Children’s Workforce Development


Our new Children and Families Learning Zone has now been launched! Hosted by North East Lincolnshire Council, this platform is the place to go to book onto our Safeguarding Children Partnership training events. You’ll be able to book directly onto workshops via the self-service function, find courses that interest you and book a place.  You’ll also have access to certificates from your very own learning account.

Access the Children and Families Learning Zone.

If you have not already registered on the Learning Zone, please do so now. You will only need to do this once and you can then book onto any of our courses for 2023.

The Guide to the Children and Families Learning Zone is a step by step guide to all functions of the Learning Zone including registering on the site (the guide includes access key details) and booking onto courses, so please use this to help you.

Download the Children and Families Learning Zone Guide (PDF, 2MB) .

For the safeguarding online (e-learning), you can continue to access this either via this page or from within the Learning Zone itself.

NEL SCP Training Strategy and Plan 2023 to 2025

https://www.safernel.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Training-Strategy-21.08.23-FINAL.pdf

The purpose of this strategy is to provide a framework for the provision of multi-agency safeguarding training, which is based on an assessment of local need and is informed by learning from national and local research and learning from practice, including safeguarding reviews.


Safeguarding Children Courses

CourseDetails and booking information
Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding ChildrenThis course should also be accessed when it is time for you to refresh your training at this level.

This course is also available for in-house delivery by Designated Safeguarding Leads. Please contact socialworkacademy@nelincs.gov.uk to arrange a course.

Available dates – all will take place at Grimsby Town Hall, 9.30am – 1.30pm:



Cost: £30 per person
Level 2 Safeguarding ChildrenYou must have previously completed Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding Children training.

This course should also be accessed when it is time for you to refresh your training at this level.

Available dates – all will take place at Grimsby Town Hall, 9.30am to 4.30pm:


Cost: £40 per person

View the SCP Safeguarding Children Training Offer 2021 to 2022 (PDF, 114KB) .

Cancellation policy

A charge of £100 per person will be made to agencies when participants do not attend or give less than 7 calendar days notice of cancellation.

Register interest in a course

If the course you would like to attend is not available at the moment, you can add your name to a waiting list for that course via the Children and Families Learning Zone (just click on the logo at the top of the page).

NELC staff and maintained schools should book via Academy-NEL.

Safeguarding Online Learning

Online learning courses are currently free of charge to all people working with or providing services to children, families and vulnerable adults. Licences are limited so please ensure you only select and complete one course at a time. Although courses are free to access, they must be completed within 21 days, otherwise a £50 non-completion charge per person per course will be applied.

You should allow up to 5 hours maximum to complete some of the courses. You can save the training you have completed and return to it at another time too. There is a short test at the end of the course, which you need to pass to complete the training.

Choose from the following:

  • Safeguarding Everyone Level 1 (Basics – Foundation Training) – suitable for volunteers (allow 30 mins – 1 hr)
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3* (aligns to our SCP Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding Children Training (allow 2 – 3 hrs) – DSL’s in Schools/Academies – Please access the school specific DSL training instead of this Level 3 Safeguarding course
  • FGM and Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief (Includes honour based violence, forced marriage and belief in spirit possession) (allow 3 – 4 hrs)
  • Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse (allow 1 – 2 hrs)
  • Awareness of Forced Marriages (allow 2 – 3 hrs)
  • Modern Slavery and Trafficking (allow 3 – 4 hrs)
  • Toxic Trio (Parental Mental Health, Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse) (allow 2 – 3 hrs)
  • Working with Children with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (allow 4 -5 hrs)
  • Safer Recruitment (allow 2 hrs)
  • Keeping Them Safe – Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation (for parents and carers) (allow 20 – 30 mins)
  • Gang Related Issues and County Lines (allow 1 – 2 hrs)
  • E-Safety (allow 4 – 5 hrs)
  • Supporting Teenagers and Young People (Covers risk of teenage pregnancy, teenage relationship abuse, use of substances etc) (allow 3 – 4 hrs)
  • Child Poverty (allow 1 – 2 hrs)
  • Attachment Theory (allow 1 – 2 hrs)
  • Early Child Development – Foundation (allow 1 – 2 hrs)
  • Child Sexual Exploitation (allow 1 – 2 hrs)
  • Safer Sleeping for Babies (allow 1 – 2 hrs)
  • Self Harm (allow 1 – 2 hrs)
  • Suicidal Thoughts (allow 1 – 2 hrs)
  • Understanding Young Minds (allow 1 hr)
  • Learning from Serious Case Reviews – Levels 1 – 4 (allow 1 hr)
  • Understanding Animal Welfare in Violent Homes (allow 1 hr)

