Public Protection – Domestic Abuse Courses

Protecting people from serious harm: assessing risks from domestic abuse and referring to MARAC ( Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference)

Tuesday 5th November

9.30am – 12.30pm

Esk Room 1, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

Improving our practice on Violence against Woman and Girls: spotlight on domestic abuse

(Priority will be given to those who are attending the 4 day Safe and Together Core Practice Training)

Wednesday 13th November

9.30am – 4.30pm

Esk Rooms 1 & 2, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

Understanding and Responding to Trauma in Children and Young People with Experience of Domestic Abuse

Thursday 12th December

9.30am – 4.30pm

Esk Rooms 1 & 2, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

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Venturing Out – School Reading Packet Leaflet

Venturing Out CIC’s Summer Holiday Activity Days are now available for booking. Available throughout the holidays for children aged 8 to 14 years. Canoeing, Kayaking, Coasteering, Rock Climbing, Bushcraft, Awesome games, Mini Expedition and Trail Cycling are delivered at venues throughout East Lothian. Delivered in partnership with East Lothian Council Outdoor Learning Service. Discount available when booking 3 or more places. Book at

Enabling Resilience

Date:  Wednesday 9th October

Time: 9.15am – 13.00pm

Venue: Fisherrow Community  Centre in Musselburgh

It is a free event – early booking is advised but please be aware that very late cancellation or non-attendance will incur an administration charge

Enabling Resilience Poster

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TeachMeet / Pedagoo Session

Education Scotland will be facilitating a TeachMeet/Pedagoo session on Wednesday 25th September at this year’s Scottish Learning Festival, in the Exhibitor Seminar Theatre of the SEC.

The TeachMeet session will consist of a series of short presentations (2-7 minutes, use of PowerPoint, or equivalent, is strongly discouraged) to which the audience would listen and then ask questions. For more information see:

The Pedagoo session will take the form of learning conversations. These are longer in length and there can be several happening at the one time, the audience choose which one to attend at sign in. Instead of presenting, the leader will facilitate the conversation in the way that they choose. For more information see:

The proposed plan for this session is:

17:00-17:20: Refreshments, networking & sign in

17:20-17:30: Welcome

17.30-18:10: TeachMeet session: short presentations (40 mins)

18:10-18:15: Break

18:15-18:55: Pedagoo session: learning conversations (40 mins)

18:55-19:00: Close

Making Connections through Learning for Sustainability : Facilitated Online CLPL for teachers

Aligned with Scotland’s education priorities and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, this professional learning supports you to develop the confidence to plan for, and implement Learning for Sustainability in your practice, making connections at individual, school and global levels, and inspiring students to collaborate on the issues that shape our world.


Friday 13th September


 Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh


Teachers as Agents of Change course

Protecting People from Serious Harm

Protecting People from Serious Harm: Assessing Risks from Domestic abuse and Referring to MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference)

Applicants must have previously completed Improving our Practice on Violence against Women and Girls: Spotlight on Domestic Abuse.

MARAC (multi-agency risk assessment conferencing) is a process that identifies the highest risk victims of domestic abuse. Through multi-agency sharing of information and case discussion, a risk / safety management plan is agreed to assist in reducing the risk to the victim, any children involved and others. You and / or your staff may be asked to provide information to the MARAC or you may have serious concerns about a victim / family known to your service. This training will provide key information about the overall process, the crucial role you play in reducing risks for these families and how to use the risk assessment tool (RIC).

The learning outcomes for this course are:

  • To define what domestic abuse is and have an understanding of this in your area.
  • To have an understanding of a multi-agency approach to domestic abuse.
  • Explain what MARAC is, how it works and your role.
  • The knowledge of how to carry out a domestic abuse, stalking and honour based violence risk assessment (DASH RIC).
  • To have an understanding of the domestic abuse support services available in our area.

Date & Time:

Tuesday 23rd July from 9.30am – 12.30pm


Esk Room 1, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

For more Information Contact:




This training is aimed at multi-agency operational staff, practitioners and managers from all agencies who are involved in core child protection work and the implementation of care planning.

Tuesday 10th December

9.30am – 12.30pm

Esk Room 1

Brunton Hall, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

EH21 6AF

Interagency-Child-Protection-Risk-Assessment-Processes-Level-2-Refresher-Flyer 10.12.19