Sefton LSCB’s new training course ‘Working with Young People’s Substance Use’ (9am-4pm, Thursday 25th May 2017)

Sefton LSCB’s new training course ‘Working with Young People’s Substance Use’  will take place on 25th May 2017 between 9am-4pm at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre (CLAC) in Waterloo.

Presented by: Sefton SMASH Team : Coleen Lunt & Jo Williams

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This course will explore a number of issues and responses relating to young people and substance use

Aims of the training:
• To inform staff of their responsibilities in responding to substance use
• To facilitate a more comprehensive awareness in partner agencies of young people’s drug and alcohol use
• To enable partner agencies to have more confidence in identifying and working with young people who use drugs and alcohol at the appropriate level
• Identify the reasons why young people choose to use substances
• Introduce some of the theoretical models that can be used when working with Young People
• Understand the risk factors for problematic substance use
• Feel confident having a conversation with a young person that is focused around their drug/alcohol use with specific aim of reducing harm
• Learn effective techniques to work with young people around substance use
• For partner agencies to have a better understanding of how to use some models for lower level interventions in their own practice
• To enable delegates to have a greater understanding of the links between individual experiences, environment and drug and alcohol use
• To encourage more appropriate multi-agency working and understand the referral route to SMASH services

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Free Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Knowledge Twilight Workshops (January & March 2017)

Sefton CVS will be running a free Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Knowledge workshop in January and March 2017.

The workshop aims are:

  • To increase knowledge and ability to recognise signs and indicators of CSE
  • To improve confidence to respond to CSE in line with Sefton procedures in order to protect children
  • To improve appropriate information sharing by the VCFS in order to protect children experiencing CSE and assist Merseyside Police in their prosecution of offenders where appropriate.

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If you are interested in attending one of the free sessions, please complete this booking form (click here), and return to