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Code: SCB/22/0642 Graded Care Profile 2: Awareness briefings for practitioners

Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership will be delivering the Graded Care Profile 2 Neglect Tool too multi agency practitioners

This briefing will give you the opportunity to find out more about the Neglect assessment tool and ask questions.

Easy to use Threshold tool Complexity

and Challenge: A triennial analysis of SCRs 2014 - 2017

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1 07 November 2022 12:30 - 13:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: EYC/22/0530 EYFS explored

This course will provide an overview of the EYFS and link with the non-statutory materials available to support your practice.

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1 07 November 2022 13:00 - 16:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: EYC/22/0531 Understanding maths and literacy in the EYFS

This course will explore the specific areas of maths and literacy within the EYFS

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1 08 November 2022 09:30 - 12:00 Virtual Learning Map
2 17 November 2022 09:30 - 12:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/22/0401 Child protection awareness, recognition and raising a concern - Virtual Training

This is a multi-agency introductory and core safeguarding and child protection course. Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility and it is essential that professionals who have contact with children are clear about their duties and responsibilities. This course provides an overview of the current safeguarding procedures and explores the difference between safeguarding children and child protection. It provides up to date, practical information to enable you to create and sustain safer environments for children and your workforce.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 November 2022 10:00 - 13:30 Virtual Learning Map
2 11 November 2022 10:00 - 13:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: EYC/22/0693 How children learn and the role of the adult

This course considers how children learn, their dispositions to learning and the role of the adult in supporting children’s learning and development

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1 10 November 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: EYC/22/0818 Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead (REFRESHER)

This course will cover all the safeguarding areas required by Ofsted and it will take into account any changes linked to the revised EYFS 2021. This refresher training is for leads who have taken the designated safeguarding leads training in the last two years.

Please note that this is now a full day course, delivered face to face @ WPDC

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1 14 November 2022 09:15 - 16:30 Wandsworth Professional Development Centre Map

Code: EYC/22/0820 Early Years Designated Safeguarding Leads Programme (For those new to the role of DSL)

This programme has been specifically designed to equip those who are the Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead for their Setting with the required knowledge and skills for this important role.

Please note that some sessions are delivered virtually and some face to face @ WPDC

You will be required to attend all of the following sessions:

  1. 1. Safeguarding responsibilities for EYDSL: Tuesday 4 Octobery 2022 - 9.30-4.30pm - Face to face training @ WPDC
    2. Developing your training skills EYDSL - 3 sessions: Monday 21 Novemebr 2022 2-4pm (virtual), Thursday 24 November 2022 9.30-12 (virtual), Thursday 15 Decemberr 2022 9.30-11.30 (virtual) (this part of the programme will require you to deliver a short training session to your team and feedback)
In addition to the above you will be required to complete a series of E-learning courses.

TPD - Early Help for Children and Families - 25 mins 
TPD - Multi-agency forums - 30 mins
TPD - Radicalisation (Children's Services) - 30 mins
TPD - Safeguarding and child protection for the Children's Workforce - 55 mins
TPD - Female genital mutilation - 45 mins
TPD - Physical abuse - 30 mins (to be completed before programme starts)
TPD - Child sexual abuse - 45 mins (to be completed before programme starts)
TPD - Emotional abuse - 20 mins (to be completed before programme starts)
TPD - Neglect - 45 mins (to be completed before programme starts)
TPD - Safe Recruitment - 60 minutes

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 November 2022 09:15 - 16:30 Wandsworth Professional Development Centre Map
2 21 November 2022 14:00 - 16:00 Virtual Learning Map
3 24 November 2022 09:30 - 12:00 Virtual Learning Map
4 15 December 2022 09:30 - 11:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: FM123 Fire Marshal

The course will give you the knowledge and confidence to successful marshal a fire successfully.

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1 16 November 2022 09:45 - 12:30 Room 001 Civic Centre Map

Code: SC/22/0321 Motivational Interviewing (MI) training - Multi-Agency partners

What is Motivational Interviewing?

‘You lot don’t care! You haven’t a clue what we’re going through!”
We’re entitled to more than this, and we’re going to get it.
Who’s your manager?
‘What do you know? Do you have kids of your own?’

Are these kinds of ‘heart-sink’ phrases familiar? Do you or your staff frequently find themselves on the defensive as practitioners or as managers? In an environment of diminishing resources and increasing demand on services, we need a fresh and imaginative approach. Motivational Interviewing is a strengths-based approach that helps conversations become more productive, drawing out the motivation or energy within the individual, however little that might be.

The key principles are:

• Engagement with the client, rather than doing something to them – i.e. change cannot be forced or pushed on to someone. It has to be internal for the client to be meaningful and long term.
• Rolling with resistance (NB this is not rolling over or being passive)
• Express empathy
• Avoid conflict
• Developing discrepancy in client’s thinking
• Support self-responsibility
Clients are often stuck or ambivalent about making changes for themselves. Practitioners can easily collude with this ‘stuckness’, or out of frustration try to push people to action, which only increases resistance. Motivational Interviewing helps to make the practitioner aware of these tendencies and give them options to work more powerfully in ways that create more possibility of change for their clients.


Motivational Interviewing is a framework of intervention, brought together in the 1990s by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick. It is an approach that is designed to work with those most resistant to change or stuck in entrenched behaviours. The premise of Motivational Interviewing is that motivation is not a ‘fixed state’ that a person does or does not have. Rather, motivation ebbs and flows depending on many factors such as circumstances, mood and so forth. The skilled practitioner (or manager) will harness whatever very little motivation there might be, and help it move in the right direction. The Motivational Interviewing approach borrows in from other sources such as Carl Rogers’ person-centred counselling; Socratic thinking and Prochaska & DiClemente’s Cycle of Behaviour change. MI is the chosen approach for the Family Safeguarding Model to underpin all interactions with families, individuals, colleagues, for supervision, case conferences and management. It builds on strengths-based work and works with ‘what’s strong, not what’s wrong’.

This highly interactive course will equip you with key tools, skills and experience to make an immediate difference to clients. Using a blend of teaching styles, film and live MI demonstrations and plenty of group work, it will enhance and develop your own strength-based skills. The course has three Practice Development Sessions to further embed the learning with live cases. There is also a unique Motivational Skills App with a wealth of materials to support you in your MI practice.

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1 17 November 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: LNW123 Lone Working

To make yourself aware of how to safely carry out lone working, adhering to procedures

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1 17 November 2022 09:45 - 12:30 Room 004 Civic Centre Map

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