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Information about our upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Safeguarding taster sessions that take place over video call. These sessions are available to everyone. There is no need to book a place and they are free to attend. At the time of the webinar, click on the Zoom link at the day/time of the event to join the call. 

Safeguarding of Children Under 1's

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Domestic Abuse

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Webinar Recordings

We have added recordings of the previous webinars in case you missed the live event or if you want to view the session again or share with your colleagues.

Perinatal Mental Health

Recorded: Monday 18th October 2021

Presenter(s): Leanne Ellaway, Social Work Lead and Jools Granville

Description: This webinar aims to offer understanding surrounding the role of the perinatal mental health team, why the team exists and how to refer. It also offers insight into interventions, how to increase awareness of risk factors and 'red flags' and how to identify good practice as well as what to avoid.

This webinar will also offer opportunity to listen to someone with lived experience.

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Safeguarding Young Men & Boys

Recorded: Tuesday 5th October 2021

Presenter(s): Calum Paton, Education Inclusion Manager, Bristol City Council

Description: This webinar is designed to inform and educate professionals working in the local Bristol area on how to work with young men and boys experiencing extra-familial harm. The webinar aims to provide an understanding of contextual safeguarding and the range of extra-familial harm that young men and boys experience in Bristol. The webinar also aims to detail examples of the appropriate interventions that are undertaken to support and safeguard them. 


Presentation slides and recording coming soon.

Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage 

Recorded: Tuesday 7th September 2021

Presenter(s): Sabeena Pirooz, ​Director of the Sky Project –  a charity that is actively working to reduce the number of forced marriage cases in and around Bristol and the South West and DCI Larisa Hunt, the police lead for Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage from Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

An understanding of what Honour Based Abuse is and the signs to look for. A chance for professionals to understand the complexity and risk of Honour Based Abuse cases, know what to do and what not to do and helpful tips for safeguarding victims and families. A chance also to learn about misconceptions around forced marriage including the difference between an arranged marriage and a forced marriage, learn how to safeguard in these cases, understand the law and the benefit of Forced Marriage Protection Orders.

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Recorded: Tuesday 3rd August 2021

Presenter: Michele Winter, Independent Social Worker, Trainer & SAR Reviewer

What is self-neglect and how does it affect? Looking at how to recognise self neglect and what the indicators might be. Thinking about what might be the causes and ways of working with individuals who self-neglect.

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Hate Crime

Recorded on 19th July 2021

Presented by Michele Winter - Independent Social Worker, Trainer & SAR Reviewer

An overview of what Hate Crime is, how it impacts individuals and models of interventions around how to tackle Hate Crime in your community and which Bristol based services can provide help and other resources.

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Mind your Language 

Recorded on 6th July 2021

Presented by Jo Ritchie, Advanced Social Worker - CSE and Rachel Hayhow, Advanced Social Worker - Practice Development.

An understanding of CSE, the language we use and how we can actively support children and young people affected by CSE with the use of accurate terminology.

Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse – Understanding, Recognition and Response

Recorded on 6th July 2021

Presented by Dr Michelle Cutland

An overview of the evidence and research around disclosures of CSA by children and young people as well as providing practical advice on how to respond and receive disclosures from children and young people in a range of settings.

This will be of use to any frontline practitioner in education, health, social care, police and voluntary sector organisations.

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Child Sexual Exploitation

Recorded on 12th May 2021

Presented by Jo Ritchie, CSE Advanced Social Worker at Bristol City Council

''The warning signs were all there but no one noticed'' - Recognising and Responding to Child Sexual Exploitation.

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Learning from Bristol Rapid Reviews

Recorded on 26th March 2021

Presented by Becky Lewis, Strategic Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service Manager at Bristol City Council and Rebecca Dible, Project Officer at Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership

A look at the 12 Rapid Reviews that have taken place in Bristol in the last 20 months.

Bristol’s Safer Options Approach to Extra Familial Harm & Violence Reduction

Recorded on 15th December 2020

Presented by Becky Lewis, Strategic Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service Manager, Bristol City Council & Charlene Richardson, Safer Options Coordinator, Bristol City Council

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Supporting Women & Girls with Learning Disabilities and Autism who experience Sexual Violence

Recorded on 9th December 2020

Presented by Georgina Huntley, Service Development Support Worker for Women with Learning Disabilities and Autism, Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS)

Resource Template - Safety Plan

Responding to Harmful Sexual Behaviour - Bristol's Multi Agency Protocol  

Recorded on 7th December 2020         

Presented by Alice Hunt, Be Safe Service & Larisa Hunt, Avon & Somerset Police

A presentation that gives an introduction to working with children and young people who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour.

It’s never too late: a spotlight on older women who have experienced sexual violence

Recorded on 26th November 2020

Presented by Lisa Durston -  Service Development Project Officer, Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS)

A presentation of learnings from the organisation, challenging some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding older women and sexual violence that may prevent them from disclosing or seeking support for their experiences. As well as covering possible signs to look out for and what you can do to support the older women you may work with.

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ACE's - Trauma Informed Practice in Criminal Justice

Recorded on 16th November 2020

Presented by Kiernan McCartan, Associate Professor of Criminology at University of the West of England.

An exploration of ACE's and trauma, as well as their impact on developmental and life-course criminology and psychology. Looking at the impact of trauma, learning from research and practice and how trauma informed practice can be used in the community when working with individuals who have offended.

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Child Criminal Exploitation "It was hard to escape"

Recorded on 20th October 2020

Presented by Becky Lewis, Strategic Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service Manager at Bristol City Council

A briefing on the findings of the national review into safeguarding children at risk of criminal exploitation that was published earlier this year by the national Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel. The webinar explored the key themes from the review and what they mean for practice and systems in Bristol.

Watch the Child Criminal Exploitation Webinar on YouTube

The Child Death Review Process: your role in the joint agency response

Recorded on 16th October 2020

Presented by Dr Mary Gainsborough, DCI Larisa Hunt, DI Kristina Windsor and Dr Sarah Dawkins

This webinar provides background, guidance and decision making for health professionals, police and social care staff involved in the Joint Agency Response to a child death, with the aim to enable staff to fulfill their role in the process.

Watch the Child Death Review Process Webinar on YouTube

The Role of the LADO

Managing Allegations 

Recorded on 17th September 2020

Presented by Nicola Laird, Bristol LADO

Learning about the role and function of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) ensures that everyone takes the appropriate actions when a concern is raised about staff or volunteers. This session will provide a practical guide to what the LADO does, when they need to be involved and why their role is so important in keeping children and young people safe. This is particularly useful for anyone who manages staff or volunteers.

Watch the Role of the LADO Webinar on YouTube

100 Days of Solitude

The impact on adult mental health of the covid-19 crisis

Recorded on 10th September 2020

Presented by Adam Deuchars (AMHS, FIF, E/C & North)

Adam discusses the possible implications of the impact on adult mental health of the Covid-19 crisis. Looking at both short term and long term mental health affected by the above including our own and the individuals you might work with.

Watch the 100 Days of Solitude Webinar on YouTube

Formulating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) within Domestic Violence and Abuse

A practical grasp of how PTSD affects the mind and how to work around it

Recorded on 20th August 2020

Presented by Kathryn Antrobus, Adult Mental Health Specialist

It is thought that breaking down a mental health presentation into what is known as a formulation, can identify many useful tools and interventions which will vary depending on your role. PTSD can be particularly daunting. By learning how it functions and how it is maintained, it is hoped you will be better armed with more resources and more confidence with your supportive roles.

Watch the Formulating PTSD within Domestic Abuse and Violence Webinar on YouTube