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Training Bulletin – November 2023

Below is a selection of the key training opportunities coming up over the next few months. To book your place on these courses/workshops, please follow the links below. Or, if you don’t have a DeL account, please email

Tools to Assess Neglect (Graded Care Profile 2)

This is an assessment tool that supports practitioners to make a judgement about whether or not parental care is neglectful. The tool helps practitioners to measure the quality of care given to a child, and make it easier for professionals to spot when sub-optimal parenting is putting a child at risk of harm. Run over two sessions, it is four hours in total.

Book on to a Tools to Assess Neglect course.

Dates Times
17 November 2023
8 February 2024
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
5 December 2023
8 February
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
11 January
8 February
12:30 PM- 3:30 PM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Child Protection Group 3 Refresher

This refresher course falls in line with the requirements of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and the NHS Collegiate document. You can complete this safeguarding course when your training requires updating and you have previously completed our Multi Agency Safeguarding and Child Protection Group 3 Core training.

This is an interactive course that has a focus on levels of need, and child protection definitions. The course develops participants understanding of risk within child safeguarding practice, by breaking down risk in a way that enables delegates to assess and analyse risk, and monitor the risk trajectory. It moves on to cover creating outcome focussed plans to manage and reduce risk effectively.

Book on to a Child Protection Group 3 course.

Date Time
29 November 2023  9.00 AM – 3.00 PM
6 December 2023  9.00 AM – 3.00 PM 

Dealing with Difficult and Resistant Behaviour

This training may also be referred to as ’Courageous Conversations’. This course can help you to broach difficult subjects with parents/carers (both early help and needing to make a referral to children’s social care); can help you to feel safe and confident in having courageous conversations with families; will help you consider the responses we may receive from parents/carers and how lived experience impacts on the response.

Book on to a Dealing with difficult and resistant behaviour course.

Date Time
17 November 2023  9.15 AM – 2.45 PM 
18 December 2023  9.15 AM – 2.45 PM 


A multi-agency approach to Restorative Practice workshop

A multi-agency approach to Restorative Practice workshop invites you to build on the skills and knowledge outlined in our Restorative Practice e-learning module.

This is a one-day workshop facilitated by Devon Restorative Practice advisers and learning and development colleagues. Workshops will be delivered face-to-face in each Devon locality. By using a range of practitioners based and working in Devon, we are also able to offer follow-up and on-going restorative support and assistance to you and your teams helping to embed learning in day-to-day practice.

Book on to a Restorative Practice workshop.

Date Time Location
11 December 2023  9.30 AM – 4.00 PM  Devon County Council, County Hall, Coaver Club Conference Room, Matford Lane, Exeter 
13 December 2023  9.30 AM – 4.00 PM  South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach, South Brent 
17 January 2024  9.30 AM – 4.00 PM  Devon County Council, County Hall, Coaver Club Conference Room, Matford Lane, Exeter 
23 January 2024  9.30 AM – 4.00 PM  Westbank Healthy Living Centre, Farm House Rise, Exminster 


Understanding the role of the Special Guardian Support Team

These lunchtime one-hour bitesize workshops have been designed to give you more information about the role of the Special Guardian Support Team, how they fit in with other service and will provide you with examples of the Special Guardian Support Team practice.

More and more Special Guardian Order’s are being used for permanence for children, so this session will provide some work stories and provide you with more details about what the team does. No interaction is required, although there will be an opportunity for Q&As.

Book on to an Understanding the role of the Special Guardian Support Team course.

Date Time
4 December 2023  12.30 PM – 1.30 PM 
5 February 2024  12.30 PM – 1.30 PM 


Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) training

We now offer live Teams training every 2 months facilitated by a LADO. This is the preferred way for you to develop your knowledge and understanding about the LADO service. This will give you an opportunity to meet some of the team and to ask any questions. If you cannot attend the Teams training, there is a PowerPoint presentation you can access that covers the same information.

The LADO training is aimed at all staff and volunteers who are in regular contact with children and young people.

Book on to a LADO training course.

Date Time
24 November 2023  2.00 PM – 3.00 PM 
25 January 2024  3.45 PM – 4.45 PM 


Exploring family networks

Families have friends, relations and colleagues around them – and in their community – who care about them and understand when they may be struggling or need help and support.

Family networking means thinking about and focussing on the strengths and resources in that network of people that the family have around them as well as realising the importance of involving people that the family know, when they need help in their life. Family networking can help families talk about the things that are hard to deal with and find answers together. Family networking recognises that everyone has different strengths. When times are tough, asking for help from family and friends is an important way of networking with the family during times of up and downs.

Book on to an Exploring family networks course.

Date Time
22 November 2023  2.00 PM – 4.30 PM 
18 January 2023  9.30 AM – 12.00 PM 

Other Workforce Development Opportunities

Please see our main training events page for more fully funded e-learning modules and video learning opportunities.