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The Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Partnership has an online booking system for all our training course bookings. If you are new to using this system, please refer to our one minute guide on how to use it.

If you have been made a ‘Delegate Manager’ for your organisation by a website admin and would like some guidance of how it works please click here

Please note that some of PSCP training is currently being delivered online via Zoom, which can be downloaded through the app store or accessed on the web at: https://zoom.us/. Once booked, you will receive the Zoom meeting details 48 hours before the course delivered to your registered email

Below is a brief summary of all the multi-agency training and masterclasses that we currently offer. For more details on their content and to book a place please visit our online booking system.

Should you wish to enquire about booking single agency training or request a bespoke training package, then please complete this form

For all enquiries about our training programme, making single agency / inset bookings or for help, please contact: pscptraining@portsmouthcc.gov.uk / 02392 834404

If you are a healthcare professional or a Designated Safeguarding Lead (or Deputy DSL) in an education setting, please see the pages to the right which set out the PSCP training opportunities to help meet you the specific requirements for these roles

Basic Awareness of Safeguarding Children – For everyone working with children directly or indirectly, working with adults who are parents in Portsmouth or working within a community setting where you come into contact with families. To support the recognition of potential indicators of child abuse and neglect, and be able to identify what action to take when you have safeguarding concerns (3 hours)

Early Help – To support and equip key professionals with knowledge and skills to undertake ‘early help’ practice – using the early help assessment, Team around the Child processes and the Lead Professional role (full day)

Child Protection – To support and equip key professionals with knowledge and skills to promote good practice in child protection. This training is for designated/named/lead professionals with responsibilities with regards to making inter-agency contacts to MASH, attending Child Protection Conferences and/or working with children on Child Protection Plans (full day)

Child Exploitation – To raise awareness of safeguarding specific issues focusing on Child Sexual Exploitation, Child Criminal Exploitation, Missing and Trafficked. To know how to use related local protocols, processes and practice (full day)

Safeguarding Supervision – For those who currently have a role in providing safeguarding children supervision, support and guidance for practitioners (full day)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): An Introduction to ACEs, Stress, Brains, Trauma and Resilience – To understand what ACEs are and begin to examine trauma informed practice (3 hours)

An Introduction to Children who go Missing from Home or Care (this training has been developed by Hampshire and they have kindly made it available to Portsmouth colleagues) – To understand the role of push & pull factors, the potential risks associated with missing episodes, how to report a missing incident, and the purpose of return home interviews (1 hour)

Empowering Professionals to Effectively Safeguard Children from pre-birth to 3yrs – To have an awareness of the vulnerabilities of infants; to understand how the Unborn/Newborn Baby Protocol, Bruising Protocol, Safer Sleep Protocol and ICON can be used in practice to safeguard infants; and to consider how a relational approach can empower you to have conversations with parents about these critical safeguarding messages (3 hours)

Resources for Effective Safeguarding Conversations – To understand the impact of language on outcomes and to be better equipped to have effective safeguarding conversations (1½ hours)

Managing Allegations and the Role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) – To support managers and senior leadership to understand their safeguarding responsibilities related to concerns and allegations against staff (3 hours)

Safeguarding Children: The National & Local Picture – Understanding the safeguarding landscape, what the strategy for safeguarding children is and how Covid -19 has impacted on practice (1½ hours)

 

Please note a pre-requisite for attending any of these masterclasses is that you have previously attended child exploitation training and/or have experience working within this area.

Child Exploitation Risk Assessment Framework (CERAF) will introduce the CERAF and provide best practice guidance on when and how to use it to consider the level of vulnerability for children at risk of exploitation (1½ hours)

Consider your Language: Victim Blaming – to help you identify what victim blaming language is, consider the impact this can have upon children and their families, and to consider appropriate language to use when describing concerns about exploitation

Preventing Online Child Sexual Exploitation – An introduction to “Thinkuknow” – supporting you to deliver education and raise awareness of online child abuse and exploitation (two 3hours, you need to attend both sessions)

The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – To provide a brief overview of the  Modern Slavery Act 2015 & To explain the application of  the ‘National Referral Mechanism’ (NRM) for children/YP in Portsmouth

An Introduction to Restorative Practice – will help you understand the history, principles & supporting framework of RP; know what skills are needed to work ‘with’ others restoratively; and be able to apply key RP concepts to practice and organisations (3hours)

Restorative Practice Development – will refresh and develop RP knowledge and skills; explore the barriers to embedding restorative practice as well as learning from success; and support you in applying key RP concepts to practice. (2 ½ hours) delegates need to have previously completed an RP Course.

Circles and Meetings – will help you understand the values and purpose of a restorative meeting; and be confident in facilitating a restorative meeting. (2 ½ hours) delegates need to have previously completed an RP Course.

Bespoke Offer – for groups/teams (max 20) looking to embed Restorative Practice. Drawing from the three sessions above the content is specifically curated to enable whole teams/groups to understand and embed RP.

Action Learning – 90 minute monthly facilitated action learning over 6 months, for groups who have completed the Introduction and Development Training and want to embed RP in their practice.

To commission bespoke work or Action Learning please email pscptraining@portsmouthcc.gov.uk to discuss your training needs

This training has been developed by Hampshire and they have kindly made it available to Portsmouth colleagues

An Introduction to Honour Based Abuse, Force Marriage and Dowry – To develop an understanding of these issues, how to recognise signs that they may be occurring and to understand the relevant laws and reporting duties (1½ hours)

An Introduction to Breast Ironing – To improve the awareness of breast ironing, enable the recognition of the signs and symptoms and to know the process for referring concerns in line with agreed local processes (1½ hours)

An Introduction to Female Genital Mutilation – To increase knowledge and understanding on the types of FGM, why/how it’s performed and the associate health risks; to improve understanding of the prevalence of FGM locally; know the process for referring concerns in line with agreed local processes (1½ hours)

An Introduction to Child Abuse Linked to Faith and Beliefs (CALFB) – To understand how to identify the signs & symptoms of this type of abuse, and to know the process for referring concerns in line with agreed local processes

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking – To help being able to identify the types of exploitation involved; and provide an understanding of the current legislative framework and processes that support victims (2½ hours)

The PSCP training team has developed additional online training courses with the support of our Designated Doctor for Portsmouth on the following:

Once you have completed the training session you can download and complete the training certificate.

The PSCP training programme is part funded by PSCP partner agencies (Portsmouth City Council, Hampshire Constabulary and Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group), therefore for staff from these agencies there is no charge for attending any of our courses.

Private organisations and education providers including schools, colleges and early years settings are charged for attending training. Education providers are invited to access discounted rates through the Traded Services website. Organisations who have not signed up to Traded Services Agreement will be charged per delegate per course.

Voluntary Sector organisations can access multi-agency training free of charge. As above, there are costs for voluntary sector organisations for bespoke training.

Please see our Charging Policy and refer to our terms and conditions for more details. If you have any queries then please contact us to discuss – pscptraining@portsmouthcc.gov.uk / 02392 834404

For all enquiries about our training programme, making single agency / inset bookings or for help, please contact: pscptraining@portsmouthcc.gov.uk / 02392 834404