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Attendance Conference: "A Sense of Belonging"

Education East Sussex are pleased to invite you to our first Annual Attendance Conference for 2024.

School attendance is a key priority for us in East Sussex and one that affects the long-term aspirations and outcomes of pupils and young people. We recognise that all children deserve an appropriate, full-time education, no matter their starting point or ability. We believe that working together across the county to improve school attendance will mean we can support all young people to consistently attend school and achieve the academic, social and emotional outcomes they deserve.

This exciting conference will bring together a range of speakers, workshops and an expert panel, to support schools in understanding the evolving landscape around attendance, both nationally and within East Sussex.

There will be opportunities for colleagues to network and take part in a range of workshops which will ensure you leave with practical examples of good practice and strategies centred around supporting attendance, understanding how best to address the barriers being faced by young people and their families.

The conference will enable colleagues to hear up to date theory and research-based evidence, alongside the latest legislation and guidance combined with practical solutions to take back to your school.

Who can attend this course?

This conference is aimed at primary, secondary and special school headteachers/principals, independent schools and college senior leaders, with responsibility for attendance and attendance leads.

Spaces will be offered on a first come, first served basis. 

Cost - £45 per person, see terms and conditions for information on cancellation and no-show charges.

Registration, refreshments, and pastries from 08:00. The Conference will start promptly at 08:30.

Contact - Education Events 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Date Time
ATC2024 East Sussex National Hotel, Uckfield 17 January 2024 08:30 – 15:30
This conference closes for bookings on 10 January 2024. Workshop information will be sent out nearer the time. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) Training - Initial Training for Schools

This 2-day face to face classroom based training programme will provide staff with the required skills, knowledge and understanding to undertake the role within an educational setting, ensuring compliance with the latest additions of Keeping Children Safe in Education and Working Together to Safeguard Children, as well as locally developed guidance and documentation.

The course aims for DSLs to be equipped with the required skills and knowledge required to lead and co-ordinate safeguarding arrangements in their schools. And they will be fulfilling statutory requirements by attending this training.

If you are either located outside of East Sussex or not from a school – Please be aware that some aspects of this training are specific to East Sussex schools e.g. policies and procedures for responding to and reporting concerns.

In order to gain your certificate, you must attend both days training, however you may start in the role of DSL after completion of the first day.

Who can attend this course?

This course is aimed at education personnel working within schools or ISEND who have a lead responsibility for safeguarding. The expectation would be that delegates are currently or are preparing to undertake the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) role.

After completing this training you will need to access the Designated Safeguarding Leads Refresher course for schools within every 2 years.

Cost - £240 per person, see terms and conditions for information on cancellation and no-show charges

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates Time
DSL343A-B - Course Full Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 9 November & 11 December 2023 09:00 – 16:00
DSL346A-B Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 03 January & 06 February 2024 09:00 – 16:00
DSL347A-B Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 11 January & 20 February 2024 09:00 – 16:00
DSL350A-B Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 21 February & 25 March 2024 09:00 – 16:00
DSL351A-B Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 26 February & 26 March 2024 09:00 – 16:00
If the course is full and you want to join the wait list, please complete the booking form. These courses close for all bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) Training - Refresher for Schools

This one day course aims to update and deepen the knowledge of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), with the aim of ensuring compliance with the latest addition of Keeping Children Safe in Education, as well as with locally developed guidance and procedures.

The course aims to facilitate achieving excellence in Child Protection and Safeguarding by giving tools to embed it in a school's organisational culture.

If you are either located outside of East Sussex or not from a school – Please be aware that some aspects of this training are specific to East Sussex schools e.g. policies and procedures for responding to and reporting concerns.

You are required to attend this training within every 2 years.

Who can attend this course?

This course is aimed at education personnel working within schools or Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (ISEND) who have a lead responsibility for safeguarding. The expectation would be that delegates are currently undertaking the Designated Safeguarding Lead role and have previously completed the Initial Designated Safeguarding Lead training.

Cost - £120 per person, see terms and conditions for information on cancellation and no-show charges

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
DSL345 Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 7 December 2023 09:00 – 16:00
DSL348 Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 18 January 2024 09:00 – 16:00
DSL349 Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 01 February 2024 09:00 – 16:00
DSL352 Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 06 March 2024 09:00 – 16:00
DSL353 Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 14 March 2024 09:00 – 16:00
If the course is full and you want to join the wait list, please complete the booking form.  These courses close for all bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Identifying and responding to child sexual abuse in education settings; a course for DSLs (Primary and Special Schools)

This one-day training course will equip Designated safeguarding leads with a better understanding of:

  • the scale and nature of child sexual abuse.
  • how the impact of child sexual abuse presents in children and young people, with particular focus on how it may present in an education environment.
  • how education professionals can build a picture of their concerns of child sexual abuse, and when a referral to children’s services should be made.
  • how children communicate their experiences of sexual abuse, and the role that education professionals can play in helping them do this.
  • Greater confidence in identifying and responding to concerns of child sexual abuse.

Who can attend this course?

All DSLs in statefunded primary schools and special schools

A maximum of one delegate per organisation, further bookings will go on a wait list until closer to the course date. Priority will be given to organisations who do not already have a place.

Cost - £60, see terms and conditions for information on cancellation and no-show charges

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
SG029 Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 5 February 2024 09:00 – 16:00
SG031 The View, Eastbourne 11 March 2024 09:00 – 16:00
These courses close for all bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Identifying and responding to child sexual abuse in education settings; a course for DSLs (Secondary and Special Schools & Post 16 Colleges)

This one-day training course will equip Designated safeguarding leads with a better understanding of:

  • the scale and nature of child sexual abuse.
  • how the impact of child sexual abuse presents in children and young people, with particular focus on how it may present in an education environment.
  • how education professionals can build a picture of their concerns of child sexual abuse, and when a referral to children’s services should be made.
  • how children communicate their experiences of sexual abuse, and the role that education professionals can play in helping them do this.
  • Greater confidence in identifying and responding to concerns of child sexual abuse.

