ESCB Training: September Update


Welcome to our September Training Update,

If you work or volunteer with children and young people, read on for upcoming course dates and book your place online.

Please note, if you are an Essex County Council employee and wish to book a place on of the courses below – you will need to email us directly:

Further dates and all the latest training opportunities are on our websiteWe’ve also got details on training and events run by other agencies – find out about Chelsea’s Choice and the Barnardo’s CAPI conference as well as the Partnership Domestic Abuse Conference. Have you read about the ECVYS Conference?

Calling all CSE Champions!


If you are an existing CSE Champion, don’t forget you need to update your Champion Status. The deadline is 31st January 2018.

Find out how to maintain your Champions role.

ESCB CSE Champions Annual Forums 2017-18

As part of ESCB’s commitment to supporting CSE champions, we are holding eight forums over the coming months:

  • November 2017 Forums - will focus on understanding perpetrators and multi-agency planning and supporting parents
  • January and February 2018 Forums - will focus on working with adolescents and working with children and young people; facilitated by young people

For more information, go to the ESCB website.

Partnership Domestic Abuse Conference 2017


Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Apply to Attend

Hosted by the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board, this event is timed to support International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Those working in Southend, Essex and Thurrock with children, families and adults are invited to apply to attend.

The event will include workshops covering a range of topics, including Honour Based Abuse, Older People, and the impact on children and young people.

More details, including what workshops are running, can be found on our website.

Chelsea’s Choice:

Countywide Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Project


FREE Training sessions:   September & October 2017

Essex County Council Youth Strategy Groups and partners have jointly commissioned a countywide Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) project for professionals and community leaders working with young people.

As part of this, FREE training sessions will be running across the county, which aim to raise awareness of the ‘Warning Signs of CSE’ and the journey young people may have been on that has resulted in them being exploited.

Find out more and book your place.

Useful Resources

ESOL (English for Speakers of other languages) Smartphone Apps

The East of England Local Government Association has published a list of recommended resources for people to supplement their ESOL with a mobile app.

The organisation’s ESOL coordinator worked with a bilingual support worker to compile the list, which is useful to share with refugee learners.

Follow this link to access the recommended materials.

Active Essex Anti-Bullying Leaflet


Active Essex, ESCB and Essex County Council worked together to refresh an Anti-Bullying Card that can be handed out to young people at sporting events. Download it from the Active Essex website or ESCB's Safeguarding in Sport or Young People pages.

In case you missed it…

...Home Office Guidance on County Lines


Back in July, Home Office Guidance was published for front-line professionals on dealing with county lines, the police term for urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban areas, market and coastal towns.

Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: county lines guidance

We have also recently refreshed the ‘Gangs’ page on the ESCB website, which provide information on signs to look out for, support groups available for young people and parents/carers as well links to resources for further information and advice.

Child in Need Training

Safeguarding Children Level 2

Workshops in each quadrant facilitated by Essex County Council Child in Need Reviewing Service

These workshops are an introduction to working with child in need (section 17)

The training is aimed at managers and those working with children, young people and families who want to expand or consolidate their understanding of working with families under child in need (section 17) or those who are new to their role and wish to develop their understanding of child in need work.   

Chelmsford - 18 October 2017 - Book your place

Wickford - 5 December 2017 - Book your place

Strengths Based Approach to Child Protection Conferences and Core Group Training

Child in Need

For anyone working with children and families in Essex who would like to better understand the strengths based approach.

Colchester - 17 October 2017Book your place

Wickford - 28 November 2017 Book your place

Children with Disabilities and Child Protection

Specifically for people who work with children with disabilities.

Wickford - 3 October 2017Book your place

Working with Resistant Families 

and Disguised Compliance


Learning Outcomes:

  • To explore the behaviour of avoidant and resistant families including the nature of disguised compliance and how such behaviour can render the child invisible
  • To understand why parents may engage in resistant behaviour and the part professionals play
  • To recognise how such circumstances may have a paralysing effect on practitioners and impact on practice
  • To review learning from research and serious case reviews in order to better understand the challenges

Harlow - 16 November 2017 - Book your place

Wickford - 12 December 2017 - Book your place

Colchester - 7 March 2018 - Book your place

Safeguarding Children Level 2

Course Aim: To develop an enhanced understanding of safeguarding children including identifying and responding to concerns.

Safeguarding Children Level 3: Designated Person Training


This is a one day multi-agency programme for those who are the designated person for child protection within their organisation. 

This course is for all agencies that are not education establishments.

Chelmsford - 23 November 2017 – Book your place