2017/18 Multi-Agency Training Programme

Welcome to the BSCB Multi-Agency Training Programme April 2017 to March 2018 (preview of courses April to July 2018).  The BSCB training programme is for practitioners and volunteers who work predominately with, or who are in regular contact with, children and young people.

FOR AN APPLICATION FORM AND TO VIEW THE CANCELLATION POLICY PLEASE REFER TO THE MAIN TRAINING TAB ABOVE

For full information regarding individual courses, or to check availability for dates listed, please click on the relevant course link below.

The content of courses may change without notification to reflect current good practice and changes in legislation.

Early Help Awareness Raising

‘Providing early help is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years’. Working Together 2015

Dates: 11/5/2017, 30/5/2017

Family Outcomes Star Refresher

This session provides an update and overview of current approaches for the Family Outcomes Star. It explores how to work with the families to ‘score’ challenge where appropriate, and complete a good quality assessment and plan. PLEASE NOTE: • This training session is for people who have previously attended the full day Family Outcomes Star Assessment course. • This 3 hour Refresher session will not allow you to go on and carry out Family Outcomes Star Assessments without having completed the full day training first.

Dates: 11/5/2017, 30/5/2017

Assessment Tool: Graded Care Profile 2

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 GCP2 helps professionals to be clear as to 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. (GCP Toolkit)

Dates: 16/5/2017, 3/7/2017, 11/10/2017, 1/12/2017, 22/2/2018

Assessment Tool: Family Outcomes Star Assessment Training

Please click on the above link to check availability and venues. Please note:- In order to use any version of the Star with service users you will need to obtain a licence. Delegates attending this training must work for organisations in Bucks and be working with children under 18 years of age in Bucks. Licences can be arranged by the employing organisation post training (a list of named contacts is given out at the end of the event). It is the BSCB assessment tool of choice that enables organisations to measure and summarise changes across a range of services, and support families with different levels of needs. It is also a keywork tool that can help parents make changes by providing them with a map of the journey they need to take to be more effective parents, and a way of plotting their progress. Family Star – Triangle Consulting Social Enterprise Ltd

Dates: 24/4/2017, 13/6/2017, 28/9/2017, 29/11/2017, 26/1/2018

1 Day Introductory Course: Everyone’s Responsibility

‘Safeguarding children - the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play... In order that organisations and practitioners collaborate effectively, it is vital that every individual working with children and families is aware of the role that they have to play and the role of other professionals.’ WTSC 2015

Dates: 8/6/2017, 25/9/2017, 23/11/2017, 23/1/2018, 14/3/2018, 11/5/2018

2 Day Introductory Course: Working Together in Safeguarding Children

'Ultimately, effective safeguarding of children can only be achieved by putting children at the centre of the system, and by every individual and agency playing their full part, working together to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children.' WTSC 2015. Please note this is a 2 Day Course

Dates: 17/5/2017, 15/6/2017, 10/7/2017, 20/9/2017, 12/10/2017, 6/11/2017, 5/12/2017, 17/1/2018, 5/3/2018, 26/4/2018, 22/5/2018, 6/6/2018, 9/7/2018

Specialist Course: Child Sexual Exploitation

‘The sexual exploitation of children and young people has been identified throughout the UK, in both rural and urban areas, and in all parts of the world. It affects boys and young men as well as girls and young women. It robs children of their childhood and can have a serious long-term impact on every aspect of their lives, health and education. It damages the lives of families and carers and can lead to family break-ups. Sexual exploitation of children and young people is completely unacceptable and we are determined to do all we can to help eradicate it.’ Safeguarding Children and Young People from Sexual Exploitation. Supplementary guidance to Working Together to Safeguard Children HM Government 2009

Dates: 26/4/2017, 6/7/2017, 18/10/2017, 6/2/2018, 23/4/2018, 5/7/2018

Specialist Course: Domestic Abuse & Child Protection

Seeing or hearing the ill treatment of another is included in the definition of emotional abuse. For many children being made subject to Child Protection Plans, a predominant concern is the impact of living with domestic violence.

Dates: 9/5/2017, 28/6/2018

Specialist Course: Introduction to Protective Behaviours

It is important for children to build resilience to deal with difficult situations using Protective Behaviours (PB’s), it is a functional and down to earth approach to safety. The PBs process is essentially a framework of ideas which provides direction on how to respond positively to challenges in all aspects of our lives. It supports children in identifying and responding to situations they may feel unsafe in and provides them with strategies and skills to respond to this. It is a simple, flexible and effective process which is inclusive and therefore accessible to everyone.

Dates: 8/5/2017, 18/9/2017, 25/1/2018, 14/5/2018

Specialist Course: Mentally ill Parents and their Children

Parental mental health problems were identified as a factor in over half of a sample of 33 serious case reviews in England from 2009-2010 (Brandon, 2011). Published case reviews tell us that professionals sometimes lack awareness of the extent a mental health problem may impact on parenting capacity. This may result in a failure to identify potential safeguarding issues. The learning from these reviews highlights that professionals must recognise the relationship between adult mental health and child protection. Adult and children’s services need to work together to safeguard children when there is a parent with mental health problems (NSPCC 2015)

Dates: 6/6/2017, 13/6/2018

Specialist 2 Day Course: Neglect

Children who have been neglected may experience short-term and long-term effects that last throughout their life. Children who don’t get the love and care they need from their parents may find it difficult to maintain healthy relationships with other people later in life, including their own children. Children who have been neglected are more likely to experience mental health problems including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Young people may also take risks, such as running away from home, breaking the law, abusing drugs or alcohol, or getting involved in dangerous relationships - putting them at risk from sexual exploitation. (NSPCC)

Dates: 27/6/2017, 1/2/2018, 19/6/2018

Specialist Course: Protecting Disabled Children

Children with special educational needs and disabilities are at higher risk of harm than most children, yet keeping them safe can be more of a challenge. For children with the most profound difficulties, with little or no verbal communication and a need for intimate care, their vulnerability is extremely high. Key issues for safeguarding children with disabilities include: • social isolation • reliance on others for personal care • impaired capacity to resist or report abusive behaviour • reduced access to someone to tell • especially vulnerable to bullying and intimidation • more frequently away from home, e.g. in hospital, respite care or residential living. Safeguarding disabled children: practice guidance HM Government 2009

Dates: 14/11/2017, 17/5/2018

Specialist Course: The Management of Escalation, Conflict Resolution & Challenge

A recurrent theme in Serious Case Reviews carried out by the BSCB has been the lack of challenge both within and between agencies. The focus is NOT on dealing with clients (see Working with Challenging Families) but on progressing difficult situations. This course will be run by Barbara Firth, an experienced facilitator of multi-agency training.

Dates: 20/6/2017

Specialist Course: Working with Challenging Families

As Harry Ferguson tells us; The impact of violence, fear, threats to and manipulation of professionals is not inevitable… If workers don’t feel authoritative and safe, the strong likelihood is that the child is not safe either. Child Protection Practice, Palgrave MacMillan 2011

Dates: 25/5/2017, 31/10/2017, 2/7/2018

Training the Trainers in Child Protection (2 days)

The BSCB will always consider suitable trainers from partner agencies to join the Multi-agency Training Pool and will support trainers delivering basic safeguarding training within their own organisation. If attending this course is of interest to you, please contact Julie Marshall, BSCB Training Admin Officer at jmarshall@buckscc.gov.uk to discuss, ascertain payment terms and obtain the appropriate application form(s) to apply for a place.

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