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If you are worried about a child for any reason, contact MASH on 020 8489 4470.

If you are making a referral: MashReferral@haringey.gov.uk

If you are calling between 5pm and 9am weekdays or anytime at the weekend, call the Emergency out-of-hours duty team on 020 8489 0000.

If you or a child is in immediate danger you should always phone 999.


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Please use referral form for the LADO:

Contact LADO:

Email: LADO@haringey.gov.uk
T. 020 8489 2968

All allegations should be reported without delay to:

Haringey's Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
2nd Floor River Park House
N22 8HQ

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Professional Training

Current Training Calendar 2021/22

HSCP Annual Report Launch +

  • The launch will highlight the impact of our collective efforts on the lives of children and families across the Partnership
  • hear insights on key trends and developments across the Partnership
  • Learn about HSCPs strategy for the coming year
  • Hear directly from children and young people on how the work impacted their lives and how they are involved to improve services
  • Hear from colleagues how the HSCP supports them to make a real different to t he children and families they work with
  • Learn about recommendations from local and national safeguarding practice reviews
  • Understand how the HSCP can support you in your work as well as multi-agency training on offer.

Target Audience: All supporters, Councillors/Lead Members, Police, Children's Social Care and Managers, Early Years & Early Help Intervention Practitioners, IRO's, CSE Services, Education & Academics, Commissioners of Children's Services, Youth Justice Service, Probation & Criminal Justice and all Health professionals including Mental Health, Adult Services, Perinatal Mental Health, Voluntary Sector and Faith Community, Accident & Emergency Services, Health Visitors, School Nurses, Foster Carers.

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Child and Teenage Neglect Training (Level 3+) +

What is neglect and why is it important that we understand and know how to recognise it?

What does research tell us?

What are some of the key causes of neglect?

What are the key consequences of neglect?

How can we help and support families?

How can we safeguard children and young people, including teenagers (often a 'neglected' group)?

This is a Level 3+ course

Target audience: All Staff who work with children, young people and/or parents/ carers and have potential to contribute to the child-protection process

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Contextual Safeguarding (practice session) +

  • Summarise the evidence-base on adolescent development and extra-familial harm that underpins a Contextual Safeguarding approach .
  • Guide participants to explore this evidence base further through an interactive case study activity in which they build a contextual understanding of extra-familial harm .
  • Introduce the component parts of the Contextual Safeguarding Framework and support practitioners to identify how they apply to the interactive case study
  • Explain the two-levels of a Contextual Safeguarding approach, and identify resources on the Contextual Safeguarding network that support the implementation of each level.

The learning outcomes:

  • By attending the session participants will:
  • Understand the contextual dynamics of extra-familial harm and how these interact with adolescent development
  • Recognise the core features of a Contextual Safeguarding approach
  • Begin to identify key resource they can use to develop Contextual Safeguarding approaches through their individual practice and in their teams

Target Audience: Currently available for audiences in children’s social care, youth justice, voluntary sector, education, sports organisations and multi-agency safeguarding partnerships

Target audience: All Staff who work with children, young people and/or parents/ carers and have potential to contribute to the child-protection process

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CSE/CCE Awareness +

Learning outcomes.

At the end of the session we aim for you to have an awareness on the following:

  1. Definition of CSE
  2. Models of CSE, vulnerabilities and indicators.
  3. MACE and the Exploitation panel
  4. Referral process
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Early Recognition and Management of Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations (PP) +

Course Aims: To outline the dynamics underlying FII so as to enable professionals to recognise and manage PP and FII, and to minimise harm.

Learning objectives:

  • How to recognise alerting signs to possible FII
  • How respond to alerting signs
  • Distinguishing between the need for immediate protection and a more open and measured approach
  • Implementing a protective, rehabilitation plan
  • When to refer to Children’s social care
  • Multidisciplinary work with the centrality of the paediatric role

Target audience: Community and hospital health care professionals including Paediatricians, GPs, child & adolescent mental health professionals. Social workers. Education staff. Professionals working in child protection

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Introduction to Alcohol Awareness +

  • How to identify risky drinking & conduct healthy conversations about alcohol.
  • Identify wider impacts to all members of the family.
  • Introduction to the Audit C Tool, how and when to use.
  • Tips and tricks on offering brief advice.
  • Attain an overview of Insightful families, detailing the support available to families who are worried about Alcohol.
  • Discuss referral pathways and additional support.
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Learning from Serious Case Reviews +

Learning outcomes:

  1. What is a SCR?
  2. What is the impact on your work?
  3. Learning points from SCR's nationwide
  4. Learning points from local SCR's
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Neglect Learning +

  • What is neglect and what does it look like?
  • How does neglect impact long term on the health and development of children
  • Listening to the voice of the child
  • Barriers and challenges to working with neglect
  • How can we make a difference?
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Parental Drug Misuse +

