There are places available on the following training course: Safeguarding Children with Additional & Complex Needs Training:

Date: 16th January 2020
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: Billingham

This course is vital to ALL frontline practitioners in the children’s workforce, therefore, if you/your team member require this training for their role please apply asap.

Course Aim(s): To increase participants’ confidence and ability to respond appropriately to any safeguarding concerns whilst recognising their own roles and responsibility in safeguarding children with additional and complex needs. And to raise awareness of the complex issues and dilemmas in safeguarding children with additional and complex needs and to improve the professional interventions and planning in response to children and young people with additional and complex needs.

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

  • Understand why children with additional and complex needs are more vulnerable to harm.
  • Acquire an understanding of own attitudes towards disability and how these impinge on safeguarding practice.
  • Identify the additional potential risk factors for children with additional and complex needs in the context of their environment and family settings.
  • Consider the barriers to communicating with children with additional and complex needs and explore the additional tools and methods to overcome these.
  • To be able to identify the indicators of risk.
  • Discuss the messages from Serious Case Reviews in our region.

Please complete the HSSCP Safeguarding Children Learning Application Form and return it to the Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSSCP), Children’s & Joint Commissioning Services, Level 4, Civic Centre, Victoria Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8AY or if electronic signatures are used via email to as soon as possible.

Please note: All sections of the application form must be completed or your application form will be returned to you to fully complete before your application can be processed.

Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership’s (HSSCP) Safeguarding Children Learning Programme 2019-2020 is available via the following link: HSSCP. Within the programme are details of the HSSCP Charging Policy and Application/Cancellation Process. HSSCP Charging Policy.

All of the courses within this programme are awareness raising courses delivered on a multi-agency basis. Please refer to the course details and target audience section to establish if the course is suitable to your job role. If your role requires more specialist training please contact your own organisation workforce development representative. Please note: All of the courses in the safeguarding children learning programme can be utilised as a safeguarding refresher once you have completed the Safeguarding Children Foundation training course.

For those who only require a basic awareness or refresh of a subject area, the following web-link will take you to the Tees Safeguarding All (Child and Adult) E-Learning for 2019-2020, which can be accessed from any electronic device with an internet connection: (additional software may be required on some devices).

All of the activities within the HSSCP Safeguarding Children Learning Programme are available to all of the child and adult workforce working with children, young people and their families across both Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees, regardless of which geographical area they are employed.

If you require further information please contact us via email to or Tel: 01429 523825.

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