Focus on FASD course (part 1) there is a Strategies and Support FASD course (part 2) if you would like to attend.

Strategies and Support for FASD – Part 2

 This training will identify strategies and support models for you to use with children, young people and adults that have FASD.

You can ONLY attend this training if you have already completed Focus on FASD Part 1.

Thursday 20th October 2022 - 9.30am – 12.00pm
Thursday 20th October 2022 - 1.00pm – 3.30pm

Thursday 3rd November 2022 - 9.30am – 12.00pm
Thursday 3rd November 2022 - 1.00pm – 3.30pm

Wednesday 16th November 2022 - 9.30am – 12.00pm
Wednesday 16th November 2022 - 12.30pm – 3pm

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Trauma Informed Practice +

A trauma-informed approach represents a new way of working across all services that promotes five principles: safety, empowerment, choice, collaboration, and trust.

This training aims to introduce those principles and encourage discussion and reflection regarding how they may be applied in practice.  Sheffield is committed to becoming a trauma-informed city, so this training is relevant to all agencies..

Monday 10 October 2022
Tuesday 8 November 2022
Wednesday 7 December 2022
Tuesday 17 January 2023
Thursday 9 February 2023
Monday 20 March 2023

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