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Attachment Based Practice with Families, Part 1- infancy, early childhood and the school years (Virtual)

This live interactive virtual course, delivered over three days via Teams, forms the foundation level of a programme of training on 'Attachment Based Practice with Families'. Practitioners who have attended the previous Application of Attachment Theory course are eligible to book directly on to the second part of the programme: 'Attachment Based Practice with Families, Part 2 - Adolescence, Adulthood and the Family System'.

This Part 1 course focuses on infancy and early childhood, moving up to the school years. It introduces contemporary attachment theory, its links with child development, neurobiology and the emerging field of narrative medicine. The latter part of the training day is set aside for independent study.

Attachment theory is essential for understanding how human beings function in relationships and how people develop social and psychological difficulties. It is also fundamental for understanding what constitutes psychological wellbeing.

The focus of the training programme is to translate the theory into principles, tools and practical strategies for working with families. Exploration of relevant case examples enables participants to move from assessment to formulation to planning and intervention. The training is designed to increase the confidence of practitioners to
act as change agents and to understand and relate to people in an attuned way. 

Important Information

Delegates will be asked to bring case materials to the later sessions. Course timings allow for the latter part of the training day following a teaching session (14.30 - 16.30) to be used for independent reading and reflection.

Important note: The trainer will contact participants in advance of the training to provide them with the Teams link for joining the course. Delegates' email addresses as provided will be given to the trainer for this purpose only. Delegates should ensure they use their work (not personal) email addresses on the booking form.

Who can attend this course?

Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / Managers / Residential Childcare Practitioners / SEND Practitioners / Social Work Managers / Social Work Practitioners / Youth Workers

Cost - £0

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

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. All courses close for bookings 2 weeks before the course start date.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
CWB487A-C Virtual, Teams 17, 18, 19 April 2023 09:30 - 16:30
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To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

Attachment Based Practice with Families, Part 2 - Adolescence, Adulthood and the Family system (Virtual)

This live interactive virtual course, delivered over five sessions, is a professional/advanced level of training on 'Attachment Based Practice with Families’, focusing on attachment-based practice with adolescents and adults. It replaces the previous 'Introduction to Attachment Based Practice with Adults' course. It is aimed at case-holding practitioners.

You must complete 'Attachment Based Practice with Families, Part 1- infancy, early childhood and the school years' or have completed the previous 'Application of Attachment Theory' course before attending this course. Following Days 1 and 2 participants will undertake a piece of assessment work in preparation for Day 3.

Attachment theory is essential for understanding how human beings function in relationships and how people develop social and psychological difficulties. It is also fundamental for understanding what constitutes psychological wellbeing. The focus of the training programme is to translate the theory into principles, tools and practical strategies for working with families. Exploration of relevant case examples enables participants to move from assessment to formulation to planning and intervention.

The training is designed to increase the confidence of practitioners to act as change agents and to understand and relate to people in an attuned way. Time has been built into the sessions for reading and reflection alongside the teaching hours.

As with Part 1 of the course, sessions 1 to 3 of Part 2 focus on translating the theory into principles tools and practical strategies for understanding the functioning of adolescents and adults in families. It utilises chapters 1-8 of the course text, ‘Attachment-based Practice with Adults’ by Clark Baim and Tony Morrison. Sessions 4 and 5 focus on taking understanding of the difficulties and strengths of individual family members and developing an attachment informed understanding of family functioning.

Important note: The trainer will contact participants in advance of the training to provide them with the Teams link for joining the course. Delegates' email addresses as provided will be given to the trainer for this purpose only. Delegates should ensure they use their work (not personal) email addresses on the booking form.

Who can attend this course?

Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / Managers / Residential Childcare Practitioners / SEND Practitioners / Social Work Managers / Social Work Practitioners

Cost - £0

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

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. All courses close for bookings 2 weeks before the course start date.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
CWB477A-E Virtual, Teams 11, 12, 13 January & 23, 24 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30
Course full, Please complete the booking form to be added to the waitlist
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To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

Court Work Skills

This face to face course includes an overview of legal principles and procedure, relevant to working as a social worker in the family court. The course is led by barristers from 1 Crown Office Row who will share their top tips for social workers when called to give evidence in court.

There will be information about the different orders available to the court, and how the social worker’s written and oral evidence can best assist the court to make the right decision for the child.

The afternoon will focus on a mock trial of an application for an interim care order, and candidates will have an opportunity to role-play being cross-examined as the social worker giving evidence to the court. The training will be delivered in the Council Chamber at County Hall to simulate a courtroom as closely as possible.
Communicating effectively within this context is crucial and this course provides an opportunity to practice oral evidence giving in court in a safe and supportive environment.

