Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Training

Introduction to the LSCB Training Programme, Terms & Conditions, and Venues

Introduction to the LSCB Training Programme

Welcome to the Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) training programme 2017- 2018.  

This training supplements the single agency training provided by your organisation and aims to provide all professionals who work with Lewisham’s children and young people a variety of skills and knowledge in safeguarding practice to keep those who are vulnerable safe.

LSCB courses provide an opportunity to network, share information and ideas, and learn about the range of services available in Lewisham. Multi-agency training also facilitates a shared understanding and common language within agencies to better safeguard children and young people in the borough. It is crucial that staff are supported to attend single and multi-agency training as well as have a system in place to monitor how the knowledge and skills gained from training are transferred in everyday practice.

Individual agencies and employers are responsible for ensuring that their staff are competent and confident in carrying out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and in order to fulfil their safeguarding duties as identified in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015.

The LSCB may provide additional training to what is listed in response to local or national developments.  We recommend you review the training programme regularly and access the LSCB Safeguarding Briefings and Newsletters via our website. 

All applicants must have completed the MeLearning Safeguarding Children - Level 1 course, or equivalent within the last 3 years prior to attending any other course.

Terms and Conditions

  1. All applicants must have completed the MeLearning Safeguarding Children - Level 1 course prior to attending any other LSCB course.
  2. LSCB multi-agency training is provided free of charge to those working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.
  3. Cancellation of an allocated place requires a minimum of 5 working days’ notice in writing to the LSCB at safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk. Less than this time will incur a charge of £50.
  4. Non-attendance at a course will incur a charge of £50.
  5. Late arrival of more than 10 minutes may incur a charge of £50. It is at the trainers discretion if you permitted onto the course.
  6. Those who wish to leave training course early will not receive a Certificate of completion and your manager will be notified by the LSCB.
  7. All bookings will be made online @ http://www.safeguardinglewisham.org.uk/lscb/lscb/training/
  8. Multiple applications from a single agency or service will be accepted, however, should there be a high demand restrictions will be applied in order to accommodate a wide range of services and agencies.
  9. Applications after the booking closing date may be considered if places remain available. Applicants should telephone 020 8314 3396 to check if a place is available.
  10. A confirmation email with the venue details will be sent from the LSCB on the booking closing date which will usualy be one week prior to the course.
  11. All applicants agree to take part in the learning evaluation process, which will consist of:
    1. Stage 1 will be completed at the time of the booking.      
    2. Stage 2 will be completed at the end of the course in exchange for the Certificate.
    3. Stage 3 will be applied to the Neglect; Understanding Gangs, Gang Activity and the Youth MARAC; and Domestic Violence – A Child Protection Concern courses. The applicant and their line manager agree to take part in an indepth questionnaire 3 months following the training.
  1. Queries can be made by email on safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk or by telephone 020 8314 3396 

Venues

The venue will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email– please ensure you read this carefully. Most courses will take place at Kaleidoscope, the Town Hall Chambers, Civic Suite or the Owen Centre, Lewisham Hospital.

LSCB Training Programme 2017-2018

LSCB Training Schedule 2017-2018

Month Day Lunchtime Briefing / Half Day / Full Day Training
April 19th LB Safeguarding Sexually Active Young People
21st HD Early Help & MASH
       
May 2nd LB Fabricated & Induced Illness Awareness
9th LB Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)
15th FD Multi-Agency Safeguarding Level 2
19th LB Understanding the Different Strands of Violence Against Women & Girls
24th HD Child Trafficking, Modern Slavery and the National Referral Mechanism
25th FD Supporting Young People Affected by Child Sexual Exploitation
       
June 8th FD Multi-Agency Safeguarding Level 3 - Designated Safeguarding Leads
13th HD Understanding Gangs and Gang activity and Youth MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference)
15th FD Domestic Violence Awareness - A Child Protection Concern
20th HD Early Help & MASH
22nd FD What is Sexual Violence?
27th LB Professional Curiosity - Learning from Serious Case Reviews
30th LB Female Genital Mutilation & The Mandatory Reporting
       
