Brighton & Hove LSCB
Updates & Safeguarding Training

April 2017
The LSCB Multi-agency Training Programme 2017 - 18 is out now and courses are available to book on the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway  

Our three core safeguarding courses: Developing a Core Understanding, Assessment Referral & Investigation, and Child Protection Conferences and Core Groups, will be running throughout the year. 

To share or not to share? 

Our Participation & Engagement Subcommittee have produced some pocked sized cards as a quick guide for professionals about sharing information to keep children & young people safe in the city. These are hot off the press, and will be circulated to agencies soon, but please email if you would like to get your hands on some sooner. You can read our full Guide to Information Sharing on our website, which includes the golden rules to sharing information, seeking consent and the legal basis. 


20 / 26 / 27 / 29 / 30 June 2017
Train the Trainer 

Would you like to add a training skill to your qualifications? Do you want to share your passion for safeguarding with other professionals? Then why not join the LSCB Training Pool. Our trainers come from a range of organisations across the city and deliver our multi agency training programme. The assorted skills and experience these professionals bring enhance face to face courses and are a great asset in the the development of new sessions and keeping our materials up to date. 

We are running a certified five day “Train the Trainers”  course to equip our new trainers with the necessary skills and confidence to deliver our training. You will need to be available on 20 / 26 /27 / 29 & 30 June, and need agreement from  your line manager that you can be  as there is an expectation that you will commit to delivering at least 3 days training per year and also attend the training pool meetings three times a year.

If you would like to discuss this opporuntiy please contact the LSCB Learning & Development Officer Dave Hunt at or call 01273 295993 for an informal chat. 


NEW COURSE Tuesday 16 March 2017: 1pm-4pm
Safeguarding in a Digital Age - A Practical Guide to Keeping Children Safe 

This half day course will equip you with information and practical safeguarding guidance to help safeguard children and young people in the digital age. It will help you understand how they communicate on the internet and through apps, how offenders may exploit this and other risks, and what steps parents/carers can take to prevent  online abuse and exploitation. Participants will also learn different sources of support from which they/children can seek information and advice. This course is run is association with Safety Net.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
  • consider the different ways that children & young people interact online, and appreciate the positive aspects of this digital communication as well as being aware of the risks
  • understand how offenders may use the internet to target or exploit children & young people
  • discuss the potential connection between ease of access to inappropriate material online and violent crime, including a rise in the number of young people committing serious sexual offences. Consider how we can challenge the normalisation of this behaviour online. 
  • learn practical steps to protect children on the internet
  • explain security steps that can be used and their benefits and limitations, including parental settings, firewalls and privacy settings
  • identify other organisations to support children/parents around internet use
  • recognise how we can work together to support children & young people to have a positive online presence, build their resilience to face the different challenges in a digital age, and stay safe both online and off. 

Book your place on this training here                   

NEW COURSE: Thursday 15 June 2017: 9.30-4.30pm

The Child’s World: Reflections in Practice 

This training will help those professionals who talk to children and young people during the course of an assessment or child protection investigation develop and enhance their communication skills, centred on the views of the child or young person. The session will involve a young care leaver discussing how different kinds of communication impacted on their interaction with safeguarding professionals

At the end of this course participants will:

  • understand of the importance of listening to children and young people, including the relevant legislative and policy context.
  • be able to consider the issues children and young people may need to communicate to professionals and the different styles they might use to do so.
  • recognise the barriers to children and young people’s communication, including why they sometimes do not tell about abuse.
  • be aware of and appreciate the impact of their own communication styles and responses upon children and young people.
  • improved their skills to assist their communication with children and young people
Book your place on this session here 
Thursday 4 May 2017: 9.30-4.30pm

Working with Disguised Compliance and Forceful Counter Argument in Safeguarding

Disguised compliance involves parents giving the appearance of co-operating with child welfare agencies to avoid raising suspicions and allay concerns. Published case reviews highlight that professionals sometimes delay or avoid interventions due to parental disguised compliance. It is hard for professionals to work with families where there may be lack of cooperation and/or a hostile attitude. When there are child welfare/protection issues, a failure to engage with the family may have serious implications and non-intervention is not an option. This course has been produced to support professionals working with these problematic dynamics. Read some thoughts on disguised compliance from our trainer. 

Book your place on this session here
Tuesday 16 May 2017: 9.30-4.30pm

Domestic Violence and Abuse: the Impact on Children and Young People

This course is delivered in partnership with RISE, who have been providing support services for victims of domestic abuse and for their children for over 20 years in Brighton & Hove. This training deals with the aspects of emotional harm, physical risk and neglect often associated with domestic abuse. It will help you to develop an understanding of the issues faced by families in this situation, the impact of this kind of abuse, and will also signpost you to local multi-agency support available to intervene and thus reduce the risk to those impacted

Book your place on this session here   
Thursday 18 May 2017: 9.30-4.30pm

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) Workshop

This course will help you understand the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) and how their implementation and coordination monitors and manages the potential risk presented by offenders who reside within the community.

