A reminder that the training is completely free for all agencies that work with children, young people and families in Lancashire, is offered in venues across the county and is delivered by experienced and knowledgeable practitioners. Feedback is consistently fantastic and 100% of the 800+ attendees that have returned evaluations so far would recommend the training to colleagues.

A summary of the new courses:

  • An introduction to Early Help in Lancashire – a one-day course for anyone that works with children, young people and families in Lancashire that needs to have an understanding of what Early Help in Lancashire means. Targeted at professionals that might not need to complete an Early Help Assessment but would benefit from developing their understanding of the Early Help ethos in Lancashire, how it applies to them in their role, methods of support that affect positive change, the benefits of building positive relationships and how multi agency working can support successful early help (e.g. Teaching assistants, Nursery Staff, Room Leaders, Nursery Key Workers, Childminders, Apprentices, Out of School Club Staff, Holiday Club Staff, Voluntary Organisations, Charities, Nurture Teams and Learning Mentors).
    To book: https://clickdelegate.lancashire.gov.uk/conferenceDetails.asp?eid=7306
  • Key skills for working with children, young people and families in Lancashire – a one day course for professionals working with children and families in Lancashire that will support you to further develop and enhance your knowledge and skills when working with families. The course allows practitioners to consider the key skills required to provide support to families in effective and strength base ways, whilst also ensuring that professional boundaries are maintained.  Some of the aspects explored throughout the day include communication skills, professional challenge, reflective practice and building resilience.
    To book: https://clickdelegate.lancashire.gov.uk/conferenceDetails.asp?eid=7308
  • Understanding the Young Person’s World: working with teenagers – a 3 hour workshop focused on developing skills for working with teenagers and young people. It will further increase knowledge and understanding around adolescent development and approaches to engaging effectively with young people including those with additional needs and will support practitioners to further develop their confidence and skills in capturing the voice of the young person and their lived experience.
    To book: https://clickdelegate.lancashire.gov.uk/conferenceDetails.asp?eid=7309
  • The impact of Domestic Abuse on Children – a 3 hour workshop to support professionals to increase their awareness and understanding of the impact that Domestic Abuse has on children and young people’s lives.  This includes exploring the physical, psychological and emotional effects which can be long lasting.  It will also explore the impact domestic abuse has on parenting.  Information about resources and specialist sources of support for children and their families will also be shared.
    To book: https://clickdelegate.lancashire.gov.uk/conferenceDetails.asp?eid=7307


These are in addition to our existing offer around Early Help Assessment training, the role of the Lead Professional and the TAF, the voice of the child, gaining consent and engagement, analysis in the context of the early help assessment, an introduction to Motivational Interviewing.


You can see a full catalogue of the training on offer by visiting the Early Help Training for Practitioners pages on the Lancashire County Council website at: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/practitioners/training/early-help-training-for-practitioners/


If you would like to discuss anything further you can contact the team on earlyhelptraining@lancashire.gov.uk