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Training

The Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnership carries out annual training needs analysis, and from this, creates a programme of safeguarding training and development for the year. Our Workforce Development Training Policy is available here

How to Book:

  • Book your ticket on Eventbrite via the links in each training course below. We recommend you use the Eventbrite option to add the ticket/course to your Outlook calender.
  • Please be aware that not all training venues/training rooms will be accessible to delegates before the start of a training course.

Cancellations and Charges:

  • The IOWSCP provides free-to-attend training which is funded by the Safeguarding Partners.
  • If an individual cannot attend a course, please either cancel the ticket via Eventbrite or arrange for a suitable colleague to attend instead. Please inform us at SCP@iow.gov.uk if you will be sending a colleague in your place.
  • To cancel a ticket, log into Eventbrite (you will have created an account to obtain a ticket), click on Your Tickets, then the appropriate ticket, and then Cancel Order. Should you experience any difficulties please contact us at  scp@iow.gov.uk  or 01983 814545.
  • If an individual fails to cancel their ticket or cancels within 48 hours of a course, agencies will be charged a non-attendance fee of £120 (per whole training day).
  • For Face-to-face courses, a register listing those who have booked tickets will be at every training course and  it is the responsibility of attendees to sign the register as a record of their attendance . For virtual courses, the trainer will be provided with the details of those who have booked tickets and will record all attendees and mark those not in attendance.
 

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR):

From the 25th May 2018 new data protection regulations (GDPR) came into effect about how organisations communicate with you and look after your data. By booking onto the events below, you are giving consent to receive pre and post-event communication and materials including an evaluation survey. For more details please see our Privacy Notice

Due to government guidance on COVID-19 our face-to-face training courses have been cancelled.

General Safeguarding

Launch of the:

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Neglect Strategy 2020-23

This webinar (delivered via Microsoft Teams) will introduce the revised Hampshire and Isle of Wight Neglect Strategy and associated toolkit. 

The webinar will:

  • Identify the local and national context associated to child neglect.
  • Introduce and highlight the effective use of the Neglect Strategy and associated toolkit.
  • Share learning from relevant Child Safeguarding Practice reviews.
  • Promote how the Strategy and Toolkit can support professional practice.
  • Explore how key messages can be disseminated and opportunities for further training.

Attendance from partner agencies across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Children Safeguarding Partnerships is encouraged and will be relevant for professionals from operational to senior management roles. (Hampshire professionals can book a place by clicking here)

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

Tuesday 9th February 2021
1pm-2.30pm


Thursday, 11th February, 2021
6pm-7.30pm

Working Together to Safeguard Children
(Level 3)

(Virtual)

This blended learning course will provide an understanding to staff who regularly investigate, and/or contribute to supporting children at risk of abuse and/or their families. This includes through multi-agency safeguarding procedures and assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of the child where there are safeguarding concerns.

This virtual course consists of a work book and a full-day Zoom webinar. 

***Please note that applicants for this course must have completed Level 2 training and be working confidently at this level to be suitable for Level 3 training***

Learning outcomes:

  • Provide an overview of relevant legislation and guidance to include updates within Working Together 2018, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 and Local Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Children on the Isle of Wight.
  • Outline other areas of abuse of children e.g. Peer-on-Peer abuse , FGM and County Lines.
  • Understand the risks associated with Domestic Abuse, Parental Alcoholism, Parental Mental Health and Safeguarding Children.
  • Identify the meaning of Think Family.
  • How to measure the extent of abuse and neglect using the local thresholds chart for intervening with abused and neglected children.
  • Understand the local process for referral and assessment of children.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

Thursday 25th March 2021
9.30 - 4pm

Launch of the:

HIPS Unborn Baby Protocol Launch Events

The Unborn Baby Protocol is a multi-agency protocol which sets out how to respond to concerns for unborn babies and new born babies, with an emphasis on clear and regular communications between professionals working with the mother and her family where risk is identified.

The sessions are aimed at professionals across the HIPS area who will directly or indirectly come into contact with children and families.

