Blackburn with Darwen Integrated Prevention and Recovery Service have released a new drugs and alcohol training programme designed and delivered by Inspire Integrated Prevention and Recovery Service.
Drugs and alcohol are everyone’s business and they recognise that there is a wealth of service and community knowledge which can be built upon to help Blackburn with Darwen to be a safer and healthier place in which to live and work. The training aims to provide delegates with the key skills and knowledge, to be able to support and signpost those in the community who find themselves at risk of developing problems with drugs or alcohol.
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This e-learning course includes information on how Channel links to the government’s counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) through the Prevent strategy. It also provides guidance on how to identify people who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and how to refer them into the Channel programme.
There are case studies to help you understand the process of identifying and referring vulnerable individuals, in addition to providing them with support, and provides you with a fundamental understanding of Channel. It takes approximately 25 minutes to complete and you need to click on all the boxes/numbers to complete fully and you can print off a certificate when finished.
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Please click on the link below to find out about free self-harm training.
A Serious Case Review Briefing has been added to the Training Programme and will take place on 24th November 2014 at 1.30pm in Blackburn Enterprise Centre.
Through the LSCB’s (Local Safeguarding Children Board) Learning & Improvement Framework, the Board undertakes case reviews, case file audits and practitioner forums to learn about how to improve practice and services. The SCR (Serious Case Review Briefing) provides the learning from serious case reviews and provides some tools for practitioners to implement some of the recurrent learning identified in local SCRs.
It is to be noted that this is the only Serious Case Review Briefing which will be offered in this area although there will be one in the Lancashire area and also in the Blackpool area.
Please use the following link to book onto the course:
The WISH Centre and Blackburn & Darwen District Without Abuse are hold a free training day for professionals on the topic of Elder Abuse. The training will be held at Your Support Your Choice, Town Hall Street, Blackburn 1-4pm
The training is for any professionals who are looking to increase their awareness and understanding of Elder Abuse.
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Blackburn with Darwen Council Public Health Directorate has funded the following training sessions so there will be no cost for people who live or work in the Borough.
Mental Health First Aid Standard two-day course at Shadsworth Children’s Centre 9:30 to 4:30 on the 2nd and 4th September.
The two-day MHFA course will help you to:
Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem
Provide help on a first aid basis
Help someone recover faster
Guide someone towards the right support
Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
Book now at www.tiny.cc/bwd-training
Other funded training coming up:
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) at the Council Offices on Duke Street in Blackburn, 9:00 to 4:30 11th & 12th September
MHFA Lite a half day 23rd September at Shadsworth Children’s Centre 9:30 to 12:30
safeTALK at Darwen Resource Centre on 2nd October from 12:30 to 4:15
MHFA Lite will be enable you to:
· Gain a wider understanding, for themselves and others, of some issues surrounding mental health.
· Gain a greater understanding of how and why positive and negative mental health affects business.
· Work more effectively with people experiencing mental health problems.
safeTALK, about three hours in duration, is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.
The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
Book now at:
The LSCB/LSAB Training Programme for 2014/2015 has now been launched!
This year you will note that in addition to the core courses, we are also offering a selection of workshops around the subject of Child Sexual Exploitation – these include Trafficking; Working with Boys and Young Men; Running Away and Missing from Home or Care; Information, Intelligence and Evidence; Technology and Social Media and also Perpetrators of CSE. These workshops will take an hour and a half and are designed for delegates who have already attended a CSE workshop but who want to know a little more. We look forward to hearing your feedback with regards to this addition to the programme.
The main change for this year is the way you will book onto courses. You will note from the programme on page 6, How to Book; that we are now using an electronic booking system which is accessed through the following link:
By using this link all courses can be booked and should you require, more than one person can be booked onto a course at the same time. This system will also trigger confirmation of booking, text reminders and course documentation. Please find attached a guide regarding the usage of this new system. We are sure you will agree that this signifies a welcome change and should make the system work much more smoothly. We are grateful to the HR Workforce Development team who have spent a great deal of time creating this system for us.
On behalf of the LSCB and LSAB we would like to thank all the trainers who deliver our multi-agency training, we would not be able to offer this wide variety of training courses without you and appreciate the time and effort you put into delivering this training for us.
Please see below some dates for suicide intervention training. All the bookings
will be managed online at www.tiny.cc/bwd-training.
The first safeTALK is at the Shadsworth Children’s Centre on 3rd July.
safeTALK is a half-day training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to
identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid
As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:
? move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
? identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
? apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with
suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.
The following week, we will be presenting suicideTALK, a short session that
invites interested community members to become more aware of suicide prevention
opportunities in their community. Dealing openly with the stigma around
suicide, this exploration focuses upon the question, “Should we talk about
suicide?” This will be followed by the Professionals Network meeting.
On the 24th and 25th July, we will be delivering the 2 day ASIST
The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop is for
caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in
helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Participation in the
full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice
that are based upon adult learning principles. Experience powerful videos on
suicide intervention. Feel challenged and safe. Learn suicide first aid.
All of the training costs have been met by Blackburn with Darwen Public Health
Department, so take advantage of these opportunities to secure an
internationally recognised certificate.
See www.tiny.cc/bwd-training for more details and to book.