Course aims and objectives

Course Title Aims and objectives
Attachment, Child Development &   Resillience

Aims

  1. To develop the knowledge and skills of the participants to enable them to work confidently and competently in the field of attachment and resilience
  2. To enable the participants to play a creative and effective part in inter-agency work to safeguard children and enhance their resilience

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Workshop participants will be able to:-

  1. Develop methods of working which promote fair and inclusive practice to all children and families
  2. Explain what attachment is
  3. Understand the connection between parenting behaviour and attachment style
  4. Describe the three patterns of attachment as well as disorganised attachment
  5. Describe the pertinent areas for assessment of attachment
  6. Access tools to assist them in attachment-based work with children and communicating with children
  7. Describe the concept of resilience, and the factors which enhance resilience
  8. Assess resilience in children and help enhance their resilience
  9. Understand attachment in the context of child development
  10. Consider children's behaviour in terms of: what is normal, of some concern and of significant concern
  11. Have an opportunity to reflect on their practice
  12. Have had the opportunity to network with their inter-agency peers
Bullying, Self-harm & Suicide Aims

To enable the participants to explore the issues of bullying, self harm and suicide in children and young people.

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Workshop participants will be able to:-

  1. Develop methods of working which promote fair and inclusive practice to all children and families
  2. Define self harm, suicide and attempted suicide
  3. Discuss the reasons why children and young people self harm and commit suicide, including bullying
  4. Have some knowledge of the extent of this issue in Lancashire
  5. Practice discussing these issues with children and young people
  6. Cite some risk factors and possible responses to these
  7. Have considered their own support needs vis-à-vis this topic
  8. Have an opportunity to reflect on their practice
  9. Have had the opportunity to network with their inter-agency peers
Child Neglect

Aims

  1. To develop participants knowledge and skills to enable them to work confidently and competently in the field of neglect
  2. To enable participants to play a creative and effective part in interagency work to safeguard children
  3. To consider early defensible decision making 

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

 By the end of the Workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Develop methods of working which promote fair and inclusive practice to all children and families
  2. Understand what is meant by neglect
  3. Understand why neglect is harmful to children
  4. Have a greater understanding of the context of neglect
  5. Have considered the messages from research and serious case reviews and the implications for practice
  6. Be aware of the range and types of intervention available
  7. Have improved decision making skills in relation to cases of neglect
  8. Have considered the importance of multi-agency networks in cases of neglect
  9. Have an opportunity to reflect on their practice
  10. Have had the opportunity to network with their inter-agency peers 
Child Sexual Exploitation for Practitioners Aims

To give the participants the knowledge and skills to help prevent and protect children and young people from Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) 

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Workshop participants will have:

  1. An understanding of what CSE is
  2. Knowledge of who is affected by CSE
  3. Knowledge of the vulnerability factors for CSE
  4. Knowledge of the warning signs in children and young people of CSE
  5. Knowledge of what to do if they are concerned that a child/young person is being sexually exploited
  6. Knowledge of the Multi-Agency CSE teams in Lancashire
  7. Understanding of CSE offenders' behaviours
  8. Skills in discussing the issues with children and young people
  9. Knowledge of models of CSE
  10. Knowledge of relevant legislation
  11. Have an opportunity to reflect on their practice
  12. Have had the opportunity to network with their inter-agency peers

NB: Please note that, in order to attend this course, you need to have completed the online Sexual Exploitation Course

Continuum of Need  
Domestic Violence, Impact on Children

Aims

To increase the participants’ knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and its effects on children and their families

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Develop methods of working which promote fair and inclusive practice to all children and families
  2. Define domestic violence
  3. Recognise domestic violence
  4. Understand the effect of domestic violence on children as well as their families
  5. Understand Risk factors in domestic violence situations for children as well as adults
  6. Understand the power-control dynamics of domestic violence/abuse
  7. Have some knowledge about prevalence of domestic violence/abuse
  8. Appropriately intervene in families where domestic violence is an issue to ensure children’s well being
  9. Use some skills they have practiced on the course for use with children and families
  10. Empower victims/survivors of violence
  11. Have an opportunity to reflect on their practice
  12. Have had the opportunity to network with their inter-agency peers
Emotional Abuse, Neglect & Faltering Growth

Aims

To increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of inter-agency working, policies and procedures and knowledge relating to emotional abuse, neglect and faltering growth.

