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SSCP Virtual Training Programme

In the absence of face to face training for the foreseeable future the Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership has started to develop a virtual training programme. In addition to e-learning courses, 7 minute briefings, learning from Practice Reviews and Learning Events we are now offering webinars, spotlight briefings, practitioner forums and videocasts. We will continue to review the possibility of offering face to face training in line with Government advice and local needs.

To apply for a place please contact Debbie.hulme@salford.gov.uk  

When applying please provided details as listed below:

  • Name of applicant
  • Job title
  • Agency 
  • Team base with
  • Full address where based with contact telephone number
  • Name of applicant's manager

Places are not guaranteed this will depend on the number of applications received and to ensure multi-agency representation.

Following the closing date for nominations, you will will be contacted and you will be informed if you have been successful in obtaining a place.

The training will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and you will receive an email with a link to the online session.

If you are unable to attend for any reason, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible and ideally at least 5 working days before. Your agency may be charged an administration fee if you book onto the course and fail to attend.

Title Date Closing date for Nominations Description
Care and Permanency Planning for Looked After Children in Salford Thursday 27 August
2pm – 3pm
Thursday 20 August By the end of the training participant’s will be able to:
• Understand the Care Planning process for Looked After Children in Salford
• Understand their role in attending care planning meetings for Looked After Children
• Understand the Local Authority’s responsibilities as corporate parent towards Looked After Children
• Understand the key elements of care and permanency planning for children; including the pre-placement planning meeting, care planning meeting and permanency planning meeting
• Understand the different routes to securing permanence
• Understand the role of the Independent Reviewing Officer
• Understand their role in contributing to the care planning process
Practitioner Forum - Thriving Families and Neglect

Tuesday 8 September 

9.30am - 12noon

Not applicable Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility and we all need to work together to overcome barriers and share good practice to make Salford a safer place for children and young people.
If you are a practitioner or front-line manager working with children, young people and families in Salford you are invited to attend the SSCP Practitioner Forum
SMASHLIFE

Tuesday 8 September 
1pm - 2.30pm

Tuesday 1 September This training is delivered by Matt and Andy from SMASHLIFE. They will focus on how professionals understand "what life is like for children?" from their perspective as care experienced people.  Working through personal chronologies they will share tools and key messages for engaging young people, to help you understand children's needs and individual experiences. There will be an opportunity at the end of this training to ask Andy and Matt any questions and to share your thoughts and reflections about its content.
Introduction to Domestic Abuse Wednesday 9 and Friday 11 September
9.30am – 12.30pm
Friday 21 August

This training will be delivered over 2 half day sessions and participants MUST be available to attend BOTH sessions

Course Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
• Be aware of the definition of Domestic Abuse, including understanding the different forms of domestic abuse
• Understand the harm caused to victims and children
• Raise awareness of the indicators of different types of abuse
• Understand the role of selective enquiry where domestic abuse is suspected and the importance of doing this safely
• Understand different models used to explain domestic abuse, including the cycle of abuse, the Power and Control Wheel and Biderman
• Understand factors that may increase risk
• Be aware of the DASH assessment tool and MARAC process
• Have an understanding of safety planning
• Be aware of support services available for children, victims and perpetrators

Practitioner Forum - Thriving Families and Neglect

Tuesday 22 September
9.30am - 12 noon

Not applicable

Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility and we all need to work together to overcome barriers and share good practice to make Salford a safer place for children and young people.
If you are a practitioner or front-line manager working with children, young people and families in Salford you are invited to attend the SSCP Practitioner Forum

Safeguarding Updates and Developments (Refresher)

Thursday 24 September
9.30am – 12 noon

OR

Wednesday 30th September 
9.30am - 12 noon

Friday 4 September

Course Objectives:
To enable participants to:
• Update on the latest changes in child protection legislation, procedure and practice (interim changes during Covid19 and future plans)
• Understand the challenges in safeguarding children and plan how services can meet them
• Reflect on messages from Serious Case Reviews
• Work more effectively with children and young people
• Be aware of the role of Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership

Practitioner Forum - Thriving Families and Neglect

Friday 2 October
1pm - 3.30pm

Not applicable

Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility and we all need to work together to overcome barriers and share good practice to make Salford a safer place for children and young people.
If you are a practitioner or front-line manager working with children, young people and families in Salford you are invited to attend the SSCP Practitioner Forum

Preventing Violent Extremism

Tuesday 6 October 
1pm - 3pm

Not applicable

To raise awareness of PREVENT and CHANNEL as a strategy to reduce the number of people becoming or supporting violent extremisms through recognising, supporting and protecting people who might be susceptible to radicalisation through multi-agency support.  This online session is for practitioners who have contact with vulnerable people (of all ages, young and older) to safeguard them from violent extremism.

Vulnerable Teenagers - Trauma Bonding - Part A

Tuesday 6 October
9.30am - 12.30pm
OR
Wednesday 7 October
1pm - 4pm

 

Not applicable

The webinar will look trauma bonding in vulnerable teenagers. Bonding is a biological and emotional process that makes people more important to each other over time. Trauma bonding is the misuse of fear, excitement, sexual feelings, and sexual physiology to entangle another person.

Vulnerable Teenagers - Trauma Bonding - Part B

Tuesday 13 October
9.30am - 12.30pm
OR
Wednesday 14 October
1pm - 4pm

Not applicable

The webinar will look trauma bonding in vulnerable teenagers. Bonding is a biological and emotional process that makes people more important to each other over time. Trauma bonding is the misuse of fear, excitement, sexual feelings, and sexual physiology to entangle another person.

Thriving Families Tool

Thursday 8 October
10am - 11.30am

Not applicable

The workshop will introduce you to the new Thriving Families Tool which has been developed with a number of agencies and practitioners. 

Thriving Families Tool

Monday 12 October
1pm - 2.30pm

Not applicable

The workshop will introduce you to the new Thriving Families Tool which has been developed with a number of agencies and practitioners.

Thriving Families Tool

Tuesday 13 October
2.30pm - 4.00pm

Not applicable

The workshop will introduce you to the new Thriving Families Tool which has been developed with a number of agencies and practitioners.

A Child's Lived Experiences Through Care-ProceedingsPart 1

Tuesday 20 October 
9.30am - 12.30pm

Not applicable

This training will explore the child’s lived experience when parents/carers are given notice of Pre-Proceedings (the period before court proceedings begin in applications for care orders) as a result of the Local Authority having on-going concerns with the parent’s ability to meet the needs of the child or be protective of them. The course will give you the opportunity to explore the important role professionals play before a pre-proceedings letter is sent in creating better experiences and outcomes for children.

Small Steps Right Wing Extremism

Tuesday 20 October
1pm - 3pm 

Not applicable

Small Steps Training is for any professional who works with adults and young people and wants to learn about the Far Right influences in Salford. The training offers practical advice and guidance as well as in depth training to spot the signs of radicalisation and raise awareness of the far rights recruitment strategies and online influences.

Working with/regulating traumaPart 1

Friday 23 October
9am - 12 noon
OR
1pm - 4pm

Not applicable

The webinar will cover:

The neurobiology of threat: why people do not usually react in ‘logical’ or ‘active’ ways when faced with intimate interpersonal threat; the impact of the lack of understanding of why the person did not behave ‘logically and actively’, on the individual him or herself (often resulting in guilt, shame and feelings of responsibility); how, and why, people become vulnerable to repeated victimisation.

Working with guilt and shame: the psychological underpinnings of guilt; the importance of recognising that reassurance rarely reassures; knowing that if you cannot believe something as fundamentally true (from the survivors perspective) as “it was my fault” you won’t be able to hear the other stuff the survivor wants/needs to tell you. how to hear the guilt and also challenge it.

