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The IOWSCP provides a free, multi-agency, learning and development programme for professionals who work with children and families on the Isle of Wight. The programme is funded by the Partnership.

These multi-agency learning opportunities bring professionals together to develop knowledge and skills and are designed to complement in-house training. They include virtual events and courses, webinars, workshops and eLearning.

All organisations working with children and families are responsible for ensuring that their staff and volunteers are confident and competent in carrying out their responsibilities for safeguarding children. Staff should have access to appropriate development opportunities to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to identify and respond to abuse and neglect.

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Our learning and development programme is hosted on the Isle of Wight Council's Learning Hub.

Please click the link within each course below to book. You'll find our training under the IOWSCP tile. Also available on the Learning Hub:

  • A range of child and adult safeguarding e-learning
  • Children’s Social Care and Adults’ Social Care training courses
  • Automatically generated attendance certificates on completion of course evaluation

Please contact  learning.development@ iow.gov.uk if you don't have a Learning Hub account.

Once you have signed in, select a course > click Go to Course > click on Enrol me > scroll down to training dates and select date(s) that you wish to attend.

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Child Sexual Abuse

Brooks Sexual Behaviour Traffic Light Tool training

Brook’s nationally recognised Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool training provides a highly visible, multi-agency response that helps professionals to identify, understand and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours in young people.

7th May 2024, 9.30am - 1pm, via Zoom
3rd October 2024, 9.30am - 1pm, via Zoom

Level 3

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An introduction to harmful sexual behaviour

This webinar will offer a basic introduction to the principles of working with children and young people that display harmful sexual behaviour.

1st May 2024, 1.30pm - 3pm, via Microsoft Teams
13th November 2024, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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An introduction to child sexual abuse

Providing an introduction to sexual abuse for professionals and volunteers working with children.

5th June 2024, 7pm - 8.30pm, via Microsoft Teams
11th September, 1.30pm - 3pm, via Microsoft Teams
5th February 2025, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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Medical assessments in suspected child sexual abuse

This training is designed to improve referrals of children for medical examinations in child sexual abuse.

10th July 2024, 9.30am - 12pm, via Microsoft Teams
8th January 2025, 9.30am - 12pm, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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An introduction to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

This training will discuss the different types of Female Genital Mutilation and how to identify those at risk. 

25th September 2024, 1.30pm - 3pm, via Microsoft Teams
12th March 2025, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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Child Exploitation

Missing, Exploited and Trafficked children (MET)

This course is designed to create greater awareness of child exploitation.

12th June 2024, 1.30pm - 3pm, via Microsoft Teams
8th January 2025, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Teams

Level 3

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An introduction to the Child Exploitation Risk Assessment Framework (CERAF)

Providing an introduction to the HIPs Child Exploitation Risk Assessment Framework (CERAF).

8th May 2024, 7pm - 8.30pm, via Microsoft Teams
2nd October 2024, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Teams
5th February 2024, 1.30pm - 3pm, via Microsoft Teams

Level 2

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Child Exploitation - As a health professional, what do YOU need to know?

Designed specifically for health practitioners, this training develops understanding and awareness of the different and evolving types of exploitation that children may experience and empowers health professionals to recognise and respond to any identified risk factors.

13th November 2024, 12pm - 1.30pm, via Microsoft Teams

Intercollegiate training level 3

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Child Abuse

An Introduction to Child-on-Child Abuse

Develop an understanding of what harmful behaviours might look like and how to respond appropriately.

24th April 2024, 1.30pm - 3pm via Microsoft Teams
2nd October 2024, 7pm - 8.30pm via Microsoft Teams
22nd January 2025, 9.30am-11am via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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An introduction to Child Abuse Linked to Faith and Belief

This training will help professionals to recognise and respond to situations where abuse linked to faith and belief is suspected.

