Safeguarding Week
20th-24th June 2022

Welcome to Safeguarding Week 2022!

Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership , Wakefield Safeguarding Adults Board and Safer Together Partnership have put on a host of learning and development opportunities for those who work or volunteer with children, families and adults across the district to access for free (unless stated otherwise).

The session range from face-to-face workshops, online webinars, online training and on-demand briefings.

To check out what is available throughout the week and to book please see below.

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How to book onto a session?

To book onto a session, click on a session you'd like to attend which will tell you how to book.

For most face-to-face sessions, unless stated otherwise, you'll be able to book directly through the WSCP website by following the links.

For a virtual session, you will need to download and complete a booking form and return to which can be accessed under each virtual session or here.

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Monday 20th June

  • Text link image 09.00 - 17:00 Self Neglect - Safeguarding Adults Conference HYBRID
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    This is an all day event starting at 9:00am until 4pm and includes topics such as the Mental Capacity Act & Executive Function, Trauma Informed Practice, input from the WY Fire Service & Wakefield District Housing, Learning from SAR's and more.

    Hybrid delivery at Pinderfields Hospital Lecture Theatre & via MS Teams.

    To book email

  • Text link image 13:30 - 16:00 2022 Safeguarding Week LAUNCH EVENT FACE TO FACE
    (includes HSB performance by Airedale Academy Fun...Frolic...Force!)
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    This official launch of Safeguarding Week will begin at Pontefract Squash & Leisure Centre, with a welcome and introductions from Jonathan Giordano, WSCP Manager.

    Students from Airedale Academy will perform 'Fun...Frolic...Force', a visual representation of personal space from toddler to teen. Recently performed at the Welsh Assembly, these award winning performers depict harmful sexual behaviour from the perspective of both girl and boy and is one not to be missed!

    Forensic CAMHS, Youth Justice & Youth Services will follow the performance with a workshop on "Young People who display Harmful Sexual Behaviour" The workshop will cover; Introduction to YOT and FCAMHS, Introduction to HSB, Joint working between YOT/FCAMHS, HSB Assessments & Intervention & a closer look at a case study .

    Click here to book your place at the launch event

    View the agenda here

    Venue: Pontefract Squash & Leisure Centre, WF8 4PQ.

    Click here for venue location

  • Text link image 16:00 - 20:00 safeTALK Training - Know what to do if someone is thinking about suicide by following the TALK steps - Tell, Ask, Listen & Keep safe FACE TO FACE
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    This half day, face to face event at The Samaritans HQ, Wakefield should not be missed. These practical steps offer immediate help to someone having thoughts of suicide and help you both move forward to connect with more specialised support.

    Places are free for those that live, work or learn in the Wakefield District. Including Hemsworth and District, Normanton, Castelford, Pontefract, Knottingley, Havercroft and Ryhill.

    Click here to book your place and for more information.

  • Text link image 10:00 - 11:30 Tackling Virginity Myths VIRTUAL
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    EXTERNAL EVENT Karma Nirvana, supporting victims of honor-based abuse and forced marriage, in partnership with; Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives, WomenNOW, MEWSO and IKWRO.
    Dispel the ‘virginity myth’, including the practice of virginity testing and hymenoplasty, from a clinical and scientific standpoint
    - Challenge harmful perceptions linked to virginity that perpetuate Violence against Women and Girls;
    - Outlines the new law to ban Virginity Testing and Hymenoplasty within the Health and Social Care Act 2022

    Click here to book your place via eventbrite

    NB this is an external training provider. WSCP holds no responsibiltiy for facilitation or booking. All communications to go via Karma Nirvarna

Tuesday 21st June

  • Text link image 09:30 - 16:30 CANCELLED Working Together a Shared Responsibility FACE TO FACE
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    Delivered by Karron Zelei, this advanced face to face course is designed to increase the participants knowledge and understanding of Working Together 2018 to Safeguard Children and other key legislation, including the West Yorkshire inter-agency procedures and local guidance.

    NB this date is now FULL.

    Click here to find and book onto other course dates.

  • Text link image 09:30 - 11:00 Child Criminal Exploitation, raising awareness in Wakefield VIRTUAL
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    Presented by Michelle Leadbeater, this presentation gives an understanding of Child Criminal Exploitation, much wider than its perception of 'drug dealing' and how it can take on a number of different forms. Its aim are:
    - to develop an understanding of County Lines and the current picture in Wakefield.
    - to understand how drug dealers may operate in recruiting vulnerable young people and adults and how some vulnerabilities may be easily exploited by others.
    - to understand what cuckooing looks like and highlighting the experiences of homes being cuckooed
    - to help us to spot the signs and understand why it may be difficult for people to exit and what we can do to as professional to help.

