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Dumfries and Galloway Public Protection Partnership advocates ongoing training and professional development as essential elements to a safe, effective and skilled workforce.

Multiagency training is central in supporting professionals to understand their roles, responsibilities, the procedures of each agency involved in public protection, and in developing a shared understanding of assessment and decision-making practices.

Dumfries and Galloway Public Protection Partnership provides a multiagency learning and development programme for all agencies in Dumfries and Galloway who work with children, young people and adults at risk. The multiagency training programme is coordinated and developed by the Dumfries and Galloway Public Protection Learning and Development Subcommittee.

This is a live calendar - reviewed and updated throughout 2024 with new L&D opportunities added on a regular basis.

To enquire about learning and development opportunities, please email PublicProtectionTraining@dumgal.gov.uk. Once enrolled on an event, your place will be confirmed and you will be given joining instructions and sent any pre-course materials before the event. 

Public Protection Training Calendar 2024 (Free Training) 

Date

Session Timing

Multiagency Training Event

Venue

Where to apply/find application

Work Force Category                                                                                                                                                                       
Tuesday 23 January 2024

Session 1 -9.30am to 1pm

Session 2-1.30pm to 4.30pm

 

Neglect Training (Child Protection)

Session 1 

(Raising Awareness: Open to everyone)

This session will cover:

  • Understanding Neglect
  • Types of Neglect
  • Impact of Neglect on Children
  • Summary overview of Assessment of Care Toolkit

Session 2

(Specialist Training: For those using the toolkit as part of their assessments/contributing directly)

This session will cover:

  • Assessment of Care Toolkit ( and how to use it)

 

Kirkcudbright Main Chambers

Daar Road, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries, and Galloway DG6 4PJ

 

Training Registration Form

 

Please note: If you are successful gaining a spot we will confirm in an email. If we do not confirm your training spot, you have been unsuccessful due to our training number cap. If you are unsuccessful there will be other opportunities in the future to attend this training.

 

 

                      FULLY BOOKED  

 

Monday 19 February 2024

11.00am till 12.30pm

SIGN POST TO SAFETY

Home Fire Safety Advice: 

  • Kitchen safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Bedtime routines
  • Escape plans
  • Medical oxygen users
  • Air flow Mattresses

Information on referral process to SFRS 

Large Conference Room

124 Brooms Rd, Dumfries DG1 2DZ

Training Registration Form

Please note event will be capped to 20 participants. First Come, First Served. 

 

 

                       FULLY BOOKED 

 

Monday 26 February 2024

3.45pm to 5.45pm

FREE Online Safety update

Bringing the latest in Online Safety to your doorstep.

The UK Safer Internet Centre are delighted to partner with Dumfries and Galloway Public Protection Partnership to deliver a FREE Online Safety update in a venue near you. Open to all who work with children and young people, this event will give you the latest in research, legislation, technology, tools and resources along with exclusive access to the presentation and resource materials. Safety online is constantly changing and the purpose of Online Safety Live events is to provide access to this information, right on people's doorsteps.

 

 

 

 

 

G59 Forum

Bridge, Glasgow Road, Dumfries, DG2 9AW

Click here to book your spot.

 

Please note booking is being coordinated by SWGfL and not the Public Protection Partnership.

 

Thursday 29th February 2024

1 - 2 pm

Intimate image abuse awareness training

The session will cover an overview of:

 

  • The Revenge Porn Helpline; what services the Helpline can provide including assisting the removal of non-consensually shared intimate content online and case study examples.
  • Intimate image abuse; different forms of IIA, connections between other forms of abuse and relevant legislation criminalising intimate image abuse.
  • Supporting a victim of intimate image abuse; key messages and how to signpost to the Revenge Porn Helpline.
  • Q&A; time for discussion of thoughts and any questions. 

 

 

 

Online (Teams) 

Training Registration Form

 

 

 

Friday 1 March 2024

9.15am - 4pm

TRAUMA INFORMED TRAINING - SKILLED LEVEL 2

INTRODUCTIONS

PART 1

  • What is PTSD?  Big T and small t trauma
  • Psychological Model of PTSD - what's going on in our brain when we are faced with a traumatic experience?
  • How PTSD is maintained after the traumatic event(s)

PART 2

  • Complex trauma and the brain/body connection
  • ACEs Study
  • Threat and soothing systems in relation to complex trauma

PART 3

  • Childhood attachments and the effects of trauma in early life
  • Burnout, vicarious trauma and looking after yourself

 

 

 

 

G31 Room

The Bridge

Glasgow Road,

Dumfries, DG2 9AW

Training Registration Form

 

Please note this event is capped at 30 participants and is first come, first served.