July 4th FD Supporting Young People Affected by Child Sexual Exploitation
5th HD Safer Recruitment
6th LB Young Carers & Hidden Harm
11th LB Children Missing from Education
12th FD Multi-Agency Safeguarding Level 2
13th FD Neglect - An Analytical Approach
       
August     NONE
       
September 12th FD Identifying male victims of DV
13th LB Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) - Lewisham's Domestic Violence Process
14th HD Early Help & MASH
21st LB Young Carers & Hidden Harm
26th FD Supporting Young People Affected by Child Sexual Exploitation
28th HD Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)
       
October 4th HD Understanding Gangs and Gang activity and youth MARAC
9th FD Working with Challenging and Hard to Help Families
12th LB Fabricated & Induced Illness Awareness
16th FD Multi-Agency Safeguarding Level 2
18th LB Safeguarding Sexually Active Young People
       
November 7th HD Child Trafficking, Modern Slavery and the National Referral Mechanism
8th FD Self Harm in Young People Awareness
14th LB Learning from Domestic Homicide Reviews
21st FD Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse
       
December 5th FD Domestic Violence Awareness - A Child Protection Concern
7th HD Early Help & MASH
12th FD Multi-Agency Safeguarding Level 3
13th LB Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)
       
January 9th FD Safeguarding Level 2
11th LB Female Genital Mutilation & The Mandatory Reporting
17th FD Sexual Violence & Young People
18th HD Safer Recruitment
24th FD Neglect - An Analytical Approach
26th LB Understanding the Different Strands of Violence Against Women & Girls
       
February 8th HD Understanding Gangs and Gang activity and youth MARAC
13th LB Young Carers & Hidden Harm
20th HD Early Help & MASH
       
March 1st HD Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)
6th LB Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) - Lewisham's Domestic Violence Process
15th HD Child Trafficking, Modern Slavery and the National Referral Mechanism
21st LB Children Missing from Education

 

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

Children Missing from Education Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Bassey Utit - Attendance & Welfare Manager

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       11th July 2017

                                  21st March 2018

Delegates:                50 places

Aims and Objectives

  • To raise awareness of issues related to children missing education
  • To highlight what should happen when a child is missing education and what else this could be telling us.

Application Form

Child Trafficking, Modern Slavery, and the National Referral Mechanism

Target Group:              Professionals who work directly with children and families who may come into contact with foreign national children where

      there is a concern for trafficking

Trainer:                        Child Trafficking Advice Centre, NSPCC

Time:                           9:30am – 1:00pm

Dates:                          24th May 2017 (12 spaces are still available, as of 15.05.17)

                                    7th November 2017 (Date Cancelled)

                                    15th March 2018

Delegates:                   25 places 

Aims and Objectives

  • Define child trafficking, what children are trafficked for and the key risks indicators.
  • Information about high risk groups, trends and models of good practice such as missing children.
  • Clarity of responsibilities and procedures to follow.
  • Awareness of agencies to utilise and work with them.
  • Identify high risk groups, current trends and models of good practice.
  • Provide knowledge of relevant guidance, legislation, and procedures, including the Modern Slavery Act and the National Referral Mechanism.
  • Give a voice to the survivors of child trafficking by means of a short DVD.

Application Form

Domestic Violence - A Child Protection Concern

Target Group              Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening,

                                    and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

Trainer:                      Rahana Hussain

Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                        5th December 2017

                                   6th February 2018

Delegates:                 20 places                              

Aims and objectives:

  • Increase knowledge and awareness in relation to protecting children living with domestic abuse.
  • Understand the Safe Lives Risk Identification Checklist Tool and the Assessment process.
  • Increased skills in assessing risk, applying strategies, and parenting capacity in the context of the assessment framework.
  • How to apply the Continuum of Need levels, and the Early Help Assessment, Plan & Review Process.

Application Form

Early Help and MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)

Delegates will need to have completed Safeguarding Children Level 1, 2 or 3, or equivalent recognised learning prior to attending this course.