Who can attend this course?

Social workers and other practitioners who may be called upon to give evidence in court

Cost - £0

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

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 any advertising or keep visiting these pages.

De-escalation and Diffusion: Working with difficult and dangerous behaviours

This training demonstrates issues and behaviours presented by adults who maybe difficult, dangerous and evasive (DDE) or present any combination of these three. The issues and behaviours of DDE people will be integrated throughout the training.

This course is aimed at practitioners in children’s services who are working with difficult, dangerous and evasive behaviours. It will provide delegates and their team with the skills, tools and resources to prepare for any of the situations.

The day of this course involves role play, this includes filming the delegates when they are put in a difficult, dangerous or evasive situation and how they respond to this situation, then after they reflect on their behaviour. This course is delivered by facilitators who will bring their first-hand experience and tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

Who can attend this course?

Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers/Newly Qualified Social Workers/Social Work Managers/Social Work Practitioners

Cost - £0

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

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. All courses close for bookings 1 week before the course start date.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
CWK012 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary’s House), Eastbourne 13 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30
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To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

Genogram Workshop for Family Keyworkers

This half day workshop will enable keyworkers to learn about Genograms and use them confidently when working with families with complex histories.

A genogram, if used well, is a helpful tool that can be used as part of the ‘Listen and Understand’ section of Early Help Planning. Use of genograms assists in developing greater insight into historic traumatic events and the impact these may be having on current relationships in families.

Families that have experienced complex trauma events may have significant difficulties creating and maintaining healthy relationships, both within and outside of the family home. By taking a whole family approach when working with children and young people, we endeavour to view the presenting problem within the context of the whole family system. This does not mean necessarily working with every family member, but rather taking account of the wider family system.

Who can attend this course?

Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers /SEND Practitioners

Cost - £0

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

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. All courses close for bookings 1 week before the course start date.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
CWK013 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary’s House), Eastbourne 15 March 2023 09:30 - 14:00
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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.

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

Important note. This has been organised as a 1-full day face to face classroom 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.

Additional information

n/a

Cost - £50, ESCC staff, £0

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

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. All courses close for bookings 1 week before the course start date.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
CWA472AB Virtual, Zoom 9 & 16 March 2023 09:30 – 12:30
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To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

Motivational Interviewing Foundation (virtual)

This 12 hour course in a live interactive virtual classroom will give you a practical understanding of Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills and principles. When used, these tools aim to strengthen somebody’s motivation and confidence, to promote positive change within them and to help develop the skills to cope with life challenges. MI is a short term goal-oriented strengths-based approaches.

This course is a pre-requisite for the Motivational Interviewing Advanced Skills assessed and certificated course.

Who can attend this course?

Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / Managers / Residential Childcare Practitioners / SEND Practitioners / Social Work Managers / Social Work Practitioners / Youth Workers. 

Cost - £0

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

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 any advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Motivational Interviewing Advanced Skills (virtual)

This live interactive virtual Motivational Interviewing Advanced Skills assessed and certificated course, delivered over four days, is for practitioners who have completed the foundation course to expand and enhance their Motivational Interviewing skills. On successful completion of the course participants will be awarded a Certificate in Motivational Interviewing verified by the National Centre for Behaviour Change. The course is comprised of four half day sessions and a follow up mentoring session arranged directly with the trainer.

Participants must have completed the Foundation course which counts towards the certification, together with successful assessment and attendance at the follow up mentoring session.

Who can attend this course?

Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / Managers / Residential Childcare Practitioners / SEND Practitioners / Social Work Managers / Social Work Practitioners / Youth Workers. Practitioners who have completed the foundation course to expand and enhance their Motivational Interviewing skills

Cost - £0

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

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.

Risk Assessment and Analysis (virtual)

This live, interactive, virtual classroom training, delivered on Zoom, will support practitioners to undertake high quality, child centred assessments that are informed by evidence and focused on achieving best outcomes for children.

Delegates are also expected to attend an in-house half day follow up session to explore how they have applied the learning in practice. The half day follow up session is on 06.02.23.

Who can attend this course?

Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / Newly Qualified Social Workers / Social Work Practitioners

Cost - £0

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

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 Adult Attachment within Supervision

This 2 day face to face training focuses on chapter 10 from 'Attachment Based Practice with Adults' by Clark Baim and Tony Morrison, which addresses attachment-based supervision. You will need to complete an exercise (audio record a supervision session and listen to it) between the two sessions.

