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Level 1 Child Protection Awareness

E-learning

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This training is no longer available and we are currently in the process of arranging a new eLearning module, in the interim please see links below for further assistance;

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NEW Module: Identifying Safeguarding Concerns and Making Referrals

14th Oct 2021

18th Nov 2021

9th Dec 2021

13th Jan 2022

10th Feb 2022

10th Mar 2022

0930 - 1530

£80 - through MS Teams

Please note that the charge will apply if your agency is required to pay. Please see below for further information; 

FAQ's

This course aims to provide delegates with an advanced knowledge of safeguarding and the skills required to work together within local processes for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in complex and challenging situations

Domestic Abuse: Impact on CYP Virtual Course

22nd Sep 2021

9th Dec 2021

0930 - 1230

£80 - through MS Teams

Please note that the charge will apply if your agency is required to pay. Please see below for further information; 

FAQ's

It is thought that around 1 in 5 children in the UK experience domestic abuse in their childhood.  This course aims to equip professionals already working with children and young people to bring recovery and restoration, through an increased understanding of their experiences of domestic abuse. The course covers how domestic abuse impacts children, at different ages, both directly and indirectly, exploring how trauma can be displayed in their behaviour. It covers both experience of domestic abuse within their family, and young people in unhealthy relationships below age 18, as well as the impact on parenting.

Please complete the pre course evaluation form prior to attending this course. Click here to access the form

Keeping Safe Online and Cyber Exploitation

8th Sept 2021

8th Dec 2021

1000-1230

To raise awareness/understanding of contexts, meanings  and information to  safeguard children from  bullying/online abuse.

All staff who may be in contact with children, young people and/or parents/carers who may become aware of possible abuse, neglect or cyber exploitation. Aimed at individuals and teams with a direct role in working with young people (individually or in a group setting)

HBA, FM, FGM

11th Oct 2021

0930-1630

£80 - through MS Teams

Please note that the charge will apply if your agency is required to pay. Please see below for further information; 

FAQ's

Legal Training 1: Consent, Capacity & Information Sharing

23rd Nov 2021

0900-1300

£80 - through MS Teams

Please note that the charge will apply if your agency is required to pay. Please see below for further information; 

FAQ's

This course aims to provide delegates with an advanced knowledge of safeguarding legal training and is relevant for practitioners working to safeguard adults and children. This session will be delivered by Bevan Brittan LLP.

Legal Training 2: Best-interest decisions, Self-neglect and Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) 

23rd Sep 2021

2nd Feb 2022

0900-1300

£80 - through MS Teams

Please note that the charge will apply if your agency is required to pay. Please see below for further information; 

FAQ's

This course aims to provide delegates with an advanced knowledge of safeguarding legal training and is relevant for practitioners working to safeguard adults. This session will be delivered by Bevan Brittan LLP.

Recognising & Responding to Sexual Abuse

1st Dec 2021

0930 - 1530

£80 - through MS Teams

Please note that the charge will apply if your agency is required to pay. Please see below for further information; 

FAQ's

This course aims to increase practitioners’ knowledge and confidence in identifying and working with children who are at risk of sexual abuse. The course will focus on intervention, as well as exploring the impact on professionals working with child sexual abuse issues. The course is an introduction to child sexual abuse and its relationship with child protection cases.

Safer Recruitment

 

28th Sep 2021 FULL

30th Nov 2021

8th Feb 2022

0900 - 1630

£80 - through MS Teams

Please note that the charge will apply if your agency is required to pay. Please see below for further information; 

FAQ's

This course aims to support managers understand their roles and responsibilities in the recruitment process. It will help managers fulfil their responsibilities in the recruitment of staff to roles working with children. Although the focus of the training is on children, the principles of this training are also applicable to those who recruit to roles working with vulnerable adults/adults at risk.   

