Spotlight Sessions

The WSCP safeguarding Spotlight Sessions are part of our training and learning offer to professionals.

Spotlight Sessions are short single topic safeguarding briefings delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams. Sessions will be delivered 3 or 4 times, and briefings on different topics will be delivered throughout the year. Please note, these are short briefing sessions not training, therefore attendance certificates will not be provided.

Families First for Children Pathfinder – Introduction

Wirral is one of only 7 local authority areas chosen to be a Pathfinder, to test and learn from reforms set out in the government’s Stable Homes Built on Love strategy.

Over the next 12 months we will be testing out different ways of working in four key areas:

  • Multi-agency safeguarding arrangements – including how we make education a central part of our local arrangements
  • Family Help – encompassing Early Help and Prevention, and Child in Need
  • Child Protection – delivered through a specialist team
  • Family Networks – how we can support and unlock the potential of family networks to help ensure children and young people can safely stay at home

The Pathfinder presents a significant opportunity for us to build on the excellent work which is already taking place in Wirral, but will require the buy-in and support of all practitioners and organisations.

At the spotlight sessions we will set out in detail what the ‘test and learn’ in the four parts of the Pathfinder will look like for us in Wirral, and it will give colleagues the chance to ask any questions.

Four one hour spotlight sessions will be delivered on Teams over the next few weeks. Please click on the dates below to book a place.

29th April 2024 1-2pm

1st May 2024 9.30-10.30am

10th May 2024 9.30-10.30am

15th May 2024 1-2pm

Ketamine Awareness

Delivered by colleagues from Wirral Ways, this one hour session aims to cover:

  • What is Ketamine
  • The impact of using Ketamine
  • Why Ketamine support is a priority
  • What support is available

Places for this event are bookable via EventBrite and will be delivered virtually, select the date below you wish to attend:

25th June 10-11am

20th August 1-2pm

27th September 1-2pm

Alternatively, practitioners can download the below narrated PowerPoint presentation:


Presentations from previous Spotlight sessions, including a Perinatal Mental Health, a briefing on Working Together 2023,  The Harmful Sexual Behaviour Identification Tool and many others are available on the virtual learning event page (registration required) here:

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