Safeguarding events

This year, we'll be taking part in the South Yorkshire wide Safeguarding Awareness Week.  

We've got a range of events and training planned around the four themes: 

  • mental health and wellbeing 
  • safety within the family and the home
  • looking out for your community 
  • what to do if you are worried about yourself or others

Events are free, but for some you'll need to reserve a place. Find out more, including how to book, below.

Events for the public

We’ll be running a series of safeguarding information sessions during this week. In the meantime, there are a wide range of video resources that can help you learn more information about key safeguarding issues.

Information sessions 

These events will be used to share details of organisations who can support children, young people and adults to stay safe.  Come and join us at one of our events where you can chat to the staff and volunteers who can offer help and advice.   

15.11.2021 10am to 3pm  Transport Interchange, Barnsley town centre
17.11.2021 10am to 2pm  Barnsley Market
19.11.2021 10am to 2pm  The Factory, 1 Bamburgh Lane, Goldthorpe
Date Time  Where

Your digital safety sessions

This free, 90 minute session will help you recognise online scams, fake websites, phishing emails and provide useful advice on how to keep yourself, your device, and your personal data safe and secure while browsing online.

Location  Date Time 
The Factory, Goldthorpe Tuesday 16 November 2pm to 3.30pm
Library @ the Lightbox Thursday 18 November 10.30am to 12pm
Penistone Library Friday 19 November 10am to 11.30am

You can request to attend one of the sessions above by filling in our online form below or emailing DigitalChampions@barnsley.gov.uk

Safeguarding adults

Any in-person filming in these videos was filmed before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began.

Topic

Video

Abuse against adults

Watch our video, created in partnership with the CCG, about the various types of adult abuse

Domestic abuse

Watch the IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services) video on domestic abuse or watch our local case study on domestic abuse.

Social isolation during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Watch our video about our services supporting people who are socially isolated.

Homelessness

Watch our video about what we do locally to support those who are homeless, at risk of homelessness and rough sleeping.

Hoarding

Watch South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue's video on hoarding and fire safety.

Fraud Awareness

Watch South Yorkshire Police's video and tips on fraud awareness.

Online safety

Watch Get Online Safe's video on how to stay safe online.

Safeguarding children

Any in-person filming in these videos was filmed before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began.

Topic

Video

Safe sleeping

Watch the Lullaby Trusts' two videos on caring for your baby during Coronavirus (COVID-19) and safe sleep tips for babies.

Online sexual harassment

Watch the Childnet Internationals video for young people aged 13-17 to help identify, define and understand what online sexual harassment is.

Online safety for children

Watch Childnet Internationals video to share with your children about staying safe online.

 

Events for workers, volunteers and professionals

You can take a look at the events below and once you've decided which you'd like to attend you can book a place on POD

Monday 15 November

Sexual abuse within the family online seminar 10am to 12 pm via Zoom  Sarah Thompson and Ruth O'Leary 

To provide knowledge, awareness and facts regarding the impact and responses to intra-familial sexual abuse.  

Drugs awareness 1pm to 2.30pm  via Zoom Barnsley Recovery Steps

To be able to offer practical advice and signpost people.  To know the potential risks and consequences of someone's substance use.  To understand different categories of drugs.

To book your place email hopetraining@humankindcharity.org.uk 

Executive capacity and safeguarding 1.30pm to 4.30pm via Zoom Neil Allen (Barrister)

An online workshop examining what is meant by Executive Capacity, why this is important in safeguarding and how this should impact the way that we work. (Run via the SY Working together group)

To book your place email adult.protection.training@sheffield.gov.uk 

More than just attention seeking - responding to self harm in young people 2pm to 3.30pm via Microsoft Teams Daniel Hussey, CAMHS

To gain an overview of self harm.  Looking at identifying and implement interventions.  Explore the potential impact of self harm on young people, their families and professionals.  

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Tuesday 16 November

Fuel poverty and health 9.30am to 12.30pm via Zoom National Energy Action (NEA) Looking at the causes and impacts of fuel poverty with a focus on the health impacts. The aim is to help you identify those likely to be at risk from fuel poverty and signpost to assistance.
Understanding coercive control  10am to 11.30am via Zoom Independent domestic abuse service To enhance awareness of coercive control.  Identify coercive behaviour and offering some strategies of gathering evidence and supporting clients.  
Awareness raising of contextual safeguarding 10am to 12pm via Microsoft Teams Sally Baker, Contextual Safeguarding Training Specialist

To introduce professionals to the ‘contextual safeguarding’ approach, explaining what it is, why it is important and exploring the various harms that young people may experience in extra-familial settings. It also aims to identify risk indicators and ways in which various agencies can work together to promote a contextual safeguarding approach and the relevant referral pathways for raising concerns.

