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Information Resources for Herefordshire

 

Welcome to the twelfth Information Bulletin from Herefordshire Safeguarding Boards and Partnerships of 2021. We will continue to publish regular updates with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other safeguarding related information for professionals in Herefordshire.

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Herefordshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Training Courses
 
July 2021
 
All courses are open to practitioners and volunteers based in Herefordshire who work and support children, & adults with care and support needs.
 
 
Signs of Safety training for multi-agency professionals
Thursday 1 July 2021 (9:15 - 4:30) FULLY BOOKED
Friday 2 July 2021 (9:15 - 4:30) FULLY BOOKED



This is a MULTI-AGENCY Training Course. THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO THOSE WHO WORK WITH AND FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS IN HEREFORDSHIRE
This is a two day course and attendees have to attend both days.
An essential course for multi-agency professionals in Herefordshire to get to know the Signs of Safety approach in children’s social care and to think through how they can use the Signs of Safety/Wellbeing/Success model in their every-day practice or when they are working alongside children’s social care. Herefordshire Council is adopting Signs of Safety as its core practice model for children’s social care. This training will explain Signs of Safety as a practice framework and introduce professionals to the tools, language and approach when working with children and families across the spectrum of Early Help to care experienced young people. Objectives/Outcome from the course:
  • Basic understanding of the Signs of Safety approach, language and tools
  • Understand how Signs of Safety can be applied in different circumstances when working with children
  • Feel confident in using Signs of Safety with children at an Early Help level
  • Feel confident in using Signs of Safety with children where there are safeguarding concerns, and with care experienced children
 
Early Help Assessment Support & Guidance
Tuesday 13 July 2021 (9:30 - 12:30)
A chance for practitioners to receive support to write an early help assessment via the Portal. Q&A's and practical support will be delivered via the Microsoft Teams session. The session will be in 2 parts: Part 1: Background info and practical know-how, 1 hour 'off-line' activity, Part 2: feedback from the activity. Participants will receive the calendar invite with a link to the Teams meeting and will also be sent course material 1-2 days prior to the training.
Audience:  Senior Managers/safeguarding leads, Safeguarding prevent leads, people that work with children and vulnerable adults, health workers, teachers and head teachers, frontline practitioners and educational settings, early years safeguarding lead, children’s multi-agency workforce.

Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2) Training
Wednesday 14 July 2021 (9:00 - 3:30)
This is a virtual course using Microsoft Teams, joining instructions will be sent out to you approx.7 days before the course date. There is no cost for attending this course. 
This course will assist practitioners to understand, recognise and address child neglect. The course will refer to Herefordshire case studies and recent serious case reviews where neglect was a factor. The main course objective is to instruct delegates on the use of the Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2) tool. At the close of the course, delegates will be competent using the GCP2 tool to identify and address child neglect.
There is an assessment in the afternoon to enable practitioners to become licensed practitioners to use GCP2.
If an organisation works and engages with children and families, the neglect and graded care profile training will add to organisational competency.
This course is for, but not restricted solely to; designated / nominated safeguarding / child protection person, family support practitioners, early help practitioners, social workers, carers, education staff, nursery personnel, health practitioners and staff who predominantly work with children/young people and families. This is particularly useful for practitioners who work with families in the service user family home. 
On completion of the training:
  • Delegates will understand and recognise child neglect
  • Delegates will know the impact of neglect on a child’s development
  • Delegates will recognise potential barriers to effective engagement with families where neglect is a concern
  • Professionals will be assessed and licensed to use in practice the Graded Care Profile 2 tool to assess neglect and work with colleagues and families to reduce neglect
  • Practitioners will recognise how GCP2 can assist with addressing neglect and how it can be used in case management, child protection conferences and legal matters. 
 
