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New OSCB courses for 2024

Date: Thursday, 18th Jan 2024 | Category: General

Please check out some new safeguarding courses for 2024 on our website via the OSCB Events List

Children Heard and Seen; Introduction to Parental Imprisonment

FACE TO FACE Course Overview

An introduction to the issue of the impact of parental imprisonment.

Children impacted by parental imprisonment are largely invisible; there is no statutory mechanism to identify who or where they are; resulting in children being left without the appropriate support.

This training will equip participants to be more informed about the issue and to be parental imprisonment curious, as a minimum. It is delivered by trainers from ‘Children Heard and Seen’ – an Oxford based charity supporting families who are impacted by parental imprisonment.

By the end of the training, you will have increased your understanding of the number of children impacted; the negative impacts and what can be done to mitigate them.

Aims and Objectives:

  • Have an increased knowledge of parental imprisonment
  • Sense checked your own understanding and unconscious bias
  • Understand the impact of parental imprisonment
  • Have explored the reasons why some children do not have contact with the parent in prison
  • Have explored the process of imprisonment and its impact on children through arrest, visits, community and release
  • Understand the impact of media coverage of the parents’ crime on their children
  • Understand the interventions offered by ‘Children Heard and Seen’

Intended Participants:

All colleagues who are a potential touch point for children impacted by parental imprisonment.

Child Exploitation

FACE TO FACE Course Overview

Aim – To explore a shared understanding of exploitation within the national and local landscape

Objectives – By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of exploitation and its prevalence across Oxfordshire
  • Have the skills to identify exploitation and be able to engage with young people about their concerns with confidence
  • Identify how young people may present in different situations where they are victims of exploitation, including what their behaviour might be showing us
  • Understand our legal duty under the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) to report any concerns of modern slavery and the referral process in Oxfordshire