Training Calendar

Working Together To Safeguard Children is our core course, relevant for all professionals working with children and families, and particularly those with a designated safeguarding role.

E-learning courses are available via the WSSCP E-learning page.

For training courses on self harm and suicide click here to visit the Coastal West Sussex MIND course directory

To find out about the NSPCC Coping With Crying DVD click here

For information regarding allocation of places, courses fees, cancellation charges, non-attendance on the day and course evaluations visit the Training page.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD (DSL) TRAINING FOR SCHOOLS CAN NOW BE FOUND ON THE WEST SUSSEX SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS WEBSITE. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THIS SITE.

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.

Working Together to Safeguard Children Refresher

Please visit the Learning & Development Gateway for full details and to request a place.

Location: County Hall South,Chichester | Dates: 19-2-2020, | Time: 0930 - 1230

This half day course is for practitioners working across the children and young people’s workforce to refresh their safeguarding knowledge.

Gang Crime and Youth Violence

Please visit the Learning & Development Gateway  for full details and to request a place.

Location: Centenary House, Worthing | Dates: 20-2-2020, | Time: 09.00-13.00
This short course is for frontline staff and those working with children and young people to address gang crime and youth violence which has been identified as a national priority. It will ensure that staff are well placed to identify individuals at risk of gang involvement and to provide timely support and interventions to support them.

Preventing Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

Please contact the Learning & Development Gateway for full details and to request a place.

Location: Durban House, Bognor | Dates: 21-2-2020, | Time: 10-12
This 2.5 hour workshop is for WSCC staff and partner agencies and explores the factors that can lead to extremism by identifying the links between vulnerability and radicalisation. The workshop will better equip you to be able to support people who might be susceptible to radicalisation, ensuring that individuals are diverted before any crime is committed.

Preventing Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

Please visit the Learning & Development Gateway for full details and to request a place.

Location: County Hall North, Horsham | Dates: 25-2-2020, | Time: 10-12
This 2 hour workshop is for WSCC staff and partner agencies and explores the factors that can lead to extremism by identifying the links between vulnerability and radicalisation. The workshop will better equip you to be able to support people who might be susceptible to radicalisation, ensuring that individuals are diverted before any crime is committed.

Gang Crime and Youth Violence

Please visit the Learning & Development Gateway for full details and to request a place.

Location: County Hall South, Chichester | Dates: 27-2-2020, | Time: 12.30 - 17.00
This short course is for frontline staff and those working with children and young people to address gang crime and youth violence which has been identified as a national priority. It will ensure that staff are well placed to identify individuals at risk of gang involvement and to provide timely support and interventions to support them.

Refresher – Preventing Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

Please visit the Learning & Development Gateway for full details and to request a place.

Location: Centenary House, Worthing | Dates: 6-3-2020, | Time: 10-12
This 2 hour workshop is for West Sussex County Council staff and partner agencies who have attended the Preventing Radicalisation and Violent Extremism course in the past and require an update to ensure that they have a current and relevant understanding of the Prevent Agenda and what it means to professionals within West Sussex.

Refresher – Preventing Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

Please visit the Learning & Development Gateway for full details and to request a place.

Location: Durban House, Bognor | Dates: 12-3-2020, | Time: 10-12
This 2 hour workshop is for West Sussex County Council staff and partner agencies who have attended the Preventing Radicalisation and Violent Extremism course in the past and require an update to ensure that they have a current and relevant understanding of the Prevent Agenda and what it means to professionals within West Sussex.

Child Protection Conferences & Core Groups

Please visit the Learning & Development Gateway  for full details and to request a place

Location: Edes House, Chichester | Dates: 12-3-2020, | Time: 09.30 - 15.30
This is a full day course aimed at helping professionals from the partner agencies become familiar with CP Conferences and Core Group meetings.

Worthing Together to Safeguard Children

Please visit the Learning & Development Gateway for full details and to request a place.

Location: County Hall South,Chichester | Dates: 17-3-2020, | Time: 0930 - 1630

This one day course is for members of the workforce who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and the parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.

Preventing Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

Please visit the Learning & Development Gateway for full details and to request a place.

Location: Centenary House, Worthing | Dates: 17-3-2020, | Time: 10-12
This 2.5 hour workshop is for WSCC staff and partner agencies and explores the factors that can lead to extremism by identifying the links between vulnerability and radicalisation. The workshop will better equip you to be able to support people who might be susceptible to radicalisation, ensuring that individuals are diverted before any crime is committed.

ICON LAUNCH – Infant Crying and How to Cope – CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES – NEW DATE COMING SOON

Please visit the Learning & Development Gateway for full details and to request a place.

Location: The Charmendean Centre, Worthing | Dates: 20-3-2020, | Time: 14.00 - 16.00

The half day event is designed to equip you with the knowledge, information and skills that you will need to discuss ICON: ‘Babies cry, you can cope’ with parents and carers.

By attending this event you agree to share key messages with your teams and colleagues on return to your workplace.

ICON LAUNCH – Infant Crying and How to Cope – CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES – NEW DATE COMING SOON

Please visit the Learning & Development Gateway for full details and to request a place.

Location: Drill Hall, Horsham | Dates: 20-3-2020, | Time: 10.00 - 12.00

The half day event is designed to equip you with the knowledge, information and skills that you will need to discuss ICON: ‘Babies cry, you can cope’ with parents and carers.

By attending this event you agree to share key messages with your teams and colleagues on return to your workplace.

Working Together to Safeguard Children Refresher

Please visit the Learning & Development Gateway for full details and to request a place.

Location: County Hall North, Horsham | Dates: 23-3-2020, | Time: 0930 - 1230

This half day course is for practitioners working across the children and young people’s workforce to refresh their safeguarding knowledge.

Girl Gangs & County Lines Training

Please visit the Learning & Development Gateway  for full details and to request a place.

Location: County Hall Horsham | Dates: 25-3-2020, | Time: 09.30 - 17.00
This one day course is for frontline staff and those working with children and young people to address gang crime and youth violence which has been identified as a national priority.

Despite rising awareness of gangs and youth violence, gang-affected young women can remain a hidden group in our communities. Research (Pearce and Pitts, 2011), and our practice, evidence that specialist knowledge and practice around working with gang-affected young women does not tend to exist within statutory services. Young women affected by gangs therefore do not believe services understand their experiences nor can services keep them safe (Firmin, 2010, 2013).