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GCP2 (Graded Care Profile 2)

7th July and 26th September

This course will provide training on use of this tool to assess parenting capacity and neglect.  Only those who have completed this course can use the tool.

This is suitable for any practitioner working with children and their families and in particular Health Visitors, Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Outreach Workers, DSLs and Pastoral Support Staff in schools.

To book on this course go to: Wiltshire Safeguarding Vulnerable People Partnership (SVPP) - Booking Training


Free Virtual Adolescent Safeguarding Learning Event

14th July 2022 10.00 - 12.00

In 2021, Dorset, Swindon and Wiltshire Local Authorities submitted a joint bid to the Department for Education to support the development of themed areas of work in relation to adolescent safeguarding.

Each area has been pilotin

g innovative approaches to safeguarding adolescents using a contextual safeguarding evidence-based response.

This event will be an opportunity to find out more about the developmental work happening in each area, sharing of best practice and the learning so far on the following themes:    

  • Education as protection
  • Families
  • Reachable/teachable moments

Who should attend this event? This is relevant to all professionals who are involved in safeguarding adolescents, working within the local authority areas of Dorset, Swindon and Wiltshire and the wider safeguarding partnerships.

This event will be hosted on MS teams.

To book a place please click on this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/adolescent-safeguarding-learning-event-tickets-335214304007


Transitional Safeguarding: Introduction to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

15th July, 09.30 – 11.30am (Facilitator: Wiltshire Police – Detective Inspector Eirin Martin)

In this two hour presentation you will be given a introduction into Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. The aim of the session is to help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking and recognise when it is a factor in your role.

  • What is Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT)
  • Understanding legislation relating MSHT 
  • Importance of Intelligence
  • Victim engagement
  • National Referral Mechanism
  • Section 45 Defence
  • Disruption
  • Signposting

To book on this course go to: Wiltshire Safeguarding Vulnerable People Partnership (SVPP) - Booking Training


Transitional Safeguarding - Key legislation for 18 – 25 year olds

21st July, 09.30am – 1pm (Facilitators: Principal Social Worker – Laura Roberts and AWP Head of Safeguarding, Lynn Franklin)

This 3 hour session focuses on transitional safeguarding and is an opportunity to explore the legal framework, which underpins safeguarding adults work from the age of 18 years. We explore the key challenges that may arise in practice. The contents will guide the attendees through the safeguarding adults process, focus on making safeguarding personal along with a focus on mental health legislation.

To book on this course go to: Wiltshire Safeguarding Vulnerable People Partnership (SVPP) - Booking Training


Understanding the Impacts of Poverty & Socio-Economic issues for Transitional Safeguarding

23rd September, 10 – 11.30am (Facilitators: Public Health – Specialist Chris Hussey and Transitional Safeguarding - Coordinator Naomi MacMeekin)

This 1.5 hour workshop is intended to provide more detail and information about the impacts of poverty, deprivation & socio-economic issues for transitional safeguarding. The session is aimed at demonstrating how issues arising from poverty and deprivation can impact on young people and young adults and build the links with the transitional safeguarding approach. The session will enable professionals to:

  • Understand what is meant by the terms poverty, deprivation and socio-economic issues
  • Identify the national and local pictures of poverty and deprivation
  • Demonstrate the links between poverty, deprivation & socio-economic issues and transitional safeguarding
  • Understand how socio-economic issues, poverty & deprivation can impact an individual’s opportunities and lifestyle circumstances

 The course is aimed at any practitioner who wants to gain an awareness of poverty and socio-economic issues and how these may impact young adults, aged 16 – 25 years, who may be in need of a transitional safeguarding approach.

To book on this course go to: Wiltshire Safeguarding Vulnerable People Partnership (SVPP) - Booking Training


Child Exploitation and Transitional Safeguarding

9th September, 09.30am – 12pm (Facilitator: Contextual Safeguarding – Coordinator Lisa Colombi)

This half day course will provide participants with an overview of different forms of child exploitation. It will explore the various safeguarding responses that can help identify exploitation, disrupt perpetrators and address the social conditions which can enable abuse, and consider how transitional safeguarding can support young people who continue to be at risk after they turn 18. The session will enable professionals to:

  • Understand the different models and grooming processes involved in child sexual exploitation and child criminal exploitation
  • Explore the interplay between different forms of exploitation and how they often do not occur in silo
  • Consider how contextual safeguarding and other practice developments can help safeguard children and young people who are being exploited
  • Understand how transitional safeguarding can support young people who are being exploited navigate the shift from children’s services to adult services

 This course is aimed at practitioners who want to gain an understanding around child exploitation and how transitional safeguarding can support young people who will remain at risk of this abuse as they transition into adulthood, where service responses can be significantly different.

To book on this course go to: Wiltshire Safeguarding Vulnerable People Partnership (SVPP) - Booking Training


Substance Misuse and Transitional Safeguarding

14th October, 09.30am – 11.30am (Facilitator: Motiv8 Treatment Worker - Karla Cullen)

This 2 hour session is to provide professionals with a better understanding of Young People in treatment and the differences, alongside raising awareness of complexity when Young People reach 18 and why safeguarding is crucial at this point.

  • Six principles to why transitional safeguarding is important for 18-25 years old
  • The differences between adult and young people’s drug treatment and why the benefits of harm reduction and psychosocial interventions are used 
  • Why a binary approach does not work and changes in policy to safeguarding transitional clients
  • Brain development of adolescent from 4 weeks of pregnancy to 25 year old and what this means for young people with substance misuse issues and complexity in transition
  • Inclusion and accessibility and the impact of trauma informed practice has on safeguarding

To book on this course go to: Wiltshire Safeguarding Vulnerable People Partnership (SVPP) - Booking Training


Adolescent Development and Transitional Safeguarding

20th October, 9.30am – 12pm (Facilitators: Contextual Safeguarding – Coordinator Lisa Colombi and Oxford CAMHS Consultants: 16 – 25 pathway)

This 3 hour session will help participants build awareness and understanding of adolescent development and how this is significant when considering Transitional Safeguarding. The session will include:

  • The science of adolescent brain development and the significance of hormones and puberty
  • The impact of developmental delay for adolescents
  • How social contexts can influence adolescent development
  • The impacts of change during adolescence and how these relate to risk
  • Implications for practice

This session is aimed at practitioners and managers who work with adolescents and young people up to the age of 25

To book on this course go to: Wiltshire Safeguarding Vulnerable People Partnership (SVPP) - Booking Training


Podcasting imagePodcasts

Local Government Chronicle editor Nick Golding talks to Jill Colbert, chief executive at Together For Children and Defence Children's Services; Steve Crocker, president for Association of Directors of Children's Services and David Ayre, partner, Local Government at TPXimpact to discuss the rising demand and cost for children and young people's services.

How can councils effectively run and set a precedent for giving vulnerable children the best start in life? Are early intervention systems synergised with other council services?

Click here to listen to the podcast 


Recorded Learning Events

Missed an event?  No problem, please see all recorded learning events listed below.  Recordings can be accessed through the SVPP learning management system and will require users to have an account.  The system can be accessed here.  

SVPP Recording Multi-agency Learning Events Policy