Working with/regulating trauma - Part 2

Tuesday 3 November
9am - 12 noon
OR
1pm - 4pm

No applicable

The webinar will cover:
The neurobiology of threat: why people do not usually react in ‘logical’ or ‘active’ ways when faced with intimate interpersonal threat; the impact of the lack of understanding of why the person did not behave ‘logically and actively’, on the individual him or herself (often resulting in guilt, shame and feelings of responsibility); how, and why, people become vulnerable to repeated victimisation.
Working with guilt and shame: the psychological underpinnings of guilt; the importance of recognising that reassurance rarely reassures; knowing that if you cannot believe something as fundamentally true (from the survivors perspective) as “it was my fault” you won’t be able to hear the other stuff the survivor wants/needs to tell you. how to hear the guilt and also challenge it.

The Psychology of Sex Offenders

Friday 6 November
9am - 12 noon
OR
1pm - 4pm

Not applicable

The webinar will cover:

The psychology of the offender:

  • the process that precedes offending (Finklehor’s ‘Preconditions Model’); 
  • the ‘socially skilled’ sex offender;
  • how, and why, they target certain people;
  • what the psychology of the offender does to the psychology of the victim
A Child's Lived Experiences Through Care-Proceedings - Part 1

Tuesday 10 November
9.30am - 12.30pm

Not applicable

This training will explore the child’s lived experience when parents/carers are given notice of Pre-Proceedings (the period before court proceedings begin in applications for care orders) as a result of the Local Authority having on-going concerns with the parent’s ability to meet the needs of the child or be protective of them. The course will give you the opportunity to explore the important role professionals play before a pre-proceedings letter is sent in creating better experiences and outcomes for children.

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Wednesday 11 November
9.30am - 1pm

29 October 

Course aims:

  1. To consider the current context of Working Together to Safeguard Children
  2. To understand that each agency shares a common goal, and to reflect on your own responsibility
  3. To increase knowledge and understanding of legislation, policy and procedure of safeguarding children
  4. To understand the importance of recording information, and how to make a referral
  5. To understand the impact of working with trauma on practitioners and the importance of self care
Working with fathers and father figures

Thursday 12 November
10am - 12 noon

Thursday 5th November

Course aims:

  • To increase your understanding of issues relating to working with fathers
  • To provide the starting point for discussions to explore how to engage and effectively work with fathers and father figures in your settings
  • To increase your confidence and motivation to engage and work with dads
Vicarious trauma Part A

Tuesday 17 November
9am - 12 noon

Not applicable

Overview: The repeated exposure to details of trauma can have on professionals is sometimes referred to as vicarious trauma, secondary stress disorder, compassion fatigue, burnout or PTSD.

Vicarious traumatisation is commonly understood to refer to the cumulative transformative effect on the helper of working with people who have experienced traumatic life events, both positive and negative. The impacts on the workers thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and general sense of self can be similar to the difficulties faced by the people we are working with. Secondary traumatic stress is defined as the natural, consequent behaviour and emotions that result from knowledge about a traumatising event experienced by another, and the stress resulting from helping or wanting to help a traumatised or suffering person.

The Psychology of Domestic Abuse Part 1

Wednesday 18 November
9am - 12 noon
OR
1pm - 4pm

Not applicable

The webinar will cover:

  • Basic concepts will be used to explain the traumatic bonding often observed in victims’ of intimate interpersonal violence/abuse;
  • recognising the vulnerabilities that some people have to being targeted and intimately abused/exploited;
  • understanding what is required from the professional to support people to either not become ensnared in an abusive relationship/environment or to disentangle from such (whether the relationship is current or past).
Vicarious Trauma Part 2

Thursday 19 November
times can be accessed here

Not applicable

Overview: The repeated exposure to details of trauma can have on professionals is sometimes referred to as vicarious trauma, secondary stress disorder, compassion fatigue, burnout or PTSD.
Vicarious traumatisation is commonly understood to refer to the cumulative transformative effect on the helper of working with people who have experienced traumatic life events, both positive and negative. The impacts on the workers thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and general sense of self can be similar to the difficulties faced by the people we are working with. Secondary traumatic stress is defined as the natural, consequent behaviour and emotions that result from knowledge about a traumatising event experienced by another, and the stress resulting from helping or wanting to help a traumatised or suffering person.

