WSSCP

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Training Calendar

Due to COVID -19 our face to face training is currently on hold until further notice. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delivering a virtual training offer to enable us to continue providing our Core Training sessions. This is to ensure we keep you as safe as possible. We are looking to introduce a hybrid training offer which will provide a choice of face to face and virtual training sessions for the same course. More news about this offer coming soon.

Please keep checking back on this page for more information on new courses!

 

Tell us how attending WSSCP training has had an impact on your safeguarding practice…..

Please take a couple of minutes to tell us how attending a WSSCP training course has had an impact on your safeguarding practice. This information helps the WSSCP to shape training and ensure the sessions and resources are effective in supporting the needs of the children and young people’s workforce. Click on the link below to share your experience (please open using Google Chrome) –  Give us your feedback

 

New Training Coming Soon…….

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Working Together to Safeguard Children

This interactive webinar is delivered across 2 x 3 hour sessions and will provide you with an opportunity to explore and practice the fundamental safeguarding skills including studying the 4 categories or abuse,  the voice of the child, reporting concerns and exploring local safeguarding processes.

15th & 16th September 2022 – 

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12th & 13th October 2022 –

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22nd & 23rd November 2022 –

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7th & 8th December 2022 –

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9th & 10th January 2023 – 

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14th & 15th February 2023 – 

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22nd & 23rd March 2023 – 

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Working Together to Safeguard Children Refresher

This 3 hour interactive webinar will provide you with an opportunity to update your safeguarding knowledge and understanding in order for you to carry out your safeguarding responsibilities effectively.

12th September 2022 – 

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6th October 2022 – 

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15th November 2022 –  

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15th December 2022 – 

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18th January 2023 – 

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9th February 2023 – 

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6th March 2023 – 

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Online Risks & Harm  

This 2 hour webinar is for professionals who work directly or indirectly with children and young people. It will explore how to help safeguard children and young people when using the internet & digitally enabled technology. 

3rd October 2022 – 

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27th October 2022 – 

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3rd November 2022 – 

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22nd November 2022 – 

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1st December 2022 – 

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13th December 2022 – 

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Motivational Interviewing

This 3 hour webinar is for anyone working with children, young people and their families. It will provide you with a highliy interactive and practical introduction to motivational interviewing and it’s potential power to engage with people meaningfully.

27th September 2022 – 

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3rd February 2023 – 

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Suicide Awareness – Working with Young People 

Suicide Awareness – Working with Children Under 16 years of Age

This 1.5 hour webinar aims to provide practitioners with a basic awareness of how to identify vulnerabilities in young people under 16 years of age who may be at risk of suicide. This is a joint session with Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.

MORE SESSIONS COMING SOON!

 

Suicide Awareness – Working with Children Over 16 years of Age

This 1.5 hour webinar aims to provide practitioners with a basic awareness of how to identify vulnerabilities in young people over 16 years of age (up to 18 years) who may be at risk of suicide. 

MORE SESSIONS COMING SOON!

 

Neglect

This interactive webinar is delivered across 2 x 3 hour sessions and explores potential indicators and vulnerabilities, the tools and resources to use as well as the importance of chronologies, analysis and capturing the voice of the child

19th & 20th September 2022 – 

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18th & 19th October 2022 – 

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28th & 29th November 2022 –

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7th & 8th December 2022 – 

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17th & 18th January 2023 – 

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7th & 8th February 2023 – 

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15th & 16th March 2023 – 

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Professional Curiosity

This 2 hour interactive webinar will provide you with the opportunity to develop this important safeguarding skill  and help you to apply it to your daily practice.

30th September 2022 – 

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31st October 2022 – 

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9th November 2022 – 

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5th December 2022 – 

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12th January 2023 – 

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7th February 2023 – 

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27th March 2023 – 

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Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

This 3 hour interactive webinar supports you in understanding the profile of the MAPPA and how their implementation and coordination monitors and manages the potential risk presented by offenders who live in the community. This is a joint session with Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.

