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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Email: safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 3396

E-Learning

It is essential that everyone working with children, young people and families completes the Safeguarding Level 1 course before undertaking any LSCB training advertised in our programme. It is recommended that you repeat this course every three years. This training package will be updated as necessary to take account of local and national policy changes.  All online courses are CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified and can be included in your professional development qualifications.

You should be familiar with your safeguarding children responsibilities and local policies. This can be obtained through your designated safeguarding lead, training provided by your organisation, previous LSCB training or online sources. The Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board is a multi-agency partnership of agencies, organisations and professional groups responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, including protecting them from abuse and neglect.

Course information found in this Section

  1. Safeguarding Children - Level 1
  2. Managing Conflict - Children's Workforce
  3. Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
  4. Information Sharing & Consent
  5. Data Protection Act
  6. Mental Capacity Act
  7. Sexual Abuse & Recognising Grooming
  8. Domestic Abuse
  9. Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability Awareness (Health & Social Care)
  10. Online Safety - Risks to Children
  11. E-Safety - For Parents (this course is also advertised on the parents pages under Staying Safe Online)
  12. Introduction to Prevent
  13. Channel General Awareness on Prevent
  14. Home Office FGM Course - Recognising and Preventing FGM / Cutting / Female Circumcision
  15. Modern Slavery (trafficking and exploitation) - The Salvation Army
  16. Forced Marriage Awareness - HM Government
  17. Understanding Domestic Violence & Abuse Level 1 and Level 1 - AVA Project
  18. Complicated Matters: Domestic and Sexual Violence, Problematic Substance Misuse and Mental Ill Health - AVA Project
  19. All About Bullying - Anti-Bullying Alliance

MeLearning

The two links used for the Lewisham training portal are:

New Users

  1. For new users, the self-registration link is:
    https://lewisham.melearning.university/course_centre
  2. You will be asked for the Registration Key it is @Lewisham
  3. Once you send off a request, you will receive a welcome email containing your log in details usually within 24 hours.

Existing Users

  1. For users who already have an account, the log in link is https://lewisham.melearning.university/user/login (please write down your login and password and keep it safe)

Each courses takes on average between 1 and 2 hours to complete.  When you have successfully completed all sections you will be able to print your Certificate of Completion. Please note you must be connected to a printer as we are not able to post out or email certificates.

1. Safeguarding Children – Level 1

Target Audience:       Everyone.  This course must be completed prior to an application for any other LSCB learning.  

Learning Outcomes:

  • The background, legal basis, key principles, and definition for safeguarding child protection and child abuse.
  • The importance of serious case reviews and Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCB).
  • The concept of significant harm and what to do if child abuse is suspected.
  • Who abuses children and learn the definitions of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.
  • The cause of abuse and how to recognise signs of abuse from the victim and perpetrator.
  • The effects of abuse on children.
  • How to, and how not to respond to concern that a child is at risk of harm.
  • What information to record and what to do if you have concern.
  • How to respond to a disclosure or allegation of abuse or neglect.

2. Managing Conflict – Children’s Workforce

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The five main styles of dealing with conflict.
  • The three main ways in which people behave during conflict.
  • The styles you tend towards when conflict arises.
  • How to resolve conflict using effective communication techniques.
  • Improved listening and responding techniques for difficult situations.
  • Effective ways of negotiating positive solutions to conflict.
  • The reasons for conflict within and between agency teams.
  • A strategy to resolve conflict.
  • Out own behaviour in conflict situations.
  • The types of difficult behaviour people display in order to gauge which approach to take.

3. Safeguarding Children with Disabilities

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The real definition of disability.
  • Exactly why disabled children are more vulnerable to abuse.
  • How to deal with the tricky challenges when abuse of a disabled child is suspected.

4. Information Sharing and Consent

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • What is information sharing?
  • Why is information sharing so important?
  • How information sharing can help prevent harm
  • Why it is important to keep good records
  • The legislation around information sharing
  • What children, young people and families expect of you
  • Who can give or refuse consent
  • The seven golden rules of information sharing
  • Know what is confidential information
  • Making informed judgments
  • Seven key questions to ask yourself
  • The questions you should ask prior to sharing information

5. Data Protection Act

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the principles and purpose of the Act
  • Understand the key terminology associated with the Act
  • Know what is classified as sensitive personal data
  • Know how to process sensitive personal data
  • Know the eight data protection principles
  • Know how to ensure that personal data is securely kept
  • Know what to do when giving out personal information over the phone
  • Know the rights of data subjects
  • Learn about 'Subject Access Requests'
  • Learn what can happen if a data controller fails to respond to a request
  • Know what to do if a request requires the disclosure of health information
  • Understand the key difference between the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act

6. Mental Capacity Act

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about the people the Act concerns
  • Know what is Mental Capacity
  • Learn about the Code of Practice
  • Know the five core principles of the Act
  • Know when and how to assess capacity
  • Know how to making decisions in a person’s best interests
  • Learn about the importance of keeping good records
  • Learn what can be done within the law
  • Learn about restraint
  • Learn about the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Learn about the Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Learn about resolving disputes
  • Learn about the Court of Protection
  • Learn about advance decisions
  • Learn about Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs)
  • Learn about the importance of research
  • Learn about children and young people who lack capacity

