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.

In addition, the children’s social care practice improvement team can provide bespoke training to services if this is appropriate. If you would like to enquire about this, or you are not sure which training you should be accessing, please contact Louise.Fox@westsussex.gov.uk.
 
 
 
32 results found.
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 1Thursday 15 February 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
Session 2Friday 16 February 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 15 February 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


Session 2
Friday 16 February 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


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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 1 March 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
Session 2Friday 2 March 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 1 March 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


Session 2
Friday 2 March 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


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Signs of Safety and Wellbeing  
This is a one day course available to anyone who works predominantly with children and families in need of early help and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning or reviewing their clients needs through an Early Help Plan. If you have attended any other 1 or 2 days Signs of Safety training there is no need to attend this course. However, you may wish to attend to refresh your learning and think about the application of this framework to Level 3 and Early Help. The heart of the Signs of Safety process is an assessment and case planning format that is meaningful for profess ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Thursday 1 March 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 1 March 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


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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 1Tuesday 6 March 201809:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 2
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 6 March 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 2


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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 1Monday 26 March 201809:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
Session 2Tuesday 27 March 201809:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 26 March 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


Session 2
Tuesday 27 March 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


Request a placeFull detailsPrint Event
Signs of Safety and Wellbeing  
This is a one day course available to anyone who works predominantly with children and families in need of early help and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning or reviewing their clients needs through an Early Help Plan. If you have attended any other 1 or 2 days Signs of Safety training there is no need to attend this course. However, you may wish to attend to refresh your learning and think about the application of this framework to Level 3 and Early Help. The heart of the Signs of Safety process is an assessment and case planning format that is meaningful for profess ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Wednesday 18 April 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideParnham Room
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 18 April 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Parnham Room


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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 1Friday 27 April 201809:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 2
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Friday 27 April 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 2


Request a placeFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
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 1Wednesday 9 May 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
Session 2Thursday 10 May 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 9 May 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


Session 2
Thursday 10 May 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


Request a placeFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
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 16 May 201809:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 16 May 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


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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 1Monday 11 June 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 11 June 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


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