Spotlight on Strategic Partnership Training

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Spotlight on FREE Training

This newsletter is for everyone working with children and adults in Waltham Forest.

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Value of training

We appreciate the time colleagues put aside to learn more about how to keep residents safe in Waltham Forest. We want to share upcoming training on offer across various areas of practice. Note: all of it is FREE!

Training dates on offer for September and October

Safeguarding Adolescents Awareness Training: this session aimed  at those working or volunteering with children and young people who live in Waltham Forest. It will equip you with knowledge about our trauma informed approach to working with children and young people and give you tips and tools for sharing within your agency/service.

Training takes place on Tuesday 5 September 2022, 10:30am – 12:30pm

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Impact of modern slavery on women in Waltham Forest: this session on how "How modern slavery impacts women", co-delivered by the Council's Violence Against Women and Girls Team Manager, Dr. Marianna Tortell, and Catherine Marcus, who coordinates the Modern Slavery subgroup in Waltham Forest. 

Training takes place on Wednesday 7 September 2022, 10 – 12pm

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Transitional Safeguarding - Key messages from Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) and an Evidence-Base for SARs: this webinar will draw together an analysis of safeguarding adult reviews where Transitional Safeguarding has been the theme. Key messages for positive practice will be presented alongside an evidence-base that can be used when auditing and reviewing cases of Transitional Safeguarding.

Training takes place on Monday 19 September, 12 – 1pm

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Transitional Safeguarding and Homelessness: this webinar will focus on transitional safeguarding where young people and young adults have experienced homelessness and/or insecure forms of accommodation. Themes from these reviews will be discussed, particularly whether any transitional safeguarding needs around housing and homelessness were identified in the care planning for these young people.

Training takes place on Monday 26 September, 2 - 4pm

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Fire risks: the dangers of hoarding (for professionals and carers): Training session delivered by Chris Mattingley, Chingford Fire Station Station Commander, to address fire risks associated with hoarding. Hoarding is defined as collecting large amounts of items with an inability to throw them away. Hoarding disorder can be diagnosed as an illness in its own right, with sufferers often finding themselves very distressed or upset when faced with having to discard  items – often leading to such a build-up of belongings that their living space and quality of life is severely restricted.

Training takes place on Wednesday 28 September 2022, 3 – 4pm

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The identification of Child Exploitation under the Modern Slavery act 2015: This whistle-stop tour will raise awareness of different types of child exploitation; explore the signs and indicators to look out for in children vulnerable to exploitation, hear how child exploitation is linked to the modern slavery act and raise awareness of roles and responsibilities under the Child Exploitation Pan London Protocol (published March 2021).                      

Training takes place on Tuesday 4 October 2022, 10 - 11:30am

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County Lines training: Full details to be provided closer to the date. Training to be provided by Louise Court, Constable - County Lines and Criminal Exploitation TPA, Metropolitan Police Service, Continuous Policing Improvement (CPI).     

Training to take place on Tuesday 4 October 2022, 2pm - 3:30pm

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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 and how to identity those at risk of being vulnerable to exploitation: This whistle-stop tour will raise awareness of the modern slavery act, the different types of exploitation that exist (including services you may use yourself) and explore the signs and indicators to look out for in those vulnerable to exploitation. There will also be the opportunity to discuss how and why victims are vulnerable to exploitation and how they become exploited.  

Training to take place Wednesday 5 October 2022,  10am - 11:30am

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Infant Mental Health: Keeping the baby in Mind - a practical guide: The learning objectives for this training session are to increase understanding of “infant literacy”; gain a basic knowledge of the current clinical approaches to assess parent infant relationships; learn about the basic principles of attachment theory: as well as gain a basic knowledge of the determinants of a sensitive parent-infant interaction and its implications for infant development.

Training to take place Thursday 6th October 2022, 9:30am - 11:30am

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The journey of an NRM referral using a domestic servitude case study:  The first half of this session will provide general information about the National Referral Mechanism including what it is, who it’s for and how the process works both internally and externally to the Police.

The second half will be the delivery of a domestic servitude case study of a successful NRM referral and subsequent police prosecution – this will be building on the second session we delivered where we explored the signs and indicators to look out for in those vulnerable to exploitation. We will be able to see how this victim was vulnerable and became exploited.       

Training to take place Thursday 6 October 2022,  2pm – 3:30pm

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Themes from statutory reviews

Themes from our statutory reviews: Learn about how the lessons learned from statutory reviews feed into how we improve practice and implement change to keep residents safe in Waltham Forest.

Learning session to take place Tuesday 11 October 2022,  2pm – 4pm

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Modern Slavery e-learning

Professionals can access e-learning related to modern slavery at any time, which will give them insight in how to identify victims of modern slavery and provide them with support they need, as well as increased confidence in accessing the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).

The Home Office's e-learning on child-specific indicators of modern slavery takes a closer look at forms of exploitation that are particularly prevalent, and guides the learner through the safeguarding and NRM referral processes, exploring best practice and the specific knowledge required to respond to child cases of modern slavery.

Tackling Child Modern Slavery

Making Every Contact Count training

The training aims to build confidence, knowledge and skills required for good conversations and provide professionals with resources specific to supporting people to take better care of their health and well-being.

After completing the training, professionals will be able to:

  • Understand the range of factors that influence residents’ health and well-being
  • Be ready to engage residents in short conversations about these issues
  • Draw on a range of talking skills that help a good conversation
  • Be able to find information, tools and services to help people improve their health and well-being

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This newsletter is brought to you by the Strategic Partnership Boards, which is made up of Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children’s Board, Safeguarding Adults Board, Health & Wellbeing Board and SafetyNet (our Community Safety Partnership).

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