Children’s Social Workers work in partnership with others to protect children at risk of harm. Yet we know from experience that ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ can be challenging. To get things right, we must truly protect them and provide effective support for families. This is the only way to make a difference. Using our knowledge of the difficulties that Child Protection Social Workers and their safeguarding partners face, we developed training courses, tools, services and resources to navigate these challenges. What we do simply works. Our training courses and toolkits have been tested and approved through multiagency training involving staff from:

  • Children Services
  • Police
  • Early Help or Intervention
  • Health
  • Education
  • Youth Services
  • Child and Adolescence Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
  • Housing
  • Voluntary Sector

All of our trainers have occupied a safeguarding role in at least one of the above services. This means that when you attend our courses, you can be certain the material is relevant to your role, that the trainer understands your needs and that the course itself aligns with your professional standards and values. You will receive training that is underpinned by evidence and that is CPD-certified. We will continue to innovate and find solutions that help address the problems faced by those with a formal role in safeguarding children. Our approach emphasises sharing knowledge and skills, and we welcome feedback from colleagues who feel they can help us elevate the sector.

Our Offer

  • Child and Family Assessments, A Trauma-Informed Approach
  • Case Management in Children’s Services
  • Complex Co-Parenting
  • Co-parenting Without Conflict
  • Domestic Abuse, Child Protection Focus
  • Safeguarding Children and Promoting their Rights
  • Interviewing Skills for Social Workers
  • Motivational Interview (Safeguarding Model)
  • Reducing Parental Conflict
  • Working with Fathers

Co-parenting Without Conflict (Reducing Parental Conflict)

Without our knowledge and experience of working in safeguarding and supporting children and their families, we have produced a one-day programme that provides participants with opportunities to explore the causes of parental conflict and acquire knowledge, skills, and techniques to support families. Our trauma-informed programme adds value, includes the child’s… [ Read More ]

Domestic Abuse Training Programme for Professionals in Safeguarding Children’s Services

Consisting of 4 modules, you will find something proportionate to your level of responsibility! Developed in partnership with Mayday Domestic Abuse Services, the programme includes a range of specialist training options. It is designed specifically for safeguarding professionals, domestic abuse practitioners and other agencies with a duty to report safeguarding… [ Read More ]

Motivational Interviewing for Children’s Services Practitioners

Using Motivational Interviewing (MI) as a framework for social work practice makes sense. They share similar principles in that it is consistent with the core values of social work. It encourages the use of an interpersonal style that is compassionate, collaborative, positive, and reflect a caring approach to working with… [ Read More ]

Trauma Informed Complex Co-Parenting

This one-day workshop aims to equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge to work more confidently with parents who are displaying complex and challenging behaviour. Parents may have experienced their own Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) resulting from intergenerational destructive parental conflict and can struggle to acknowledge their behaviour is adversely… [ Read More ]

Engaging with Fathers

A father’s ability to protect his child is often overlooked by practitioners working with children and families. Fathers play a significant role in their child’s development and emotional well-being but risk adverse narratives fuelled by the media and mothers claiming fathers “don’t care” are contributing to poor outcomes for children.… [ Read More ]

A Trauma Informed Approach to Child and Family Assessments

Our trauma-informed (TI) programme introduces critical elements to the child and family assessments of needs, risks to children, parental capacity, and ability to change. Building on the current approach, our course concentrates on recognising traumatic events (ACEs) that prevent children from relying on their families for support, reassurance and protection.… [ Read More ]

Cultural Humility and Ethnographic Interviewing

We have developed this programme to cover cultural humility and ethnographic interviewing for practitioners working with children and families. We collaborated with families and caseworkers involved in child protection and care proceedings in Children’s Services to make this course relevant.   It responds to the difficulties practitioners encounters in their work with an ever-changing… [ Read More ]

Reduce Parental Conflict Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques

We know that parental conflict is extremely harmful to children and can quickly escalate if it is not resolved and managed appropriately.  We have used our knowledge of motivational interviewing, family trauma, and the family safeguarding model to create an evidence-based programme for practitioners working with families experiencing parental conflict, excluding… [ Read More ]