Who can attend this course?

All DSLs in statefunded secondary schools, Post 16 Colleges and special schools

A maximum of one delegate per organisation, further bookings will go on a wait list until closer to the course date. Priority will be given to organisations who do not already have a place.

Cost - £60, see terms and conditions for information on cancellation and no-show charges

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
SG030 Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 29 February 2024 09:00 – 16:00
These courses close for all bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Single Central Record (SCR) - for those in school who maintain and audit the SCR

This live interactive virtual classroom training, delivered through Microsoft Teams is aimed at those who maintain the Single Central Record (SCR); Bursars, Business Managers, Office Administration, Headteachers, Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and Safeguarding Lead Governors, to ensure compliance with Keeping Children Safe in Education and safer recruitment guidance.

There will be opportunity to consider each column/section of the SCR with opportunity for questions and queries.

We will also consider the responsibilities of the Headteacher, Safeguarding Lead Governor and Designated Safeguarding Lead in ensuring compliance.

Please note current HR guidance is only available to schools that have bought into their service.

Who can attend this course?

This course is aimed at those who maintain the Single Central Record (SCR); Bursars, Business Managers, Office Administration, Headteachers, Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and Safeguarding Lead Governors, to ensure compliance with Keeping Children Safe in Education and safer recruitment guidance.

A maximum of one delegate per organisation, further bookings will go on a wait list until closer to the course date. Priority will be given to organisations who do not already have a place.

Cost - £30, see terms and conditions for information on cancellation and no-show charges

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
SCR147 - Course Full Virtual, MS Teams 22 November 2023 09:30 – 11.30
SCR148 - Course Full Virtual, MS Teams 10 January 2024 09:30 – 11.30
SCR149 Virtual, MS Teams 29 April 2024 13:00 - 15:00
SCR150 Virtual, MS Teams 24 June 2024 09:30 – 11.30
If the course is full and you want to join the wait list, please complete the booking form. These courses close for all bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Safeguarding Medical Matters

This course will support your to review how you are managing all things medical within your school, through the lens of safeguarding. This is supplemental training to support and develop best practice. It does not replace statutory training for first aid of the administration of medication.

Who can attend this course?

ESCC Schools, the course is aimed at staff that monitor and manage medical matters in your school. DSLs are welcome to join this course, but it may also be of use and interest to those persons, such as support staff, who are directly involved with the administering of first aid and medication.

A maximum of one delegate per organisation, further bookings will go on a wait list until closer to the course date. Priority will be given to organisations who do not already have a place.

Cost - £30, see terms and conditions for information on cancellation and no-show charges

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
SG024 Virtual, MS Teams 25 January 2024 13:00 -15:00
SG025 Virtual, MS Teams 23 May 2024 13:00 - 15:00
SG026 Virtual, MS Teams 27 June 2024 09:30 - 11:30
These courses close for all bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Safeguarding Record Keeping

This course will support you to develop best practice in managing safeguarding concerns with children in your school, from evidenced based assessment of risk, timely interventions and outcomes, and accurate record keeping.

Who can attend this course?

ESCC Schools - the  course is aimed at staff that monitor and manage record keeping in your school. DSLs are welcome to join this course, but it may also be of use and interest to those persons, such as support staff, who are part of the wider safeguarding or pastoral team who may not be DSL trained but are nonetheless involved in safeguarding activity and record keeping.

A maximum of one delegate per organisation, further bookings will go on a wait list until closer to the course date. Priority will be given to organisations who do not already have a place.

Cost - £30, see terms and conditions for information on cancellation and no-show charges

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
SG021 Virtual, MS Teams 22 November 2023 13:00 -15:00
SG022 Virtual, MS Teams 19 January 2024 09:30 – 11.30
SG027 Virtual, MS Teams 21 May 2024 13:00 - 15:00
SG028 Virtual, MS Teams 27 June 2024 09:30 - 11:30
These courses close for all bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Self Harm Toolkit - Train the Trainer

This is a practical training for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL's) and Senior Mental Health Leads to use in their schools with their staff team to introduce the principal areas of the self - harm toolkit.

The training will focus on language to use, the dos and don’ts for staff on how to respond. It will go through completing a safety plan and increase understanding on the reasons for self harming as a way of managing.

The aims of the course are to increase confidence in using the toolkit for school staff.

Who can attend this course?

This training is for DSLs or the Senior Mental Health lead in East Sussex schools.

A maximum of one delegate per organisation, further bookings will be put on a wait list until closer to the start date.

Cost - Cost - £0 per person, see terms and conditions for information on cancellation and no-show charges

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates Time
SHT100 Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 22 November 2023 09:00 – 12:00
SHT101 Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 30 November 2023 09:00 – 12:00
These courses close for all bookings 2 weeks before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Sexual Risk Leads Training

Schools experience significant challenges in responding to and managing incidents of peer on peer harmful sexual behaviour; managing and reducing concerns in relation to child sexual exploitation and responding to and supporting children and young people who have been affected by sexual abuse. This training will support delegates to develop their knowledge of how to support children and young people affected by such issues and how to manage any identified risks.

This live interactive virtual classroom training will be delivered online through Microsoft Teams over 6 sessions, with each session lasting 3 hours. Joining instructions will be sent out nearer to the course date – you will receive a new Teams link a few days before each session, along with the papers for that session. You must attend all 6 sessions in order to complete the course; even if sessions are missed you will be charged the full amount.

