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

Code: BH/22/0849 BHSCP - Mental Health & Children’s Services: Working Together with Families

This course brings together staff working in adult mental health services with children’s service’s staff to explore the way parental mental health difficulties can impact on the lives of children and young people. The session explores how they can work together to create better outcomes for families.

The aim is to promote effective working together across agencies when working with families where a parent or carer has a mental health problem.

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1 15 November 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Great Hall, Moulsecoomb Hub North Map

Code: BH/22/0850 BHSCP - Domestic Violence and Abuse: the Impact on Children and Young People

This training deals with the aspects of emotional harm, physical risk and neglect often associated with domestic abuse. It will help you to develop an understanding of the issues faced by families in this situation, the impact of this kind of abuse, and will also signpost you to local multi-agency support available to intervene and thus reduce the risk to those impacted

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

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1 17 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)

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1 24 November 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Great Hall, Moulsecoomb Hub North Map

Code: BH/22/0915 Deprivation of Liberty in Children and Young People

This course aims to update staff working with children, young people and those in transition with the latest case law and developments in relation to deprivation of liberty. The course will consider these developments and their impact on practice. It examines the Supreme Court ruling on deprivation of liberty and considers practical issues in its application for children and young people.

The course will include the following key topics:

  • Deprivation of Liberty – overview – European Court onwards
  • Supreme Court ruling – overview and its application to children and adults
  • Law Society guidance following the Supreme Court ruling – children’s chapter
  • Recent case law applying the Supreme Court ruling to those under 18       
  • The new threshold for deprivation of liberty set by the Supreme Court
  • ‘Continuous supervision and control’ – guidance and examples from case law
  • ‘Not free to leave’ – guidance and examples from case law
  • Case law review involving children since the Supreme Court ruling
  • Residential schools, non-secure children’s homes and foster placements
  • Deprivation of liberty - finding of fact and how to make it lawful
  • 18+ in a care home or hospital
  • 18+ not in a care home or hospital
  • 16-17 in any placement
  • Under 16 – in any placement
  • Parental consent (zone of parental responsibility) its authority and limitations in relation to deprivation of liberty – case law review
  • DoLS procedure overview
  • Court of Protection applications overview
  • Interaction with other legislation – Children Act, Mental Health Act etc
  • Practice issues for social care staff and managers
  •  Case studies - a number of cases studies to apply learning in practice

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 November 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0799 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 December 2022 09:30 - 13:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0866 BHSCP - Safeguarding Adolescents

This training offer will look at the particular issues around working with the adolescent service user and their families, looking at how support and intervention can be offered. It will consider the local service provsion and how this impacts on the safeguarding of young people in Brighton and Hove. There will be input from various professionals, considering aspects of adolescent attachment,the implimentation of a specific adolescent POD, and how partner agencies are working together to use diversion methods to avoid young people moving into the criminal justice system if possible.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Moulsecoomb North Hub - Great Hall Map

Code: BH/22/0573 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Great Hall, Moulsecoomb Hub North Map