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 Charges / Cancellation / Non-attendance Charges  

Please note that charges have changed
This will come into effect on the 1st of September 2018.

Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Board’s Multi Agency training sessions are free of charge but it is essential that instances of non-attendance are kept to a minimum. Therefore, any delegates who fail to attend a session or fail to give 5 working days’ notice of cancellation will incur a charge of
 - £25 for one hour briefings
 - £50 for half day courses
 - £100 for full day courses

Unless there are exceptional circumstances.

To check a booking or cancel a place, please contact [email protected]

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Looking for the "Referrals, Case Conferences & Core Groups for Multi-Agency Child Protection Cases" course? It is now RENAMED "Working Together to Safeguard Children' - this course DOES NOT NEED TO BE REPEATED if you have already completed this.

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Neglect 1 Hour Briefing

Date: 20 Feb 2019

Code: NGLL 0010

Length: PM

Description: This one-hour briefing to promote understanding of child neglect. It raises awareness of Rochdale’s Neglect Strategy, exploring the roles of professionals and their responsibilities within a multi-agency network.


Self Neglect and Hoarding

No places available

Date: 25 Feb 2019

Code: SNEH 0002

Length: Full Day

Description: This course will help participants to identify the legal and policy context for working with people who Self Neglect and Hoard, identify the challenges associated with this work, consider your own practice when working with people who Self Neglect and Hoard and know who to contact for information and support.


Step Up/Step Down Briefings

Date: 26 Feb 2019

Code: SUSD 0001

Length: AM

Description: Step Up/Step Down procedure Children’s needs are not static and they may experience different levels of need, at different points on the continuum, through-out their childhood years. In some circumstances a child and family’s needs may not be met through universal services or early help and there may be a need to provide more intensive or specialist support led by children’s social care. The term ‘step up’ is used to describe this process of seeking to meet a child’s needs with a higher level service. The term ‘step down’ is used to describe children and their families moving from a higher level of intervention, like a statutory children’s social care intervention, to a lower level of coordinated support. The briefing will also cover the escalation procedure


Step Up/Step Down Briefings

Date: 26 Feb 2019

Code: SUSD 0002

Length: PM

Description: Step Up/Step Down procedure Children’s needs are not static and they may experience different levels of need, at different points on the continuum, through-out their childhood years. In some circumstances a child and family’s needs may not be met through universal services or early help and there may be a need to provide more intensive or specialist support led by children’s social care. The term ‘step up’ is used to describe this process of seeking to meet a child’s needs with a higher level service. The term ‘step down’ is used to describe children and their families moving from a higher level of intervention, like a statutory children’s social care intervention, to a lower level of coordinated support. The briefing will also cover the escalation procedure


How to Argue Better

Date: 27 Feb 2019

Code: HTAB 008.6

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.


Step Up/Step Down Briefings

Date: 01 Mar 2019

Code: SUSD 0003

Length: AM

Description: Step Up/Step Down procedure Children’s needs are not static and they may experience different levels of need, at different points on the continuum, through-out their childhood years. In some circumstances a child and family’s needs may not be met through universal services or early help and there may be a need to provide more intensive or specialist support led by children’s social care. The term ‘step up’ is used to describe this process of seeking to meet a child’s needs with a higher level service. The term ‘step down’ is used to describe children and their families moving from a higher level of intervention, like a statutory children’s social care intervention, to a lower level of coordinated support. The briefing will also cover the escalation procedure


Step Up/Step Down Briefings

Date: 04 Mar 2019

Code: SUSD 0004

Length: AM

Description: Step Up/Step Down procedure Children’s needs are not static and they may experience different levels of need, at different points on the continuum, through-out their childhood years. In some circumstances a child and family’s needs may not be met through universal services or early help and there may be a need to provide more intensive or specialist support led by children’s social care. The term ‘step up’ is used to describe this process of seeking to meet a child’s needs with a higher level service. The term ‘step down’ is used to describe children and their families moving from a higher level of intervention, like a statutory children’s social care intervention, to a lower level of coordinated support. The briefing will also cover the escalation procedure


Provider Safeguarding Responsibilities (Adult)

Date: 04 Mar 2019

Code: PRSE 0011

Length: PM

Description: The Care Act 2014 specifies that when abuse or neglect of an adult is suspected and requires an enquiry, Adult Care may request that this enquirer is undertaken by the organisation concerned. This course will explain the circumstances under which this may occur, the actions to be undertaken by the agency at each stage of the process and where to get advice and guidance. This course is suitable for employers and managers who have safeguarding responsibilities in relation to adults with care and support needs.