Who can attend this course?

Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Please note that spaces are limited to 1 delegate per establishment.

Cost - £150 per person, see terms and conditions for information on cancellation and no-show charges

Contact - Education Events 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates Time
SRL04 Microsoft Teams Session 1 - 6 November 2023 13:00 - 16:00
SRL04 Microsoft Teams Session 2 - 13 December 2023 13:00 – 16:00
SRL04 Microsoft Teams Session 3 - 11 January 2024 13:00 – 16:00
SRL04 Microsoft Teams Session 4 - 5 February 2024 13:00 - 16:00
SRL04 Microsoft Teams Session 5 - 14 March 2024 09:30 - 12:30
SRL04 Microsoft Teams Session 6 - 25 April 2024 09:30 – 12:30
If the course is full and you want to join the wait list, please complete the booking form. This course closes for bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Early Years Safeguarding Conference 2024

The Standards Learning and Effectiveness Service (SLES) Safeguarding Team are pleased to bring you the annual Early Years Safeguarding Conference for 2024.

This conference will bring together a range of speakers and workshops to support early years practitioners in developing their whole setting approach to safeguarding. It will extend their safeguarding knowledge, ensuring that they are kept up to date with latest legislation and guidance and enabling them to embed best practice to ensure our children are kept safe from harm.

Who can attend this course?

This conference is aimed at Early Years Leaders, Managers and Designated Safeguarding Leads in Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) settings, Childminders and deputy Safeguarding leads in school run nurseries.

A maximum of two delegates per organisation, further bookings will be put on a wait list until the conference is closed for bookings, at which time any remaining spaces will offered to those on the waiting list on a first come, first served basis. Priority will be given to settings who do not already have a place on the conference.

Cost - £70 per person, see terms and conditions for information on cancellation and no-show charges

Registration and refreshments from 08:15. The Conference will start promptly at 09:00.

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course date Time
EYSAFE203 The View Hotel, Eastbourne 22 February 2024 Registration from 08:15 - Conference 09:00 – 16:00
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. This conference will close for bookings 2 weeks before the conference date. Workshop information will be sent out nearer the time. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Practitioner Child Protection Training for Childcare Settings

This course provides participants with the knowledge that will enable them to identify signs and indicators of abuse and their responsibilities in terms of responding to and highlighting any concerns, appropriately using East Sussex County Council procedures. It will also discuss the wider safeguarding role and discuss how to identify children and families who require an Early Help Plan and where to get the appropriate help and advice.

This course is not suitable for Registered Childminders and Designated Safeguarding Leads. Please attend either the "Designated Safeguarding Leads Training for Childcare Settings - initial Training" or "Designated Safeguarding Leads Training for Childcare Settings – Refresher training" as applicable.

Who can attend this course?

This course is for practitioners who deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) who work in:

  • Registered, Private Voluntary or Independent Childcare Settings or work in registered childcare provision within children's centres.
  • Maintained nursery classes, staff however must still attend the whole school training organised by the school.

All registered Childminders and Designated Safeguarding leads must attend the Designated Safeguarding Leads Training for Childcare Settings - initial training or Designated Safeguarding Leads Training for Childcare Settings – Refresher training.

Cost - £25 per person, see terms and conditions for information on cancellation and no-show charges

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates Time
EYCP854 Uckfield Civic Centre 9 January 2024 18:30 to 21:00
EYCP855 Faraday House, Eastbourne 20 February 2024 18:30 to 21:00
If the course is full and you want to join the wait list, please complete the booking form. These courses close for bookings the day before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) Training for Childcare Settings - Initial Training

This course will explain the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and to give practitioners the skills to undertake the role within a childcare setting. The course facilitates achieving excellence in Child Protection and Safeguarding by giving tools to embed this into an establishment's organisational culture.

There is an expectation that as the DSL you know the signs, indicators and pre-disposing risk factors of abuse. If you are unsure of these please ensure you access the online “safeguarding children and young people” course before you attend this training. 

If you have already attended this training and need to update your training you must attend the EYFS: Designated Safeguarding Leads Training for Childcare Settings – Refresher Training. This initial course is specifically designed to meet the needs of new DSL's.

Who can attend this course?

  • Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL’s) who deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in Ofsted registered private, voluntary or independent childcare settings.
  • Ofsted registered childminders and childminders registered with an Ofsted registered childminding agency.
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) working in a nursery that is managed by or is part of a maintained, academy or independent school. Please note, the school DSL is accountable for the nursery provision that is managed by or part of a school and DDSL’s will still need to be aware of school safeguarding procedures.

Cost - £65 per person, see terms and conditions for information on cancellation and no-show charges

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates Time
EYCP850 Horntye Sports Complex, Hastings 18 & 25 November 2023 10:00 - 16:00 & 10:00 - 12:30
EYCP856 Uckfield Civic Centre 1, 8 & 15 February 2024 18:30 to 21:00
EYCP857 De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-on-Sea 9 & 16 March 2024 10:00 - 16:00 & 10:00 - 12:30
These courses close for bookings the day before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) Training for Childcare Settings - Refresher Training

This course will update the knowledge of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), including childminders, with the aim of renewing their DSL certificate (valid for 2 years). The course will facilitate achieving excellence in Child Protection and Safeguarding by giving tools to embed this into an organisation’s culture.

There is an expectation that as the DSL you know the signs, indicators and pre-disposing risk factors of abuse. If you are unsure of these please ensure you access the online “safeguarding children and young people” course before you attend this training. 

Who can attend this course?

  • Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL’s) who deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in Ofsted registered private, voluntary or independent childcare settings.
  • Ofsted registered childminders and childminders registered with an Ofsted registered childminding agency.
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) working in a nursery that is managed by or is part of a maintained, academy or independent school. Please note, the school DSL is accountable for the nursery provision that is managed by or part of a school and DDSL’s will still need to be aware of school safeguarding procedures.

Cost - £55 per person, see terms and conditions for information on cancellation and no-show charges

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
EYCP851 - Course Full Uckfield Civic Centre 20 & 27 November 2023 18:30 - 21:00
EYCP853 - Course Full East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary’s House), Eastbourne 2 December 2023 10:00 - 16:00
EYCP858 Faraday House, Eastbourne 18 & 25 January 2024 18:30 - 21:00
EYCP859 Hortyne Sports Complex, Hastings 24 February 2024 10:00 - 16:00
If the course is full and you want to join the wait list, please complete the booking form. These courses close for bookings the day before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Safer Recruitment

When a vacancy arises in your organisation, you naturally want to ensure you employ the very best person for the post and this course will certainly help you to achieve this. However, the primary purpose of the course is to ensure that whilst making recruitment decisions, the children, young people and any adults at risk in your setting are safeguarded from harm.

Who can attend this course?

Anyone that is part of the recruitment process.

Cost - £20 per person

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates
SR069 eLearning hosted on the Educare website Once access has been given to the eLearning you will have until May 2024 to complete the course.
Go to booking form

Multi-agency Training

Addressing Barriers to Safeguarding Children Effectively & Appropriately

This Teams event will provide practitioners with an awareness of Unconscious Bias/Stereotypes (how to address them within ourselves and challenge them).

  • The Adultification of Children and how this affects their journey, including their relationships with us
  • The adverse effect adultification and biases have on professionals working with the individual (and families of the children)
  • Understand challenges faced by Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities
  • Intersectionality
  • Communication/Language & Terminology & Victim Blaming, recognising this within practices
  • Establishing anti-racist & anti-discriminatory practices and recognising the opposite in everyday practice.
  • Disruption toolkit
  • Victims Code
  • Contextual Safeguarding within Working Together.

Who can attend this course?

East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership training is for all professionals and volunteers who work with children or adults who have children or child care responsibilities. ESCC staff, Adults Social Care if they work with parents/adults who care for children, NHS staff who are part of the 0-19 service, ESCC Early Years, ESCC Schools, ES, CC Foster Carers, Public Sector Partners, Voluntary and Community Sector.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided / commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates Time
LSC817 Virtual, MS Teams 22 November 2023 13:00 - 16:00
This course closes for bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

Adopting a Whole Family Approach to Domestic Abuse and Promoting Safety - Professional Level Workshop

This popular course is essential for practitioners from Children's Services and Adult Social Care, education, early help, the police and health to review, update and consolidate core knowledge about domestic abuse.

This two full day ‘professional level’ workshop is part of the domestic abuse thematic learning pathway and will give an overarching and updated view on current research, theory and practice in the field. It is relevant for all East Sussex Children's Services practitioners working with children, young people and families assessed as level 3 or 4 on the Continuum of Need.

Participants must complete the 3 domestic abuse eLearning modules prior to attending the course.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training can be accessed by any professional who works with children and families in East Sussex in a paid or voluntary capacity. This includes Children's Services Staff (ESCC)/Designated Safeguarding Leads/Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers/Newly Qualified Social Workers/Police Staff/Probation Service/SENCOs/SEND Practitioners/Social Work Managers/Social Work Practitioners/Youth Workers/Voluntary and community sector.

Cost - £150, £0 for ESCC staff, public sector partners and ESCC maintained schools.

Late cancellation/non-attendance fee apply - see terms and conditions

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates Time
CWA539A-B Faraday House, Eastbourne 23 & 30 January 2024 09:30 - 16.30
These courses close for bookings 2 weeks before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

Child and Adolescent Development

This training, reviews child and adolescent development including the neuroscience specific to this group. An overview of influencing factors which impacts on child development will be examined including genetic, environmental, cultural and social factors, parenting styles, physical or emotional difficulty and resilience. The training will;

  • Refresh understanding of child and adolescent development with specific reference to key developmental theories.
  • Explore the latest research findings relating to neuroscience and child development.

This workshop is relevant for all practitioners working with families antenatally or families with children and young people. 

Additional Information

Participants must complete the Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development elearning before attending this course.

This course includes pre course activities, information will be included with your confirmation email.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training can be accessed by any professional who works with children and families in East Sussex.

Cost - £50, ESCC staff £0

Late cancellation/non-attendance fee apply - see terms and conditions,

 This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Child to Parent/Care Giver Abuse

The training focuses on domestic abuse, perpetrated by children and young people towards their parents/care givers. The training will explore ways in which to engage young people and their families, consider and use strategies, interventions, tools and resources available to practitioners in East Sussex when working with young people and their families who are experiencing violence and abuse from their children.

This course is appropriate for practitioners who wish to improve their knowledge base and practical skills when working with young people who commit abuse within their family relationships. It is not suitable for practitioners who are very experienced in these areas or who have already completed the two classroom courses relating to Young people and Abusive Relationships within the last 3 years.

Additional Information

Participants must complete the 3 domestic abuse eLearning modules prior to attending the course.

Domestic Abuse - Foundation Module 1: What is domestic abuse?

Domestic Abuse - Foundation Module 2: Impact and building resilience, and barriers to seeking support

Domestic Abuse - Foundation Module 3: Risk identification, assessment and management

It is also desirable that attendees have also completed the 2 day "Whole Family Approach to Domestic Abuse" training.

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Who can attend this course?

