Inter-agency Training Programme 2016/17

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Coventry Safeguarding Children Board

Inter-agency Training

Programme 2016/17

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Welcome to the 2016-2017 Inter-agency training programme.

Coventry Safeguarding Children Board continues to provide a programme of training for staff working with children, young people and their parents and carers in Coventry in order to ensure that they have the skills, knowledge and qualities required to safeguard and protect those who are vulnerable.

A wide range of courses are available covering key aspects of safeguarding children that are important for Coventry at this time. Key messages include the importance of professionals understanding and listening to the voices of children in Coventry.

The evaluation process shows that the multi-agency training in Coventry does improve outcomes for children and young people. This process is an essential part of the programme with courses being selected each term for follow up, by those attending and their managers, to assess impact on practice and outcomes for children. Feedback is also used to review courses provided and their content.

The Learning and Development Sub Committee is committed to ensuring that training is up to date and relevant for professionals. Courses are constantly updated and reviewed in the light of Coventry experiences, serious case reviews, audits and research. If there are any gaps in the programme we would be happy to hear from you.

All courses are delivered by local experienced and knowledgeable practitioners (level 1 and 2) and local and national specialist trainers (level 3 specialist course). If your organisation has specialist knowledge and you would like to be part of the team delivering training in Coventry your contributions will be valued. If you wish to contact us regarding gaps in the programme or to be part of the training team, please contact Anne Pluska, Training Officer, contact details on page 3.

Janet Mokades

Independent Chair, Coventry Safeguarding Children Board

Foreword

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Membership of the sub committee

Jayne Phelps Lead/Designated Nurse Safeguarding Adults and Children (Chair) NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group

Moira Bishop Named Nurse, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT)

Anne Walker Hospital Education Service

Kim West Early Years

Louison Ricketts Children and Families First Team

Carol Clarke Coventry Diocese

Janet Goode Social Care Practice Educator

Gillian Attree Named Nurse University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW)

Carol Morgan Social Care

Ann Stacey/Rob Matthews Education

Alison Heath Probation (National)

Beverley Green Probation (Community Rehabilitation)

Yassir Mahmood Workforce Development

Kath Hartley Police

Anne Pluska Safeguarding Children and Adult Boards (Vice Chair)

Foreword

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Information

Welcome and general information 5

Training and development frameworks 6 - 15

Application information 16

Charging policy and cancellation charges 17

Trainers 18

Level 1

Introduction to safeguarding children 19 - 20

Level 2

Working together to safeguard children 21

Undertaking common assessments and acting as lead professional 22 - 23

Common assessment framework awareness 24

Level 3

Domestic violence and abuse and safeguarding children 25

Emotional abuse and neglect 26

Working with children who display harmful sexual behaviour 27 Understanding sex abusers in order to safeguard children 28 The impact of parents with mental health issues and safeguarding children 29 Skills for working with resistant families 30 Working together to safeguard the child or young person who is self-harming 31 Substance Abuse and Safeguarding Children 32

Female Genital Mutilation 33

Forced marriage and honour based violence 34

Spirit possession and witchcraft and safeguarding children 35 Safeguarding children through effective supervision 36 Child sexual exploitation - awareness raising 37 Safeguarding disabled children - awareness raising 38 Safeguarding children in whom illness is fabricated or induced 39

Effective use of core groups 40

An Introduction to family group conferencing 41

Appendix

Training booking process 42

Coventry Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership CYPSP Common 43 Assessment framework - training booking form

CYPSP - awareness training booking form 44

Courses at a glance 45

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The Safeguarding Boards Training Officer, Anne Pluska, would like to welcome you to the fifteenth Coventry Safeguarding Children Board inter-agency training programme.

The majority of Coventry inter-agency courses are delivered through a workshop model and are designed to be inter-active and promote shared learning. Government guidance, the latest legislation and the Coventry Safeguarding Children Board’s Inter-Agency Child Protection Procedures inform them. The courses highlight best practice and the lessons learned from audits and serious case reviews

As trainers and course organisers we actively promote anti-discriminatory practice throughout all

Coventry inter-agency training. We work to provide a balanced mix of participants on the courses to fully promote multi-agency working in order to safeguard children across the city. The training courses provide valuable opportunities for practitioners and managers to come together in a stimulating and safe learning environment to share knowledge and experience and to build those relationships that promote the well being and safety of the children of Coventry.

If you are working with children, young people and their families, whatever your job or role, including services primarily supporting parents with their own health needs that may impact upon their ability to care for their child; these training courses are designed with you in mind.

The Coventry Safeguarding Children Board is a body made up from all the local agencies with responsibility for promoting the safety and well being of children and young people in the City of Coventry. This includes Health, Education, Schools, the Police, Probation, Social Care, the NSPCC, Youth Offending Service, CAFCASS and Community Services.

It is the aim of the Coventry Safeguarding Children Board to raise awareness and understanding of the need for all adults to work together to create a city where children and young people are listened to, valued and protected, making safeguarding children everyone’s business.

The current structure has been in place since the Children Act 1989, and of course inter-agency working has existed far longer than that. Following the Laming Enquiry into the death of Victoria Climbié, the Children Act 2004 places a duty on all agencies to co-operate to improve the well being of children. Local Safeguarding Boards have statutory powers to ensure that agencies work together, and senior officers will be directly responsible for the performance of their organisation.

Welcome and general information

The focus of the inter-agency training programme is primarily the areas where professionals from different agencies are brought together to work collaboratively. The target audience is:

 Practitioners and managers from the statutory, voluntary and independent agencies who work with children and families

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Training and development framework

It is for managers to decide the appropriate level of training to meet the needs of their staff, as indicated by their level of responsibility in working with children, and whether this training is done through single or inter-agency training.

