Children’s workforce development


Safeguarding children courses

CourseDetails and booking information
Basics in Safeguarding ChildrenAvailable for in-house delivery by Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Please contact NELC People services team to arrange a course.
Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding ChildrenNo dates available currently. Please keep checking for any updates.

This course is available for in-house delivery by Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Please contact NELC People services team to arrange a course.
Level 1 Safeguarding Children RefresherYou must complete Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding Children training, or Level 3 Safeguarding Children.

No multi-agency dates available currently. Please keep checking for any updates.

This course is available for in-house delivery by Designated Safeguarding Leads. Contact NELC People services team to arrange an in-house course if appropriate.
Level 2 Safeguarding ChildrenYou must complete Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding Children training, or Level 3 Safeguarding Children.

Not currently available for booking.
Level 2 Safeguarding Children RefresherYou must have completed Level 2 Safeguarding Children.

Upcoming dates:
Wednesday 10 November 2021 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday 7 December 2021 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Thursday 20 January 2022 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday 8 February 2022 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Wednesday 23 March 2022 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm  

Booking:
NELC employees – Book onto this training via Self-Service on I-Trent
External organisations – Complete the online course booking request and NELC People and Culture colleagues will confirm your booking.
Level 3 Safeguarding ChildrenThis training should be accessed at this time if you are looking to attend the Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding Children training, or if you need refresher training at Level 1.

Booking: Register and complete this training via Safeguarding e-learning courses .
Multi-Agency Practice Month – Safeguarding Children WorkshopsSeries of FREE multi-agency workshops, which have been informed by learning from local safeguarding reviews and will clarify your roles and responsibilities within the safeguarding system.

Book a workshop:
Understanding Thresholds and Significant Harm (V)
Strategy Discussions and Section 47 Enquiries (V)
Child Protection Conferencing (V)
Roles and Responsibilities in Core Groups and Planning for Vulnerable Children (V)

Download the version of the SCP Safeguarding Children training timetable 2021 (PDF, 161KB) , or 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 then you can register your interest and be added to a waiting list.

Safeguarding E-Learning

E-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 between 7-8 hours in total 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 Children Level 1 (Basics – Foundation Training) – suitable for volunteers
  • Safeguarding Everyone Level 1 (Basics – Foundation Training) – suitable for volunteers
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3* (aligns to our SCP Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding Children Training)
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3 Refresher
  • Safeguarding Everyone Level 3*
  • Safeguarding Everyone Level 3 Refresher
  • FGM and Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief (Includes honour based violence, forced marriage and belief in spirit possession)
  • Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Awareness of Forced Marriages
  • Modern Slavery and Trafficking
  • Toxic Trio (Parental Mental Health, Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse)
  • Working with Children with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Keeping Them Safe – Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Gang Related Issues and County Lines
  • E-Safety
  • Supporting Teenagers and Young People (Covers risk of teenage pregnancy, teenage relationship abuse, use of substances etc)
  • Self-Harm
  • Child Poverty

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 605 976 or via customersupport@virtual-college.co.uk. 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)

Learning from Serious Case Reviews training is available for you to access for free directly from the Virtual College website. You will be asked to add this to your basket and enter your details, but you will not be charged for completing this training it is a free course. Just make sure you change the box to ‘1’ for the quantity before you proceed.

Harmful sexualised behaviour

This workshop will look at the NELC strategy for identifying and responding to sexualised behaviour. By the end of the workshop you will have an awareness of:

  • What harmful sexualised behaviour is
  • Understanding the traffic light tool to assess safe, potentially unsafe and unsafe sexual behaviour
  • What referral routes there are for support
  • Basic understanding of assessment and intervention of harmful sexualised behaviour
  • Understand the process from referral to outcome
  • Understand your responsibility as the referrer

Upcoming dates

Tuesday 1 February 2022 from 9:30am to 11:30am

Thursday 28 April 2022 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Booking

NELC employees

Book onto this training via Self-Service on I-Trent

External organisations

Complete the online course booking request and NELC People and Culture colleagues will confirm your booking.

Child Exploitation

This course is open to all those working with children, young people and families where criminal and sexual exploitation may be an issue.

Pre-Requisite: NEL SCP Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding Children training

Please note if you have previously completed the NEL SCP Level 2 Child Sexual Exploitation training, it is advisable to complete this new training, as CSE referral pathways have changed and Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) and referral pathways have now been developed too.

Cost: £40 per person

Learning objectives

  • To understand Child Sexual Exploitation and the journey to date.
  • To understand Child Criminal Exploitation identifying children and young people who are subjected to this as victims of abuse
  • To understand signs, symptoms and vulnerabilities of child exploitation.
  • Understand the grooming process for both CSE/CCE and the differences of the two including county lines model.
  • Understand safeguarding mechanism in place to support CSE/CCE.
  • An introduction into contextualised safeguarding and the theory behind it.
  • A better understanding of Modern Day Slavery and Trafficking and how theses are applied to Child Exploitation
  • Introduce screening tools and assessments as required.