Trainer:                        Karen Morgan – Early Help Team Manager

                                    Glenys Thompson - MASH Team Manager

Dates:                          7th December 2017   Date Now Full

                                    20th February 2018   Application Form         

Time:                           9:30am to 4:30pm

Additional Community Dates: 9:30am to 4:30pm

Ladywell Children & Family Centre, Tuesday 21st November 2017 This session is now full.

Downderry Children & Family Centre, Wednesday 13th December 2017, Session now Full.

More dates will be advertised in the coming weeks.  Alternatively contact earlyhelp@lewisham.gov.uk to arrange a bespoke session.

Aims and objectives:

  • To understand the MASH process
  • To understand the Continuum of Need document in order to identify the appropriate services.
  • To understand the referral process and make quality referrals.
  • To understand Early Help and effective use of the new Early Help Assessment form.
  • Contributing to achieving positive outcomes for children and families.

 

Fabricated & Induced Illness Awareness Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Dr Sian Morgan

           Associate Specialist in Community Paediatrics L&G NHS Trust

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Dates:                       2nd May 2017

                                  12th October 2017

Delegates:                50 places

Aims & Objectives

  • The briefing is to increase awareness of Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII). 
  • Practitioners will be able to recognise incidence through presenting symptoms and provide an understanding of how this is managed.

Application Form

Female Genital Mutilation Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Shani Hassan – African Advocacy Foundation

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       30th June 2017

                                  11th January 2018

Delegates:                50 places

Aims & Objectives

  • Understanding FGM
  • Social and cultural normalities that enable it’s practice.
  • FGM, human rights and UK law;
  • Risk factors and warning signs that a person has undergone FGM;
  • Advice on working sensitively with suspected child abuse cases, and signposting to local specialist support services.
  • In-depth reasons from the practicing communities’ perspective
  • Health implications,
  • Faith and cultural beliefs,
  • Effective ways of identifying and supporting victims/survivors and their families and prevent harm to those at risk, i.e. girls and women from practicing communities
  • The session will also include a Q&A. 

Application Form

Harmful Cultural Practice Conference

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham, Southwark or Royal Borough of Greenwich

Trainer:                     Debbie Crowder & Christine Roberts - Metropolitan Police

Time of Session:     9:30 - 13:30

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       Friday 13th October 2017

Delegates:                80 places

Aims and Objectives:

  • This course aims to enhance workers’ knowledge, skills and understanding of how race, culture and / or faith and belief systems can impact on our safeguarding children practice.
  • To increase understanding of the influence of own and families’ race, culture, faith or beliefs on the parenting of children
  • An opportunity for workers to gain confidence in talking about their own and other people’s attitudes and beliefs – and how these might affect their judgment when providing services to children and families
  • To improve good practice skills in these areas when leading or joining in assessments or offering any other services to children and their families
  • To create opportunity during the day to talk about key local issues related to the course topics.

Application Form

Health Improvement Training Programme 2017-2018

Welcome to the Lewisham Health Improvement Training Programme for 2017-2018.

The development of the training programme for 2017/18 has been designed to meet the priorities outlined in the Lewisham Health and Wellbeing Strategy Plan 2015-18.

Lewisham has nine priority areas to be addressed over the next nine years, which include the following:

  • Overarching Health and Wellbeing
  • Achieving a healthy weight
  • Increasing the number of people who survive colorectal, breast and lung cancer for 1-5 years.
  • Improving Immunisation uptake
  • Reducing alcohol harm
  • Preventing the uptake of smoking among children and young people and reducing the numbers of people smoking
  • Improving mental health and wellbeing
  • Improving sexual health
  • Reducing Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

In addition to the above priority areas Lewisham Health Improvement team have are committed to delivery of training in the following areas.

  • Substance misuse
  • Child and Maternal Health

Local and national health improvement priorities form the basis for the training programme, for which courses are targeted at individuals working or volunteering in Lewisham. By participating in the programme, attendees are able to develop and strengthen health improvement skills and competencies.