Training is available at a number of levels to address the learning needs of staff, based on their degree of contact with children and/or parents/carers and their level of responsibility.

(see Inter-agency Safeguarding Children Framework page 7).

Working Together (2010) identifies eight groups of worker to assist with identification of learning and development needs.

(see pages 8-15 Inter-agency Framework for responsibilities and suggested minimum training content and method for each of these groups)

For Health Agencies refer to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Intercollegiate Document (2014) and each Health Agency’s specific strategy.

All staff working with children need to have an understanding of the Common Assessment Framework and its assessment thresholds.

General advice is available from the Safeguarding Boards Training Officer and members of the Learning and Development Sub-Committee. However, for advice on your own agency’s guidelines around training please speak to your designated staff member.

The Learning and Development Sub-Committee will recommend standards in safeguarding children training to all agencies for use in the provision of in-house training. However, it is not the responsibility of the

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Training and development framework

Table 1 Training levels within Inter-Agency Framework

Level Title Target audience Key outcomes

Single Agency Basic / Induction Awareness

All staff - Awareness of why safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility

- Awareness of their own responsibility within their agency’s procedures

1 (2 for Health

Staff) Introduction toSafeguarding Children

Newly qualified and/or newly ap-pointed practitioner staff at an early level of experience and expertise in work in this field.

Staff who have contact with children and/or their families and will work directly with them.

- Have an understanding of the Common Assessment Framework - Contribute and take whatever actions are

needed to safeguard children

- Recognise and respond to concerns about a child in need - Appreciate own role and that of others

- Communicate and act appropriately within national and local guidance to safeguard children

- Be familiar with local arrangements, services and sources of advice for supporting families and safeguarding children 2 (3 core competencies for Health) Working Together to Safeguard Children

Practitioners who have completed single agency/voluntary sector foundation training or Level 1 inter-agency training.

Practitioners who work directly with children or adults who are parents and those involved in assessment and intervention to safeguard children

- Accomplish core tasks together to safeguard and promote children’s welfare for example: assessments, planning, core groups, conferences,decision-making

- Have sound understanding of principles and processes for effective collaboration

- Communicate and develop working relationships in the interests of children

Understand contribution made by others to safeguarding children impact of own decisions and actions on others

- Work together using the Common Assessment Framework and its thresholds

2 (3 specialist competencies for Health)

Specialist

courses Practitioners and managers with specific child protection responsibilities who have a proven ability to work at a high level of

- Co-work on complex tasks or particular areas of practice that have specific knowledge or skill requirements, for example, joint

enquiries and investigations, investigative interviews, complex assessments

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New and existing

members Target groups to ininclude members of statutory, voluntary, independent and

community organisations

Suggested Training Content Suggested Training

methods Employer LSCBResponsibilities

Group 1

Those who have occa-sional contact For example:  Librarians  Administrative staff  Cleaning Staff  Volunteers  Fire Service  Ambulance Service  Health (Non-Clinical) Employees or volunteers in agencies/organisations working with children, young people and/or parents/carers which:

 may bring them into contact; or

 have periods of intense but irregular contact; and have a concern about the welfare of a child and/or young person or their parents carers ability to care for them

 What is child abuse and neglect?

 Signs and indicators of abuse and neglect

 Maintaining a child focus

 What to do in response to a concern about the welfare of a child

 Knowledge of own organisations safeguarding policy

 Their own role and responsibilities

Impact of adult behaviour

on children

Single Agency (basic) Induction Programme/ Supervision

E-Learning provided by EDU/ Social Care Learning Forum/ Workforce Development Workshops provided by Workforce Development

Employer - responsible for organisation and delivery

CSCB - responsible for ensuring that single and interagency training is provided and that it is reaching relevant staff within organisations. CSCB is responsible for quality assurance.

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New and existing

members Target groups to ininclude members of statutory, voluntary, independent and

community organisations

Suggested Training Content Suggested Training

methods Employer LSCBResponsibilities

Group 2 Those in

regular or in intensive but irregular contact

For example:  Housing,  YOS staff,  Youth Workers  GP’s  Hospital Staff Faith groups  Foster Carers  Governors Employees or volunteers in agencies/organisations working with children, young people and/or parents/carers which:

may bring them into

contact; or

 have periods of intense but irregular contact; and have a concern about the welfare of a child and/or young person or their parents carers ability to care for them

As above

plus:- Understanding

Information sharing

 Basic awareness of the Common Assessment Framework and Team Around the Child (dependent on role)

Child Development

As Group 1 above, and: Single Agency

Level 1 (Level 2 for Health Staff) Recognition of Child Abuse and Neglect (in line with own agency training strategy) Or Inter-agency Training: Level 1 (Introduction to Safeguarding Children) E-Learning

Provided by EDU (for Foster carers)

and

Introduction to Safeguarding

Employer- responsible for organisation and delivery CSCB - responsible for ensuring that single and

interagency training is provided and that it is reaching relevant staff within organisations. CSCB is responsible for quality assurance.

EDU- responsible for organisation and delivery

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New and existing

members Target groups to ininclude members of statutory,

voluntary,

independent and community organisations

Suggested Training Content Suggested Training methods Employer LSCB Responsibilities

Group 3

Those who work pre-dominantly with… For example:  Early Years  Police (Divisional)  Connexions  Health Visitors  Midwives  School Nurses  Probation  YOI’s  Youth Workers  Teachers  GP’s  Learning Mentors  Teaching Assistants  Hospital Staff

 Adult Services – e.g. Learning Disability, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Misuse

 Residential Social Workers

 Foster Carers

Members of the workforce who work predominantly, with children, young people and/or parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to:

 assessing,

 planning

intervening: and  reviewing the needs of the child and parenting capacity where there the child/ young person has additional needs which require a multi-agency child in Need (s. 17) response to safeguard and promote their welfare.