Working with Neglect

2nd Feb 2022

0930 - 1530

£80 - through MS Teams

Please note that the charge will apply if your agency is required to pay. Please see below for further information; 

FAQ's

This course explores the subject of child neglect with a view to carrying out effective multi-agency assessments and interventions with neglected children and neglectful families. The course refers to the Swindon Safeguarding Partnership Neglect Framework and Practice Guidance (2020) as well as national guidance, Childhood Neglect: Improving Outcomes for Children, 2011. The training will equip practitioners to understand the context and their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Core Module Adults:

Safeguarding and Self-Neglect/Hoarding

21st Sept 2021

6th Oct 2021

11th Nov 2021

0930 - 1300

This half-day virtual workshop provides the essentials of good practice with people who self-neglect or hoard. Drawing on learning from research and from safeguarding adult reviews, it assists those in frontline roles to understand the needs of people who self-neglect, to recognise the risks involved, to respond appropriately at their point of first contact and to identify forward pathways for referral to other agencies.

This course is suitable for staff in a wide variety of frontline practice roles across a range of agencies within the safeguarding partnership. In particular it is valuable for those who come into contact with people at risk and need to signpost or refer them on to appropriate services. These may include personnel from emergency services, voluntary agencies providing advice and support and those in allied healthcare roles.

Specialist Module Adults: Safeguarding and Self-Neglect//Hoarding

22nd Sept 2021

7th Oct 2021

21st Oct 2021

2nd Nov 2021

15th Nov 2021

0930 - 1645

This one-day virtual workshop draws on research evidence and evidence from safeguarding adult reviews (SARs) to explore how good outcomes can be achieved in work with people who self-neglect. It demonstrates how strong understanding of this evidence base can assist in addressing the key challenges of practice and help all agencies to work together in effective interventions.

This course is particularly suitable for staff from across the safeguarding partnership who need an in-depth understanding of self-neglect and hoarding. Regardless of agency and professional role, staff will be working in posts where they are called upon to assess the needs of people who self-neglect and/or hoard, to undertake risk assessments, to plan interventions using appropriate legal powers and duties (including safeguarding), to promote effective multiagency working and to provide long-term support. They may be practitioners working directly with individuals, operational managers, supervisors or those with specialist roles (such as safeguarding lead) within their agency.

Working with Resistant Families

3rd Nov 2021

19th Jan 2022

0930 - 1530

£80 - through MS Teams

Please note that the charge will apply if your agency is required to pay. Please see below for further information; 

FAQ's

Equip practitioners to understand the context and their responsibilities when working with hostile, resistant families and those who use disguised compliance.  Increase practitioner’s confidence working with challenging, uncooperative or reluctant parents and explores how to identify and respond to disguised compliance to ensure the best outcome for the child.

Childminders – Identifying safeguarding concerns and making referrals” training

15 and 22 September 2021

23 November and 1 December 2021

7.00pm to 9.00pm

Coleview Community Centre

£25 - This course replaces the childminders Level 2+ and Level 2+ refresher training. It is suitable for new childminders and childminders who wish to update their Child Protection training. The course aims to provide delegates with an advanced knowledge of safeguarding and the skills required to work together within local processes for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in complex and challenging situations.

Book online at Swindon Hub for Early Years website

 ACEs

Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences 

Early Trauma Online Learning

E-learning
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 50 Mins Free - Practitioners, professionals and volunteers who work with children, young people and their families. This course covers and Intro to ACE's, Brain Development in the Early Years, The Impact of Childhood adversity, Social Health & Community Impacts of ACE's Early trauma, Protective Factors and more. You will receive certificate if you get 90% on the knowledge check. 

 

AIM3 Awareness

16 Sept 2021 - FULL

14 Oct 2021

18 Nov 2021

3.5 hours Free - To promote understanding of the process to professionals to feel more confident in understanding sexual behaviour in children/young people.

Early help assessment and plan

14 September 2021
9 November 2021
11 January 2022
8 March 2022
10 May 2022
14 June 2022
22 July 2022

6.5 hours

Free - Course aims to provide delegates with an understanding of how to complete an Early Help Assessment and Plan for children, young people and their families that they are working with. This training will equip practitioners to understand their responsibilities by providing them with the tools required to assess and analyse any unmet needs for these families.

