West Sussex Children’s Services have been implementing the Signs of Safety model of social work practice since 2013. We see Signs of Safety as being the way we will work with children and families in need of support or protection across the whole of children and young people’s services.

If you are a professional working with children, and would like to know what Signs of Safety training you should be accessing, you can click onto the Continuum of Need table below and this will inform you which is the right training course or pathway for you, depending on which children you work with and at what level.
More information can be found on the Continuum of Need document.
 
 
 
14 results found.
Child Protection Awareness  
This full day course is designed for all staff who have infrequent or irregular contact with children, young people, parents or carers who may become aware of possible child abuse or neglect. This is an introductory course to children's safeguarding, to enable staff to be more alert to children's safety and welfare and know how to act on any concerns. This is not a refresher course for staff who have already completed safeguarding training. It will look at current definitions of child abuse and neglect and consider signs and indicators of abuse and neglect. It will outline the current le ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Thursday 5 December 201909:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 1
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 5 December 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 1


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Child Protection Awareness (EVENT FULL)  
This full day course is designed for all staff who have infrequent or irregular contact with children, young people, parents or carers who may become aware of possible child abuse or neglect. This is an introductory course to children's safeguarding, to enable staff to be more alert to children's safety and welfare and know how to act on any concerns. This is not a refresher course for staff who have already completed safeguarding training. It will look at current definitions of child abuse and neglect and consider signs and indicators of abuse and neglect. It will outline the current le ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Tuesday 17 December 201909:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 17 December 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


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Signs of Safety  
This is a two day targeted course and is only available to managers and practitioners in Children's Social Care (including R&A, IFS, CDT's, CLA teams, FRT Over 10's, Integrated Services, Fostering and Residential) as well as Safeguarding Unit (CPA's and IRO's), FRT Under 10's and Think Family Teams who are working with children where there are concerns for their safety and wellbeing. It is the standard training module used to deliver the signs of safety approach to practitioners, supervisors and managers working with children and families where there are concerns about their safety and wel ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Tuesday 14 January 202009:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
Session 2Wednesday 15 January 202009:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 14 January 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 2 - Bodiam


Session 2
Wednesday 15 January 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 2 - Bodiam


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Introduction to Solution Focused Approaches with Children and Families  
This 2 day course provides you with an introduction of the BRIEF solution focused approach. It explores ways of finding solutions to every day issues and challenges that we are presented with when working with children and their families where there are complex needs. The solution approach enables families to achieve manageable goals through their preferred future. During this course a number of methods will be used to facilitate learning including role play, group exercises and working examples of practice. It will enable those using the signs of safety approach to develop 'best questions'.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Thursday 16 January 202009:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 3 - Hastings
Session 2Friday 17 January 202009:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 3 - Hastings
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 16 January 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 3 - Hastings


Session 2
Friday 17 January 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 3 - Hastings


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Signs of Safety and Wellbeing Day 1  
Signs of Safety is an assessment and case planning framework using strengths based approach through working in partnership with families to develop best outcomes for children and young people. The aim of this course is to provide practitioners with an introduction to Signs of Safety Framework allowing them to gain skills and knowledge to use this approach in practice. This one day course if for practitioners who work with children and families in need of early help and who contribute to assessing, planning and reviewing children and young people’s needs through an Early Help Plan. Th ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Thursday 16 January 202009:30 - 16:30Chichester - Edes HouseTBA
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 16 January 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - Edes House

TBA


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Child Protection Awareness  
This full day course is designed for all staff who have infrequent or irregular contact with children, young people, parents or carers who may become aware of possible child abuse or neglect. This is an introductory course to children's safeguarding, to enable staff to be more alert to children's safety and welfare and know how to act on any concerns. This is not a refresher course for staff who have already completed safeguarding training. It will look at current definitions of child abuse and neglect and consider signs and indicators of abuse and neglect. It will outline the current le ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Monday 20 January 202009:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 2
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 20 January 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 2


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Child Protection Awareness  
This full day course is designed for all staff who have infrequent or irregular contact with children, young people, parents or carers who may become aware of possible child abuse or neglect. This is an introductory course to children's safeguarding, to enable staff to be more alert to children's safety and welfare and know how to act on any concerns. This is not a refresher course for staff who have already completed safeguarding training. It will look at current definitions of child abuse and neglect and consider signs and indicators of abuse and neglect. It will outline the current le ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Monday 10 February 202009:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 1
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 10 February 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 1


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Child Protection Awareness  
This full day course is designed for all staff who have infrequent or irregular contact with children, young people, parents or carers who may become aware of possible child abuse or neglect. This is an introductory course to children's safeguarding, to enable staff to be more alert to children's safety and welfare and know how to act on any concerns. This is not a refresher course for staff who have already completed safeguarding training. It will look at current definitions of child abuse and neglect and consider signs and indicators of abuse and neglect. It will outline the current le ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Thursday 27 February 202009:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 27 February 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


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Child Protection Awareness  
This full day course is designed for all staff who have infrequent or irregular contact with children, young people, parents or carers who may become aware of possible child abuse or neglect. This is an introductory course to children's safeguarding, to enable staff to be more alert to children's safety and welfare and know how to act on any concerns. This is not a refresher course for staff who have already completed safeguarding training. It will look at current definitions of child abuse and neglect and consider signs and indicators of abuse and neglect. It will outline the current le ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Wednesday 4 March 202009:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 4 March 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


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Introduction to Solution Focused Approaches with Children and Families  
This 2 day course provides you with an introduction of the BRIEF solution focused approach. It explores ways of finding solutions to every day issues and challenges that we are presented with when working with children and their families where there are complex needs. The solution approach enables families to achieve manageable goals through their preferred future. During this course a number of methods will be used to facilitate learning including role play, group exercises and working examples of practice. It will enable those using the signs of safety approach to develop 'best questions'.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Thursday 5 March 202009:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseConference Room 4
Session 2Friday 6 March 202009:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseConference Room 4
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 5 March 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Conference Room 4


Session 2
Friday 6 March 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Conference Room 4


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