CSAB/CSCB Training Offer – January 2018

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


Depression in Young People – 08/01/2019, 09.30-16.00 at Princess Buildings, Halifax

The course will cover:

  • How to Identify the key features of low mood and depression and how they manifest
  • Develop skills to carry out an initial assessment of children and young people
  • Identify factors to consider when assessing
  • Plan interventions to support those experiencing low mood and depression including a basic understanding of cognitive behavioural therapy and its use
  • Explore the value of inter-agency and inter-disciplinary working in providing for the mental health needs of young people
  • Recognise when and how to consult and refer to child mental health services

Alcohol Brief Intervention – 08/01/2019, 09.30-11.30 at Basement Project, Halifax

The course will cover:

  • 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

SMART Planning in Practice Practitioner Workshop – 16/01/2019, 09.30-12.30 at Orange Box, Halifax

This workshop provides practical advice on how to use tools to assist assessment as part of a ‘good’ SMART plan. It is aimed at all practitioners who work at all levels of the Continuum of Need and who attend multi-agency meetings when there are concerns about a child/young person.

Domestic Abuse: What’s risk got to do with it – 22/01/2019, 09.30-13.30 at WomenCentre, Halifax.

This course includes:

  • Introduction to using the Calderdale Multi-agency DASH Risk Assessment
  • The impact of domestic abuse on adult victims and the barriers they face when seeking support
  • The role of professionals in supporting and safeguarding victims
  • Managing risk and safety planning
  • Information on local and national sources of support & referral pathway

Weapons & Gang Related Activity – 22/01/2019, 15.00-17.30 at Princess Buildings, Halifax

This session is aimed at staff working with young people, who could be at risk of becoming involved with weapons or becoming criminal peer/gang members etc.

The course covers:

  • Adopting a framework and protocol to ensure consistency and defensible decision making
  • Staff roles in reducing prevalence of knife crime / weapons
  • Legislation and co – to address the issues / risk / safeguarding

Toxic Home Environment – Impact on the children – 23/01/2019, 09.30-16.00 at Orange Box, Halifax

This course will cover:

  • Impact on parenting due to Mental Health issues; Parental Substance Misuse; Domestic Abuse (Toxic Trio) and Parental Learning Disability
  • Impact on the Children and Young People
  • Responding to Children and Young People

Practitioner Tools & Good Practice Workshop – 25/01/2019, 09.30-11.30 at Princess Buildings, Halifax

This practical workshop will provide opportunities for practitioners to consider how to use the tools to best effect and to enhance practice.

The workshop will cover:

  • Applying tools to practice to improve assessments and interventions
  • Use local guidance to work more effectively with children and families and to promote multi-agency working whilst recognising the range of tools available and Select the most appropriate tools and guidance to improve working practices


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

If you have any queries regarding this or any other training please contact:

Linda O’Neill – linda1341@icloud.com / 07498 064980 or Julie Hartley – Julie.Hartley@calderdale.gov.uk / 01422 394149.

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