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Safeguarding and Wellbeing 

CPC Child Protection - online learning resources

Target Audience: Inter-agency staff at all levels including Early Learning, Childcare and Childminding settings across Perth and Kinross.

Perth and Kinross Child Protection Committee (CPC) has developed a suite of free to access online learning resources to support staff to become more confident and competent in their child protection practice.

In discussion with their Line Manager, practitioners should review the learning outcomes of each resource to ensure they are undertaking learning which is relevant to their job role. Full details are available within the Perth and Kinross CPC Inter-Agency Child Protection Training Newsletter (SWAY).

 

For further information and how to access the online learning resources, please view attached: 

CPC Child Protection Online Learning Resources

 

Further information on CPC Child Protection Learning and Development Opportunities can be found online www.pkc.gov.uk/cpctraining

CPC Inter-Agency Child Protection - effective inter-agency practice course

Target Audience: frontline inter-agency practitioners who identify as being in the General, Specific and Intensive Workforce Groups i.e. they have responsibilities to respond, record, report AND support. This course is also suitable for those who work with adults and third sector colleagues.

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This one-day inter-agency child protection course, practitioners will learn what roles difference agencies and services have in protecting and supporting children, young people and their families. Guest presenters including representatives from the Child Protection and Duty Team, Tayside Police, SCRA with join the session throughout the day to talk about key processes and how they work jointly with other agencies to keep children and young people at the centre of their practice. Practitioners will have time to consider thresholds, risk and how to improve practice through the awareness of common pitfalls to effective interagency working.

 

For further information and how to apply for a place, please view attached:

CPC Child Protection Effective Inter-Agency Practice Course

  

Further information on CPC Child Protection Learning and Development Opportunities can be found online www.pkc.gov.uk/cpctraining

CPC Inter-Agency Child Protection - exploring neglect workshop

Target Audience: frontline inter-agency practitioners who identify as being in the Intensive Workforce Group i.e. those who as part of their role have a lead role in compiling and implementing a Child’s Plan and / or in decision making relevant to a child’s welfare e.g. Social Workers, Health Visitors, Head Teachers, Named Persons / Lead Professionals.

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Practitioners require to complete the ‘CPC Recognising and Responding to Neglect E-Learning Resource’ in advance of the workshop.

Be better able to recognise indicators of neglect, including in specific circumstances.  Be aware of the long-term health and developmental impact of neglect.  Consider how we evidence neglect and record concerns and observations effectively.  Learn about the Assessment of Care Toolkit – designed to support practitioners assess and intervene in situations of suspected neglect.  Have opportunities to discuss and explore what good practice looks like when working with children, young people and their parents / carers.

 

For further information and how to apply for a place, please view attached:

CPC Exploring Child Neglect Workshop

  

Further information on CPC Child Protection Learning and Development Opportunities can be found online www.pkc.gov.uk/cpctraining

CPC Inter-Agency Child Protection - parental engagement and resistance in child protection

Target Audience: Inter-agency practitioners who identify as being in the Intensive Workforce Group i.e. those who as part of their role have a lead role in compiling and implementing a Child’s Plan and / or in decision making relevant to a child’s welfare e.g. Social Workers, Health Visitors, Head Teachers, Named Persons / Lead Professionals.

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Practitioners applying for this course, will require to complete the CPC Professional Curiosity and Challenge E-learning Resource in advance of the workshop.

Be better able to recognise signs of resistant behaviour in hard to engage families including disguised compliance.  Have increased awareness of the reasons for parental non-engagement and know what to do when faced with resistance in child protection.  Feel more confident working with parents and carers to overcome resistance.

 

For further information and how to apply for a place, please view attached:

CPC Parental Engagement and Resistance in Child Protection Workshop

 

Further information on CPC Child Protection Learning and Development Opportunities can be found online www.pkc.gov.uk/cpctraining

CPC Inter-Agency Child Protection - recognition and response course (entry level) - (previously CPC basic awareness in child protection)

Target Audience: Inter-agency frontline staff who come into contact with, or work directly with, children and young people and their families. This course is also suitable for those who work with adults and third sector colleagues.

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This half-day CPC inter-agency child protection course has been designed for front line staff across Perth and Kinross, who have direct, indirect, or occasional working contact with children and young people and families. In line with the GIRFEC approach, this course aims to support all practitioners to confidently recognise and respond to child protection concerns. Participants will learn about the different types of harm and abuse; the signs and indictors that children may be in need of additional help and / or protection, understand their responsibilities and know how to respond.  This course can be delivered either in-person or online via MS Teams.