East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership training is for all professionals and volunteers who work with children or adults who have children or childcare responsibilities. ESCC staff, NHS staff who are part of the 0-19 service, ESCC Early Years, ESCC Schools, ES, CC Foster Carers, Public Sector Partners, Voluntary and Community Sector, ASC staff working in the Transition Service.

2 delegates per team/school/organistion, additional bookings will be added to the waitlist.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Contextual Safeguarding: Understanding, and responding to, young people’s experiences of significant harm beyond their families

This face to face classroom course, will enable participants to understand the meaning of Contextual Safeguarding and how we are responding to the issue within East Sussex. Participants will gain an understanding of the theory of contextual assessment and the links between children at risk of exploitation and how contextual approaches will support and enhance traditional safeguarding approaches.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training, ran by the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership, can be accessed by any professional who works with children and families in East Sussex. This includes ASC staff who work in the Transition Service.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates Time
LSC818 Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 16 January 2024 09:30 - 16:30
This course closes for bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

Exploring Inclusive Practice In Your Team - Racial, Ethnic and Religious Diversity - Multi-agency Training

You are skilled and experienced in your field; you take pride in your professionalism; you care about your team and the children, young people and families you work with.

How confident and equipped do you feel to provide the best possible service to diverse communities of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds?

What are your strengths in this area and what anxieties and concerns do you have?

This reflective workshop, delivered by Aaron Clarke on behalf of Diversity Resource International, will provide an opportunity to explore issues around race, ethnicity and religious diversity, enabling you and your team to improve professional practice when working with families, children and young people.

Training Objectives:

  • To be able to evidence sensitivity and understanding of the impact and implications of race, religion and ethnicity on service users’ lives.
  • To be aware of, able to identify and act on issues relating to race, religion and ethnicity as they impact on children and families.
  • To understand terminology pertinent to racial, religion and ethnic injustice and to be confident in using appropriate
  • To be aware of and able to support the development of positive identity in children and families affected by issues of racial, religious and ethnic diversity.
  • To be able to identify racism and discrimination and to be equipped to challenge this appropriately and effectively.
  • To increase team confidence and to be able to initiate challenging conversations linked to issues of race, religion and ethnicity.

Participants must complete the Racial, Ethnic and National Equality Foundation Module e-learning prior to undertaking this workshop.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training can be accessed by any professional who works with children and families in East Sussex in  a paid or voluntary capacity.

Cost - £30, ESCC staff £0

Late cancellation/non-attendance fee apply - see terms and conditions

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates Time
CWA527 Virtual, MS Teams 23 November  2023 13:00 - 16:15
These courses close for bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

Fabricated Induced Illness, Identifying and Managing Safeguarding Concerns

This training course will enable participants to assess risk and to explore inter-agency responses to concerns regarding Fabricated Induced Illnesses, (historically known as Munchhausen Syndrome by Proxy).

The course will cover making and/or receiving referrals regarding child care and child protection issues in relation to Fabricated Induced Illness. Participants will learn about procedures when responding to Fabricated Induced Illnesses, the importance of early identification and detailed chronologies when Fabricated Induced Illness is suspected, and histories of Fabricated Induced Illness from the victim's perspective.

Who can attend this course?

All staff from Children"s Social Care, Education, Schools, Early Years, PVI (Private, Voluntary Independent), Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Mental Health Teams and Youth Offending Teams, who are working with children and families or staff from Adult Social Care/Mental Health working with adults who have children.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

2 delegates per team/establishment, further bookings will be added to the waitlist.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Harmful Practices - Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Breast Ironing

Would you like to increase your knowledge and understanding of this complex area of Safeguarding? Do you feel confident in challenging certain practices whilst trying to remain sensitive and respectful to cultural and religious traditions?

This important multi-agency course is being presented by a very experienced external trainer, who has worked closely with local authorities and police forces to combat these behaviours and can bring personal knowledge to this training event. The sessions are spread over four hour time frame with time for breaks.

This course aims to increase the knowledge, awareness, and understanding of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Breast Ironing and to enable multi-agency practitioners to more confidently identify and safeguard those children at risk.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training, ran by the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership, can be accessed by any professional who works with children and families in East Sussex.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

It is beneficial but not compulsory to have a basic understanding of FGM and breast ironing prior to attending.

Cost - £0

Late cancellation/non-attendance fee apply, please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates Time
LSC812 Virtual 1 March 2024 09:30 - 13:00
If the course is full and you want to join the wait list, please complete the booking form. This course closes for bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

Harmful Practices - Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage

Would you like to increase your knowledge and understanding of this complex area of Safeguarding? Do you feel confident in challenging certain practices whilst trying to remain sensitive and respectful to cultural and religious traditions?

This important multi-agency course is being presented by a very experienced external trainer, who has worked closely with local authorities and police forces to combat these behaviours and can bring personal knowledge to this training event. The sessions are spread over four hour time frame with time for breaks.

This course will raise your awareness of Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage and the impact on victims/children. Topics covered will include identification, assessment and reporting processes to support professionals in their safeguarding role.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training, ran by the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership, can be accessed by any professional who works with children and families in East Sussex.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Although not essential, it may be helpful to have a basic understanding of these topics prior to attending, please see suggested pre-course learning below:

Cost - £0

Late cancellation/non-attendance fee apply, please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates Time
LSC813 Virtual 12 March 2024 09:30 - 13:00
This course closes for bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

Holding Difficult Conversations with Families - Workshop for Practitioners

These new format courses will support staff who work directly with families to be more confident and capable when holding difficult conversations. 

Participants will be introduced to a new set of practice principles that have been designed by East Sussex practitioners and consider how to integrate holding difficult conversations with families with Solution Focus and Motivational Interviewing techniques.

