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Code: BH/21/0431 BHSCP - Trauma Informed Approaches in Practice (EVENT FULL)

Trauma, particularly in early childhood, can have severe impact on a child throughout their life. It can manifest as behavioural issues, and have a severe effect on both their mental and physical health. When they grow older they may can be drawn into violence, criminal activity, and self harm, as well as being more likely to engage in health-harming behaviours. These issues can continue to have effect on the manner in which they interact with others throughout their life, including their own children, and they are more likely to become a victim of abuse, or a potential perpetrator, in their own relationships.

We often refer to these traumatic events Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). Almost half of the adult population of England have had some form of adversity within their childhood or adolescence. These can include bereavement, neglect, violence, being witness to domestic abuse, sexual assault and substance use by parents and carers.

This training event will raise awareness of the issues relating to working with children and families where there has been some form of trauma. This is a joint enterprise between the BHSCP, Public Health and partners from Sussex University

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 December 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Jury's Inn Hotel (behind. Brighton Station) - Suite 1 Map

Code: BH/21/1031 Children's CPD Module - Practice Education Stage 2

To apply for this module please 'request a place' by 30th July 2021 and complete and return the attached FCL CPD Application form to

You must have previously completed ‘Practice Education Stage 1 (or its equivalent).

This 15 credit module is for qualifed social workers, experienced practice educators and assessors who are involved in the teaching, supervising and assessing of trainee social workers.and primarily those who wish to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to take full responsibility for the teaching and assessing of a student social worker up to and including the student's final social work placement.

In order to apply for this module you must have discussed and agreed with your manager to take responsibility for a Social Work Student on placement.

Practice Education Stage 2 will assume prior knowledge of, and build expertise in, the critical analysis and application of, the following issues:

  • building solid foundations for the learning relationship - induction, using networks, learning contracts
  • models of supervision, including reflective supervision
  • analysing and applying theories of learning
  • using research to enhance practice teaching and direct practice
  • organising, pacing and managing learning experiences of others
  • promoting anti-oppressive practice in practice education
  • developing and operating equitable and robust systems of assessment
  • teaching and facilitating critical reflection and reflexivity
  • teaching and facilitating the effective use of knowledge in social work practice
  • working with students in challenging situations

As part of this module you will be observed undertaking different tasks of the practice educator role on at least two separate occasions, including the presentation of video-recorded material to the module student group.

This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. For further details of CPD modules, awards and pathways at Sussex University see:

Module dates are draft at the moment to be confirmed ASAP. The majority of teaching on this module will be in the Spring 2022 term but candidates will attend the induction in October and another check-in in December to assist with the Practice Education of their student. 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 October 2021 10:00 - 13:00 Zoom Map
2 08 December 2021 14:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
3 09 February 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
4 09 March 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
5 23 March 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
6 18 May 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
7 08 June 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/21/1005 Effective Health and Safety Management - for council employees and schools only (ZOOM)

This two part course has been adapted to be delivered virtually. It has been developed for managers, supervisors and others who have responsibility for managing health and safety at work.

This training will provide you with a good overview of your responsibilities and essential information on how to successfully manage health and safety in your workplace. The training will cover a wide range of topics and will enable you to fulfil your health and safety responsibilities.

IMPORTANT: before attending this course, participants are required to complete the iHasco Health and Safety for Managers eLearning training (approximately 1 hour). This can be accessed directly through the eLearning section on the Learning Gateway and will form part 1 of this training.

The trainer led virtual session delivered by ZOOM will form part 2 of the Effective Health and Safety Management course.

There is a specific 'Health and Safety for Managers' course avaiable for Adult Social Care Managers.If you work in the independent care sector, please search for details of this course in the Adult Social Care section of the Learning Gateway.

We hope you can access the training with no technical difficulties. You will be sent a separate email with the Zoom access link nearer the time.

Zoom is a restricted site for BHCC staff, which will be unblocked for the duration of the course. There is no need for you to contact IT&D. Depending on your IT set up, you may find it easier to forward the link to personal device.

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1 08 December 2021 13:30 - 17:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/0878 Emergency First Aid at Work (Children's Services) (EVENT FULL)

This course is suitable for frontline workers in Children’s Services working with young people from puberty age to adult. If you require baby and child specific training, please see the 2 day Paediatric First Aid course details to confirm which course is suitable for your service.