This multi-agency event is to launch the revised protocol and enable professionals:

  • To revisit and refresh minds in relation to the HIPS wide unborn baby protocol
  • To increase understanding as to each professionals role in utilising it
  • To understand the key changes and additions made to the unborn baby protocol
  • To share the new and revised tools available within the protocol and for professionals to understand how and when to use these

This event will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

Tuesday 16th March 2021 (3 sessions)

9.30am - 11am

1pm - 2.30pm

7pm - 8.30pm

Complex Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children
(Level 4)

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE TAKES PLACE ACROSS 2 FULL DAYS.
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS IN THEIR ENTIRETY TO UNDERTAKE THE TRAINING.

This blended learning course is suitable for members of the workforce who have particular responsibilities with undertaking enquires under Section 47 of the Children Act 1989, including professionals from Health, Education, Police, and Children’s Social care; those who work with complex cases and social work staff responsible for co-ordinating assessments of children.

This virtual course consists of a work book and a two full-day Zoom webinars.

***Applicants for this course must have completed Level 3 training and be working confidently at this level to be suitable for Level 4 training***

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be confident in using professional judgements to make decisions as to whether a child is suffering, or is likely to suffer significant harm.
  • To be able to lead/oversee safeguarding enquiries.
  • Understand the information required for Professional Multi-Agency Meetings including MARAC, MAPPA and Channel Panel meetings.
  • Understand Serious and Complex Safeguarding Children Investigations.
  • To be able to implement and audit the effectiveness of Safeguarding/Child Protection Services on an organisational level against current national guidelines and quality standards.
  • Have an advanced understanding of key legislation and guidance concerning safeguarding children.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

Wednesday 24th February and
Thursday 25th February,

9.30am-4pm

Family Approach to Mental Health, Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse

The Family Approach is an innovative and creative Level 2 virtual workshop, exploring the intersection of substance abuse, mental health and domestic abuse within families and the impact on individuals and families.

Learning outcomes:

  • Increased confidence in ability to address these issues with families
  • Increased understanding of substances, signs, symptoms of misuse.
  • Increased understanding of different mental health conditions and their impact
  • Increase knowledge of domestic abuse in families
  • Learn about local teams and services available

This training will take place via Microsoft Teams.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

Friday 12th February
10am-1pm

HIPS Harmful Cultural Practices -

An introduction to Female Genital Mutilation


(Subject-specific Level 3)

This webinar has been developed for the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton Safeguarding Children Partnerships and is open to IOW professionals.

This booking page is for Isle of Wight professionals only.

Learning outcomes:

  • Increase your knowledge and understanding on FGM including the types of FGM and why/how its performed
  • Improve your understanding of the prevalence of FGM including locally within Hampshire areas
  • Gain an understanding into the legal frameworks on FGM
  • Gain an understanding into your roles and responsibilities in relation to FGM
  • Identify who is ‘at risk’ of FGM
  • Understand the key health risks and consequences of FGM
  • Reinforcing the local referral procedure within Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton

This webinar will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

Wednesday 10th February
1.30pm-3pm

Children's Reception Team (CRT) & Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Information Sharing Event

An overview of the role and function of the CRT and MASH team when a referral is initially made to Children's Services.
The session is aimed at professionals and agencies who have or are likely to make a referral to Children Service's within their own role.
This training is open to IOW professionals only.

Learning outcomes:

  • • To understand the role and function of the Children’s Reception Team (CRT) and the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
  • • What happens to information when it is received by CRT?
  • • The MASH - its purpose and how it operates?

This virtual training will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page.

Friday 5th February 2021
9.30am-11am

Teenage Sexual Behaviours

This  virtual Level 2 half-day workshop will provide an opportunity in which to explore and consider information and views in relation to sexual relationships and behaviour between children and adolescents.

This course is for Isle of Wight professionals only.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To explore the understanding and attitudes of children regarding sexual behaviour and relationships
  • To understand the legal position in relation to consent, including the age of consent, and coercive control within children’s relationships
  • To understand the legal position in relation to key and common sexual offences against a child, including considerations linked to Registered Sex Offenders and the MAPPA process.
  • To be able to consider a range of views and values pertaining to appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviour and relationships amongst children and young people
  • To be able to identify concerns in relation to inappropriate sexual relationships, and how to share those concerns with children and young people and where appropriate their parents/carers and appropriate professionals
  • To highlight considerations in relation to children with disabilities and learning needs and appropriate relationships.
  • To understand the work of the Sexual Health Service on Isle of Wight and what support and advice is available.
  • To raise awareness of best practice and resources available for professionals.