 

For further information and how to apply for a place, please view attached:

CPC Child Protection Recognition and Response Course

 

Further information on CPC Child Protection Learning and Development Opportunities can be found online www.pkc.gov.uk/cpctraining

Child Protection Basic Awareness

Target Audience: All ELC Staff

This is a face to face session to provide a basic overview of the procedures and the processes used in child protection. The course will cover indicators of abuse, signs and symptoms and support your confidence in responding appropriately. The course will also cover your responsibilities in regard to information sharing and give you a basic understanding of the processes undertaken by statutory services when responding to child protection concerns.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

25 January 2024 - 6.30pm - 9.00pm - North Inch Community Campus, ICT 16/17

14 March 2024 - 6.30pm - 9.00pm - North Inch Community Campus, ICT 16/17

21 May 2024 - 6.30pm - 9.00pm - North Inch Community Campus, ICT 16/17

 

Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Provide a basic overview of the procedures and processes used in child protection. The course will cover indicators of abuse, signs, symptoms and support your confidence in responding appropriately. The course will also cover your responsibilities regarding information sharing and give you a basic understanding of the processes undertaken when responding to child protection concerns.

By the end of the course participants should be able to identify the different categories of abuse and indicators of harm and apply them when needed within your setting. Be able to recognise the signs and symptoms that children may need to help or protect them from harm and apply these when working with children. Have confidence in responding appropriately when a concern is raised about a child or young person within their own agency or organisation. Be able to explain your own responsibilities in regards of information sharing.

 

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Child Protection Officer Training

Target Audience: 

Child Protection Officer training can only be completed if basic awareness training has been completed.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

27 February 2024 - 9.00am - 12.30pm - online Ms Teams

5 June 2024 - 9.00am - 12.30pm - online Ms Teams

 

Presenter: Christy Stevenson - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Ability to describe the role and responsibilities of the designated Child Protection Officer and feel more confident in fulfilling that role.  Have enhanced knowledge of ECS Policies / Procedures and know how to use these to fulfil their responsibilities.  Ability to describe good practice principles in responding to a child concerns.

 

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Decider Skills Training for Professionals

Target Audience: aimed at professionals working with children and young people in Tayside

Day 1 - this covers the 12 life skills which are relevant for all children and young people.

Day 2 - this is aimed at professionals working more intensively with young people and will cover the additional 20 therapeutic Decider skills which are intervention and treatment strategies for clients with mental health problems. To attend day 2 you much already have completed the 12 life skills training. 

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Date, Time and Venue: 1 and 2 February 2023 - 9.30am - 4.30pm - 2 High Street, Council Chambers

 

You can attend day 1 or day 2 only, or both days, depending on which level of training would be most relevant to your role.  If you intend to join us for both days please order tickets for each day. To attend day 2, you must have already completed training in the 12 skills.

  

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/decider-skills-training-for-professionals-tickets-728223254357 

Do Be Mindful - Drop In sessions

Target Audience: Staff from COPECC/Goodlyburn, St John's, Inchview, Letham and Rattray ELC involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme only.

These sessions are for staff from the five Local Authority ELC settings involved in the Do Be Mindful Programme. During these sessions, staff can discuss progress, share examples of good practice, and reflect on how the mindfulness approach and how it can be used to support the wellbeing of staff, children and families in the ELC setting.

Do-Be Mindful Homepage - Do-BeMindful.com

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Date, Time and Venue: 

28 February, 13 March, 27 March, 17 April, 29 April, 1 May and 12 June 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams.

 

Presenter: Nina Roberts - Perth and Kinross Council

 

Aims and Outcomes: These sessions will give staff the opportunity to reflect on their learning and development as a result of being involved in the Do Be Mindful programme. Staff will have the opportunity to share examples of how the approach has worked in their settings. Staff will be empowered to take away and try out new ideas in practice.

 

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Do Be Mindful Launch

Target Audience: ELC staff from previously identified local authority settings.

Launch of the Do Be Mindful, Mindfulness Programme for staff and children in early learning and childcare settings. This launch is for staff from specific settings only and is not open to booking.

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Date, Time and Venue: 14 February 2024 - 9.00am - 11.30am - AK Bell Library, Perth - Soutar Theatre

 

Presenter: Louise Smith - Director and Founder of Do Be Mindful

 

Aims and Outcomes: To provide practitioners with an overview of the Do Be Mindful Programme. To explore how the programme benefits the wellbeing of staff. To explore how mindfulness approaches can be used to support the wellbeing of children in ELC settings.

