Safeguarding children – For childminders and assistants

Saturday 22 February 2020

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About the course

We know that safeguarding children must be at the heart of everything we do, yet keeping abreast of the changing child protection landscape can be a challenge.

The implementation of ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018’, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019’ and Ofsted’s ‘Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years, Education and Skills Settings 2019’ as well as the launch of local and national safeguarding children initiatives means that you probably need to update your safeguarding children knowledge.

Just like all of the early years providers, Childminders are expected to be clear about what safeguarding means in practice and provide evidence of how you create and sustain a culture of vigilance where children’s welfare is actively promoted.

Come along to the session to find out more about:

  • Statutory guidance and local updates
  • How to evidence successful signs of safeguarding
  • New and emerging child protection risks
  • The future focus of Ofsted inspections.

Keeping Children Safe

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

About the course

This course provides an overview of the current safeguarding system (including local and national guidance and data) and explores the difference between safeguarding children and child protection. It provides up to date, practical information to enable you to create and sustain safer environments for children and your workforce.

This workshop aims to promote professional resilience, confidence and competence when working with vulnerable children and their families and assist in the delivery of Croydon’s early help strategy, including references to key local guidance and resources. Participants are given tools to be able to recognise some of the key signs and risk indicators of child abuse and opportunities to explore what to do if you have child protection concerns, including who to refer to and how.

More information

• The course runs from 9.30am – 2.30pm at CVA Resource Centre, CR0 2TB
• Nearest Tram – West Croydon
• Nearest Train – West Croydon
• Buses – 60, 64, 109, 198, 250 & 289
• Parking – Very restricted but there are a few pay and display spaces nearby

Safeguarding children – For Early Years Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputies

Friday 28 February 2020

About the course

This masterclass has been designed in line with the Department of Education’s ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019’ and will give delegates the information they need to comply with relevant statutory guidance in relation to early years provision.

Safe recruitment and selection processes are essential if settings, organisations and institutions are to attract the best staff and deter and reject those who may pose a risk to children or who are unsuitable to work with them. This masterclass provides opportunities to discuss the importance of safer recruitment in the wider context of safeguarding and promotes safer recruitment practice.

Keeping children safe in education (2019) lays out the responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead. This masterclass will provide Designated Safeguarding Leads with clarity about what the task involves and support in implementing systems that safeguard children.

Participants will have opportunities to examine how to continually assess the ‘suitability’ of staff, volunteers and students and how to challenge and improve poor, unsafe recruitment processes. All of those involved in working with children should have access to advice and support from peers, managers, or named and designated professionals (Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018). This course will help you and your frontline managers to create and sustain an effective supportive supervisory framework.

More information

• The course runs from 9.30am – 2.30pm at Ashburton Hall, CR0 6NN
• Nearest Tram – Woodside
• Nearest Train – East Croydon
• Buses – 130, 289 & 312
• Parking – Available via Tenterden Road entrance

working with children subject to child protection plans

Thursday 5 March 2020

About the course

Working with children who are ‘at risk of significant harm’ and have allocated social workers can be complex and demanding. This course looks closely at caring for children who are subject to child protection procedures and focuses on the essential skills required to successfully collaborate and engage with children and their families in an attempt to encourage partnership working and multi-agency decision making.

The programme includes an examination of the child protection case conference process (using the strengthening families’ model) and equips delegates with the skills required to actively participate in discussions and planning for children. Learners have an opportunity to explore what makes a good child protection conference report and best practice strategies to be used when working with children who are the subject of Child Protection plans, their families and other agencies that form the team around the child.

This course is essential for professionals who have limited experience of attending and contributing to multi-agency meetings.

More information

• The course runs from 9.30am – 2.30pm at CVA Resource Centre, CR0 2TB
• Nearest Tram – West Croydon
• Nearest Train – West Croydon
• Buses – 60, 64, 109, 198, 250 & 289
• Parking – Very restricted but there are a few pay and display spaces nearby

Safeguarding children – For childminders and assistants

Saturday 7 March 2020

About the course

We know that safeguarding children must be at the heart of everything we do, yet keeping abreast of the changing child protection landscape can be a challenge.

The implementation of ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018’, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019’ and Ofsted’s ‘Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years, Education and Skills Settings 2019’ as well as the launch of local and national safeguarding children initiatives means that you probably need to update your safeguarding children knowledge.

Just like all of the early years providers, Childminders are expected to be clear about what safeguarding means in practice and provide evidence of how you create and sustain a culture of vigilance where children’s welfare is actively promoted.

Come along to the session to find out more about:

  • Statutory guidance and local updates
  • How to evidence successful signs of safeguarding
  • New and emerging child protection risks
  • The future focus of Ofsted inspections.

More information

• The course runs from 9.30am – 12.30pm at Ashburton Hall, CR0 6NN
•Nearest Tram – Woodside
• Nearest Train – East Croydon
• Buses – 130, 289 & 312
• Parking – Available via Tenterden Road entrance.

Safeguarding Children with SEND

Thursday 26 March 2020

About the course

This course will provide an overview of the current SEND system and provide delegates with an understanding of SEND, the role of the SENCO and the law that exists to protect vulnerable children and ensure that you are providing an inclusive education for all children. The complex network of systems supporting children can make it difficult to see what’s important and what change means to each of us. “Fish Can’t See The Water” recognises that everyone has their own ‘normal’ and that good services enable people to identify their needs and to move from ‘doing’ to ‘being’.

