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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.


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. 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
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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
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
LSC779 Virtual, MS Teams 23 February 2023 10:00 - 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.


Perinatal Mental Health: Advanced Half Day Workshop

This is an advanced Children’s Workforce workshop for Health Visitors, Community Nursery Nurses and other interested 0-5's and 5-19's practitioners, who should access when relevant to their caseload.

It provides an opportunity to learn about the significance of mental health within the perinatal period; the impact it has on the mother, infant, family and society;and why all service providers should to be aware of perinatal mental health and know how to respond.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the significance of perinatal mental health and how it relates to job roles.
  • Know the range of mental health conditions effecting women in the perinatal period and be able to recognise signs and symptoms.
  • Understand the potential impact of maternal ill health on child health and development.
  • Understand about local referral pathways.

Additional information

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

The course trainer would like to contact delegates pre-course, by signing up to this course you are agreeing for the Workforce Development team to share the email address you provided on your booking form with the trainer.

Who can attend this course?

Health Visitors, Community Nursery Nurses and other interested 0-5's and 5-19's practitioners, who should access when relevant to their caseload.

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
CWA505 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary’s House), Eastbourne 22 February 2023 09:30 - 14:30
CWA506 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary’s House), Eastbourne 30 March 2023 09:30 - 14:30
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To cancel a course booking or change the name on a booking, please use the cancellation/replacement booking form.


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
Go to booking form

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


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 any advertising or keep visiting these pages.

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
Go to booking form

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.


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 ahead of the course date and read the booklet that will be e-mailed to you. 

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
LSC783 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary’s House), Eastbourne 21 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30
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.