Our Training Programme

COVID-19 Update

Most of our upcoming trainings will be facilitated live online.  Where there are face-to-face sessions scheduled, participants will be sat 2m apart, hand sanitiser will be on each table and anti-bacterial wipes will be available. Please check your booking. 

Click on the links to find out more information about the training courses we currently offer: 

Online Safeguarding Training - Level 1

Understanding Contextual Harm - Level 3

Reflective Supervision for Safeguarding Managers - Level 4

Safer Recruitment

- Level 4

Understanding Impact of Childhood & Adolescent Neglect - Level 3

Introduction to Safeguarding Children - Level 1 (Download)

Preventing

Radicalisation &  Extremism - Level 3

Parental substance misuse workshop

County Lines -

Applied Theatre Play

 

Fabricated & Induced Illness - Level 3

Multi-agency Safeguarding Training - Level 3

Working with families with no recourse to public funds - Level 3

Safeguarding Essentials for Managers - Level 4

Chelsea's Story​ -

Applied Theatre Play

Working with survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - Level 3

Trauma-informed Practice - Level 3

Substance Misuse and Sexual Health Workshop - Level 3

Domestic Abuse and its impact on children -

Level 3

Pre-birth Safeguarding Training - Level 3

Online Level 1 Safeguarding Training

Who? All people working with or who have contact with children and young people

 

Why? To ensure adults are equipped to carry out their safeguarding responsibilities effectively

What? The course is split over two parts: 

Part 1 

Module 1: Safeguarding Children Background and the Law Online - 10 Minutes

Module 2: Child Abuse Awareness Online – 20 Minutes

Module 3: Recognising Abuse and Neglect Online – 30 Minutes

 

Part 2 

Module 4: If You Have Concern Online - 20 minutes

Module 5: Responding to a Disclosure - What You Should Do Online - 20 Minutes

How? The training is online and free.

When? Anytime that suits you!

 

Download:  Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding Children

Who? All people working with or who have contact with children and young people, including volunteers who may come in contact with children, their families or vulnerable adults

 

Why? To ensure adults are equipped to carry out their safeguarding responsibilities effectively

What? A presentation that can be delivered by a Safeguarding Lead or Manager

How? Simply download and use the training 

When? Anytime that suits you!

 
 

Multi-agency Safeguarding Training (Level 3)

Who? Professionals who work directly with children and young people in Lambeth. For example, paediatricians, GPs, youth workers, Early Years workers, residential staff, midwives, school nurses, health visitors, sexual health staff, teachers, probation staff, sports club welfare officers, and those those working with adults in, for example, learning disability, mental health, alcohol and drug misuse services.

Why? To enable delegates to develop knowledge and skills in multi-agency working to safeguard children and promote their welfare.

What? The course will help you develop your understanding of:

  • Relevant legislation, key terms and processes

  • Lambeth Thresholds: Tiers of need, assessment and referral processes 

  • Protocols for information sharing

  • Roles and responsibilities across multi-agency network

  • Learning points from Serious Case and Practice Reviews

  • How to safeguard yourself

How?

Online training: A four and a half hour training, split over two online sessions delivered by an LSCP Trainer and Front-line professionals from Lambeth Children's Social Care. Some independent study necessary.

When online? Session 1: 10am-12:30pm, Session 2: 1:30-3:30pm

Monday, 27 July, Thursday 20 August, Wednesday 9 September, 11 November 

or 9 December 

In-person training: A full day training delivered by an LSCP Trainer and Front-line professionals from Lambeth Children's Social Care.

When in-person? 9:30-4:30pm, Tuesday 20 October 

Understanding Contextual Harm (Level 3)

Who? Professionals who work directly with children and young people in Lambeth - or their parents and carers. 

Why? To give delegates the confidence, knowledge and skills to spot and tackle the signs that a young person may be at risk of harm, including from going missing, and sexual and criminal exploitation.