18th September 2024, 1.30pm - 3pm, via Microsoft Teams
26th March 2025, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Teams

Level 3

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An introduction to honour based abuse, forced marriage and dowry

This introductory course will help develop professional knowledge and seek to answer questions about what constitutes honour based abuse and forced marriage.

18th September 2024, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Teams
19th March 2025, 1.30pm - 3pm, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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Understanding cumulative harm and preventing the normalisation of neglect.

This course supports professionals in their understanding of the significance and potentially long term impacts neglect can cause.

26th June 2024, 7pm - 8.30pm, via Microsoft Teams
4th December 2024, 12pm - 1.30pm, via Microsoft Teams
5th March 2025, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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Understanding, identifying and responding to neglect

This course will guide professionals through the HSCP and IOWSCP Neglect Strategy and Toolkit and enable them to transfer this knowledge into practice.

26th June 2024, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Teams
23rd October 2024, 1.30pm - 3pm, via Microsoft Teams
5th March 2025, 7pm - 8.30pm, via Microsoft Teams

Level 2

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An introduction to Fabricated or Induced Illnesses (FII)

Explaining what Fabricated or Induced Illnesses is, how it might manifest and how professionals working with children might identify those suffering or, at risk of suffering.

1st May 2024, 7pm - 8pm, via Microsoft Teams
2nd October 2024, 12pm - 1pm, via Microsoft Teams
29th January 2025, 12pm - 1pm, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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Working with Families

Unidentified adults

An introduction to unidentified adults - those who agencies are not aware of, or not engaging with.

12th June 2024, 12pm - 1pm, via Microsoft Teams
13th November 2024, 12pm - 1pm, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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An introduction to a family approach

This introductory course will explore how support provided by services should be focused on problems affecting the whole family.

22nd May 2024, 9.30am - 11am via Microsoft Teams
9th October 2024, 1.30pm - 3pm via Microsoft Teams
12th March 2025, 7pm - 8.30pm via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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An introduction to professional curiosity and disguised compliance

Providing a clear introduction to professional curiosity and disguised compliance.

15th May 2024, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Teams
23rd October 2024, 7pm - 8.30pm, via Microsoft Teams
12th February 2025, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Team

Contribtes to meeting the learning outcomes at level 3

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An introduction to having Honest Conversations

This course is an introduction to navigating having honest conversations with parents/carers, children and other professionals in an understanding and accepting way.

12th June 2024, 1.30pm - 3pm, via Microsoft Teams
25th September 2024, 7pm - 8.30pm, via Microsoft Teams
15th January 2025, 1.30pm - 3pm,via Microsoft Teams

Level 3

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Reporting / Referrals / Processes

An introduction to Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

Providing professionals with an understanding of the MAPPA process, its purpose and function.

19th June 2024, 1.30pm - 3pm, via Microsoft Teams
15th January 2025, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

This 1 minute guide will explain what MAPPA is, why it is important, how it is conducted and frequently asked questions.

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Childrens Reception Team (CRT) and Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): Effective MASH referrals and follow-up actions

Through this course you will understand the role and function of CRT and MASH, what happens to information when it is received by CRT and the purpose of MASH and how it operates.

7th February 2024, 9.30am-11am via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 2.

Information Guide for Professionals  and  FAQs

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Families Who Move Across County Borders

An introduction to safeguarding issues surrounding families who move across county borders/ local authority boundaries.

15th May 2024, 12pm - 1pm, via Microsoft Teams
11th December 2024, 7pm - 8pm, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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CPI Form (Community Partnership Information) Guide

This short guide produced from the previous CPI training package, explains what the CPI form is, how to use it, what happens with the information provided through it and what to do if you are concerned about sharing information.

The CPI form it's self can be found on the Hampshire Police  Safe4me website. 

CPI Form

Information sharing learning (Clare’s Law and Sarah’s Law)

Learn when and how to share information with vulnerable members of the public about people in their life for safeguarding reasons

9th July 2024, 9.30am - 10.45am, via Microsoft Teams
23rd January 2025, 9.30am - 10.45am, via Microsoft Teams

As this is an information session no level is assigned to it.

