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Who can attend the training?

Our training is open to anyone who works or volunteers with children, families or adults with care and support needs, in the Rochdale borough. The training courses are not open to applications from the general public.

Professionals or volunteers in other local authority areas should access training provided by their local safeguarding board/partnership.

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Charges / Cancellation / Non-attendance Charges  

Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Partnership's Multi Agency training sessions are free of charge but it is essential that instances of non-attendance are kept to a minimum. Therefore, any delegates who fail to attend a session or fail to give notice of cancellation 5 working days prior, will incur a charge of
 - £25 for one hour briefings
 - £50 for half day courses
 - £100 for full day courses

Unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

Please note: charges apply to both face-to-face training and virtual (on-line) training.

To check a booking or cancel a place, please contact RBSB.admin@rochdale.gov.uk

Multi-Agency Risk management Briefing – Virtual Presentation

The Multi Agency Risk Management Protocol (MRM) has been updated and has had changes following recent learning. The protocol helps agencies work together to manage risk for those individuals with capacity who do not engage with services. This briefing is for professionals, managers and senior managers of all agencies who work directly with adults. The briefing will explain the changes to the protocol introduce the new templates and explain the escalation process.

NOTE: This is a virtual presentation – a film you can watch at your own pace. When you apply for the course, you will be sent a link to the film and an evaluation form.

To apply for this course - please email RBSB.admin@rochdale.gov.uk 

 

Safe Sleep for Babies - Reducing the Risk of Sids
Hopwood Hall College have very kindly offered one of the e-learning course that normally costs £30 +VAT per person, FREE OF CHARGE to all visitors to the RBSAB and RBSCP websites.

Also known as cot death, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, SID is the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of an apparently well infant. In the UK, at least 300 babies die suddenly and unexpectedly every year. Being able to reduce the risk of any sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of an apparently well infant is a tremendous opportunity for everyone involved in a baby’s care.

This e-learning course has been developed to promote and support key safe baby sleeping messages, raising the awareness of parents, family members or other people who come into contact with families. On completion, learners will have an increased understanding of what can be done to keep sleeping babies as safe as possible.

On completion of this course learners will know:
- Key messages
- How to keep sleeping babies safe
- How to locate and provide supplementary resources

To sign up, just complete this form and send it to rbsb.admin@rochdale.gov.uk
 (you do not need to put in your GCSEs/Quals, just click skip)

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Domestic Abuse Awareness

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Date: 27 Oct 2021

Code: PART 2

Length: AM

Description: This 2 part Domestic Abuse Awareness session is aimed at front line practitioners. It aims to increase awareness of domestic abuse and it’s impact so practitioners can recognise signs and respond appropriately. It gives an overview of the Government definition, risk, civil and legal remedies, impact on children, perpetrators, impact of Covid-19 and domestic abuse services available locally. We also have available bite-size Zoom sessions on related topics, all available via the Safeguarding Board. Staff must attend both sessions in order to receive a certificate. The training will take place from 9am – 12.30pm.


Stalking

Date: 03 Nov 2021

Code: Virtual 2

Length: AM

Description: This is an informative session aimed at professionals who may potentially work with individuals who are experiencing stalking behaviour. The session will cover: • The definition of stalking and the difference between stalking and harassment • The impact of stalking behaviour and the effect on the victim and wider associates • Stalking and the ways it effects younger people • Cyber and online stalking • How to recognise stalking behaviours • The law • Stalker typologies • How to support a victim and services available • Stalking Protection Orders (SPOs) All attendees will need access to a screen to view the presentation during the session. If you have problems accessing the link and need to dial in please email rbsb.admin@rochdale.gov.uk and they will send you the presentation slides to view during the session


CAMHS Mental Health Briefing, suicide/self harm good practice including Q&A

Date: 03 Nov 2021

Code: Virtual 1

Length: AM

Description: • Understanding Child /Young Persons Mental Health Services, Pathways & referral routes in the Rochdale Borough • Explore good practice when dealing with cases of deliberate self-harm and concerns of suicide. (recognition and appropriate response) • Links to further Mind Ed Online resources on Self Harm Training & Specialist CAMHS Training. • Links to future monthly Pennine Care Q&A sessions. • Open discussion and question session on any mental health issues/themes practitioners have concerns about. (note individual cases will be discussed in detail outside of this Q&A session)


