Children's Social Care modules including: Physical Abuse, Multi-agency Forums, Adults Working with Children, Young Carers awareness and more.

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This 90 minute Bitesize course from LGSS Learning and Development on behalf of Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team is aimed at practitioners across Northamptonshire County Council to give an understanding of the requirements for risk assessments and the process of how they are completed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To assist delegates to understand the risk assessments already in use and to add to them if the need arises, due to a situation with a client or their surroundings altering.
  • To know the importance of sharing the knowledge of hazards gained whilst with a client, with others who may also need to visit.
  • To have the opportunity to practice identifying the hazards that are involved in their work activity and ensuring that control measures to protect themselves from the harm these hazards can cause.

This 5 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is aimed at practitioners across Children First Northampton and Northamptonshire County Council.

Who wish to learn:

  • To know what is meant by the term 'young parent'
  • To know who young parents are
  • To discuss barriers that young parents can face
  • To identify why it matters that we engage with and support young parents effectively
  • To discuss the learning from recent serious case reviews and the implications for working with children and young people
  • To know what works when working with young parents

This course is for Cambridgeshire County Council Children's Staff only and is aimed at:

  • Practitioners and team managers in direct practice with children , young people and families.


Workshop objectives:

  • To develop an awareness of how exposure to repeated trauma affects individuals and the way in which they engage with services.
  • To build confidence in using an understanding of trauma to think about the needs of families with complex needs.
  • To learn how to create a context for healing through ordinary interactions in everyday practice

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This one day course from LGSS is suitable for front line staff working with children, young people and families in Cambridgeshire who wish to: Understand the definition and basic dynamics of domestic abuse Review basic relevant legislation Have an overview of the differing typologies of Domestic Abuse Gain an understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on victims and children Develop skills to work in a focused, timely and effective manner with DV partner agenciesThere are no entry requirements for this course [55] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.
This half day course from LGSS is suitable for Practitioners working directly with Children, Young people and Families including district Family Workers, Young Peoples Workers, Children Centre staff, Hub Workers and Contact Workers who wish to: Be able to outline the stages of child and adolescent development Be able to identify factors that affect development Be able to explain the impact of these factors on developmentThere are no entry requirements for this course. [40-00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.
This one day course from LGSS is suitable for Professionals who will be required to undertake a Lead Professional role with a family in Cambridgeshire and who wish to: Understand whole family work and its benefits Understand the role of a lead professional and feel confident to take on the role Be able to coordinate and construct support packages understand how to empower families in decision makingThere are no entry requirements for this course [55] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

This course from LGSS is aimed at practitioners across Children First Northampton

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand masculinity and contemporary fatherhood in order to assess Fathers and wider family dynamics accurately.
  • to discuss the learning from recent serious case reviews and the implications for working with children and young people.
  • to identify the particular challenges faced by Fathers involved in child protection/targeted support services.
  • To recognise the value of Fathers and involve them (where safe) in every aspect of direct work.

[£150.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.



This one day course from LGSS is suitable for Practitioners working directly with Children, Young people and Families including district Family Workers, Young Peoples Workers, Children Centre staff, Hub Workers and Contact Workers who wish to:

             Be able to identify the key theories of child development Be able to explain how the key theories can be applied in practice

             Be able to explain the importance of attachment and its effect on development

             Be able to discuss the importance of play

There are no entry requirements for this course £55 Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

This half day course from LGSS is suitable for Practitioners within Childrens Services who work with childrens and their families on a regular basis and undertake assessments who wish to: Explore actions to be taken in cases where neglect is a significant factor within a childs home situation Be able to use the new format Graded Care Profile to assess the extent of neglect, and to monitor evidence of any improvement or deterioration Understand the evidence that the Graded Care Profile could provide within a referral or court setting Understand how to work with families to address concerns around neglect and support with sustainable changes Understand how to identify when progress is not being made and the possible reasons for thisThere are no entry requirements for this course. [40-00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

This one day course from LGSS is suitable for Professionals who undertake direct work on a 1:1 basis with children, young people & families who wish to:

  • Understand why some families are harder to engage
  • Know how to challenge effectively
  • Explore ways to positively challenge
  • Understand the use of consequences in working with families
  • Build on reflective practice skills

