Empowering the Workforce to deliver Excellence in Safeguarding Practice : 6th to 10th February 2017

This event was a series of sessions over a one week period; open to everyone who works within the Children's and Vulnerable Adults Workforce in the City of Nottingham.  This event was developed with the Children’s and Adults Safeguarding Boards in Nottingham City, to showcase their ongoing commitment to the workforce, and to keep our Children and Adults safe.

Objectives:

  • Raise Awareness of Emerging Safeguarding themes for the 21st Century in Children's and Adults Safeguarding.
  • Explore safeguarding practice issues and reflect on how you can improve your own practice.
  • Develop a broader knowledge of safeguarding to enable the workforce to identify potential risks and appropriate response to take.
  • Provide an opportunity for the workforce to build networks within the city to support multi agency working
  • Signpost the workforce to available resources to support Excellence in Safeguarding Practice.

Please find below the list of sessions that are on offer - click on the title to find out more information and the presentations available to download.

  

Title/Speaker

Session Description

Dates & Time

Audience

Prevent Workshop

Presentation to Download

Facilitators: 

Steve Harrison, Specialists Project Manager, Community Protection,

Nottingham City Council and Paul Langley, External Trainer.

 

Session Overview: 

A workshop that provides an outline of the key messages of the Prevent Strategy, what our responsibilities are, when we should be concerned and what to do, and discussion around local perspectives, challenges and experiences.

Session Objectives:

  • Participants to have a clear understanding of the Prevent duty and its purpose
  • Participants to be more confident about when to be concerned or not and what to do
  • Participants to have gained some knowledge about local issues and concerns, including challenges such as balance  of privacy / press coverage of Prevent. 

E-learning
Your own organisation will almost certainly have a training plan for Prevent, so contact them for advice on what further training is appropriate (for City Council employees there is a page on the Learning Zone).  For more information about good practice visit http://www.eastmidlandsprevent.co.uk/ which will also signpost you to other sites and resources.

6th February

09.30 – 11.30am

 

Children's and Adults Workforce

Making Safeguarding Personal

Presentation to Download

Session Facilitator: Members of the Quality Assurance subgroup of the Safeguarding Adults Board (various organisations)

 

Session Overview:  To improve understanding and awareness relating to ‘Making Safeguarding Personal’.

Session Objectives:

  • to understand the aims of ‘making Safeguarding Personal’ and the responsibilities this places on organisations when supporting those at risk of abuse
  • to understand how this approach can help improve outcomes for individuals
  • to develop confidence and skills in working with adults at risk of abuse and and enabling them to take part in the process to the fullest extent possible
 

6th February

 1.30-3.30pm

 Adults Workforce

Assessing Physical Abuse: Child-Centered Safeguarding Practice

Presentation to Download

Facilitator:

Clive Chambers, Head of Service - Safeguarding and Quality Assurance, Children and Families, NCC and Detective Chief Inspector Mel Bowden, Nottinghamshire Police.

Session Overview:  This interactive session will share key local learnings on how to assess Physical Abuse to help influence the development of Multi-agency practice locally.

Session Objectives:

  • Explore what Child- Centered Safeguarding Practice means;
  • Discuss what this means for your practice;
  • Consider the impact of process on the individual child;

 

6th February

2.00 – 3.30pm

Children’s Workforce


Medical Neglect of Children

Presentation to Download

Session Facilitator:

Hayley Frame, Independent Safeguarding Consultant and Holly Neill, Safeguarding Partnerships Training Officer, Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board

 

Session Overview:  The session will help practitioners to understand what constitutes medical neglect, how to identify when a child’s medical needs are being neglected and how to respond effectively. 

Session Objectives:

  • To learn about the indicators that a child is suffering from medical neglect
  • To understand the challenges in identifying medical neglect and how to overcome these challenges
  • To support colleagues to respond effectively to medical neglect and to improve practice to ensure we all work together effectively

7th February

09.30-11.30am

Children’s Workforce

Recognising and Responding to the effects of Early Childhood Trauma

Presentation to Download 

Facilitator

Mandy Goodenough, Systemic Social Work Lead, NCC

Session Overview:  This session will increase participants understanding of early childhood trauma, how it can impact on child development  and consider  implications for frontline practice.