How to register for a course

Using the register to e-learning button you’ll be asked to create an account. Enter your details and choose a group to join. You will be sent a welcome email from Virtual College with your login details and a link to access the courses. When you first login, you will be prompted to set your own password.

For learning support please contact customer support directly on Tel: 01943 885 085 or visit virtualcollege@netexlearning.com You can find out information about all the listed courses, and courses available for you to pay for by visiting the Virtual College website.

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 242KB)

SCP Neglect Training Sessions

We are pleased to advise that the SCP Neglect Training is now available to book onto. Please refer to the dates below. Bookings for these sessions are via Emma Wragg, Learning and Development Advisor, Safeguarding. Please email emma.wragg@nelincs.gov.uk with your preferred date. A booking confirmation email and link to the event (where a virtual training session will be held) will be sent to you. If no places are available, another date will be offered to you.

There are other session being held virtually (Microsoft Teams):

13th June 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

14th June 2024 at 09:00 – 12:00

14th June 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

24th June 2024 at 09:00 – 12:00

24th June 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

25th June 2024 at 09:00 – 12:00

25th June 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

27th June 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

16th July 2024 at 09:00 – 12:00

16th July 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

17th July 2024 at 09:00 – 12:00

17th July 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

22nd July 2024 at 09:00 – 12:00

22nd July 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

24th July 2024 at 09:00 – 12:00

24th July 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

29th July 2024 at 09:00 – 12:00

29th July 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

31st July 2024 at 09:00 – 12:00

31st July 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

14th August 2024 at 09:00 – 12:00

14th August 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

16th August 2024 at 09:00 – 12:00

16th August 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

20th August 2024 at 09:00 – 12:00

20th August 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

21st August 2024 at 09:00 – 12:00

21st August 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

28th August 2024 at 09:00 – 12:00

28th August 2024 at 13:00 – 16:00

Strategy Discussion Training

This course will provide you with an understanding of the purpose of a strategy discussion, discuss significant harm and what should be included in a strategy discussion referral.  You will find out about the role of the Chair and gain an understanding of the practical application of consent.  You will consider information sharing, decision-making, planning and priority actions and your role within the strategy discussion itself.

Available dates – all courses will take place from 9.30am to 14.30pm at Grimsby Town Hall:

Booking:

Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Tuesday 12th November 2024

Thursday 13th February 2025

Booking is via the Children and Families Learning Zone (just click on the logo at the top of the page).

NELC staff and maintained schools should book via Academy-NEL.

Harmful Sexualised Behaviour Awareness

This course is an awareness raising workshop which will give you an understanding of what harmful sexualised behaviour is, and ow to use the traffic light tool to assess safe, potentially unsafe and unsafe sexual behaviour. You will learn what referral routes are there for support, gain a basic understanding of assessment and intervention of HSB, an understanding of the referral process and your responsibility as a referrer.

Available dates – all courses will be held at Grimsby Town Hall:

Booking:

Booking is via the Children and Families Learning Zone (just click on the logo at the top of the page).

NELC staff and maintained schools should book via Academy-NEL.

Level 2 Child Exploitation Training

On this course, you will gain an understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation and the journey to date, understand Child Criminal Exploitation, identifying children and young people who are subjected to this as victims of abuse.  You will learn the signs and symptoms and vulnerabilities of child exploitation and understand the grooming process for both CSE/CCE and the differences between the two, including the County Lines model.

