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Training (Child Protection)

CPC Multi Agency Online Safety Event (Face-to-Face)

Course Description

Date, Time and Venue

  • This course is delivered by SWGfL UK Safer Internet Centre (Not Fife CPC)
  • Book your space on Eventbrite

The UK Safer Internet Centre is delighted to partner with the Fife Child Protection Committee to deliver a FREE Online Safety update in a venue near you. Open to all who work with children and young people, this event will give you the latest in research, legislation, technology, tools, and resources plus exclusive access to the presentation and resource materials. Safety online is constantly changing, and the purpose of Online Safety Live events is to provide access to this information, right on people’s doorsteps.

We understand that everyone is busy and feedback has been clear that getting time away from work is a challenge – this is why we have organised these events as short briefing sessions. They provide vital information, critically supplemented with access to detailed resources to review later. The team will also be available to answer any of your online safety queries or questions.

This event is delivered by the team at SWGfL, a charitable trust dedicated to empowering the safe and secure use of technology through innovative services, tools, content, and policy, nationally and globally. They are proud to be a world leader in online child safety, a founding member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety, an advisor to Governments, and a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre. They have created award-winning resources and services that help and support professionals working with children and young people.

27th February 2024, 3.30-5.30 at Donibristle Primary School, Morlich Road, Dalgety Bay, KY11 9UE.

Please car share or arrive in plenty of time to park.

Welcome to the Learning and Development page.

Child Protection Committee Multi Agency Training

Prerequisites & Considerations before applying for a Course

By requesting to enrol in any of these courses, you are confirming that you:

  • Are part of the Specific or Intensive Child Protection Workforce within your own organisation (confirm this with your own CP lead if required or email sara.williamson@fife.gov.uk) Childminders are included in these groups
  • Have line manager approval (apart from childminders)
  • Are willing to share learning with your team and/or organisation/networks
  • Can attend both days if applying for CPC Multi Agency Interagency Procedures for Child Protection in Fife (Level 2 Specific and Intensive)
  • Your single agency training is fully up to date

Booking reminders:

Target audiences:

  • These courses are not appropriate if your role does not extend past the reporting stage (the training you require is single agency General workforce training)
  • You have a responsibility within your own workforce to support families during and after a Child Protection Investigation
  • The courses are open to a wide range of staff and places are extremely limited. We can only accept one member of staff from any single team per offering. Someone in a position to cascade learning to a team should attend

Possible Staff Groups (this list is not exhaustive. Fife Council staff book on Oracle):

Education: Early Years: EYLO, SEYO. Primary: PT, DHT or HT. Secondary: PT of Pastoral Support or Guidance, DHT for any year group or remit, HT. Special Schools & Pupil Support Service: all staff. Independent Schools: any pastoral or management role.

Health: Perinatal, Midwifery, Health Visitor, Paediatrician, GP, Dentist, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurse, Child Protection Nurse Advisor, CAMHS, Adult Mental Health or any other role as appropriate, CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland), Allied Health Professionals

Police Scotland: Any staff working within the Public Protection Unit or as advised by a manager

Social Work: Children and Families, MST, EST, Family Support Service, Residential Childcare, Justice Service, Young People's Team

Housing: Any management role, HMO, HOO

Scottish Children Reporter Administration: Any role as advised by a manager

Private Residential: Any staff

Private Childcare or Nursery: Any staff in a management role

Third Sector: DAPL, Clued Up, Fife Women Aid, Fife Gingerbread, The Cottage, YMCA, KASP, Fife Voluntary Action, FRASAC, Barnardos, Families First, Lift Off, Families Outside, Fife Young Carers, Aberlour

Community Learning & Development: Team Leaders, CLD Workers, Youth Workers

Scottish Fire and Rescue – Any member of staff as agreed by a manager

Armed Forces (Army and RAF) – Any member of staff working within First Line Welfare and Second Line Welfare

Royal Navy Family and People Support - Any member of staff within Primary or Secondary Welfare

Other: Foster Carers, Respite, Supported Lodgings, Childminders

1.            CPC Multi Agency Child Protection Procedures (Level 2 Specific and Intensive)

**This course runs over two days. You must attend both days. Please note in your application that you can definitely attend both days**

Course Description

Pre-requisite Learning & Knowledge

Date, Time and Venue

Staff working directly with children and/or their families who have direct input into child protection procedures.

Staff on this course would be actively involved in:

  • Supporting staff to recognise abuse and   neglect AND
  • Raising a concern to the Social Work Contact   Centre
  • Supporting a family after a CP investigation

AND/OR

  • Involved in the Child Protection Investigation (procedurally or supporting a family)

Staff will learn about:

  • IRD & possible outcomes
  • Joint Investigative Investigation
  • Scottish Child Interview Model

Scottish Children Reporter Administration

CPC Girfec & Child Protection E-learning (or NHS/Police Scotland equivalent).

Robust and up-to-date child protection training within your own organisation.

Discussion with your line manager (excluding childminders) before submitting an application.

Offering:

18th April 2024, 9.30-4.30 at Cupar County Buildings

23rd April 2024, 9.30-4.30 at Cupar County Buildings

Offering:

6th June 2024, 9.30-4.30 at Bankhead

10th June 2024, 9.30-4.30 at Bankhead

Offering:

9th September 2024, 9.30-4.30 at Bankhead

16th September 2024, 9.30-4.30 at Bankhead

Offering:

21st November 2024, 9.30-4.30 at Bankhead

27th November 2024, 9.30-4.30 at Bankhead

Offering:

16th January 2025, 9.30-4.30 at Bankhead

23rd January 2025, 9.30-4.30 at Bankhead

Offering:

19th March 2025, 9.30-4.30 at Bankhead

26th March 2025, 9.30-4.30 at Bankhead

Offering:

12th June 2025, 9.30-4.30 at Bankhead

19th June 2025, 9.30-4.30 at Bankhead

2.            CPC Child Protection and Families Affected by Disability

Course Description

Pre-requisite Learning & Knowledge

Date, Time and Venue

Increase knowledge about the abuse and neglect of children and young people with disabilities.

Understand current legislation, guidance and terminology.

Learning from Learning Reviews.

CPC GIRFEC & Child Protection E-learning (or NHS/Police Scotland equivalent).

Robust and up-to-date child protection training within your own organisation.

Discussion with your line manager (excluding childminders) before submitting an application.

14th March 2024, 9.00-1.30 at Bankhead

6th November 2024, 9.00-1.30 at Lochore Meadows

3.            CPC Multi Agency – Substance Use – Impact on Children and Families

Course Description

Pre-requisite Learning & Knowledge

Date, Time and Venue

Local & National context

Impact on children of parental use

Impact on children from their own use

Working across a partnership

Child’s point of view/recovery/ whole family recovery

Child Protection Procedures

CPC Girfec & Child Protection E-learning (or NHS/Police Scotland equivalent).

Scottish Drugs Forum E-Learning: Drug Awareness – An Introductory Course.

Robust and up-to-date child protection training within your own organisation.

Discussion with your line manager (excluding childminders) before submitting an application.

12th September 2024, 9.30-3.30 at Lochore Meadows

23rd May 2024, 9.30-3.30 at Kirkcaldy Town House

Parking is limited at Kirkcaldy Town House. It is recommended that you park at the train station which is free all day and walk down which takes five minutes. Car sharing is also recommended. Please arrive in plenty of time to park and be ready for a 9.30am start.

4.            CPC Multi Agency Return Home Welfare Interviews

Course Description

Pre-requisite Learning & Knowledge

Date, Time and Venue

This course is for staff who would become notified of a child missing from their home or placement, either directly by Police or via the VPD system.

Staff attending this training would have a role in supporting a child after a missing episode to hold a Return Discussion (which aims to reduce the frequency of missing episodes):

Aim:

The aim of this course is to support staff to feel empowered to carry out Return Discussion Interviews with children who have been reported missing.

Staff will ideally complete an e-learning module hosted by Missing People UK (details supplied after registration) before attending.

13th June 2024, 9.30-12.30 at Cupar County Buildings

19th November 2024, 9.30-12.30 at Lochore Meadows

5.            CPC Multi Agency Child Protection and Parental Mental Health

Course Description

Pre-requisite Learning & Knowledge

Date, Time and Venue

  • To raise awareness for the workforce about   risks and protective factors in relation to mental ill health and child   protection
  • To empower professionals to respond   appropriately
  • To support professionals to keep the child at   the centre when thinking of parental ill mental health
  • To explain child protection procedures in   relation to child protection (overview only)

Candidates will be expected to have a baseline knowledge of some mental health topics before attending. Your prior learning will depend on your prior knowledge. This information will be sent to learners prior to the course.

22nd May 2024, 09.30-4.30 at Lochore Meadows

7th November 2024, 09.30-4.30 at Playfield House Lecture Hall (Stratheden Hospital)

For the training sessions at Playfield House Lecture Hall, we ask that people park in the overflow car park at Springfield House which is opposite Playfield House. This is to ensure that patient parking is available for those attending appointments at Playfield.

6.            CPC Multi Agency Child Protection for Social Workers (and others) working with Adults

Course Description

Pre-requisite Learning & Knowledge

Date, Time and Venue

External:

The client you are supporting must be 16+

Third Sector staff who are supporting 16 & 17-year-olds

(Clued Up, DAPL, Fife Young Carers or anyone else with a specific need)

NHS or Police Scotland as appropriate to your role

This course will:

  • Build and reflect upon the learning gained from the e-learning module CPC GIRFEC and Child Protection
  • Discuss GIRFEC, UNCRC, The Promise, National Guidance
  • Discuss the overlaps in legislation for young people aged 16,17 and 18 in the arenas of Child Protection and Adult Support and Protection
  • Consider scenarios and how to approach them
  • Explore Fife’s Child Protection procedures

CPC Girfec & Child Protection E-learning (or NHS/Police Scotland equivalent).

