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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 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

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Child to Parent Violence & Abuse awareness (Break4Change)

Date: 24 Nov 2020

Code: Virtual 6

Length: AM

Description: Rochdale BC employees interested in CPVA can access a 30miniute awareness session via their MeLearning Platform. Simply type in “Child to Parent Violence & Abuse Awareness Session” in your MeLearning account: During the period of COVID19 restrictions lots of families are spending far more time together than they normally would which may lead to an increase in family conflict and possibility Child to Parent Violence & Abuse. This multi-agency online awareness session has been developed for during COVID19 to hopefully give you a greater understanding of this issue, provide you with some practical steps you can take to support families experiencing CPVA and also provide details around support we are offering during these restrictions when physical group interventions like our Break4Change programme cannot be run as they usually are.


Completing a DASH Risk Assessment

Date: 01 Dec 2020

Code: Virtual 3

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


‘Honour’ Based Violence/Abuse

Date: 02 Dec 2020

Code: HBV/A2

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.


Safety Planning for Domestic Abuse.

Date: 08 Dec 2020

Code: Virtual 3

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


‘Honour’ Based Violence/Abuse

Date: 09 Dec 2020

Code: HBV/A3

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.


Understanding coercive controlling behaviour

Date: 15 Dec 2020

Code: Virtual 3

Length: AM

Description: For practitioners working with families or adults in Rochdale. This session will help practitioners to understand what coercive control is, recognise the signs, the impact and UK legislation around it. Duration: 45-60 mins


Child to Parent Violence & Abuse awareness (Break4Change)

Date: 16 Dec 2020

Code: Virtual 7

Length: AM

Description: Rochdale BC employees interested in CPVA can access a 30miniute awareness session via their MeLearning Platform. Simply type in “Child to Parent Violence & Abuse Awareness Session” in your MeLearning account: During the period of COVID19 restrictions lots of families are spending far more time together than they normally would which may lead to an increase in family conflict and possibility Child to Parent Violence & Abuse. This multi-agency online awareness session has been developed for during COVID19 to hopefully give you a greater understanding of this issue, provide you with some practical steps you can take to support families experiencing CPVA and also provide details around support we are offering during these restrictions when physical group interventions like our Break4Change programme cannot be run as they usually are.


Completing a DASH Risk Assessment

Date: 05 Jan 2021

Code: Virtual 4

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


Multi Agency Risk Management Protocol

Date: 11 Jan 2021

Code: MRM01

Length: PM

Description: 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 don’t engage with services. This briefing is for professionals, managers and senior managers of all agencies who work directly with individuals. The briefing will explain the changes to the protocol, introduce the new templates and explain the escalation process.


FGM Briefing

Date: 12 Jan 2021

Code: FGM (3pm - 6pm)

Length: PM

Description: This session will provide a 3 hour general overview of the topic of FGM, encompassing the rationale for the practice, health complications, legislation, and other aspects affecting those who have undergone FGM and those at risk of undergoing the practice. It is expected that by the end of the training, participants will have: • An understanding of what constitutes Female Genital Mutilation • Knowledge of how best to offer help and support • Be aware of the responsibilities within your own role • Have an increased knowledge of national and local services.


Safety Planning for Domestic Abuse.

Date: 12 Jan 2021

Code: Virtual 4

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


Multi Agency Risk Management Protocol

Date: 18 Jan 2021

Code: MRM02

Length: AM

Description: 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 don’t engage with services. This briefing is for professionals, managers and senior managers of all agencies who work directly with individuals. The briefing will explain the changes to the protocol, introduce the new templates and explain the escalation process.


Understanding coercive controlling behaviour

Date: 19 Jan 2021

Code: Virtual 4

Length: AM

Description: For practitioners working with families or adults in Rochdale. This session will help practitioners to understand what coercive control is, recognise the signs, the impact and UK legislation around it. Duration: 45-60 mins


Multi Agency Risk Management Protocol

Date: 20 Jan 2021

Code: MRM03

Length: PM

Description: 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 don’t engage with services. This briefing is for professionals, managers and senior managers of all agencies who work directly with individuals. The briefing will explain the changes to the protocol, introduce the new templates and explain the escalation process.


Child to Parent Violence & Abuse awareness (Break4Change)

Date: 27 Jan 2021

Code: Virtual 8

Length: AM

Description: Rochdale BC employees interested in CPVA can access a 30miniute awareness session via their MeLearning Platform. Simply type in “Child to Parent Violence & Abuse Awareness Session” in your MeLearning account: During the period of COVID19 restrictions lots of families are spending far more time together than they normally would which may lead to an increase in family conflict and possibility Child to Parent Violence & Abuse. This multi-agency online awareness session has been developed for during COVID19 to hopefully give you a greater understanding of this issue, provide you with some practical steps you can take to support families experiencing CPVA and also provide details around support we are offering during these restrictions when physical group interventions like our Break4Change programme cannot be run as they usually are.


Child to Parent Violence & Abuse awareness (Break4Change)

Date: 16 Feb 2021

Code: Virtual 9

Length: PM

Description: Rochdale BC employees interested in CPVA can access a 30miniute awareness session via their MeLearning Platform. Simply type in “Child to Parent Violence & Abuse Awareness Session” in your MeLearning account: During the period of COVID19 restrictions lots of families are spending far more time together than they normally would which may lead to an increase in family conflict and possibility Child to Parent Violence & Abuse. This multi-agency online awareness session has been developed for during COVID19 to hopefully give you a greater understanding of this issue, provide you with some practical steps you can take to support families experiencing CPVA and also provide details around support we are offering during these restrictions when physical group interventions like our Break4Change programme cannot be run as they usually are.


