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3 Contents Content Content Page No Multi Agency Courses Page No Contact Us 4 Introduction to Training 4 LSCB Website 10 Protecting Disabled Children 9 Professional Challenge 9 Trauma, Abuse & the Brain 10 Understanding Self Harm 11 Multi Agency Courses Page No Introduction to Safeguarding Children 5 Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility 5 Working with Difficult, Dangerous & Evasive Families 12 WRAP: Safeguarding Children from Radicalisation & Extremism 12 Analysis in the Assessment Process 6 Child Sexual Exploitation: Are you Colluding with Silence 6 Other Training Page No Train the Trainer 14 Child Sexual Exploitation Panel (CSEP) 7 Training in your Organisation 14 Nature & Impact of Sexual Abuse: Thinking the Unthinkable In Our Shoes: Evidencing the Children Journey & Experience 7 8 Keeping Children Safe Online 8 3

4 Contact Us Training The Safeguarding Learning and Development Team details can be found below: Christine Langley Senior Learning & Development Officer Fran Hill Learning & Development Officer Sheelagh Goonan Learning & Development Officer Mark Golby Assistant Learning & Development Officer Sinead Doyle Assistant Learning & Development Officer The Luton Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) training programme has been developed to support the ethos that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. The courses are open to workers within agencies in Luton who work with children, young people and/or adults that have parental responsibilities. The programme is delivered on a multi agency basis, providing front line practitioners across Luton, opportunities to train and network with other local professionals, helping to create a clearer picture of the services and resources available to assist their client groups. The programme is delivered using a pool of multi agency trainers, who provide their time and expertise for free, as well as external trainers and expert speakers commissioned for particular topics. If you have any enquiries or comments about the programme, please contact the Learning and Development Team on or , alternatively you can us at Without the help and support of these individuals we would not be able deliver this programme, so a massive thank you to all our trainers and subject contributors. You really do make a difference for the children and young people of Luton. For non training related LSCB enquiries please contact the LSCB directly on or alternatively you can us at 4

5 Introduction to Safeguarding Children Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility To develop awareness of, and the ability to act on concerns about, the safety and welfare of children and young people. By the end of this course, delegates will be able to: dismantle the myths associated with child abuse and the process of safeguarding children define child abuse and neglect recognise the signs and indicators that may raise child protection concerns demonstrate an awareness of the legislative framework and local procedures as they relate to safeguarding children appreciate their role and responsibilities in relation to sharing information, referring and recording child protection concerns engage in working together with other agencies by networking and sharing information as appropriate To develop skills to recognise potential abuse or neglect and take appropriate action in reporting suspected or known abuse. By the end of this course delegates will be able to: understand the basic legislative framework for safeguarding children understand their safeguarding role and responsibilities define child abuse and neglect identify possible indicators of abuse and neglect identify potential barriers preventing children from reporting abuse understand when and how to share information describe what to do if they have concerns over the welfare of a child. Please note that this course is only open to Private, Voluntary and Independent agencies. Employees from statutory organisations should contact their Learning & Development departments 19th June th Sept th Nov th Feb th Apr & 1st May rd & 4th June th & 18th Sept th & 28th Oct th & 9th Dec st & 22nd March

6 Analysis in the Assessment Process Child Sexual Exploitation: Are you Colluding with Silence? To demonstrate what should be done at different stages of the analysis and assessment process in order to increase delegate s abilities and confidence in safeguarding the children they are working with. By the end of the programme delegates will be able to: critically review current assessment practices effectively involve children and parents in the assessment process explain the value and use of evidence based practice understand the concept of professional judgement and how it can be used apply models designed to assess; the resilience of the child, the protective environment, the risk and the planning process. To equip all those professionals working with children, young people and adults who have parenting responsibilities, with the assessment skills and knowledge in identifying risk indicators related to the grooming and sexual exploitation of children and young people. By the end of the course delegates will be able to: develop and apply a working definition of sexual exploitation recognise signs and indications of a child at risk of sexual exploitation enhance their understanding of the impact of sexual exploitation identify strategies to promote resilience and address risk of sexual exploitation in a multi agency setting. 1st July th March th May th Sept th Dec rd March