Applying Social Work skills in practice  E-learning
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 7 Hours Free - Applying social work skills in practice.  In this free course, Applying social work skills in practice, you will explore the social work role in working with vulnerable and socially excluded individuals and groups. You will learn about risk and the assessment of need in social work practice, and explore the wider context of social work practice and responses to social work. You will also explore the application of relevant knowledge, skills and values in social work, and think about the place of research in supporting social work practice.
Attachment in the early years E-learning
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 6 Hours Free - Attachment in the early years. This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby was the first person to develop a theory about the significance of early attachments between caregivers and very young children. His work has stimulated a massive and very productive field of research with important implications for childcare. This OpenLearn course describes Bowlby's theory and the work that has built on it, illustrated with video recordings of the assessment of attachment in a laboratory setting and a talk by an eminent attachment researcher.

Bullying

  • What is bullying? 
  • Bullying and the Law 
  • Bullying and SEN/disability 
  • 10 principles to reduce bullying
  • Preventing bullying
  • Responding to bullying
  • Cyberbullying (Online bullying)
E-learning
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 4 Hours Free - As part of Anti-Bullying Alliance’s ‘All Together programme’ they have developed a suite of 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 it applies to all children. 
Child Exploitation E-learning
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4 Hours

Free – delivered by OPAL (child exploitation team) To understand the issues associated with the exploitation of children and explore their roles and responsibilities to safeguard children. The course has been designed to provide participants with an awareness and understanding of contexts, meanings and indicators of child exploitation to effectively contribute to safeguarding children. The course will address both the sexual and criminal exploitation of children, gang activity, local lines and County Lines.

Child Sexual Exploitation

E-learning

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 1 Hour Free - Seen & Heard video-based 60-minute e-learning module, built around the real experiences and stories of young people, told in their own words. 
Child Sexual Exploitation

E-learning

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 30 Mins Free - Pace (Parents against child sexual exploitation) and the Virtual College provide a free elearning training course called Keep them Safe which is a useful introduction to child sexual exploitation (CSE).  Parents and professionals
Children & Young People's Participation  E-learning
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12 Hours Free - Children and young people’s participation Listening to children is a first step in the participation agenda, which is reasonably well established. By contrast, enabling children to share in decision making lags some way behind. This free course, Children and young people's participation, emphasises that the adoption of an integrated approach to participation by different sectors of the children's workforce is of crucial importance.

COVID-19: Adapting Child Protection Case Management

E-learning 

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 3 hours over 1 week Free - Get practical guidance on how to adapt child protection case management in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dementia Awareness E-learning
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 N/A Free - This e-learning course aims to raise the awareness and skills of care staff who work with people with dementia. It aligns with Tier 1 of the National Dementia Training Standards Framework, which is a requirement for all staff working in social care. It will also allow you to collect evidence towards the relevant section of the Care Certificate. 
Disability Matters E-learning
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N/A Free - Disability Matters offers free online learning packages to enable organisations, workers and volunteers to develop the communication and problem-solving skills required to engage confidently with disabled children and young people. 
Exploring Learning disability: supporting belonging 

E-learning click here to register

24 Hours  Free - Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging. Do you have experience of learning disabilities? Perhaps you have been assessed as having a learning disability yourself, or have a friend or relative who has this label? Maybe you work with people with learning disabilities. Or perhaps it’s something you know little about, and want to know more. In this free course, Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging, you will hear from many different people about what it is like to have the label ‘learning disability’, and how it feels to support someone with a learning disability, as a family member, a friend, an advocate or a paid worker. These human stories will lead you into some of the complex moral, ethical and practical debates learning disability gives rise to.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