Robust and up-to-date child protection training within your own organisation.

Discussion with your line manager before submitting an application.

22nd February 2024, 10-12 on MS Teams

20th June 2024, 10-12 on MS Teams

19th September 2024, 10-12 on MS Teams

eLearning

Please visit our eLearning site, for all relevant eLearning modules. Some of the modules we offer are:

  • Child Protection Awareness Refresher
  • Child Sexual Exploitation for Fife Council Partner Organisations
  • CPC GIRFEC and Child Protection for Fife Council Partner Organisations
  • CPC: Preparation for Court for Fife Council Partner Organisations
  • Protecting Children in Scotland for Fife Council Partner Organisations
  • Self-Harm and Suicide - Supporting Young People
  • TRAUMA: Becoming Trauma Informed (Trauma Tier 1 Training
  • TRAUMA: Developing Your Trauma Skilled Practice (Trauma Tier 2 Training)

Child Protection Training

  • An Introduction to Child Protection can be accessed on CALA eLearning website. To access the free courses on this website you will need to register an account. This resource is currently used by NHS Highland and Highland Council; however, it is open to all.
  • NHS Education has an online course Protecting Children that is for all staff
  • Fife Council Social Work Staff can access the online module - Child Protection Awareness
    **We hope to add more in-depth courses in Child Protection online over time**

GIRFEC

The principles and practice of GIRFEC are at the core of what we do in supporting children and young people.

There are a number of resources available to staff across the partner agencies:

  • Fife GIRFEC website
    • Practice Development Session presentations (Introduction to GIRFEC/Child Wellbeing Pathway; Chronologies; Information Sharing; Wellbeing Meetings and Child’s Plan)
    • This information is suitable for staff involved in the child well-being process
    • All Fife paperwork is available on this website.
  • Argyll & Bute GIRFEC website
    • Elearning module suitable for all staff – accessed from the link page above

Learn Pro: Safeguarding Children

This module looks at GIRFEC principles and safeguarding children and is available to all NHS staff via Learn Pro.

Writing Analysis in Social Care

We have a free online course to support ‘Writing Analysis in Social Care’.

The aim of this course is to provide a practical framework for supporting the writing of analysis in social care records. This course aims to be relevant across social work domains.

Chronology

  • CALA eLearning
    • This e-learning module is suitable for staff across partner agencies who are involved in writing chronologies as part of professional documentation and contributing to child well-being meetings/children’s plans.

Child’s Plan

  • CALA eLearning
    • This e-learning module is suitable for staff across partner agencies who are involved in contributing to child’s plans/writing child’s plans.
    • **Please note that the paperwork at the end of this module is that used by Highland. The Fife paperwork can be accessed via the GIRFEC Fife website listed above**

Child Sexual Exploitation

  • CALA eLearning
    • This module is suitable for all staff.
    • **The module refers to NHS Highland/Highland Council policy – please note that the Fife Underage Sexual Activity policy is available here**
  • Fife Council Social Work staff can access the online module Child Exploitation Awareness

Adverse Childhood Experiences/Psychological Trauma

Fife Trauma Training Collaborative is a multi-agency group that has created some eLearning modules for staff to undertake.

  • Tier 1 Training – Becoming Trauma Informed - this is suitable for all staff
  • Tier 2 Training – Developing Your Trauma Skilled Practice – this is suitable for practitioners working with children/young people particularly where there is trauma in the background

Click here for a link to the modules.

Neglect

Learning About Neglect event series - Thinking Critically About Neglect - webinar no. 1 - Child Protection Scotland

Learning About Neglect Event Series - webinar 2 - Family Group Decision-Making for unborn babies and young infants - Child Protection Scotland

National Trauma Training Programme

ResourcesWeblink
NTTP website https://transformingpsychologicaltrauma.scot/
Learning resource PDF https://transformingpsychologicaltrauma.scot/resources/national-trauma-training-programme-online-resources-summary/
Tweet hashtag and handle #transformingpsychologicaltrauma    
@NES_Psychology
E-module - Trauma Skilled practice https://learn.nes.nhs.scot/24384/elearning-psychology/developing-your-trauma-skilled-practice
Staff Wellbeing Resources Sway https://sway.office.com/p3QWjY4altHviB6o?ref=Link&loc=play
Adverse Childhood Experiences info https://www.gov.scot/publications/adverse-childhood-experiences-aces/
Rights of the Child info https://www.gov.scot/news/un-convention-on-the-rights-of-the-child/
Scotland’s Public Health Priorities https://www.gov.scot/publications/scotlands-public-health-priorities/
Trauma Champion info https://transformingpsychologicaltrauma.scot/working-together/local-trauma-champions/
Knowledge Hub Community of Practice https://khub.net/group/trauma-informed-approaches-in-scotland/group-home
Trauma-Informed Leadership (STILT) https://transformingpsychologicaltrauma.scot/resources/trauma-informed-organisations/