Working with Fathers and Father Figures

Tuesday 24 November
10am - 12 noon

Tuesday 17 November

Course aims:
To increase your understanding of issues relating to working with fathers
To provide the starting point for discussions to explore how to engage and effectively work with fathers and father figures in your settings
To increase your confidence and motivation to engage and work with dads

The Psychology of Domestic Abuse Part 2

Tuesday 24 November

Not applicable

The webinar will cover:
Basic concepts will be used to explain the traumatic bonding often observed in victims’ of intimate interpersonal violence/abuse;
recognising the vulnerabilities that some people have to being targeted and intimately abused/exploited;
understanding what is required from the professional to support people to either not become ensnared in an abusive relationship/environment or to disentangle from such (whether the relationship is current or past).
Overview: The repeated exposure to details of trauma can have on professionals is sometimes referred to as vicarious trauma, secondary stress disorder, compassion fatigue, burnout or PTSD.
Vicarious traumatisation is commonly understood to refer to the cumulative transformative effect on the helper of working with people who have experienced traumatic life events, both positive and negative. The impacts on the workers thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and general sense of self can be similar to the difficulties faced by the people we are working with. Secondary traumatic stress is defined as the natural, consequent behaviour and emotions that result from knowledge about a traumatising event experienced by another, and the stress resulting from helping or wanting to help a traumatised or suffering person.

Small Steps Right Wing Extremism

Tuesday 24th November
1pm - 3pm

Not applicable Small Steps Training is for any professional who works with adults and young people and wants to learn about the Far Right influences in Salford. The training offers practical advice and guidance as well as in depth training to spot the signs of radicalisation and raise awareness of the far rights recruitment strategies and online influences.
Introduction to Domestic Abuse

Thursday 26 and Friday 27 November

Thursday 29 October This training will be delivered over 2 half day sessions and participants MUST be available to attend BOTH sessions
Course Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
• Be aware of the definition of Domestic Abuse, including understanding the different forms of domestic abuse
• Understand the harm caused to victims and children
• Raise awareness of the indicators of different types of abuse
• Understand the role of selective enquiry where domestic abuse is suspected and the importance of doing this safely
• Understand different models used to explain domestic abuse, including the cycle of abuse, the Power and Control Wheel and Biderman
• Understand factors that may increase risk
• Be aware of the DASH assessment tool and MARAC process
• Have an understanding of safety planning
• Be aware of support services available for children, victims and perpetrators
 
A Child's Lived Experiences Through Care Proceedings Part 2

Tuesday 1 December
10am - 11.30am

Not applicable

Part 2 will be a reflective session. The reflective session will look at how the training has informed practice. Delegate’s will be expected to bring real case examples to evidence how practice has changed, look at impact statements that have been written and reflect on how this has impacted on child protection planning.

Preventing Violent Extremism

Tuesday 1 December
1pm - 3pm

Not applicable

To raise awareness of PREVENT and CHANNEL as a strategy to reduce the number of people becoming or supporting violent extremisms through recognising, supporting and protecting people who might be susceptible to radicalisation through multi-agency support. This online session is for practitioners who have contact with vulnerable people (of all ages, young and older) to safeguard them from violent extremism.

Practitioner Forum - Complex Safeguarding

Wednesday 2 December
10am - 11.30am

Not applicable

Would you like to know?

  • What complex & contextual safeguarding is?
  • More about complex safeguarding and exploitation of children and young people in Salford and how we are tackling it?
  • More about the offer from ACT (Achieving Change Together) and the specialist services practitioners have access to in the Complex Safeguarding Team?
  • Where to get advice, how to make a referral and what support is available if you are worried about a child or young person who is at risk of or believed to be being exploited

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