How to Argue Better

Date: 05 Mar 2019

Code: HTAB 008.7

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.


Safeguarding Individuals with Additional Needs

Date: 06 Mar 2019

Code: SIAN 0021

Length: AM

Description: Previously Safeguarding Children with Disabilities


How to Argue Better

Date: 07 Mar 2019

Code: HTAB 0009

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.


Step Up/Step Down Briefings

Date: 11 Mar 2019

Code: SUSD 0006

Length: AM

Description: Step Up/Step Down procedure Children’s needs are not static and they may experience different levels of need, at different points on the continuum, through-out their childhood years. In some circumstances a child and family’s needs may not be met through universal services or early help and there may be a need to provide more intensive or specialist support led by children’s social care. The term ‘step up’ is used to describe this process of seeking to meet a child’s needs with a higher level service. The term ‘step down’ is used to describe children and their families moving from a higher level of intervention, like a statutory children’s social care intervention, to a lower level of coordinated support. The briefing will also cover the escalation procedure


Step Up/Step Down Briefings

Date: 11 Mar 2019

Code: SUSD 0007

Length: PM

Description: Step Up/Step Down procedure Children’s needs are not static and they may experience different levels of need, at different points on the continuum, through-out their childhood years. In some circumstances a child and family’s needs may not be met through universal services or early help and there may be a need to provide more intensive or specialist support led by children’s social care. The term ‘step up’ is used to describe this process of seeking to meet a child’s needs with a higher level service. The term ‘step down’ is used to describe children and their families moving from a higher level of intervention, like a statutory children’s social care intervention, to a lower level of coordinated support. The briefing will also cover the escalation procedure


How to Argue Better

Date: 12 Mar 2019

Code: HTAB 0010

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.


Allegations Management (Adults)

Date: 13 Mar 2019

Code: ALMA 0010

Length: PM

Description: The Allegations Management process for adult services helps employers and leaders of voluntary groups deal effectively and professionally with any allegations made against their employees or volunteers. The Allegations Management training explains the thresholds for when the process should be used, explains your employer or group leader responsibilities and the actions that should be taken, as well as giving details of how the system works once a report is made and the involvement of other agencies such as the police. The Allegations Management training also covers the Safer Working Practices guidelines. These have been produced to help practitioners establish the safest possible working environments which safeguard individuals and reduce the risk of being falsely accused of improper or unprofessional conduct. The course is recommended for employers in adult services and leaders of groups who work with adults with care and support needs.


How to Argue Better

Date: 19 Mar 2019

Code: HTAB 0011

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.


RBSAB Strategic Overview

Date: 19 Mar 2019

Code: STRAT 0001

Length: PM

Description: This course will explain how the Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Adults Board (RBSAB) works and how it can assist practitioners and managers who are working with adults at risk of abuse or neglect. It will cover the Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, the Safeguarding Adult Review process and the tools and resources that are available. It will also explain how to keep up-to-date with safeguarding activity and developments in Rochdale. The course is appropriate for practitioners and first line managers, and for anyone new in post in the Borough.


How to Argue Better

Date: 21 Mar 2019

Code: HTAB 0012

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.


Child Sexual Abuse

Date: 22 Mar 2019

Code: SXAB 0010

Length: Full Day

Description: This course provides an overview of key issues for practitioners in Child Sexual Abuse and with children and young people who display sexually harmful behaviour


Domestic Abuse

Date: 27 Mar 2019

Code: DOMA 0004

Length: AM

Description: A 3 hour session which uses film, dynamic workshop exercises and discussion to consider the impact on adults, the impact on children and the impact on behaviours we encounter as professionals. The course includes a description of services available in Rochdale, including MARAC.