The health improvement training team aim to deliver quality assured training which equips participants with the skills to identify opportunities for health promotion and facilitate key health messages within their respective work and community settings.

A number of courses advertised in the brochure contribute to the Lewisham way (council competencies) as well as to the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) that is often used in the health sector. The KSF is equally relevant to the skills and competency required to undertake health improvement work in other settings (see pages 38-39).

We trust you will find these learning opportunities inspiring and we look forward to seeing you on our courses.

Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery Conference

Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board, Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board and Safer Lewisham Partnership are pleased to announce our first joint conference on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, 9am - 4.30pm, Thursday 2nd November 2017, Council Chambers, Civic Suite, Catford, SE6 4RU.

Agenda

Aim of the day

The conference is being held to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking in Lewisham.

What will I learn?

You will learn what good looks like from experts in their specialist areas of work; and, identify what guidance and tools would be helpful for organisations operating in the borough.

Target Audience

The conference is aimed at Multi-agency front-line managers & staff.

Guest contributors

Interested in attending?

If you are a professional working in the London Borough of Lewisham and are interested in attending the conference please contact us.

Read more about Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

News Article for you

Lewisham Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery Conference - Thursday 2nd November 2017

Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB), Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and Safer Lewisham Partnership (SLP) are pleased to announce their first joint Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery Conference on Thursday 2nd November 2017

Save the date in your diary! If you are a professional working in the London Borough of Lewisham and are interested in attending the conference please contact us.

Read more about Modern Slavery.

Identifying Male Victims of Domestic Violence

Target Group              Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening,

                                   and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

Trainer:                      Luke Martin, Specialist Domestic Abuse Consultant

Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                         12th September 2017

Delegates:                 20 places                              

 

Aims and Objectives:

This one-day course will provide knowledge about the experiences of male victims of domestic violence including how these may differ from women's experiences and information about the nature, scale and incidence of intimate partner violence against men. Participants will practice using skills in responding appropriately to male victims and will identify specific experiences and difficulties faced by specific groups of male victims such as gay men or men from specific ethnic backgrounds.

The course includes: 

  • Current tools and methods of supporting male victims on a 1-2-1 basis
  • Barriers to male victims accessing services
  • Best practice on working with male victims
  • Culture and sexuality barriers for male victims
  • Effective assessment of male victims
  • How gender stereotyping affects service delivery
  • On completion of this course participants should be able to:
    • Demonstrate a good understanding of domestic violence, and its effect on male victims
    • Differentiate between the needs of male and female victims
    • Differentiate between the needs of men in heterosexual relationships and those in same-sex relationships
    • Identify what adaptations may be required for current services to support men
    • Compare best practice used by services currently working with male victims
    • Demonstrate a competent assessing process for establishing genuine victim status
    • Demonstrate a good understanding of supporting men who have experienced sexual violence

Application Form

Learning from Domestic Homicide Review’s Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Adeolu Solarin - Violence Against Women & Girls Programme Manager

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       14th November 2017

Delegates:                50 places

Aims and Objectives:

  • To provide an understanding of the statutory requirements of conducting a domestic homicide review (DHR) in Lewisham.
  • To understand the recommendations made from previous DHRs and how they are meant to be implemented.
  • To examine and understand the common themes found in the most recent DHRs conducted in Lewisham.
  • Looking closely out how learning from DHRs is embedded within frontline practice for professionals within Lewisham.
  • Examining a case study of a DHR.

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Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) : Lewisham’s Domestic Violence Process Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Adeolu Solarin - Violence Against Women & Girls Programme Manager

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       13th September 2017

                                  6th March 2018

Delegates:                50 places

Aims and Objectives:

  • To provide an understanding of MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) aims and processes.
  • To know how MARACs operate on a national and pan-London level.
  • To understand the relationship between MARAC and relevant agencies in Lewisham.
  • To have knowledge of the use of the CAADA Risk Indicator Checklist, used to assess the level of DV risk.
  • How to confidently make a referral to the Lewisham MARAC.

