Shropshire Council

Training and events

We're developing training courses and workshops to complement the Early Help process, and we'll add details here as these progress. Training currently available is detailed below.

ECINS and early help training modules

The following ECINS training modules have been developed:

  • Introduction to ECINS – 2 hours
  • Look up and recording on ECINS – 1 hour
  • Creating a case on ECINS – 1.5 hours
  • Using the Family Action Plan effectively and case closure - 2.5 hours

(training / meetings offered monthly unless stated)

Early help training modules will include:

  • The role of the lead professional
  • Capturing the voice of the child and family
  • Assessment and analysis skills
  • SMART action planning
  • Information sharing and consent

All ECINS and Early Help training modules must be booked online through the Shropshire Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) booking management system. Full details on each training module is included in the SSCB Multi-agency Safeguarding Training Schedule. To view the current schedule, to register and to apply for training, please visit the SSCB Safeguarding Training webpage.

Understanding your child - parenting support information for professionals in Shropshire

In Shropshire we offer a programme of two-day foundation training in the Solihull Approach to professionals who are working with and supporting families as part of their everyday practice.

2017-18 training programme

TaMHS training

Targeted Mental Health Support in Shropshire - take a look at the TaMHS leaflet for more information. 

There is also a training schedule provided by the TaMHS Team 2015-2016. If you'd like to book on any of the courses please contact or 01743 253942.

Shropshire Safeguarding Children’s Board multi-agency safeguarding training modules

To view and book to attend any multi-agency safeguarding training modules, safeguarding e-learning modules and early help and ECINS training modules, please visit the SSCB Safeguarding Training webpage.

Locality meetings

Whether you're in a school, an early years setting, in health, social care, housing or the voluntary sector, if your work involves children and their families the autumn term locality meetings will support you to see the benefits of partnership working and early help. Early help is about taking action as soon as possible to tackle problems for children and families before they become more difficult to reverse, and universal services are key to this.

The meetings are held every half term in each of the locality areas, and each meeting focuses on a different 'problem' of the Strengthening Families criteria. These meetings are free to attend and are an opportunity for professionals working with children, young people or their families to share information about services/issues within the locality.

All the meetings will run from 3pm to 5pm, but please note that the first 30 minutes is for networking, and the formal agenda will start at 3:30pm.

Round 6 - locality meetings (March/April 2018)

Listed below are the next round of Early Help Locality Meetings. Please note that the theme for these meetings has changed. The theme will now be an EVALUATION and PLANNING session for the forthcoming year. There will, as always, be networking opportunities where professionals and volunteers can share any issues which are pertinent to the locality area. 

  • Shrewsbury: Wednesday 7 March – Shrewsbury Training & Development Centre
  • Oswestry: Tuesday 13 March – Oswestry The Centre
  • South: Thursday 15 March – Ludlow Mascall Centre
  • Southeast: Wednesday 14 March – Bridgnorth Youth Club
  • Northeast: Tuesday 20 March – Market Drayton, Festival Drayton Centre

Meeting dates for after Easter will be posted as soon as possible.


If you'd like to book to attend one of these meetings please email or ring the multi-agency training administrator, Tracey Bowen, on or 01743 254370. Confirmation will be emailed out to you. You'll need to provide the date of the meeting you wish to attend, and your name, job title, workbase, and email and phone contacts.

Strengthening Families through the Early Years

Copies of the presentations from the recent conference looking at strengthening families through the early years (from pregnancy to starting school), can now be found on this page.

This includes: