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The ISCP offer four levels of training: basic awareness (e-learning); safeguarding children (general principles), working together (multi-agency processes) and specialist focus workshops on key safeguarding themes. Information on these courses and other relevant courses can be found below.

Safeguarding Children & Young People - Level 1

Course providerDatesDescriptionWho is it for?Booking details
ISCPe-learningThe course is an e-learning package providing a basic overview of safeguarding practice in Guernsey and Alderney. Every States employee and anyone wanting to take the Level 2 safeguarding children course. 

The e-learning course can be accessed via the Institute Learning Pod.

Follow the link under 'Free E-Learning'.

Safeguarding Children & Young People - Level 2

Course providerDatesDescriptionWho is it for?Booking details
ISCP

13/09/2021 AM

06/10/2021 AM

08/10/2021 AM

18/10/2021 PM

05/11/2021 AM

09/11/2021 AM

03/12/2021 AM

06/01/2022 AM

08/02/2022 AM

09/03/2022 AM

22/03/2022 EVE

07/04/2022 AM

The course will enable participants to demonstrate knowledge and skills in applying safeguarding principles in practice and appraise implications for professional practice when working with families. The course covers:

  • Defining the categories of child abuse
  • Recognising signs and indicators of abuse
  • Considering how to respond to concerns
  • Explaining roles and responsibilities
  • Locating and referring to relevant guidelines

 

Participants need to have completed the Level 1 e-learning package prior to attendance. 

This half-day course is intended for anyone who works or aroud with children, young people, parents or families in either the statutory, voluntary or private sector.  

To book a place, please contact the Learning and Development Team at The Institute by emailing: Learning@gov.gg.

 

States employees can access the course calendar and booking arrangements through My Learning.

Safeguarding Children & Young People - Level 3

Course providerDatesDescriptionWho is it for?Booking details
ISCP

21/09/2021

01/10/21

15/10/2021

22/11/2021

14/12/2021

12/01/2022

15/03/2022

25/05/2022

15/07/2022

15/09/2022

16/11/2022

 

9.00am - 5.00pm

This one-day course covering the following areas:

  • law, policy & procedures
  • information sharing
  • dealing with disclosures
  • Care & Support Framework
  • significant Harm
  • disguised Compliance
  • Child Not Brought guidelines
  • contextual safeguarding
  • MASH, TAC, the Children's Convenor & the CYCT
  • roles and responsibilities of safeguarding leads
  • preparing for and attending a child protection conference
  • professional disagreement & resolution

 

Participants need to have completed the e-learning package and Level 2 prior to attendance.

This full day course is for people who hold responsibility for safeguarding in their organisation and/or participate in the process of safeguarding children through referral, assessment, interventions for child or parent and/or contribute to multi-agency safeguarding forums. 

To book a place, please contact the Learning and Development Team at The Institute by emailing: Learning@gov.gg.

 

States employees can access the course calendar and booking arrangements through My Learning.

Safeguarding Children & Young People - Level 4

To access these courses participants will need to have completed Level 2

Course providerDatesDescriptionWho is it for? Booking details
ISCP

27/09/2021

18/01/2022

27/09/2022

 

9.00am - 4.00pm

Safeguarding Children with Disabilities

In this course participants will be looking at the interface between disability and safeguarding and consider ways in which children with disabilities can be more vulnerable to harm.

Part of this course involves a case scenario and TAC paperwork so it will assist attendees if they have attended the TAC training prior to this course

This one-day course is for people who routinely participate in safeguarding children as part of their working practice.This level of training can be undertaken as part of the practitioners development and it can also be used as an update for experienced and registered practitioners.  

 

 

To book a place, please contact the Learning and Development Team at  the Institute by emailing: Learning@gov.gg.

 

States employees can access the course calendar and booking arrangements through My Learning.

    

 

ISCP

Day One - 03/02/2022

Day Two - 09/02/2022

Day One - 10/06/2022

Day Two - 20/06/2022

 

10.00am - 4.00pm

Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation

This child protection training aims to develop participants' understanding of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and interventions available to help children by considering definitions and theories of CSA & CSE, understanding the prevalence and impact of CSA & CSE, considering problematic and appropriate sexual behaviour, the problems around disclosure, discussing/exploring offender patterns and how therapeutic interventions can help children recover from sexual abuse.

 

This newly developed and updated two-day course is for people who routinely participate in safeguarding children as part of their working practice.This level of training can be undertaken as part of the practitioners development and it can also be used as an update for experienced and registered practitioners. 

To book a place, please contact the Learning and Development Team at The Institute by emailing: Learning@gov.gg.

 

States employees can access the course calendar and booking arrangements through My Learning.

ISCP

03/11/2021

29/03/2022

19/10/2022

 

9.00am - 4.00pm

Neglect - The Graded Care Profile 2

This child protection course aims to explore and identify potential barriers to the recognition of neglect, consider the impact of neglect from pre-birth to 18, recognise the difficulties working with neglect, and develop use of the Graded Care Profile 2 in both assessment and intervention.

  • Attendees need to bring a case example to this course, to develop their ability to work with the Graded Care Profile 2

 

This  one-day course is for people who routinely participate in safeguarding children as part of their working practiceThis level of training will support and enhance the use of the Graded Care Profile 2 as a tool to evidence neglect whilst working towards agreed goals with families.  

