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ALL GSCE training has been suspended with effect from Wednesday 18th March until the end of September 2020 or until further notice.

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Young People's Substance Misuse - Screening Tool Training

Supporting young people with substance misuse issues is a vital part of safeguarding children and so we urge you to book onto this course.

Training dates and booking information

  • Are you working with children and young people who have substance misuse issues?
  • Do you know up-to-date information about substance misuse?
  • Are you aware of local support available to young people with substance misuse issues?

The Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Executive are delivering training sessions addressing young people's substance misuse issues with a focus on local support services for young people, the referral process and the Countywide Screening Tool. This is a 1 day training course, which will provide you with up-to-date knowledge and equip you with practical skills to use when working with young people and substance misuse.

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Received up-to-date and relevant information on drugs of concern
  • Explored the impact of "new psychotic substances" on young people's substance use
  • Gained an understanding of local patterns of young people's use of both legal and illegal substances
  • Explored methods of engaging young people in dialogue related to substance use
  • Gained an understanding of County structures and referral processes through to Safeguarding
  • Developed and practiced skills in using the Gloucestershire screening tool
  • Explored relevant issues relating to confidentiality and information sharing
  • Appraised pre-course evaluation and reading
  • Evaluate the days training and impact on personal learning

We are also arranging twilight sessions in schools across the County, please contact admin@infobuzz.co.uk for further information.

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