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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 link below

https://theinstitute.gov.gg/mod/hvp/view.php?id=7578

 

Safeguarding Children & Young People - Level 2

Course providerDatesDescriptionWho is it for?Booking details
ISCP

16/08/2022 (am)

08/09/2022 (am)

04/10/2022 (evening)

14/10/2022 (am)

11/11/2022 (am)

16/12/2022 (am)

04/01/2023 (am)

07/02/2023 (am)

14/03/2023 (pm)

25/03/2023 (am)

14/04/2023 (pm)

25/04/2023 (evening)

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:

  • Recognising signs and indicators of abuse
  • Identifying factors that make some children and young people vulnerable to abuse
  • Considering your roles and responsibilities in safeguarding children and young people
  • Considering how to respond to a safeguarding concern

 

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 around 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

15/09/2022

11/10/2022

16/11/2022

12/01/2023

08/03/2023

11/05/2023

28/06/2023

 

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 might:

  • hold responsibility for safeguarding in their organisation
  • participate in the process of safeguarding children through referral, assessment, interventions for child or parent
  • contribute to multi-agency safeguarding forums and those that
  • require level 3 as part of their professional accreditation/professional development

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.

Other Level 3 Safeguarding Topics, Specialist Topics & Graded Care Profile 2

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

Course providerDatesDescriptionWho is it for? Booking details
ISCP

 

 

27/09/2022

20/01/2023

06/06/2023

 

9.00am - 4.00pm

Safeguarding Children with Disabilities

In this course participants will be looking at:

  • the interface between disability and safeguarding
  • ways in which children with disabilities can be more vulnerable to harm
  • some of the attributes and values that affect perception of the abuse of disabled children and the parental capacity of disabled adults
  • alternative methods of communication with disabled children

This one-day course is for people who routinely participate in safeguarding children as part of their working practice.T

This level of training can be undertaken as part of the practitioner's professional 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 

17/01/2023

03/05/2023

19/09/2023

Day Two 

29/03/2023

27/07/2023

28/11/2023

 

10.00am - 4.00pm

Child Sexual Abuse 

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
  • exploring the problems around disclosure
  • discussing/exploring offender patterns
  • exploring 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 practitioner's professional 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

19/10/2022

02/02/2023

05/10/2023

 

9.00am - 4.00pm

Neglect 

This course aims to:

  • explore and identify potential barriers to the recognition of neglect
  • consider the impact of neglect from pre-birth to 18
  • understand affluent neglect
  • understand adolescent neglect
  • recognise the difficulties working with neglect

This course also contains the Graded Care Profile 2 Awareness Session which will provide an overview of the neglect screening tool and how it works. Full training to use the tool is not included but can be undertaken separately.

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 practitioner's professional 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

31/08/2022

02/03/2023

21/07/2023

 

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 those who demonstrate disguised compliance.

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.

ISCPComing in 2023

Women's, Maternal and Parental Mental Health

This course is currently being redeveloped and will be relaunched in 2023

 
ISCP and Office of the Children's Convenor

06/09/2022

08/11/2022

16/02/2023

19/04/2023

08/06/2023

 

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.

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 and young people.

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

 

01/11/2022

 

8.30am - 3.15pm

This course takes place at Guernsey Prison's Visitor Centre

Hidden Sentence

Hidden Sentence is a course developed by Action for Prisoners' and Offenders' Families (now part of Family Lives).

This course gives a clear overview of the issues facing prisoners' families and provides a range of strategies and resources to help you support them.

The aim of the course is to help you to:

  • understand the impact of imprisonment on prisoners' families
  • improve your understanding of the prison system
  • understand the support needs of prisoners' families
  • understand the needs and wishes of prisoners' families
  • understand how to improve the coordination of services to provide more effective support for those affected by the imprisonment of a family member
  • understand how to improve your own practice in supporting prisoners' families

This course is for professionals and individuals who support children and young people who have a parent who is incarcerated. 

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

13/09/2022 (am)

10/01/2023 (am)

30/05/2023 (pm)

24/08/2023 (am)

 

am: 10am - 12pm

pm: 2pm - 4pm

 

Signs of Safety for Child Protection Conference

 

This two-hour session is designed for anyone who attends Child Protection Conferences and anyone who contributes to the Child Protection process. 

An overview of the aspects of the Signs of Safety model currently being used in Conferences will be given, with an opportunity to practise using them so that professionals can feel prepared to do this during a Conference. This includes:

  • Danger Statements
  • Safety Goals
  • The new Conference report format

This training is for any professional or individual who is likely to attend a Child Protection Conference.

This training will ensure that you feel prepared when attending and can contribute to the forum. 

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

13/10/22

17/11/22

25/01/23

21/03/23

25/05/23

 

9.00-4.00

Graded Care Profile 2 - Practitioner Training

 

The Graded Care Profile 2 is a licenced NSPCC tool that helps to assess the quality of care a child or young person receives in their home. Also referred to as a neglect screening tool.

It is easy to use and easy for families to understand. It can be used by anyone that works with families in their homes.

Full training will be provided in using the tool.

The tool can only be used upon completion of this course.

This training is for professionals from statutory and third sector services that work with families in their homes.

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

06/10/22

(1.30-3.00)

22/02/23

(9.00-10.30)

20/06/23

(1.30-3.00)

Graded Care Profile 2 - Awareness Session

 

This 1.5 hour course provides an overview of the GCP2 who may need an understanding of it as part of their role.

The tool's structure, scoring system and report template will be covered.

 

This training is for those who need an understanding of the GCP2 and its scoring system as part of their role but will not be administering it.

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.

Domestic Abuse Training

Course providerDatesDescriptionWho is it for?Booking details
Safer

04/10/22

06/12/22

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.00am - 4.30pm

Domestic Abuse Awareness (Tier 1)

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

  • Define and list the types of Domestic Abuse
  • Outline the impact of Domestic Abuse and recognise who is affected
  • Consider why victims may stay
  • Identify the help available to victims and perpetrators and when and how it should be accessed

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:naomi@safer.gg or volunteers@safer.gg with preferred date

 

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

Safer

13/09/22

08/11/22

 

 

 

9.00am - 4.30pm

Tier 2 Laura Richards DASH (Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Harassment & Honour Based Violence) training

This training enables delegates to understand the DASH (2009) Risk Identification, Assessment and Management Model and how to use it.

This training will cover:

  • Introduction and background to model: how it was developed and why.
  • High risk factors and clusters of risk
  • The questions in the model, what the answers mean, a focus on stalking and so-called Honour based violence and patterns of behaviour.
  • Making the links across public protection: case studies profiling perpetrators.

PLEASE NOTE: TIER 1 MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE UNDERTAKING TIER 2

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:naomi@safer.gg or volunteers@safer.gg with preferred date

 

Please note: although there is no standing fee for the Safer 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

 

 

13/09/2022

11/10/2022

21/11/2022

07/02/23

25/04/23

20/06/23

 

Team Around the Child and Lead Professional Training

 

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. 

Multi-agency professionalsTBC

 TAC Refresher Training

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 previously 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.

GRADED CARE PROFILE 2 TRAINING

This NSPCC tool helps to assess the quality of care children and young people receive in their homes.

Practitioner Training (for those who will be using the tool with families in their homes)

9.00 - 4.00 at The Institute (PEH)

13th October

17th November

25th January

21st March

Awareness Sessions (for those who need an overview of the tool but will not be using it themselves) 

6th October       1.30 - 3.00

22nd February   9.00 - 10.30

To book any of these sessions please use My Learning if you have access, or email Learning@gov.gg