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Multi-Agency Safeguarding Level 2

Target Group             Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to

                                    assessing, planning, intervening, and reviewing the needs of a child or young person.

                                    Schools should contact diane.parkhouse@Lewisham.org.uk for this learning.

Refresh:                      Every 3 years.

Trainer:                       Rahana Hussain

Times:                         9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                         9th January 2018 (this course is now full, more dates will follow)

Delegates:                  20 places                              

Aims and Objectives:

This course is designed to build on participants knowledge of the need to work together to identify, assess and meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns and their understanding of the impact of parenting issues on parenting capacity, addressing lack of cooperation gained in Level 1 training by:

  • Ensuring a clear understanding of the safeguarding continuum of need.
  • Re-visiting the signs and symptoms of child abuse
  • Considering the Policy Legislative frameworks that underpin safeguarding
  • Understanding of the importance of professional judgement in relation to Thresholds and Assessment
  • Appreciating the impact of parental difficulties on members of the family system
  • Exploring some of the barriers to effective multi-agency working.

Application Form

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Level 3 - Designated Safeguarding Leads Training

Target Group             Appointed Designated Safeguarding Leads. 

                                   Schools should contact diane.parkhouse@Lewisham.org.uk for this learning.

Refresh:                     Every 3 years.

Trainer:                      Rahana Hussain

Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                         12th December 2017 - This date is full

                                   More dates will be offered commencing April 2018.

Delegates:                 20 places                              

Aims and Objectives:

This course is designed to build on participants knowledge of the need to work together to identify, assess and meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns and their understanding of the impact of parenting issues on parenting capacity, addressing lack of cooperation and how to escalate concerns. Attendees are able to by the end of the day: 

  • advance knowledge of child protection
  • what to do if a child is at risk
  • reporting strategies/ policies and procedures.  How this links in with Lewisham processes. 
  • Make aware of S17, S47 and what would be TAC/TAF around a child to gain preventative services.  What services are available in Lewisham.
  • describe the role of the designated lead and state key areas of responsibility.
  • state the barriers inhibiting children from disclosing abuse and respond effectively to a child who does disclose.
  • state the barriers to staff reporting concerns and develop methods of overcoming them.
  • make appropriate decisions about the action to take when informed of a range of concerns about child or young person.
  • explain the issues in connection with recording and sharing of information with key partners and agencies.
  • How gaining consent works and role play around this or any of the above.
  • The training is compliant with 'working together to safeguard children 2015' and 'keeping children safe in education July 2015'.

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Neglect - An Analytical Approach

Target Group           Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to

                                  assessing, planning, intervening, and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

Trainer:                     Janet Lee

Times:                       9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                        13th July 2017 - THIS DATE IS NOW FULL.

                                   24th January 2018

Delegates:                 20 places                              

Neglect is a feature in many families who safeguarding professionals work with and yet it is so hard for professionals who are involved to create successful interventions that turn it around. This course will explore why it is important to be analytical about neglect and will challenge current professional thinking. There will be a focus on effective multi agency interventions that create change for children and young people.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To understand why neglect is complex and how to analyse neglect
  • To gain knowledge about different types of neglect and how to approach the family
  • To understand the impact of neglect on growing child and the seriousness of this on the growing child’s development
  • To use tools for analysis in working out what the child’s lived experience is
  • To gain knowledge in how to use multi agency meeting not to only share information but as an analytical tool to inform the planning process
  • To develop ideas for creative plans that make a difference to children’s lives and create change in families where neglect is present
  • Think differently about neglect
  • Have an understanding of how to create more effective change
  • Have ideas to take back to work with children, young people and their families to support them to improve their parenting and the quality of the child’s life.

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Professional Curiosity - Learning from Serious Case Reviews Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Dr Sian Morgan

           Associate Specialist in Community Paediatrics L&G NHS Trust

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       27th June 2017

Delegates:               50 places.

