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Start Your Journey – Raising Pupil Voice and Rights for All

Free workshop for Primary teachers in East Lothian supported by East Lothian Council.

Is your primary school thinking about starting or currently working towards the UNICEF rights respecting (RRSA)?

Come along to this CLPL workshop and discover how the fully funded inscool project can connect you with a learning community across Europe and contribute to the achievement of your school’s RRSA.

Saturday 21st September

10.00 – 16.30

Quaker Meeting House

7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12JL

For more Information: SCOTDEC-EastLothian-INSCOOL-FLYER

Vulnerability of Babies

26th September 2019 from 1.30pm – 4.30pm in Esk Room 1

Brunton Hall, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AF

 

Introduction

This workshop aims to raise awareness of the child protection risks posed to young babies and children as well as discussing the procedures for babies born into vulnerable families.  It will cover the evidence as to why babies are at a far greater risk and how practitioners approach should take this into account.

 

Applicants must have previously completed Level 1 Child Protection Awareness Raising and Response training.

 

The target audience for this training is Health Visitors, Children and Families Social Workers, Children and Families Support Workers, Foster Carers, Children and Families Centres and Nurseries.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • To have an understanding and able to recognise the signs of abuse or neglect in babies and infants.
  • To have an understanding of the serious and life threatening risks to babies suffering abuse or neglect and their increased vulnerability to ill treatment.
  • To have an awareness of specific responsibilities for monitoring, investigating and protecting babies and infants from abuse and neglect.

 

For our records, we require the following information

Participants full name  
Job Title  
Service/Team  
Organisation/Agency Name  
Email address  
Line Manager Full Name  
Line Manager Email address  
  I confirm I have completed the Level 1 Child Protection Awareness Raising and Response training

 

We will contact you within a 12 week period to answer 3 short questions about the impact of this training on your practice. Your line manager will also be contacted.

 

Please note catering is no longer provided but on site facilities are available. If you would like to be added or removed from our training distribution list, please email emppo@eastlothian.gov.uk

Inter-Agency Child Protection Risk Assessment & Processes

3rd September 2019 from 9.00am – 5.00pm in Esk Room 1 & 2

7th November 2019 from 9.00am – 5.00pm in Esk Room 1 & 2

Brunton Hall, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AF

 Introduction

This training is aimed at multi-agency operational staff and managers who are in regular contact or carry out direct work with children / young people and / or their parents / carers and who have an organisational duty to learn more about child protection.

There is an expectation that professionals who have face to face contact with families complete this training every 5 years. Applicants must have previously completed Level 1 Child Protection Awareness Raising and Response training.

 Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the national and local context for child protection.
  • To describe the roles of agencies involved in child protection.
  • To know the key processes and procedures.
  • To explain concepts of risk assessment planning.

The Inter-agency Child Protection Procedures for Edinburgh and the Lothian’s can be accessed here: http://emppc.org.uk/file/Child_Protection/Inter-agency_Child_Protection_Procedures_-_Edinburgh__the_Lothians_Oct_2015.pdf

 For our records, we require the following information

Participants full name
Job Title
Service/Team
Organisation/Agency Name
Email address
Line Manager Full Name
Line Manager Email address
I confirm I have completed the Level 1 Child Protection Awareness Raising and Response training

 

We will contact you within a 12 week period to answer 3 short questions about the impact of this training on your practice. Your line manager will also be contacted.

 

Please note catering is no longer provided but on site facilities are available. If you would like to be added or removed from our training distribution list, please email emppo@eastlothian.gov.uk

A TWO-DAY TRAINING COURSE FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY, HEALTH VISITORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, EDUCATION, FAMILY & NURSERY WORKERS

Trainers:    Sue Hampson & Associate

Venue:       Early Years Centre, Sandersons Wynd, Tranent

Time:         9.30 am – 4.00 pm (both days)

Date:          20th and 21st August 2019

This course is for staff in statutory & voluntary services working with parents focusing on the particular needs of parent survivors and how they might assist parents to disclose childhood abuse and work through consequent anxieties in relation to parenting.

COURSE INFORMATION

This course is experiential and provides participants with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and abilities in relation to parents who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse and the impact this may have on their parenting.  It aims to help workers feel more confident, competent and aware, when working with adults who do disclose sexual abuse and enables them to support parents with their anxieties and challenges in parenting.  It includes raising awareness of abuse and in particular concerns around the intimate care of children, over protectiveness and anxieties around children’s sexual development and very importantly open communication with professionals. This course explores the effects of CSA on survivors, and allows time for reflection and for paying attention to the impact of this work on frontline workers.  Participants work in pairs and small groups throughout the course.

NB:  This course is 2 days and participants must attend all of it.

The course explores the following themes:

  • WHAT IS SEXUAL ABUSE?
  • THE CONTINUUM OF ABUSE
  • THE EFFECTS OF SEXUAL ABUSE
  • HOW CAN I WORK WITH YOU? – WHAT SURVIVORS VALUE
  • ISSUES THAT GET IN THE WAY FOR WORKERS
  • FILM OF SURVIVOR PARENTS TALKING ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE
  • CHALLENGES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD AND TEENAGE YEARS
  • ISSUES OF POWER AND CONTROL AND RELATIONSHIPS
  • LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF AS A WORKER WITH CSA
  • PRACTICAL RESOURCES AND A BOOKLIST

At the end of the course each participant will receive a booklet reflecting the group process over the 2 days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The cost is £175.00 per person for the 2-day course.  To include lunch and refreshments – by 21st July 2019

To apply please contact Katy Pollock , katy@homestarteastlothian.co.uk or 01875 616066

 

Introduction to Signing for Staff

Outline Programme

  • Introduction to Signalong
  • Signalong as part of an inclusive communication approach
  • Introducing Signalong in your work place

Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Understand how to support better development and support children’s expressive communication and understanding in the classroom environment
  • Understand how Signalong fits within an inclusive communication approach
  • Use of Signalong signs relevant to the staff working environment
  • Understand how to create communication opportunities in their environment

If you  are interested in this training course contact:

Anna – anna.cummergen@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Fiona – Fiona.C.Petrie@nhslothian.scot/nhs.uk