Training and Events Programme 2019/20

    Our 2019/20 Training Programme is now available

How to Book:
  • Book your ticket on Eventbrite via the links in each training course below. We recommend you use the Eventbrite option to add the ticket/course to your Outlook calender.
Cancellations and Charges:
  • The IOWSCB provides fully funded training to their partner agencies. 
  • At each course there will be a register listing those who have booked tickets. It is the responsibility of attendees to sign the register as a record of attendance.
  • If an individual cannot attend a course and a suitable candidate cannot attend in their place, please cancel the ticket via Eventbrite. To do this log into Eventbrite (you will have created an account to obtain a ticket), click on Your Tickets, then the appropriate ticket, and then Cancel Order. Should you experience any difficulties please contact us on 01983 814545 or
  • In an individual fails to cancel their ticket or cancels within 48 hours of a course, agencies will be charged a non-attendance fee of £120 (per whole training day).
  • No charge will be made if a suitable delegate is sent instead.
Please be aware that not all training venues/training rooms will be accessible to delegates before the start of a training course. We ask that should you arrive early please check with venue staff before accessing the training room.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
You may already be aware that the new data protection regulations (GDPR), about how organisations communicate with you and look after your data take effect from 25th May 2018. By booking onto this event, you are giving consent to receive pre and post-event materials including an evaluation survey. Your details will only be used to contact you via your email address for the purpose of providing this information. Once the evaluation survey has been issued, we will delete your contact details.
Why we collect your Information
The Isle of Wight Council is the organisation responsible for processing your information (the Data Controller). The Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Board (IOWSCB) would like to seek your feedback on its learning and training events. To be able to do this, we need your permission (your consent) to be able to store and use any contact details you provide to us. Although you may say yes now, you can withdraw your consent at any time. We will store your information within the Eventbrite application until we have issued a post-event survey, at which point, if we have not heard from you since you originally agreed to us contacting you, we will delete your contact details.
We will not share your information with anybody unless the law requires it.
Removing or updating your consent
As mentioned above, you can withdraw your consent at any time. To remove or update your consent, please email or call 01983 514545 or write to IOW Safeguarding Children Board, Jubilee Stores, The Quay, Newport, IOW, PO30 2EH confirming your name and email address so we can find you on our mailing list and either have your details removed or preferences updated as instructed by you.

