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The SAFE Project e-learning

SAFE e-learning courses aim to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals and family-based carers (foster carers and kinship carers) who provide care and support to unaccompanied and separated children in Europe.

SAFE e-learning courses are developed to address the learning needs of:

  • Family-based carers (commonly referred as foster carers and kinship carers): those who look after unaccompanied and separated children as their primary carers.
  • Care professionals: those who work with unaccompanied and separated children, such as social workers, childcare/youth workers, psychologists, law practitioners, non-profit organisation professionals/volunteers etc..
  • Additionally, SAFE e-learning courses maybe useful for a wide range of professionals and individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge on the issues related to unaccompanied and separated children in Europe.

Home Office Prevent e-learning

This e-learning has been developed by HM Government following consultation with a range of individuals and organisations. It has benefitted from the feedback of teachers, local authority officials, community-based groups, youth workers and many others.

This is free training that offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves.

Home Office free e-learning course on FGM 

The Home Office provides a free e-learning course on FGM, hosted via Virtual College.

The duration of this course is approximately 1-2 hours – the length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You do not have to complete all the training in one session and can proceed as quickly or as slowly as you like. After completing all of the training material you will be able to take the online assessment which consists of 15 questions (taken at random from a database) and has a pass mark of 1%. Once you have undertaken all of the activities, passed the online assessment and completed the relevant evaluation you will be able to download and print your certificate, please make sure that your name is correct as this will appear on your certificate.

NSPCC Learning

The NSPCC has launched NSPCC Learning, a website with the latest child protection and safeguarding news, information and training. The website brings together information and resources for professionals working in safeguarding and child protection in one central point including: the latest research, child protection statistics, leaflets, practical guidance, briefings and evaluations; and information on key topics including resources to keep children safe in schools and colleges.

There is a cost to their online training.

Research in Practice Podcasts

Research In Practice have published a series of free Podcasts aimed at anyone working within social care, or people who have an interest in prevalent issues for the sector. The resource offers individuals a flexible and accessible way of learning. Each episode will explore a different topic related to the key themes outlined in their Delivery Programme.

Domestic Abuse Training/Webinars/e-learning

The Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership and some partner agencies offer training to public agency and voluntary sector professionals working within the domestic abuse field.

Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences Early Trauma Online Learning

What does the online learning cover?
• An Introduction to Aces
• Brain Development in the Early Years
• The Impact of Childhood Adversity
• Social, Health and Community Impacts of ACEs Early Trauma
• Protective Factors
• Looking at ACEs Through a Trauma Informed Lens
• Building Resilience

This resource has been commissioned by the Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner West Midlands and is funded through the Home Office Early Intervention Youth Fund.

Who is this for? Practitioners, professionals and volunteers who work with children, young people and their families.

Duration: Approximately 50 minutes.

Cost: Free. This course has been funded by the Home Office Early Intervention Fund.

Access Details: https://www.acesonlinelearning.com/

Action on ACES eLearning

The e-learning aims to raise awareness of the science of ACEs and resilience in order provide the information to communities, organisations and individuals to allow you to take action.
The e-learning is to provide a introduction to those who want to learn about the science and impact of ACEs because of your professional or personal role, learn about what you can do take action on ACEs and a practical resource to further knowledge or to come back to at a later date.

Who is this for? Suitable for everyone working in health, mental health, education, police, local government, or with children and young people including parents and caregivers as well as those working in early years education and childminders. It’s also useful for communities and organisations who want to know more about how traumatic experiences can affect individuals and communities.

Duration: Approximately 15 minutes (without playing the videos) and 45 minutes with the videos.

Cost: Free. This course is provided by This learning has been created by Action on ACEs Gloucestershire and funded by Gloucestershire County Council Early Years Service.

Access Details: https://www.actionaces.org/aces-elearning/

COVID-19: Psychological First Aid

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is the globally recommended training for supporting people during emergencies and offers guidance on delivering psychosocial care in the immediate aftermath of the emergency event.

On this course, you’ll explore the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do to help people cope.

The course will teach you the key principles of giving psychological first aid in emergencies.
This course has been produced by Public Health England and is based on international guidance from the World Health Organisation, United Nations and partners.

Who is this for? Aimed at frontline or essential workers and volunteers dealing with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. You do not have to be a specialist to deliver PFA. Many people in helping roles will already be delivering PFA without realising it. Those who may benefit from this training include: health and social care staff, first responders e.g. police, ambulance, firefighters, frontline public-sector staff e.g. working in housing and employment services, essential workers e.g. those working in food delivery, funeral care, sanitation, community leaders and groups, volunteers, supervisors and managers supporting staff or volunteers.

Those working with children and young people may benefit from more specific training, such as MindEd.

Duration: 3 weeks long with 1 hour learning per week, however you can complete this course at your own pace.

Cost: Free. This course is funded by Public Health England.

Access Details: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/psychological-first-aid-covid-19

Research in Practice Trauma Training

Research in Practice is a specialist social care learning and development provider which provides learning and development support and opportunities for organisations and practitioners working with children and families, young people, and adults.

HCC currently holds a licence with Research in Practice for a number of workshops each year and plans to request their Trauma workshops for HCC Adult Services staff.

Current online learning includes:

  • Trauma-informed practice with children, young people and their families: Using a Trauma Informed Approach with Families with Complex Needs
  • Bereavement and loss during COVID-19: What does good organisational practice and staff support look like? Delivered by Karen Treisman this webinar will consider what support mechanisms teams and organisations in the social care sector can put in place to support their workforce facing bereavement and loss during and after the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Cost: Free

Access Details: https://www.researchinpractice.org.uk/all/topics/trauma/

Rockpool ABC of Trauma Introduction & Awareness (Tier 1)

The ABC of Trauma Introduction and Awareness course is CPD accredited. It is a half-day event that supports delegates to understand trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress and its impact on individuals and explores how we can support clients to build resilience and protective factors to mitigate ACEs. The training will also support delegates to understand trauma informed practice.

Aims of the Training

  • To inspire and motivate the workforce to adapt their interactions with people through trauma informed practice
  • For professionals to have a better awareness of how trauma from early age manifests itself in behaviour and life choices of children, young people and adults
  • To gain awareness on the links between trauma, attachment, behaviour and triggers
  • To improve awareness of developmental trauma, toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences
  • To have an awareness of neuroscience research in relation to trauma
  • To have an awareness of the principles and practices of trauma informed approaches
  • To have an awareness of the impact of vicarious trauma

Topics Covered

  • Trauma
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Toxic stress
  • Neuroscience research
  • Trauma-informed working
  • Resilience and protective factors

Duration: Half Day

Cost: Free. This course is provided by local Trauma Informed Educators


Amendments and Feedback
If you have participated in any of the above TRAUMA training and wish to provide some feedback for us to share with other Colleagues, or you have participated in another programme, which is not currently listed. Please contact Graham Thomas or Carole Sweeney:

Graham Thomas

Education Partnership Manager (Hampshire Constabulary)
Email: graham.thomas@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

Carole Sweeney

Education Partnership Manager (Hampshire Constabulary)
Email: carole.sweeney@hampshire.pnn.police.uk