Working with parents with mental health issues 10.30am to 12pm via Microsoft Teams Shelley Knight, SWYT

Provide an overview of mental health conditions and an understanding of how symptoms and medication might impact on parenting capacity.  

Young people and sexuality 11am to 12pm via Microsoft Teams  Helen Derbyshire, BMBC 

Looking at what we mean by sexual orientation and gender identity and the terminology.  The impact on children and young people and what can we do in practice.  

Changing energy-related behaviour

1.30pm to 4.30pm

via Zoom National Energy Action (NEA)

For frontline staff working in a range of organisations who are in a position to provide energy-related advice directly to householders either face-to-face or via the telephone. The session aims to make you aware of some of the theories and findings in the field of decision making, focusing specifically on simple practical things they can do to encourage people to act on the energy-related advice they receive.

Your digital safety

2pm to 3pm

The Factory, Goldthorpe Barnsley Council Digital Champions

This free, 90 minute session will help you recognise online scams, fake websites, phishing emails and provide useful advice on how to keep yourself, your device, and your personal data safe and secure while browsing online.

You can request to attend one of the sessions by filling in our online request to attend a digital session form or emailing DigitalChampions@barnsley.gov.uk

Child protection case conferences and core groups 3pm to 4.30pm via Microsoft Teams Karen Harrison, BSCP and Ruth Holmes, LADO

Looking at and discussing the contribution you are expected to make and the skills to be an effective participant at child protection conferences and core groups.  

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Wednesday 17 November 

Executive capacity and safeguarding 9.30am to 12.30pm via Zoom Neil Allen (Barrister)

An online workshop examining what is meant by Executive Capacity, why this is important in safeguarding and how this should impact the way that we work. (Run via the SY Working together group)

To book your place email adult.protection.training@sheffield.gov.uk 

Mental health before and after the baby 10.30am to 12pm via Microsoft Teams Yasmeen Akhtar and Siobhan Carolan, NHS

Understand the concept of perinatal mental illness and recognise the common mental health problems.  Looking at the impact of PMH on woman, family and wider society.

Safeguarding children from sex offenders who use the internet 10.30am to 12pm via Microsoft Teams Jane Laing, Independent Trainer

Explore Internet sex offender behaviour and the context in which the sexual abuse of children occurs online.  Providing an overview of the risk assessment of internet sex offenders.  Discussing the dangers of the ‘Dark Web’.

Alcohol and older people 12pm to 1.30pm via Zoom Barnsley Recovery Steps

This even will raise your awareness and will give you an understanding of alcohol and older people.  Offer practical advice and signpost people.  Know the potential risks and consequences of someone's drinking.  To understand the issues older people, that can lead to increased alcohol use

To book your place email hopetraining@humankindcharity.org.uk 

Good practice in DNACPR and safeguarding adults 12.30pm to 2pm via Microsoft Teams Jonathan Douglass (BMBC) and Chloe Higgins (Barnsley Hospital)

The event is aimed at anyone that may work with adults and decisions may be made about whether they should be resuscitated.

This may be of particular interest to anyone working with older people or people with learning disabilities as much of the learning has come from working with people with these needs.

Safeguarding in the first year of life 1pm to 3pm via Microsoft Teams Angela Fawcett, Barnsley CCG

Share the message that crying in babies is normal and supporting parents/carers to soothe their baby.  Support parents to cope with a baby’s crying.  Understand more about Abusive Head Trauma.

Recognising and responding to children and young people who display concerning or harmful sexual behaviour 2pm to 4pm via Microsoft Teams Junction Project

An understanding around the theoretical, research, policy and practice base of this field of work.  Looking at how The Junction has developed ‘Safe Care’ work to create an environment where sexually concerning or harmful behaviour is recognised and responded to appropriately.

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Thursday 18 November

Understanding bullying and how to respond  9.30am to 12.30pm via Microsoft Teams Anti-Bullying Alliance

Facts about the Anti-Bullying Alliance.  Who is at risk of bullying involvement.  Preventing bullying.  Understanding levels of bullying in settings and responding to bullying.