Completing a DASH Risk Assessment

Date: 09 Nov 2021

Code: Virtual 15

Length: Full Day

Description: For practitioners working with clients that may be affected by domestic abuse. This session will cover how to complete the Domestic Abuse Stalking and Honour based violence (DASH - RIC) risk assessment which is the national tool used to assess risk in cases of domestic abuse. Duration: 45-60 mins


Child to Parent Violence & Abuse Awareness Raising Session for professionals working with families

Date: 15 Nov 2021

Code: Virtual 14

Length: AM

Description: This multi-agency awareness session has been developed to support professionals working with families across Rochdale borough. We understand that Child to Parent Violence / Abuse is an issue that impacts many young people and their families and therefore we want to increase awareness around this form of abuse and help professionals in supporting families affected by it. The session will aim to: • Explore the prevalence of CPVA • Increase awareness of CPVA and its impact on families • Discuss challenges for families and professionals • Support professionals in identifying and exploring CPVA with families • Offer strategies to help professionals support families • Promote CPVA support for families in Rochdale in order for them to understand what is happening and build strategies to repair relationships stopping unwanted behaviour ie. Break4Change group programme, CPVA family support


Complex Safeguarding: Responding to Child Exploitation

Date: 15 Nov 2021

Code: PART 1

Length: PM

Description: This course is delivered by the Complex Safeguarding Team and covers Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) and modern day slavery. It also aims to provide attendees with a basic understanding of trauma and how this can impact young people. The course is suitable for anyone who works with adolescents and essential for professionals working in a safeguarding role. Please ensure you can attend both parts before booking.


Complex Safeguarding: Responding to Child Exploitation

Date: 16 Nov 2021

Code: PART 2

Length: PM

Description: This course is delivered by the Complex Safeguarding Team and covers Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) and modern day slavery. It also aims to provide attendees with a basic understanding of trauma and how this can impact young people. The course is suitable for anyone who works with adolescents and essential for professionals working in a safeguarding role. Please ensure you can attend both parts before booking.


Provider Safeguarding Responsibilities (Adult)

Date: 16 Nov 2021

Code: Virtual 3

Length: PM

Description: The Care Act 2014 specifies that when abuse or neglect of an adult is suspected and requires an enquiry, Adult Care may request that this enquirer is undertaken by the organisation concerned. This course will explain the circumstances under which this may occur, the actions to be undertaken by the agency at each stage of the process and where to get advice and guidance. This course is suitable for employers and managers who have safeguarding responsibilities in relation to adults with care and support needs.


Safety Planning for Domestic Abuse.

Date: 16 Nov 2021

Code: Virtual 15

Length: AM

Description: For practitioners working with clients affected by domestic abuse. This session will cover how to identify risk and create a safety plan with clients to enable them to manage the risk in a domestic abuse relationship or to leave safely. Duration: 45-60 mins


Domestic Abuse Awareness

Date: 17 Nov 2021

Code: PART 1

Length: AM

Description: This 2 part Domestic Abuse Awareness session is aimed at front line practitioners. It aims to increase awareness of domestic abuse and it’s impact so practitioners can recognise signs and respond appropriately. It gives an overview of the Government definition, risk, civil and legal remedies, impact on children, perpetrators, impact of Covid-19 and domestic abuse services available locally. We also have available bite-size Zoom sessions on related topics, all available via the Safeguarding Board. Staff must attend both sessions in order to receive a certificate. The training will take place from 9am – 12.30pm.


‘Honour’ Based Violence/Abuse

Date: 23 Nov 2021

Code: HBV/A8

Length: AM

Description: This briefing will: • Raise awareness of so called ‘Honour’ Based Abuse/Violence (HBV/A) in the UK • Help participants gain an understanding and challenge misconceptions of HBV/A • Raise awareness of signs & indicators of risk • Help participants be able to respond to safeguard and support children & vulnerable adults • Provide information on the support services available This 90 minute to 2 hours briefing is being delivered online using Microsoft Teams whilst the pandemic continues. One we are able to deliver training courses face-to-face again, we will replace this briefing with a full day course.


Domestic Abuse Awareness

Date: 24 Nov 2021

Code: PART 2

Length: AM

Description: This 2 part Domestic Abuse Awareness session is aimed at front line practitioners. It aims to increase awareness of domestic abuse and it’s impact so practitioners can recognise signs and respond appropriately. It gives an overview of the Government definition, risk, civil and legal remedies, impact on children, perpetrators, impact of Covid-19 and domestic abuse services available locally. We also have available bite-size Zoom sessions on related topics, all available via the Safeguarding Board. Staff must attend both sessions in order to receive a certificate. The training will take place from 9am – 12.30pm.


