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Code: BH/21/1823 BHSCP - Safeguarding Children 3: Child Protection Conferences & Core Groups

This is the third instalment of our core courses which explores how agencies across the city work together to keep children safe through the Child Protection Conference, and Core Group processes. This includes a presentation by the Youth Advocacy Project which works with children & young people to ensure that their voice is taken into consideration. This course has recently been reviewed and updated by the CPRO (Child Protection Review Officers), in line with their restructured service. It will help you understand the aims, purpose and process of a Child Protection Conference and Core Group and to become a more effective participant in that process.

This training is provided by Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership (BHSCP)

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1 27 September 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Portslade Hub Training Hall Map

Code: BH/22/0848 BHSCP- Professional difference and challenge -

This event will be an interactive session looking at the roles of professionals and how they can challenge colleagues in safeguarding decisions, both in a professional and appropriate manner. The training will look at case studies to encourage group discussion, and provide insight into how the multi agency approach can differ from each agencies perspective. It will provide information around the escalation process that is available locally, and on how staff should follow this process if they feel that a decision needs to be considered further, thus reducing the potential risks for a child or young person and their family.

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1 29 September 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Portslade Hub Training Hall Map

Code: BH/22/0175 BHSCP - Graded Care Profile Training (GCP2)

Neglect is one of the most important priorities for all safeguarding staff.

This training is run in colaboration with the NSPCC.

This in-person training offer, is part of the neglect strategy for Brighton and Hove and is the adopted model used to make early assessments of neglect.

Once staff have completed this training they will be licenced to use the GCP2 assessment tool, as part of their working practice. It will prove to be useful addition to evidential based assements, used by all those working with children and young people.

It can be used as part on child protection working, and also as an evidential product for family court.

There is an expectation that staff from all agencies will gain a working knowledge of the GCP2 and how it can be used within their working practice.

Please make sure you have downloaded or printed a copy of the documnets attached to this course detail.

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1 04 October 2022 09:00 - 13:00 Portslade Hub Training Hall Map

Code: BH/22/0572 BHSCP - Trauma Informed Practice a Multi-Agency Approach

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 Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB), Public Health and partners from Sussex University

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1 05 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Great Hall, Moulsecoomb Hub North Map

Code: BH/22/0412 BHSCP - Improving Outcomes for Looked After Children

Course Aims:
Attendees will have an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that enhance their contribution to improving outcomes (both emotional and physical) for those children that they are responsible for or in their care. It will highlight the essential partnership working required across health, education, social care, police and other partners to achieve optimum health.


Target Group: This multi-agency training opportunity is aimed at all practitioners and carers working or caring for looked after children or care leavers. This includes foster carers, residential workers, GPs, Health Visitors, School Nurses, Independent Reviewing Officers and Supervising Social Workers.

Messages from practice and research highlights that children and adults who are care experienced have higher rates of physical, emotional, social, and educational need, and are more likely to experience homelessness, teenage pregnancy,  prison  and problems with their mental and emotional health. They are also more likely to die younger. The majority of children who enter care have suffered significant harm, neglect and trauma, and some are children who have travelled alone from their country of origin to seek asylum in UK.

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1 13 October 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0169 BHSCP - Graded Care Profile Training (GCP2)

Neglect is one of the most important priorities for all safeguarding staff.

This training is run in colaboration with the NSPCC.

This virtual training offer, is part of the neglect strategy for Brighton and Hove and is the adopted model used to make early assessments of neglect.

Once staff have completed this training they will be licenced to use the GCP2 assessment tool, as part of their working practice. It will prove to be useful addition to evidential based assements, used by all those working with children and young people.

It can be used as part on child protection working, and also as an evidential product for family court.

There is an expectation that staff from all agencies will gain a working knowledge of the GCP2 and how it can be used within their working practice.

Please make sure you have downloaded or printed a copy of the documnets attached to this course detail.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 October 2022 09:00 - 13:00 Moulsecoomb North Hub - Great Hall Map

Code: BH/21/1844 BHSCP - Safeguarding Children 1: Developing a Core Understanding (EVENT FULL)

This is the first of three core courses to provide staff from all agencies, (within the statutory and voluntary sectors), with an introduction to how agencies work to keep children and young people within the city of Brighton & Hove safe.

This safeguarding training is implicit in keeping children and young people safe from all aspects of abuse, be they sexual, physical, neglect or emotional.

It will develop your understanding of how the inter-agency working arrangements are put in place and how early help interventions can be utilised within safeguarding procedures. It will also raise your awareness of the issues with regard to all elements of abusive behaviour toward children and young people.

It is recommended that anyone new to safeguarding undertakes this training in conjunction with the other two days of “working together”, and that all three days are completed, before moving on to attending any of the more specialised training provided by the LSCB

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1 03 November 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Great Hall, Moulsecoomb Hub North Map

Code: BH/22/0413 BHSCP - Improving Outcomes for Looked After Children

Course Aims:
Attendees will have an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that enhance their contribution to improving outcomes (both emotional and physical) for those children that they are responsible for or in their care. It will highlight the essential partnership working required across health, education, social care, police and other partners to achieve optimum health.


Target Group: This multi-agency training opportunity is aimed at all practitioners and carers working or caring for looked after children or care leavers. This includes foster carers, residential workers, GPs, Health Visitors, School Nurses, Independent Reviewing Officers and Supervising Social Workers.

Messages from practice and research highlights that children and adults who are care experienced have higher rates of physical, emotional, social, and educational need, and are more likely to experience homelessness, teenage pregnancy,  prison  and problems with their mental and emotional health. They are also more likely to die younger. The majority of children who enter care have suffered significant harm, neglect and trauma, and some are children who have travelled alone from their country of origin to seek asylum in UK.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 November 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1830 BHSCP - Safeguarding Children 2: Assessment Referral & Investigation

This second of the core courses, is aimed specifically at increasing the understanding, of all categories of abuse, around making assessments, and making appropriate quality referrals, thus preventing further harm/abuse. It will increase your knowledge of how agencies investigate jointly, and provide a better awareness of the purpose of a child protection investigation, how it can be conducted and how this may vary dependant of the type of harm. It should also help clarify your role as an individual and that of the other professionals involved. It is recommended that this training is undertaken by anyone new to a safeguarding role, and that it is completed in conjunction with the other core programme modules, prior to undertaking any specialised course.

This training is provided by Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership (BHSCP)

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 November 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Great Hall, Moulsecoomb Hub North Map

Code: BH/21/1824 BHSCP - Safeguarding Children 3: Child Protection Conferences & Core Groups

This is the third instalment of our core courses which explores how agencies across the city work together to keep children safe through the Child Protection Conference, and Core Group processes. This includes a presentation by the Youth Advocacy Project which works with children & young people to ensure that their voice is taken into consideration. This course has recently been reviewed and updated by the CPRO (Child Protection Review Officers), in line with their restructured service. It will help you understand the aims, purpose and process of a Child Protection Conference and Core Group and to become a more effective participant in that process.

This training is provided by Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership (BHSCP)

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 November 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Great Hall, Moulsecoomb Hub North Map