Online Learning and Development

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to ensure that we continue to offer essential learning and development opportunities we have developed some online sessions. We have been careful to ensure that these sessions contain the core information that is needed to ensure that safe working practice can continue.

However, what is missing is the ability to work in small groups, or to have whole group discussions. In normal circumstances these are the part of a course where the real richness of learning often takes place. However, at present we cannot do this.

This means that for some of our sessions, when the current Government guidance changes to allow face to face training, it might be that delegates will need to attend a shorter session to participate in the more interactive part of the course. You will be advised if this is required.

The following courses are available online:

  1. Introduction to Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People
  2. Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People
  3. LSCP Online Safeguarding Refresher Training
     

Online Briefings

  1. Introduction to County Lines
  2. Basic Introduction to Harmful Sexual Behaviour Displayed by Children
  3. General Awareness of Modern Slavery
  4. In-house CSE Awareness Plus

 


Introduction to Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People

Online introductory training for people who may have the ability to identify levels of vulnerability of children and young people, or who are in regular contact with children and young people either directly, through work with their families / carers or through the setting in which they work. See “Which training is right for me?"

This is seen as a minimum requirement for all people working within settings which work with or have regular contact with children and young people. It is recommended that people undertake Refresher Training every 3 years following completion of this training (see below).

This course should be accessed through your own agency, however for agencies from the smaller third sector, voluntary or private sector (which do not have access to training within their own agency) this course is available via the LSCP. This is also accessible to partner agencies during the current period of social distancing due to Covid-19 as they may not be able to provide in-house training.

  • Leeds Community Healthcare staff have access Introduction training in-house via their induction process
     

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will have an awareness of:

  • Child abuse and neglect including signs and indicators
  • The impact of abuse on child development
  • What to do in response to concerns
  • The Leeds approach to Early Help
  • Interagency working to identify, assess and meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns
  • Local learning from serious case reviews

To register for this course please click here and  complete the online booking form


Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People

This online multi-agency course is for or those with a particular responsibility for safeguarding children, such as designated, lead or named professionals who may be responsible for safeguarding in their teams or organisations. This may include undertaking s47 (child abuse) enquiries, working with complex cases, or those who would regularly attend Initial Child Protection Conferences. 

Participants must have completed Introduction to Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People  (or their in-house equivalent) before they can access this training.

This session will be delivered on Zoom from 09:30 - 14:30 and participants will need to attend the full session in a private space with no distractions.

This is an interactive session and in order for participants to fully engage with the session we ask that the training is accessed via a laptop or PC only (no mobile phones or tablets) and that delegates’ videos and microphones are switched on throughout the session. Further information is available in the ‘LSCP Live Online Training Delegates Guide’.  If you foresee difficulties with this please first speak to your line manager and if needed contact the LSCP Training team to discuss on lscp.training@leeds.gov.uk

Participants are required to complete a pre-learning pack prior to attendance and to submit and pass an online Knowledge Check. We estimate that this will take approximately 3 hours of self-study time. This will be sent out 3 weeks prior to the live session (or sooner, following booking confirmation if applying within three weeks of the date). Failure to undertake this will result in removal from the live session and being moved to a future session once the Knowledge Check is completed and passed.

We would also like remind people that Working Together training only needs to be completed once. We recommend people update their Safeguarding training every 3 years and this is possible by completing our Refresher Training which is currently available online.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants should have:

  • Greater awareness of their own role and that of others in safeguarding children and young people and the prevention of abuse
  • Develop skills in undertaking effective assessments, along with understanding their own individual responsibilities for assessing risk
  • Improved knowledge of the legislation, guidance and local procedures that exist to safeguard children
  • An understanding of individual roles and responsibilities within multi-agency working and the associated skills around this
  • Better understanding of and development of skills to increase effective professional practice when safeguarding children
     

Wednesday 21st October 2020

9:30 - 14:30

Thursday 5th November 2020

9:30 - 14:30

Monday 16th November 2020

This course is full

9:30 - 14:30

This course is full

Wednesday 25th November 2020 9:30 - 14:30
Monday 30th November 2020 9:30 - 14:30
Tuesday 8th December 2020 9:30 - 14:30


To register for this course please click here and complete the online booking form.

The LSCP training is free to LSCP partner agencies who contribute to the training pool and Third Sector / not-for profit agencies who have an annual turnover of less than £250k. There will be a charge for all Private organisations.

All delegates from any agency will be charged £50 for non-attendance.

Please note a cost may incur for this course. For further information see our Charging Policy


LSCP Online Safeguarding Refresher Training

Professionals and practitioners should regularly update their safeguarding training to ensure that their knowledge, skills and practice is current and reflects changes to legislation and practice both nationally and locally within safeguarding and child protection. It is recommended that training is updated on a three year cycle, however practitioners should check with their agency as this may differ for some.

This course provides an update of safeguarding practice, legislation and messages over the last three years. It considers these from both local and national perspectives and covers information such as definitions, raising concerns with Childrens Social Work Services, legislation and key messages from Serious Case Reviews.

Suitable for all staff requiring a refresher / update training. Participants must have completed their mandatory training before they can attend this session, and this should only be used as a refresher or update session, not an alternative to mandatory training.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the briefing participants should have an update of national and local changes to safeguarding and child protection including:

  • Latest safeguarding and child protection definitions
  • Messages from Serious Case Reviews both nationally and locally
  • Changes to policies and procedures both nationally and locally
  • Relevant changes within local safeguarding and child protection services
  • Key messages with regards to safeguarding and child protection

To register for this course please click here and complete the online booking form. 


Online Briefings

These sessions are an opportunity for practitioners to watch a short briefing on a specialist topic to raise their awareness and increase their knowledge.

These briefings are for people who:

  • may have the ability to identify levels of vulnerability for children and young people
  • who are in regular contact with children and young people either directly,  through work with their families/carers or the setting in which they work.

Please note that all attendees must have completed a LSCP or in-house Introduction to Safeguarding Training or equivalent.
 

Topics Available:
 

Introduction to County Lines

This session will cover what county lines is, who is vulnerable (children and adults), key signs of county lines exploitation, what support is available and sharing concerns. Delivered by Amy Morris – West Yorkshire Police, Modern Slavery Training & Partnerships Officer.

 

Basic Introduction to Harmful Sexual Behaviour Displayed by Children

This session will cover what Harmful Sexual Behaviour is, differences between, healthy, problematic and harmful behaviours and what to do if you’re concerned about a child.
Delivered by Nathalie Fontenay - Leeds City Council, Co-ordinator Sexually Harmful Behaviour


General Awareness of Modern Slavery

This session will cover the Modern Slavery Act, types of modern slavery, vulnerabilities and control methods used by traffickers as well as a brief overview of the National Referral Mechanism which offers support to any potential victim identified.
Amy Morris, West Yorkshire Police, Modern Slavery Training and Partnerships Officer and
Gerry Shevlin Programme Manager – Safeguarding & Domestic Violence Team, Safer Leeds.

To register for one of the above sessions please click here and complete the online booking form.


In-house CSE Awareness Plus

The presentation is a brief introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation, CSE can be a complex issue and it is recommended that for staff groups who work directly with children and young people, practitioners and professionals undertake further reading around the subject.