All of the above and a practical working knowledge of:

 The impact of parenting issues e.g. domestic abuse, parental mental health, parental substance misuse, parental learning disability, on parenting capacity

 Recognising the importance of family history and functioning

 Techniques for direct working with children, young people, their parents and/or carers

 Working with children and family members where there is lack of

cooperation and superficial compliance

Using professional judgements to make

decisions

 Working with complexity

 Working Together to Safeguard Children

 The Common Assessment Framework

Single agency specialist training, Interagency Training (Level 2 and 3) and Professional development related to specific role

E-learning

A range of modules to raise awareness on particular themes. (Workforce Development)

Inter-agency Training Level 2

Working Together to Safeguard Children CLYP Training CAF Training Employer- responsible for organisation and delivery CSCB - responsible for ensuring

that single and interagency training is provided and that it is reaching relevant staff within organisations. CSCB is responsible for quality assurance.

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New and existing

members Target groups to ininclude members of statutory,

voluntary,

independent and community organisations

Suggested Training Content Suggested Training

methods Employer LSCBResponsibilities

Group 4 Members of the workforce who have particular responsibility For example  Police  Social Workers

 Those that work with complex cases  Health  Education Members of the workforce who have a particular responsibility in relation to undertaking section 47 enquiries and/ or staff responsible for co-ordinating assessments of children in need.

The above and a practical working knowledge of:  Section 47 enquiries

 Using professional judgements to make decisions as to whether a child is suffering, or is likely to suffer significant harm

 Taking emergency action

 Working with complexity

Communicating with children

in line with interviewing vulnerable witness guidance

 ABE

 Care Planning

Chairing Skills  Court Skills

Single Agency Specialist Training

Agencies must ensure that their own training strategy includes how their staff are trained to undertake their professional roles and responsibilities, e.g. child protection Sect. 47 enquiries, ABE training.

Inter-agency training (Level 2 and 3)

A range of multi –agency training events will be provided each year; these will support single agency training and reflect local identified need.

Employer- responsible for organisation and delivery

EDU- responsible for organisation and delivery

CSCB - responsible for ensuring

that single and interagency training is provided and that it is reaching relevant staff within organisations. CSCB is responsible for quality assurance.

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New and existing

members Target groups to ininclude members of statutory,

voluntary,

independent and community organisations

Suggested Training Content Suggested Training

methods Employer LSCBResponsibilities

Group 5

Professional advisors, named and designated lead professionals

Professional advisors, named and designated lead professionals.

As per the contents for groups 1, 2 and 3 and 4 if advising staff in that group, and:

 Promoting effective professional practice

Advising others  Safer Recruitment

 Supervising Child Protection Cases

Single Agency Training

Agencies must ensure that their own training strategy includes how their staff are trained to undertake their professional roles and responsibilities, and should

include;- Promoting effective professional practice  Advising others

Inter-agency training

A range of multi –agency training events will be provided each year; these will support single agency training and reflect local identified need.

Employer – responsible for organisation and delivery CSCB - responsible for ensuring

that single and interagency training is provided and that it is reaching relevant staff in organisations. CSCB is responsible for quality assurance.

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New and existing

members Target groups to ininclude members of statutory,

voluntary,

independent and community organisations

Suggested Training Content Suggested Training

methods Employer LSCBResponsibilities

Group 6

Operational managers at all levels including: practice supervisors; front line managers and managers of child protection units

Operational managers at all levels including: practice supervisors; front line managers and managers of child protection units.

As per groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 if supervising staff in that group, and:

 Managing performance to promote effective inter-agency practice

 Specialist training to

undertake key management and/or supervisory roles

Motivational Interviewing  Staff Development

Single Agency Training

Agencies must ensure that their own training strategy includes how their staff are trained to undertake their professional roles and responsibilities.

Use of compliments/complaints to assist staff development.

Inter-agency training

A range of multi –agency training events will be provided each year; these will support single agency training and reflect local identified need.

Employer – responsible for organisation and delivery CSCB – responsible for ensuring

that single and interagency training is provided and that it is reaching relevant staff in organisations. CSCB is responsible for quality assurance.

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New and existing

members Target groups to ininclude members of statutory,

voluntary,

independent and community organisations

Suggested Training Content Suggested Training

methods Employer LSCBResponsibilities

Group 7

Senior Members responsible for the strategic management of services. NHS board members. Senior Members responsible for the strategic management of services and Elected Members and

Members of CSCB.

As per group 1,2,3 and

 Section 11 expectations, roles and responsibilities

Single Agency Training (Level 1)

Agencies must ensure that their own training strategy includes how their staff are trained to undertake their professional roles and responsibilities.

Single Agency Specialist Training

To understand the legal frameworks and statutory responsibilities for safeguarding children

Inter-agency events

A range of multi –agency training events will be provided each year; these will support single agency training and reflect local identified need National and Local Leadership Programmes

Employer- responsible for organisation and delivery. CSCB responsible for ensuring that single and interagency training is provided and that it is reaching relevant staff within organisations. CSCB is responsible for quality assurance. Employer and CSCB.

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New and existing

members Target groups to ininclude members of statutory,

voluntary,

independent and community organisations

Suggested Training Content Suggested Training

methods Employer LSCBResponsibilities

Group 8 Strategic Managers, Members of the CSCB For example:  CSCB members  Chairs of CSCB  Director of Children’s Services  Elected members  Members of the sub-groups

 Business unit staff

 Inter-agency Training Officers

As per group 1,2,3 & 7 and roles responsibilities and accountabilities

 Promoting effective cooperation to improve effectiveness

 Knowledge of current research and practice developments

 Lessons from serious case reviews and child deaths

 Specialist training to

undertake specific roles e.g. chairs of sub-groups,

business unit staff, inter agency training officers etc

Single Agency Training

Agencies must ensure that their own training strategy includes how their staff are trained to undertake their professional roles and responsibilities.