What? The course will help you develop your understanding of:

  • Relevant legislation, key terms and safeguarding processes

  • How to use the Lambeth Child Sexual Exploitation Matrix

  • The signs that may indicate a young person is at risk of exploitation or going missing

  • How to manage a situation when a child or young person has gone missing from home or care

  • How to manage a disclosure about exploitation

  • The vulnerability indicators for children who are at risk of exploitation 

  • Key lessons from local and national serious case reviews 

  • Who to contact for help and advice if you are worried about a child 

How? A two hour online training delivered by an LSCP Trainer

When? 10am-12pm on Thursday, 17 September; Tuesday 6 October; or Tuesday 10 November

 
 

 

Safeguarding Children At Risk of Extremism and Radicalisation (Level 3) 

Who? Professionals who work directly with children and young people in Lambeth - or their parents and carers. 

Why? To enable delegates to develop the knowledge and confidence to spot and tackle signs that a young person may be at risk of radicalisation and extremism.

What? The course will help you develop your understanding of: 

  • The concepts of “radicalisation”, “extremism” and “extreme views”

  • The Prevent Duty and what this means

  • What CHANNEL is and how to refer cases

  • The signs that may indicate a child is being radicalised

  • How the internet is used as a channel to promote and engage children and in the extreme cases, radicalising them.

  • The vulnerability indicators for children who are at risk of radicalisation

  • Key lessons from local and national cases and serious case reviews 

  • Who to contact for help and advice if you are worried about a child

How? A two hour online training delivered by Lambeth's Prevent Programme Manager and Education Officer

When? 10am-12pm on Tuesday, 15 September or Tuesday, 10 November

 

Safer Recruitment (Level 4​)

Who? Professionals in Lambeth responsible for, or involved in, the recruitment process where the candidates will be working with children. 

Why? To enable delegates to develop the knowledge and confidence to embed safer recruitment practices within their organisations.

What? The course will help you develop your understanding of: 

  • Recent and relevant serious case reviews involving professional perpetrators

  • Safer recruitment and the wider context of safeguarding

  • The prevalence of abuse and profile of abusers

  • How abusers operate within organisations

  • The features of a safer recruitment process

  • How to plan a safer recruitment process 

  • The right decisions for interview and selection

  • How to set establish and maintain a safeguarding culture in your organisation

How? A two hour online training delivered by an accredited Safer Recruitment trainer

When? 10:30-12:30pm, Thursday, 5 November

 
 

Safeguarding Essentials for Managers​ (Level 4)

Who? Professionals who manage staff in services that work directly with children and young people in Lambeth. 

Why? To empower delegates with the knowledge and skills to safely recruit, train and support their staff to ensure that the children and young people they work with are safeguarded. 

What? The course will help you develop your understanding of: 

  • Safer Recruitment

  • Writing and updating Safeguarding Policies

  • How to manage and report allegations against any staff member or volunteer who works with children and young people

  • How to ensure your staff are trained in Safeguarding best practice

How? A two hour online training delivered by the Lambeth Safeguarding Children Training Manager and Lambeth's Designated Safeguarding Officer

When? 10:30am-12:30pm on Thursday, 3 September or Thursday, 22 October

Childhood and

Adolescent Neglect​ (Level 3)

Who? Professionals who work directly with children and young people in Lambeth.

Why? More young people in England aged 11-17 have a Child Protection Plan because of neglect than for any other officially-recognised forms of maltreatment. This multi-disciplinary course offers practitioners an opportunity to explore their role in identifying and intervening when there are concerns about neglect.  

What? By the end of the course, participants will be able to;

  • Identify the signs and indicators of neglect

  • Recognise how values and beliefs may influence working with neglect    

  • Outline current legislation and guidance governing a multi-agency response to neglect    

  • Recognise the potential blocks to effective engagement with families where neglect is a concern        

  • Develop strategies for working in a multi-agency context to achieve positive outcomes for children and families    

  • Identify models of good practice for early intervention to prevent long-term harm to children living with neglectful carers.        

 

How? A full-day training delivered AnnMarie Christian and Anjum Mouj, Independent NSPCC-Accredited Trainers

When? Please check back soon for dates.