Exploring Childcare and Protection

Target Audience:  All ELC Staff, Support Workers, Practitioners, Lead Practitioners, Childminders

This is a face to face session to explore and recap on the signs, symptoms and indicators of abuse. The course will also develop participants’ knowledge of the context and process of childcare and protection and the wider family. It will help to increase participants’ knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of agencies involved in childcare and protection and the importance of everyone working together.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

31 January 2024 - 6.30pm - 9.00pm - North Inch Community Campus, ICT 16/17

26 March 2024 - 6.30pm - 9.00pm - North Inch Community Campus, ICT 16/17

 

Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: By the end of the course participants should be confident in knowing the signs, symptoms and indicators of abuse and be confident to apply these in their settings to support the wellbeing of all the children
Participants will be able to identify the difference between a well-being concern and a child protection concern which will allow them to act accordingly to meet the individual child’s needs.
Participants will have the knowledge, skills and tools to support families around all areas of wellbeing and have the confidence to act accordingly to ensure we are getting it right for each individual family.
Participants will have gained knowledge, skills and experience to take back to their setting to implement the importance of effective communication and working together.

 

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Exploring GIRFEC and UNCRC 

Target Audience: All ELC and primary staff

This is a face to face session to explore how we can use Getting it Right for Every Child and the UNCRC within your own work settings.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

13 February 2024 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm - North Inch Community Campus, ICT 16/17

23 May 2024 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm - North Inch Community Campus, ICT 16/17

 

Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: To explore Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) within our own settings and when planning. The session will encourage practitioners to focus on both documents and explore ways of integrating and embedding them in their daily practice. The session explores the 4 general principles to the UNCRC and where they fit within the SHANARRI Indicators.

By the end of the session participants will be more confident in applying GIRFEC and SHANARRI indicators in their day to day practice within their setting. Participants will be able to identify and link the Rights of the Child to the SHANARRI indicators.

 

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First Aid (Blended Learning) Paediatric - Evenings (2 x 3hrs)

Target Audience: Childcarers

Emergency First Aid at Work (including Emergency Paediatric First Aid) courses available on midweek evenings specifically aimed at those who cannot attend weekends or midweek days.

This course is the practical element of the Paediatric First Aid course, which is achieved by completing the online learning. 

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Presenter: Perth & Kinross Council Corporate Health & Safety Team

 

Date, Time and Venue: 

14 and 15 November 2023 - 6.30pm - 9.30pm - North Inch Community Campus

27 and 28 February 2024 - 6.30pm - 9.30pm - North Inch Community Campus

23 and 24 April 2024 - 6.30pm - 9.30pm - North Inch Community Campus

7 and 8 May 2024 - 6.30pm - 9.30pm - North Inch Community Campus

Attendance is required on both dates for each session.

 

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You will find the courses on the Microsoft Bookings Calendar link - 

Evening Emergency Aid

First Aid (Blended Learning) Paediatric - Saturday

Target Audience: Childcarers

Emergency First Aid at Work (including Emergency Paediatric First Aid) courses available on Saturdays specifically aimed at those who cannot attend evenings or midweek days.

This course is the practical element of the Paediatric First Aid course, which is achieved by completing the online learning. 

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Presenter: Perth & Kinross Council Corporate Health & Safety Team

 

Date, Time and Venue:

18 November 2023 - 9.30am - 4.00pm - Friarton Depot

24 February 2024 - 9.30am - 4.00pm - Friarton Depot

20 April 2024 - 9.30am - 4.00pm - Friarton Depot

11 May 2024 - 9.30am - 4.00pm - Friarton Depot

 

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You will find the courses on the Microsoft Bookings Calendar link - 

Saturday Courses for Childcarers

First Aid Training Sessions  

Target Audience: All Staff

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Presenter: Perth & Kinross Council Corporate Health & Safety Team

 

Course Info: 

Paediatric First Aid

Our Paediatric First Aid Course is now a blended learning course. The blended learning Paediatric First Aid course combines 6hrs of practical training with 6hrs of eLearning. Our web-based, interactive, and user-friendly eLearning module will be completed after the practical day. Your course instructor will inform you how to access this. Learners can access the module as many times as required via a computer/laptop/tablet and phone. The face-to-face training day is 6 hours of practical, trainer-led training to maximise recall and provide learners with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to act effectively when paediatric emergencies arise.

To complete this course, please book onto the Emergency First Aid Course ( Including Emergency Paediatric First Aid) via the booking link below for your practical training.

 

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Please click on the links and this will take you to a Microsoft Bookings form for each course, and you will find all the available dates up to December 2023.

 

Emergency First Aid (including Emergency Paediatric First Aid)

 

First Aid at Work Requalification

 

First Aid at Work

 

First Aid Annual Skills Update

Food Safety Management

Target Audience: All ELC and school staff involved in handling food within the playroom or classroom.

An introduction to food safety management procedures and guidance to support education staff to adhere to legal requirements, maintain accurate records, and embed strict infection control measures into food cooking and preparation activities which take place in the classroom/playroom.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

2 February 2024 -  9.30am - 11.30am - Online, MS Teams

14 May 2024 - 9.30am - 11.30am - 2 High Street, Perth - Civic Hall

 

Presenter: Carly Williams, Catriona Roberts, Sally McDougall, Linda Reid TBC - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Increase awareness of The Food Hygiene Regulations (Scotland) 2006.  Identify the responsibilities of those involved in the management of food handling.  Provide participants with the tools to uphold Food Safety Management procedures.  Guide participants in the safe process of food activity in the classroom/nursery.