***Attendees are required to read and review a PowerPoint presentation ahead of the course and complete a short survey to help tailor the course to the attendees***

This webinar will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page.

This course has been cancelled due to increased pressures from COVID on the health system which means the trainer can no longer deliver the course.

We hope to reschedule it later in the year when pressures have eased.

Inclusion Service Provision Training 
(Level 2)

Inclusion will provide virtual training on how the IOW substance misuse service works and some further information on basic drug awareness and issues faced on the Isle of Wight specifically.

This booking page is for Isle of Wight professionals only

Learning outcomes:

  • To know more about what the Recovery Service provides and how to access.
  • To have a better picture of the substance misuse issues faced on the Island.
  • To gain a basic knowledge of drugs and what support is available.
  • To gain a basic knowledge of alcohol misuse and what support is available.
  • To gain an insight of the services open to Young People on the Island and what services are available.

This training will be delivered via Zoom. Please ensure you contact your IT team to gain access to Zoom ahead of the course.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

Wednesday 27th January
10am-2pm
HIPS Harmful Cultural Practices-

An Introduction to Honour Based Abuse (HBA), Forced Marriage (FM) and Dowry


(Subject-specific Level 3)

This webinar has been developed for the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton Safeguarding Children Partnerships and is open to IOW professionals. This link is for IOW professional bookings only.

 Learning outcomes:

  • Develop understanding of issues around Honour Based Abuse (HBA), Forced Marriage (FM) and Dowry
  • How to recognise signs of HBA and FM
  • To understand laws and reporting duties
  • To recognise the importance of the “One Chance Rule”
  • To know existing protections and where to get help

 This webinar will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.

 Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

27th January 2021
9.30am-11am

HIPS Missing, Exploited & Trafficked Children (MET)

(Subject-specific Level 3)

This webinar has been developed by the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership for the partner agencies of the HIPS (Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton) SCPs.
This booking page is for Isle of Wight professionals only.

With a strong emphasis on multi-agency working and information sharing, this course is designed to create greater awareness of child exploitation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Improve the awareness of child exploitation among front-line professionals and managers.
  • Enable front-line professionals to recognise the signs and symptoms of child exploitation and to refer their concerns in line with agreed local processes.
  • Explain categories of risk including use of local assessment tools.
  • Explore pathways of support available to keep children safe in Hampshire.
  • Using scenario based discussions, help staff acquire greater knowledge of how agencies can work together to protect children at risk of exploitation.

This training will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page.

Wednesday 20th January 2021
1.30pm-3pm

HIPS Harmful Cultural Practices -

An introduction to Child Abuse Linked to Faith and Belief- CALFB (Including Witchcraft)


(Subject-specific Level 3)

This webinar has been developed by the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton (HIPS) Partnership and is open to IOW professionals. Bookings from this link are for Isle of Wight professionals only.

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand harmful practices linked to faith and belief
  • To identify signs and symptoms.
  • To identify your own responsibilities within your organisation.
  • To understand resources available.
  • To understand the role of police and children’s social care.

This virtual course is delivered via Microsoft Teams.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page.

20th January, 2021
9.30am-11am

Engaging and Working with Fathers in Child Protection
(Level 3)

PLEASE NOTE THIS FULL-DAY COURSE TAKES PLACE ACROSS 2 HALF DAYS.
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS TO UNDERTAKE THE TRAINING.

Working with fathers in child protection is an important part of safeguarding children, but it can be challenging, especially if they present a risk to their children.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe three different approaches to fatherhood.
  • Explain the legal status of different types of father.
  • Choose an appropriate strategy to engage both absent and present fathers as part of a whole family approach
  • Incorporate an analysis of a father’s strengths and risks into written records and professional assessments.
  • Involve fathers in the safety planning and monitoring process for children in need of protection.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

Friday 8th and Friday 15th January 2021,
9am-1pm

This event has been held

HIPS Harmful Cultural Practices -

An introduction to Breast Ironing


(Subject-specific Level 3)

This webinar has been developed for the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton Safeguarding Children Partnerships and is open to IOW professionals.

