Safeguarding
Courses & Training.

Breaking The Cycle offer a wide range of innovative, engaging high quality courses created around Safeguarding. All of our course can be delivered both face to face and virtually.

Safeguarding Courses.

Breaking The Cycle has years of direct experience managing high risk safeguarding matters and we seek to share our knowledge and increase participants confidence with an aim of improving outcomes in a more proactive way.

We wish to reduce the number of safeguarding issues using evidence-based models including Signs of Safety, Social Pedagogy, and the Internal/External Locus of Control in a manner which utilises Positive Risk to empower and develop the individual.

Our training can cover a range of levels for Safeguarding, Signs of Safety and Professional Boundaries in order to ensure your service is inspection ready and delivers great outcomes.

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Overview of our courses.

individuals at Risk of Sexual Exploitation

Course Overview

Breaking The Cycle has designed this package to raise awareness of the issues surrounding children at risk of sexual exploitation and how adults in a caring role can understand and react. The course will provide parents, carers and staff with a clear understanding of the dysfunctional cycles that lead to this behaviour and the psychological and bio-medical elements that impact on it. For participants it will also increase confidence and knowledge to facilitate much more effective and holistic risk management and treatment.
The course aims to demystify what can be considered a complex process and provide staff with the confidence to manage issues of sexual exploitation and be clear on what action is required to manage risk effectively in a holistic, social pedagogic fashion.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what Sexual Exploitation is.
  • What might cause a young person to indulge in such risky behaviour.
  • Explore ways that carers might be able to help a young person to control their behaviour.
  • Identify other available, useful and helpful resources
  • Understand the role that Social Pedagogy can assist in building holistic meaningful relationships.
motivational interviewing

Course Overview

Motivational Interviewing offers a directive, person-centred approach to counselling to assist individuals achieve successful change in behaviour. The course aims at recognising ambivalence and assist in overcoming the blocks to change through encouraging self-motivation and individual planning. The course promotes mutuality and respect and is backed with clear research which demonstrates positive outcomes proven to be even more successful when a person is encouraged to plan for their own change.

Most plans for change focus, predominantly on the External Locus of Control, whereas Motivational interviewing offers an opportunity to consider the Internal Locus of Control and as such assist in developing long term change.

This proven method of supporting change provides a none threating style of communication which will be supported with an introduction to Solution Focussed Therapy.

Learning Outcomes

  • An introduction to the history and research which underpins Motivational Interviewing.
  • Understanding the Key Four Interaction Skills (OARS).
  • Considering the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Putting the principles together, participants will reflect upon the DEAR’S of Motivational Interviewing culminating in the formal process providing measurable person-centred planning.
  • Using clear methods, professionals will consider the added merit of planning for change in a manner which is inspection ready and valuable to the individual.
  • An introduction to the Internal/ External Locus of Control and how this assist in understanding behaviour and work towards change.
  • Participants will devise an effective intervention plan using Solution Focussed Planning.
Hoarding and self neglect

Course Overview

This course has been developed to provide learners with knowledge of Hoarding as a disorder and the complex impacts of self-neglect as a safeguarding category. The course will look at the different ways living with a Hoarding disorder impacts on individuals and others in their social networks. In addition, self-neglect will be explored considering the difference between self-neglect and a lifestyle choice and how best to encourage a mutual plan in order to work towards better outcomes.   

It considers the benefits of early intervention in promoting mental health and well–being and will focus on supporting learners to develop a deeper understanding of the solution-based therapies available.

This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:

  • Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and DVD clips.

This course has been developed and mapped to:

  • British Psychological Society – A Psychological Perspective on Hoarding – DCP Good Practice Guidelines.
  • Skills for Care – The Common Core Principles to support good mental health and wellbeing in adult social care.
  • Safeguarding definition of Self-Neglect and the following QCF unit: Understanding Mental Health Problems.

