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ESSCP: Improving Outcomes For Children in Care (Virtual)

Virtual Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Admin Contact
Workforce Development Training Events Team (
Target Audience
Managers / Probation Service / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
target audience
Course Types
Virtual Classroom
Course categories
Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Foster Carers / Safeguarding Adults Board Multi-Agency Training / ESCC Staff / Early Years and Childcare / Schools and Governors / Voluntary and Community Sector / Public Sector Partners (eg NHS, Police, Probation)
Communication / Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion / Health and Wellbeing / Safeguarding Adults
Course description

This Pan Sussex multi-agency training opportunity is aimed at all practitioners and carers working or caring for looked after children or care leavers. This includes foster carers, residential workers, GPs, Health Visitors, School Nurses, Independent Reviewing Officers and Supervising Social Workers.

Messages from practice and research highlights that children and adults who are care experienced have higher rates of physical, emotional, social, and educational need, and are more likely to experience homelessness, teenage pregnancy, prison and problems with their mental and emotional health. They are also more likely to die younger. The majority of children who enter care have suffered significant harm, neglect and trauma, and some are children who have travelled alone from their country of origin to seek asylum in UK.

The training will be delivered by trainers from Health and Children's Services, as live interactive classroom training, delivered through Microsoft Teams. 

Important note: It is essential that you have completed the Safeguarding Children and Young People eLearning and the pre-course learning, prior to coming on this course (see additional information under full details), or you may be turned away.

Please see "Additional Information" via the Full details tab for full joining instructions.

Training objectives

This course will enable attendees to have an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that enhance their contribution to improving health outcomes (both emotional and physical) for those children that they are responsible for or in their care.

It will highlight the essential partnership working required across health, education, social care, police and other partners to achieve optimum health. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Develop an awareness of relevant legislation, guidance and procedures.

  • Improved knowledge of why looked after children have additional health vulnerabilities such as sexual exploitation, criminality, teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, exclusion from education, self -harm mental, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

  • Have an understanding of the adverse life events that contribute to this.

  • An increased awareness of the risk of higher mortality rate and the reasons behind this.

  • An awareness of roles and responsibilities for assessing and meeting the health needs of looked after children within a multi-agency framework.

  • Develop an understanding of the review process and how multiagency working can contribute to improve health outcomes of looked after children.

  • Identify the barriers to multi agency working and meeting statutory requirements and how these can be overcome.




Additional Information

Maximum Delegates

A maximum of one representative from each team may have a confirmed place and further bookings will be put on a wait list.

Preparation and Follow Up

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children and Young People online e-learning training course. To complete this course go to the e-learning section on the East Sussex Learning Portal, enter the Children’s Workforce channel and click Safeguarding.

Joining Instructions

Full joining instructions, including links to access the training and guidance will be provided directly by the trainer, closer to the course date. Please ensure you read these prior to the course start date and keep them in a safe place. 

Please check your spam/junk mail folders for expected emails not showing in your inbox and take action to ensure these get delivered to your inbox in future.

Delegates' email addresses as registered on the portal will be provided to the trainer for the purpose of conducting this training only. Delegates should ensure that their work (not personal) email addresses are recorded - check and update as necessary through 'My Profile and Bookings/Change Contact Details'.

Please ensure you are logged in and ready to go at least 15 minutes before the start of the course so you allow some time to resolve and technical issues, as we are unable to provide assistance on the day.

Start Date
Thursday 27 January 2022
End Date
Thursday 27 January 2022
Closing Date
Thursday 20 January 2022
10:00 - 12:00
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