Training Courses

Safeguarding Responsibilities, Threshold Guidance & Referral Process (Level 2)

This online blended course is designed to help participants understand safeguarding responsibilities, thresholds and referral procedures. 

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Safeguarding in Practice - Working Together to Safeguard Children - Multi-agency approach to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children - Designated Safeguarding Leads - Only (Level 3 Training)

This workshop is part of a programme of learning events that practitioners and professionals, working with children, can access to support their learning at level 3.  A full programme of events will be available for staff to access according to their learning needs.

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Refreshed Child Exploitation LEVEL 1 (eLearning) 

This is a prevalent topic for those working within children, young people and families, and this course aims to give an overview of what child exploitation (CE) really is. Within the course you will look at how to identify some of the signs that might be occurring when a child or young person is being exploited, county lines and  the process of grooming.

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Child Exploitation LEVEL 2 Training

This training is aimed at those practitioners who are working with children and young people who  are part of the development of plans for children or at risk or experiencing child exploitation.

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NWG Mind Your Language - Exploitation and Victim Blaming Webinars

The CSCP are  working with NWG to deliver four webinars on Mind Your Language: Exploitation and Victim Blaming over the next few months. The aim of the webinars is to explore our practice to ensure we accurately and sensitively record and report of victim experiences.

  • further dates tbc

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NWG The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – What? Why? How? 

The CSCP as part of their ongoing specialist training opportunities have commissioned NWG to deliver a short 2 hour course on The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – What? Why? How?.  The course will explain what the NRM is including what happens when a child becomes an adult and submitting additional information, how the NRM benefits children and where it fits in legislation before taking you step by step through completing an NRM referral.

The course is aimed at practitioners  working with children and young people and  who may be at risk of child exploitation/modern slavery.  

The training will be delivered by Karen Laing from NWG and will take place on 

  • further dates tbc

Click here for further details and how to access.

Cumberland Council and Westmorland & Furness Council, in partnership with SafeLives, are offering the training opportunity to complete ‘Responding Well’ Domestic Abuse Training. 

  • SafeLives are a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good. They are independent, practical and evidence-led, with survivor voice at the heart of our thinking. They work with organisations across the UK to transform the response to domestic abuse.

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Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) are providing FREE Domestic Abuse Workshops across the County.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

Cumberland and Westmorland and Furness Early Help Teams are reviewing their Early Help Training at present to reflect developments in their Early Help offers. There will be no multiagency Early Help training until September 2024 at the earliest. We can still offer bespoke training with your school or agency to ensure you have the current Early Help knowledge to support children and families in your Local Authority.

If you wish to discuss the possibility of bespoke training please get in touch with your Early Help Teams at either:

Cumberland Early Help Team early.help@cumberland.gov.uk 

Westmorland and Furness Early Help Team early.help@westmorlandandfurness.gov.uk


How to Support Children and Families with Early Help - Signs of Wellbeing Level 2 Training. 

The aim of this training is to increase knowledge and enable practitioners to work more effectively with children, young people and their families using Early Help, and identify needs early to give all children the opportunity to thrive and succeed.

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Whole System Workforce Development Offer Support

This offer has been developed since 2015 and is based upon feedback from professionals, staff and volunteers working with children and young people (CYP) in Cumbria, across our ‘Whole System’ and outside of Specialist CAMHS. 

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Are you aware of your responsibilities in informing the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) of all allegations against adults who work with children ?

This bitesize session is an opportunity to meet the LADO team manager Paul Cooper who will explain your responsibility and how to inform the LADO as set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.

  • Thursday 3 October 2024 (3.45 - 4.30pm) via MS Teams

To book your place on this course please

To book your place, please email CSCP.Training@cumbria.gov.uk

IMPORTANT INFORMATON: can all participants please join the training event 10 minutes before the start time to allow being admitted onto the course. 

When booking onto this training please DO NOT share the Microsoft TEAMs link with anyone else, as numbers are restricted.  This has a serious impact on delivery of the training and the numbers attending. 

For any queries about the course, please email CSCP.Training@cumbria.gov.uk

As part of the CSCP launch of the Neglect Strategy, we are offering a range of bitesize master classes on a variety of aspects of neglect.

Each session will be delivered via Microsoft Teams by Rebecca Brown, Research in Practice (RIP) and will include a presentation of the most up to date research, opportunities for practitioners to reflect and share ideas with one another and resources to support practice.

  • further dates tbc

This workshop is intended for all professionals working with children who wish to improve their knowledge of parental mental health and the impact on the child.

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Recovery Steps Cumbria are providing Parental Substance Misuse Training, this will explore the impact of substance misuse on adults and children.

  • Thursday 6 June 2024 (9.30am - 12.30pm) - delivered via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 13 November 2024 (9.30am - 12.30pm) - delivery via MS Teams

To book your place please email CSCP.Training@cumbria.gov.uk

When booking onto this training please DO NOT share the MS Teams link with anyone else, as numbers are restricted. This has a serious impact on delivery of the training and the numbers attending.

Please access the link below to a recorded learning session (YouTube video) about Professional Curiosity

Professional Curiosity learning session (YouTube video)

A trauma informed approach to safeguarding children in a multi - agency context. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - This training is only for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL's) in schools.

Click here for further details and how to access.

Which Training is Right for Me? - this document highlights which type of safeguarding training is most appropriate, what that training should cover; depending on your role (which group you belong to)
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