The training objectives for this course are for participants to:

  • Explore principles on holding difficult conversations with families.
  • Consider how to integrate holding difficult conversations with families with Solution Focus and Motivational Interviewing techniques.
  • Reflect on the “contract” between practitioners and service users, to include managing difference.
  • Explore communication skills – how are we when in conflict and ideas for maintaining a resilient, empathetic, clear approach?

Practice techniques for responding to difficult conversations to include:

  • Self-talk and “convenient beliefs” for keeping calm and focus on successful outcomes under stress
  • giving bad news using danger/worry statements
  • learn about mediation techniques such as speaking to people’s needs rather than their positions
    practice non-violent communication techniques for maintaining relationships in conflict.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training, can be accessed by any professional who works with children and families in East Sussex.

Additional information

All registered participants are required to watch this 16 minute introductory video from the trainer Phil Jones in advance of participating in this workshop.

Cost 

Virtual Course £50, ESCC staff, £0

Classroom Course £75, ESCC staff, £0

Late cancellation/non-attendance fee apply - see terms and conditions

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Identifying the Sexual Abuse of Children

This course, will enable participants to identify child sexual abuse, understand the legal context, and to consider factors that make children and their families vulnerable to sexually abusive behaviour and gain a better understanding of how they can manage disclosures of child sexual abuse.

Who can attend this course?

This course is relevant for any professional who works directly with children and their families and/or those who have a lead role in Safeguarding and Child Protection, e.g., DSLs in schools and nurseries. All agencies and levels of staff can attend but this course is not relevant for Adult Social Care colleagues, unless they work within a Transition Service, with young people aged 16-18.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Managing Allegations Against Staff

On this course participants will look at methods to effectively manage the process of an allegation against a colleague or themselves.

This training is not designed for representatives from HR/Personnel from any setting/agency. It is ONLY for those professionals who are DIRECTLY involved in the management of allegations (which for Education settings include: Governors, Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, and DSL's)

Who can attend this course?

Professionals who are directly involved in the management of allegations (which for Education settings include: Governors, Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, and DSL's).

Maximum of 1 delegate per team/school/organisation

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates Time
LSC804 - Course Full Virtual, MS Teams 7 December 2023 09:30 - 12:30
LSC814 - Course Full Virtual, MS Teams 14 March 2024 09:30 - 12:30
If the course is full and you want to join the wait list, please complete the booking form. These courses close for all bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

Parental Drug and Alcohol Use and the Impact on Children

This training will enable participants to explore their own attitudes to substance and alcohol use and users, and how this influences their practice and  demonstrate increased knowledge of effects, risks and potential harm of the principle substances of use/misuse and drinking patterns  describe potential impact of harmful substance/alcohol use on children and families  assess needs and provide a range of responses directed both at assisting parents and protecting and helping children. 

Who can attend this course?

Any professionals, whether paid or a volunteer, who work with children and families, or with adults who have children and may be involved in making and/or receiving referrals regarding child care and child protection issues. This multi agency training, is run by the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership.

A maximum of three representatives from each team may have a confirmed place and further bookings will be put on a wait list.

Additional information

Participants must complete the eLearning below ahead of the course date.

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided / commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Participating in the Child Protection Conference and Core Group Process

This face to face course will enable participants to explore effective inter-agency working in Child Protection Conferences and Core Groups.

By the end of the course, participants will understand how to:

  • explore the purpose and functions of Child Protection Conferences and Core Groups
  • understand their professional and statutory function in relation to preparation and attendance at such meetings
  • develop Child Protection plans
  • look at parental behaviour and professional practice.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training, ran by the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership, can be accessed by any professional who works with children and families in East Sussex.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Professional Curiosity and Professional Challenge within a Safeguarding Context

A multi-agency training session for safeguarding professionals to consider the approach to working with children, their families and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes in terms of well-being and safety. We will examine how to overcome barriers and identify techniques that can be employed to manage difficult situations that might arise in a safeguarding context.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training, ran by the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership, can be accessed by any professional (paid or voluntary) who works with children and families in East Sussex, whether on a regular basis or within a 'drop-in' environment.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Safeguarding Children with Additional Needs - FREE Course

This course aims to challenge professional thinking, values and beliefs that exist around children and young people with special educational needs and Disability. The training will highlight specific risk factors and enable participants to understand the signs and  indicators associated with safeguarding children with additional needs.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training, ran by the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership, can be accessed by any professional (paid or voluntary) who works with children and families in East Sussex, whether on a regular basis or within a 'drop-in' environment.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Cost - £0

Late cancellation/non-attendance fee apply, please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Safeguarding Issues in an LGBTQ Context: Domestic Abuse, Exploitation, Substance Misuse and Sexual Health

This half-day course aims to help practitioners develop a better understanding of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans issues for children and young people in order to better meet their needs in a safeguarding context.

Who can attend this course?

This course is relevant for any professional who works directly with children and their families and/or those who have a lead role in Safeguarding and Child Protection, e.g., DSLs in schools and nurseries. All agencies and levels of staff can attend but this course is not relevant for Adult Social Care colleagues, unless they work within a Transition Service, with young people aged 16-18.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

To access and complete the e-Learning course users will need to create and verify an account on Learning Pool.

A maximum of three representatives from each team may have a confirmed place and further bookings will be put on a wait list.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Safeguarding Under 1's Lite Bite Size session - Free course

Infancy remains the period of highest risk for serious and fatal child maltreatment; there is a particular risk of fatality for both boys and girls during infancy (Complexity and Challenge: a triennial analysis of serious case reviews 2014-2017, Brandon et al 2020).