This link is for IOW professional bookings only.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page.

Wednesday 13th January
9.30am-11am

This event has been held

Working Together to Safeguard Children
(Level 3)

(Virtual)

This blended learning course will provide an understanding to staff who regularly investigate, and/or contribute to supporting children at risk of abuse and/or their families. This includes through multi-agency safeguarding procedures and assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of the child where there are safeguarding concerns.

This virtual course consists of a work book and a full-day Zoom webinar. 

***Please note that applicants for this course must have completed Level 2 training and be working confidently at this level to be suitable for Level 3 training***

Learning outcomes:

  • Provide an overview of relevant legislation and guidance to include updates within Working Together 2018, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 and Local Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Children on the Isle of Wight.
  • Outline other areas of abuse of children e.g. Peer-on-Peer abuse , FGM and County Lines.
  • Understand the risks associated with Domestic Abuse, Parental Alcoholism, Parental Mental Health and Safeguarding Children.
  • Identify the meaning of Think Family.
  • How to measure the extent of abuse and neglect using the local thresholds chart for intervening with abused and neglected children.
  • Understand the local process for referral and assessment of children.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

 Wednesday 11th November
9.30 - 4pm

This event has been held
Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Children
(Virtual) 

***Please note that applicants for this course must have completed Level 2 training and be working confidently at this level to be suitable for Level 3 training***

This Level 3 course is aimed at staff who have contact with children and young people. The aim of the course is to provide the participants with a greater understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation, Criminal Exploitation (including County Lines), Child Trafficking and Children who go Missing. This knowledge will increase the ability of those working in safeguarding to identify the risks, potential victims and perpetrators and adopt preventative measures. It will also increase the ability to identify those at risk, respond to incidents and follow identified referral processes. The ultimate aim is to reduce the harm caused to children.
 

Learning outcomes:

  • Explore the various definitions of missing, latest research and how to respond when a child goes missing.
  • To understand the meaning of Criminal Exploitation, County Lines and Trafficking.
  • Identify the impact on children, their families, the community and society.
  • To be able to describe how perpetrators operate and the tactics they deploy against children.
  • To identify those children who are more likely to be vulnerable and the indicators of abuse in these areas.
  • Explore the barriers which are in place which stop children reporting and those around children, including professionals from identifying abuse in these areas.
  • Understand how legislation can be applied. This includes how the National Referral Mechanism must be applied and how it works.
  • Outline the latest research on universal and targeted preventative approaches.
  • Explore the concept of grooming and the importance of identifying this taking place.
  • How trauma can be applied to these areas and how important this concept is to understand to explain behaviours.

The course will take place using the software platform Zoom, hosted by SAFE (Safeguarding Associates for Excellence) and appropriate measures have been put in place to make this safe. Zoom is accessible on PCs, tablets and smartphones. All attendees need to contact their IT department to request access to Zoom in advance of the course.

Delegates will be supplied with joining instructions and a link to join the course. This full-day course will have frequent 5-minute screen breaks, a short morning and afternoon break and a longer lunch break. Group exercises also form part of the course.
Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

Wednesday 11th November
9.30 - 4pm

This event has been held


HIPS Child Exploitation – as a health professional what do you need to know?


Intercollegiate training level three

THIS WEBINAR IS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ONLY. Tickets booked by non-health professionals will be cancelled. Hampshire Heath professionals should book their place via Hampshire SCP.

Learning outcomes:

  • To develop awareness and understanding of the different types of child exploitation
  • To develop skills in recognising the signs of exploitation in children
  • To consider the appropriate response of health practitioners when risks and indicators of exploitation in children are identified, including how to utilise the skills and expertise of multi-agency partners
  • To develop awareness of the risk assessment tools available to health practitioners to support the assessment and identification of risk

***Attendees must use Internet Explorer to access the course***
Using an alternative browser can cause greatly reduced functionality, such as sound issues.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

Wednesday 11th November
1.30 - 3pm

Wednesday 25th November 2020
7 - 8.30pm

This event has been held
HIPS CERAF- Risk assessing and completing: An introduction to the new CERAF Toolkit

(Virtual)

This webinar has been developed for the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton Safeguarding Children Partnerships and is open to IOW professionals.