Importance of legal literacy in adult safeguarding 9.30am to 12.30pm via Zoom Michael Preston Shoot (Professor)

An online workshop examining why legal literacy is important in adult safeguarding. (Run via the SY Working together group)

To book your place email adult.protection.training@sheffield.gov.uk 

Understanding alcohol, its use and impact on pregnancy, children and adults 9.30am to 4.30pm via Microsoft Teams Barnsley Safeguarding Together

Learn about alcohol, its impact and how to have effective conversations with young people and adults. Examine the impact of trauma in earlier life and how it may lead to a damaging relationship with alcohol. Hear from a woman who drank during pregnancy and the impact it had on her 18-year old son. and find out what resources are available for people and professionals in this area and explore any gaps.

Dealing with disclosures 10am to 12pm via Zoom Sarah Thompson and Ruth O'Leary, Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Service

How to deal with disclosures of abuse made by children in a sensitive and correct way.

Your digital safety 10.30am to 12pm Library @ the Lightbox Barnsley Council Digital Champions

This free, 90 minute session will help you recognise online scams, fake websites, phishing emails and provide useful advice on how to keep yourself, your device, and your personal data safe and secure while browsing online.

You can request to attend one of the sessions by filling in our online request to attend a digital session form or emailing DigitalChampions@barnsley.gov.uk

Online harm 10.30am to 12pm via Microsoft Teams Sally Baker, Contextual Safeguarding Training Specialist

This is a 90 minute ‘lite bite’ online seminar. The course will explore the various online harms that children and young people face across various online platforms, the potential consequences of these on young people’s emotional and mental health and ways of supporting families and young people in staying safe online.

Honour based abuse, force marriage and female genital mutilation 1pm to 2.30pm via Microsoft Teams Suzanne Jackson, South Yorkshire Police 

To raise your awareness of Honour Based Abuse, Forced Marriage and female genital mutilation.  To offer practical advice on how to manage cases.  To describe how Law Enforcement Agencies manage HBA cases.

Importance of legal literacy in adult safeguarding 1.30pm to 4.30pm via Zoom Michael Preston Shoot (Professor)

An online workshop examining why legal literacy is important in adult safeguarding. (Run via the SY Working together group)

To book your place email adult.protection.training@sheffield.gov.uk 

Learning from suspected suicides, domestic homicide and safeguarding adults reviews 2pm to 5pm via Microsoft Teams Jonathan Douglass

The event will look at common themes and shared learning from:

  • domestic homicide reviews
  • safeguarding adults reviews
  • learning from suspected suicides

It will examine good practice in supporting people who have experienced domestic abuse, may perpetrate domestic abuse or who live in households where domestic abuse is present.

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Friday 19 November

Teenage vulnerabilities and exploitation 9.30am to 12.30pm via Microsoft Teams Zoe Lodrick, Independent Trainer

Understanding adolescents and how vulnerable they are to sexual and other forms of exploitation.  Practical guidance on how to work more effectively with vulnerable teens.

Alcohol information and brief interventions 10am via Zoom Barnsley Recovery Steps

To be able to offer practical advice about alcohol and signpost people.  To know the potential risks and consequences of someone's alcohol use.  To be able to have a conversation with someone about their drinking

To book your place email hopetraining@humankindcharity.org.uk 

Your digital safety 10am to 11.30am Penistone Library Barnsley Council Digital Champions

This free, 90 minute session will help you recognise online scams, fake websites, phishing emails and provide useful advice on how to keep yourself, your device, and your personal data safe and secure while browsing online.

You can request to attend one of the sessions by filling in our online request to attend a digital session form or emailing DigitalChampions@barnsley.gov.uk

Self neglect and hoarding 10am to 11.30am  via Zoom Jonathan Douglas

Be able to summarise the key learning from recent Safeguarding Adult Reviews regarding self-neglect and hoarding.  Understand key learning from these Safeguarding Adult Reviews.  Be aware of summaries, tools and guidance that have been produced as a result of any findings from SARs.  Have had the opportunity to reflect on your own practice and knowledge.  

Understanding attachment theory 10.30am to 12pm via Microsoft Teams Andrea Nussbaumer, Consultant Paediatrician

To understand the main attachment styles and how they develop. To look at outcomes for children with different attachment styles.

Teenage vulnerabilities and exploitation 1.30pm to 4.30pm via Microsoft Teams Zoe Lodrick, Independent Trainer

Understanding adolescents and how vulnerable they are to sexual and other forms of exploitation.  Practical guidance on how to work more effectively with vulnerable teens.

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