Relational Child Protection Conferences

Date: 24 Nov 2021

Code: VIRTUAL 1

Length: PM

Description: Relational Child Protection Conferences will be the new approach to Safeguarding in Rochdale and this new approach to child protection is being rolled out across the service from Autumn 2021. This briefing session is designed to support you to understand the changes that are being made and what will be expected from you when you attend a child protection conference in Rochdale


Women and Problem Gambling

Date: 24 Nov 2021

Code: VIRTUAL 1

Length: AM

Description: Gambling related harm can negatively affect finances, mental health, and relationships, not just for the gambler but for the those around them . It can be hard to identify and the signs, such as debt, depression and anxiety, may not immediately suggest that gambling is the cause. Women make up over 80% of affected others who call the National Gambling Helpline, and 20% of gamblers. The number of women with a gambling problem is rising at twice the rate of men. This interactive online workshop is aimed at anyone who support women in a professional capacity. The course will raise awareness of the topic of women and problem gambling, enabling workers to confidently recognise, respond and refer women who are experience gambling issues into support and treatment services.


Illegal Money lending

Date: 25 Nov 2021

Code: IMON2

Length: AM

Description: Presented by the Illegal Money Lending Team. Many people believe loan sharks just have a financial impact on a community; but they actually cause great financial hardship, target the most vulnerable, increase crime and put massive pressure on people’s mental health. Loan sharks don’t just affect the person that initially borrows the money - they impact the whole family. In this session you will learn how to spot the signs that your client is involved with a loan shark and how you can help them. Learn how loan sharks manipulate victims to keep on paying, understand why people borrow and find out how the Illegal Money Lending Team protects victims and communities from the loan sharks bite. The session will cover: Who are the Illegal Money Lending Team? - What is a loan shark? - What does a loan shark victim look like? - Spot the signs of loan shark activity - Its more than a financial crime - Ways to report.


Working Together to Safeguard Children

Date: 29 Nov 2021

Code: PART 1

Length: AM

Description: This online Working Together course will be delivered in two parts. Participants must attend both parts before attendance certificates can be issued. Please ensure you can attend both parts before booking


Working Together to Safeguard Children

Date: 30 Nov 2021

Code: PART 2

Length: AM

Description: This online Working Together course will be delivered in two parts. Participants must attend both parts before attendance certificates can be issued. Please ensure you can attend both parts before booking


‘Honour’ Based Violence/Abuse

Date: 01 Dec 2021

Code: Virtual 1

Length: AM

Description: This briefing will: • Raise awareness of so called ‘Honour’ Based Abuse/Violence (HBV/A) in the UK • Help participants gain an understanding and challenge misconceptions of HBV/A • Raise awareness of signs & indicators of risk • Help participants be able to respond to safeguard and support children & vulnerable adults • Provide information on the support services available This 90 minute to 2 hours briefing is being delivered online using Microsoft Teams whilst the pandemic continues. One we are able to deliver training courses face-to-face again, we will replace this briefing with a full day course.


Allegations Management (Adults)

Date: 02 Dec 2021

Code: VIRTUAL 4

Length: AM

Description: The Allegations Management process for adult services helps employers and leaders of voluntary groups deal effectively and professionally with any allegations made against their employees or volunteers. The Allegations Management training explains the thresholds for when the process should be used, explains your employer or group leader responsibilities and the actions that should be taken, as well as giving details of how the system works once a report is made and the involvement of other agencies such as the police. The Allegations Management training also covers the Safer Working Practices guidelines. These have been produced to help practitioners establish the safest possible working environments which safeguard individuals and reduce the risk of being falsely accused of improper or unprofessional conduct. The course is recommended for employers in adult services and leaders of groups who work with adults with care and support needs.