 

 

County Lines - Applied Theatre Play

Who? Professionals who work directly with children and young people in Lambeth.

Why? Meet Dex. He’s a nice guy. He’ll offer you money. He’ll offer you drugs. He’ll be generous. He’ll make you feel important. He’ll make you feel part of something. He’ll make your life exciting. He’ll do whatever it takes to get you working for him & his mates… and when you do…

 

Meet Dex. He’s a scary guy. He’ll say you owe him money. He’ll make you deal drugs & move packages. He’ll blackmail you. He’ll be violent. He’ll make you terrified. He’ll threaten your family. He’ll turn your life upside down. He’ll do whatever it takes to keep you working for him & his mates… & he’s good at it!

What?   A theatre play to raise awareness and explore:

  • County Lines - how to recognise the warning signs and how they affect young people

  • The grooming process how it can apply to County Lines

  • The similarities and potential cross-overs between Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) & Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

  • Where to go for help and advice

  • The coercive process that young people may have been on that has resulted in them being criminally exploited – a journey that can all too easily make it seem as though they have ‘made their own choices’.

How? A 50 minute production and an actor led post-show talk

When? 11am-1pm on Tuesday, 24 November

 
 

 

Chelsea's Story - Applied Theatre Play

Who? Parents, carers, teachers, police and other professionals working with children & young people

Why? Chelsea’s Story follows three students who discover the diary of a girl called Chelsea.  Chelsea, a 15 year old girl, who, having fallen out with her family & friends, met a guy called Gary. Gary was kind, understanding, had a nice car, had his own flat and listened to her. Unfortunately, Gary was not all that he seemed to be. Chelsea’s story is played out and  examined by the three students who, along with their teacher, attempt to understand what happened to her.

What?   The play aims to  explore:

  • What makes a healthy relationship

  • Safe internet use and sexting

  • The grooming process, Child Sexual Exploitation & the differing methods that perpetrators can use

  • Where to go for help & advice

  • How to avoid victim blaming

  • The journey that young people may have been on that has resulted in them being exploited – a journey that can all too easily make it seem as though they have ‘made their own choices’ and can leave them not seeing themselves as victims and fighting against any intervention.

How? Production lasting for 60 minutes (including an actor led post-show talk)

When? Please check back soon for dates.

 

 

Trauma-informed Practice for Frontline Practitioners (Level 3)

Who? This course is suitable for any front-line professional or manager of front-line staff working with survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.

Why? Trauma-informed care is increasingly being recognised as the best way to respond to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, but what does this look like in practice? This full day training will look closely at how trauma impacts the body and the brain, and how you can recognise when someone is affected by this. You will learn practical strategies for sensitively responding to and engaging clients, as well as tools to effectively advocate for clients, communicate their risks and needs and improve multi-agency responses.

What? Participants will explore:  

  • Definitions and dynamics of trauma

  • Impacts of trauma on the body and brain

  • Practical tools for trauma informed practice

  • Communicating effectively the risks and needs of service users

  • Challenging difficult and unhelpful responses from other professionals

  • Encouraging professionals to use trauma informed practice

How? A four hour training delivered in two online sessions by Solace Women's Aid

When? Session 1: 10am-12pm, Session 2: 1-3pm

Thursday, 10 September or Tuesday, 17 November 

 

Pre-birth Safeguarding Training​ (Level 3)

Who? Social Workers and Health and other Professionals involved in undertaking pre-birth child and family assessments.

Why? Trauma informed care is increasingly being recognised as the best way to respond to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, but what does this look like in practice? This full day training will look closely at how trauma impacts the body and the brain, and how you can recognise when someone is affected by this. You will learn practical strategies for sensitively responding to and engaging clients, as well as tools to effectively advocate for clients, communicate their risks and needs and improve multi-agency responses.