Pre-Requisite: SCP Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding Children

Cost: £40 per person (non-NELC staff)

Available dates – all courses will take place from 9.30am to 4.30pm at Grimsby Town Hall:

Booking:

Booking is via the Children and Families Learning Zone (just click on the logo at the top of the page).

NELC staff and maintained schools should book via Academy-NEL

Graded Care Profile V2 Training

Learn all about the Graded Care Profile 2 and how it can be effectively used to provide an analysis of care when working with cases of neglect from identifying early stages of concern and throughout the threshold of need.  During the course, delegates will be introduced to the Graded Care Profile 2, learn how to complete this; know how to record observations; learn how to score the GCP2 and become licenced to use this in their work.

Aims/objectives of the course are as follows:

  • Introduce the GCP2
  • Know how to complete the GCP2
  • Know how to record your observations
  • How to score the GCP2
  • Become licensed to use the GCP2

Pre-Requisites: SCP Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding Children training.

Booking:

This course is not running currently but please add your name to the waiting list via the Children and Families Learning Zone. 

NELC staff and maintained schools should book via Academy-NEL

Domestic Abuse Workshops

A series of FREE workshops to support and ensure practitioners and managers have the required knowledge, skills and confidence to work with children and families where domestic abuse is a factor.

To find out more about this training and to book a place, please click on the Learning Zone logo at the top of this page.  If you are not already registered on the Learning Zone, you will need to do this first of all.  Please refer to the User Guide to help you:  Children and Families Learning Zone (PDF, 2MB)

Course: Coercive Control

Course: Domestic Abuse from A Child’s Perspective

Tuesday 11th June 2024 – 09:30am – 12:45pm

Course: DASH and How to Assess Risk

Thursday 20th June 2024 – 13:30pm – 16:30pm

Course: Domestic Abuse and Online Safety

Tuesday 9th July 2024 – 09:30am – 12:30pm

Course: Domestic Abuse Awareness – Part 1

Course: Domestic Abuse Awareness – Part 2: Practitioner Updates

Heads Up: Substance Use and Minimising Harm to Children and Young People

This short training event will raise awareness of the different drug categories and how to manage a young person if they are under the influence.  This training is open to all those working in a voluntary or paid capacity with children, young people and their families and is free of charge to attend.  The course will be facilitated by We Are With You, Young and Safe, Youth Justice Board and Children’s Services, North East Lincolnshire Council.

All events will be held online via Teams

The training covers the following:

  • Approaches/attitudes to substance use
  • Different drug categories
  • Trends in North East Lincolnshire
  • Harm reduction advice
  • How to manage a young person if they are under the influence

The training will also provide you with useful websites and telephone numbers.

Upcoming dates:

Booking:

Booking is via the Children and Families Learning Zone (just click on the logo at the top of the page)

NELC staff and maintained schools should book via Academy-NEL

Grimsby Dad’s Collective: Embedding Father Inclusive Practice in Grimsby

This half day interactive training course is an opportunity to learn more about how father-inclusive approaches can support fathers.

Organised by YMCA Humber, the workshop will provide a space for reflection on your current practice and an opportunity to learn more about how father-inclusive approaches can support fathers and contribute to better family outcomes.

The training is completely free and aimed at any professionals working with families in Grimsby. It will give you the chance to:

– Understand the unconscious biases around working with mothers and fathers

- Build knowledge of the latest research around fatherhood

- Reflect on how you and your service works with dads

– Identify changes that you can make in your day-to-day work to promote father-inclusion

This is part of the work of the Grimsby Dads Collective and Following Young Fathers Further – a partnership between University of Lincoln, Together for Childhood, Coram Family and Childcare and YMCA Humber, funded by UK Research and Innovation.