    Click here to book your place

  • Text link image 10:00 - 11:30 How we work together as partners to safeguard adult residents in Wakefield VIRTUAL
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    This 90 minute presentation will be delivered by Karen Charlton, Designated Professional for Safeguarding Adults and colleagues via MS Teams live

    Click here to book your place

  • Text link image 13:00 - 15:00 Partnership Briefing & NWG KEY NOTE: Safeguarding Adolescents into Adulthood VIRTUAL
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    This 2hr event will inform where some national work on Transitions has been successful and how this translates in Wakefield, signposting to NGW resources & the work they do. Delivered by Partnership Manager Jonathan Giordano and Steve Baguley from NWG.

    Click here to book onto this virtual breifing

  • Text link image 15:30 - 17:00 Designated Safeguarding Lead Forum - Keeping Children Safe in Education VIRTUAL
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    This 90 minute forum is delivered by Vicki Maybin, Safeguarding Advisor for Education via MS Teams and will cover:
    New statutory guidance for schools for the next academic year, Education welfare service with input from Children Missing from Education, Elected Home Educated & Children Vulnerable Exploitation Team.

    NB This is for Education Staff ONLY

    Click here to book your place

Wednesday 22nd June

  • Text link image 10:30 - 12:00 Relationship Enquiry - What it is. Why it is important and how it can impact on famiites VIRTUAL
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    Delivered by Amity Relationship Solutions & Early Help via MS Teams followed by a Q&A. This session is aimed at early help, social care and front line practitioners who are in contact with families.

    Click here to book your place

  • Text link image 13:30 - 15:00 SWYPFT Safeguarding Team - Professional Boundaries and Persons in Positions of Trust (PiPoT) Concerns VIRTUAL
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    Delivered by Rebecca Fawcett and Toni Burns from the South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust Safeguarding Team, this workshop on Professional Boundaries and Persons in Positions of Trust (PiPoT) Concerns will be delivered via MS Teams.

    Click here to book your place

  • Text link image 14:00 - 14:50 CSE Coercion & Respect Programme VIRTUAL
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    Delivered by Esther Mahle, from Spectrum, this 50 minute workshop via MS Teams, is aimed at Early Help Hubs, DSLs, Social Workers and anyone who would refer into the Respect programme. It provides:
    - An overview / refresher on CSE & coercion in teenage relationships
    - Information on the Respect programme and referral process

    Click here to book your place

Thursday 23rd June

  • Text link image 09:30 - 11:00 Domestic Abuse Act VIRTUAL
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    Delivered by Karen Harcourt from the Strategic Domestic Abuse Team, this 90 minute workshop will be accessed via MS Teams and will provide:
    An overview of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021
    - Updated information on measures/changes which have come into effect
    - Information on future planned measures and implementation dates
    - An overview of how Wakefield District is responding to the Act

    Click here to book your place

  • Text link image 10:00 - 13:00 Supporting Young People Suffering From Domestic Abuse VIRTUAL
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    External provider & online training course £35. This National, Multi-Agency Domestic Abuse training is delivered via Zoom and is aimed at Professionals that works with C&YP who are involved in Multi Agency partnerships. It looks at young people's experience with and the impacts of domestic abuse & how professionals can help them.

    Click here to access this external training.

    NB this is an external provider and WSCP has no responsibility for facilitation or booking.

Friday 24th June

  • Text link image 10:00 - 11:30 Scams, Fraud & Financial Abuse Awareness Session VIRTUAL
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    Delivered by Jill Walker, Social Worker, West Yorkshire Financial Exploitation and Abuse Team (WYFEAT). This webinar will be followed by a short Q&A session.
    This Level 1 Training is aimed at individuals who work with vulnerable adults who may be at risk of scams, fraud and financial abuse.
    The Objectives of this training module are:-
    - to increase knowledge of Financial Abuse under the Care Act 2014 and how to identify it
    - to look at ways vulnerable adults can be safeguarded to protect them from financial abuse and exploitation
    - to address the stigma attached to being scammed and how to change this
    - to explore the wider impact of financial abuse
    - to outline practical measures available to combat financial abuse
    - to outline the role of WYFEAT and how to refer to the team

    Click here to book your place

  • Text link image 14:00 - 16:00 The Resilience Framework FACE TO FACE
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    This session is facilitated by Denise Wheatman the Lead on the Resilience Framework for Wakefield Council and Emily Castle- CEO Young Lives Consortium. and will be held at Pugneys Country Park.

    The session will enable you to:
    - Increase confidence in using the framework
    - Recognise how it can complement your work
    - Identify and overcome barriers to using the framework
    - Share best practice

    By the end of the session the learner will:
    - understand The Resilience Framework approach to working with children and young people and how it can be applied in to their own working practice.
    - be able to use the Resilience Framework and its support tools to communicate effectively with children and young people.
    - increase confidence to develop and use creative strategies (resources provided, new and existing interventions and activities) to build Resilience competences in children or young people.
    - understand how the Resilience Framework can support practitioners in the assessments and processes to support children and young people be heard.

    Click here to book your place

Check out other sessions running outside Safeguarding Week...

On-demand Briefings

Keep up to date with the latest developments in safeguarding with new pre-recorded briefings which you can access at your convenience.

Keep checking for new entries...

Some of the sessions we will have available during safeguarding week...




External Training

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