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.
 
 
 
20 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 18 June 202009:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseFestival
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 18 June 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Festival


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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 1Monday 22 June 202009:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
Session 2Tuesday 23 June 202009:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 22 June 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


Session 2
Tuesday 23 June 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 1Tuesday 11 August 202009:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 1
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 11 August 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 1


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NQSW Signs of Safety Part 1  
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 12 October 202009:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseFestival
Session 2Tuesday 13 October 202009:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseFestival
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 12 October 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Festival


Session 2
Tuesday 13 October 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Festival


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 1Monday 19 October 202009:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 19 October 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 1Monday 23 November 202009:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 306
Session 2Tuesday 24 November 202009:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 306
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 23 November 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 306


Session 2
Tuesday 24 November 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 306


Request a placeFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
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 1Monday 18 January 202109:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 3 - Hastings
Session 2Tuesday 19 January 202109:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 3 - Hastings
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 18 January 2021

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 3 - Hastings


Session 2
Tuesday 19 January 2021

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 3 - Hastings


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 1Thursday 28 January 202109:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 1
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 28 January 2021

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 1


Request a placeFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
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 1Monday 22 March 202109:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 305
Session 2Tuesday 23 March 202109:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 305
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 22 March 2021

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 305


Session 2
Tuesday 23 March 2021

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 305


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 1Thursday 25 March 202109:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseFestival
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 25 March 2021

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Festival


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