Session Objectives:

  • Explore Research Finding around Early Trauma to Children
  • Consider the implications  of caring for  child who has experienced childhood trauma and impact on parents who themselves experienced childhood trauma
  • Explore possible indicators of  Early Trauma
  • Discuss Implications for working with Children and Adults who have experienced early childhood trauma.

 

7th February

12.00-1.30pm

 

Children’s and Adults Workforce

Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse, and using the DASH-RIC (including referral pathways)

Presentation to Download

Facilitator:

Sarah Camplin (Equation) and Barbara Wisbey (WAIS)

 

Session Overview:  The workshop will explore good practice when undertaking direct work with perpetrators, as well as tools to support this work.  Broadening practitioners’ understanding of the complexity of domestic abuses cases and how we can be more effective in holding perpetrators more accountable. 

The session will also include a brief overview of the DASH-RIC – when and how to use it more effectively, and using it as a tool to capture the coercive control aspect of abuse more effectively; and local referral pathways.

 Session Objectives:

  • To increase knowledge and confidence in work with perpetrators
  • To equip workers with the confidence to challenge perpetrators and hold them more accountable
  • To broaden workers’ understanding of risk assessment and coercive control

DASH-RIC is Domestic Abuse and Stalking, Harassment and Honour-based abuse – Risk Indicator Checklist

 

7th February

2.00-4.00pm

 Children’s and Families Workforce; including any local authority professionals who work with families and undertake direct work

Female Genital Mutilation - Working Together to end FGM

click here to download presentation

Facilitator:

Claire Trott,  PSHE and Healthy Schools Consultant  PSHE Advisory Service , NCC and Valentine Nkoyo, Director, Mojatu Foundation, National FGM Lead, Editor, Mojatu Magazines

Session Objectives:

  • To inform participants what is meant by the term FGM and how it can impact on individuals and communities
  • To raise awareness of indicators and risk factors in the context of our safeguarding and legal responsibilities  
  • To raise confidence in appropriately approaching this subject 

E-learning:

The aim of this module is to provide an overview of FGM and professionals Safeguarding responsibilities in FGM cases. https://www.fgmelearning.co.uk/

8th February

09.30- 11.30am

 Children’s and Adults Workforce

Learning from Reviews: Alarm Bells

Presentation to Download

Session Facilitator:

Mandy Smith, Nottingham City Safeguarding Children's Board Officer, and Holly Neill, Safeguarding Partnerships Training Officer, Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board

Session Overview:  This session offers participants the opportunity to hear about the concept of professional ‘alarm bells’ and some of the key practice issues highlighted in recent local and national reviews.  This is to encourage practitioners to reflect on their practice and consider how to improve outcomes for children.

Session Objectives:

  • To better understand the concept of professional ‘alarm bells’
  • To identify and explore  the situations and circumstances when ‘alarm bells’ should guide our practice
  • To understand how to address the concerns that we have been alerted to.

8th February

12.00 – 1.30pm

Children’s and Families Workforce

 Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse

Presentation coming soon

Session Facilitators:

Jasvinder Sanghera CBE, CEO, Karma Nirvana, Tajinder Madahar, Head of Service, Children’s Duty and Targeted Services and Clare Dean, Nottinghamshire Police.

 Session overview: Understanding forced marriages and honour based systems within child and public protection; 

Session objectives: 

  • To define & understand motives related to honour based abuse and forced marriages; 
  • Identifying and responding to victims of honour based abuse and forced marriages;
  • Explain barriers faced by victims of honour based abuse and forced marriages;
  • Understand the Nottingham Context and effect on our Services. 

E-Learning:
Please click here to go the the Children's Safeguarding Board website to access the Forced Marriage e-learning

8th February

2.00 - 4.00pm

Children’s and Adults Workforce

Confirmatory Bias in Safeguarding

Presentation to Download

Facilitator:

Rebecca Lawday, Principal Forensic Psychologist, Arnold Lodge Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Honorary (Consultant) Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham, School of Medicine and Mandy Smith, Nottingham City Safeguarding Children's Board Officer, NCC

Session Overview:

The session will present some background understanding of Confirmation Bias in humans, and help delegates to think about themselves in relation to this ubiquitous phenomenon. Exercises and discussions will be facilitated to consider the implications of confirmation bias on our practice, and within our organisational cultures and practices. The session will use learning from serious case reviews to consider the issues specifically in relation to safeguarding.