Day 1:

  • Introduction to the DMM model of Attachment and Adaptation.
  • Refresher on the Morrison 4x4x4 model of supervision and introduction to how Kolb’s reflective learning cycle relates to the DMM.
  • Use of case studies to illustrate Type A, C and B supervision and exploration of its strengths and weaknesses.
  • Supervision History exercise reflecting on past and current experience of supervision as a supervisee and supervisor.

Homework task: Practice giving attachment based supervision, audio record 1 supervision session, listen to it and reflect on it ready for follow up session (using questions provided)

Day 2:

  • Paired exercise to reflect on learning from experience.
  • Use of case studies to practice skills in supervising a worker with tendencies towards Type A and Type C.

Who can attend this course?

Managers/Social Work Managers

Delegates must have already completed the Developing Effective Supervision course or other supervisor training covering the Morrison 4x4x4 model. Prior attendance on the attachment training (children and adults) is preferable but not mandatory.

Important Information

The trainer will contact participants in advance of the training to provide them with the Teams link for joining the course. Delegates' email addresses as provided will be given to the trainer for this purpose only. Delegates should ensure they use their work (not personal) email addresses on the booking form.

Cost - £0

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

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. All courses close for bookings 2 weeks before the course start date.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
CWB485AB East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary’s House), Eastbourne 10 March and 21 April 09:30 - 16:30
CWB486AB Virtual, Teams 20 April and 25 May 2023 09:30 - 16:30
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To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Neurodiversity

Autism Awareness - Behaviour (Virtual)

This live half day interactive virtual course delivered through Microsoft Teams is aimed at Social Work and Early Help practitioners.

This virtual workshop is part of a themed learning programme focusing on practical support and guidance for interventions with Children and Young people with a diagnosis of Autism (or are on the pathway to a diagnosis).  This workshop is facilitated by the Communication, Learning and Autism Support Service (CLASS) and CLASS+ Professionals and will include the opportunity for case discussion around identified session themes.

This course will be divided into two halves, the first half giving general information and practical support. The second half will be a chance for you to discuss cases that you, and other delegates, have submitted relating to the course topic shown in the course title.

Who can attend this course?

Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / Social Work Managers / Social Work Practitioners

Cost - £0

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

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 any advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Autism Awareness - Family (Virtual)

This live half day interactive virtual course delivered through Microsoft Teams is aimed at Social Work and Early Help practitioners.

This virtual workshop is part of a themed learning programme focusing on practical support and guidance for interventions with Children and Young people with a diagnosis of Autism (or are on the pathway to a diagnosis). This workshop is facilitated by the Communication, Learning and Autism Support Service (CLASS) and CLASS+ Professionals and will include the opportunity for case discussion around identified session themes.

This course will be divided into two halves, the first half giving general information and practical support; this part of the course will be the same across all three courses. The second half will be a chance for you to discuss cases that you, and other delegates, have submitted relating to the course topic shown in the course title.

Who can attend this course?

Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / Social Work Managers / Social Work Practitioners

Cost - £0

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

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. All courses close for bookings 1 week before the course start date.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
CWA475 Virtual, MS Teams TBC 13:00 - 15:00
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To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


Safeguarding & Child Protection

Child and Adolescent Development (virtual)

This live interactive virtual classroom 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,

For the purposes of cancellation and no show charges this course is classed as a full day 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 advertising or keep visiting these pages.

Child Protection – Basic Training: Signs and Indicators – Recognition and Response

This one day face to face course aims to familiarise staff with the signs and indicators of child abuse and ensure they are confident about any action they should take. You will need to have undertaken the Safeguarding Children e-learning before coming on this course.

Who can attend this course?

Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / Newly Qualified Social Workers / Residential Childcare Practitioners / SEND Practitioners / Social Work Practitioners / Youth Workers

Cost - £0

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

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 any 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 - 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. All courses close for bookings 1 week before the course start date.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
LSC785 Virtual Training, MS teams 06 March 2023 09.30 - 13.00
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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 - 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. All courses close for bookings 1 week before the course start date.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
LSC784 Virtual Training, MS teams 13 March 2023 09.30 - 13.00
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To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

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. All courses close for bookings 1 week before the course start date.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
LSC780 Virtual Training, MS teams 02 March 2023 09.30 - 12.30
Course full, please complete the booking form to be added to the waitlist
Go to booking form

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

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
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. All courses close for bookings 1 week before the course start date.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
LSC786 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary’s House), Eastbourne 21 March 2023 09:30 - 14:00
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To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

Personal Safety (Virtual)

This is a live interactive virtual course, delivered through Zoom. Aimed at Social Workers and Early Help practitioners, who have priority for this course.