To book a place, please contact the Learning and Development Team at The Institute by  emailing: Learning@gov.gg.

 

States employees can access the course calendar and booking arrangements through My Learning.

ISCP

 

 

15/11/2021

 

 

10.00am - 4.00pm

Women's, Maternal and Parental Mental Health

This child protection course is written by Dr Leah Salter, Family and Systemic Psychotherapist. The course will cover some of the literature, research and relevant practice examples relating to women's mental health, maternal mental health and parental mental health; including exploring wider issues that impact children's, adults and family wellbeing.

Safeguarding issues will be explored in relation to parental mental health alongside considering the impact of blame and shame narratives whilst unpacking binary definitions of mental health/illness: good/bad parenting. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Attendees need to have in mind a case example, either current or historical, where parental mental health is a potential factor. This will assist in the  exercise when working with risk and resilience.

This one day course is for people who routinely participate in safeguarding children. The aim is to inform practice and open a reflective space for professionals working with families, those supporting children's mental health and wellbeing and those supporting parents with mental health needs.

To book a place, please contact the Learning and Development Team at The Institute by  emailing: Learning@gov.gg.

States employees can access the course calendar and booking arrangements through My Learning.

     
ISCP and Office of the Children's Convenor

10/11/2021

19/01/2022

31/03/2022

20/05/2022

27/07/2022

06/09/2022

08/11/2022

 

9.15am - 12.15pm

The Role of the Children's Convenor and the Child Youth and Community Tribunal

This level 3 course provides an understanding of the role of the Children's Convenor and the Child, Youth and Community Tribunal (CYCT), so that delegates will be better equipped to decide whether or not to refer a child to the Children's Convenor and to explain to children and families involved in CYCT proceedings what is happening and what to expect.

  • An additional half day session is being developed for practitioners who will be routinely providing reports and information to hearings of the CYCT or attending hearings.

 

This half day course is for people who routinely participate in safeguarding children. It will increase participants understanding of where the Convenor and CYCT sit within the wider system for the protection of children.

To book a place, please contact the Learning and Development Team at The Institute by  emailing: Learning@gov.gg.

States employees can access the course calendar and booking arrangements through My Learning.

ISCP

05/10/2021

26/01/2022

27/04/2022

31/08/2022

 

10.00am - 4.00pm

 

Disguised Compliance

This  day course will develop an increased awareness of barriers to engagement when working with families who for a range of reasons are resistant, including: learning difficulties, mental capacity, avoidance, disguised compliance, leading to attention being directed away form the child to the parents/carers. Participants will examine how to identify and respond to these challenges to ensure the child remains the focus of assessment, planning and intervention.

This one day course is for people who routinely participate in safeguarding children. This course is relevant to practitioners working with resistant or hard to engage families and disguised compliance.

 

Domestic Abuse Awareness - Tier 1

Course providerDatesDescriptionWho is it for?Booking details
Safer

15/09/21

08/12/21

 

9.00am - 4.15pm

 

The course provides an overview of domestic abuse and challenges commonly held beliefs, attitudes and assumptions about domestic abuse. Amongst the issues covered are:

  • The different categories of abuse;
  • Why people may stay in abusive relationships;
  • How children may be affected by domestic abuse;
  • Good practice and interagency working including an overview of Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) and the CAADA DASH RIC (Risk Identification Checklist);
  • The leaving process and issues to consider when leaving an abusive relationship.

The course will include a brief presentation by local specialist domestic abuse agencies about their different roles.  

This one day multi-agency course is offered by Safer LBG, for Managers within States Departments, Human Resources staff, front-line States employees, working in Health, Education, Social Work, the Police, Social Security, Housing, Probation, plus people working in Voluntary Agencies, and all those dealing with potential victims and their families.

 

 

To apply, please contact Naomi Wood at Safer with your name, organisation, contact number and email address.

 

Contact: email: enquiries@safer.gg, tel: 07839 702662.

 

Please note: although there is no standing fee for the Safer Tier 1 training there is a no-show/late cancellation fee of £25. Donations towards refreshments gratefully received on the day. 

Team Around the Child and Lead Professional Training and Refresher sessions

Course providerDatesDescriptionWho is it for? Booking details
Multi-agency professionals

13/09/2021

11/10/2021

29/11/2021

22/02/2022

26/04/2022

14/06/2022

13/09/2022

11/10/2022

21/11/2022

 

 

This one day training course will ensure that participants:

  • understand the ethos of the Team Around the Child and Lead Professional approach
  • understand the responsibilities of the Lead Professional role
  • are able to champion the approach and promote good practice
  • understand the value that the Team Around the Child and Lead Professional approach adds in relation to achieving good outcomes for children and their families

 

Anyone who is working with children and likely to be part of a Team Around the Child and/or Lead Professional.

 

 

 

To book a place, please contact the Learning and Development Team at The Institute by emailing: Learning@gov.gg.

 

States employees can access the course calendar and booking arrangements through My Learning. 

Refresher sessions     
Multi-agency professionals

TBC

 These sessions are for participants that have already attended the one day training. 

They will provide participants with the opportunity to update on the TAC process and discuss any strengths and difficulties involved with the TAC process.

Anyone who has completed the TAC training

To book a place, please contact the Learning and Development Team at The Institute by emailing: Learning@gov.gg.

States employees can access the course calendar and booking arrangements through My Learning.