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Learning and Development

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

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

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 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.

 

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.  

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

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.