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LSCB : The Effective Communication of Safeguarding Concerns

East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House), St Mary's House, St Leonard's Road
Admin Contact
Workforce Development Training Events Team (
Target Audience
Childminders / Children's Services / Children's Services Staff (ESCC) / CW Event open to relevant Adult Social Care / Deputy Headteachers / Heads of School / Designated Safeguarding Leads / Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) / EYEE Childminders / EYFS Lead / EYFS Practitioners / Fire Service / Foster Carers / Headteachers / Managers / Newly Qualifed Social Workers / NQT's / Police / Preschool SENCO / Probation / Reception Teachers / School SENCO's / Schools / SEND Practitioners / Senior Practitioners / Social Care (non Social Worker) / Social Workers / Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Teachers / Teaching Assistants / Voluntary and Community Sector / Youth Workers
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Children's Services Staff Training / Early Help, Social Care and SEND / Early Years / Inclusion, Special Educational Needs & Disability / Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) / Safeguarding
Child Protection / Children's Services Staff training / Early Help / Risk / Safeguarding
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 LSCB 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
Monday 29 October 2018
End Date
Monday 29 October 2018
Closing Date
Sunday 14 October 2018
09:30 - 16:30
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