Reducing Parental Conflict Training for professionals working with families (introducing GM Relationship Toolkit)

Date: 06 Dec 2021

Code: Virtual 1

Length: AM

Description: Quality relationships throughout life are a right, not a privilege. Couple, family and social relationships hold the key to good parenting, education attainment, mental and physical wellbeing and quality of life in our later years. There is strong evidence that supports the need for a system change approach that recognises quality relationships as a core shared objective ie. receiving relationship support from a practitioner they know already and have a relationship with. This training provides professionals an awareness around parental conflict, its impact and introduces the Greater Manchester Relationship Toolkit which helps practitioners in their role supporting couples in their relationships. Relationship support doesn’t always need to be about specialist ‘relationship support,’ all practitioners working with families can play their role… it’s everyone’s business! Following the training professionals will be provided with a GM Relationship Toolkit and a Relationship Champion badge


Safer Sleep for Babies

Date: 07 Dec 2021

Code: Virtual 1

Length: PM

Description: Safer sleep advice saves babies lives. Giving evidence based safer sleep advice reduces the risks of Sudden Infant Death (SID’s) in babies. If you work with families who have a baby under the age of 1, it is important you have knowledge and skills to support families in ensuring every sleep is safe for a baby night or day. Designed for professionals and practitioners who may come into contact with families and might have an opportunity to give safer sleep information, however brief their contact is, and irrespective of their role e.g. Social Workers, family support workers, children’s centre staff, fire fighters, paramedics, police officers, housing officers, or health and education staff.


Completing a DASH Risk Assessment

Date: 07 Dec 2021

Code: Virtual 15

Length: AM

Description: For practitioners working with clients that may be affected by domestic abuse. This session will cover how to complete the Domestic Abuse Stalking and Honour based violence (DASH - RIC) risk assessment which is the national tool used to assess risk in cases of domestic abuse. Duration: 45-60 mins


Relational Child Protection Conferences

Date: 08 Dec 2021

Code: VIRTUAL 2

Length: PM

Description: Relational Child Protection Conferences will be the new approach to Safeguarding in Rochdale and this new approach to child protection is being rolled out across the service from Autumn 2021. This briefing session is designed to support you to understand the changes that are being made and what will be expected from you when you attend a child protection conference in Rochdale


Domestic Abuse Awareness

Date: 08 Dec 2021

Code: PART 1

Length: AM

Description: This 2 part Domestic Abuse Awareness session is aimed at front line practitioners. It aims to increase awareness of domestic abuse and it’s impact so practitioners can recognise signs and respond appropriately. It gives an overview of the Government definition, risk, civil and legal remedies, impact on children, perpetrators, impact of Covid-19 and domestic abuse services available locally. We also have available bite-size Zoom sessions on related topics, all available via the Safeguarding Board. Staff must attend both sessions in order to receive a certificate. The training will take place from 9am – 12.30pm.


Safety Planning for Domestic Abuse.

Date: 14 Dec 2021

Code: Virtual 16

Length: AM

Description: For practitioners working with clients affected by domestic abuse. This session will cover how to identify risk and create a safety plan with clients to enable them to manage the risk in a domestic abuse relationship or to leave safely. Duration: 45-60 mins


Domestic Abuse Awareness

Date: 15 Dec 2021

Code: PART 2

Length: AM

Description: This 2 part Domestic Abuse Awareness session is aimed at front line practitioners. It aims to increase awareness of domestic abuse and it’s impact so practitioners can recognise signs and respond appropriately. It gives an overview of the Government definition, risk, civil and legal remedies, impact on children, perpetrators, impact of Covid-19 and domestic abuse services available locally. We also have available bite-size Zoom sessions on related topics, all available via the Safeguarding Board. Staff must attend both sessions in order to receive a certificate. The training will take place from 9am – 12.30pm.


Migrant Women and Immigration Control

Date: 15 Dec 2021

Code: Virtual 4

Length: AM

Description: Some women fleeing domestic abuse have no recourse to public funds and often practitioners don’t know what support may be available to them. This training aims to give participants knowledge of the different types of immigration status and the legal options available to migrant women to regularise their immigration status following domestic violence. Participants will also gain knowledge of the financial and other support available to migrant women who have been subjected to domestic violence as well as tips on practical ways to support women through the legal process.


Child to Parent Violence & Abuse Awareness Raising Session for professionals working with families

Date: 19 Jan 2022

Code: Virtual 15

Length: AM

Description: This multi-agency awareness session has been developed to support professionals working with families across Rochdale borough. We understand that Child to Parent Violence / Abuse is an issue that impacts many young people and their families and therefore we want to increase awareness around this form of abuse and help professionals in supporting families affected by it. The session will aim to: • Explore the prevalence of CPVA • Increase awareness of CPVA and its impact on families • Discuss challenges for families and professionals • Support professionals in identifying and exploring CPVA with families • Offer strategies to help professionals support families • Promote CPVA support for families in Rochdale in order for them to understand what is happening and build strategies to repair relationships stopping unwanted behaviour ie. Break4Change group programme, CPVA family support


