Virtual L&D Programme 2021 to 2022

Welcome to the London Borough of Sutton's multi-agency learning and development site for the Adults and Children Health and Social care workforce and the wider Safeguarding and SEND partnership. The class room based training remains on hold due to the Covid-19 situation and see above for pages to access adults, children, fostercare, SEND and e-learning.

All face-to-face sessions will be 2-3 hour and delivered virtually on zoom - a link will be emailed to you nearer to the date. To register to book a session click on the link or go to the online booking system , for sessions provided by other organisations click on the link on the page and it will take you into the booking system. See contact details below if any issues.

We hope you will make the most of the virtual training offer and new sessions will be added as they are confirmed so please visit the site regularly. The e-learning programme will also be expanded.

Please note, Zoom does not work with Internet Explorer or Safari and there will be issues with sound or video. An up-to-date browser such as Google Chrome or if you have a windows-based laptop, you can find Microsoft Edge by typing it into the search in the start bar. All LBS staff are set up with compatible Google Chrome laptops.

It is important that you create an online booking account as it keeps a record of your CPD, you are able to receive a certificate after attending a course and it complies with GDPR. You can also browse a whole range of other courses and if you forget your password it is quick and easy to get a new one. You can create an account here:


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Developing Together - Social Work Teaching Partnership

The new CPD programme 2021-22 for social workers is now available, see here

Children who are displaying/have displayed problematic sexual behaviour and their families - Webinar

Wednesday 28th July at 12.30-1.30PM - Click here to join the zoom link

Wednesday 11th August 12.30PM – 1.30PM - Click here to join the zoom link

Online workshops

In early July, the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health is hosting two free workshops exploring firesetting by children and teenagers. With time set aside for questions and small group discussions, the workshops provide a rare opportunity to debate in a multi-agency setting this still much-misunderstood behaviour. The dates, times and how to book are all in the below link

Learning from peers

The online book launch for Jez’s Lucky Day took place on 1 June 2021. Alongside the authors discussing their inspiration for this popular children’s fire safety book, the event included three fire and rescue service (FRS) practitioners discussing how they have used the resource in their face-to-face and online work with children. Melanie Owen from Hampshire FRS talked about how she takes this big, brilliant paperback book and uses it online with children. Diana Harris of Mid and West Wales FRS talked about how the story allowed for connections with a child who was described by their mother as “the son of Satan”. Finally, Charly Walmsley gave an account of using the book’s gentle but effective fire safety messages with an older child with autism. The recording of the event can be accessed here and is insightful listening for all working in this field

One-stop shop

It can be very hard for practitioners to find information, resources and support related to child firesetting behaviour. The newly launched fabtic website aims to provide a one-stop shop to help address this. The site includes information on training, supervision, direct work services, resources, research, events and opportunities to connect with other professionals. The website makes it easy to access FEwithJo, with its resources for children and posts that can provide CPD for staff, and to sign-up to the Talking About Firesetting group on LinkedIn. It also tells you about the resources, research papers and publications fabtic provides. Please do grab a cuppa and take a look