 

Please note: If you are successful gaining a spot we will confirm in an email. If we do not confirm your training spot, you have been unsuccessful due to our training number cap. 

 

Important to Note: If you are successful in gaining a spot it is a requirement prior to attending the training to show evidence you have completed TURAS 'Developing your trauma skilled practice 1:understanding the impact of trauma and responding in a trauma informed way' e-learning module.

It is available via the web addresshttps://learn.nes.nhs.scot/. You would log on/ register to access the course.

On completion a CPD certificate is generated, and you would email your certificate to PublicProtectionTraining@dumgal.gov.uk at least 4 weeks in advance.

 

Email PublicProtectionTraining@dumgal.gov.uk to request an attachment for step-by-step instructions on how to access the developing your trauma skilled practice 1 e-learning module. 

 

             FULLY BOOKED

 

 
Friday 15th March 2024 

9.30am to 1.30pm

Injuries to Non-Mobile Children

 

This session will cover:

 

  • Definition of non-mobile children
  • Recognising the significance of injuries to non-mobile children
  • Understanding the appropriate processes to be followed for injuries to non-mobile children 
  • Gaining an understanding of the types of injuries which can occur
  • Professional curiosity

 

Please note: (Break approximately 11am)

 

Room: G31

Location: The Bridge
Glasgow Road
Dumfries
DG2 9AW

Training Registration Form

 

Maximum capacity 35 participants

 

Please note: If you are successful gaining a spot we will confirm in an email. If we do not confirm your training spot, you have been unsuccessful due to our training number cap. If you are unsuccessful there will be other opportunities in the future to attend this training. We will be looking at holding a future training session in Stranraer as well.

 

Wednesday 20 March 2024

11:00-12:30 (Approx)

Bet You Can Help Now Training: A first-aid approach to Tackling Gambling- Related Harms

 

·       Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of gambling related harms.

·       Learners will have increased confidence in implementing effective screening and interventions with those at risk of gambling related harm.

·       Learners will be aware of and understand the appropriate levels of support available to help and support those affected by gambling related harms.

·       The prevalence and different perspectives on gambling related harms.

·       The identification of gambling related harms and the specialist support. 

·       Treatment and signposting available to help those in need.

 

Online (Teams) 

Training Registration Form

 

Thursday 21st March 2024

10.00am to 12.00pm

1.00pm to 2.15pm

2.45pm-4.00pm

SCRA (Scottish Children's Reporters Administration) LDG Induction Day 

 

A virtual, interactive induction day for professionals working alongside SCRA and the Children's Hearing system in Lanarkshire, Dumfries & Galloway.

10.00am to 12.00pm

Mock Children's Hearing Training Module

  • Overview of the children's hearing system;
  • Outline of the operations of the children's hearing system in practice;
  • Participation in a mock hearing;
  • Q&A session.

12.00pm to 1.00pm

LUNCH BREAK

1.00pm to 2.15pm

 Robust Referrals

  • Referral to SCRA, including legal criteria, factors to consider, what to include in a referral and what SCRA do on receipt of a referral.

2.15pm-2.45pm

BREAK

2.45pm-4.00pm

Recommendation (Social Workers only)

  • Your audience when report-writing, what your report is used for, making a robust recommendation, changing a recommendation, advocating for your recommendation within a hearing. 
Online (Teams) 

To book all or one of the modules, please e-mail: 

gabrielle.Aitchison@scra.gov.uk    

 

Please note the requirement of the final session: for Social Workers only.

 

Tuesday 9 April 2024 

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Tuesday 23 April 2024

Tuesday 30 April 2024

Tuesday 7 May 2024

 

16.00 - 18.00

Keeping Trauma In Mind

Keeping Trauma in Mind is a professional learning programme to support education practitioners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to support children and young people or colleagues who may be impacted by trauma. The sessions are based on the NHS Education for Scotland materials from the National Trauma Transformation Programme. Although the training is tailored towards education practitioners all workers supporting Children and Young People are invited to attend to find out more about what can be offered in educational settings, and help promote a multiagency response to support our children, young people and colleagues who may be impacted by trauma.


There are 5 modules each between 1.5-2 hours long and you need to attend them all. All modules are delivered via Microsoft Teams.

 

Online (Teams) 

 

April 2024 Keeping Trauma in Mind Term 4 Training (office.com)

 

Please note we are not involved in organising the training, and only advertising it. 