Reducing Parental Conflict Training for professionals working with families (introducing GM Relationship Toolkit)

Date: 20 Jan 2022

Code: Virtual 2

Length: AM

Description: Quality relationships throughout life are a right, not a privilege. Couple, family and social relationships hold the key to good parenting, education attainment, mental and physical wellbeing and quality of life in our later years. There is strong evidence that supports the need for a system change approach that recognises quality relationships as a core shared objective ie. receiving relationship support from a practitioner they know already and have a relationship with. This training provides professionals an awareness around parental conflict, its impact and introduces the Greater Manchester Relationship Toolkit which helps practitioners in their role supporting couples in their relationships. Relationship support doesn’t always need to be about specialist ‘relationship support,’ all practitioners working with families can play their role… it’s everyone’s business! Following the training professionals will be provided with a GM Relationship Toolkit and a Relationship Champion badge


The Child's Lived Experience

Date: 20 Jan 2022

Code: Virtual 1

Length: AM

Description: With a statutory, serious case review and peer researched evidential base we will explore the child’s lived experience when parents/carers are given notice of Pre-Proceedings (the period before court proceedings begin in applications for care orders) as a result of the Local Authority having on-going concerns with the parent’s ability to meet the needs of the child or be protective of them. The training also considers the roles and responsibilities of all agencies from the referral in to CSC, through child protection process and escalation into pre proceedings The seminar will give you the opportunity to explore the important role professionals play in creating better experiences and outcomes for children, insight into Legal Gateway decision making meetings, alongside how to create a multi-agency impact if we are unable to divert away from care proceedings.


Safer Sleep for Babies

Date: 25 Jan 2022

Code: Virtual 2

Length: PM

Description: Safer sleep advice saves babies lives. Giving evidence based safer sleep advice reduces the risks of Sudden Infant Death (SID’s) in babies. If you work with families who have a baby under the age of 1, it is important you have knowledge and skills to support families in ensuring every sleep is safe for a baby night or day. Designed for professionals and practitioners who may come into contact with families and might have an opportunity to give safer sleep information, however brief their contact is, and irrespective of their role e.g. Social Workers, family support workers, children’s centre staff, fire fighters, paramedics, police officers, housing officers, or health and education staff.


Allegations Management/LADO/Safer Working Practice

Date: 27 Jan 2022

Code: Virtual 1

Length: AM

Description: The Allegations Management/Safer Working Practice Training is designed for Head Teachers, Senior Leads, Directors and Senior Nominated Officers within organisations who work with children and Young people, this includes HR reps who are expected to undertake investigations against and related to staff who work with children. The training provides individuals with an understanding of the Allegations Management process, it will enable and empower employers and organisations to manage allegations, ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect staff and the children they work with. The training will also provide any updates to the allegations management process both nationally and locally.


Reducing Parental Conflict Training for professionals working with families (introducing GM Relationship Toolkit)

Date: 22 Feb 2022

Code: Virtual 3

Length: AM

Description: Quality relationships throughout life are a right, not a privilege. Couple, family and social relationships hold the key to good parenting, education attainment, mental and physical wellbeing and quality of life in our later years. There is strong evidence that supports the need for a system change approach that recognises quality relationships as a core shared objective ie. receiving relationship support from a practitioner they know already and have a relationship with. This training provides professionals an awareness around parental conflict, its impact and introduces the Greater Manchester Relationship Toolkit which helps practitioners in their role supporting couples in their relationships. Relationship support doesn’t always need to be about specialist ‘relationship support,’ all practitioners working with families can play their role… it’s everyone’s business! Following the training professionals will be provided with a GM Relationship Toolkit and a Relationship Champion badge


Child to Parent Violence & Abuse Awareness Raising Session for professionals working with families

Date: 16 Mar 2022

Code: Virtual 16

Length: AM

Description: This multi-agency awareness session has been developed to support professionals working with families across Rochdale borough. We understand that Child to Parent Violence / Abuse is an issue that impacts many young people and their families and therefore we want to increase awareness around this form of abuse and help professionals in supporting families affected by it. The session will aim to: • Explore the prevalence of CPVA • Increase awareness of CPVA and its impact on families • Discuss challenges for families and professionals • Support professionals in identifying and exploring CPVA with families • Offer strategies to help professionals support families • Promote CPVA support for families in Rochdale in order for them to understand what is happening and build strategies to repair relationships stopping unwanted behaviour ie. Break4Change group programme, CPVA family support

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