What? The training is split into two sessions:

 

Morning session - to enable Social Workers to:

  • Understand the criteria and time frame for pre-birth assessment 

  • Confidently approach families with empathy, compassion and creativity - using relationship-based systemic approach within pre-birth assessments

  • Remain balanced in judgment and to fully understand familial strengths and risks

 

Afternoon session - to enable all participants to: 

  • Understand services within Lambeth to support pre-birth assessments and interventions. This includes statutory and voluntary support services

  • Work together in small groups to assess case studies, consider threshold and actions that may be needed with particular situations

  • Consider professionals roles and responsibilities within pre-birth assessments

How? A full-day training for social workers, afternoon for other professionals

When? Please check back soon for dates.

 

 

Fabricated & Induced Illness (Level 3)

Who? Front-line professionals working with children, young people and their families in Lambeth.

Why? Trauma informed care is increasingly being recognised as the best way to respond to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, but what does this look like in practice? This full day training will look closely at how trauma impacts the body and the brain, and how you can recognise when someone is affected by this. You will learn practical strategies for sensitively responding to and engaging clients, as well as tools to effectively advocate for clients, communicate their risks and needs and improve multi-agency responses.

 

What? By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand and apply the new The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health guidelines covering: 

    • Chronic neglect

    • Non-compliance

    • Over-pathologising 

  • Recognise ways that fabricated or induced illness present medically, ​socially, as well as in education and care

  • Identify the impact of fabricated or induced illness on children

  • Develop skills to build positive relationships with families

  • Recognise the health implications of fabricated or induced illness

  • Explore the national guidelines, including case management and impact on practitioners

How? A half-day training 

When? Please check back soon for dates.

 

 

Substance Misuse & Sexual Health Workshop (Level 3​)

Who? Front-line professionals working with children, young people and their families in Lambeth.

Why? The workshop will introduce participants to the Drugs, Alcohol and Sexual Health (DASH) service. Participants gain knowledge about substance misuse, sexual health, as well as DASH's interventions and how to refer cases, promoting cross-agency communication and multi-agency work. 

 

What? By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain current drug and alcohol trends for young people in Lambeth

  • Recognise signs of substance or alcohol misuse in young people using DASH's screening tool

  • Deliver basic drug and alcohol awareness interventions and basic harm reduction advice

  • Explain different contraception options for young people and STI testing

  • Deliver basic health and well-being interventions following the Love Life programme

  • Deliver interventions targeted to increase awareness of healthy relationships and consent

How? A half-day training delivered live, online by the Drugs, Alcohol and Sexual Health (DASH) service

When? 10am-12:30pm on Thursday 17 September, 15 October or

3 December

 

 

Working with Survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)(Level 3)

Who? Front-line professionals working with children, young people and their families in Lambeth.

Why? Delivered by the Africa Advocacy Foundation, this course provides the opportunity for practitioners to develop their awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM) within a child protection framework. The course will examine indicators that a person is at risk and what actions practitioners should take to prevent and intervene where they suspect that female genital mutilation is a concern. It will also raise participants' awareness of legislation (Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003) and national government guidelines. 

 

What? By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain what constitutes FGM

  • Identify who practises FGM globally, nationally and in Lambeth

  • Explore reasons given for performing FGM and the impact it has on individuals

  • Recognise indicators that a woman/girl has had or is at risk of FGM

  • State the mandatory reporting duty that professionals have around FGM

  • Summarise current legislation around FGM

  • Respond appropriately to cases, including referring to the appropriate agencies

How? A half-day training delivered by the Africa Advocacy Foundation

When? 9:30am-12:30pm on Monday, 20 July

How? A two-hour training delivered live, online by the Africa Advocacy Foundation

When? 10:30am-12:30pm on Tuesday, 8 September 

 

 

Working with Families with No Recourse to Public Funds (Level 3​)

Who? Front-line professionals working with children, young people and their families in Lambeth. 

Why?  Delivered by Lambeth Council's No Recourse to Public Funds Team, the sessions will enable participants to better understand the legislation and support available for families who may appear to be destitute (unable to access benefits, including social housing) due to their immigration status.