7 Child Sexual Exploitation Panel (CSEP) The Nature and Impact of Sexual Abuse: Thinking the Unthinkable Sexual exploitation is a growing area of concern facing today s children and young people. CSEP is a multi-agency risk assessment panel for workers to present cases where they know or suspect a child at risk or is suffering from sexual exploitation. The aim of the panel is to develop a risk management plan that provides professional support to all those at risk and is aimed at reducing the risk of harm. To gain an understanding of CSEP, its protocol and how to use it. By the end of this session delegates will be able to: work within the CSEP protocol to identify cases with low, medium or high risk understand the referral process CSEP make referrals to CSEP using the correct process contribute to the multi-agency response To increase knowledge and understanding of the nature and impact of child sexual abuse. By the end of this course, delegates will be able to: develop a working definition of sexual abuse understand the range of abuser motivations and behaviours using 'Finklehor's model' of sexual offending recognise and raise awareness of the grooming of children, carers and professionals give a range of examples of signs and indicators of child sexual abuse describe short and long term effects of sexual abuse on children feel more confident about individual roles and responsibilities and appropriate responses in a multi agency setting. 28th April 2015 (pm) 25th June 2015 (am) 20th Oct 2015 (pm) 2nd Dec 2015 (am) 9th Feb 2016 (pm) 18th & 19th June th & 9th Oct

8 In Our Shoes - Evidencing the Child s Journey & Experiences Keeping Children Safe Online The impact of the child s voice and their experience of services are now clear criteria for Ofsted in judging the effectiveness and quality of practice. To ensure that all front line practitioners and their managers are able to evidence their engagement with children and families and show how this has shaped planning and influenced the outcomes for the child at each step of their journey. Learning Outcome: By the end of the course delegates will: have a better understanding of the experience of children in care and those leaving care remember what it was to be a child and use this process to reflect on practice demonstrate an improvement in their assessment and care planning skills The internet and online technologies are an important part of children s lives at home & at school but also present a challenge to keeping children safe. To demystify the use of online technologies used by children and provide guidance on how to keep them safe when they re online. Learning Outcome: This session will look at the practical steps that can be put in place to protect children online and will cover issues children face from early years to teenagers, and will include: unwanted contact - keeping personal information safe, avoiding unwanted contact, how online offenders operate, what do to is someone makes a child feel uncomfortable cyber bullying - what is cyber bullying, how it is different from playground bullying, legal consequences taking & sending images - what is sexting, what to do if you a child receives an image, legal implications 1st July th March th Apr 2015 (am) 5th June 2015 (am) 13th Aug 2015 (evening) 16th Oct 2015 (pm) 11th Dec 2015 (pm) 26th Feb 2016 (am) 8

9 Protecting Disabled Children Professional Challenge How to Make Friends & Influence People To help participants consider the specific needs of children with disabilities when responding to allegations, undertaking investigations and other formal procedures. By the end of the course delegates will be able to: understand the context of care for disabled children. reflect the impact of social attitudes on the provision of services to this group. understand the barriers to effectively safeguarding disabled children. devise ways to ensure these children have a voice in the provision of services. use different communication strategies that support the disabled child s right to be heard. To give staff the skills and confidence to appropriately challenge safeguarding decisions made by other Professionals. By the end of the sessions delegates will; understand the importance of their role and responsibilities in relation to others understand the qualities and elements of effective persuasion and influence understand the appropriate pathways to gaining influence have increased personal confidence in gathering and presenting evidence have an opportunity to practice skills in persuasion and influencing others. 13th May th Nov 2015 TBC 9

10 Trauma Abuse & the Brain: The Impact & Implication for a Child s Emotional Development LSCB Website To raise awareness of the effects and consequences of poor nurturing on the developing brain. By the end of the course delegates will be able to: understand normal neurological development in a good nurturing environment understand the differences between a good and a poor nurturing environment explain how experiences change the shape of the brain identify the effects of a poor nurturing environment on the developing brain consider what we can do to help traumatised children plan how we can safeguard children in similar circumstances. Don t forget to check out the Luton Safeguarding Children Board website, Here you will find information, advice and guidance on the below topics: How to report Abuse Channel Child Sexual Exploitation Child Death Overview Process Allegations against adults working with Children & Young People Safer Recruitment Safeguarding in the Voluntary Sector E-Safety Learning and Improvement Framework Private Fostering News and Events Inter-Agency Safeguarding Procedures 17th July th November