By the end of the Briefing participants will have gained the following:

  • An introduction to ICON, the evidenced-based programme designed to help parents and carers understand and manage the normal crying pattern of babies and young infants.
  • Knowledge of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) and the Safer Sleeping advice from the Lullaby Trust.
  • Increased awareness of the risks of injury and abuse to infants under 1 year old and the specific signs and indicators to look out for.

Who can attend this course?

Any professional who works directly with infants or with families who have or care for babies and infants under 1.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Cost - £0

Late cancellation/non-attendance fee apply, please refer to the ESSCP charging policy  

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Suicide Awareness - Working with Children and Young People (Under 16yrs old)

These introductory awareness courses will equip professionals working with families to pick up on vulnerabilities, identify who might be at risk and start an open conversation about suicide, as this is one of the best way we know to prevent suicide.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training, ran by the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership, can be accessed by any professional who works with children and families in East Sussex, whether on a regular basis or within a 'drop-in' environment.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Suicide Awareness - Suicide Awareness -Working with Young People (16+) and Adults

This introductory awareness course will equip professionals working with those 16+, Adults and their families to pick up on vulnerabilities, identify who might be at risk and start an open conversation about suicide, as this is one of the best ways we know to prevent suicide.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training, ran by the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership, is for any professional (paid or voluntary) who works with young people 16+, Adults and their families, whether on a regular basis or within a 'drop-in' environment.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

The Effective Communication of Safeguarding Concerns

This course will equip a range of professionals with the skills, knowledge and confidence to contact and make referrals to, Childrens Social Care. The training highlights the importance of gathering and sharing information at an early stage when working with families and identify the level of need within a family.

They will be given advice about how to respond to this within their own service; identify, approach and engage other agencies in supporting children, young people and families and clearly communicate safeguarding concerns verbally and in writing to Children"s Social Care. Also know what to expect from Children"s Social Care and know how to challenge decisions made by Children"s Social Care or escalate concerns where they believe a child or young person continues to be at risk.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training, ran by the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership, can be accessed by any professional who works with children and families in East Sussex. This includes staff from Adult Social Care who work in the transition service.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

2 delegates per team/establishment, further bookings will be added to the waitlist.

Cost - Free for all attendees, late cancellation and no show will apply, please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Trauma Informed Approaches across Education and Children’s Social Care

This Webinar is facilitated by Educational Psychologists from Education and Practitioners from Children’s Social Care and the first in a series. We will spend time gaining insights into professional roles and responsibilities to enable us to examine the shared context of stressors, barriers and success’ that impact not only on our capacity to work together but also our emotional well-being. Through local examples of trauma informed and relational working we will explore the  principles, values and behaviours that promote successful multi-agency working that supports the vulnerable families and children we work with.

Please Note; we will be recording the webinar for others to view. We assume participant’s consent unless we hear otherwise.

Who can attend this course?

Children’s Social Care staff and DTs and DSLs in schools 

Additional information

Delegates' email addresses as provided will be shared with the trainer. Delegates should ensure they use their work (not personal) email addresses on the booking form.

We will be recording the webinar for others to view. We assume participant’s consent unless we hear otherwise.

Cost - £0

Late cancellation/non-attendance fee apply - see terms and conditions

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Trauma-Informed approaches to working with Families in a Multi Professional Context: Foundation Level

Are you working with individuals who find it challenging to engage with conventional services or offers of help? Ever asked yourself “what has happened to them” rather than “what is wrong with them?” Then this course is for you.

Trauma informed approaches are strength based and recognise that past experiences, relationships, intersectionality, and context affect current ways of being, relationships and interactions.  The Trauma informed lens reframes behaviour that has been traditionally seen as “resistant, difficult, challenging or problematic” as individuals’ best attempts at coping and surviving.  In this context it is understandably that the relationships practitioners build with people to promote safety, is emotional work, that inevitably impacts upon them.

This multi agency face to face course is facilitated by highly experienced practitioners working in a range of settings including mental health, children’s social care and university and in consultation with Recovery Partners (Experts by Experience).

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training ran by the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership, can be accessed by any professional who works with children and families in East Sussex. 

A maximum of three representatives from each team may have a confirmed place and further bookings will be put on a wait list.

Additional information

Participants must complete the  Introduction to Trauma informed Practice  eLearning course ahead of the course date.

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided / commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People eLearning course.

To access and complete the e-Learning courses users will need to create and verify an account on Learning Pool.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates Time
LSC819 Faraday House, Eastbourne 16 January 2024 09:30 - 16:30
This course closes for bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

Understanding Children & Young People with behavioural and Mental Health difficulties

This half day workshop is part of a themed learning programme focusing on practical support and intervention with Children and Young People where mental health issues might be present.

The event is facilitated by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership (ESSCP) professionals. It is responding to learning needs identified in this area by a broad range of Children’s Services practitioners working with Children and Young People on Level 3 and 4 on the Continuum of Need.

This workshop is relevant for all East Sussex children's services practitioners working with children, young people and families assessed as level 3 or 4 on the Continuum of Need and specifically Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) and SENCOs from schools and early years providers.         

Learning outcomes

This course will provide the opportunity for participants to explore case studies and reflect on their own practice and experiences when working with children and young people with behavioural and mental health issues. The course will,

  • Recap knowledge from on-line training modules on mental health issues and illnesses.
  • Explore why children and young people display risky and problematic behaviours.
  • Explore through case studies interventions and further actions.
  • Share knowledge of local organisations and services to achieve positive outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.
  • Have the opportunity to engage in a reflective practice group discussion.
  • Understand the threshold for intervention by CAMHS and the referral pathway.

