Training For Professionals



Our training is designed for all adults working with children and young people such as teachers, DSL, Youth Workers, Social Workers and many more. We ensure that our courses are interactive and engaging to ensure participants can fully take on the learning and develop the knowledge and skills they already pose.


Domestic Abuse- Whole Day Training

The aim of this training is for learners to develop an understanding of domestic abuse including recognising the signs and symptoms that could be presented and the links to mental health and substance misuse. Learners will also look at risk assessments (DASH- Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honour Based Violence), understand the role of MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) and thresholds as well as the importance of information sharing. Learners will also be able to respond to disclosures in a sensitive and safe way.


The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children and Young People- Whole Day Training

Learners will increase their knowledge and understanding on both the short and long-term impact domestic abuse can have on the development of children and young people including an awareness of the social and behavioural theories around witnessing domestic abuse. Learners will also gain knowledge of how perpetrators can use their relationship with children within abusive relationships as well as the dynamics of relationships that children have with both the abusive and non-abusive parent. Learners will also understand the risk domestic abuse poses to children during and after abusive relationships.


Young People in Abusive Relationships- Half Day Training

Learners will understand the definition of domestic abuse in relation to young people, the risks faced by young people and the range of abuse it encompasses and the difference this is in relation to adults experiencing domestic abuse. This training will also cover issues that are specific to young people in abusive relationships such as technology and capacity. Learners will also gain knowledge of how to safeguard young people in abusive relationships. 


A Trio of Vulnerabilities- Whole Day Training

This training day looks at how domestic abuse, mental health and substance misuse can be linked together and why there is a correlation between the three. Learners will gain an understanding on how any combination of the three can have implications on parenting capacity and the family environment, focusing on the child’s needs and experiences. The day will also look at professional’s roles and responsibilities when working with families with complex needs as well as pathways and resources to help.


Understanding Child Sexual Exploitation- Half Day Training

This half-day training will give learners an understanding of what is Child Sexual Exploitation including an awareness of current legislation and guidance while gaining knowledge around the signs and symptoms within children and young people. Learners will also become aware of why child sexual exploitation is seen as a safeguarding issue and resources to help safeguard.


Child Sexual Exploitation Level 2- Whole Day Training

This training day will build on learner’s knowledge around child sexual exploitation by looking at the issues associated with risky and sexually exploitative relationships and to be able to identify the indicators and risk factors that can create vulnerability including gender differences. Learners will also gain an understanding of the different models of exploitation such as peer, gang and party model and how these link to other forms of exploitation such as gang and crime. The grooming process will also be reflected on, allowing learning to see understand how groomers can target young people and how young people see the exploitive relationship.


Dealing with Disclosures from Children and Young People- Half Day Training

This training session will look at dealing with disclosures from children and young people, particular in relation to domestic and sexual abuse. Learners will develop the skills to be able to engage with a child making a disclosure, how to record and the language used in disclosures, how disclosures can be used within investigations as well as the emotional impact disclosures can have on professionals and the importance of supervision.


Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People Online- Half Day Training

Learners will develop an understanding of the various ways in which children and young people use the internet and social media as well as gaining an awareness of the possible risks each method poses. Learners will also be able to identify key practices in order to keep children den young people safe as well as how to report abusive behaviour online and dealing with safeguarding disclosures in relation to abusive online behaviour.


Safeguarding and Online- Whole Day Training

This course builds on the half day 'Introduction training. It covers safeguarding issues specifically in relation to online activity; including online grooming, cyberbullying, sexting, relationship abuse, Child Sexual Exploitation and emotional health and well-being. Learners will understand the ways in which the internet can be used to harm or put children and young people at risk, including forming relationships and sharing personal information/images. This course will also give learners an awareness of the law and reporting systems in place and of strategies that can be used to engage children and young people


Working with Self-Harm in Children and Young People- Half Day Training

Learners will gain an understanding of what self-harm and how it can present in children and young people. Knowledge will also be gained in the psychological, environmental and neurobiological factors as to why people self-harm. Learners will also be able to identify risk factors and warning signs of self-harm and how this could link to suicide. Strategies and safeguarding procedures will also be explored risk assessments and tools as well that can be used with young people.


Engaging Parents around Sensitive Subjects- Workshops

This workshop helps professionals form partnerships with parents and carers when working together to support around sensitive subjects, whether this is around explaining the importance of Sex and Relationship Education or learning the skills to engage and work with parents in helping them understand safeguarding issues.


What’s The Debate? Facilitation- Workshop

This workshop equips learners with the skills and techniques to use What’s The Debate? cards effectively and safely.



It has been reported that 1 in 30 young people have resorted to taking naked images of themselves. This workshop is aimed at any professionals who work with young people and want to help support around the issues of sexting, it will equip participants with the latest research around sexting, gain an understanding as to why young people engage in sexting and guidance on how to support and respond.


Healthy Relationships-Workshop

This workshop gives learners the skills and knowledge to have open conversations and educate young people around all forms of relationships including friendships as well as dealing with peer pressure and delaying sexual activity.


Consent- Workshop

Learners will understand the laws around consent, personal boundaries and pressures to be able to facilitate discussions with young people.


We Need To Talk About Porn?- Workshop

Pornography is more accessible than ever and with the added technology of smartphones and social media, many young people are either exposed to porn unwillingly or use porn as a reference to learn about sex and relationships. This workshop explores this topic as well as revenge porn and the impact it has on relationships and self-esteem.


Coming soon!!


•          Working with Youth Violence and Gangs

•          Understanding Boys and CSE

•          Understanding Youth Victims of Crime


Our in-house training is delivered at your organisation and we pride ourselves in ensuring that our courses can be adapted to suit your needs as well as tailoring them to local trends.


We also deliver open access training throughout the year, our calendar has an up to date schedule of where these will be and they can also be found on our Eventbrite Page


The prices for our training packages include one qualified trainer, all course preparation, training packs/workbooks for delegates, evaluation and certificate of attendance.


Each course is for a Maximum of 25 Participants. 


What's The Debate? also offers their knowledge and skills as Consultancy to develop Training Programmes and Packages for Local Authorities and Organisations. 

To book or for further information then please contact us.