Safeguarding Fortnight Training

Cumbria Safeguarding Children Fortnight is taking place from 9th to 20th September 2019.  We will be holding a series of learning events, across the Cumbria, to highlight that safeguarding is not just being about child protection intervention, but also has a place in the wider community.

The fortnight will be used to share information and engage with practitioners about the new partnership arrangement for safeguarding children.

Join in and book onto the events below

Monday 9th September 
  • Launch of Safeguarding Fortnight

Tuesday 10th September 
The aim of the training is to provide staff who work with families affected by substance use additional insight into the impact substance use can have on parenting

Wednesday 11th September 

Thursday 12th September
The course outlines the impact that domestic abuse has on victims and children, and assists learners to understand how to respond appropriately to their concerns
These learning events are multi-agency training sessions on the use of the Barnardo's DARAC (Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment for Children - formerly DVRIM).  The sessions will also cover in brief; Domestic Abuse and the impact on children.
This course aims to consider the impact that parental mental health problems can have on the development, safety and welfare of dependent children and on the parent's or carer's ability to meet the child's needs
The session will explore the research evidence and local cases which indicate the importance around recognition of the safeguarding implications for bruises on this vulnerable group. Delivered by the Designated Doctors for safeguarding children, Professor Jean Herbison, Consultant Paediatrician and Nicola Cleghorn, Designated  DoctorSafeguarding Chlidren, Cumbria CCG.

Friday 13th September
Launch of the the RiP triennial review.  This conference will cover learning from national and local reviews, featuring key note speaker Dr Susannah Bowyer, Assistant Director, Research in Practice.  Evidence-informed approaches to learning in Multi-Agency Safeguarding, Including themes such as;
  • The reflective, curious practitioner-researcher
  • Barriers to professional curiosity
  • Language, terminology and the power of description
Saturday 14th September 
  • Meeting of the Young Perspective Board

Monday 16th September
The aim of this conference is to improve the recognition and response to child exploitation, including sexual and criminal, in Cumbria.
The conference will featuring national key note speakers from the NSPCC and Lucy Faithful Foundation alongside local experts.

Tuesday 17th September
Meeting of the LSCB
The course outlines the impact that domestic abuse has on victims and children, and assists learners to understand how to respond appropriately to their concerns.
(Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment for Children) These learning events are multi-agency training sessions on the use of the Barnardo's DARAC (Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment for Children - formerly DVRIM).  The sessions will also cover in brief; Domestic Abuse and the impact on children.

Wednesday 18th September
This course aims to consider the impact that parental mental health problems can have on the development, safety and welfare of dependent children and on the parent's or carer's ability to meet the child's needs.
The session will explore the research evidence and local cases which indicate the importance around recognition of the safeguarding implications for bruises on this vulnerable group. Delivered by the Designated Doctors for safeguarding children, Professor Jean Herbison, Consultant Paediatrician and Nicola Cleghorn, Designated  Doctor Safeguarding Chlidren, Cumbria CCG.

Thursday 19th September
The aim of the training is to provide staff who work with families affected by substance use additional insight into the impact substance use can have on parenting
The aim of the workshop is to improve the quality of multi-agency working and to result in Early Help Assessment Coordinators feeling more confident in their role.
Delivered by Action for Children, this is a valuable addition to our portfolio and provides those attending with an overarching understanding of the issues surrounding neglect, how it can impact on the children and young people to whom it relates and how early interventions can be used to reduce the impact of long term neglect.

Friday 20th September
This course is designed to help participants understand safeguarding responsibilities, thresholds and referral procedures
The aim of the workshop is to develop a common understanding of risk management and to provide support to all professionals working with children so that everyone is clear about the thresholds for access to services which support the actions needed to improve the outcomes for children.

For more information contact LSCB@cumbria.gov.uk


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