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The importance of Community Partnership Information (CPI) sharing

An explanation of the Community Partnership Information sharing form - including when and how to complete the form, the importance of sharing information with police and the journey of the CPI.

6th June 2024, 9.30am - 10.15am, via Microsoft Teams
12th November 2024, 9.30am - 10.15am, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3.

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Safeguarding Infants

Safeguarding Infants eLearning

This course aims to support all practitioners/professionals working with vulnerable families through pregnancy and after birth. This course is suitable for professionals working in Social Care, Midwives, Health Visitors, GP’s, Barnardo’s, Paediatricians, Nursing staff, Mental Health Practitioners, Inclusion, and Police.

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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Domestic Abuse: Violence in pregnancy and impact on baby brain development eLearning

This course will explore how domestic abuse in pregnancy can impact on the brain development of unborn babies and look at the link to problems in childhood as a result of domestic abuse in pregnancy.

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3.

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Safeguarding Children and Young People

Safeguarding adolescents in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight

This training focuses on the improvement of outcomes for adolescents transitioning through this period to safeguard them from psychological and physical harm.

8th May 2024, 1.30pm - 3.30pm, via Microsoft Teams
20th November 2024, 1.30pm - 3.30pm, via Microsoft Teams
26th March 2025, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, via Microsoft Teams

Level 3

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An Introduction to keeping children safe online

Providing practitioners who work with children a greater understanding of the technology that young people use as well as identifying associated risks.

17th April 2024, 1.30pm - 3pm, via Microsoft Teams
11th September 2024, 7pm - 8.30pm, via Microsoft Teams
12th February 2025, 1.30pm - 3pm, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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An introduction to children who go missing from home/care

It is known that children who go missing from home or care are at risk of suffering harm and there are specific risks around children running away and the risk of sexual exploitation.

17th July 2024, 12pm - 1pm, via Microsoft Teams
19th March 2025, 12pm - 1pm, via Microsoft Teams

Level 2

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Working together to safeguard children and young people

This course is particularly relevant for professionals who potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and/or evaluating the needs of children or a young person. This course consists of a pre-course workbook and a full-day face-to-face session.

**Applicants must have completed Level 2 training and be working confidently at this level to be suitable**

5th June 2024, 9.30am - 4pm, face-to-face at the Riverside Centre in Newport
25th September 2024, 9.30am - 4pm, face-to-face at the Riverside Centre in Newport
19th November 2024, 9.30am - 4pm, via Zoom
5th February 2025, 9.30am - 4pm, via Zoom

Level 3

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An introduction to the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people

This webinar offers an introduction to the impact that domestic abuse can have on children and young people

22nd May 2024, 7pm - 8.30pm, via Microsoft Teams
27th November 2024, 1.30pm - 3pm, via Microsoft Teams
19th March 2025, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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Responding well to disclosures of domestic abuse

This course will help professionals deal with a domestic abuse disclosure sensitively and effectively.

5th June 2024, 12pm - 1pm, via Microsoft Teams
11th December 2024, 12pm - 1pm, via Microsoft Teams
19th March 2025, 7pm - 8pm, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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Coercive Control Awareness Training

Supporting professionals to better understand the dynamics of coercive control

5th June 2024, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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Safeguarding Children with Disabilities

Safeguarding disabled children (including children with a learning disability)

This training will help employees and volunteers to understand how disabilities can impact children's lives, families and their care.

8th May 2024, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Teams
23rd October 2024, 9.30am - 11am, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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Learning from reviews - Safeguarding children with complex health needs

Exploring safeguarding children with disabilities and complex and continuing health care need.