Contextual Safeguarding Conference

Date: 19 Feb 2021

Code: CTSC01

Length: AM

Description: Contextual safeguarding recognises that as young people grow and develop they are influenced by a whole range of environments and people outside of their family. For example in school or college, in the local community, in their peer groups or online. Children and young people may encounter risk in any of these environments. Sometimes the different contexts are inter-related and can mean that children and young people may encounter multiple risks. Contextual safeguarding looks at how we can best understand these risks, engage with children and young people and help to keep them safe. It's an approach that's often been used to apply to adolescents, though the lessons can equally be applied to younger children, especially in today's changing world. This training should provide you with: • A basic understanding of what Contextual Safeguarding is and how it is different to Child Protection Safeguarding • How and why the approach was developed • An understanding as to what your role and responsibilities may be in a contextual assessment • The values and domains of Contextual Safeguarding • What a Contextual Assessment and response could look like • An understanding of Context Weighting, Peer Mapping and Safety Mapping • A local picture. Duration: 2.5 hours


Contextual Safeguarding Conference

Date: 19 Feb 2021

Code: CTSC02

Length: PM

Description: Contextual safeguarding recognises that as young people grow and develop they are influenced by a whole range of environments and people outside of their family. For example in school or college, in the local community, in their peer groups or online. Children and young people may encounter risk in any of these environments. Sometimes the different contexts are inter-related and can mean that children and young people may encounter multiple risks. Contextual safeguarding looks at how we can best understand these risks, engage with children and young people and help to keep them safe. It's an approach that's often been used to apply to adolescents, though the lessons can equally be applied to younger children, especially in today's changing world. This training should provide you with: • A basic understanding of what Contextual Safeguarding is and how it is different to Child Protection Safeguarding • How and why the approach was developed • An understanding as to what your role and responsibilities may be in a contextual assessment • The values and domains of Contextual Safeguarding • What a Contextual Assessment and response could look like • An understanding of Context Weighting, Peer Mapping and Safety Mapping • A local picture. Duration: 2.5 hours


Contextual Safeguarding Conference

Date: 24 Feb 2021

Code: CTSC03

Length: AM

Description: Contextual safeguarding recognises that as young people grow and develop they are influenced by a whole range of environments and people outside of their family. For example in school or college, in the local community, in their peer groups or online. Children and young people may encounter risk in any of these environments. Sometimes the different contexts are inter-related and can mean that children and young people may encounter multiple risks. Contextual safeguarding looks at how we can best understand these risks, engage with children and young people and help to keep them safe. It's an approach that's often been used to apply to adolescents, though the lessons can equally be applied to younger children, especially in today's changing world. This training should provide you with: • A basic understanding of what Contextual Safeguarding is and how it is different to Child Protection Safeguarding • How and why the approach was developed • An understanding as to what your role and responsibilities may be in a contextual assessment • The values and domains of Contextual Safeguarding • What a Contextual Assessment and response could look like • An understanding of Context Weighting, Peer Mapping and Safety Mapping • A local picture. Duration: 2.5 hours


Contextual Safeguarding Conference

Date: 24 Feb 2021

Code: CTSC04

Length: PM

Description: Contextual safeguarding recognises that as young people grow and develop they are influenced by a whole range of environments and people outside of their family. For example in school or college, in the local community, in their peer groups or online. Children and young people may encounter risk in any of these environments. Sometimes the different contexts are inter-related and can mean that children and young people may encounter multiple risks. Contextual safeguarding looks at how we can best understand these risks, engage with children and young people and help to keep them safe. It's an approach that's often been used to apply to adolescents, though the lessons can equally be applied to younger children, especially in today's changing world. This training should provide you with: • A basic understanding of what Contextual Safeguarding is and how it is different to Child Protection Safeguarding • How and why the approach was developed • An understanding as to what your role and responsibilities may be in a contextual assessment • The values and domains of Contextual Safeguarding • What a Contextual Assessment and response could look like • An understanding of Context Weighting, Peer Mapping and Safety Mapping • A local picture. Duration: 2.5 hours


Allegations Management (Children) and Safer Working Practices.

Date: 24 Feb 2021

Code: LADO01

Length: AM

Description: The allegations management/safer working practice training is designed for head teachers, senior leads 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 to manage allegations and ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect staff and the children they work with.


Child to Parent Violence & Abuse awareness (Break4Change)

Date: 24 Mar 2021

Code: Virtual 10

Length: AM

Description: Rochdale BC employees interested in CPVA can access a 30miniute awareness session via their MeLearning Platform. Simply type in “Child to Parent Violence & Abuse Awareness Session” in your MeLearning account: During the period of COVID19 restrictions lots of families are spending far more time together than they normally would which may lead to an increase in family conflict and possibility Child to Parent Violence & Abuse. This multi-agency online awareness session has been developed for during COVID19 to hopefully give you a greater understanding of this issue, provide you with some practical steps you can take to support families experiencing CPVA and also provide details around support we are offering during these restrictions when physical group interventions like our Break4Change programme cannot be run as they usually are.

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