Aims & Objectives

  • Learning from Serious Case Reviews
  • How to ask difficult questions
  • To raise awareness about professional curiosity
  • To understand the risks of a lack of professional curiosity 
  • To develop skills around professional curiosity

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Safer Recruitment

Target Group:             Recruiting managers for roles where people will work with or have direct contact with children and young people. 

                                   School staff should contact governor services for specific training on this subject.

Trainer:                        Diane Parkhouse, Education Human Resources

Time:                           9:30pm to 1:00pm

Dates:                          5th July 2017

                                    18th January 2018

Delegates:                   25 places

Aims and Objectives

  • Increase your understanding of organisation safeguarding responsibilities in relation to safer recruitment.
  • Highlight the importance of maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance and robust systems for reporting concerns.
  • Identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people.
  • Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting.
  • Review their own and their organisation’s policies and practices with a view to making them safer.

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Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse

Target Group            Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening, 

                                   and reviewing the needs of a child or young person.

Trainer:                     Jane Walker

Times:                       9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                        21st November 2017 - FULLY BOOKED

Delegates:                20 places                              

 

Aims and Objectives:

  • To equip individuals to work more effectively with parents who use substances. This will be achieved by considering the impact of substance use on parenting and the risks that children and young people may be experiencing. It will enable participants to update their substance misuse knowledge as well as learning more about local services and interventions.
  • On completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Describe the extent of parental substance use locally and nationally in relation to the numbers of children affected and the range of substances used.
  • Understand governmental responses to the issue of parental substance misuse.
  • Recognise the impact of parental substance use of children and young people in their families in relation to their physical, emotional and social development and well being.
  • Assess risk in relation to parental substance use and its impact on the family and parenting skills.
  • Learn about treatment options and local substance use agencies.
  • Consider the impact of attitudes and values when working with parental substance use.
  • Work collaboratively with other agencies according to borough guidance.

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Safeguarding Sexually Active Young People Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Vivienne Johnstone – Safeguarding Lead, Sexual Health 

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       19th April 2017

                                  18th October 2017

Delegates:                50 places

Aims and Objectives:

  • This session is aimed at professionals who come in to contact with young people.
  • How to bring up the subject of sex with young people.
  • To understand how to ask appropriate questions
  • To be aware of the warning signs and vulnerabilities of exploitation and the pressures on young people
  • Where to go for help and advice 

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Self Harm in Young People Awareness

Target Group             Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening, 

                                    and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

Trainer:                      John Lincoln

Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                        8th November 2017 - Now Fully Booked

Delegates:                 20 places                              

Aims and Objectives:

  • Provide an overview and develop a better understanding of what self harm looks like in young people.
  • How practitioners can recognise the common warning signs of self harm and manage it
  • Identify the management of self harm and the care pathways.
  • Increase knowledge and awareness in in young people including appropriate identification of risk.
  • To gain an understanding of the management of self harm and care pathway; where agencies, young people, parents and carers can go for support.

Application Form

Sexual Violence & Young People

Target Group             This course is designed for all education and youth practitioners working with children and young people and   

                                includes yet is not limited to; school safeguarding leads and SENCOs, learning/pastoral mentors, PSHE/SRE 

                                curriculum leads, teachers, school nurses and youth workers.  Other professionals are also welcome to attend.

Trainer:                       Rape Crisis South London / Surry & Sussex

Times:                         9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                         17th January 2018

Delegates:                  20 places                              

Aims and Objectives:

Participants attending the Rape Crisis South London / Surrey and Sussex ‘Sexual Violence and Young People’ training can expect a full day covering the myths and facts of sexual violence and wider forms of abuse affecting young people, within a framework of violence against women and girls. The training explores the gendered way in which boys and girls experience different forms of abuse and how this is occurring in a highly sexualised popular culture and media. It has an interactive design and encourages group discussion of these issues, including practical demonstrations of how to engage with young people in preventing sexual violence. All participants receive an in-depth training resource pack and a certificate of attendance to count towards their continued professional development. 