The Virtual College
The Virtual College have over 50 online courses available (all at Level 1 as defined by the Safeguarding Children Boards), of which a a number of key courses are included in our training plan below. A full list of what's available can be found here and access to these other courses is available here .
ThemeCourse NameCourse DetailsTypeCourse Dates
(Click on date to book)
Conferences IOWSCB Annual Conference Further details to follow soonConference16/10/2019
(Not yet available to book)
General Safeguarding Introduction to Safeguarding
(Level 1)
An online course for those who have occasional contact with childrenOnline -
General Safeguarding Safeguarding Children Refresher
(Level 1)
A statutory requirement for anyone who works with children to update their knowledge of legislation and guidance in order to maintain the ability to act on any concerns that reflect the welfare of children and young people. Online -
General Safeguarding Working Together to Safeguard Children
(Level 3)
This course provides an understanding to staff who regularly investigate and/or contribute to supporting children at risk of abuse and/or their families. This includes through multi-agency safeguarding procedures and assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of the child where there are safeguarding concerns.
Further course details can be found here
General Safeguarding Working Together to Manage Staff who Safeguard Children
Course name to be confirmed
(Level 4)
Further details to follow soonFace-to-face26-27/02/2020
(Not yet available to book)
General Safeguarding Sandstories
(Level 3)
    Always a popular course, it explores:
    • strategies for maintaining a child centred and 'authoritive' apporach with resistant families, without losing empathy and compassion
    • how to apply the thresholds chart
    • recognise characteristics and behaviours of familieswho are in a resistant relationship
    • recognise 'disguised compliance'
    • the importance of attachment history in family behaviours
    • the impact of fear and stress on infant resilience and survival
    • the cruucial role of reflective supervision
    • and the question 'how long should we keep trying with this family?'
    General Safeguarding Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the PREVENT Programme
    (Level 1)
    An online course to give you an awareness of the radicalisation process so you feel confident about being proactive in taking a multi-agency approach to early intervention and support. Online -
    General Safeguarding PREVENT
    (Level 1)
    This resource provides a flexible way of learning more about the Prevent duty and what individuals and organisations in the FE sector need to do. Other education sectors will also find it useful.
    There are modules for: Practitioners, Support Staff, Leaders and Managers, and Governors and Board members.
    Click here to access the training
    General Safeguarding Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or children’s and young people’s settings
    (Level 1)
    An online course designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to promote and implement equality and inclusionOnline -
    General Safeguarding Safer Recruitment
    (Level 1)
    Any employer or volunteer co-ordinator is responsible for ensuring that staff and volunteers are recruited safely to work with children and young people. This course covers knowledge required by anyone recruiting so that best practice and legal safer recruitment requirements are met.Online -
    General Safeguarding What Happens When A Child Dies
    (Level 3)
    2 hour course that focuses on professionals role and responsibilities when a child dies unexpectedly, providing an overview of the CDOP function and process and what warrants a Rapid Response.
    Further course details can be found here
    Safeguarding Issues Child Neglect
    (Level 3)
    An interactive course that enables professionals to recognise signs and indicators of children who are or maybe neglected. This course will:
    • look at the concept of significant harm/neglect
    • identify the indicators of the 4 types of neglect
    • discuss the concept of 'good enough' parenting
    • explore issues of assessing parental capacity to change
    Safeguarding Issues Fabricated and Induced Illness (FII) Further details to follow soonFace-to-faceTo be confirmed
    Safeguarding Issues Teenage Sexual Behaviours
    (Level #)
    These workshops provide an opportunity in which to explore and consider information and views in relation to sexual relationships and behaviour between children and adolescents.Face-to-faceTo be confirmed
    Safeguarding Issues Wellbeing in Sexual Health
    (Level 1)
    Sexual Health is an important aspect of our physical and mental wellbeing. While sexual behaviour is to be regarded as a natural part of life, certain aspects can also have a negative impact on our health.Online -
    Safeguarding Issues Family Approach to Parental Mental Ill Health, Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse
    (Level 3)
    This course will develop attendees knowledge of the interplay between parental substance misuse, domestic abuse and/or mental ill health; it's impact on children and families, how risk is managed and what support is available from different agencies to improve the outcomes for all.
    Further course details can be found here
    Safeguarding Issues Parental Mental Health
    (Level 1)
    This online course looks at the main issues surrounding mental health in parents and focuses on how this can impact children and young people. It increases understanding of the causes and symptoms of mental health and knowledge of how to advise and support parents, children and young people.Online -
    Safeguarding Issues Parental Substance Misuse
    (Level 1)
    This resource from the Social Care Institute for Excellence provides audio, video and interactive
    technology to assist in exploring parental substance misuse, its effects on children and parenting
    capacity and the implications for social work practitioners.

    Safeguarding Issues Basic awareness of domestic abuse including the impact on children This online course will help you to explain, describe and recognise the signs of domestic violence and neglect. It will help you identify ways to support victims, identify the 'dos and don'ts', recognise when it is appropriate to assist, know where and when to get help and be aware of best practice.Online -
    Safeguarding Issues Parents with disabilities and the children who live with them Further details to follow soonFace-to-faceTo be confirmed
    Safeguarding Issues Children with disabilities - Esp. sexual behaviours in adolescence Further details to follow soonFace-to-faceTo be confirmed
    Safeguarding Issues Missing, Exploited and Trafficked Childre n This course provides participants with a greater understanding of CSE, trafficking and children who go missing. This will increase the ability of those working in safeguarding to identify those at risk, respond to incidents and follow the referral process. 
    Further course details can be found here
    Safeguarding Issues Safeguarding Children and Young People from Abuse by Child Sexual Exploitation This course will increase awareness of the main issues in the sexual exploitation of children and young people and raises awareness of the legislation and guidance that applies to vulnerable groups and how these policies can be applied in practice. Aimed at anyone who comes into contact with children and young people during the course of their work. Online -
    Safeguarding Issues An introduction to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour Based Violence These are the four main types of abuse that stem from culture related traditions and this course increases awareness of specific cultural and religious needs whilst providing the knowledge practitioners need to be confident when conversing with those from a different cultural background around the subjects. Online -
    Safeguarding Issues Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
    (Level 1)
    The Home Office has launched a free online training package dealing with female genital mutilation (FGM), developed with Virtual College. It will give teachers, police, doctors, social workers and Border Force staff the training they need to help them identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM. Online
    Click here to access training
    Safeguarding Issues Transitions – Joint with SAB Further information to follow soonFace-to-faceTo be confirmed
    Safeguarding Issues Hoarding issues – living in the home – joint with SAB Further information to follow soonFace-to-faceTo be confirmed
    Learning Workshops Joint Learning Event –
    SCRs, DHRs, SARs

