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.
 
 
 
29 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 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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Signs Of Safety Practice Lead Session (Family Support, Protection and Disability)  
This is a half day workshop for Practice Leads on Signs of Safety Practice Implementation. The Practice lead development programme will support you to further practice and develop Signs of Safety in your service area and to enable and support the learning of others. This session will specifically target Practice Leads who work in Family Support, Protection and Disability in Children and Family Services. Practice leads should ideally have attended Signs of Safety Training and understand that there is a two year Practice lead Learning and Development Team Trajectory to which they will ne ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Tuesday 12 June 201813:00 - 16:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 12 June 2018

13:00 - 16:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


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Signs of Safety Practice Lead Session (MASH, A and I, EDT)  
This is a half day workshop for Practice Leads on Signs of Safety Practice Implementation. The Practice lead development programme will support you to further practice and develop Signs of Safety in your service area and to enable and support the learning of others. This session will specifically target the three service areas in Children and family Service. They should be prioritised by Practice Leads in the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub, Assessment and Intervention and Emergency Duty Team. Practice leads should ideally have attended Signs of Safety Training and understand that there ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Tuesday 12 June 201809:30 - 12:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 12 June 2018

09:30 - 12:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


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Signs of Safety and Wellbeing (EVENT FULL)  
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 13 June 201809:30 - 16:30Bognor Regis - Durban HouseConference Room 1
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 13 June 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Bognor Regis - Durban House

Conference Room 1


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Signs of Safety Practice Development Lead Sessions  
This is a half day workshop for Children's Services’ Practice Leaders who are leading on Signs of Safety implementation. These sessions are also open to Children's Social Care IRO’s, CPA’s, AP’s and Managers.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Wednesday 13 June 201809:30 - 12:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 13 June 2018

09:30 - 12:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


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Signs of Safety Practice Lead Session (IRO, CPA and Residential)  
This is a half day workshop for Practice Leads on Signs of Safety Practice Implementation. The Practice lead development programme will support you to further practice and develop Signs of Safety in your service area and to enable and support the learning of others. This session will specifically target Practice Leads who work as Independent Reviewing Officers, Child Protection Advisors and Residential Services. Practice leads should ideally have attended Signs of Safety Training and understand that there is a two year Practice lead Learning and Development Team Trajectory to which they ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Wednesday 13 June 201813:00 - 16:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 13 June 2018

13:00 - 16:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


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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 14 June 201809:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
Session 2Friday 15 June 201809:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 14 June 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


Session 2
Friday 15 June 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


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Signs of Safety End to End Case Practice Session (FS&P)  
This half day session with Consultant Tracey Hill will specifically support Practitioners and or Practice Leads who are directly involved in the End to End Case in Family Support and Protection. This is part of the Signs of Safety Implementation Plan and sets out the learning activities, in line with both the learning and practice methods of the Signs of Safety within an End to End Case. Those attending will be required to ensure the on-going application of learning in between as well as undertaking preparation for the next session. All material relating to Practice lead sessions a ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Thursday 14 June 201809:30 - 12:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 14 June 2018

09:30 - 12:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


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Signs of Safety Practice Development Lead Sessions  
This is a half day workshop for Children's Services’ Practice Leaders who are leading on Signs of Safety implementation. These sessions are also open to Children's Social Care IRO’s, CPA’s, AP’s and Managers.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Thursday 14 June 201813:00 - 16:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 14 June 2018

13:00 - 16:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


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Signs of Safety Practice Lead Sessions (Fostering and Adoption)  
This is a half day workshop for Practice Leads on Signs of Safety Practice Implementation. The Practice lead development programme will support you to further practice and develop Signs of Safety in your service area and to enable and support the learning of others. This session will specifically target Practice Leads who work in Fostering and Adoption. Practice leads should ideally have attended Signs of Safety Training and understand that there is a two year Practice lead Learning and Development Team Trajectory to which they will need to commit. This is part of the Signs of Safety Im ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Friday 15 June 201809:30 - 12:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Friday 15 June 2018

09:30 - 12:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 2 - Bodiam


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