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop methods of working which promote fair and inclusive practice to all children and families
  2. Identify the potential indicators of emotional abuse, neglect and faltering growth
  3. Recognise, identify and apply the thresholds for referrals between agencies in the continuum of need
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of their own role with an appreciation of the role of others with regard to emotional abuse, neglect and faltering growth
  5. Access and follow relevant inter-agency procedures to identify and manage risk regarding emotional abuse, neglect and faltering growth
  6. Recognise the effect of emotional abuse, neglect and faltering growth on the development of children
Fabricated & Induced Illness

Aims

  1. To assist professionals to improve their knowledge of Fabricated & Induced Illness and contribute to their professional development
  2. To further understanding and enhance cooperation in order to improve the quality of service

Anticipated Learning Outcomes 

  1. Develop methods of working which promote fair and inclusive practice to all children and families
  2. Understand the background information about FII
  3. Recognise the major signs and symptoms of FII, as well as key features of perpetrators
  4. Understand the importance of working with families in a non-collusive way
  5. Know what to do if they suspect FII
  6. Understand the importance of communication in cases of FII
  7. Understand the impact of children of FII
  8. Have examined their attitudes vis-à-vis the focus being on the child and working with uncertainty
  9. Understand the importance of staff support
  10. Have an opportunity to reflect on their practice
  11. Have had the opportunity to network with their inter-agency peers
Honor Based Violence, Forced Marriage & Female Mutilation

Aims

To raise awareness and understanding of honour based violence and forced marriage

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Workshop participants will be able to:- 

  1. Understand what is meant by honour based violence and forced marriage
  2. Demonstrate the links between honour based violence and forced marriage, domestic violence, and child abuse including female genital mutilation
  3. Identify the myths and realities surrounding honour based violence and forced marriage
  4. Recognise the triggers relating to honour based violence and forced marriage
  5. Know how to respond and what services exist for victims
  6. Have an opportunity to reflect on their practice
  7. Have had the opportunity to network with their inter-agency peers 
Manging Risky Business

Aims

To strengthen the culture of effective interagency management in safeguarding children

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will have:

 

  1. Explored the impact of the current safeguarding context on manager's role
  2. Reflected on a shared understanding of assessing & managing risk, across agencies
  3. Understood their role in facilitating the staff's ability to undertake collaborative work
  4. Understand how their interactions with other agencies contribute to safeguarding children
  5. Have an opportunity to reflect on their practice
  6. Have had the opportunity to network with their inter-agency peers
Mental Capacity Act for Childcare Professionals  
Missing from Home Briefing

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

At the end of the briefing, participants will have been briefed on: 

  1. The definition of 'missing' and 'absent'
  2. The process which happens when a child is missing from home in terms of:

The police process

The Children's Social Care process

The Children's Society process 

Modern Day Slavery & Human Trafficking  
Professional Dangerousness

Aims

To assist practitioners to work with and reduce professional dangerousness in their work safeguarding children

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:-

  1. Develop methods of working which promote fair and inclusive practice to all children and families
  2. Define professional dangerousness
  3. Recognise professional dangerousness when it occurs in a range of settings
  4. Identify how dangerous families affect practitioners in their practice
  5. Develop strategies to avoid professional dangerousness
  6. Have an opportunity to reflect on their practice
  7. Have had the opportunity to network with their inter-agency peers 
Risk Sensible Assessment including Smart Plans  
Safer Online Behaviour  
Safeguarding Disabled Children

Aims  

  1. To develop the knowledge and skills of the participants to enable them to work confidently and competently in recognising and responding to situations where disabled children may be at risk of maltreatment
  2. To understand the importance of effective multi-agency working, especially agreement on thresholds and information sharing, where there is a concern about possible maltreatment of a disabled child 

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

  1. Explore some of their own feelings about disability as well as public perceptions and reflect on how this influences both their own practice and the implementation of public policy
  2. Understanding how being disabled increases the vulnerability of the child to abuse
  3. Analyse how the child protection system itself may contribute to the secondary victimisation of disabled children
  4. Consider the role of communication in protecting disabled children
  5. Build their confidence level in communicating with disabled children through experimental exercises
  6. Raise awareness of how the views of different professionals can influence the protection process
  7. Have an opportunity to reflect on their practice
  8. Have had the opportunity to network with their inter-agency peers 
Safeguarding Young People

Aims

To support practitioners who work with older children/young people in safeguarding them and promoting their welfare

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

At the end of the day participants will have learned 

  1. To assess, share and manage risk of harm to older children whatever their background
  2. To understand the importance of older children’s participation
  3. How to involve young people in any decisions effecting their own safety
  4. The policy and legislative context relevant to working with young people
  5. How workers own moral code and personal experiences impact on practice.
  6. To consider issues around confidentiality and sharing appropriate information
  7. A check list for assessing harm & breaching confidentiality with older children & young people
  8. Thresholds for referring to statutory services
  9. Have an opportunity to reflect on their practice
  10. Have had the opportunity to network with their inter-agency peers
SCR Learning