Inter-agency Training

A range of multi –agency training events will be provided each year; these will support single agency training and reflect local identified need.

CSCB Induction Programme

CSCB Development Days

Employer - responsible for organisation and delivery CSCB responsible for ensuring that single and interagency training is provided and that it is reaching relevant staff within organisations. CSCB is responsible for quality assurance.

CSCB Business Manager and Business Management Group

CSCB Business Manager and Business Management Group

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Application Information

Before applying for any course please ensure that you have your line manager’s or organisations agreement and commitment for you to attend. Attendance at the training course should fit in with your personal/professional development plan and you must be able to attend the course in full.

How to select your course

 Discuss with your supervisor or contact your designated/link person.

 Go to www.coventry.gov.uk/safeguardingbookingform and complete the booking form. Please ensure that you have your manager’s agreement to attend the training before submitting the form.

 Please put the date in your diary.

 Due to the demand for the courses, you will be sent confirmation of your place and full details of the training event six weeks prior to the course. (Please note – submitting an application form does not automatically mean you have a place on the course unless stated on the course information).

 Make a note of the venue and time details when you receive confirmation

It is your responsibility to inform us if you cannot attend the course, for example, due to change of

employment, staff shortages and so forth

 Discuss this with your manager first and ensure an alternative representative is sent wherever possible.

Refreshments are provided but not lunch. Notes

 Demand for training courses can be high, so please ensure that you are able to attend before applying

 If your circumstances do change please let us know so that we can offer your place to someone else

Please note that cancellation fees apply if you are not able to attend or find a suitable/appropriate

replacement

 It is your responsibility to put the course date in your diary and make a note of times and venue For any enquiries about Coventry Safeguarding Children Board Training please email

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Charging policy and cancellation charges

Agencies who do not contribute to the Coventry Safeguarding Children Board will be charged £100 for attending Level 2 and 3 courses (£50 for half day courses). If you are unsure whether you will be charged please contact us.

Submission of the course booking form to the Coventry Safeguarding Children Board is deemed as a formal agreement by the agency to payment of the course fee.

Cancellation Charges

Cancellation fees will be charged to all agencies in the event of the delegate not attending or a substitute delegate not being identified.

All courses

 Between 2 and 4 weeks notice before the event £50.00

Less than 2 weeks notice before the event or non attendance £100.00 Notes

 If an agency can find an appropriate substitute they will not be charged.

 Please ensure that your manager is aware of your application.

 It is your responsibility to let us know, in writing, if you are cancelling, together with the reason for the cancellation,please do not wait until you receive a cancellation charge.

 It is the agency’s responsibility to inform us if a delegate is off sick or no longer works for the agency.

Data protection

Under the Data Protection Act we are required to inform individuals about the information we hold about them. Please note that we keep the names and addresses submitted on the application form on a computerised database for the purpose of training attendance statistics.

Attendance monitoring

Course participants will be asked to sign in at the start of each course. If you arrive late you may not be able to stay. If you do not sign the register you may be charged for non attendance.

Certificates of attendance

These are issued after a training session for participants who have completed the course in full. For Level 2 and 3 courses certificates will be sent electronically after the course. Participants who leave early will not receive a certificate.

Trainers reserve the right to ask any delegates to leave the course who are not participating in the training and/or disrupting other delegates. The delegate will be charged £100.

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In Coventry, we are proud of the local practitioners and managers who support and contribute to the inter-agency training programme. Local professionals offer their time and expertise to co-train on the Introduction to Safeguarding Children, Working Together to Safeguard Children and Specialist courses. The trainers come from various backgrounds and disciplines, with each having an interest in/experience of working to safeguard children.

Introduction to Safeguarding Children Trainers

Trainers

Dawn Seth Manager, Eureka Day Nursery Julia Bayliss Project Team Manager, NSPCC

Susan Thomas Senior Parenting Practitioner, Positive Parenting Helene Miles Children’s Community Learning Disability Nurse,

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust Lesley Cleaver Support Nurse Vulnerable Families

Zoe O'Connor School Nurse, Coventry Community Health Services Anne Walker Head of Hospital Education Service, Education Jan Fossick Children’s Services Practitioner, NSPCC Collette Kalsi Children’s Services Practitioner, NSPCC Tulsa Mclain St John Ambulance

Zelma Van Rhyn Social Care, Senior Case Worker Anne Pluska Safeguarding Boards Training Officer Jeannine Boshoff Family Group Conference Co-ordinator

We work to keep the pool of trainers up to date with developments in safeguarding children and offer support and guidance by holding regular trainer’s meetings.

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Introduction to Safeguarding Children

Level 1

Target group

Newly qualified staff and/or newly appointed staff at an early level of experience and expertise in work in this field. Staff who have contact with children and/or their families and will work directly with them.

Aims

This course will give participants a basic understanding of child abuse and roles and responsibilities The course will promote good practice in inter-agency working relationships and help to make participants aware of how this can make a difference in safeguarding children and young people Participants will also be given a basic introduction to levels of need and the Common Assessment Framework in Coventry

The course will look at ways of obtaining support and guidance

Objectives

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

 Identify the national and local context to safeguarding children and the relationship to the Coventry Safeguarding Children Board

 Describe what constitutes child abuse

 State what their roles and responsibilities are if they are worried about a child  Describe how to make a referral to Social Care Services

Identify the roles and responsibilities of other workers  List ways to promote the safety of children

 Describe where to receive support and guidance that will help to promote good practice  Identify issues of anti-discriminatory practice

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Introduction to Safeguarding Children

Level 1

Details 2016

Time 9.00am to 4.00pm

Venue Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) April: Monday 25

June: Wednesday 8

July: Thursday 14 and Saturday 16 September Friday 23

October: Saturday 1 and Monday 17 November: Tuesday 8

December: Wednesday 14

Three courses in this training year will be run on a Saturday and two in the evening to enable the involvement of practitioners who are not able to attend during the weekdays due to other commitments.