Nude Image Sharing

Target Audience: All School Staff and ELC

This is a CEOP raising awareness session around the sharing of nude images. Knowledge, impact and signposting to appropriate resources.

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Date, Time and Venue: 26 February 2024 - 11.00am - 12.30pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Christy Stevenson - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes:  To promote awareness and strategies around nude image sharing.

 

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Pupil Care and Welfare Officers - Attendance and Wellbeing Support

Target Audience: PCWOs

This session will provide support and guidance for Pupil Care and Welfare Officers around the post-COVID attendance landscape and supporting young people's wellbeing.

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Date, Time and Venue: 14 February 2024 - 9.15am - 1.00pm - St Matthews Church, Tay Street, Perth - Mission Hall

 

Presenter: various

 

Aims and Outcomes: Improved understanding of current attendance challenges.  Improved understanding of recording attendance in SEEMiS.  Understanding of the supports available to support HWB of children and young people.

 

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Risk in Play

Target Audience: All ELC and primary staff

This is a face to face session that looks at risk, health and safety and risk benefit approaches along with measuring the benefits of play and risk together.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

7 February 2024 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm - North Inch Community Campus, ICT 16/17 

15 May 2024 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm - North Inch Community Campus, ICT 16/17 

 

Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: This session will explore our own play experiences while growing up. The session allows participants to be involved in discussions around a risk benefit approach and the importance of managing risk. There is the opportunity for discussion and the sharing of top tips around developing risk assessments with children. The course also looks at local and national guidance that support risk in play. By the end of the course participants will have more knowledge and understanding about the risk benefit approach to play. Participants will have opportunities to explore their values and thresholds to risk and reflect on this in their current practice. Participants will have a greater understanding of the Risk-Benefit Approach and how this can be used to support practitioners to balance the benefits of an activity with any inherent risk, taking, into account the risks while recognising the benefits to children and young people.

 

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Staged Intervention Framework for Attendance (SIFA) Collaborative Conversation

Target Audience: Primary and Secondary - SLT and guidance

An opportunity to share practice, jointly problem solve and identify further developments. Please view for further information -

https://pkc.sharepoint.com/sites/ecs/SitePages/staged-intervention-framework-for-attendance(1).aspx

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Date, Time and Venue: 

8 February 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams

9 May 2024 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Rhianna Brodie - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: The primary aim of SIFA is to develop more consistent and effective responses to supporting pupils with attendance within PKC schools involving ECS, health and third sector agencies. Participants will feel able to effectively implement SIFA.

 

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Trauma Informed Approaches - Skilled Level Reflective Practice Sessions

Target Audience: Teaching Staff

This programme aims to support teaching staff with the NES National Trauma Training Programme Skilled Level Trauma Informed eLearning resources, following on from the informed level materials used in session 22/23.  This programme hopes to build an ongoing framework of support that wraps around the self-directed learning from the eLearning resources. The reflective spaces aim to build on existing practitioner knowledge and good practice examples to build supportive reflective practice and peer support spaces, while promoting further learning and linking to cross cutting themes.  Staff will be required to commit to undertaking some eLearning prior to each termly reflective practice session. The Skilled Level eLearning resources can be accessed via Trauma skilled | Turas | Learn (nhs.scot)

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Date, Time and Venue:

28 February 2024 - 3.30pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams

29 May 2024 - 3.30pm - 5.00pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Joel Jameson - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Recognise the impact of trauma on children and young people and to understand how children and young people recover from trauma. Learn how to meet the needs of children and young people who have experienced trauma. Build a forum for reflective practice and peer support around trauma skilled approaches in education that can build on and promote good practice examples.

 

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Understanding Self Harm 

Target Audience: All Staff

Session aimed at supporting improved knowledge of and skills in supporting young people who may be at risk of or engaging in self-harm in school. Participants will be prompted to access the recorded webinar on pathways to support (below) but will work as a stand-alone session.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

23 January 2024 - 4.00pm -5.30pm - online MS Teams

28 May 2024 -  4.00pm - 5.30pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Linden Hampton - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: Improve understanding of what self-harm is and why young people self-harm.  Increase confidence in knowing how to respond to disclosures of self-harm.  Understand what to do in response to self-harm in terms of immediate support and onwards referral if appropriate.

 

Please view the Sway:

Understanding and Working with Young People who Self-Harm

Note - this Sway is only accessible to PKC employees. If you are having trouble with access, please contact ecspsychologists@pkc.gov.uk

 

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