Online Training Courses

Knowsley Safeguarding Children Board have commissioned the Virtual College to offer the following online courses.

Current available courses for Knowsley practitioners 2018/19:

  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation
  • Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Safeguarding Everyone – Protecting Children, Young People and Adults at Risk
  • E-Safety Guidance for Practitioners
  • Hidden Harm – effects of parental drug and alcohol misuse
  • Safe Sleeping for Babies
  • Parental Mental Health
  • Self Harm and Suicidal Thoughts in Children and Young People
  • Working with Children with Disabilities

The above courses are for Knowsley practitioners only. Please consider whether a course is relevant to your job role and required; as licences are limited and requests and allocations will be monitored. You must complete the course or you may be charged. If you are a Knowsley Council employee please click on the following link first, you have access to free online courses some of which are safeguarding related: Knowsley Workplace Learning Zone

For queries regarding the course content or suitability to your personal learning objectives ring 0151 443 3859 or email sarah.herron@knowsley.gov.uk stating e-learning query in the subject field to prioritise your query.

Instruction to access the online e-learning courses sourced from Virtual College. Copy and paste or type the following URL into your browser and follow the on screen self registration instructions: https://knowsley.safeguardingchildrenea.co.uk

The content of all the Safeguarding Children e-Academy courses have been independently certified as conforming to accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

The certificate for each course carries the CPD logo and allows you to use the time undertaken to complete the course towards your CPD record. On completion of each course you will be able to print off a “Self-Assessment Record”. Once filled in, it can be submitted by those required to forward documentary evidence of CPD activity to their professional association or institute.

Access to free online training courses:

Suicide Prevention – Free On-Line Training (Save a Life take the Training)

The training will teach you how to recognise the warning signs and safeguard someone that could be contemplating suicide.  The free 20 minute course will teach you:

  • How to identify when someone may be having suicidal thoughts or behaviour
  • How to talk openly and confidentially to a suicidal person about their thoughts and feelings
  • The best process for signposting individuals to services or support networks that can help them

https://www.relias.co.uk/zero-suicide-alliance/form

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Free On-Line Training

Pace UK, in partnership with Virtual College, has launched an interactive online information package for parents on the signs of child sexual exploitation. This free tool is designed to equip parents with the information and knowledge to safeguard children from this abuse. Please note that this on-line package is also suitable for staff, professionals and practitioners who work with children and has received excellent feedback.

The package quickly gives you the knowledge and information to be confident recognising and tackling this abuse. The tool is interactive and will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, but can be completed and reviewed at your own pace.

http://www.paceuk.info/the-problem/keep-them-safe/

Extremism & Radicalisation

What is Channel?

Channel is an early intervention scheme that supports people who are at risk of radicalisation and provides practical support tailored to the needs of the individual.
The e-learning module will take approximately 25 minutes to complete and should be recorded as part of your Safeguarding ‘Learning’. The module will;

– Explain what is Channel
– Explain the Channel process and its purpose
– Explain how Channel links to the government’s counter terrorism strategy (PREVENT)
– Identify factors that can make people vulnerable to radicalisation
– Define safeguarding and risk ownership of the Channel process

You will also find additional information in the resources section
http://course.ncalt.com/Channel_General_Awareness/01/index.html

This programme, when completed, will provide a certificate of completion if completed in a single session.

PREVENT

Free on-line training on PREVENT provided by the Home Office https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/

Safeguarding Child Victims of Trafficking

There is a free E Learning course ‘IN YOUR HANDS – Safeguarding Child Victims of Trafficking’. This is a free ECPAT UK e-learning course for anyone who works with children who may have been trafficked.

EPCAT Child Trafficking E-learning Course  The course uses a case study to explore how to safeguard and protect victims of Trafficking.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Free On-Line Training

Recognising and Preventing FGM – the Home Office is championing a proactive approach and has launched this free online FGM training package.

http://www.safeguardingchildrenea.co.uk/resources/female-genital-mutilation-recognising-preventing-fgm-free-online-training/

Female genital mutilation: resource pack

Female genital mutilation (FGM) guidance, case studies and support materials for local authorities, professional services and specialist voluntary organisations.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack

Awareness of Forced Marriage

Awareness of Forced Marriage – Free Training Course

This course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office. It aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk.

After completing this training you will be able to:

  • Recognise the warning signs of forced marriage
  • Take the right actions to help protect the potential victim
  • Co-operate effectively with other agencies

This free course is aimed at all professionals who have a responsibility to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults at risk.

To register for training please click here

This course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office. It aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk.

After completing this training you will be able to:

  • Recognise the warning signs of forced marriage
  • Take the right actions to help protect the potential victim
  • Co-operate effectively with other agencies

Interested in helping the fight against forced marriage?  Click here to download a free resource pack to raise awareness across your organisation.