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CPD training from Shropshire Council

Our education improvement service offers a variety of early years training and you can find out more about what's on offer on the Shropshire Learning Gateway.

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Training from Shropshire’s Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB)

Shropshire’s Neglect Strategy is currently under review. Neglect is the most common form of maltreatment in England, and in Shropshire and it remains a priority for Shropshire’s Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB).

The SSCB is committed to promoting working in partnership with children, families and partner agencies to identify neglect at the earliest opportunity and where necessary ensure access to the right services at the right time for those children and families in need of support and or intervention by ensuring that there's a robust safeguarding system in Shropshire.

In order to achieve this when specifically focusing on neglect all partners agree to work collaboratively to:

  1. Identify children at risk of neglect at the earliest opportunity
  2. Respond promptly and effectively to address the underlying factors
  3. Maintain our focus on the experiences of children
  4. Ensure that children are protected from harm
  5. Minimise the long term effects of childhood neglect

Graded Care Profile (GCP2) briefing

The aims of the one-hour briefing on the Graded Care Profile GCP2 are to understand how the evidence-based and nationally evaluated assessment tool will be used in practice throughout Shropshire's safeguarding system.

Target audience - For first line managers who supervise, senior managers and strategic leads.

Opportunities for single agency briefings will be circulated.

NSPCC Graded Care Profile (GCP2) training

The aims of the Graded Care Profile (GCP2) full-day training are:

  1. Consolidate knowledge in relation to neglect
  2. Use shared language
  3. Understand evidence-based and nationally evaluated assessment tool
  4. Become licensed to use GCP2

Target audience: This training is for frontline practitioners who work with children and their families, and are involved in evaluating the care or development of a child. In the context of neglect this could, for example, include: social workers, early help practitioners, CAFCASS (children’s guardian), teachers, pastoral support within schools, family support workers (schools and nurseries), education welfare officers or equivalent, health visitors, school nurses and other healthcare staff, adult substance misuse practitioners, young person substance misuse practitioners, mental health workers, housing officers, YOS.

Training dates 2016/2017:

  • Wednesday 25 January – 9.30am to 4pm - The Lantern, Shrewsbury
  • Thursday 9 February – 9.30am to 4pm - Shirehall, Shrewsbury
  • Wednesday 15 February – 9.30am to 4pm – Riversway, Shrewsbury
  • Wednesday 8 March – 9.30am to 4pm - The Lantern, Shrewsbury
  • Monday 27 March – 9.30am to 4pm – Shirehall, Shrewsbury

Further information on this training is available in the SSCB multi-agency safeguarding training schedule which can be viewed on the SSCB safeguarding website. Learners can apply for training via the SSCB training webpage.