Learning Outcomes

  • What is Hoarding?
  • Understanding Comorbidity
  • Manifestations of Hoarding
  • Impact of Hoarding on the individual
  • What is Self-Neglect?
  • How to assess risk and plan in an effective manner
  • How to encourage a mutual response to positive outcomes
Children's Safeguarding / signs of safety

Course Overview
Breaking The Cycle can design a bespoke package to cover all areas of safeguarding including those at risk of sexual exploitation, trafficking and simply the risk of avoiding negative outcomes for all. This course will explore initial assessments and how they feed into risk management plans. This training culminates in how to devise an effective exit plan which is person-centred and works towards successful outcomes addressing medium and long term safeguarding concerns as well as managing short term risk. Safeguarding management, effective planning and assessment are key to success for all organisations and any plans should seek to empower professionals to make decisions which fit with ‘defensible decision making’ and effective practice utilising a multi-agency approach. This training will provide participants with an understanding of Social Pedagogy and how to underpin these principles within the areas of assessment, risk safeguarding and exit planning. The success of such an approach can be evidenced in many areas of Europe and has been adopted nationally through organisations such as Derbyshire Looked After Children. This course aims to provide professionals with the skills and tools to confidently manage such a challenging area of business and is built upon reflective practice to enable positive outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Introduction to Social Pedagogy and person-centered assessment
  • Understanding the principles of effective safeguarding management and defensible decision making
  • Developing effective exit plans which aim to develop the internal Locus of Control
  • Gaining an appreciation of risk models and principles which can be embedded into current organisa-tional processes and procedures
  • To recognise the key signs of Sexual Exploitation and trafficking in order to develop strategies for change
  • To understand how the internal and external Locus of Control model is used to enhance risk man-agement tools
adults safeguarding

Course Overview

This course will provide participants with a working knowledge of local safeguarding adults policy, procedures, and systems.  It will ensure participants understand what good safeguarding practice is and give them confidence to complete local safeguarding documentation to a high standard.

This course is designed to cover key areas of Safeguarding including identifying and responding to key concerns and how understanding and managing risk effectively can improve outcomes in all key areas. The course will also specifically explore the issue of Neglect and reflect on Serious Case Reviews highlighting this as a key area of improvement regarding the main categories of safeguarding.

This course will explore initial assessments and how they feed into risk management plans and safeguarding responses. This training also considers how person-centred practice works towards successful outcomes addressing medium and long-term safeguarding concerns as well as managing short term risk. It is important to empower professionals to make decisions which fit with ‘defensible decision making’ and effective practice utilising a multi-agency approach.

Staff will reflect upon the issue of managing disclosures in a professional and appropriate manner whilst ensuring the person is heard, supported and records are kept.

This course aims to provide professionals with the skills and tools to confidently manage such a challenging area of business and is built upon reflective practice to enable positive outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know how to access the Safeguarding Principles and Approaches in line with The Care Act 2014.
  • Know how to access national and local safeguarding adult procedures and guidance.
  • Understand local safeguarding adult policy, procedure, and systems.
  • Be equipped with the necessary knowledge to document safeguarding adult records and forms in accordance with the local policy and procedure and relevant internal guidance.
  • Understand and use all aspects of the local policy and procedures and what is required to make effective safeguarding adults enquiries.
  • Be able to participate in the processes of the planning meetings and discussions in order to assist and carry out enquiries of allegations of abuse.
  • Be competent and confident to complete safeguarding adult paperwork.
  • Be competent in making safeguarding personal and the interface with positive risk taking and complex case management.
  • Reinforce good case recording.
modern day slavery & trafficking

Course Overview

This course is designed to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking and your role and responsibilities.
We seek to raise awareness for how you can contribute to fighting modern slavery in the UK and what support is available for modern slavery victims and consider how this impacts upon safeguarding and capacity.

This course has been designed using official guidance and legislation from the following sources:

  • The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
  • UK Government Modern Slavery Booklet
  • National Referral Mechanism Guidance
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • NSPCC Child Sexual Exploitation Guidance

Learning Outcomes

  • To raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking.
  • To understand your role and responsibilities in tackling modern slavery.
  • To understand how you can contribute to fighting modern slavery in the UK.
  • To understand what support is available for modern slavery victims.
  • To consider how this impacts upon safeguarding and capacity.

Testimonials

“I now feel much more confident in dealing with such a complex and difficult area”

Youth Offending Service Case Manager

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