Aims

 

  1. To help attendees to learn from case reviews
  2. To give information about local case reviews
  3. To raise awareness of the themes from local child deaths
  4. To draw attention to the primary themes from case reviews
  5. To give attendees tools to enhance their practice

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Introduction and basic information
  2. Child Death Reviews
  3. Learning from reviews
  4. Practice lessons
SUDC  
Supervision Skills

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

 

  1. To understand and explore the rationale for supervisors to engage in training
  2. To understand and explore the relationships between supervision, practice and service user outcomes
  3. To understand the definitions, purposes and functions of supervision in relation to your job role
  4. To understand and be able to work with supervision histories
  5. To understand the impact that values and attitudes have on practice and judgements
  6. To understand the core elements of reflective supervision in enabling workers to make and explain professional judgements
  7. To understand the role of anxiety with reference to it’s impact on decision making
  8. To understand the dynamics of group supervision
  9. Have an opportunity to reflect on their practice
  10. Have had the opportunity to network with their inter-agency peers 
Toxic Trio

Aims

  1. To further develop professionals’ skills, knowledge of Safeguarding Children and parental mental health, substance misuse and domestic violence issues to contribute to professional development
  2. To further develop understanding and enhance cooperation in order to improve the quality of service and outcomes for children and families 

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

  1. Develop methods of working which promote fair and inclusive practice to all children and families
  2. Define domestic violence, mental ill health and substance misuse
  3. Have an awareness of the major signs and symptoms of mental disorder, domestic violence and substance misuse
  4. Use appropriate policies, procedures and protocols when faced with safeguarding children issues where the carer(s) have mental health, domestic violence and substance misuse issues and understand how to refer children and families to other services
  5. Understand basic risk factors for adults and children and the need for joint assessments, and how effective joint working can reduce harm
  6. Understand the corrosive and cumulative effect of a combination of parental factors
  7. Know how to adopt a child focussed approach
  8. Describe the impact of parental substance misuse, mental ill health and domestic violence on parenting capacity
  9. Understand the cycle of change, both as it relates to substance misuse, mental health, domestic violence and parenting
  10. Have an opportunity to reflect on their practice
  11. Have had the opportunity to network with their inter-agency peers
Understanding Hostile & Uncooperative Families

Aims

  1. To increase the awareness of risks to children in Hostile and Uncooperative families
  2. Increase awareness of patterns of behaviour and their impact on children and professionals 

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

 By the end of the course participants will have: 

  1. Explored how to maintain a focus on the child
  2. Identified areas of impact on workers, including emotional impact and physical safety
  3. Identified areas of good practice and develop further skills
  4. Understood the barriers to good practice with hostile and uncooperative families
  5. Some tools to help in this area of work
  6. Explored what works with families
  7. Have an opportunity to reflect on their practice
  8. Have had the opportunity to network with their inter-agency peers
Working Together  
Working Together Aims
  1. To increase the participants’ knowledge and understanding of working together 2013 and the context for safeguarding children and promoting their welfare
  2. To ensure that staff are informed and prepared to participate in child protection meetings 

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the participants should be able to:-

  1. Develop methods of working which promote fair and inclusive practice to all children and families, and which are child focussed
  2. Be able to identify what actions they need to take to respond to concerns for the protection of children acting within Lancashire LSCB child protection procedures and guidelines
  3. Have an awareness of their own and others’ designated responsibility and different working relationships
  4. Have an increased understanding of Working Together 2013, and shared thresholds, in the protection and safeguarding children
  5. Understanding of their own role, and that of others, including reporting, report writing, monitoring vis-à-vis Team around the Family meetings, Strategy meetings, child protection conferences, core groups, MARACs and MAPPAs
  6. Have an awareness of issues affecting interagency communication
  7. Knowledge of the referral process for Team around the Family meetings, Strategy meetings, child protection conferences, core groups, MARACs and MAPPAs
  8. Knowledge of confidentiality issues regarding child protection meetings and paperwork relating to them, including transfer of information when families move, destruction of files
  9. Have an opportunity to reflect on their practice
  10. Have had the opportunity to network with their inter-agency peers

Download our 2017/18 course list below. To apply please submit your application using the online system- Link below. If you have any queries please contact us via email lscb.training@lancashire.gov.uk