Upcoming dates

The course is delivered over 3 sessions:

Wednesday 12, Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 26 January 2022 from 9:30am to 12:30pm

Wednesday 9, Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 23 March 2022 from 9:30am to 12:30pm

Booking

NELC employees

Book onto this training via Self-Service on I-Trent

External organisations

Complete the online course booking request and NELC People and Culture colleagues will confirm your booking.

Neglect awareness

Neglect Awareness dates to be arranged. Please keep checking for any updates.

Available for in-house delivery by Designated Safeguarding Leads. Contact NELC People Services team to arrange an in- house course.

Booking

NELC employees

Book onto this training via Self-Service on I-Trent

External organisations

Complete the online course booking request and NELC People and Culture colleagues will confirm your booking.

Graded Care Profile V2

GCP 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.  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

GCP V2 Peer Support Groups

Peer support workshops are aimed at supporting professionals who are trained in completion of the GCP V2 tool.  The length of the workshops will be 1.5 hours and will vary in location in order for all professionals and their line managers to be able to access them with ease.

The aim of the workshops is to:

  • Support professionals already trained in the GCP V2
  • Enable group discussions around what’s working well and any worries professionals have
  • Share good case examples where the tool has made a difference to families
  • Explore areas where professionals are stuck and look at solution together
  • Support professionals who have not yet completed the GCP V2 tool since training but would like to build their confidence
  • Provide peer support to less confident colleagues who have not yet completed a GCP and offer ideas as to how to approach to tool
  • Explore any barriers experienced in completion of the tool
  • Tips on how to write a GCP V2 report
  • For line managers of those completing the GCP V2 tool, to build confidence in supporting their practitioners with this

The session will be around:

  • Welcome
  • Identifying what we want to achieve from the session.
  • Using case examples we will look to map any worries and barriers, what’s worked well and why, solutions and ideas.
  • Providing peer support through coaching on the use of the tool
  • Provide peer support through ongoing mentoring on use of the tool.

Please bring anonymised case examples to the session, as this is a confidential and safe space to discuss cases.

Booking

NELC employees

Book onto this training via Self-Service on I-Trent

External organisations

Complete the online course booking request and NELC People and Culture colleagues will confirm your booking.

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.

For more information and to book a workshop please view:

Booking

NELC employees

Book onto this training via Self-Service on I-Trent

External organisations

Complete the online course booking request and NELC People and Culture colleagues will confirm your booking.

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.

Upcoming dates

Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 February 2022 from 9:30am to 4:30pm at Grimsby Town Hall

Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 March 2022 from 9:30am to 4:30pm at Grimsby Town Hall

Booking

NELC employees

Book onto this training via Self-Service on I-Trent

External organisations

Complete the online course booking request and NELC People and Culture colleagues will confirm your booking.

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 Development Effective Relationships training course.

North East Lincolnshire Council we are working towards embedding the restorative approach through everything we do. Leaders and managers have undertaken a programme with action learning inbetween sessions, aiming to build a collaborative professional forum to:

  • Explore, validate and challenge existing leadership practices
  • Support the application of new learning in day to day practice
  • Encourage self-reflection and sharing of learning with action research

Upcoming dates

Tuesday 30 November 2021 from 9:30am to 1:30pm

Thursday 20 January 2022 from 9:30am to 1:30am

Tuesday 22 February 2022 from 9:30am to 1:30am

Thursday 24 March 2022 from 9:30am to 1:30pm

Booking

NELC employees

Book onto this training via Self-Service on I-Trent

External organisations

Complete the online course booking request and NELC People and Culture colleagues will confirm your booking.

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

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.

Upcoming dates

Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 December 2021 from 9am to 1pm (both days)

Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 February 2022 from 9am to 1am (both days)

Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 April 2022 from 9am to 1am (both days)

Booking

Complete the online course booking request and NELC People and Culture colleagues will confirm your booking.

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.

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.

Role of the safeguarding trainer (PDF, 91KB)  

Safeguarding trainer skills and experience form (PDF, 75KB)

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 wish to discuss whether you would be suitable for this role or if you need any further information, please contact Emma Wragg on Tel: 01472 325531.

Booking

NELC employees

Book onto this training via Self-Service on I-Trent

External organisations

Complete the online course booking request and NELC People and Culture colleagues will confirm your booking.

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)

Booking

NELC employees

Book onto this training via Self-Service on I-Trent

External organisations

Complete the online course booking request and NELC People and Culture colleagues will confirm your booking.

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 .

Perinatal Mental Health Awareness training

Perinatal mental health problems are illnesses that are specifically linked to pregnancy, birth and up to a year afterwards. This includes conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and psychosis which are known to affect at least 10% of mums.

View the Perinatal Mental Health training poster (PDF, 322KB) for more information.

Booking

NELC employees

Book onto this training via Self-Service on I-Trent

External organisations

Complete the online course booking request and NELC People and Culture colleagues will confirm your booking.

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
  • Cyberbulying

Each module takes between 30 – 45 minutes to complete.


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