LSCB : Young People and Substance Misuse Professional Level

Horntye Park Sports Complex, Bohemia Road,
Admin Contact
Workforce Development Training Events Team (
Target Audience
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) / EYFS Lead / EYFS Practitioners / Fire Service / Foster Carers / Headteachers / Learning Disability Services (ESCC) / Newly Qualifed Social Workers / Police / Practice Managers / Probation / Schools / Schools Staff / SEND Practitioners / Senior Practitioners / Social Care (non Social Worker) / Social Workers / Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Teachers / Voluntary and Community Sector
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Children's Services Staff Training / Early Help, Social Care and SEND / Early Years / Foster Care / Inclusion, Special Educational Needs & Disability / Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) / Safeguarding
Child Protection / Children's Services Staff training / Risk / Safeguarding / Substance Misuse
Course description

The aim of this course is to provide substance misuse training to support individuals with substance misuse problems, contribute to their protection and carry out basic substance misuse interventions. Whilst also looking at the holistic response to problematic substance misuse needs, such as mental health, sexual health/exploitation, child protection, and the law.

Important note: It is essential that you have undertaken the Safeguarding Children and Alcohol and Drugs foundation (Modules 1 & 2) e-learning prior to coming on this course (see additional information under full details), or you may be turned away.

Training objectives
Learning outcomes

At the end of the course participants will have:

  • an awareness of current legislation on legal and illegal substance and how it relates to the safety and welfare of young people

  • gained an understanding of the context of sexual health and sexual exploitation when working with young people using substances

  • knowledge of the various symptoms, indicators and risk factors associated with various substances

  • an awareness about child protection issues related to substance misuse, confidentiality/information sharing and referral pathways

  • gained insight into the process of multi-agency involvement in the safeguarding of children and young people using substances

  • knowledge of mental health implications for a young person, using substances, and the impact on a young person’s mental health.

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.

Participants MUST have also completed either of the courses below:

  • LSCB: Substance Misuse (Level 1) classroom course in the last 2 years

Or, both of the eLearning modules:

  • Alcohol and drugs foundation - basic awareness: working with children, young people and families – module 1
  • Alcohol and drugs foundation - basic awareness: working with children, young people and families – module 2

To access and complete the e-Learning courses, you must go to the e-learning section on the East Sussex Learning Portal and enter the Children's Workforce channel. The tutor will hold the right to turn away delegates who have not completed the required training.

Refreshments are provided however lunch is not.

Start Date
Thursday 28 March 2019
End Date
Thursday 28 March 2019
Closing Date
Wednesday 27 March 2019
09:30 - 16:30
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