E-learning

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N/A Free - The training aims to help a wide range of professionals to identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM. It is particularly useful for frontline staff in health, police, early year’s education and childcare, and children’s social care. 
Fire Safety in the Home for Home Carers and Housing Providers E-learning
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1 Hour  Free - London Fire Brigade have developed a training package aimed at care workers and housing providers to help identify key fire risks and hopefully prevent fires from starting in the first place. The course covers warning signs such as cigarette burns in carpets, or smoking whilst drinking alcohol that workers visiting families in their own homes may observe. Preventative measures such as fitting smoke alarms, the use of fire retardant bedding; and the importance of referring those at high risk to either adult or children’s social care.
Forced Marriage

E-learning

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N/A Free - It aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform professionals of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk.
Making Sense of Mental Health Problems E-learning
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 10 Hours Free - Making sense of mental health problems. Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who experience mental health problems. In this free course, Making sense of mental health problems, you will learn about how key perspectives in the field have made sense of mental health problems. By directly relating key perspectives to a case study, you will reflect on how the medical perspective, psychological perspective and social need perspective come to make sense of mental ill-health.

Managing Allegations

Virtual Course

15 Sept 2021

17 Nov 2021

16 Feb 2022

3.5 Hours  Free - This course aims to assist learners in dealing effectively with allegations against staff and promoting safe working practice by staff, thereby reducing the risk of allegations of inappropriate conduct and harm to children. The training will equip practitioners to understand the context and their responsibilities when safeguarding children.
MASH/ACP Open Morning

05 Aug 2021 - FULL

02 Sept 2021

07 Oct 2021

04 Nov 2021

02 Dec 2021

  Free - Come and meet the teams - Learn more about who MASH are and how they operate!

Modern Slavery -Identifying and Supporting Victims of 

E-learning

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 30 minutes

Free - This session will help frontline healthcare staff to identify victims of modern slavery and take appropriate action to address their health and safety needs.

More information can be found at : 

https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/modern-slavery/

Modern Slavery - Border Force Stakeholders

E-learning

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Free - Find out why combating modern slavery is important.

Further useful resource of information from UK Government can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/modern-slavery-training-resource-page/modern-slavery-training-resource-page

Modern Slavery - Training for all First Responders

E-learning

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Free - As a First Responder you are from an organisation authorised to refer potential victims of modern slavery into the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). Your role is to identify and refer potential victims of modern slavery into support, where appropriate. Doing so will often be challenging and you may have to deal with complex situations.

This programme provides guidance on how to spot the signs of modern slavery, and what to do when you come across a potential victim of modern slavery. This programme aims to give you confidence to follow procedures swiftly and with compassion.
Child Exploitation 

Virtual Course

TBC

 

 

Free - To understand the issues associated with the exploitation of children and explore their roles and responsibilities to safeguard children.

Suicide Prevention E-learning
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N/A Free - Aims to provide support for volunteers/health care professionals, enabling them to recognise early warning signs of suicide, support patients and their families, as well as offering additional health services in this time of need.  
Modern slavery E-learning
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15 Hours Free - Modern slavery, is designed to develop an understanding of the international system of human rights protection in relation to modern slavery, but also encourage an appreciation of the influence of International Human Rights Law on the development of the domestic system of human rights protection. 
Introduction to Personalisation E-learning
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N/A  Free - Aimed at social care professionals and people receiving social care support, this e-learning course explores personalisation. It will help you to understand personalisation and to explore what you can do to make personalisation happen. 
Parents as Partners E-learning
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16 Hours Free - Parents as partners. In this free course we look at the notion of parents as partners. We identify a cluster of reasons why partnership is considered important - for children, parents and practitioners - and give examples of ways in which it can be interpreted in practice. We also outline a conceptual framework to accommodate the possible range of parental involvement and partnership practice. 
Prevent awareness  E-learning
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N/A Free - Introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves.
Channel Awareness  E-learning
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N/A Free - This training package is for anyone who may be asked to contribute to, sit on, or even run a Channel Panel. It is aimed at all levels, from a professional asked to input and attend for the first time, to a member of staff new to their role and organising a panel meeting.
Safeguarding Adults: Level 3 Training E-learning
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 1 Hour - 3 x Weekly Free - Explore professional safeguarding approaches to protect adults at risk. You’ll build the skills to ensure people at risk of abuse and neglect receive the care and protection they need to stay safe and unharmed. You’ll explore safeguarding in a professional context and learn how to appropriately share information on safeguarding concerns in writing and in meetings. You’ll also reflect on the complexity of the role of supervision in safeguarding and learn ways to overcome safeguarding challenges. 
Self Harm & Risky Behaviour E-learning
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 N/A Free - The MindEd ‘Self-Harm and Risky Behaviour‘ online module is aimed at a universal audience and provides the background to self harm in children and teenagers, common associated conditions and the optimal approach to managing it in the community.
Self Neglect E-learning
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1/2 Hours 