  • Awareness of how parental substance misuse impacts on children
  • Profile of drug use in Haringey
  • Services available
  • Referral process
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Prevent Training +

The WRAP training is designed by HM Government for any staff, front line staff, managers and specialised employees who are based in any of the listed “specified authorities”:

  • Local authorities
  • Schools and Registered Childcare Providers (excluding higher and further education)
  • Further education
  • Higher education
  • The Health Sector
  • Prisons and probation (including under 18 secure environments)
  • The Police

People subject to the Prevent duty will be expected to demonstrate activity in the following areas:

  • assessing the risk of children being drawn into terrorism.
  • demonstrate that they are protecting children and young people from being drawn into terrorism by having robust safeguarding policies.
  • ensure that their safeguarding arrangements take into account the policies and procedures of the Local Safeguarding Children Board.
  • make sure that staff have training that gives them the knowledge and confidence to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism, and to challenge extremist ideas which can be used to legitimise terrorism
  • expected to ensure children are safe from terrorist and extremist material when accessing the internet

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Prevent Duty and the statutory responsibilities to keep individuals safe
  • Understand how Prevent fits into the institution’s wider safeguarding responsibilities
  • Understand why some people are able to influence and manipulate others to commit crimes
  • Identify behaviours that would give us cause for concern, how and when to make a referral and the intervention provided, the channel process
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Safeguarding Level 3 +

This training is suitable for child protection leads and those responsible for child protection across the Haringey Safeguarding Children Partnership.

  • Explore differences between roles and responsibilities
  • Signs of Safety Model
  • Learn about and understand the child protection process
  • Explore thresholds in child protection
  • Explore & understand children’s needs within a safeguarding context
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Safer Recruitment +

Course Aims:

  • Advert writing
  • Job description development
  • Application process
  • Shortlisting process
  • Interview process
  • Checks and appointment
  • References
  • Induction process
  • Supporting staff to review policies and procedures

Learning objectives :

  • Support organisations to recruit and maintain a safe children’s workforce
  • Ensure that safer recruitment extends to safer practice

Target audience:

  • Supervisors & Managers
  • HR professionals
  • Interview panel members
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SCR Workshop +

The learning event will be opened by the HSCP Independent Chair, David Archibald and speakers will include senior Leaders across the Partnership.

Target Group: This half day workshop is aimed at practitioners and managers in Children’s Services, health providers, education, voluntary, independent and other relevant agencies who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.

Course Aim: To provide participants with the opportunity to explore learning from serious case reviews and learning reviews. This will include findings from local investigations and will consider the implications for local practice in Haringey across the Safeguarding Children’s Partnership.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the workshop participants will have:

  • Considered lessons from serious case reviews, learning reviews and the implications for practice
  • Examined information sharing in a multi-agency context
  • Gained an understanding of roles and responsibilities of organisations and practitioners in effective collaboration to safeguard children and young people
  • Considered barriers to taking learning into practice
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Signs of Safety half day briefing sessions +

Dates: 22nd November 2021 & 11th February 2022 9am - 1pm

Key principles:

  • Case conferences and how SoS is applied
  • Review of SoS and case example (Danger Statement & Safety Goals and developing questions)
  • Referrals
  • An overview of Key tools

Learning objectives:

  • Will have an appreciation of everybody’s worries, what is working well and what next needs to happen
  • A greater sense of the use of SoS as part of working practice case conferences and children’s reviews
  • Considered the crucial questions in making referrals, what and how to get the best response in a timely way
  • Discussed and defined the behaviours that is expected from everyone using SoS principles
  • Had the opportunity to voice their concerns, important of Scaling judgements

Target audience:

Community and hospital health care professionals including Paediatricians, GPs, health visitors, school nurses, child & adolescent mental health professionals.  Safer schools officers, Police, Early Help staff, Community Safety staff, Connected communities, Schools DSLs,. Early Years DSLs.  Professionals working in child protection.

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Social Care Thresholds +

This workshop is for newly qualified social workers, health visitors, school nurses, safeguarding leads and police working in Haringey.

By the end of the session participants will have an understanding of:

  • Our role and responsibility within a safeguarding context
  • Awareness of the child protection process
  • Re-enforce the Signs of Safety model in practice
  • Thresholds and risk assessment
  • Keeping the child the focus of the work
  • Keeping safe
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Understanding Domestic Abuse (Level 1) +

  • Introduction to domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women and girls
  • understanding coercive and controlling behaviour
  • signs of abuse
  • Responding safely to disclosures
  • signposting to VAWG service

    Who should attend:  Any front line worker

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    Understanding the impact of Domestic Abuse & how myths about DA lead to victim-blaming (Level 2) +


    • Impact of domestic abuse on a victim/survivor
    • Impact on children
    • Trauma and the brain
    • How myths about domestic abuse lead to victim-blaming
    • how to challenge myths to improve practice

    Attendees will need to have attended some basic DV Awareness training prior to this, such as level 1 DA VAWG training

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