 

 

 

Wednesday 17 April 20224

 

10.30am to 1.30pm

Introduction to Infant Mental Health

NHS Service Wee Mind Matters

 

This session will cover:

 

10.30am

Introduction to Wee Minds Matter

What is Infant Mental Health

What Impacts Infant Mental Health

Attachment

Attunement/ Co-Regulation

12 noon

Break: Tea and coffee available

12.30pm

Case Study

The Infant's Voice

Working with Infant Mental Health

Final reflections

Chambers, Ashwood House, Sun Street, Stranraer, DG9 7JJ

Training Registration Form

 

Maximum capacity 35 participants

 

FULLY BOOKED

 

Please note: If you are successful gaining a spot we will confirm in an email.

 

Tuesday 18th June 2024

2pm to 3.30pm

Trafficking Training Session

We are very pleased to announce a Trafficking awareness training session with Audrey Hand (DipHE Training & Development, B. A. Police Studies). This 1 hour and 30-minute session (18th June 2024 2pm to 3.30pm) will provide a greater understanding and identification of the issues around human trafficking (HT).

The session will cover:

  • The role of TARA/First Responder
  • The support provided by TARA
  • Understanding of HT and the prevalence in society
  • Identify potential indictors of HT

 

 

Online (Teams) 

Training Registration Form

 

 

 
Friday 21st June 2024 

Session 1 -9.30am to 1pm

Session 2-1.30pm to 4.30pm

Neglect Training (Child Protection)

Session 1 -9.30am to 1pm

(Raising Awareness: Open to everyone)

This session will cover:

  • Understanding Neglect
  • Types of Neglect
  • Impact of Neglect on Children
  • Summary overview of Assessment of Care Toolkit

Maximum capacity 25 participants

Session 2-1.30pm to 4.30pm

(Specialist Training: For those using the toolkit as part of their assessments/contributing directly)

This session will cover:

  • Assessment of Care Toolkit (and how to use it)
Chambers, Ashwood House, Sun Street, Stranraer, DG9 7JJ

Training Registration Form

 

Maximum capacity 25 participants

 

Please note: If you are successful gaining a spot we will confirm in an email. If we do not confirm your training spot, you have been unsuccessful due to our training number cap. There will be another Neglect training session in Dumfries later in the year.

Session 1: Wider Workforce 

 

Session 2: Specific Workforce

 

 

Wednesday 31st July 20249:15am - 1:30pm

Dumfries & Galloway ADP Benzodiazepine Awareness

 

Our training attracts attendees from a wide range of sectors and we encourage active participation
in our sessions through group discussions and by inviting individuals to offer comments on issues
relevant to their role. If you have any concerns about participating within this interactive format please
highlight this in the additional needs section of the booking form.


Overview
This online training aims to increase awareness and knowledge of Benzodiazepines and participants
will have the opportunity to explore current and emerging trends within use of this substance. The
training will consider harm reduction and support strategies.


Learning Outcomes


By the end of the session participants will be able to:
• Recall the current trends and emerging trends with benzodiazepines including street Valium and
unlicensed benzodiazepines.
• Identify the physical and psychological/cognitive effects of benzodiazepines.
• Identify effective strategies and techniques for working with people who use benzodiazepines
including harm reduction and anxiety management.
• Describe the role of benzodiazepines in poly-drug use, overdose and DRDs.
• Identify effective strategies and techniques for working with benzodiazepine users including harm
reduction and anxiety management.

 

Online (Teams) 

Benzodiazepine Awareness

 

Please email: Mariem@sdf.org.uk if you have any general queries about this event.

 

Wednesday 21st August 2024

2.30-4pm

D&G Workplace Workshop

Breathing Space


Lisa-Jane Dock will be the key speaker at this online event, outlining the support
that Breathing Space can offer workplaces and employees.

There will also be updates on local support from:

  • Healthy Working Lives Mental Wellbeing
  • Working Health Service Occupational Health Support
  • Quit your Way Smoking Cessation Service

 

Online (Teams) 

To book a space at this workshop, please email: richard.smith5@nhs.scot 

 

 

 
Monday 2nd September 2024 

9.30am to 4.30pm

One Day Transforming Connections Trauma Training

This free event is aimed at all people working in Scotland who are likely to come into contact with people who may have been affected by trauma.

The training aims to help attendees to understand:

  • Definition and prevalence of trauma
  • Ways that trauma can affect people, including impact on brain, body and behaviour
  • What trauma informed care is and how to trauma inform professional relationships
  • How to support people following traumatic events and help recovery
  • The importance of caring for our own well being

Room G09, The Bridge,

Glasgow Rd, Dumfries DG2 9AW

Training Registration Form

 

There is a number cap of 30.

