Training opportunities

Browse our pick of the latest training on offer.


Autumn training sessions

We've picked out the following courses as being particularly relevant to staff involved in child safeguarding.

To see details of these courses and all training available, and to book a place, visit the Wandsworth Training and Professional Development Online (TPD Online) website.

You will need to be registered on the site to book courses.

Session details
Title Date Time
Graded Care Profile 2: Awareness raising briefings for practitioners

Various dates

Various times

Suicide first aid: lite

Various dates

Various times

Eventbrite - BLM and the voice of social work - discussion groups - Is it time we face up to colourism (skin tone bias)?

Tuesday 5 October 2021

2 to 3.30pm

Child protection refresher - virtual training

Thursday 7 and Friday 8 October 2021

9.30am to 2.30pm

Safer sleep webinar

Monday 11 October 2021

2 to 3.30pm

'The Record Business' effective writing and recording in Children's and Adult Social Care

Tuesday 12 October 2021

10am to 4pm

Advanced assessment and analysis in children's social care

Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 October 2021

9.30am to 2pm

Understanding adolescence

Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 October 2021

9.30am to 1.30pm

Life story work

Thursday 21 October 2021

9.30am to 3.30pm

Child Permanence Report (CPR)

Tuesday 2 November 2021

9.45am to 4.15pm

Court skills for social workers

Thursday 4 November 2021

9.30am to 1.30pm

Multi agency - managing difficult conversations (virtual event)

Wednesday 10 November 2021

10am to 3pm

Analysing family history: genograms and chronologies in assessment

Friday 12 November 2021

9.30am to 4.30pm

Understanding and managing self harm in children and young people

Tuesday 16 November and Wednesday 17 November 2021

9.30am to 1.30pm

Adolescent exploitation: sexual and criminal

Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 November 2021

10am to 1pm

Safeguarding and child abuse linked to a belief in Witchcraft and Juju

Wednesday 17 November 2021

10am to 1pm

Planning for permanency - from the start (Zoom)

Friday 19 November 2021

9.15am to 4.30pm

Supporting young people harmed through familial abuse

Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 November 2021

10am to 3pm

Understanding and intervening in emotional abuse and neglect

Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 November 2021

9.30am to 2pm

Identity, culture and diversity in assessments of children and their families

Monday 29 November 2021

9.15 to 2.30pm

NSPCC Graded Care Profile 2 (neglect tool)

This assessment tool for identifying and measuring neglect helps practitioners to baseline care given to a child and track changes over time, which in turn helps to ensure that the right decisions are made at the right time. WSCP are delivering awareness raising sessions across the partnership in preparation for the implementation of GCP2.

Don't miss your chance to take part - sessions available in September and October 2021.

Find out more and book a place

Analysing risk - safeguarding for disabled children and young people

Many of us find it hard to understand how anyone could abuse any child, let alone a child with disabilities. Yet this refusal to accept the abuse of disabled children often means that practitioners disregard the signs of abuse, therefore allowing the abuse to continue. The analysis of assessments is key to safeguarding disabled children.

  • Thursday 21 October 2021, 9.30am to 1.30pm
  • Friday 22 October 2021, 9.30am to 1.30pm

Find out more and book your place

Supporting children and young people with eating disorders - webinar

A joint initiative by South West London and St. Georges Mental Health Trust, Wandsworth and Sutton Safeguarding Children Partnerships.

  • Wednesday 10 November, 2 to 4pm

The course will cover:

  • Types of eating disorders
  • Physical effects
  • Referral and treatment pathway
  • How you can support/practical tips whilst young people are waiting for
    treatment/being treated
  • A parent's perspective

Find out more and book your place

Supporting prisoners' families through lockdown and beyond

This training will raise your awareness of the needs of children, young people and their families when a family member is in prison. 

It will be held virtually on the following dates:

  • Friday 22 October 2021, 10am to 1.15pm
  • Friday 11 March 2022, 10am to 1.15pm
  • Friday 24 June 2022, 10am to 1.15pm

Find out more and book your place

Adolescent exploitation briefing session

WSCP have worked with Children's Social Care and the Evolve Team to put together a training resource on adolescent exploitation. Read the MARVE protocol and guidance, complete a quiz and watch an informative video briefing.  

7 minute briefings

7 minute briefings summarise key learning points from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews.

Training for volunteers

This briefing will give volunteers information on:

  • The different types of abuse
  • What you should do if you have concerns about a child or vulnerable adult
  • What you should do if you have concerns about a volunteer
  • What happens once you have informed someone about those concerns

View volunteer briefing

County Lines

Don't miss this powerful film about a 14 year old boy groomed into a 'county lines' criminal network. It is written and directed by Henry Blake who draws on his previous experience as a youth worker. Watch the trailer.

You can stream the film via BFI playerCurzon Home Cinema, and IFI Player.

It is attracting a lot of attention - listed for 4 new talent BIFA awards and receiving fantastic 4* reviews across the board. See Henry in discussion with Mark Kermode on his MK3D show (tune in from 17.58) and read more about the film and its reviews.