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Safeguarding Adolescents

Why is the BHSCP providing this course?

This training focuses on the particular issues around working with the adolescents and their families, looking at how support and intervention can be offered. It will consider the local service provision, including the adolescent Social Work Pod, and how this impacts on the safeguarding of young people in Brighton & Hove. There will be input from various professionals, considering aspects of adolescent attachment & neglect, risky behaviour and vulnerability to exploitation, and diversion methods to avoid young people moving into the criminal justice system

Target Audience:

Members of staff, who work predominantly with children, young people and their families, parents or carers, and who could potentially contribute to the assessment, intervention and reviewing the safeguarding needs for a child or young person, where there are safeguarding concerns, and or potential risks.

Learning outcomes:

  • During this session you will:
  • Consider the local issues relating to safeguarding adolescents.
  • Explore the concept of adolescent thinking and attachment.
  • Think about how to engage/interact with an adolescent service user.
  • Consider how young people are drawn into criminality, and how they could be steered away from this path.
  • Discuss safety in the digital world; sexting, cyber bullying, pornography, illegal images.


BHSCP courses for April and May 2024 are now live and can be booked via the Learning Zone platform and courses for the rest of the year will be live on Learning Zone by the end of April 2024. Agency Leads have been contacted requesting account information requirements for professionals who will require a Learning Zone account to view and book training from April.  Once an account has been created for individuals they will receive an activation email from the Learning Zone.  If you need a Learning Zone account and haven’t yet requested one please email .

Training is free for Children’s Services staff, school staff, foster carers, community/voluntary sector groups, BHCC contracted organisations in Children’s Services, statutory health organisations, police and probation and all early years (including private early years) who are working in Brighton & Hove. For private organisations and those working outside the city the cost is £120.

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