 

Important to Note: If you are successful in gaining a spot it is a requirement prior to attending the training to show evidence you have completed TURAS 'Developing your trauma skilled practice 1:understanding the impact of trauma and responding in a trauma informed way' e-learning module.

Dumfries and Galloway Council employees: The module is available on MyLearning. Log into My learning and Type 'Trauma Skilled' in the search bar.

NHS and Third sector employees: The module is available via the web addresshttps://learn.nes.nhs.scot/. You would log on/ register to access the course.

On completion a CPD certificate is generated, and you would email your certificate to PublicProtectionTraining@dumgal.gov.uk at least 4 weeks in advance.

Email PublicProtectionTraining@dumgal.gov.uk to request an attachment for step-by-step instructions on how to access the developing your trauma skilled practice 1 e-learning module. 

 

 

 

Thursday 5th September 2024

 

10.30am to 1.30pm

Introduction to Infant Mental Health

NHS Service Wee Mind Matters

10.30am to 1.30pm

This session will cover:

10.30am

  • Introduction to Wee Minds Matter
  • What is Infant Mental Health
  • What Impacts Infant Mental Health
  • Attachment
  • Attunement/ Co-Regulation

12 noon

Break: Tea and coffee available

12.30pm

  • Case Study
  • The Infant's Voice
  • Working with Infant Mental Health
  • Final reflections

 

The Chambers, Annan,

Town Hall, High Street, Annan, DG12 6AQ

Training Registration Form

 

Maximum capacity 35 participants

 

Please note: If you are successful gaining a spot we will confirm in an email. If we do not confirm your training spot, you have been unsuccessful due to our training number cap.

 
Tuesday 10th September 2024

1.30pm-4.30pm

Mentally Healthy Workplace Training for Managers

Session content:

*Benefits of a mentally healthy workplace

*Mental health problems at work

*The Management Standards (Health & Safety Executive)

*Manager's role in creating a mentally healthy workplace

 

 

To book click below: 

mhandsplearning.publichealthscotland.scot/mhwtcourse_registration.aspx?id=a3936146-16b8-4b5a-84b6-2cf20a64c281

If you have any queries about this session, please email: richard.smith5@nhs.scot or dyfrig.hywel@nhs.scot

 
Wednesday 18th September 20249.30am-12.30pm

Mentally Healthy Workplace Training for Managers

Session content:

*Benefits of a mentally healthy workplace

*Mental health problems at work

*The Management Standards (Health & Safety Executive)

*Manager's role in creating a mentally healthy workplace

Mountainhall, Dumfries

To book click below:

mhandsplearning.publichealthscotland.scot/mhwtcourse_registration.aspx?id=22d45f59-e0bf-4080-a66e-026fda4cdbaa

If you have any queries about this session, please email: richard.smith5@nhs.scot or dyfrig.hywel@nhs.scot 

 
Thursday 19th September 20249:15am - 1:30pm

Dumfries & Galloway ADP Cocaine and Psychostimulants

 

This interactive online training aims to increase awareness, knowledge and provides
an opportunity to explore current and emerging trends with psychostimulants. Harm
reduction and support strategies will be explored.


Learning Outcomes


By the end of the session participants will be able to:
• Recall the current trends and emerging trends with psychostimulants including increases
to purity, adulterants, and stimulant type NPS.
• Give an overview of the key psychostimulants in use including cocaine, amphetamines,
ecstasy, and stimulant type NPS.
• Identify recreational and problematic psychostimulant use.
• Recognise the signs and symptoms of stimulant related overdose and identify how to
respond.
• Identify effective strategies and techniques for working with psychostimulant users
including harm reduction and sleep management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online (Teams) 

Cocaine & Psychostimulants

 

 

Please email: Mariem@sdf.org.uk if you have any general queries about this event.

 

Friday 27  September 2024

9.15am-4pm

TRAUMA INFORMED TRAINING - SKILLED LEVEL 2

INTRODUCTIONS

PART 1

  • What is PTSD?  Big T and small t trauma
  • Psychological Model of PTSD - what's going on in our brain when we are faced with a traumatic experience?
  • How PTSD is maintained after the traumatic event(s)

PART 2

  • Complex trauma and the brain/body connection
  • ACEs Study
  • Threat and soothing systems in relation to complex trauma

PART 3

  • Childhood attachments and the effects of trauma in early life
  • Burnout, vicarious trauma and looking after yourself

Chambers

Ashwood House, Sun Street, Stranraer, DG9 7JJ 

Training Registration Form

 

Please note this event is capped at 30 participants and is first come, first served.