Learners will attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations and/or take on the role of first aider in the workplace. It is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of first aid situations.

There are four practical assessments, observed by the trainer throughout the course. There is one theory assessment/multiple choice question papers. The pass mark is 11 out of 15.

In addition, the trainer will carry out on-going assessment to assess the learners’ knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria.

To assess competence and gain certification, the learner will need to demonstrate, without assistance from a third party, practical tasks such as CPR with the casualty on the floor to simulate a real-life situation.  If the learner is unable to carry out this practical assessment, for example because they cannot kneel, then they will not pass the course and will not gain the qualification.  In exceptional circumstances, learners who are not able to kneel may be able to carry out the task from a standing position, and this is acceptable.

Each learner is provided with a course manual.

This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years. The learner needs to re-take the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified by attending a full one day/six hour Emergency First Aid at Work course.

The programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are detailed below in the additional information. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the programme. Delegates can also request a full copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.

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1 08 December 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Jury's Inn Hotel (behind. Brighton Station) - Suite 1 Map

Code: BH/21/0979 Fire Risk Assessment - for council employees and schools ONLY (Microsoft Teams)

This course is designed to enable candidates to conduct stage 2 fire risk assessments in line with legislation and council policy.  The training will consist of practical and theoretical exercises which will enable candidates to identify fire safety hazards, assess the level of risk and implement practical control measures to minimize fire related risks at work.

Examples of potential fire safety hazards and the suitability of controls will be discussed. 

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1 08 December 2021 10:00 - 13:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1783 Introduction to Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is a national Public Health initiative encouraging and helping people to make healthier choices to achieve positive long-term behaviour change by providing ‘Very Brief Interventions’.

Very Brief Interventions are pro-actively introducing the idea of lifestyle change and motivating individuals to start making changes to their lifestyle behaviour(s). They are usually given opportunistically and are a short intervention (usually from 30 seconds to 3 minutes).

MECC is intended for anyone who has contact with people to “Make Every Contact Count” and develop their public health knowledge; It develops confidence to deliver health and wellbeing messages which encourage people to change their behaviour and to direct them to local services that can support them.

Through the e-learning modules and participatory online session, we shall introduce the concept behind it and offer the tools and resources to deliver it, including resources and the key messages behind the Public Health campaign ‘One You’. 

Please read the course pre-requisites before requesting a place.


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1 08 December 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/1592 Personal Safety and De-escalation Techniques online sessions (Microsoft Teams) (EVENT FULL)

This training is highly recommended for lone workers and other staff that work in a customer facing role who may deal with potential violence and aggression at work.

Lone Working is an area of work that can cause workers considerable stress and anxiety. This is particularly the case when workers have not considered the potential of the situation in a rational way. This area can also be problematic when workers do not receive appropriate support and/or sufficient training and guidance.

This training aims to provide participants with understanding of what would be considered safe working practices in this context. The course is informed by the policies and procedures of the organisation as well as material from the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, HSE, DoH, and NICE. It is set in the context of the Care Act (2014) and supports the Social Care Commitment.

The training does not cover the use of physical techniques.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 December 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map
2 08 December 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1850 Preparing for Adulthood from the Earliest Years (SEND Team training)

Please note, this is SEND team training.

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1 08 December 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/1931 Social Media and the Code of Conduct (members)

To help councillors feel confident in using social media, know the danger areas to avoid/reflect on, and know where to find guidance/best practice.

This session will cover:

What is social media and why does it matter
The use of social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, blogs etc.
Jargon and myths
The line between public and private lives
The line between council business and party-political activity
The risks and danger zones including
Breach of privacy
Code of conduct complaint
Information Commissioner action
Criminal offences
Civil action
Particular issues at election time
What is party political publicity
Available guidance and best practice

The session is delivered by Bethan Evans, a really experienced Monitoring Officer and local authority lawyer, with over 20 years experience advising a range of councils, including where there was no overall control. After that, she became  a partner with Bevan Brittan LLP where she led the local government team for 15 years before setting her own consultancy.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 December 2021 18:00 - 20:00 Microsoft Teams Map