Details 2017

Time 9.00am to 4.00pm

Venue Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) January: Friday 20

February: Monday 6

March: Tuesday 7 and Saturday 18

Details - Evenings 2016

Two evenings to complete the course Time 6.00 to 9.00pm

Venue Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) July 2016: Tuesday 5 and 12

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Working together to Safeguard Children

Level 2

Target group

Staff who work directly with children, or parents/carers who are involved in assessment and intervention to

safeguard children and young people. Designated Safeguarding Leads. It is recommended that this training is done within the first year of starting work.

Participants must have completed level 1 (or their own agencies equivalent) before attending this training.

Participants must also have an understanding of Common Assessment Framework (CAF) processes in Coventry.

Aims

Participants will gain an understanding of the roles of Social Care, Police, Health and Education and how they work together to safeguard children and young people, and also their own agency roles within this process.

 Participants will look at ways of improving their contributions to Child Protection Case Conferences.

Objectives

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

 Identify how prejudices and stereotypes can influence inter-agency working in respect of safeguarding children and young people

 Describe the roles and responsibilities of Social Care, Police, Health, Education and the Safeguarding Children Service in respect of safeguarding children and young people  Explain the roles of their own agency within this process

 Give reasons as to why agencies need to work together to be effective in safeguarding children and young people

 Identify ways of improving their contributions to the Child Protection Conference process  Suggest ways to increase the participation of the child and their family in the above process  Use the Signs of Safety risk assessment in Child Protection Case Conferences.

Details

Time: 9am to 4.30pm

This is Level 3 core competencies for health staff

Working together with colleagues from different agencies and settings is crucial if we are to develop ways of working that effectively safeguard children and young people. Participants will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of agencies involved in safeguarding children and the importance of

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CAF training for lead professionals

Level 2

Venue to be confirmed

We run two courses: CAF Training for Lead Professional (full day) and CAF Awareness (half day) If you need an awareness of CAF but will not need to complete CAF assessments and hold CAF episodes as Lead Professional, please attend the CAF Awareness sessions. CAF Awareness will equip you with the knowledge you need to be part of the Team Around the Family meetings.

CAF training for lead professional

Full Day - 9am to 5pm Venue will be confirmed on confirmation of booking

2016 May: Wednesday 4 June: Thursday 16 July: Friday 29 August: Friday 28 September: Monday 12 October: Tuesday 18 November: Wednesday 30 2017 January: Thursday 12 March: Friday 3

CAF awareness

Half Day (am or pm)

Venue will be confirmed on confirmation of booking 2016

May: Wednesday 11 9.30am - 12.00pm June: Thursday 23 1.30pm - 4.00pm August: Friday 19 9.30pm - 12.00pm September: Monday 26 1.30am - 4.00pm November: Tuesday 22 9.30am - 12.00pm

2017

January: Wednesday 11 1.30pm - 4.00pm March: Thursday 9 9.30pm - 12.00pm

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CAF training for Lead Professionals

Level 2

Target group

Practitioners from statutory, voluntary and independent agencies, who work with children and families.

Aims

 We will focus on the skills required to undertake a Common Assessment

 We will work together to develop the skills and understanding that will enable you to work in partnership with children, young people and their parents/carers

 We will build on ways to work more effectively with other agencies to promote an integrated model of work, within the Early Intervention and Prevention agenda

 We will focus on the skills required to undertake Team around the Family meeting. We will ensure that the well-being of the child/young person is the focus of this meeting whilst working in partnership with parents and other professionals

 You will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Lead Professional/Key worker  We will suggest ways in which you can gain support and guidance to enable you to promote the safety and well-being of the children and young people

Objectives

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

Explain what the Common Assessment is and your roles and responsibilities within this process  Explore how to analyse the information gathered during the process of completing the Common Assessment

Describe the thresholds and how to apply then within the Common Assessment Framework

 Suggest ways to work more effectively in partnership with children, young people and their families to promote the well-being of children and young people

Describe the process and function of a Team around the Family meeting

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CAF Awareness

Level 2

Target group

Practitioners from statutory, voluntary and independent agencies, who work with children & families.

Aims

 We will work together to develop the understanding of the Common Assessment Framework that will enable you to work in partnership with children, young people and their parents/carers

 We will build on ways to work more effectively with other agencies to promote an integrated model of work, within the Early Intervention and Prevention agenda

 Focus on the skills needed to be part of the Team around the Family meeting. We will ensure that the well-being of the child/young person is the focus of this meeting whilst working in partnership with parents and other professionals

 You will gain an understanding of the role and responsibilities of being part the Team around the Family  We will suggest ways in which you can gain support and guidance to enable you to promote the safety and well-being of children and young people

Objectives

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

 Explain what the Common Assessment is and your role and responsibility within this process  Describe the thresholds and how they are applied within the Common Assessment Framework  Describe the process and function of a Team around the Family meeting

Promote ways to work more effectively with professionals from other agencies  State who you can go to for advice and guidance

 Suggest ways to work sensitively with diversity

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Domestic violence and abuse and

safeguarding children

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff

Prior to attending this course participants should have attended Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse Training and Common Assessment Framework training.