Courses will take place from 9.30 am – 1.00 pm at YMCA Humber, Grimsby

Booking:

Book your place by clicking on one of the links below, for the date you require:

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Any queries about this course, please email Debbie.taylor@ymca-humber.com

Sharing the Science Training

This training is part of our Together for Childhood Workforce Development offer. 

Research has shown that the British public has a limited understanding of child development. This limits people’s ability to understand how family life can be improved and how abuse and neglect can be prevented. If people do understand child development and how it can be derailed by abuse, they quickly see how the work undertaken by services that support families can help to get a child back on track.

This introductory training sets out 6 tested metaphors we can use to explain early child development, using a shared language across professional disciplines, that is easily understood by families and the community. These 6 metaphors have been found to help people understand key concepts of child brain development and to be memorable over time and easy to repeat. Using these metaphors can boost our understanding of child development and child abuse, and increase support for ensuring children and young people have healthy development and grow up in supportive and loving families and communities. 

Course Dates Available:

The below courses will be held face-to-face from 9.30am to 4.00pm at Grimsby Town Hall

Wednesday 18th September 2024 – 9.30 am – 4.00 pm

Thursday 21st November 2024 – 9.30 am – 4.00 pm

The below courses will be held face-to-face from 9.30am to 4.00pm at Grimsby Town Hall

Monday 17th July 2024 – 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (This session is for Community Group from the Est & West Marsh of Grimsby Only).

Booking:

Book via the Children and Families Learning Zone (just click on the logo at the top of the page).

NELC staff and maintained schools should book via Academy-NEL

Signs of safety

Signs of Safety: Introductory Video/session

Signs of Safety is an integrated framework for working with children and families, to identify strengths and areas of concern. This introductory video based training will provide you with a basic awareness of the Signs of Safety framework and is a stand-alone course, as well as a pre-requisite to booking onto the Signs of Safety 2-day face to face training.

This training is free of charge and will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Upon completion, please fill in the evaluation form, to record your completion and to ensure you are eligible to access the next level of training, should this be appropriate for you.

Evaluation form

Signs of Safety 2 Day Training

This is a method of safety planning with children and families, which uses a common language and is solution focused and encourages workers to assist families in taking responsibility for resolving issues and keeping their children safe. You must have watched the Signs of Safety Introduction view before booking this course.

This training is currently on hold with a plan to re-launch from August 2023 onwards. Dates will be advertised as soon as they are available.

Introduction to Developing Effective Relationships

This introductory training is available via a workbook for you to read and it will:

  • Introduce you to some of the principles of restorative practice and explain why it is important
  • Introduce some of the ways you can start to develop effective relationships
  • Suggest some ways to use a restorative approach to resolve conflict
  • Offer some links to other resources you can look at

Workbook: Introduction to Developing and Building Relationships (PDF, 1MB)

After reading the workbook, if you would like to learn more and connect with others who are striving to be more restorative in their relationships, please book onto a FREE Developing Effective Relationships using restorative principles training course.

Developing Effective Relationships Using Restorative Principles

Delegates will:

  • Explore the factors that influence relationships
  • Understand the dynamics in relationships and the role of effective support and challenge
  • Explore how to create and maintain positive and respectful connections
  • Understand the role of fair process decision making in the context of constructive relationships
  • Explore the use of language and how it can impact on relationships

Available dates – all taking place from 9.30am to 1.00pm at the Doughty Learning Centre:

Booking:

Booking is via the Children and Families Learning Zone (just click on the logo at the top of the page).

NELC staff and maintained schools should book via Academy-NEL

More resources are available on the Restorative Foundation website if you would like to read further into restorative practice and principles.

Restorative Practice – Overview (PDF, 121KB)  

Restorative Practice – Theoretical Perspective (PDF, 66KB)

Being Restorative – A Practical Overview (PDF, 7MB)

Relationship Matters training – Reducing Parental Conflict

This training is available as part of the Together for Children workforce development offer.