Exploitation & Vulnerability
Thursday 15 July 2021 (1:00 - 3:00)
This is a 2 hour virtual course. Joining instructions will be sent out to you approx.7 days before the course date. There is no cost for attending this course. 
Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults is everybody’s responsibility. This course aims to raise awareness of:
  • Vulnerability
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) / Gangs
  • Modern Day Slavery
  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)/consent
  • Criminal Exploitation (CE)
  • Victim blaming language
  • National Referral Mechanism (NRM)
  • Pathways / Diversionary Tactics / Sharing of Intelligence 
At the end of the course, it is intended that attendees will have a clear understanding of: 
  • Types of Criminal Exploitation & Modern Day Slavery
  • Factors to support YP in vulnerable situations
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • National Referral Mechanism and how to raise concerns
  • Personal, professional accountability and responsibility
  • Information sharing
  • The importance of documentation and record keeping
  • The use of non-victim blaming language
  • How to Respond, Record and Report concerns
  • The agencies / services that people can be signposted 
 
Right Help Right Time
Thursday 15 July 2021 (1:00 - 3:30)
This course is for those who work and volunteer with children and families at all levels working in statutory, public, voluntary and independent sectors in Herefordshire.
Right Help Right Time is a framework for providing effective support for children, young people and families – making a difference. This training session is intended to enable practitioners:
  • To make decisions about how best to respond to the needs of children, young people and families;
  • To give families access to the right help at the right time;
  • To provide children and families with access to the most appropriate services for their needs
This course will provide practitioners, volunteers and those that engage with children, young people with fundamental knowledge on how to access and provide those services. The training will introduce the continuum of need – 4 levels of need that services and professionals will use to ensure the right help is provided at the right time to the right children, young people and families.
On completion of the course learners will be able:
  • To understand what the right help at the right time is all about
  • To have an understanding of what to do when you have a concern about a child
  • To understand your own responsibilities in regard to sharing concerns
  • To understand the importance of professional curiosity
  • To be comfortable to use the RHRT document
  • To understand when consent is needed
  • To consider the Child’s voice and lived experience
  • To know what to do when you do not agree with a decision made about a concern you have raised.
 
 LADO Training
Thursday 29 July 2021 (10:00 - 11:30)
 
The event will support practitioners /agencies to understand the role of the LADO and the policies and procedures involved where an allegation has been made against an adult who is in contact with children while in a position of trust.
 
 
 
Book now via links above or go straight to our new website to see the full range of training available. Remember that any log in details for the old CPD Online system will not work on the new site so a new account must be created.
 
Send us an email on our new dedicated training email address SafeguardingTraining@herefordshire.gov.uk if you have any questions
 

 
First Herefordshire & Worcestershire Joint Conference on Child Exploitation a great success

On the 21st May Herefordshire and Worcestershire Children’s Safeguarding Partners, Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board and the Herefordshire and Worcestershire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) commissioned the first Child Exploitation conference across both counties.

The conference was attended by well over 200 delegates from both counties, from across health, local government, education, criminal justice, the voluntary sector and more.

The CCG secured nationally renowned key speakers to share their experiences and key learnings about child exploitation.  Speakers included: Sammy Woodhouse, Maggie Oliver, Peter Unwin, Carlene Firmin, Charlie Spencer and Donna Thomas.

The event was a huge success, with over 97% of the 112 people that left feedback saying that their knowledge of child exploitation has increased as a result of attending.

Many thanks to all who were involved in the day, and keep up the excellent multi-agency working. 
For those who missed the event links to the presentations can be found below. 
However - Please be aware that many difficult and challenging topics are discussed in these powerful presentations.
Introduction to joint Herefordshire & Worcestershire Child Exploitation Conference held virtually on 21.05.2021 by Steve Eccleston, Independent Chair of Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership.
Presentation to the joint Herefordshire & Worcestershire Child Exploitation Conference held virtually on 21.05.2021 by Maggie Oliver. Maggie is best known as the Detective-turned- whistleblower who resigned from Greater Manchester Police in late 2012 in order to expose the now infamous Rochdale Grooming Scandal. She was also Programme Consultant on the multi award-winning dramatisation of the case entitled Three Girls (BBC One) which brought some of the issues to public attention for the first time.
Presentation to the joint Herefordshire & Worcestershire Child Exploitation Conference held virtually on 21.05.2021 by Dr Peter Unwin. Peter is principal lecturer in social work at the University of Worcester as well as the Chair of the Worcestershire branch of the British Association of Social Workers.
Presentation to the joint Herefordshire & Worcestershire Child Exploitation Conference held virtually on 21.05.2021 by Carlene Firman MBE. Carlene is a social researcher and writer specialising in violence in young people, columnist and campaigner for social justice. She developed and led the Contextual Safeguarding research programme at the University of Bedfordshire.
Presentation to the joint Herefordshire & Worcestershire Child Exploitation Conference held virtually on 21.05.2021 by Charlie Spencer. Charlie is an experienced Independent author of several serious case reviews and a former Head of the Youth Offending Service in Sandwell.
Presentation to the joint Herefordshire & Worcestershire Child Exploitation Conference held virtually on 21.05.2021 by Donna Thomas. Donna, now a Queen's Nurse and Community Staff Nurse shares her powerful story of how she spent 9 years homeless on the streets of London as a child then was able to turn her like around. She is the co-founder of the charity Homeless Hope Nurses & Volunteers.
Closing remarks from the joint Herefordshire & Worcestershire Child Exploitation Conference held virtually on 21.05.2021 by Liz Murphy, Independent Chair of Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership.
Community Safety Partnership - Safer Streets Survey