Presented by Susan Parkes, Children’s Service Manager Defuze and Julie Vaughan, Nurse Advisor, Domestic Violence and Abuse

Aims

 Participants will work together to gain a greater understanding of domestic violence and abuse and the impact on children, young people and family members

 The course will highlight the need to promote earlier intervention and support to prevent risk situations

 The course will consider both the national and local statistics and research about domestic violence and abuse

 The course will promote a greater understanding of how all agencies can communicate and work together to safeguard children and young people where domestic violence and abuse impacts on their well-being

Objectives

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

 State a definition of domestic violence and abuse

 Describe how domestic violence and abuse impacts on children, young people and family members

 State why it is important to listen to what children and young people are saying

 Discuss both the national and local statistics about domestic violence and abuse

 List additional support services for children, young people and their families – including work with perpetrators

Demonstrate knowledge of the inter-agency procedures and how to work together to safeguard children

and young people

 Describe what confidentiality means with regard to domestic violence and abuse where children are involved

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Emotional abuse and neglect

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff Presented by Ann White, Associate Trainer, Reconstruct

Aims

To improve practitioners ability to identify and intervene effectively in situations of emotional abuse and neglect cases so as to improve outcomes for children

Outcomes

Be able to recognise the causes of emotional abuse and neglect

 Be able to interpret definitions of emotional abuse and neglect and understand the legal context for intervention

Be able to identify the signs and symptoms and the impact of emotional abuse and neglect on child

development and outcomes for children

 Be able to identify the issues involved in working together – with parents and across professional boundaries

 Be able to apply methods of understanding and working with the emotional impact on professionals when dealing with emotional abuse and neglect

 Be able to implement a range of strategies in order to assess and intervene to minimise emotional abuse and neglect when working with other agencies

Details

Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm

Venue: Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) Date: Tuesday 19 October

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Working with children who display harmful

sexual behaviour

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff

Presented by staff from Coventry NSPCC

Aims

The course seeks to raise an awareness of the needs of children and young people who display sexually harmful behaviour and to understand how to intervene to address the risks involved for them and others.

Objectives

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

 State the incidents and prevalence of young people with harmful sexual behaviour in Coventry based on research undertaken by the NSPCC

 Describe the Coventry Safeguarding Children Board procedures relating to young people with harmful sexual behaviour

 Produce a working definition of harmful sexual behaviour

 Explore issues of sexually harmful behaviour with a young person using a variety of process models

 Describe how a specialist assessment of a young person with harmful sexual behaviour can be used alongside other assessments to gain a holistic picture of the young person and their needs

Details

Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm Venue: NSPCC

Dates: Wednesday 18 May Wednesday 21 September

PLEASE NOTE: Course starts at 9.30am The NSPCC office will not be open until 9.00am.

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Understanding sexual abusers in order to

safeguard children

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff

Presented by Peter Holden, Lucy Faithful Foundation

Aims

The course provides an understanding of what constitutes sexual offending behaviour and how this impacts on children, young people and their families. Participants will consider the implications for decision-making to safeguard children and the impact on practice and procedures.

Objectives

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

 Describe different types of adult sex offenders and patterns of offending

 State the implications for the children they abuse, for the non-abusing parent and for other family members

 Identify the interaction between a sex offender and professionals

 Consider sex offending within the context of the Children Act and the concept of “significant harm”

 Gain an awareness of Coventry Safeguarding Children Board procedures relating to offenders

 Gain an awareness of Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) in Coventry

Target group

This course will be of special interest to those who work with children and families where sexual abuse has been alleged but not proven, and or where there is a known offender whose convictions were some time ago and where there is a question as to whether he still poses a risk to children.

Details

Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm

Venue: Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) Dates: Thursday 17 November

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The impact of parents and children with mental

health issues and safeguarding children

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff

Presented by practitioners from Children’s Services and Mental Health Services.

This workshop will be presented as a two-day course to include risk assessments and the impact of parental mental health on children and young people plus the impact on parenting when children have mental health problems.

Aims

On this two-day course participants will work together to gain an increased awareness of

adult mental ill health and how this may affect a parent/carer’s ability to care for their children. Also how parenting can be affected when children have mental health problems. Trainers will highlight the need to work in partnership to promote the safety and well being of children and young people who live with adults who experience mental ill health. Particular emphasis being put on working together, between children’s services and adult mental health services. Information on the impact of childhood mental ill health on parenting will be given.

Objectives

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

 State the signs and symptoms of adult mental ill health

Describe the impact of adult mental ill health upon a child and the effects caring for a child can have on

the adult

 Describe the impact of child mental health on the parent/carer

Describe how to assess risk factors for the child

 Discuss methods of intervention including the Common Assessment Framework and how these can be used to support children, young people and their families

List ways that “resilience” in children can help to reduce risk factors  Discuss the impact that being a “young carer” has on the child

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Skills for working with resistant families

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff

Presented by trainers from West Midlands Probation Service

This workshop will be presented as a two-day course with a focus on motivational skills.

“Motivational interviewing is an effective, evidence based approach to overcoming the ambivalence which keeps people from making desired changes in their lives”

William Miller and Stephen Rollnick (1991 and 2000).

Participants will be trained in the use of motivational interviewing, a technique which can be used when working with people who are reluctant to share information.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be role play during these sessions.

Aims

 Findings from local and national Serious Case Reviews indicate that working with “resistance” is a key issue for people working to safeguard children. Audits undertaken by the Safeguarding Board’s Quality Assurance sub-committee highlight that “resistance” can be a key factor when child protection plans are not being progressed. This leaves the child in a risk situation and frustrates professionals

 The course will look at “motivational interviewing” as a method for engaging with families who are resistant to professional involvement

 Introduce participants to Coventry Safeguarding Children Board procedures for working with Resistant families

Objectives

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

 Explain the key principles of motivational work

 Outline and practice key motivational skills.