This bespoke course is designed to raise awareness of risks staff may face while lone working and give you tools you need to minimise these risks. By the end of the course, delegates will have a greater understanding of potential risks and feel more confident in managing their personal safety and conflict situations.

Important. If you are not a Social Worker, we will put you on a waitlist. We will review waitlist places 2 weeks before the course if places are still available.

Who can attend this course?

This course is aimed at Social Workers and Early Help Practitioners

Cost - £0

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

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 any 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
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. All courses close for bookings 1 week before the course start date.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
LSC781 Virtual Training, MS Teams 21 February 2023 09:30 - 13:00
LSC782 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary’s House), Eastbourne 27 March 2023 09:30 - 13:00
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To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

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

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
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. All courses close for bookings 1 week before the course start date.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
LSC776 Virtual Training, Zoom 13 March 2023 10:00 - 11:30
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To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.

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

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
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book. All courses close for bookings 1 week before the course start date.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
LSC777 Virtual Training, Zoom 15 March 2023 14:00 - 15:30
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.

Well-being

Mindfulness for Resilience and Wellbeing (Virtual)

This live interactive virtual mindfulness programme offers an opportunity to learn a range of mindfulness skills to help equip you to thrive in busy and challenging work settings. This course has been evaluated independently and shown to have positive benefits in terms of reductions in stress and improved psychological wellbeing. Other identified benefits included increased compassion and a possible reduction in compassion fatigue; this has clear implications for the quality of relationships with service users.

The course is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR) and includes aspects of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). It includes an orientation session on the first day, then 8 weekly sessions and a retreat day on a Saturday.  The course also involves 30-40 minutes of home practice a day including meditation and other exercises. This is an important part of the programme.

The course is entirely secular and contains no religious content. It is an experiential course to support wellbeing and is not training in teaching mindfulness skills to service users. Saturday retreat: You will be offered space and guidance to deepen and refresh your mindfulness practice. The session includes guided meditations like the body scan, mindful walking, movement, sitting meditation and compassion-based practices. Most of this session is spent in silence with guided meditation and movement throughout. Participants are invited to bring a packed lunch and remain in the retreat space for the whole session. 

There will be an opportunity to talk to the trainer and ask any questions as part of the application process.

Additional Information

Participants are expected to complete daily home practice and are strongly encouraged to attend the scheduled Saturday retreat session, though this is optional. Taking this course involves a significant time commitment and it is worth ensuring you have the time available before you decide to enrol.

You will be provided with audio resources (online and CD are available) to support your practice. Managers of delegates attending the course will be sent an introductory video. Important note: The trainer will contact participants in advance of the course as part of the application process and will provide joining instructions and links to the online platform, which is Zoom. Therefore, the email address provided on the booking form will be shared with the trainer for the purposes of conducting this training only.

Who can attend this course?

Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / Social Work Practitioners / Youth Workers

Cost - £0

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

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. All courses close for bookings 1 week before the course start date.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
CWB478A-I Virtual, Zoom 18, 25 April,  2, 9, 16, 23 May, 6, 13 June 2023 09:30 - 12.00
East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary’s House), Eastbourne 10 June 2023 09:30 - 13:30
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Mindfulness for Social Work (Virtual)

This 6-week programme provides an introduction to Mindfulness for case-holding practitioners, including social workers and keyworkers who need to make home visits. It will enable you to both learn how mindfulness may support your work with children, young people and families and to try out daily mindfulness practice as a 6-week experiment.

The course consists of live hour-long weekly teaching sessions using Microsoft Teams plus self-guided learning activities using a multi-media course website. Daily home mindfulness practice is a core part of the course and you will be asked to schedule in 2 x 10 minute daily guided mindfulness practices (at a time that suits you) for the duration of the 6 week programme. There are three short reflective assignments within the course but this is primarily an experiential programme which will enable you to explore for yourself whether practising mindfulness is something you would like to pursue beyond this introductory programme.

Additional Information

The trainer will contact participants in advance of the course as part of the application process. Mindfulness is something to be practiced rather than understood through the 'thinking mind' and it is vital that you are able to commit to the 20 minutes home meditation practice for a minimum of 5 days a week.

Mindfulness practice involves intentionally noticing our own thoughts, feelings and sensations we feel in the body much more than we do ordinarily. If you are currently experiencing major life events such as bereavement or serious illness, this course is not suitable. Please discuss this course information in supervision if you are not sure and/or consider picking up your interest in mindfulness another time.

Who can attend this course?

This course is aimed at Social Workers and Early Help Practitioners

Cost - £0

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

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.