7. Sexual Abuse and recognising grooming

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn why is it important to talk about and address child sexual abuse
  • Learn the definition of sexual abuse
  • Know who sexually abuses and exploits children
  • Know the signs and symptoms of sexual abuse
  • Recognise the points to consider where sexual abuse is suspected

8. Domestic Abuse

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know what domestic abuse or violence is
  • Understand the nature of domestic abuse
  • Know who is affected
  • Learn how the law can help victims of abuse
  • Know what the police can do
  • Learn about the range of situations victims might experience
  • Understand the effect the abuse can have
  • Learn how victims think about their abuse and the abuser
  • Know the effect it can have on the children living in abusive households
  • Understand why victims sometimes don’t leave
  • Know what victims need to feel so they can leave abusive relationships
  • Learn how you should deal with victims of domestic abuse
  • Know the risk assessment tools available to help you make decisions about managing risk and increasing safety
  • Learn about the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference
  • Learn about the role of the Independent Domestic Violence Advisor
  • Learn about what abuser’s think
  • Learn how the abuser sees the world
  • What who is responsible for abuse
  • Know what treatment is available to abusers
  • Learn how abuse can be prevented

9. Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability Awareness - for Health and Social Care

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • What is a learning disability
  • What the experience of a person with a learning disability might be
  • The possible support needs of people with mild, moderate and severe learning disabilities
  • What is dementia
  • What the experience a person with dementia might be
  • The possible support needs of people with mild, moderate and severe dementia
  • About different types of mental illness
  • What the experience of a person with a mental illness might be
  • The possible support needs of people with different mental illnesses
  • How to promote the safety of people with a disability
  • What are social and medical models of disability
  • How to support a person with a learning disability, dementia or a mental illness
  • The importance of early diagnosis
  • About the legislation relating to people with mental illness, learning disability or dementia
  • The requirement for confidentiality

10. E-Safety - Risks to Children

Target Audience:        Individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Potential risks associated with the internet and what adults and children need to know in order to manage these risks.
  • The 3 C's of internet safety: Content, Contact, and Conduct.
  • How to manage risks from the perspective of an adult.
  • How to manage risks from the perspective of a child or young person.

11. E-Safety - for Parents

Target Audience:        Parents and Carers of Children and Young People in Lewisham.

Learning Outcomes:

What do children do online?  What are the risks? How can I keep children safe online?  This course looks at the risks associated with online and mobile technology and demonstrates ways that you can help create a safer digital environment for children and young people.

  • Know the risks associated with mobile and online technology.
  • Know how to tackle these risks.

Other E-Learning Opportunities (click on the title of the course to be taken to the training)

12. Introduction to Prevent

Duration 45 minutes.

This introductory training provides you with an awareness of radicalisation and an understanding of what you can do to in your day-to-day job to ensure that people are safeguarded from the risks of radicalisation – much in the same way as you might protect them from other risks, such as physical abuse.

13. Channel General Awareness of Prevent 

Duration 25 minutes:

This module provides information on Channel and what your duties and responsibilities are in the process.

This module will:-

  • Explain how Channel links to the gorvernments counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST).
  • Describe the Channel process and it’s purpose.
  • Help you to identify factors that can make people vulnerable to radicalisation.
  • Define safeguarding and risk ownership of the Channel process.

14. Home Office FGM Course - Recognising and Preventing FGM / Cutting / Female Circumcision

Duration 1 hour.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding what FGM is and distinguish the four types of FGM.
  • Identify key health risks and consequences of FGM.
  • State the legal position in the UK regarding FGM.
  • Understand how and when FGM is carried out.
  • Identify who is at risk of FGM and describe the key indicators.
  • List some of the common justifications for FGM.
  • Be aware of your role in preventing FGM and supporting those who have undergone FGM.

15. Modern Slavery, Introduction to Human Trafficking Awareness - Salvation Army

Duration 20 minutes. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Introduction to what human trafficking is, and common elements.
  • What it involves and the differences between trafficking and smuggling.
  • The reasons which can lead to people becoming victims of human trafficking
  • The difficulties of identifying victims of trafficking.

16. Awareness of Forced Marriage

Learning outcomes:

  • Recognise the warning signs of forced marriage.
  • Take the right actions to help protect the potential victim.
  • Cooperate effectively with other agencies.

17. Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse Level 1 and Level 2 AVA Project

18. Complicated Matters: domestic and sexual violence, problematic substance use and mental ill health. AVA Project

19. All About Bullying - Anti-Bullying Alliance

As part of the Anti-Bullying Alliance All Together programme they have developed a suite of free online training for anyone that works with children and young people. The programme was particularly developed to reduce levels of bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs (SEN) but applies to all children. 

Training modules include: 

  • What is bullying? 
  • Bullying and the Law 
  • Bullying and SEN/disability 
  • 10 principles to reduce bullying
  • Preventing bullying
  • Responding to bullying
  • Cyberbullying

Each module takes between 30-45 minutes to complete. The training is free to complete online from any computer/tablet. You can complete it at your own pace. This ABA online course is CPD approved which means it is certified as counting towards your continuing professional development

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