Book your place on this session here   
Tuesday 6 June 2017: 9.30-4.30pm

Dealing with Child Sexual Abuse 

This full day event will help you identify children who may be victims of sexual abuse, and consider how to respond appropriately, including liaising with the children's SARC for CSA medicals, and working alongside police investigations. It will also raise your awareness of the support that is in place to support the child or young person.

Book your place on this session here   
Wednesday 7 June 2017: 9.30-4.30pm

Child Neglect

This course will broaden participants’ understanding of child neglect, and provide an opportunity to explore local multi-agency responses to child neglect through scenarios and discussion, helping practitioners identify individual learning about child neglect and multi-agency working, whilst identifying what aspects of the system help and hinder good practice

Book your place on this session here   
Wednesday 14 June 2017: 9.30-4.30pm

Mental Health & Children’s Services Working Together with Families

This course brings together staff working in adult mental health services with children’s service’s staff to explore the way parental mental health difficulties can impact on the lives of children and young people. The session explores how they can work together to create better outcomes for families.

The aim is to promote effective working together across agencies when working with families where a parent or carer has a mental health problem.

By the end of this course you will:

  • understanding of the roles of professionals in other specialist area, what they do & what they provide
  • consider ways in which parental mental ill health and parenting capacity interact
  • understand the potential effects of mental health difficulties for children
  • explore how to plan and undertake assessments & interventions in families where a parent or young person has a mental health difficulty 
Book your place on this session here   
Tuesday 27 June 2017: 9.30-4.30pm

Working with Parents with a Learning Disability

This workshop will raise awareness of how multi-agency work can help address issues that may cause potential risk or harm to the children cared for by parents with a learning disability. It will look at best practice when working with these families and the local support available

At the end of this course participants will:

  • have a better understanding of cognitive assessments and understanding differences between a learning disability and difficulty.
  • be aware of the challenges faced by parents with learning disabilities and their children, as well as protective factors.
  • be able to demonstrate good practice when engaging and communicating with parents who have a learning disability, including advocacy services.
  • know referral pathways to specialist services and interventions (including PAMS) that can support parents and their children.
  • Understand what is required when working with families in a child in need and child protection context.
Book your place on this session here   
Thursday 29 June 2017: 9.30-4.30pm

Preventing & Disrupting the Sexual Exploitation of Children & Young People 

Presented by The WiSE Project, this session will help you 

  • Understand the sexual exploitation of children and young people and places a young person at risk.
  • Gain knowledge of prevalence and forms of young people’s sexual exploitation in Brighton & Hove.
  • Recognise vulnerabilities and risk indicators.
  • How to get support for young people who are exploited.
  • Be aware of Sexual Offences Act 2003 and other relevant legislation and guidance.

Book your place on this session

Tuesday 4 July 2017: 9.30-4.30pm

The Impact of Parental Substance Misuse     

Some of the serious effects of parental substance misuse for children include abuse, neglect, emotional problems, educational difficulties, being young carers of parents or siblings, and an increased risk of misusing drugs or alcohol themselves.

This course is included within the training programme as it clearly highlights these issues facing children and young people who live within the households where substance misuse is an issue. You will learn about what agency services are available to support the whole family, thus reducing or removing the potential risk/s of abuse.

Book your place on this session here   

Tuesday 11 July 2017: 9.30-4.30pm

Child Sexual Exploitation: Working with Young People at Risk     

Presented by The WiSE Project, this is the second of our CSE training days, following on from Preventing & Disrupting the Sexual Exploitation of Children & Young People. This session will build on the basic CSE awareness and provide workers with the confidence and skills to work with young people around issues relating to CSE and explore ways of working directly with young people in more detail. There is also an enhanced focus on on-line safety and police disruption techniques as well as an outline of the local picture of CSE with reference to serious case review recommendations.

Book your place on this session

From our partners  

The Safe in the City Partnership have produced a Domestic Violence and Abuse, Sexual Violence and Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Training Prospectus to make it easy for professionals in Brighton& Hove to access training around these crime types. Information on the training included in this prospectus, including upcoming training sessions, can be found at, and it can all be booked through the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway 

Safety Net are running a range of courses this spring/summer, including Internet Safeguarding - A Practical Guide to Keeping Children Safe Online. View their full programme of events at 
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