Children’s workforce development


Available courses


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: Dates to be confirmed

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 .

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 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)
  • 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 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 – all course will be face to face at Grimsby Town Hall unless stated otherwise

Tuesday 5th July 2022 09:30 to 11:30

Wednesday 14th September 2022 10:00 to 12:00

Tuesday 8th November 2022 13:30 to 15:30

Tuesday 17th January 2023 09:30 to 11:30

Wednesday 15th March 2023 14:00 to 16:00

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 – all course will be face to face at Grimsby Town Hall unless stated otherwise

The course is delivered over 2 sessions:

Thursday 16th June 2022 09:30 to 16:30 and Tuesday 21st June 2022 09:30 to 12:30

Monday 12th September 2022 09:30 to16:30 and Friday 23rd September 2022 09:30 to 12:30

Wednesday 9th November 2022 09:30 to 16:30 and Thursday 17th November 2022 09:30 to 12:30

Wednesday 11th January 2023 09:30 to 16:30 and Tuesday 17th January 2023 09:30 to 12:30

Tuesday 14th March 2023 09:30 – 16:30 and Wednesday 22nd March 2023 09:30 to 12:30

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 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

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 onto a workshop please click the link next to How to Book.

Course: Domestic Abuse Awareness Part 1 – What is Domestic Abuse?

Date:  Tuesday 5 July 2022
Time:  6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Method of Delivery:  Online via Zoom
How to Book: Eventbrite booking link to SCP Level 1 Domestic Abuse Awareness Part 1

Date:  Tuesday 20 September 2022
Time:  9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Method of Delivery:  Online via Zoom
How to Book: Eventbrite booking link to SCP Level 1 Domestic Abuse Awareness Part 1

Date:  Monday 5 December 2022
Time:  1.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Method of Delivery:  Face to face only at Grimsby Town Hall
How to Book: Eventbrite booking link to SCP Level 1 Domestic Abuse Awareness Part 1

Course: Domestic Abuse Awareness – Part 2 – Practitioner Updates

Date: Monday 11 July 2022 Time: 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Method of Delivery: Online via Zoom
How to Book: Eventbrite booking link for SCP Level 1 Domestic Abuse Awareness Part 2 – Practitioner Update

Date: Monday 26 September 2022
Time: 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Method of Delivery:  Face to Face only at Grimsby Town Hall
How to Book: Eventbrite booking link for SCP Level 1 Domestic Abuse Awareness Part 2 – Practitioner Update

Date: Tuesday 13 December 2022
Time: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Method of Delivery: Online via Zoom
How to Book: Eventbrite booking link for SCP Level 1 Domestic Abuse Awareness Part 2 – Practitioner Update

Course: Coercive Control    

Date: Tuesday 11 October 2022
Time: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Method of Delivery: Face to face only at Grimsby Town Hall
How to Book: Eventbrite booking link for SCP Coercive Control Workshop  

Date: Monday 7 November 2022
Time: 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Method of Delivery: Online via Zoom
How to Book: Eventbrite booking link for SCP Coercive Control Workshop  

Course: Domestic Abuse from a Child’s Perspective

Date: Monday 27 June 2022
Time: 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Method of Delivery: Face to face only at Grimsby Town Hall
How to Book: Eventbrite booking link for SCP Domestic Abuse form a Childs perspective workshop

Date: Tuesday 18 October 2022
Time: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Method of Delivery: Online via Zoom
How to Book: Eventbrite booking link for SCP Domestic Abuse form a Childs perspective workshop

Date: Tuesday 29 November 2022
Time: 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Method of Delivery: Online via Zoom
How to Book: Eventbrite booking link for SCP Domestic Abuse form a Childs perspective workshop

Course: DASH and How to Assess Risk

Date: Friday 8 July 2022
Time: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Method of Delivery: Face to face only at Grimsby Town Hall
How to Book: Eventbrite booking link for SCP DASH and how to assess risk workshop

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022
Time: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Method of Delivery: Face to face only at Grimsby Town Hall
How to Book: Eventbrite booking link for SCP DASH and how to assess risk workshop

Course: Domestic Abuse and Online Safety

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022
Time: 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Method of Delivery: Face to face only at Grimsby Town Hall
How to Book: Eventbrite booking link for SCP Domestic Abuse and Online Safety Workshop

Date: Friday 25 November 2022
Time: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Method of Delivery: Face to face only at Grimsby Town Hall
How to Book:  Eventbrite booking link for SCP Domestic Abuse and Online Safety Workshop

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 and the Young Offending and Youth Based 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:

Wednesday 15th June 2022: 13:00 – 15:00

Thursday 7th July 2022: 09:30 – 11:00

Monday 18th July 2022: 13:30 – 15:00

Friday 5th August 2022: 09:30 – 11:00

Wednesday 7th September 2022: 09:30 – 11:00

Tuesday 20th September 2022: 18:00 – 19:30

Thursday 6th October 2022: 13:30 – 15:00

Booking:

Booking is via Eventbrite only.  Please click the link below to book your place.  You will receive the Teams link at the point of booking on Eventbrite.

Eventbrite Booking link

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 – new dates to be arranged

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 Developing Effective Relationships using restorative principles training course.

Developing Effective Relationships Using Restorative Principles

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 in between 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: All taking place from 09:30 – 13:00 at the Doughty Learning Centre

Tuesday 12th July 2022

Thursday 15th September 2022

Tuesday 22nd November 2022

Thursday 19th January 2023

Tuesday 14th March 2023

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

(subject to change due to Covid restrictions in place at the venue)

Tuesday 28th June 2022 from 09:00 to 16:30 Online via Microsoft Teams

Wednesday 10th August 2022 from 09:00 to 16:30 at Nunthorpe Family Hub

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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