FREE Modern Slavery Training
Safe and Sound invite you to attend FREE training sessions on Modern Slavery.
There are 2 ‘tiers’ to the training, information is below regarding which one you should attend depending on your role:
The 1 hour awareness session, is suitable for anybody in our partner organisations within the Dudley Borough, including the community, voluntary, faith and business sectors, who wants to gain a basic understanding of modern slavery and human trafficking and where you should report if you have concerns
Aim: To provide a basic awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking
By the end of the session delegates will:
- Have a basic awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking
- Be able to explain the different types of modern slavery
- Know who to contact if you come into contact with a potential victim of modern slavery
To book your place please follow this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/modern-slavery-briefing-session-tickets-66189286939
The 3 hour training session is open to our partner organisations, within the Dudley Borough, including the community, voluntary, faith and business sectors.
This course is recommended for staff that may work with individuals and families but will refer any concerns to the MASH.
(This will also include Specialists / Designated leads who have particular specialist safeguarding responsibilities. Operational managers of services for members of the public including children, young people, families and vulnerable adults. Senior Managers responsible for strategic management of services for members of the public including; children, young people, families and vulnerable adults, Directors of Services and commissioners)
Aim: To raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking and highlight appropriate responses to potential victims
By the end of the course delegates will:
- Understand how you can contribute to fighting modern slavery in the UK
- Understand your role and responsibilities in tackling modern slavery
- Understand what support is available for modern slavery victims and
- Know where to refer potential victims and share intelligence
To book your place please follow these links
In partnership with West Midlands Violence Prevention Alliance (West Midlands PCC) , we are pleased to launch this FREE online training: Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences. Available online NOW: https://www.acesonlinelearning.com/
This course is aimed at practitioners, professionals and volunteers who work with children, young people and their families.
Over approximately 50 minutes, this online training covers the following modules:
- Introduction to ACEs: By the end of this section you will be able to identify adverse experiences that can impact on a child’s development and their response to stress.
- Brain Development in the Early Years: By the end of this section you will understand the importance of healthy brain development in a child’s early years and the impacts of toxic stress.
- The Impact of Childhood Adversity: By the end of this section you will understand that experiencing adversity in childhood can have a significant impact over a person’s life course resulting in ill health, poor wellbeing and in some cases premature death.
- Social, Health and Community Impacts of ACEs Early Trauma: By the end of this section you will be able to identify a range of social and community impacts resulting from ACEs.
- Protective Factors: By the end of this section you will be able to give key examples of ‘Protective Factors’ that can help prevent ACEs and different strategies that can help build resilience.
- Looking at ACEs Through a Trauma Informed Lens: By the end of this section you will understand what it means to look at adverse childhood experiences through a ‘trauma informed lens’.
- Building Resilience: By the end of this section you will understand how building resilience can help mitigate the impact of ACEs.
Please feel free to share the link to this course with colleagues and anyone else you feel may be interested.
We welcome any feedback you may have and would actively encourage you to forward this to Ben Curtis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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CHADD are delighted to promote their fabulous new meeting room facilities
Brindley House Room Hire
Large Training Room and Event Space
We are offering our large training room space for hire at our Brindley House central office and community building. The Diane Stokes Training Room can accommodate 18-20 people board room style, and 30 people theatre style. The room is modern, light and has IT presentation equipment.
- £15 per hour.
- £90 for a full day (9am until 5pm).
- Tea/Coffee and Water Refreshments: £1 per person or £15 unlimited refreshments for a full day group booking.
The room can also be opened up in to a larger space to include a soft seating area and café style tables. This is perfect for a larger event to facilitate a launch, workshop or social activity.
|Course||Date||Time||Link for information and further dates|
|Parental Substance & Alcohol Misuse and Safeguarding Children||17 June 2019||9.30-4.30||https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/event-detail/%3D%3DwNzUTN/Parental-Substance–Alcohol-Misuse-and-Safeguarding-Children|
|Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2) Licensed Training Programme||08 July 2019||9.00-5.00||https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/event-detail/%3D%3DgMyMTN/Graded-Care-Profile-2-GCP2-Licensed-Training-Programme|
|Threshold Training||09 July 2019||1.30 – 4.30||https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/event-detail/%3D%3DgM5QTN/Threshold-Training|
|Core Working Together – Safeguarding Children & Young People||17 July 2019||9.30 – 4.30||https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/event-detail/%3D%3DQOwQjN/Core-Working-Together—Safeguarding-Children–Young-People|
Please note there are a limited number of spaces still available for Neglect on Thursday 23th May 1:30 – 4:30pm
This course will provide staff across ALL agencies with a shared understanding of neglect and its impact on the safety, wellbeing and development of children, allowing them to:
- Recognise the signs and symptoms of neglect
- Recognise the importance of recording, including capturing and responding to the voice of the child.
- To understand your professional role in supporting children who have been or may be neglected
- To understand the importance of early intervention and referral pathways, including the brief overview of the Graded Care Profile (GCP2) assessment tools that has been agreed at a local level to support practitioners to respond to cases of neglect.
Who is this course for?
This course is for all staff with responsibility for safeguarding children, including education, health, residential, foster carers, youth workers, and all those engage with children and families in any capacity and from any sector or services across the Borough.
It is advisable that participants have a basis understanding of safeguarding, including the categories of abuse”.
If you are interested in booking on please enrol on the link below:
For more information on our other courses please visit: https://dudleysafeguarding.event-booking.org/events-list
You may have heard that there is a new service on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Dudley and Sandwell. Commissioned by the West Midlands Violence Prevention Alliance, through the PCC, we are aiming to raise awareness of the impact of ACEs and trauma on vulnerable people of all ages across the borough.
We would therefore like to invite you and your colleagues to a training event at the link below on June 5th. We have allocated 20 spaces to the voluntary and community sector for the event. To book places please visit:
Please disseminate information to any colleagues that you think would benefit from attending this training. We would suggest colleagues who:
- Are interested in finding out more about ACEs
- Work with vulnerable or traumatised people
- Work with children and adults who may have experienced, or are currently experiencing, adversity.
Dudley local authority is committed to raising awareness of ACEs and trauma-informed practice across the workforce to improve services for children, young people and families.
Its that time again when the team get together and plan for the year ahead. When we started this we were blown away by the exciting opportunities that are opening up to us and the work that we get to be part of that we wanted to share some of these with you all.
Firstly our team is growing! We have attracted investment into growing the Children’s team increasing from 1 staff member in 2016 to 6 members of staff with an amazing array of skills and experiences in 2019!
We are also involved in shaping and developing
Cluster Connect – bringing VCOs, statutory and communities together to develop a community offer that tackles local priorities and improve public health outcomes
Care and Share and Parent Carer Forum merge to expand their reach and level the playing field of opportunity via a greater online community for parent carers who are isolated as result of their caring responsibilities.
Establish a Leaders Forum to address challenges in the Early Help and Safeguarding system
Recruitment of a new apprentice Who is passionate about collecting the experiences of young residents who really want to make a difference
Beautifully Young Humans – Inspirational and motivational stories are hosted on IZone to encourage self-development for those seeking help and advice on this site.
Don’t Dis my Ability network formation – championing the inclusivity of VCOS who are dedicated to supporting people with additional needs and disabilities and those who would love to learn how to be more accessible.
If you want to know more about the work we are involved in, or would like to get involved just get in touch and we will happily share the excitement over coffee and cake! We were so thrilled by this coming year that we had to make a short film to spread the excitement! We hope you enjoy it.