SAB/CSCB Multi-agency Safeguarding Training Offer – May 2018

These courses are free to staff and volunteers who work with children, families and adults at risk or in need of services in Calderdale.

To book your place, log in to the SAB/CSCB event management page.

Tues 1st 9:30 to 16:00 (Princess Buildings) Achieving Good Outcomes for Adults at Risk in CalderdaleNEW!

The Care Act 2014 outlines the way in which local authorities should carry out assessments and determine who is eligible for support.

This course covers:

  • Learning from local SAR’s
  • Safeguarding principles including ‘Making Safeguarding Personal’
  • Information sharing and consent
  • MCA/DoLS principles
  • Identifying risks and need and making a safeguarding referral
  • Assessment and analysis
  • Working collaboratively within and across services and sectors
  • Resolving professional disagreements


Tues 1st 13:30 to 16:30 (Princess Buildings) Anxiety in Young PeopleNEW!

This course provides:

  • An overview of the signs and symptoms of anxiety in young people
  • Ways to best support and respond to their behaviours and needs.


Tues 8th 9:30 to 11:30 (Basement Project, Carlton Street) Alcohol Brief Intervention

This is essential training for everyone!

The course covers:

  • Facts about alcohol, myths, units and safe limits
  • The physical effects of alcohol both short term and long term
  • Definitions such as binge drinking, high risk and dependency
  • Brief Interventions
  • Support available and how to refer to local services
  • Useful tools and resources to support interventions


Weds 9th 9:30 to 15:00 (Orange Box) Disguised Compliance

Understanding the implications of disguised compliance comes mostly from learning from serious case reviews. Although developed with Children’s services in mind, this course is relevant for both the Adult and Children workforce.

The course covers:

  • What is meant by disguised compliance?
  • Forming a working relationship with families
  • Indicators of disguised compliance and responses to professionals
  • Understanding the functions of and developing strategies for working with disguised compliance


Thurs 10th 9:30 to 12:30 (Princess Buildings) Learning from Safeguarding Adult ReviewsNEW!

When things go wrong, lessons need to be learnt and services improved to reduce the risk of future harm to adults at risk.

The delivery of these sessions will be determined on a case by case basis depending on the agencies and learning involved.


Tues 15th 13:00 to 16:00 (Princess Buildings) Parental Mental Health: Impact on Children

Published serious case reviews tell us that professionals sometimes lack awareness of the extent a mental health problem may impact on parenting capacity. This may result in a failure to identify potential safeguarding issues.

This session provides:

  • An overview of mental health conditions and an understanding of how symptoms and medication might impact on parenting capacity.


Thurs 17th 13:00 to 16:00 (Halifax Town Hall) Three Year Safeguarding Refresher

Mainly focused on changes within the Children’s Safeguarding agenda.

This workshop covers:

  • Current legislation, local and national guidance
  • Assessment and analysis of risk, unmet need and complicating factors
  • Applying thresholds and making safeguarding referrals in Calderdale
  • Emerging themes including learning from Serious Case Reviews
  • CSCB priority areas


Fri 18th 13:30 to 15:30 (Women Centre) Domestic Abuse Briefing: Recognising Coercive Control

You are required to have an existing working knowledge about issues relating to Domestic Abuse or have undertaken training on Domestic Abuse at Intermediate Level (Domestic Abuse: What’s risk got to do with it?) in order to attend this workshop – see the training programme for more details.

The new offense of “domestic violence and coercive control” represents an entirely new way of responding to violence against women in the UK that challenges everyone involved in ensuring justice for offenders and safety and support for victims to rethink their approaches.

This briefing covers:

  • An overview of coercive and controlling behaviours
  • How coercive control impacts on victims
  • Information on the recent implementation in law recognising coercive control as a criminal offence, within the context of domestic abuse
  • Appropriate responses for professionals where you are concerned about coercive control in your work with service users


Mon 21st 9:30 to 11:30 (Princess Buildings) Writing and Contributing to Multi-Agency Chronologies

The findings of national and local Serious Case Reviews highlight the need for practitioners to have a full understanding of a child’s life experience and history of the family to inform assessment and interventions.  Chronologies enable practitioners to organise and merge information to gain a more accurate picture of the whole case, highlight gaps and missing details that require further assessment and identification.

This practical workshop focuses on:

  • Developing skills in writing multi-agency chronologies.


Weds 23rd 9:30 to 12:30 (Princess Buildings) Introduction to Female Genital Mutilation/Honour Based Violence/ Forced Marriage

The session will be presented by representatives from West Yorkshire Police and Midwifery Services.

This course covers:

  • Information about these different areas of abuse and implications for practice. 
  • How a multi-agency response is required to meet the multiple needs of someone affected by any of these issues.


For more information about any of the courses, please view the relevant Multi-Agency Safeguarding Training Programme: Safeguarding Adults | Safeguarding Children

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If you have any queries regarding any of the above, please contact Linda O’Neill: email, tel 07498 064980, or Julie Hartley: email, tel 01422 394149)

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