There are no entry requirements for this course

 [£55] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

This 1 day course from LGSS is suitable for all members of staff with line-management supervisory responsibilities within Early Help; Childrens Social Care and Adults Social Care Services who wish to: Be able to identify factors that contribute towards effective supervision Be able to use tools and strategies to develop and maintain effective supervisory relationships Be able to describe feedback methods that support the improvement of performance Be able to apply critically reflective supervision in practice Be able to identify different approaches to use within supervision to support emotional resilienceThere are no entry requirements for this course [55] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.
This half day course from LGSS is suitable for staff within Childrens Services Staff who are new to or who lack confidence in chairing meetings and wish to: Understand the role and responsibilities of the chair person Explore what makes meetings effective Examine requirements for opening and closing meetings Understand the importance of identifying clear SMART actions within meetings Explore the skills needed to effectively manage the meeting and deal with difficult situationsThere are no entry requirements for this course. [40-00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.
This half day course from LGSS is suitable for experienced staff within Early Help and SEND services who have previously attended Safeguarding Children and Young People training who wish to: Be aware of new recording and reporting procedures for Early Help teams, including the new arrangements for MASH Be aware of National and local themes emerging Have an update on legislation for Safeguarding and Child Protection Have an update on prevalence of abuse and neglectStaff will have previously attended Safeguarding training either via the Learning and Development team or a previous employer [40] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.
This half day course from LGSS is suitable for professionals who are new to or lack confidence in facilitating group sessions with with children, young people, parents/carers or colleagues who wish to: Understand the key principles of Group Work Be able to plan a group session Understand different learning styles Understand how to manage challenging behaviourThere are no entry requirements for this course[40-00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.
This one day course from LGSS is suitable for staff from Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) and its partner organisations who work in a practitioner role and who experience complex conversations and wish to: Identify areas where complex conversations take place Consider some skills required to undertake complex conversations Be aware of some of the tools at your disposal to support Difficult Conversations Be able to manage complex conversationsThere are no entry requirements for this course. [55-00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.
This 1 day course from LGSS is suitable for Professionals who are required to undertake an assessment of need in relation to Early Help, Childrens Social Care and wish to: Understand the concept of whole family assessment Understand the stages of an analytical assessment Be able to apply analytical skills and other thinking process to assessment Be able to identify outcomes from assessmentThere are no entry requirements for this course [55] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.
This half day course from LGSS is suitable for practitioners who are new to or lack the confidence in undertaking 1:1 sessions and who wish to: Know how to plan and undertake effective 1:1 sessions with children, young people and families Know how to structure 1:1 sessions Develop skills required to engage effectively with children, young people and families Understand the importance of establishing and maintaining boundaries in 1:1 sessionsThere are no entry requirements for this course [40.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

This one day course from LGSS is suitable for Workers employed by Cambridgeshire County Council in Children Services whose work involves supporting adolescents and who wish to :

Explore how adolescent risk can be addressed, drawing on evidence and looking at:

•             Attachment patterns and how these can manifest in adolescence

•             What we know about adolescent development, including evidence from neurobiology

•             Adolescent “risk” and methods for building resilience

•             The role of relationship-based practice, and the importance of modelling resilience

There are no entry requirements for this course

[£55] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

This 90 minute bite size session from LGSS Learning and Development is interactive training that will encompass CSE, gangs, county lines and how gangs are using social media and YouTube.

You will gain a greater understanding of what a gang is, risk indicators, warning signs, what is the local picture, what support in Northamptonshire is available and lots of resources to take away to safeguard young people and vulnerable adults in the real world and online world.

These bite size session will be led by a specialist nurse and an online safety and wellbeing officer.

This Bitesize training from LGSS Learning and Development on behalf of Public Health on Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is suitable for all Children First Northampton staff.

  What you can expect to learn:

  • MECC is an evidence-based approach that encourages us to use the millions of day to day interactions that we have with the families we are working with to encourage healthy behaviours.

  • Topics covered include smoking, alcohol, weight management, mental health and emotional wellbeing, oral health, sexual health, screening, the NHS Health Check and blood pressure and adverse childhood experiences and fuel poverty.


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