Early Help training and events

Early Help training and events

Worcestershire County Council also provides a dedicated training programme for practitioners working with children, young people and their families in Worcestershire.

Worcestershire County Council's myLearning has a number of online training modules available.

Worcestershire County Council also provides a dedicated training programme for practitioners working with children, young people and their families in Worcestershire. More information can be found on the page Children and Young People's Workforce Development and Vocational Qualifications

There is also specific training for the safeguarding of children and young people which includes courses on Female Genital Mutilation, Child Sexual Exploitation and Safe Recruitment.

Early Help in your community events

Each year we run 6 Early Help in your community events across Worcestershire over the course of two months. These events take place in venues in the following districts - Bromsgrove, Malvern, Redditch, Worcester, Wychavon and Wyre Forest.

We all know that Early Help and support is of key importance in working and supporting children, young people and their families, helping them to achieve their best now and into their future.

These events are an exciting opportunity to bring together a wide range of organisations and groups who work in your community and county wide who offer support, advice or services to children, young people and their families locally.

There will be a number of organisations represented such as Mental Health Support, Finance Support, etc, with lots of information available and an opportunity to ask questions and find out more. This is a fantastic opportunity to network and build relationships and knowledge within the local community.

Please note: 2023 events have now finished. If you would like more information on how to get involved please email us at: earlyhelppartnership@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk 

Early Help bitesize online training

The first session will explain what Early Help is and how this looks in Worcestershire. The training will be delivered four times a year by key partners including the Police, education and health. The dates for the training are as follows:

What is Early Help? - Tuesday 10 October 2023 11:00am to 12:30pm book onto What is Early Help?

Completing an Early Help Assessment - Thursday 14 December 2023 10:00am to 11:30am 'book onto Completing an Early Help Assessment'.

Holding a Team Around the Family (TAF) meeting - Friday 1 March 2024 11:00am to midday book onto Holding a Team Around the Family (TAF) meeting

How to creatively gather the child’s voice - Thursday 6 June 2024 10:00am to 11:00am book onto How to creatively gather the child's voice.

Please note when completing the booking form: When booking if you are asked do you have an account select no thanks. The course is free so click on public in the course price section. When asked to select organisation from dropdown box choose public, then enter your address.

Young carer aware e-learning programme

Young carers are any young people who have a caring role at home. The caring role could be for a parent, a sibling or a grandparent due to illness, disability, physical or mental health difficulties or substance misuse. The Young carer aware e-learning programme will help you and your workforce to learn about young carers and how to support them

Domestic abuse training

Please find below the next phase of domestic abuse training dates in Worcestershire. This (recently updated) training has been running since February 2019 and below you can find the modules and dates available between September - December 2023. This training has been commissioned by Worcestershire County Council (Public Health) and is taking place online via zoom. The provider of this training is Sarah Wigley Associates who have experience of designing and delivering training both nationally, within local authorities and to a range of agencies.

The feedback received from delegates so far has been exceptionally positive and highlights not only an increase in knowledge but also an increased confidence when applying the learning to professional practice.

There are three modules of training and the learning outcomes can be provided upon request. This training is free. Your delegates feedback is important so we can continue to evaluate the training to ensure it meets our collective needs.

Module 1: Understanding and Responding to Domestic Abuse

  • 5 September 2023
  • 6 September 2023
  • 13 September 2023
  • 21 September 2023
  • 13 November 2023
  • 20 November 2023

Time of module courses: 9:30am to 4:00pm

Module 2: Working with Domestic Abuse within the context of Multi Agency Working - promoting critically reflective practice

  • 18 September 2023
  • 2 October 2023
  • 12 October 2023
  • 17 October 2023
  • 21 November 2023
  • 29 of November 2023

Time of module courses: 9:30am to 4:00pm

Module 3: Understanding and Working with Perpetrators

  • 16 October 2023
  • 18 October 2023
  • 23 October 2023
  • 4 December 2023
  • 6 December 2023
  • 7 December 2023

Time of module courses: 9:30am to 4:00pm

To apply for a place please email: bookings@sarahwigleyassociates.co.uk

Signs of Safety Partnership Training

Book signs of safety training

Course booking instructions:

  1. do you have an account – choose 'no thanks'
  2. course price - click in public circle
  3. select organisation from dropdown box – public
  4. put in your address
  5. then click book course

Reducing Parental Conflict training

Harmony at Home is Worcestershire’s approach to the Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) initiative in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and organisations from our multi-agency Reference group.

This training will cover parental conflict, which can range from a lack of warmth and emotional distance, right through to swearing and shouting, and is known to be a risk factor for poor child outcomes, particularly when conflict is frequent, intense and poorly resolved. There is growing understanding and awareness of the need to address and reduce parental conflict that sits below a domestic abuse or violence threshold.

Book a session

The Energy Crisis - what is available

Are you a front line worker in Worcestershire who works with vulnerable people? Has the recent cost of living crisis worried you or the people that you work with?

The pressures over the last couple of years have left more households than ever struggling to pay their energy bills – even with Government support. Having a better understanding of fuel poverty, and what steps can be taken to tackle it, could help you support those most in need.

This free training session will cover:

Fuel Poverty

  • what is Fuel Poverty
  • Fuel Poverty impacts in Worcestershire
  • what does Fuel Poverty actually look like – how can you spot it?
  • the issues with damp and mould

Energy Crisis

  • myth busting
  • top tips on talking with suppliers
  • how we can mitigate against higher prices
  • grants and funding available

To view and book onto planned dates please click on the following link:

The Energy Crisis event booking

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

The course will provide:

  • an understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
  • enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support
  • ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

Book a place

Book onto Youth Mental Health First Aid

Book onto Self Harm and Young People

Course booking instructions:

  1. do you have an account – choose 'no thanks'
  2. course price - click in public circle
  3. select organisation from dropdown box – public
  4. put in your address
  5. then click book course

Winston's Wish Grief Training

Winston’s Wish delivers a range of bereavement training courses for professionals working with children and young people, including teachers, social workers and medical professionals. Our courses equip you with the skills and confidence to support the grieving children and young people in your care. We offer a free online course with an introduction to childhood bereavement, more in-depth bereavement training for individuals and organisations and a specialist course focusing on children with SEND. We have something for everyone.

Book your grief training here: Winston's Wish Grief Training booking link 

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