£20pp - Anyone working with vulnerable adults needs to have an understanding of self-neglect and the complex issues that can impact a persons ability to make decisions.

This training will look at how to balance addressing the issue of self-neglect with an individual’s right to private life and health and how to make safe decisions.

Supporting Victims of Domestic Abuse E-learning
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 1 Hour - 3 x Weekly Free - Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence On this course, you will address the role of gender in domestic violence and learn to recognise the various forms of violence and abuse. You will reflect on the impact of domestic violence and understand your responsibilities as a health or social care worker. By completing this course, you will have gained the confidence to help support domestic violence victims and survivors.
Teaching Students who have suffered complex trauma E-learning
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1 Hour - 2 x Weekly  Free -Learn how to support students who have experienced complex trauma. Complex trauma affects the physical, emotional and social development of children and adolescents. In order to minimise harm, teachers and school leaders need to respond appropriately using trauma-informed practices and policies. In this course, you’ll get an introduction to what complex trauma is and how it affects young people’s development at school. You’ll understand the neuroscience behind the behaviours presented by students who have experienced complex trauma. You’ll learn how to apply trauma-informed strategies and policies that will minimise the risk to students and school staff.
Threshold Framework - Right Help at the Right Time 

 

11 Aug 2021

09 Sept 2021

13 Oct 2021

10 Nov 2021

08 Dec 2021

2 hours via Eventbrite

Free - This online session will:

- Help you to understand the thresholds for taking action in response to different levels of need and give you practical support in applying them to scenarios drawn from real cases.

-  Give you the opportunity to work with colleagues from across the safeguarding partnership as you develop a common understanding of the different levels of need and risk.

- Consider how best to share concerns you might have for children you work with to ensure that they receive the right help at the right time.

-  Provide you with a better understanding of what to do if you disagree with another professional about the best way to meet a child’s needs and how to do this within the context of the SSP Escalation policy

Understanding Animal Welfare in Violent Homes E-learning
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1 Hour  Free - There is a link between animals being abused and children being abused.  When animals are abused, people are at risk; when people are abused animals are at risk. 
Understanding Depression and Low Mood in Young People

 

E-learning
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3 Hours - 5 x Weekly  Free - Learn how to recognise and help with depression and low mood in young people.  Depression in teenagers can be long-lasting and have wide-ranging effects. Identifying such difficulties early on and offering appropriate support is key in bringing about positive change for young people. However parents and professionals are not always aware of key signs and symptoms of depression or what to do when teenagers are faced with such difficulties. This course will help you to recognise low mood and depression in teens, understand CBT – an evidence based treatment, discover practical techniques to help support young people and, access sources of further advice.
Understanding Mental Capacity E-learning
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24 Hours Free - Describes the principles and criteria underpinning the assessment of mental capacity and decision making in the UK. 
Young People's Well-being E-learning
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16 Hours  Free - Young people’s wellbeing. What do we mean by 'wellbeing' for young people? How is it shaped by social differences and inequalities, and how can we improve young people's mental and physical health? This free course, Young people's wellbeing, will examine the range of factors affecting young people's wellbeing, such as obesity, binge drinking, depression and behavioural problems.