Details

Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm

Venue: Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) Dates: Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 April 2017

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Working together to safeguard the child or

young person who is self-harming

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff

Presented by Sally Ingram, Director of Counselling, University of Durham

Aims

To gain an understanding of the ways in which children and young people communicate their distress and look at the types of situations that led to children becoming involved in “self-harming” behaviours.

Objectives

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

 Describe what constitutes self-harming behaviour

 Identify some of the reasons why a child or young person may be self-harming including bullying, concerns about home life

 Assess the risk involved to the young person

 State the actions to take when working with a young person who is self-harming

 Identify sources of support, advice and guidance that are available to you and the child or young person

 Suggest ways of improving our responses to children and young people who are harming themselves

Details

Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm

Venue: Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) Dates: Thursday 7 July

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Substance Abuse and Safeguarding Children

Level 3

Presented by staff from COMPASS

Aims

 Participants to gain an understanding of the risks involved in substance misuse and how parental substance misuse can impact on the safety and well-being of children and young people.

Participants will look at assessment and intervention and ways of promoting and improving inter-agency

working relationships in order to safeguard the well-being of children and young people.

 Participants to gain an awareness of Coventry Safeguarding Children Board’s procedures around children of drug misusing parents.

Objectives

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

 Explore personal attitudes to drug use and the care of children

Define what substance misuse is

 Identify issues of risk and need when assessing situations where parents use drugs

 State sources of specialist help and advice

 Recognise ways of working together more effectively to safeguarding children and young people

Details

Time 9.00am to 4.00pm

Venue Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) Dates Wednesday 20 April

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Female Genital Mutilation

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff

Female Genital Mutilation is also referred to as female circumcision. It has been practised for several thousand years and varies in degree depending on the culture, tribal group or family the girl or young woman is from. It is very harmful and causes long-term mental and physical suffering. It is illegal in the United Kingdom. This workshop aims to raise awareness of the practice and to consider how to respond appropriately to safeguard girls and young women.

Presented by Anne Pluska, Safeguarding Boards Training Officer

Outcomes

 Develop a basic awareness of Female Genital Mutilation and the reasons and beliefs which sustain the practice

 Recognise the short and long term impact on girls and young women

 Recognise and respond appropriately to concerns that Female Genital Mutilation has taken place or is planned to take place

 Recognise that Female Genital Mutilation is against the law in this country

 Be familiar with local services and sources of support

Details

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) Dates: Tuesday 19 April

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Forced marriage and honour based violence

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff

Forced marriage affects children and young people, both male and female from all races and religions. It is a form of domestic violence and abuse of human rights. Refusing to marry can place them at risk of violence known as “honour based violence” for perceived immoral behaviour.

This workshop aims to raise awareness of this and to consider how to respond appropriately to safeguard children and young people.

Presented by Ansar Alam, Team Manager, Children’s Social Care, Najeeba Durrani, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust and Anne Pluska, Safeguarding Boards Training Officer

Outcomes

 Have a basic awareness of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence and a recognition of its abuse to human rights

Recognise and respond appropriately to concerns

 Understand barriers that may prevent disclosure and/or a person’s ability to escape the situation

 Knowledge of local services and support

Details

Time: 9.30am to 1.00pm

Venue: Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) Dates: Tuesday 13 September

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Spirit possession and witchcraft and

safeguarding children

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff

The belief in spirit possession and witchcraft is widespread and not confined to particular countries, cultures or religions. Whilst the belief itself is not wrong, how it is dealt with and how children are involved can be. Some children are more vulnerable to accusations of possession and witchcraft and most of the child abuse occurs when the carers attempt to “exorcise” the child.

The aim of this workshop is to raise awareness around this belief and to consider how to respond to safeguard children and young people.

Presented by Carol Clarke, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Reverend Simon Moult, Chaplain and

Coordinator of Faith Services, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, Rano Bains, Head of Equality and Diversity, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, Anne Pluska, Safeguarding Boards Training Officer.

Outcomes

Develop a basic awareness of spirit possession and witchcraft across different cultures and faiths  Recognise the signs and types of abuse that may indicate that a child is at risk due to this belief

 Recognise why some children may be at greater risk of an accusation of spirit possession/witchcraft

 Understand the difference between spiritual abuse and spirit possession

 Have awareness of how mental health in adults can affect this belief

Understand how to respond and what local services and support are available

Details

Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm

Venue: Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) Dates: Thursday 28 April

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Safeguarding children through effective

supervision

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff Presented by Richard Swann, IN-TRAC Training Associate

PLEASE NOTE – Delegates must have core supervision skills and understanding before attending this training plus they must be in a role where they supervise staff where there is a specific focus on keeping children safe from harm.

Aims

This two day programme focuses on the role of supervision in promoting effective safeguarding practice. It is not specific to any one organisation, is intended to be delivered to a multi-agency audience and explores the elements of supervision that are intrinsic to keeping children safe from harm across all professions. The course will explore working with uncertainty, the factors that affect decision making, the role of emotional resilience as well as lessons from serious case reviews.

Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will have had the opportunity to:

 Describe the elements of effective safeguarding supervision and how it can contribute to good outcomes for children, young people and families

 Use supervision to enable supervisees to critically appraise their own safeguarding practice

 Positively manage the emotionally laden aspects of safeguarding children , enabling emotions to be used to enrich thinking and support safe practice

 Promote the effective collection, collation, weighting and analysis of information throughout the safeguarding process

Details

Time: 9.15am to 4.00pm

Venue: Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) Dates: Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 November

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Child sexual exploitation

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff

The sexual exploitation of children and young people has been identified throughout the UK and can be difficult to identify. It affects boys and young men as well as girls and young women and can have a devastating effect on every aspect of their lives.

The aim of this workshop is to raise awareness of this and to consider how to respond appropriately to safeguard children and young people.

Presented by Sherrie Kimberley, Detective Constable West Midlands Police.