Working Together to Safeguard Children

Date: 28 Mar 2019

Code: WTSC 0116

Length: Full Day

Description: There is NO requirement to repeat this course if you have already attended. The course covers referrals into the Complex Early Help and Safeguarding Hub, Child Protections Assessments and Case Conferences. This training is appropriate for those who work regularly with children, young people and parents/carers and is essential for those with particular responsibility for safeguarding children, for example, designated child protection officers, managers who supervise practitioners/volunteers & those staff who regularly attend Case Conferences & Core Groups.


Serious Case Review Briefing

Date: 29 Mar 2019

Code: SCRB 0001

Length: AM

Description: This briefing is based on the Serious Case Review (SCR) carried out in Rochdale recently in respect of Children X1 and X2, and the Review for Child E. The briefing will explain the SCR criteria and process and will consider the events that led to the Children X1/X2 and Child E reviews, and the resultant learning. It is an essential part of the SCR process that any learning is disseminated to professionals and services and that practice changes accordingly. This briefing is suitable for practitioners working with children and with families


How to Argue Better

Date: 03 Apr 2019

Code: HTAB 0013

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.


Serious Case Review Briefing

Date: 04 Apr 2019

Code: SCRB 0002

Length: PM

Description: This briefing is based on the Serious Case Review (SCR) carried out in Rochdale recently in respect of Children X1 and X2, and the Review for Child E. The briefing will explain the SCR criteria and process and will consider the events that led to the Children X1/X2 and Child E reviews, and the resultant learning. It is an essential part of the SCR process that any learning is disseminated to professionals and services and that practice changes accordingly. This briefing is suitable for practitioners working with children and with families


Serious Case Review Briefing

Date: 08 Apr 2019

Code: SCRB 0003

Length: PM

Description: This briefing is based on the Serious Case Review (SCR) carried out in Rochdale recently in respect of Children X1 and X2, and the Review for Child E. The briefing will explain the SCR criteria and process and will consider the events that led to the Children X1/X2 and Child E reviews, and the resultant learning. It is an essential part of the SCR process that any learning is disseminated to professionals and services and that practice changes accordingly. This briefing is suitable for practitioners working with children and with families


MCA DOLS Seminar

Date: 09 Apr 2019

Code: MCAD 0010

Length: PM

Description: This 3 hour seminar gives an overview of the Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.


How to Argue Better

Date: 11 Apr 2019

Code: HTAB 0013.4

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.


How to Argue Better

Date: 16 Apr 2019

Code: HTAB 0013.5

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.


How to Argue Better

Date: 07 May 2019

Code: HTAB 0014

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.


How to Argue Better

Date: 16 May 2019

Code: HTAB 0015.5

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.


Bruising on Babies & Children

Date: 21 May 2019

Code: BRBA 0009

Length: PM

Description: This course will help professionals respond appropriately if they have a concern about a child who presents with bruising/mark/unexplained injury. It provides a strategy for the actions required, and provide an understanding of the criminal and CSC investigation and the different roles and responsibilities.


How to Argue Better

Date: 22 May 2019

Code: HTAB 0015

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.


Neglect 1 Hour Briefing

Date: 22 May 2019

Code: NGLL 0011

Length: PM

Description: This one-hour briefing to promote understanding of child neglect. It raises awareness of Rochdale’s Neglect Strategy, exploring the roles of professionals and their responsibilities within a multi-agency network.


How to Argue Better

Date: 05 Jun 2019

Code: HTAB 0016

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.


How to Argue Better

Date: 26 Jun 2019

Code: HTAB 0017

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.


How to Argue Better

Date: 26 Sep 2019

Code: HTAB 0018

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.


How to Argue Better

Date: 21 Nov 2019

Code: HTAB 0019

Length: Full Day

Description: How to Argue Better is a training programme for multi-agency front line practitioners, designed to help raise parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and give them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples who live together. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a way that reduces the impact on any children living in the same house. Helping adults understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes. This training course is ideal for anyone working with families/couples who are experiencing conflict. It is not designed to be an intervention to deal with domestic violence and abuse. It is about supporting intact couples to help them resolve their arguments in a more effective way. After the course practitioners will leave with a practical toolkit which they will be able to use to support families in their everyday work.

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