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Open Access Training provided by SCSP partner agencies

Substance Misuse

The Corner, Sheffield’s Young Person’s substance use service provides a coordinated and effective response to the needs of young people. The service provides early help and prevention through workforce development; offering training, consultation, and resources to front line staff in social care, education and health and other partner organisations working with children and young people across the voluntary and statutory sectors.

They also provide free training to any professional working with young people in Sheffield and have a rolling training programme and sessions can be booked on via their Eventbrite page. These sessions are currently being delivered via Zoom and cover Basic Drug Awareness, Current and Emerging Trends, our Screening Tool and detailed Cannabis training. They also offer free bespoke training to organisations who request specific training for their staff, please contact them if you would like to discuss this.

They have a YouTube channel providing informative videos for young people and for professionals. They can also be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Sheffield Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Mental Health Training Offer

The CAMHS multi-agency training offer is tailored to the needs prioritised by the Children's Workforce in Sheffield and is designed to equip staff to respond to the challenges they are facing.  It will be updated based on annual survey responses from the Children's Workforce and professionals are encouraged to influence content.  The skilled training team involves CAMHS Nurses, Psychiatrists, Primary Mental Health Workers, Psychologists, Art Psychotherapists and Family Therapists. Please click on the link for details of courses on offer, dates and how to apply: CAMHS Multi-Agency Training 2023

CAMHS Multi-Agency Training Offer 2023

Early Help Partnership Training

 The Early Help Partnerships training offer is a standalone topic based programme- which continues to support and embed the principles of whole family ways of working. It looks to upskill the universal workforce and underpin the core values of partnership working. The training is readily available and accessible for SCC employees and our wider partners. All training is free to access and compliments that of all other training attended.

 Regular topics include:

  • 2 Day Generic Parenting Training
  • 4 Step Parenting
  • Early Help Assessment (FCAF) Training
  • Emotional Wellbeing Sessions
  • Generic Parenting - Baby and Teen
  • Homelessness Awareness
  • Introduction to ADHD
  • Introduction to Shelter Services
  • Job Centre Provision
  • Navigating Mental Health Services
  • Reducing Parental Conflict
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • TAF Training
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Understanding Eating Disorders

 To be added to our distribution list in order to receive booking links and information on upcoming training, please complete this short form: https://forms.office.com/r/kxaEvMbhaN

Domestic Abuse Safeguarding Children Courses

For further details on how to apply for the following courses which are now administered by IDAS please visit their website, click here.

  • Young people and domestic abuse
  • Domestic abuse signs, indicators and referral pathways and MARAC
  • Safeguarding Children an domestic abuse

IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.  Services include refuge accommodation, community based support, peer mentoring, group work, training and access to a free, confidential out of hours helpline.

Young Carers: Identifying and supporting young people with caring responsibilities in Sheffield

This eLearning course is aimed at professionals working in Sheffield to help you better identify and support children and young people who have caring responsibilities.  It has been co-designed with young people from our service and is CPD-certified. 

The module takes approximately one hour to complete and you can save it then come back to it if you are not able to finish it in one sitting.  The course also includes a range of useful downloadable resources for you to save and use in your practice.  

 Learning outcomes: By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain why it is important to identify and support young carers
  • Outline young carers’ statutory rights and how these are met in Sheffield
  • Explain who young carers are and how caring responsibilities can impact on young people
  • Identify young carers more confidently in your work
  • Support young carers in your work, through signposting and practical resources

To find out more and sign up to the course, go to: https://sheffieldyoungcarers.vc-enable.co.uk/Login/

Zero Suicide Alliance

There is a range of free awareness training options at ZeroSuicideAlliance.com/training  which support better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach somebody who is struggling. The website also hosts stories and videos that could be used in single-agency awareness training.


Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking – information and training to support work with children

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking encompasses a wide range of abuses including; slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour and trafficking for the purpose of slavery, servitude, sexual, labour or criminal exploitation or domestic servitude. These exploitations are typically for financial benefit though this not always the principle motivation.

Statutory Guidance in relation to the Modern Slavery Act was most recently updated in November 2021 and can be found here; Modern slavery: how to identify and support victims - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

In addition the Home Office have released an e-learning specifically related to protecting children, Child Victims of Modern Slavery. The training contains information about grooming, safeguarding, sexual, criminal and other forms of exploitation and also gives information about the duty to refer exploitation concerns National Referral Mechanism.

Other external e-learning courses

The following e-learning courses are provided by external organisations.  All are free of charge and can be accessed direct by clicking the links below (please note your SCSP e-learning account password will not provide access to these programmes, you will be required to register separately with each provider).

  • Child Victims of Trafficking - ECPAT UK
  • Children and Young People - Mental Health Mind Ed is a new website funded by the Department of Health.  It offers a range of e-learning modules on the mental health of children and young people - what goes wrong and what can be done to help.  It provides a wealth of information on child development, how problems show and practical insights into when to be concerned, what to do and when to refer on to specialists.  (The Mind Ed Core Curriculum is recommended for professionals or volunteers who are not specialist child mental health practitioners).
  • Children of Prisoners - There are an estimated 200,000+ children in England and Wales who have a parent or carer in prison. Often described as the ‘innocent victim’ they risk isolation, stigma, poverty and family breakdown. This e-learning programme, offered by SCIE ( social care institute for excellence), explores the child’s experience and the social and emotional impact of parental imprisonment on a child.
  • Supporting Children's Oral Health: This short e-learning programme (approx. 20mins) provides information and advice about children’s oral health, and is aimed at both parents and practitioners. Oral health is an important part of every child’s wellbeing. It impacts on the ability for children to eat and sleep, to socialise with confidence and to concentrate at school. However, many children experience problems with their oral health, with tooth decay affecting around a quarter of five-year olds in England and it is also the leading cause of hospital admissions for five to nine-year-olds by some distance. This programme will help you to support the children you care for to maintain good oral health and prevent problems developing. By the end of the session learners will have developed their knowledge of oral health and be more confident in providing children’s oral health advice.
  • Mind Your Words Free e-learning from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) to improve your understanding of children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs and speech, language and communication needs. Also from RCSLT is The Box about understanding and supporting people with speech, language and communication needs in the criminal justice system.


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