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Bitesize Briefings: Understanding the effects and risks of cannabis use

Friday, December 15, 2017

Following on from the recent LSCB survey – Understanding the effects and risks of cannabis use – the LSCB are now rolling out a number of 'Bitesize Briefings' in order to improve practitioner knowledge around the risks and effects of cannabis use, and support them in their ability to carry out effective risk assessments and successfully challenge parents on the use of the drug.

The bitesize briefings will last two hours, with total of 18 sessions taking place over 9 days – one day in each of the Children's Social Care team areas: Preston; Burnley; Lancaster; Chorley and South Ribble; Fylde and Wyre; Pendle; West Lancashire; Hyndburn and Ribble Valley; and Rossendale.  The first three sessions (Preston; Burnley and Lancaster) will take place during National Drugs and Alcohol Facts week – w/c 22 January.

The aim of the session is to share information with multi-agency frontline practiations working closely with familes e.g.social workers, health visitors; midwives; teachers etc.  The content will cover:

  • Legislation;
  • What is cannabis and what are the issues/risks involved?
  • Different types of cannabis;
  • Mythbusting;
  • SCR learning;
  • Making effective assessments to address cannabis use.

The dates and session times can be found below - please follow the relevant link to register your place.  Please note, each briefing will accommodate 50 delegates and places will be allocated to ensure there is fair, multi-agency representation.  Places will be confirmed via email 2 weeks before the chosen event.

In addition to the briefings, a resource pack will be developed to support and complement the sessions, and an e-learning package will become available later in the year.

Please circulate this information widely.

Tuesday 23 January

Preston,

Gujarat Centre

10.00am – 12.00noon

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Wednesday 24 January

Burnley,

Towneley Park CLC

10.00am – 12.00noon

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Friday 26 January

Lancaster,

Moor Lane Mills

10.00am - 12.00noon

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Monday 5 February

Chorley and South Ribble

Leyland Civic Centre

10.00am - 12.00noon (course full)

1.00pm – 3.00pm (course full)

Tuesday 6 February

Fylde and Wyre,

Dalmeny Hotel

10.00am - 12.00noon (course full)

1.00pm – 3.00pm (course full)

Friday 9 February

Pendle,

The Ace Centre

10.00am – 12.00noon

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Monday 19 February

West Lancs,

West Lancs Investment Centre

10.00am – 12.00noon

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Wednesday 21 February

Hyndburn/Ribble Valley,

Oswaldtwistle Mills

10.00am - 12.00noon (course full)

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Friday 23 February

Rossendale,

Rossendale Golf Club

10.00am – 12.00noon

1.00pm – 3.00pm