  • Myths and Realities
    • Coercive control and abuse in teen relationships;
    • Impacts of pornography;
    • Sexual bullying and harassment;
    • Image based sexual abuse (‘Sexting’ and Revenge Pornography)
    • Rape & Sexual Assault
    • Childhood Sexual Abuse & Exploitation
  • Sexual Violence Facts:
    • Legal definitions of rape, sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault
    • Definition of consent both in law and in practice
    • What is childhood sexual abuse and exploitation?
  • Impacts and Responses to Sexual Violence
    • How do young survivors respond and for what reasons?
    • What is the impact of sexual violence on the body and the self?
  • How to Work with young people to prevent VAWG:
    • Engaging sensitively and age appropriately with young people to prevent sexual violence
    • Best practice in responding to disclosures of sexual violence
    • Practice based evidence from Rape Crisis
    • Specialist sexual violence referral pathways
  • Wider forms of abuse affecting young people, within a framework of violence against women and girls.
  • Exploration of the gendered way in which boys and girls experience different forms of abuse and how this is occurring in a highly sexualised popular culture and media.
  • Group discussions and practical demonstrations of how to engage with young people in preventing sexual violence.

All participants receive an in-depth training resource pack and a certificate of attendance to count towards their continued professional development.

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Supporting Young People Affected by Child Sexual Exploitation

Target Audience:        Professionals who work with or who have regular contact with children and young people.

Trainer:                        Safer London 

Dates:                          25th May 2017

                                    4th July 2017 - THIS DATE IS NOW FULL

                                    26th September 2017

Time:                           9:30 – 4:30

 Delegates:                  25 places                                

 

Aims and objectives:

  • To understand what constitutes Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Reflect on different values and attitudes and the impact they have when working with young people affected by CSE.
  • Identify vulnerabilities, behaviours, and risk indicators for CSE.
  • Develop an improved understanding of the additional vulnerabilities and risks for young women affected by gangs.
  • Recognise internal and external safety for young people and use the tools provided to develop safety planning.
  • Develop confident and robust responses to CSE disclosures.
  • Develop an understanding of CSE prevention and intervention tools and related legislation, guidance, and procedures.
  • Have a working knowledge of processes, resources, and support services available for young people affected by CSE.

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Understanding the Different Strands of Violence Against Women & Girls Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Adeolu Solarin - Violence Against Women & Girls Programme Manager

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       19th May 2017

                                  26th January 2018

Delegates:                50 places

Aims and Objectives:

  • The government definition of the different strands of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)
  • To provide practitioners with an understanding of the terminology Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and the strands it includes
  • The course will cover local, national and international issues of VAWG and examine how VAWG is experienced by victims
  • To discuss how Lewisham responds to VAWG and the Council’s VAWG policies

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Understanding Gangs & Gang Activity; and the Youth Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

Target Group:              Professionals who work directly with children and young people

 Trainer:                        Fergus Downie, Neighbourhood Community Safety Team

 Time:                           1:30pm to 4:30pm

 Dates:                          13th June 2017 - This date is now full, we are not accepting any more bookings.  Thank you.

                                      4th October 2017

                                      8th February 2018                 

 Delegates:                    20 places

 Aims and Objectives:

  • Raise awareness of the issues involving young people in serious youth violence and gangs in Lewisham.
  • Will help you to identify and develop the key skills and techniques required to work with those involved gangs and serious youth violence.
  • Myth busting media stereotypes as well as core beliefs surrounding gangs and serious youth violence.
  • Overview of the historical background to serious youth violence.
  • Understand what processes and interventions are in place to support practitioners.
  • Provide you with real problem solving scenarios to increase practical understanding of gang activity.
  • Identify at the earliest stages possible whether a young person is involved in gangs and serious youth violence.
  • The nature of gangs and other threats, including child sexual exploitation and grooming of children to deal drugs.
  • Help you to make quality referrals to the Gangs Intervention Team.

 Application Form

What is Sexual Violence?

Target Group            Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening,

                                   and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

Trainer:                     Rape Crisis South London / Surry & Sussex

Times:                       9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                        22nd June 2017 - This course is now full.

