ESSCP : The Effective Communication of Safeguarding Concerns

Wellshurst Golf Club, North Street,
Admin Contact
Workforce Development Training Events Team (
Target Audience
East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) / Managers / Probation / Senior Practitioners / Social Care (non Social Worker) / Social Workers / Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Voluntary and Community Sector
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Children's Services Staff Training / Early Help, Social Care and SEND / Early Years / Foster Carers / Inclusion, Special Educational Needs & Disability / East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership / Safeguarding
Child Protection / Children's Services Staff training / Communication / Early Help / Risk / Safeguarding / Working with Families
Course description

To equip participants with the skills, knowledge and confidence to contact and make referrals to Children’s Social Care.

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

Training objectives
Learning outcomes

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

  • understand the importance of gathering and sharing information at an early stage when working with families

  • identify the level of need within a family and how to respond to this within their own service

  • identify, approach and engage other agencies in supporting children, young people and families

  • clearly communicate safeguarding concerns verbally and in writing to Children’s Social Care

  • know what to expect from Children’s Social Care following an Initial Contact or a Child Protection referral

  • know how to challenge decisions made by Children’s Social Care or escalate concerns where they believe a child or young person continues to be at risk.

Additional Information

Maximum Delegates
A maximum of three representatives 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 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.

Refreshments are provided however lunch is not.

Start Date
Tuesday 19 November 2019
End Date
Tuesday 19 November 2019
Closing Date
Friday 15 November 2019
09:30 - 16:30
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