Some level of arguing and conflict between parents is often a normal part of everyday life. However, there is strong evidence to show how inter-parental conflict that is frequent, intense and poorly resolved can have a significant negative impact on children’s mental health and long-term life chances. This training is designed to build awareness of the impact of parental conflict on children. It will give practitioners the skills to help families to identify the conflict and understand their behaviours, giving practitioners the tools to be able to encourage behaviour change in parents to improve outcomes for children. The training supports anyone working with families to develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to reduce conflict and drive more positive outcomes.

This FREE training is aimed at any practitioner that comes into contact regularly with children and families.

Available dates – the following courses will take place at the Grimsby Town Hall from 9.30am to 4.30pm:

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Friday 28th June 2024

Monday 29th July 2024

Tuesday 20th August 2024

Wednesday 25th September 2024

Thursday 17th October 2024

Friday 22nd November 2024

Monday 16th December 2024

Booking:

Booking is via the Children and Families Learning Zone (just click on the logo at the top of the page).

NELC staff and maintained schools should book via Academy-NEL

Prevent Training

We recommend the Home Office training packages which are free of charge and can be accessed online.

Prevent Awareness

This is the entry level training course which will help you to identify signs of radicalisation and understand how to report concerns appropriately.

Prevent Referrals

This training is for anyone who has completed the above Prevent awareness eLearning or a Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) course, and so already has an understanding of Prevent and of their role in safeguarding vulnerable people.
It is aimed at anyone who may be in a position to notice signs of vulnerability to radicalisation, introduces the NOTICE-CHECK-SHARE procedure, and shares best practice on how to articulate concerns about an individual. It also advises line managers who receive referrals on how to respond, whether that be establishing more context, or reaching out to partner agencies for support.

Channel Awareness

This training package is for anyone who may be asked to contribute to, sit on, chair a Channel Panel or simply find out more about what Channel panels are. It is aimed at all levels, from a professional asked to input and attend for the first time, to a member of staff new to their role and organising a panel meeting. It also covers information sharing including how, when and with whom to share information on a Channel case.

Emotional Health and wellbeing training

When working with children and young people, it’s also important to look after your own mental health, and that of your colleagues and staff. Our adult focussed courses will give you the skills and knowledge to do this. These include:

  • Emotional Resilience
  • Stress Awareness Workshop for Managers and Supervisors
  • Mental Health First Aid Awareness (1/2 day)
  • Mental Health First Aid (2 day)

The courses below are designed to enable you to support the children and young people with their own mental and emotional wellbeing:

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Awareness (1/2 day)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (2 day)

For more information or for bookings, you can contact the Healthy Places Team on 01472 325500 or healthyplaces@nelincs.gov.uk

For additional training for schools, to support in relationships and sex education, health education and statutory guidance visit the Together for All Website .

Anti-bullying Alliance

As part of the Anti-bullying Alliance All Together programme a suite of free online training for anyone that works with children and young people has been developed. The programme was particularly developed to reduce levels of bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs but applies to all children.

Modules

  • What is bullying?
  • Bullying and the law
  • Bullying and SEN/Disability
  • 10 principles to reduce bullying
  • Preventing bullying
  • Responding to bullying
  • Cyberbullying

Each module takes between 30 – 45 minutes to complete.

Training for Trainers’ Events

We are looking to increase the number of in-house trainers who would be able to deliver/facilitate ‘Basics In Safeguarding Children’ and ‘Introduction to Safeguarding Children Level 1’. Safeguarding Children training events within their own settings and also to be able to co-facilitate other themed level 2 safeguarding events.

Please note that should you be approved as a Safeguarding Children Trainer, you will be required to attend the Training for Trainers Event, at no cost to your organisation.

If you would like to discuss this further, please contact Emma Wragg on Tel: 01472 325531.

Children’s Workforce Capabilities Framework

As part of the Council’s Creating Strong Communities Programme there was a recognition that its implementation would require a different way of working within the Council as well as with partners and the local community.

To support this requirement a framework has been development to define the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for anyone who works, volunteers or leads work with children, young people and families.

Children’s Workforce Professional Capabilities Framework (PDF, 1MB)


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