The Herefordshire Community Safety Partnership have created a quick online survey to get views from women and girls about how safe they feel in Herefordshire. Please consider completing the survey and forwarding on the link to any groups or networks that you are involved in.

Safer Streets Survey - Link

A sample of the questions is shown here:


 

Latest Newsletter from No Wrong Door Project 

The No Wrong Door Project from hvoss (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service) have published their latest newsletter 


 

The Knife Angel is a stunning 27ft, 3.5 ton, sculpture of an angel made out of 100,000 confiscated knives received from 43 Police Forces across the UK. It is now on display at Hereford Cathedral until 12 July.

It has been on tour of towns and cities around Britain raising awareness of the issues of knife crime and all forms of violence and aggression.

During the Knife Angel’s stay in Hereford, there will be a;

  • Series of free public workshops and events at the Cathedral and venues in the City.
  • National Conference, engaging with professionals in related spheres. This will be an online, ticketed event.
  • Youth Conference, identifying young people’s needs and issues which they feel have a negative impact on them and their community.
  • Weapon amnesty in operation for the duration of the Angel’s visit, approved by West Mercia Police, a secure weapon surrender bin travels with The Angel.
  • Opening Ceremony and Closing Vigil.
 
For more information on the Knife Angel in Hereford visit the official website knifeangelhereford.co.uk
 


Free Signs of Safety Training for professionals who work with children


Herefordshire Council are running virtual Signs of Safety courses for multi-agency professionals, to improve how we all work with children and young people as partners. 
 
This is an essential course for professionals who work with children and young people in Herefordshire.  It aims to provide the background on the Signs of Safety approach in children’s social care and enables candidates to think through how they can use the Signs of Safety/Wellbeing/Success model in their every-day work, or when they are working alongside children’s social care.  Herefordshire Council is adopting Signs of Safety as its core practice model for children’s social care.
 
Signs of Safety is a relationship-grounded, safety-organised approach to child protection practice, created by researching what works for professionals and families in building meaningful safety for vulnerable and at-risk children.

This training will explain Signs of Safety as a practice framework and introduce professionals to the tools, language and approach when working with children and families across the spectrum of Early Help to care experienced young people.
 
The course is open to all multi-agency professionals in HerefordshireAll courses are virtual via Microsoft Teams and delegates must attend both days.
 
The course dates and times are as follows:
1 & 2 July, 9.15am – 4.30pm FULLY BOOKED
5 & 6 August, 9.15am – 4.30pm
6 & 7 September, 9.15am – 4.30pm
12 & 13 October, 9.15am – 4.30pm
18 October & 1 November, 9.15am – 4.30pm
19 October & 2 November, 9.15am – 4.30pm
26 & 27 October, 9.15am – 4.30pm
 
For more information about Signs of Safety in Herefordshire, contact SignsofSafetyHerefordshire@herefordshire.gov.uk

 
Visit https://www.herefordshirecpd.co.uk/ to book your place. Remember that any log in details for the old CPD Online system will not work on the new site so a new account must be created.
 
For more information about Signs of Safety in Herefordshire, contact SignsofSafetyHerefordshire@herefordshire.gov.uk
 

 

COVID-19 vaccinations for Herefordshire residents

For the latest information and updates about Covid-19 vaccinations in Herefordshire visit the Herefordshire Council website

The most up to date NHS information can be found on the NHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine web page.

 

For the latest UK Government information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

 

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