 

Session Objectives:

  • To enhance understanding of bias and confirmatory bias
  • To encourage self-reflection in order that delegates apply this to themselves, to their practice and to their organisations
  • To have a vehicle by which delegates can take the learning back to their organisations and teams

9th February

 

09.30 – 11.00am

The wider workforce, managers and leaders, clinical leads

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Network Event

 

The Designated Safeguarding Leads Network is a group of colleagues working in schools and academies in the local area.

 

To find out more please go to;

http://beta.nottinghamschools.org.uk/leadership-and-management-support/partnerships/designated-safeguarding-lead-dsl-network/

9th February

9.00am 1.00 pm

Schools Workforce

Staying Safe Online

Presentation to Download

 

Session Facilitator:

Ally Sultana, Local Campaigns Manager, Midlands Safeguarding in Communities, National Services, NSPCC and John Matravers, Service Manager Safeguarding Partnerships, NCC.

 

Session Overview

This session will explore the opportunities presented to individuals who use the internet and provide toolkits to support working with Children, Young People (CYP) and Vulnerable Adults to keep them safe online.

Session Objectives

  • Develop a greater understanding of what available and being accessed online by CYP and Vulnerable Adults online including available app’s such as Facebook and snapchat.
  • Describe how to support CYP and Vulnerable Adults to use the internet safely and not put themselves at risk.
  • Raise awareness of how to recognise behaviours that may lead you to be concerned about a CYP or Vulnerable Adult who is using the internet and discuss what actions to take.

9th February

12.00- 1.30pm

Children’s and Adults Workforce

Network Meetings & Safety Planning  (anyone working with children, adults and families )

Presentation to Download

Facilitator

Mandy Goodenough, Systemic Social Work Lead, NCC

Session Overview: 

To understand what a safety network is and how this relates to safety planning for children

 

Session Objectives:

By the end of this session you will be able to;

  • Guide & support children &  families to identify their own safety/support network
  • Guide & support children & families to create   their own safety/support plans

9th February

2.00-4.30pm

Children’s and Adults Workforce

Child Focused Practice

Presentation to Download

Facilitator

Tracey Nurse, Head of Service, Children's Social Work  and Emma Wilkinson, Safeguarding Practitioner, Nottingham CityCare Partnership

Session Overview:  A key finding from national and local serious case reviews is that professionals did not always see or speak to the children enough; focused too much on the needs of the parents and overlooked the implications for the child. This session will explore how you can ensure your practice is child focused, which is one of the core principles of effective safeguarding and support practice. 

Session Objectives:

  • To explore some of the blocks and barriers in terms of achieving child focused practice
  • To better understand how to overcome barriers to ensure practice is child focused
  • To encourage participants to reflect on their own practice, and consider ways to make it more child focused

10th February

09.30-11.00am

Children’s Workforce

Modern Slavery

Presentation to Download

Modern Slavery  A Briefing

Modern Slavery - How the UK is leading the fight

Modern Slavery - Infographics

Facilitators:

Hayley Frame, Independent Safeguarding Consultant and Detective Superintendent Austin Fuller, Nottinghamshire Police.

Session Overview: This session will share examples of cases of Modern Slavery to help you understand what it is and how we should raise concerns.  It will also explore the learning from local cases.

Session Objectives:

  • Raise awareness of what Modern Slavery is;
  • Explain the indicators of Modern Slavery;
  • Inform you how to refer concerns;

 

10th February

12.00 – 1.30pm

Childrens and Adults Workforce

Missing Children and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Presentation to Download

Rachel Osbourne, CSE coordinator and Missing Children Team Manager, John Matravers, Service Manager Safeguarding Partnerships, NCC and Chris Cook, Chair Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board

 

Session Overview:

This session will cover how to recognise and support Children and Young People (CYP) who are at risk of going Missing and/or Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

Session Objectives:

  • Raise awareness of the issues that affect CYP that go missing and the links with CSE;
  • Increase understanding and provide toolkits/resources to support working with the challenges faced with CYP at risk of CSE;
  • Recognise and understand the behaviours of CYP at risk of going missing and/or CSE and discuss what actions to take.

E-Learning:
Please click here to access the Child Sexual Exploitation training on the Children's Safeguarding Board Webpage

10th February 2.00-4.00pm

Children’s Workforce