 

Important to Note: If you are successful in gaining a spot it is a requirement prior to attending the training to show evidence you have completed TURAS 'Developing your trauma skilled practice 1:understanding the impact of trauma and responding in a trauma informed way' e-learning module.

Dumfries and Galloway Council employees: The module is available on MyLearning. Log into My learning and Type 'Trauma Skilled' in the search bar.

NHS and Third sector employees: The module is available via the web addresshttps://learn.nes.nhs.scot/. You would log on/ register to access the course.

On completion a CPD certificate is generated, and you would email your certificate to PublicProtectionTraining@dumgal.gov.uk at least 4 weeks in advance.

Email PublicProtectionTraining@dumgal.gov.uk to request an attachment for step-by-step instructions on how to access the developing your trauma skilled practice 1 e-learning module. 

 
Friday 4th October 2024 

9.30am to 1.30pm

Injuries to Non-Mobile Children

This session will cover:

  • Definition of non-mobile children
  • Recognising the significance of injuries to non-mobile children & infants
  • Understand the appropriate processes to be followed for injuries to non-mobile children & infants
  • To gain an understanding of the types of injuries which can occur
  • Professional curiosity

Chambers, Ashwood House

Sun Street, Stranraer, DG9 7JJ

Training Registration Form

 

Maximum capacity 25 participants

Please note: If you are successful gaining a spot we will confirm in an email. If we do not confirm your training spot, you have been unsuccessful due to our training number cap. If you are unsuccessful there will be other opportunities in the future to attend this training.

 

 

 
Wednesday 30th October 20249:15am - 1:30pm

Dumfries & Galloway ADP Staying Alive

 

Our online training attracts attendees from a wide range of sectors and we encourage active
participation in our sessions through group discussions and by inviting individuals to offer comments
on issues relevant to their role. If you have any concerns about participating within this interactive
format please highlight this in the additional needs section of the booking form.


Overview


This course will discuss how services and practitioners can better prevent drug-related deaths. This
course will have a particular focus on identifying the needs and risks of older people aged 35 years 
and over who use substances.


Aim

To enable workers to recognise risk factors, high-risk times and support people to reduce risk of drugrelated
death.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:
• Identify individual risk factors and high-risk times for drug-related death.
• Identify ways to engage and retain people in services.
• Identify good practice to reduce drug-related death
We recommend that you complete our 'Overdose Prevention, Intervention and Naloxone'
e-learning module.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online (Teams) 

Staying Alive

 

 

Please email: Mariem@sdf.org.uk if you have any general queries about this event.

 

Tuesday 12th November 2024

2pm to 3.30pm

Trafficking Training Session

We are very pleased to announce a Trafficking awareness training session with Audrey Hand (DipHE Training & Development, B. A. Police Studies). This 1 hour and 30-minute session (12th November 2024

2pm to 3.30pm) will provide a greater understanding and identification of the issues around human trafficking (HT).

 

The session will cover:

  • The role of TARA/First Responder
  • The support provided by TARA
  • Understanding of HT and the prevalence in society
  • Identify potential indictors of HT
Online (Teams) Training Registration Form 

Tuesday 28th Janaury 2025

9:15am - 1:30pm

Dumfries & Galloway ADP Principles of Harm Reduction

 

Our online training attracts attendees from a wide range of sectors and we encourage active
participation in our sessions through group discussions and by inviting individuals to offer
comments on issues relevant to their role. If you have any concerns about participating within
this interactive format please highlight this in the additional needs section of the booking form.


This course will provide you with an awareness of the main drug related harms and
understand the principles of harm reduction.


Overview


This online training aims to increase knowledge and awareness of the key issues relating to
alcohol use in Scotland. Participants will have the opportunity to consider harm reduction and
support strategies.


Learning Outcomes


By the end of the session participants will be able to:
• Define the principles of harm reduction and understand the background.
• Recall a range of harms caused by substance use and describe harms from specific
substances.
• Identify sources of support to reduce drug related harm and be able to signpost people
who use your service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online (Teams) 

Principles of Harm Reduction

 

 

Please email: Mariem@sdf.org.uk if you have any general queries about this event.

 

During training, please be mindful that the content of some courses can be very emotive. During 2024, learning and development opportunities will be delivered either online or face to face. If your training is online this may make it more difficult for you to discuss any concerns following the training event with the facilitator in the traditional way. Please consider this when booking onto any courses, and please contact PublicProtectionTraining@dumgal.gov.uk with any concerns following the event and we will try to connect you with the facilitator or a relevant professional to deal with your concerns. 

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