 

What? By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain the term 'no recourse to public funds', making links to Section 17 of the Children Act 1989

  • Explore differences in immigration legislation (for example, the Human rights Act) and state what these differences mean for families

  • Identify situations where practitioners will need to assess the family's needs, as well as the needs of the children

  • Explore services in Lambeth that are available for children and their families with no recourse to public funds

How? A two and a half hour training delivered online by Lambeth Council's No Recourse to Public Funds Team

When? 10am-12pm on Thursday, 2 July

10am-12:30pm on Wednesday, 11 November

 

 

Reflective Supervision for Safeguarding Managers (Level 4)

Who? Safeguarding Managers and Leaders in Lambeth. 

Why?  To explore experiential, skills-based approaches to encourage reflective thinking in social work.

 

What? Over two days, participants will: 

 

Day 1: 

  • Consider what is meant by ‘reflective supervision’

  • Be introduced to key systemic ideas and concepts that support reflective thinking

  • Reflect on aspects of ‘self’ in order to gain a better understanding on how we position ourselves as supervisors in relation to our supervisees and the work – developing ‘self-reflexivity’

  • Explore the Milan model’s concepts of hypothesising, circularity and curiosity and their applicability to reflective supervision

 

Day 2: 

  • Consider how we encourage ‘relational risk taking’ and ‘relational reflexivity’ in the supervisory context in order to strengthen the supervisory relationship and model relationship-based practice

  • Consider Safe Uncertainty as a framework for supporting reflective practice when considering risk issues

  • Be able to utilise the questioning framework (Interventive Interviewing) in order for supervisors to promote reflexivity and change within the supervisory context.

  • Application of the Domains model in safeguarding settings as a way of integrating reflective thinking within safeguarding processes and responsibilities

How? A two-day training delivered by Collective Space

When? 9:30-4:30pm, 1 and 2 October

 

 

Domestic Abuse and its Impact on Children (Level 3​)

Who? Front-line professionals working with children, young people and their families in Lambeth. 

Why?  Domestic abuse can seriously harm children and young people and witnessing domestic abuse is child abuse.This course will help you examine the ways in which children and young people can experience domestic violence and abuse in the home, including signs to look for. You'll consider appropriate responses and barriers that exist to children and young people accessing support. The toxic and pervasive nature of coercive control will also be explored during this session. Legal definitions and current supporting theory will highlight how coercive control is experienced and perpetrated. Recent case studies will highlight the dangerous and insidious nature of this type of abuse alongside the potential early warning signs.    

 

What? By the end of the session, participants will: 

  • Understand the facts, myths and risk factors of sexual and domestic violence. 

  • Increase their understanding of domestic violence and abuse and its impact on children and young people.  

  • Feel empowered to promote a culture of understanding and empathy across the whole setting or community.  

  • Develop an understanding of the issues that can arise for young people as they begin to engage in intimate relationships

  • Understand the facts, myths and risk factors relating to coercive control. 

  • Be able to address these issues with children and young people and more effectively support children and families.   

How? A two and a half hour online training delivered by Tender

When? 10am-12:30pm on Tuesday 10 September, Tuesday 13 October, Thursday 12 November, or Wednesday 2 December

 

 

Parental Substance Misuse Workshop

Who? Front-line professionals working with children, young people and their families in Lambeth. 

Why?  To increase awareness of parental substance misuse for Social Workers and other professionals supporting families and to promote multi-agency working between Children Social Care, other agencies and the Substance Misuse Team

 

What? By the end of the session, participants will: 

  • Have increased knowledge of drugs & alcohol and their physical and psychological effects    

  • Understand the difference between recreational, social, and binge pattern of use of substances and dependent use

  • Develop an understanding of the difference between detoxification and residential rehabilitation

  • Have an increased awareness of the models of intervention and treatment

How? A one and a half hour online training delivered by a Lambeth Practice Manager

When? 10:30am-12pm on Wednesday, 7 October 7, Wednesday 4 November, or Thursday 10 December 

 
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