    (Level 3)
    The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is responsible for carrying out Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) and both the LSCB  and LSAB are responsible for carrying out reviews for adults and children.Following individual case reviews and learning workshops held by each strategic partnership, common themes in all of these  reviews have been identified and there is benefit in exploring these across the childrens and adults workforce.
    The event will:
    • Explore the themes of information sharing and communication
    • Domestic abuse in SCRs, DHRs and SARs
    • Cover the Domestic Abuse Forum and new service provider
    Further course details can be found here
    Learning Workshops
    Addiction, substance misuse and legal highs
    Further information to follow soonWorkshopTo be confirmed
    Learning Workshops DASH Further information to follow soonWorkshopTo be confirmed
    Learning Workshops Family Approach Protocol The overarching aim of the workshops is to launch the Hants, IOW, Portsmouth and Southampton Adult and Child Family Approach Protocol and Toolkit. 
    The workshop will use information from the toolkit to support professionals from both children and adult sectors to understand how issues including mental health, substance misuse, domestic violence learning disabilities and negect affect all family members including children (as well as unborn babies) and adults at risk as defined in the Care Act 2014. 
    Delegates will look at how the needs of children and/or adults living with hidden harm impact on the whole family, and the importance of early identification of these needs and effective communication between services is important in order to support those at risk and their families.
    Click here to see available dates on the mainland

    Toolkit is available here
    Protocol is available here
    Workshop12/06/19, 5.00 - 8pm
    18/06/19, 9.30 - 12.30pm
    26/06/19. 1.30 - 4.30pm
    Learning Workshops Keeping Children Safe Online These 2 hour information sessions provide parents, carers and professionals with what children are doing, accessing and viewing online, what controls can be put in place and how to manage the risks (including internet, app and website settings).
    Free to attend it's highly recommended by us and previous attendees. 
    Poster available here

    Event locations are:

      July 2019 - Ryde Upper School with Chine
    October 2019 - Hunnyhill Primary School, Newport
    February 2020 - St Saviour's Catholic Primary School, Totland.
    Learning Workshops Looked After Children (LAC) Further information to follow soonWorkshopTo be confirmed
    Learning Workshops Multiagency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Information Sharing Further information to follow soonWorkshopTo be confirmed
    Learning Workshops Risk assessing CSE/CCE (SERAF) Further information to follow soonWorkshopTo be confirmed
    Learning Workshops Safeguarding Supervision Further information to follow soonWorkshopTo be confirmed
    Other training available Community Partnership Information (CPIs) Further information to follow soonFace-to-faceTo be confirmed
    Other training available O nline safety Hampshire Police are working with the NSPCC to offer support to parents with online safety. The event is available to all parents and carers on the island and is an opportunity to gain skills and knowledge to understand more about the internet and technology as chidlren do - from online games and cyber bullying, through to setting up privacy settings and controls - and to help you have the right conversations with your children. 
    The event follows the recent Megan's Story Campaign, which aimed to tackle the issue of children sending and sharing nude/sexual pictures online. 
    Further information is available here
    and a flyer available here
    25th June 2019, 6.30 - 8pm
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