Outcomes

The session will provide:

  • understanding of how, when and where education, health and social care connect in transition throughout the different stages and ages of children with SEND
  • the ‘plus one’ approach to interpreting social situations and choices for children with additional needs
  • definitions and examples of SEND
  • recent messages from Tribunals and Courts on children’s needs and rights under the law

More information

• The course runs from 9.30am – 2.30pm at CVA Resource Centre, CR0 2TB
• Nearest Tram – West Croydon
• Nearest Train – West Croydon
• Buses – 60, 64, 109, 198, 250 & 289
• Parking – Very restricted but there are a few pay and display spaces nearby

creating safer environments for children and staff

Thursday 2 April 2020

About the course

Safe environments do not happen by accident. They are purposefully built and carefully maintained. Having a designated safeguarding lead and comprehensive policies and procedures in place to protect children and staff are essential if settings, organisations and institutions are to fulfil their duties and responsibilities.

This course provides guidance and information to the voluntary sector about the need to understand and implement policies and procedures in order to create a safer environment for children and the workforce. Participants are encouraged to analyse the part they play in safeguarding children and address any barriers they may have in fulfilling their safeguarding obligations. The course also aims to give useful information about the effective management of complaints, concerns, allegations against someone in a position of trust and serious incidents in line with regulatory requirements.  Delegates will receive flexible learning opportunities to help acquire knowledge and skills, drawing upon lessons from serious case reviews, research and real life case studies.  

More information

• The course runs from 9.30am – 2.30pm at CVA Resource Centre, CR0 2TB
• Nearest Tram – West Croydon
• Nearest Train – West Croydon
• Buses – 60, 64, 109, 198, 250 & 289
• Parking – Very restricted but there are a few pay and display spaces nearby

Safeguarding Children for designated safeguarding Leads and Deputies 

Tuesday 12 May 2020

About the course

Being a designated safeguarding lead is an ever evolving role which requires you to undertake formal training every 2 years.

Strong, effective leadership in ‘children centred services’ is the key driver in improving the quality of safeguarding practices is essential. In this workshop, learners will be encouraged to:

– explore the role of the designated safeguarding lead

– explore their own management and leadership style and analyse the part they play in creating a safeguarding culture that prioritises children’s wellbeing

– create safer safeguarding systems

– understand the legislative framework and regulatory compliance

Safe recruitment and selection processes are essential if settings, organisations and institutions are to attract the best staff and deter and reject those who may pose a risk to children or who are unsuitable to work with them. This course promotes safer recruitment practice and challenges poor and unsafe processes. Participants will have opportunities to examine how to continually assess the ‘suitability’ of their workforce, and learn how to implement safeguarding audits to evidence performance and identify gaps.

More information

• The course runs from 9.30am – 2.30pm at CVA Resource Centre, CR0 2TB
• Nearest Tram – West Croydon
• Nearest Train – West Croydon
• Buses – 60, 64, 109, 198, 250 & 289
• Parking – Very restricted but there are a few pay and display spaces nearby

Accredited Safer Recruitment training

Tuesday 30 June 2020

About the course

Safer recruitment is an essential part of safeguarding. Whether you’re a commercial business, statutory organisation, voluntary group or recruitment agency, it’s important you have rigorous safer recruitment at the heart of your organisation to ensure that your organisation is safe

Delegates on this one day accredited Safer Recruitment in Education course will consider:

  • Developing robust safer recruitment policies and procedures for your organisation
  • How to ensure that safeguarding is embedded throughout the entire recruitment process
  • How to continually assess the suitability of staff
  • Making the right selection / interview decisions
  • Responding to concerns identified through background and vetting checks
  • Responding to inappropriate behaviour and allegations of abuse
  • How to maintain an ongoing culture of vigilance.

This course promotes safer recruitment practice and challenges poor and unsafe processes. Participants will have opportunities to examine how to continually assess the ‘suitability’ of their workforce, and learn how to implement safeguarding audits to evidence performance and identify gaps.

 

More information

• The course runs from 9.30am – 4pm at CVA Resource Centre, CR0 2TB
• Nearest Tram – West Croydon
• Nearest Train – West Croydon
• Buses – 60, 64, 109, 198, 250 & 289
• Parking – Very restricted but there are a few pay and display spaces nearby

Other training courses available to commission

  • Safeguarding Children Training for Governors and Trustees
  • Safeguarding Children in the Early Years for Nurseries
  • Safeguarding Children for Parents and Carers
  • Safeguarding Children for NQT’s
  • Reflective Staff Supervision
  • Childhood Mental Health

  • Child Development
  • Serious Youth Violence / Gangs
  • County Lines
  • Domestic abuse signs, indicators and referral pathways
  • Harmful Cultural Practices including Forced Marriage, ‘honour based’ violence and FGM
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Hidden Harm Masterclass: Understanding Cannabis – why we shouldn’t minimise impact on the individual, parenting and children
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Working Effectively with Neglect
  • Identifying and Supporting Children with SEND
  • The Prevent Duty
  • Online Risks
  • Sexual Violence and Sexual Harrasment Between Children
  • Private Fostering
  • Exploring the Effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES’s)
  • Working with Resistant Families and Disguised Compliance
  • Social Media, The Internet and Young People
  • Contextual Safeguarding – A New Approach
  • Behaviour Risk Assessment
  • Understanding Challenging Behaviour
  • Attachment in the Classroom
  • Exclusion Training Workshop
  • Introduction to Positive Approaches to
  • Challenging Behaviour De-escalation,
  • Brain-friendly approaches to Behaviour Management
  • Working with Asylum Seeking Children who are also  ‘Looked After’.