Additional Information

All participants that have not already completed the following Mental Health foundation eLearning modules are required to do so in advance of this course:

Mental Health Foundation Module 1: Understanding and Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing 

Mental Health Foundation Module 2: Recognising Mental Health Issues – Intervention and Referring

Mental Health Foundation Module 3: Recognising and Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health Issues 

Who can attend this course?

This multiagency training can be accessed by any professional who works with children and families in East Sussex in a paid or voluntary capacity.

Cost - £0 ESCC staff, £50 non-ESCC

Late cancellation/non-attendance fee apply - see terms and conditions

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Understanding Safeguarding in a Digital World

This course will enable professionals to explore current research and practice in relation to children and young people's use of mobile technologies. By the end of the course participants will have: explored how children use technology, addressed the benefits alongside the risks explore different methods of keeping children safe, identified various resources and tools available and identified the added risks for vulnerable children, e.g. children with learning disabilities.

Who can attend this course?

This course is aimed at all front line professionals, including managers from East Sussex County Council Children's Services Social Care, Early Help, Children's Services Education, Schools, Adult Services, and Youth Offending Team. East Sussex Police, Health, Probation and the Voluntary and Independent sectors. Those working with Adults can attend if they work in the Transtion Service.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates Time
LSC807 Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 5 December 2023 09.30 - 16.30
This course closes for bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

Working with Children and Young People who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviours

This course will enable participants to explore the difference between healthy and harmful sexual behaviour, understand the legislation that governs our practice and to learn about pathways to offending in children and young people.

You will understand how to manage and assess risk in a multi-agency context and learn about practice interventions and how to apply these in a range of settings.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training ran by the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership, can be accessed by any professional who works with children and families in East Sussex.  This includes staff in Adult Social Care who work in the Transition Service.

A maximum of two representatives from each team may have a confirmed place and further bookings will be put on a wait list.

Additional information

Participants must complete the Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) e-learning prior to undertaking this workshop.

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided / commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Cost - Free for all attendees, late cancellation and no show will apply, please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Working with Trans and Gender Questioning Children and Young People

This half day professional level workshop that provides an insight into the lives of trans and gender questioning children and young people, as well as gaining information on trans identities more generally.

The course aims to increase practitioners confidence in supporting young trans people to develop a strong sense of identity in the face of marginalisation. You will learn practical ways to make our services more safe and inclusive.

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Consider different identities and the intersection of assigned sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
  • Be aware of the laws which protect trans people and how this relates to your practice.
  • Have increased awareness of the challenges trans children and young people face and find ways to develop practice to support young people in your service.
  • Be more aware of any possible barriers a trans child or young person may face in your service and be able to implement or encourage developments to help your service become more inclusive.

Participants must complete the Trans Awareness Foundation Module e-learning prior to undertaking this workshop.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training, can be accessed by any professional who works with children and families in East Sussex

Cost -

Virtual Training - £30, ESCC staff £0

Face to Face training - £50, ESCC £0

Late cancellation/non-attendance fee apply - see terms and conditions

This course is organised by the Workforce Development Team, if you have any queries about this course contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. 
Course code Venue Course dates Time
CWA516 Virtual - Zoom 6 February 2024 09:30 - 12:30
CWA517 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary’s House), Eastbourne 25 January 2024 09:30 - 12:30
If the course is full and you want to join the wait list, please complete the booking form. These courses close for bookings 1 week before the course start date. Go to booking form

To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

Working with Parents Effectively - Enabling & Supporting Staff to deal with difficult or evasive behaviour

By the end of the course participants will have identified forceful counter-arguments as a form of disguised compliance and how this the impact of themselves and their practice.

They will also better understand the possible motivations behind parents who disguise their level of commitment and how they could from better working partnerships with such parents.

Who can attend this course?

This course is relevant for any professional who works directly with children and their families and/or those who have a lead role in Safeguarding and Child Protection, e.g., DSLs in schools and nurseries.

All agencies and levels of staff can attend but this course is not relevant for Adult Social Care colleagues, unless they work within a Transition Service, with young people aged 16-18.

Additional information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Young People and Abusive Relationships

The training focuses on domestic abuse, both experienced and perpetrated by young people in their intimate partner relationships. The training will explore ways in which to engage young people and their families, consider and use strategies, interventions, tools and resources available to practitioners in East Sussex when working with young people and their families who are experiencing violence and abuse.

This course is appropriate for practitioners who wish to improve their knowledge base and practical skills when working with young people who are experiencing abuse within their relationships. It is not suitable for practitioners who are very experienced in these areas or who have already completed the two classroom courses relating to Young people and Abusive Relationships within the last 3 years.

Who can attend this course?

This multi agency training, ran by the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership, can be accessed by any professional who works with children and families in East Sussex. This includes ASC staff who work in the Transition Service.

Additional information

Participants must complete the 3 domestic abuse eLearning modules prior to attending the course. It is also desirable that attendees have also completed the 2 day "Whole Family Approach to Domestic Abuse" training.  

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Young People and Substance Misuse: Professional Level

This course will provide substance misuse training to support young people with substance misuse problems, contribute to their protection and carry out basic substance misuse interventions. Whilst also looking at the holistic response to problematic substance misuse needs, such as mental health, sexual health/exploitation, child protection, and the law.

Additional Information

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course.

Who can attend this course?

East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership training is for all professionals and volunteers who work with children or adults who have children or childcare responsibilities. 

Cost - please refer to the ESSCP charging policy 

Contact - Workforce Development Training Events Team 

Course dates, venue and times.
We currently do not have any dates scheduled, we regularly add courses to the programme so please look out for the weekly advertising or keep visiting these pages.