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction of the newly developed HIPS Child Exploitation Risk Assessment Framework (CERAF)
  • Best practice guidance on completion of the CERAF
  • Guidance on scoring and actions to take upon completion

Please note that this workshop is an introduction of the new toolkit only and the expectation is that those attending are aware of what exploitation is and have had some basic training/experience in this.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

Wednesday 4th November 2020,
9.30-11am

This event has been held

HIPS: An Introduction to Modern Slavery

This webinar has been developed for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnerships and is open to IOW professionals.

Learning outcomes:

  • An understanding of what human trafficking and modern slavery is
  • Able to identify the types of exploitation involved
  • An understanding of the current legislative framework and processes that support victims
  • An awareness of where to go for more information on support services

***Attendees must use Internet Explorer to access the course***
Using an alternative browser can cause greatly reduced functionality, such as sound issues.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

Wednesday 14th October
1.30 - 3pm
Wednesday 21st  October
1.30 - 3pm

This event has been held
HSCP & IOW Neglect webinar

This webinar has been developed for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnerships and is open to IOW professionals.

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the concept of significant harm and neglect as identified in IOWSCP and HSCP Neglect Strategy.
  • To identify indicators of neglect including the four types of neglect outlined by Howe (2005) and consider the significance of individual perspectives when identifying neglect and the implications for practice.
  • To introduce the HSCP and IOWSCP Practitioner tools available via the online Neglect Toolkit and consider how they can be used to support single and multi-agency working

***Attendees must use Internet Explorer to access the course***
Using an alternative browser can cause greatly reduced functionality, such as sound issues.
This virtual course is delivered via Adobe Connect.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

Wednesday 16th September 2020
1.30pm - 3pm

This event has been held
Harmful Cultural Practices - An introduction to Honour-Based Abuse (HBA), Forced Marriage (FM) and Dowry 

(Virtual)

This webinar has been developed for the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton Safeguarding Children Partnerships and is open to IOW professionals.
Learning outcomes:

  • Develop understanding of issues around Honour Based Abuse (HBA), Forced Marriage (FM) and Dowry
  • How to recognise signs of HBA and FM
  • To understand laws and reporting duties
  • To recognise the importance of the “One Chance Rule”
  • To know existing protections and where to get help

***Attendees must use Internet Explorer to access the course***
Using an alternative browser can cause greatly reduced functionality, such as sound issues.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

Wednesday 2nd September 2020
9.30 - 10.30am

This event has been held

Harmful Cultural Practices –
An introduction to Child Abuse Linked to Faith and Belief- CALFB (Including Witchcraft)


(Virtual)

This webinar has been developed by the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton (HIPS) Partnership and is open to IOW professionals.

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand harmful practices linked to faith and belief
  • To identify signs and symptoms.
  • To identify your own responsibilities within your organisation.
  • To understand resources available.
  • To understand the role of police and children’s social care.
  • This virtual course is delivered via Adobe Connect.

***Attendees must use Internet Explorer to access the course***
Using an alternative browser can cause greatly reduced functionality, such as sound issues.

Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page

Wednesday 26th August 

This event has been held

HIPS Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Children (MET)


(Virtual)

This HIPS MET learning is separated over three 1 hour modules. An individual module can be booked or all modules can be booked (via separate booking pages). The webinars have been developed by the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership for the partner agencies of the HIPS (Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton) SCPs.

With a strong emphasis on multi-agency working and information sharing, this course is designed to create greater awareness of child exploitation. The course is delivered by Hampshire County Council’s specialist child exploitation team and the Police Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Children (MET) team. Whilst it will builds upon national issues, this course will focus on what is happening across Hampshire and IOW. The course will explore issues that children in our county face and enable you to detect and respond to the risks.

Please note that to attend module two and three you will need to have had prior training on the subject of MET. Modules two and three are subject specific Level 3 training.