Outcomes

 Have an awareness of what constitutes sexual exploitation and the different ways that young people might be exploited

Recognise factors that increase vulnerability in children and young people  Recognise when children may be at risk of or involved in sexual exploitation

 Awareness of how to respond to concerns including working with families

 Knowledge of local referral pathways and support services including the Coventry Multi Agency Child Sexual Exploitation Team (Horizon) and national organisations

Details

Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm

Venue: Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) Dates: Wednesday 25 May

Tuesday 20 September Wednesday 18 January 2017

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Safeguarding disabled children

- awareness raising

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff

In the UK 5% of the child and young people population are disabled. Studies have found that they are over three times more likely to experience abuse and neglect than non-disabled children. The aim of this workshop is to raise awareness around this and to consider how to respond appropriately to safeguard them.

Presented by Helene Miles, Team Leader, Children’s Community Learning Disability Team and staff from Sherbourne Fields School.

Outcomes

 Recognise why disabled children are more vulnerable to abuse

Recognise risk factors, abuse and abusive situations

 Awareness of the importance of communicating appropriately

 Awareness of how to respond to concerns

Details

Time: 9.30am to 1.00pm

Venue: Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) Dates: Tuesday 29 November

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Safeguarding children in whom illness is

fabricated or induced

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff

Presented by Gretchen Precey, Independent Social Worker and Consultant

Aims

This two day course aims to give participants the opportunity to increase their knowledge of this complex, rare and potentially fatal form of child abuse and to apply this knowledge to clinical material.

The second day will give participants opportunity to work on assessment and intervention skills.

Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will have:

 Discussed the issues of definition and recognition of Fabricated/Induced Illness

 Explored some of the dynamics and behaviour patterns involved and the implications for assessment using the Common Assessment Framework

 Considered how cases of Fabricated/Induced Illness are managed on a multi-agency basis and the need to have specific child protection procedures in place

 Had the opportunity of discussing the presentation of Fabricated/Induced Illness in children through case studies

 Explored the particular type of harm done to children treated in this way and what can be done to help them recover, with special reference to disabled children

Considered ways of assessing and working with children and families where Fabricated/Induced Illness

is suspected or confirmed

Details

Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm

Venue: Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) Dates: Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 November

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Effective use of Core Groups

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff

Presented by Ansar Alam, Team Manager, Children’s Social Care and Lesley Cleaver, Support Nurse Vulnerable Families, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust.

Aims

To raise awareness around Core Group functions and responsibilities.

Outcomes

 Understand the purpose and workings of a Core Group and what makes it effective

 Understand professional and legal roles and responsibilities

 Explore how the Child Protection Plan should be used to address risks and needs for children

Awareness of the importance of agencies working together and taking responsibility for the Child

Protection Plan

 Recognise the priority that should be given to Core Groups and the importance of attendance

Recognise the importance of involving families and children if old enough

Details

Time: 9.30am to 1.00pm

Venue: Willenhall Education and Employment Training Centre (WEETC) Dates: Thursday 9 June

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An introduction to Family Group Conferencing

Level 3

This is level 3 specialist competencies for health staff

A Family Group Conference is a planning process that involves a child’s wider family network making plans and decisions for their children and young people where concerns have been identified by service providers. It focuses upon the strengths within families and utilizes often untapped resources within them. Originating in New Zealand, it is now widely used in the UK both in Children’s and Adult Services. The process can be used following CAF or initial assessments to develop a family plan and has effectively been used alongside Child Protection and Care Plans.

Presented by Shaminder Uppal, FGC Manager Safeguarding Children Service

Target Group

Practitioners working with children and young people who have completed the one day course on Undertaking Common Assessments and acting as Lead Professional. Social Care Practitioners who undertake initial and core assessments.

Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will have:

 Understand the Family Group Conference process

 Have an understanding of the research findings

 Identify when a Family Group Conference can be utilized and how to make a referral

Details

Dates and venue to be confirmed.

General enquiries about family group conferencing please e-mail fgc@coventry.gov.uk or contact Shaminder Uppal, FGC Manager on 024 763 3443.

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To book a place on a training course you need to use the link:

www.coventry.gov.uk/safeguardingbookingform

Paper booking forms are no longer accepted and if received will not be processed.

Coventry Safeguarding Children Board

Training booking process

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Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership

Common Assessment Framework Training - Booking Form

Name: Agency/Team:

Work address: Work telephone no: e-mail address:

Joining instructions will be sent via EMAIL so please provide a current address

Job role: Employee ID Number (Council employees only) Please indicate which course date you wish to attend:

In case of your requested course being fully booked, please select alternative dates (a place on one of these dates will be automatically booked if your first choice is not available).

Do you consider yourself to have a disability? If yes, please indicate to enable the trainer to make the necessary adjustments.

Please indicate your agency for monitoring purposes Health visitors

Children’s nurses Community nursing Midwives

Physiotherapists Speech and Language School Nurses

Children’s Social Care (Previously Social Services) CAFCASS

Police

Probation Youth Offending

Special Education Needs Schools

Further Education Institutions Education / C&F Education Sure Start/Children’s Centres Youth Services

Voluntary / Private and Independent Sector Other

Manager: What would you like your member of staff to gain from attending this course? (Think of this in terms of your service plan).

Delegate: what do you want to achieve by attending this course?

Managers signature: Delegate signature: Gender: Male Female Age range: 17-24 25-54 55-64 65 and over White: British Irish

Other (please state)

mixed:

White & Black Caribbean White & Black African White & Asian Other (please state)

Asian or Asian British: Indian

Pakistani

Black or Black British: Caribbean

African

Chinese or other ethnic group:

Chinese

Other (please state)

Are you registered as a disabled person: Yes No 1st choice: 2nd choice: 3rd choice:

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