Delegates:                20 places                              

 

You can expect to examine the myths and realities of sexual violence within a framework of violence against women and girls. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the grooming and silencing tactics used by perpetrators, along with how this relates to the law surrounding rape, childhood sexual abuse and exploitation and consent.

Participants will also learn a model of best practice on how to respond to disclosures of sexual violence sensitively and appropriately, whilst taking into consideration the impacts of trauma caused by rape and childhood sexual abuse.

Time spent on each area may vary to ensure topics of direct relevance to participants’ client work are given priority. All participants receive an in-depth training resource pack and a certificate of attendance to count towards their continued professional development.

  • Sexual Violence Myths:
    • How is sexual violence portrayed in the media?
    • How do societal attitudes towards sexual violence inhibit disclosure?
  • Sexual Violence Facts:
    • Legal definitions of rape, sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault
    • Definition of consent in law and practice
    • What is childhood sexual abuse and exploitation?
    • Grooming and silencing techniques used by perpetrators
  • Impacts and Responses to Sexual Violence
    • How do survivors respond and for what reasons?
    • Understanding the impact of sexual violence on the body and the self
  • Response Based Therapy and the Empowerment Model
    • Best practice in responding to disclosures of sexual violence
    • Practice based evidence from Rape Crisis
    • Specialist sexual violence referral pathways
  • Support for Professionals Working with Survivors of Sexual

Working with Challenging and Hard to Help Families

Target Group             Professionals who work with complex needs families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening,

                                   and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

Trainer:                      Janet Lee

Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

Date:                         9th October 2017

Delegates:                20 places                               

Aims and Objectives:

  • To develop confidence and competence in the interface with other safeguarding professionals.
  • To unpick what “authoritative practice” looks like in action.
  • To use techniques and develop skills that assist practitioners in using authority when working with families who are hard to help and who present challenging and evasive behaviour to professionals.
  • To use team around the child meetings, conferences and core groups as meetings where challenge and critical thinking can be demonstrated.

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Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)

Target Group:           All professionals working with children,  young people and adults in the Borough of Lewisham.

Aims and Objectives:

  • Develop understanding of Prevent Strategy & roles within it
  • Develop existing expertise & professional judgement in relation to extremism & radicalisation or recruitment to extremist groups
  • Increase awareness of national/international picture of extremism & terrorism
  • Improve confidence to raise concerns
  • Raise awareness of Channel interventions; safeguarding the individual
  • Increase whole organisation's capacity to prevent extremism & safeguard vulnerable people

Trainer:                     Martin Gormlie– Prevent Manager

Lunchtime Briefings                       

Dates:                       9th May 2017

                                  13th December 2017

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Delegates:                50 places.

Application form for a Lunchtime Briefing

WRAP - Greater Depth

Dates:                       28th September 2017

                                  1st March 2018

Time of Session:     9:30 - 1:00

Delegates:                25 places.

Application form for WRAP - Greater Depth

Young Carers & Hidden Harm Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainers:                   Pearl Morene - Social Worker and Tom Cornwallis - Hidden Harm Co-ordinator

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       6th July 2017 - Date Cancelled.

                                  21st September 2017

                                  13th February 2018

Delegates:                50 places

A Whole Family Approach: Meeting the Needs of Young Carers

Aims and Objectives:

  • To develop an understanding of the key messages in the guidance of working with young carers.
  • To help professionals to identify young carers.
  • To raise awareness of the risks and needs of young carers.
  • To explain the potential opportunities and barriers of working with young carers.

Hidden Harm

Aims and Objectives:

  • Universal professionals role in Early Intervention when working with parents that use substances.
  • To raise awareness of the risks and needs of children effected by parental substance use.
  • To explain the potential opportunities and barriers to working with parents that use drugs and alcohol and how to reduce risk
  • Supportive steps to improve home for children who live with a parent who uses substances
  • Signposting to comprehensive training and referral pathways.

Application Form

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