11 Understanding Self Harm in Children & Young People Understanding Self Harm in Children & Young People, cont... To aid understanding and awareness of children and young people who self harm and how to effectively respond. By the end of the course delegates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of self-harm as a coping strategy to deal with difficult feelings & situations construct a definition of self-harm and it s relationship with other harming behaviour including suicide reflect on how language and terminology will impact on the responses given to a child/young person demonstrate an understanding of the social, environmental and psychological factors of self-harm demonstrate an increased awareness of the functions that selfharm maybe serving for the child/young person identify & address the barriers to disclosures & accessing support demonstrate increased awareness of responses that will help to reduce risk & promoting therapeutic relationships demonstrate increased confidence in broaching the issue of self-harm demonstrate increased confidence in their ability to offer a helpful support and advice to a child/young person who selfharms Demonstrate increased confidence in offering support to the parents/carers of children/young people who self harm describe how the emotional impact of self-harm on staff/carers & how this can affect the quality of support offered & the impact on the staff/carer s own mental well-being access current research, publications and resources around selfharm 15th June th Sept th Jan

12 Working with Difficult, Dangerous and Evasive Families Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) This course focuses on the critical dynamic between worker & service user, particularly when concerns about child protection need to be raised. To promote skills development for working with challenging & difficult parents, exploring the concepts of disguised compliance and evasive behaviour. Learning Outcome: The training covers a range of practice issues which include: an overview of research and current SCRs definitions of difficult, dangerous and evasive service users the child's voice reflective practice a model of communication scrutiny of practice strategies for working with evasive families self-care and utilising support systems 11th May th Sept 2015 To safeguard children and young people by developing awareness, understanding and recognition of extremism and radicalisation. By the end of this course, delegates will be able to: have an increased awareness of the issues relating to all forms of extremism have an understanding of the local context have the skills to recognise those who are potentially vulnerable to all forms of extremism have a clear understanding of the local safeguarding referral process as set out in the vulnerable to radicalisation protocol for children and young people 30th June 2015 (am) 15th Oct 2015 (pm) 23rd Feb 2016 (am) 12

13 E-Learning Charges for Training The Luton LSCB e-learning training programme is provided by Virtual College s Safeguarding Children e-academy. Our current course selection includes Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect The LSCB training programme is funded by contributions from LSCB Partners including Bedfordshire Police, Luton NHS Trust, Luton Clinical Commissioning Group and Luton Borough Council. Partner agencies that contribute to the budget can attend courses free of charge. An Introduction to FGM, Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour Based Violence Information Sharing Safeguarding Children from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation Safeguarding Children with Disabilities Charities and Non Profit organisation (subject to receipt of their charity registration number or registered company number) are also able to attend free of charge. Other agencies, including schools, early year providers, academies and profit making organisations will be charged to attend courses. Safer Working Practices Access Users can only access the safeguarding e-learning platform with a username and password issued by Luton LSCB. All requests to access the platform must be made via the Safeguarding Learning & Development team. Learners will receive confirmation of their username and password. How much does training cost: Lite Bite Session 25 Half Day Courses 50 Full Day Courses 75 Two Day Courses 150 E-learning Courses: Please note that the LSCB may be required to amend the fees listed above throughout the year. Any changes to the fees will be detailed in the training section on the LSCB website 13

14 Train the Trainer Training in Your Organisation The Luton LSCB programme is commissioned by Luton Borough Council s and is delivered using a multi-agency pool of trainers who donate their time and expertise for free as well as using external commissioned trainers and experts. If you are interested in helping us to deliver the multi-agency training programme or if you would like to deliver Introduction to Safeguarding Children in your own agency, please contact us for further information on the Train the Train programme To provide trainers with a common training approach and competencies to deliver safeguarding children courses By the end of the course delegates will be able to: understand their own learning styles/preferences and apply their knowledge to structuring and delivering training events understand the implications of the training cycle on preparation, delivery and review of training consider how best to create a safe and supportive learning environment in order to deal with the sensitive nature of safeguarding children Luton Safeguarding Children Board and Luton Borough Council are committed to helping organisations to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance. Our team are able to offer our training services to organisations that are unable to provide their own In-house training. Our experienced trainers are able to offer sessions on: safeguarding children and/or safeguarding adults: including child/adult basic awareness and introductory courses skills development: including time management, team leading, creative thinking, influencing and negotiating skills bespoke team development events: including team building days, strength and needs analysis activities and Myers Briggs assessments organisational development: Including LEAN methodology, appraisal processes, competency framework and coaching and mentoring programmes If you are interested in any of the above please contact us to discuss your requirements on or alternatively you can 14

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