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Code: BH/22/0374 BHSCP - Preventing the Exploitation of Children and Young People (Day1)

Ensuring that children and young people in Brighton & Hove are protected effectively from sexual harm and violent exploitation is a priority for Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Partnership.

Day One of our two training courses on exploitation looks at different ways that children & young people may be exploited by those who have power over them by virtue of their age, gender, intellect, physical strength and/or economic or other resources. Violence, coercion and intimidation commonly occur in exploitation, and these situations are often characterised by the child or young person’s limited availability of choice resulting from their social/economic and/or emotional vulnerability

This course is facilitated by The Wise Project, and there will be a strong focus on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), how to identify this abuse, and disrupt the exploitation. You will also look at the emerging threat of Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) and County Lines activity, as well as considering what may make a young person vulnerable to exploitation into radicalisation. These  different forms of exploitation can be linked, and you will be encouraged to think about the wider experiences of the child, including the nuances behind a vulnerable children being both potential  perpetrators of crimes and victims of exploitation.

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

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1 19 July 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Portslade Hub Training Hall Map

Code: BH/22/0445 BHSCP - Fabricated and Induced Illness ( Perplexing Cases)

This 1.5 hour multi-agency session will look at FII and perplexing presentations (PP), the role of agencies in FII/PP cases and identify practice guidance and discuss practice issues.

Delivered by the named safeguarding Doctor for Brighton and Hove and West Sussex. 

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1 22 July 2022 10:00 - 11:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0411 BHSCP - Improving Outcomes for Looked After Children (EVENT FULL)

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 15 September 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1843 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 BHSCP.

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1 15 September 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Portslade Hub Training Hall Map

Code: BH/22/0846 BHSCP - Child Neglect Training

This course provides those attending with an over arching understanding of the issues surrounding neglect, how it can impact on the children and young people to whom it relates and how early interventions and agency procedures can be used to reduce the risk and thus safeguard from neglectful situations.

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

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

Code: BH/22/0797 BHSCP - Safeguarding in a Digital Age - A Practical Guide to Keeping Children Safe Online

This half day course from the Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership (BHSCP) will equip you with information and practical safeguarding guidance to help safeguard children and young people in the digital age. It will help you understand how they communicate on the internet and through apps, how offenders may exploit this and other risks, and what steps parents/carers can take to prevent  online abuse and exploitation. Participants will also learn different sources of support from which they/children can seek information and advice. This course is run is association with Safety Net.

This course is suitable for anyone who works with children, young people, or families in Brighton & Hove, especially those who may supervise them whilst they using the internet. This training is highly recommended for those working in children's residential homes.

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1 20 September 2022 09:30 - 13:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0783 ru-ok? Substance Use and Young People, Recognition, Response and Referral

This course will provide delegates with a greater awareness and understanding of substances and their effects on young people.

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1 20 September 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Meeting Room G90 Map

Code: BH/22/0688 BHSCP - Safeguarding Briefing - Project SOLAH

This short hour long briefing is to explain the joint Iniative between Sussex Police and colleagues at Wise/Barnados.


SOLAH stands for "safer online at home " and was started in November 2021 as a specific pathway for POLIT to refer children and young people who were either uploading self generated images to the Internet or sharing indecent images of children between themselves or on online. 

 

Once an appropriate case is identified we refer to WiSE or Barnardos to make contact with the family and offer safeguarding advice and online education sessions to both parents/carers and the child/young person. This can take place once or over a number of sessions. These organisations are much better placed than POLIT to deliver this kind of support.

 

Not every case will get referred. Where we believe there is evidence of online grooming, previous history of sexual offending, significant or ongoing Children's Services engagement already or concerns about wider risks to case workers from the family (DV, drugs, violence , sexual offending etc) then the matter will remain with Police, possibly with CS involvement , to resolve.

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1 21 September 2022 12:30 - 13:30 Online Learning Session Map

Code: BH/22/0377 BHSCP - Working With Young People At Risk of Exploitation (Day 2)

Day Two of our Exploitation sessions is a joint enterprise between the BHSCP, The WISE Project and Sussex Police. It will build on the key points explored in our basic awareness course and provide workers with the confidence and skills to work with young people around issues relating to exploitation. The day will include a very brief review of the key messages from the basic training therefore this course is only appropriate for those who have previously completed our Day One training.

This course explores ways of working directly with young people around exploitation in more detail and encourages familiarisation with the resources available, with an enhanced focus on online safety and police disruption techniques. You will find out about the outline of the local picture of exploitation and look at with recommendations from national serious case reviews around CSE. We will also look at best practice in working with children who are vulnerable to Child Criminal Exploitation, and being drawn into County Lines activities.

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

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1 21 September 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Portslade Hub Training Hall Map

Code: BH/21/1829 BHSCP - Safeguarding Children 2: Assessment Referral & Investigation (EVENT FULL)

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 22 September 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Portslade Hub Training Hall Map