ESCB Training Autumn 2018 - book now!


ESCB Training Autumn 2018

Putting multi-agency reviews into practice-professional curiosity and themes from reviews

Learning from reviews

Jointly organised by the Essex Safeguarding Children Board, Essex Safeguarding Adult Board and the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board in conjunction with the Essex Social Care Academy, Essex County Council. This workshop aims to provide the opportunity to shape practice, reflect, and make a difference to how we work together.

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Safeguarding Children with Disabilities

child with disability

This course will cover topics including raising awareness of Special Education Needs/Disabilities (and the support available via Education Health and Care Plans, Special Education Needs Support and Children with Disabilities services), additional vulnerabilities and responding to concerns at an early stage.

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CSE Champions Forums

These forums provide a chance to meet and network with other CSE Champions, as well as giving local and national updates in relation to CSE. You must be a CSE Champion to attend a CSE Champions Forum. The first part of the forum will cover National Referral Mechanism (NRM) & Trafficking, and CSE and children with disability and special needs. The second part of the forum will cover a different specialist topic including Online CSE, peer on peer abuse, safety planning with parents and children and young people and Serious Case Reviews.

Find out more and book a place. There is also more information here if you are interested in becoming a CSE Champion.

CSE Advanced Level Course

The CPD accredited course is aimed at those people who are working directly with children and young people, and their managers. This is an advanced level training course and therefore delegates will need to already have a good baseline knowledge of CSE and its complexities - this should include an awareness of missing and the complexities of consent along with an understanding of the impact of CSE and how this may manifest. 

Find out more and book a place on the ESCB website.

Child in Need Training

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.   

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Strengths Based Approach to Child Protection Conferences and Core Group Training

For anyone working with children and families in Essex who would like to better understand the strengths based approach. This course will also help participants to ensure they are an active member of the core group.

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Safeguarding Children Level 2

For those who work directly with children, young people and their families in Essex on a regular basis, this course aims to develop an enhanced understanding of safeguarding children including identifying and responding to concerns.

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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. It is expected that participants have previously attended level 2 safeguarding training or equivalent.

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Working with Resistant Families and Disguised Compliance

This course is aimed at experienced workers who will get the opportunity for a facilitator led in-depth discussion and analysis of the key aspects of phenomena such as disguised/false compliance, avoidant or resistant behaviour of families/carers.

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Multi-Agency Case Audits (MACAs) - nominations wanted!


Multi-Agency Case Audits (MACAs) are meetings that professionals from a variety of agencies attend to evaluate, reflect, and learn from the effectiveness of multi-agency work that has been undertaken with children, their families, and carers.

The three upcoming MACA meetings have themes of:

  • Gangs
  • CYP Mental Health
  • Early Intervention for Families with Complex Needs

If you have an example of a case that fits within any of these themes and you think would provide opportunities for learning and practice development you can make a nomination. Additionally, if you have an example that could illustrate good practice you can also nominate.

Find out more about MACAs.

Other agency training

ESCA ‘Hopes, Successes and Sparkling Moments – Solution Focused Practice – Inviting Families to Create Change’ national conference

15th February 2019, Colchester

More information on this flyer.

Neglect Study Day from Southend University Hospital Trust

19th November 2018, Southend

Multi-agency study day. Topics include recognition and response, neglect in the early years, neglect in school age children, criminal neglect and social care management of cases. Panel discussion and opportunity to participate in a question and answer session.

More information and to book.