1st May 2024, 12pm - 1pm, via Microsoft Teams
6th November 2024, 12pm - 1pm, via Microsoft Teams

Contributes to meeting the learning outcomes at Level 3

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Other

Annual update on supporting people affected by drugs and alcohol on IOW

How Inclusion IOW (the IOW substance misuse service provider) works, including information on basic drug awareness and issues faced on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 23rd January 2024, 9.30am-12.30pm, Hunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport

As this is an information session no level is assigned to it.

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Other agency training (these courses may involve charges)

DARE Toolkit

The Domestic Abuse Routing Enquiry (DARE) toolkit is designed to enhance your service delivery and to give you quick and easy tips and techniques in engaging domestic abuse perpetrators to nudge them into services. The aim is not to provide additional work, rather to improve what you currently do.

Find more information here

Dragonfly Project

The Dragonfly Project develops community-based support for people affected by domestic abuse. Dragonfly champions are trained to provide a listening ear and a link to domestic abuse support agencies so that isolated people can access help. 

Find more information here

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training

For Designated Safeguarding Leads and their nominated deputies in early years settings, schools, colleges and childminders. It aims to explain the expectations of the role and look at some of the issues you could face whilst practising in this role.

View the IWC's training here

Early Help Assessments and Information Sharing

Participants will be able to confidently share information about the children and families they work with, have a greater understanding of local safeguarding thresholds and tiers of need, confidence in initiating and completing targeted early help assessments and plans, and holding the lead professional role and chairing Team Around the Family (TAF) meetings.

View the IWC's training here

Hidden Sentence Training

Hidden Sentence is a workshop for professionals who work with families, giving an overview of the issues facing prisoners’ families and a range of strategies and resources to help support them.

Visit Invisible Walls - Spurgeons for more information

How Do I? Training

This half-day workshop provides a follow-on to Hidden Sentence training and focuses on the practice of supporting children and families affected by a family member offending. For more information please contact:

amelia.brennan@barnardos.org.uk

Introduction to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Approach

This training gives an insight into how this approach positively impacts children and families on the Island and how it can applied in your practice. Open to all partner agencies as an opportunity to understand the theory and practice behind the approach.

View the IWC's training

Isle of Wight Council Training Courses

There are several courses available for both the adults and children's workforce.

Visit the IWC's website here

MARM (Multi-Agency Risk Management)

This podcast provides an overview of what MARM is, how it relates to safeguarding, when it should be used, what a good MARM meeting should look like and where you can find further information if you need it.

Access the podcast on the IOWSCB website here

Managing Safeguarding Responsibilities (Non-education settings)

A one-day Level 3 course to equip people who have responsibility for managing safeguarding in their workplace and who may also supervise others.

Visit the IWC's or72@nhs.net

Multi-Agency Forensic CAMHS and Harmful Sexual Behaviours Forum Workshop

A one-day Level 3 course to equip people who have responsibility for managing safeguarding in their workplace and who may also supervise others.  (All attendees should have previously attended a foundation level safeguarding course such as ‘Safeguarding Foundation’ from the Isle of Wight Council).

View the IWC's training

PREVENT Duty - Learn how to support people vulnerable to radicalisation

This Government eLearning course explains the Prevent duty, different extremist ideologies that can lead to terrorism, the risk around radicalisation and your supportive role, making a Prevent referral that is both informed and made with good intention and the interventions and support available.

Click here to access the training

Reducing Parental Conflict

Conflict between parents is normal, but if exposure is frequent, intense and poorly resolved, this can have a damaging impact on children, resulting in long-term mental health issues and emotional, social, behavioural and academic problems as they grow up.

Click here for further information and training.

Suicide Prevention Training

Zero Suicide Alliance have two types of suicide awareness training available, which provide a better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling.

These can be access here

Targeted Early Help

Barnardo's provide early help services through a range of parenting courses for parents/carers. Services available assist with many areas, including building a bond with a baby, breastfeeding support, parenting skills, getting ready for school, healthy eating and nutrition and advice for children with ADHD and ASC. For more information please visit:

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