1st November 2022 –

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Substance Misuse / Addiction – Impact on Children & Families

This 3.5 hour interactive webinar highlights the issues facing children and young people who live within a household where substance misuse is an issue. You will learn about which services are available to support the whole family, which help to reduce or remove the potential risk/s of abuse. These sessions are delivered by Bal Howard, who draws on personal experience to deliver a high quality and effective training session, which has received excellent feedback from previous attendees across the partnership. This training session is shared with colleagues working in Brighton & Hove.

2nd November 2022 –

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Harmful Practices

These 3.5 hour interactive webinars will support you in raising your awareness of identification and support processes for the specified harmful practices, enabling you to safeguard those children at risk. These sessions are delivered by Bal Howard, who draws on personal experience to deliver a high quality and effective training session, which has received excellent feedback from previous attendees across the partnership. This training session is shared with colleagues working in Brighton & Hove.

Harmful Practices – Honour Based Abuse / Forced Marriage

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Harmful Practices – FGM / Breast Ironing

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Working Together to Recognise and Respond to Child Exploitation

This 2 hour online briefing is aimed at workers who have occasional contact with children and young people in their daily roles. It will support you in developing an awareness of what child exploitation is, how to identify it and how you need to respond.

21st September 2022 – 

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23rd November 2022 – 

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16th January 2023 – 

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9th March 2023 – 

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Recognising and Responding to Child Exploitation Using a Contextual Safeguarding Approach

This 1 day online webinar is for practitioners working across the partnership and seeks to support you in developing a greater awareness of how to respond to child exploitation through a contextual safeguarding lens

11th October 2022 – 

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6th December 2022 –

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6th February 2022 – 

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Safeguarding Hot Topics

These short interactive sessions will provide an overview on a range of topics including Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), Non Accidental Injuries (NAI) and Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (PP). Each session will provide an opportunity to discuss practice based issues around the focus topic.

Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (PP)
16th November 2022 – 

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Non Accidental Injury / Abusive Head Trauma
13th October 2022 – 

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15th March 2023 – 

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Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)
18th January 2023 – 

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Improving Outcomes for Children Looked After (CLA)

This 2 hour interactive webinar is for those professionals working with or caring for children looked or care leavers. Legislations, guidance, procedures and practice will be discussed and attendees will have the opportunity to explore the increased vulnerabilities looked after children may face, ask questions and engage in multi-agency discussions. This is a joint session with Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.

15th September 2022 – 

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9th February 2023 – 

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Preventing Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

This 1.5 hour webinar explores the factors that lead to extremism by identifying the links between vulnerability and radicalisation. This session will equip you to be able to support those who may be susceptible to radicalisation, ensuring individuals are diverted before any crime is committed.

MORE DATES COMING SOON!

 

Preventing Radicalisation & Violent Extremism Refresher

This 1.5 hour webinar is for all professionals who have already attended the PREVENT Radicalistion & Extremism training and require an update to ensure that they have a current and relevant understanding of the PREVENT agenda and what it means to professionals in West Sussex.

29th September 2022  – 

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10th October 2022 – 

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8th November 2022 – 

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6th December 2022 –

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16th January 2023- 

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The Role of the LADO in Keeping Children Safe

This 3 hour webinar will support you to explore the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) in relation to safeguarding  when allegations are made against potentially unsuitable adults working or volunteering with children and young people.

21st July 2022 – 

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19th September 2022 – 

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16th November 2022 – 

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20th January 2023 – 

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21st March  2023 – 

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PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD (DSL) TRAINING FOR SCHOOLS CAN NOW BE FOUND ON THE WEST SUSSEX SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS WEBSITE

FOR SPECIFIC EARLY YEARS TRAINING PLEASE VISIT THE EARLY YEARS TRAINING PROGRAMME. PLEASE BE AWARE THE IF YOUR SETTING IS PART OF THE EARLY YEARS SUBSCRIPTION PROGRAMME, THE WSSCP TRAINING PROGRAMME IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS AND YOU WILL BE CHARGED ACCORDINGLY. 

If you have any queries regarding course availability or booking onto a course please contact the West Sussex Learning and Development Gateway via learninganddevelopment@westsussex.gov.uk or 01243 756 834.