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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.
 
 
 
39 results found.
Signs of Safety Practice Leader Session for CAI, MASH EDT and IPEH  
This half-day workshop is for Signs of Safety Practice Leaders working within CAI (Contact Assessment and Intervention), MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub), EDT (Emergency Duty Team) and IPEH (Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help) It will focus on the subject area of the Harm Matrix, Best Questions and Danger Statements as outlined in the Learning and Development Trajectory.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Tuesday 25 September 201809:30 - 12:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideGoodwood Room
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 25 September 2018

09:30 - 12:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Goodwood Room


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Signs of Safety Practice Leader Session for Family Support & Protection, CDT & CFIS  
This half-day workshop is for Signs of Safety Practice Leaders working within Family Support & Protection, CDT (Child Disability Team) and CFIS (Child and Family Intervention Service) It will focus on the subject area of the Harm Matrix, Best Questions and Danger Statements as outlined in the Learning and Development Trajectory.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Tuesday 25 September 201813:00 - 16:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideGoodwood Room
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 25 September 2018

13:00 - 16:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Goodwood Room


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Signs of Safety (EVENT FULL)  
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 1Wednesday 26 September 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
Session 2Thursday 27 September 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 26 September 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


Session 2
Thursday 27 September 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


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Signs of Safety and Wellbeing Day 1 (EVENT FULL)  
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. Ther ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Wednesday 26 September 201809:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 2
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 26 September 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 2


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Signs of Safety Practice Leader Session for IRO's, CPA's and Residential  
This half-day workshop is for Signs of Safety Practice Leaders who work as Independent Reviewing Officers (IRO's), Child Protection Advisors (CPA's) and in Residential. It will focus on the subject area of the Harm Matrix, Best Questions and Danger Statements as outlined in the Learning and Development Trajectory.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Wednesday 26 September 201813:00 - 16:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 26 September 2018

13:00 - 16:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


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Signs of Safety Practice Leader Session for Resilience & Permanence, AFRS and Care Leavers  
This half-day workshop is for Signs of Safety Practice Leaders who work in Resilience & Permanence, Adolescent and Family Services (AFRS) and Care Leavers. It will focus on the subject area of the Harm Matrix, Best Questions and Danger Statements as outlined in the Learning and Development Trajectory.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Thursday 27 September 201813:00 - 16:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideGoodwood Room
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 27 September 2018

13:00 - 16:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Goodwood Room


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Signs of Safety Practice Leader Session for Adoption & Fostering and SGO  
This half-day workshop is for Signs of Safety Practice Leaders who work in Adoption & Fostering and the Special Guardianship (SGO) Assessment Teams. It will focus on the subject area of the Harm Matrix, Best Questions and Danger Statements as outlined in the Learning and Development Trajectory.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Friday 28 September 201809:30 - 12:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Friday 28 September 2018

09:30 - 12:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


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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 1Friday 5 October 201809:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 1
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Friday 5 October 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 1


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Signs of Safety and Wellbeing Day 2  
This course is for delegates who have completed Signs of Safety Day One, who are working intensely with families and leading on Early Help Safety and Well-being plans as their main role. Signs of Safety is an Assessment and 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 recap on the Signs of Safety Framework and importance of developing ‘best questions’ allowing practitioners to develop their skills in: supporting and running Family Network Meetings; cre ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Wednesday 10 October 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 3 - Hastings
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 10 October 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 3 - Hastings


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NQSW Introduction to Solution Focused Approaches with Children and Families (EVENT FULL)  
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 11 October 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
Session 2Friday 12 October 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 11 October 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


Session 2
Friday 12 October 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


Event Full - Request a place on the reserve list Full detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document