Thursday 16th July:

  • Module one : Introduction to Child Exploitation (12:30-13:30)
  • Module two : Assessing Risk (14:00 - 15:00)
  • Module three : What Works (15:30 - 16:30)
Please ensure you read the Cancellation and Charges section on this page
 
Thursday 16th July:
  • Module one : Introduction to Child Exploitation (12:30-13:30)
  • Module two : Assessing Risk (14:00 - 15:00)
  • Module three : What Works (15:30 - 16:30)
This event has been held
PREVENT
(Level 1)
This resource provides a flexible way of learning more about the Prevent duty and what individuals and organisations in the FE sector need to do. Other education sectors will also find it useful.There are modules for: Practitioners, Support Staff, Leaders and Managers, and Governors and Board members.

Please be aware, this online course is not run by the IOWSCP, therefore if you need assistance in accessing this course, please click here
Online

Safeguarding Issues

Course NameDetailsDates

Learning Workshops

Course NameDetailsDates
 

Training available by other agencies (There may be a charges to attend these courses)

Course NameDetailsDates
Covid-19 e-learning
The Virtual College
Isle of Wight Council training coursesThere are a number of courses available for both the adults and children's workforce. 
Visit the IWC website here
All In Your HeadDomestic abuse and coercive control take cantre stage in a livestream performance of 'All in your head'. 

Women’s experiences of domestic abuse and coercive control will be brought to light in the one-woman
show All In Your Head, a pay what you can, live theatrical experience for audiences across the UK, in the
socially distant setting of YouTube livestream

All In Your Head is based on the real accounts of survivors, sharing their stories while showing that “just
leaving” isn’t as simple as it sounds.

Naomi Sparrow will portray the many subtle and covert ways that mental, emotional, and physical abuse
show up in relationships as she brings the script from internationally-nominated playwright Safaa
Benson-Effiom to life. Wellbeing Practitioner Lou Platt, from I May Destroy You, will also support the
production.

All In Your Head will be performed on Sunday 14th February, at 7pm. Tickets are available on a sliding scale from £0 upwards to ensure everybody who needs to see the show, can.
 
Domestic Abuse
Against Violence and Abuse Charity (VAV)

AVA is an independent charity offering free webinars and online training through Home Office funding. Click on the links for more details about the course and booking information. Please book your space as soon as possible to secure a place as these free spaces will book up quickly as some of the others are fully booked already. 

Safeguarding awareness training for workers who enter people's homes
NSPCC

The NSPCC have temporarily made their paid-for online safeguarding course free in order to keep children safe. 

The 15-minute interactive elearning course will help workers who enter or have access to people’s homes to:

  • recognise the signs of possible child abuse and neglect
  • report concerns either through your work channels, the NSPCC helpline or, if the concern is urgent, the police
  • support those who may have already witnessed signs of child abuse and provide advice.
To access the course visit their website here 
DARE Toolkit
Hampton Trust

Using 25 years of experience of working with domestic abuse perpetrators and incorporated tried and tested approaches, the Hampton Trust have developed a Domestic Abuse Routing Enquiry (DARE) Toolkit. DARE 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. Please see attached details to register your interest for FREE 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.

Did you know?

  • Where a child lives with both parents in the same household, more than 1 in 10 (11%) of children have at least one parent who reports relationship distress.
  • Children living in workless families are 3 times more likely to experience parental conflict that in families where both parents are in work.
  • Children in workless families are almost twice as likely to live with at least one parent reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression. They are also nearly twice as likely to fail to reach expected levels at all stages of their education.

Two leaflets are avaialble on the subject, the first is aimed at professionals looking to find out more information and how they can access free training and the second leaflet provides information and support for families. Further information is also available on the reducing parental conflict webpages for both professionals and families. These pages are being continually updated with information, videos and resources to use as well as information about the training.

9th February 202,- 9.30 to 13.00: Recognising and supporting parents in parental conflict: Applying knowledge, skills and techniques
Click here to book tickets as IWC staff. Click here to book tickets as external staff

10th March 2021,  9.30 to 13.00: Working with parents in conflict: How do I support, refer or intervene?
Click here to book tickets as IWC staff. Click here to book tickets as external staff

DSL Conference

The first virtual DSL Conference was held on the 10th July 2020.

With feedback that led the content of the conference, as well as some important updates from KCSIE and how safeguarding has continued to be a multi-agency priority during the pandemic, it was an informative day and provides a good refresher and introduction to interventions, current and new services.
Access the virutal conference video here

NB: The content of this conference is aimed at DSL’s in educational and early years settings and is not for wider distribution. If you would like to use any of the material please could you request this directly from the appropriate presenter.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training For Designated Safeguarding Leads and their nominated deputies in Early Years Settings, Schools, Colleges and Childminders.
Delegates should be familiar with Keeping Children Safe in Education (2019) and there is an expectation that they have attended a level 2 safeguarding training course/event.
This course is aimed at Designated Safeguarding Leads and their nominated deputies in education settings. It aims to explain the expectations of the role to you and looks at some of the issues you could face whilst practising in this role. The course will also look at how delegates can start preparing their workplace for the safeguarding element of an Ofsted inspection. Visit the IWC website here for details
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 
MARM - Multi-Agency Risk Management  The IOW Safeguarding Adults Board have developed a podcast detailing a brief 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 it on the IOWSAB website.
Hidden Sentence Training
Barnardo's
A  1 day training course for all professionals who work with children and families, including children’s centre workers, social care staff, school staff, play workers, health visitors, family support teams and those working in the Criminal Justice System. This course gives a clear overview of the issues facing the families of prisoners and offenders and provides a range of strategies and resources to help you support them.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the impact of imprisonment on prisoners’ & offenders’ families.    
  • Understand the prison system
  • Understand the support needs of prisoners’ & offenders’ families
  • Critically evaluate the use and importance of knowledge about the needs and wishes of prisoners’ and offenders’ families
  • Understand how to improve the coordination of services to provide more effective support for those affected by the imprisonment or offending of a family member
  • Critically reflect on how to improve own practice in supporting prisoners’ & offenders’ families

For more information and a booking form please contact:  amelia.brennan@barnardos.org.uk
Training course flyer available here

How Do I? Training
Barnardo's

How do I ….? Supporting Children and Families Affected by Key Attachment Figure Offending. 
This new half-day workshop, developed by Barnardo’s, provides a follow-on training to Hidden Sentence and awareness raising workshops and focuses on the practice of supporting children and families affected by a family member offending.

Aimed at frontline staff working directly with children and families, it is a very practical workshop which provides:

  • Guidance on how to assess the needs of children and families affected by key attachment figure offending.
  • Guidance about how to develop support plans that meets the needs of children and families affected by key attachment figure offending.
  • Guidance about how to support children and families: ask the difficult questions, consider safeguarding implications, access the most effective resources, liaise with the appropriate agencies and support parents to talk to their children.

For more information and a booking form please contact:  amelia.brennan@barnardos.org.uk
Training course flyer available here


Targeted Early Help
Barnardo's

Barnardo's provide Targeted Early Help services through a range of parenting courses/workshops for parents/carers. These are held at their centres. If more appropriate, one to one sessions with parents or family in a centre can be held.  Services available can assist with:

  • Building a bond with a baby
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Supporting children's learning through play
  • Developing a child's communication
  • Advice on safety and first aid
  • Advice on smoke free homes
  • Advice on money management
  • Parenting skills for toddlers, pre-school, primary aged children, teenagers
  • Advice on health eating and nutrition
  • Advice and support for children with ADHD
  • Advice and support for children with ASC
Barnardo's Responses for Requests Form is available here

These service offers have been adjusted in light of the Covid19 restrictions.  Please find here their current interim service offer and contact details here

Multi-Agency Forensic CAMHS and Harmful Sexual Behaviours Forum Workshop Suitable for all practitioners and managers of the multi-agency IOW workforce, the open forum is an opportunity for practitioners/managers to consult with the IOW/Hampshire FCAMHS service on a variety of subjects.
These workshops are taking place virtually via Microsoft Teams.
For further information and to attend please contact charlotte.young@iow.gov.uk
Sexual Behaviours:
Traffic Light Tool Training
Brook's nationally recognised Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool training provides a highly visible, multi-agency response that helps professionals identify and respond apppropriately to sexual behaviours. This indepth course aims to:
1. Recognise sexual behaviours and differentiate between those which are developmental/health and those which are unhealthy/harmful.
2. Explore your own values and understand how they impact on decision making
3. Develop a common language around development and unhealthy sexual behaviours