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eLearning: Safeguarding Training: Basic Awareness Level 1

The Government has defined the term 'safeguarding children' as 'The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully. Safeguarding Awareness Level 1 is suitable for those who have infrequent direct contact with children and young people, and may become aware of possible abuse or neglect.

Please note that this course is fully funded for governin ...
Course Code: EDU 19/162

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LSCP Neglect Toolkit - a Bitesize Session (Cancelled)

It is agreed amongst practitioners and academics that the cumulative nature of neglect can have a disastrous impact on all aspects of children’s health and development. Neglect causes great stress to children leading to poor health, educational and social outcomes and is potentially fatal. Kingston & Richmond LSCB believes that all children and young people in our boroughs should have professionals who are able to swiftly identify and respond effectively to child neglect.

The Neglect Toolkit has been developed to is to help practitioners with parents and carers look at and think about the q ...
Course Code: SFVSS 20/043

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Signs of Safety - Mock Child Protection Conference (Cancelled) Thumbnail

The Signs of Safety model is a tool intended to help practitioners with risk assessment and safety planning in child protection cases. Created by Andrew Turnell and Steve Edwards in Western Australia during the 1990s, Signs of Safety is now used in at least 12 different countries across Australasia, North America and Europe.

AfC will be implementing Signs of Safety across the entire workforce and through the child's journey from the Single Point of Access through to adoption. The way in which Child Protection Conferences are conducted will change to embrace the ethos of Signs of Safety. Th ...
Course Code: EDU 19/871

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Lunch and Learn Session: Quality Audit (Windsor and Maidenhead) (Cancelled)

This is a one hour session on every Friday for all Windsor and Maidenhead AFC Staff to come together, share best practice, and refresh knowledge.

In Achieving for Children we think it is really important that teams and services are able to meet up regularly. What sets this concept apart from other courses is the accessibility and less framed structure of this approach.

The lunch and learn session are important, not just to share a level of expertise but they enable two way, regular communications among employees from different parts of AFC. With practitioner attendance we will be able t ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/299

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Supervision Skills: Making the Most of Supervision (Windsor and Maidenhead)

‘It is as though the confluence of the search for certainty in detecting and eradicating abuse and neglect, combined with the belief (and management oversight) that following rules will further reduce the risk of missing a case, has replaced the space of reflection on professional judgement which actually protect children and young people’ (Munro Review of Child, 2010).

Supervision is an essential element of Social Care; effective supervision is linked to improved outcomes for service users. This course is designed for frontline staff working with children, young people and families. It wil ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/135

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Safer Recruitment (Multi-agency) (Cancelled)

Research, experience and learning from serious case reviews illustrates the importance of strong and effective recruitment and selection procedures that help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children, or who are otherwise unsuited to working with them. If you recruit staff and/or volunteers into the children and young people’s workforce, you should be trained in safer recruitment practices.

Organisations that provide services to children must incorporate these measures into their processes to remain safe, making safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children an integral ...
Course Code: EDU 19/563

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How to Refer to the Single Point of Access (SPA) and Early Help (EH) Services (Windsor and Maidenhead) (Cancelled)

Following the Children’s Services Information Workshops, held in April 2019, this session was developed to support partner agencies with referrals to the SPA and Early Help services.

Staff from a variety of agencies and partners are invited to attend this one hour training session and will have the opportunity to share knowledge and information about our Early Help offers with their colleagues. The session will cover what good referrals look like and how that links with our Signs of Safety practice framework.

The session is ideal for colleagues who are involved in decision making regar ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/297

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Understanding Islam and Challenging Islamophobia (Windsor and Maidenhead) (Cancelled)

The term ‘Islamophobia’ began to enter media and political discourse in Britain in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a way of signalling a rejection of the growing Muslim population.

The purpose of the training is to give participants improved understanding of the basic tenets and teachings of Islam, greater awareness of the extent and impact of Islamophobia within the UK and increased skills and confidence in challenging and dealing with both Muslim and Islamophobic clients, particularly young people.

The course is suitable for practitioners working or living in a diverse community sett ...
Course Code: EDU 20/052

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Signs of Safety - 2x Day Foundation (Cancelled) Thumbnail

Achieving for Children is implementing Signs of Safety from 19 June 2017. The Signs of Safety model promotes strong relationship building and enables practitioners across different disciplines to work in partnership with children and families to maintain a focus on building safety within the family.

The heart of the Signs of Safety process is an assessment and case planning format that is meaningful for professionals as well as the parents, children and young people being assessed. The Signs of Safety format offers a simple yet rigorous assessment format that the practitioner can use to e ...
Course Code: EDU 19/644

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Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility Level 2 (Cancelled)

The safeguarding of children is the responsibility of everyone who works with children and young people. This safeguarding session is a multi-agency session and is only available to those working in across children's services. If your organisation would like an in-service session delivered in your own setting on level 1 or 2 safeguarding please contact training@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Everyone who works with children has a responsibility for keeping them safe. No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances and, if children and families are to receive ...
Course Code: SFVSS 20/079

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