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.
 
 
 
21 results found.
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 23 November 201809:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseConference Room 4
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Friday 23 November 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Conference Room 4


Event ClosedFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
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. Th ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Wednesday 28 November 201809:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseConference Room 4
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 28 November 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Conference Room 4


Event Full - Request a place on the reserve list Full detailsPrint EventOpen document list 2 attached documents
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 4 December 201809:30 - 16:30Worthing Fire StationTBA
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 4 December 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing Fire Station

TBA


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Family Owned Plans and explaining worries to children and young people  
This course, formerly Signs of Safety Day 2, 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 runn ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Tuesday 4 December 201809:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 305
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 4 December 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 305


Request a placeFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
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 7 December 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Friday 7 December 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 2 - Bodiam


Event ClosedFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
Child Protection Awareness (Cancelled)  
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 13 December 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 13 December 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


Full detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
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 1Monday 17 December 201809:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 306
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 17 December 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 306


Request a placeFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 2 attached documents
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 8 January 201909:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 8 January 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 2 - Bodiam


Event Full - Request a place on the reserve list Full detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
Family Owned Plans and explaining worries to children and young people (EVENT FULL)  
This course, formerly Signs of Safety Day 2, 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 runn ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Tuesday 15 January 201909:30 - 16:30Bognor Regis - Durban HouseConference Room 1
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 15 January 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Bognor Regis - Durban House

Conference Room 1


Event Full - Request a place on the reserve list Full detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
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 17 January 201909:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseConference Room 4
Session 2Friday 18 January 201909:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseConference Room 4
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 17 January 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Conference Room 4


Session 2
Friday 18 January 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Conference Room 4


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