Shropshire Council

Training and events

We're developing training courses and workshops to complement the Early Help process, and we'll add details here as these progress. Training currently available is detailed below.

ECINS and early help training modules

Early Help: Introduction to Early Help & How to Manage an Early Help Episode

The aim of this half day training is to introduce practitioners to Early Help in Shropshire and to prepare them to use ECINS when appropriate.

By the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Appreciate that practitioners from a wide range of agencies are part of the early help offer in Shropshire, recognising their own roles and responsibilities and the importance of working together to identify, assess, and meet the needs of children where there are emerging concerns
  • Be aware of how the ECINS database is used to create and manage family cases.

From September 2018, professionals must attend this training prior to attending the hands-on ECINS training modules. ECINS training will now be delivered on a demand led basis.  Professionals need to ensure that they have attended this half day module and can then add their name to the waiting list for ECINS training with Strengthening Families Team on or 01743 253921.

This introductory training will be covered in the Training for new Designated Safeguarding Leads in education establishments delivered by Education Improvement Service from November 2018.

Understanding your child - parenting support information for professionals in Shropshire

In Shropshire we offer a programme of two-day foundation training in the Solihull Approach to professionals who are working with and supporting families as part of their everyday practice.

2017-18 training programme

TaMHS training

Targeted Mental Health Support in Shropshire - take a look at the TaMHS leaflet for more information. 

There is also a training schedule provided by the TaMHS Team 2015-2016. If you'd like to book on any of the courses please contact or 01743 253942.

Shropshire Safeguarding Children’s Board multi-agency safeguarding training modules

To view and book to attend any multi-agency safeguarding training modules, safeguarding e-learning modules and early help and ECINS training modules, please visit the SSCB Safeguarding Training webpage.

Locality meetings

Whether you're in a school, an early years setting, in health, social care, housing or the voluntary sector, if your work involves children and their families the autumn term locality meetings will support you to see the benefits of partnership working and early help. Early help is about taking action as soon as possible to tackle problems for children and families before they become more difficult to reverse, and universal services are key to this.

Strengthening Families Through Early Help Locality Meetings

Early Help Locality Meetings are held every half-term in each locality area. These meetings are free of charge to attend and are an opportunity for professionals from all agencies working with children, young people or their families to share information about services available or issues affecting families within the locality area.

The Autumn term sessions have been arranged with meetings held from 3 – 5pm as follows:


Wednesday 26 September 2018 in Community Room, Tesco, Harlescott, Shrewsbury
Tuesday 27 November 2018 in Community Room, Tesco, Harlescott, Shrewsbury


Thursday 20 September 2018 at The Centre, Oswestry
Tuesday 2 October 2018 at Festival Drayton, Market Drayton
Tuesday 6 November 2018 at The Centre, Oswestry
Tuesday 4 December 2018 at Festival Drayton, Market Drayton


Wednesday 3 October at CaSCA, Craven Arms
Tuesday 13 November at Severn Centre, Highley
Thursday 6 December at CaSCA, Craven Arms


Please book with us in advance if possible, so that we can advise if there is any change to the meeting. Please contact Tracey Bowen, Multi-agency Training Administrator, on or 01743 254370 with your name, job title, agency, workbase, contact email & contact number. A confirmation email with full venue details will be emailed out to you.

Strengthening Families through the Early Years

Copies of the presentations from the recent conference looking at strengthening families through the early years (from pregnancy to starting school), can now be found on this page.

This includes:

Domestic Abuse Briefing Sessions

Domestic Abuse impacts upon many lives. The effects are often felt across the family especially children who live with this experience. When domestic abuse is experienced by adults with care and support needs there may be additional effects needing an Adult Safeguarding investigation.

These new 2 hour briefings will raise awareness of the hidden prevalence of Domestic Abuse. The signs and effects felt by the victims. Provide guidance on how to best support and guide those affected by Domestic Abuse.

These briefings have been funded by Shropshire Council and are free of charge to attend. The target audience for the briefing are:-

  • Individuals working with or who have any contact with adults, families or children or
  • Shropshire Council Employees.

It is expected that all workers will access this awareness/induction level of training.

For those working with vulnerable individuals we suggest you also attend the one-day Domestic Abuse Awareness training delivered by Joint Training or the Domestic Abuse & its Impact on Children module delivered by SSCB. These modules explore more about the perpetrator, hear from survivors and explore cases of domestic abuse.

  • Thursday 13 September 2018 from 5pm to 7pm at The Shirehall, Shrewsbury
  • Wednesday 26 September 2018 from 9.30am to 11.30am at The Lantern, Shrewsbury (only a couple of places still remaining for children’s workforce)
  • Tuesday 9 October 2018 from 9.30am to 11.30am at The Lantern, Shrewsbury
  • Tuesday 9 October 2018 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm at The Lantern, Shrewsbury
  • Wednesday 10 October 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at The Shirehall, Shrewsbury
  • Thursday 18 October 2018 from 9.30am to 11.30am at The Gateway, Craven Arms
  • Tuesday 20 November 2018 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at The Lantern, Shrewsbury

NB. Further dates will be added in North and South Shropshire once venues are confirmed.

For Children’s Workforce, excluding Shropshire Council Employees

Register and book through SSCB training.

For Adult Workforce, excluding Shropshire Council Employees

Book through Joint Training.

For all Shropshire Council Employees

Book through Leap into Learning.