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One Croydon Training Programme
January - March 2023

One Croydon's Training programme is for our frontline workforce, including: Food Banks, Social Prescribers, Health and Social Care staff, Befrienders, Faith groups, Social Workers, Employment Advisors, Charities. 

It is targeted at people supporting better health and wellbeing in Croydon and aims at sharing good practice across the sectors.

To know more about Social Prescribing in Croydon 
 click here

These online sessions are 'pick and mix' and free of charge 

Universal Credit Overview
Thursday, 19 January  from 10:30 – 12:30, online
This workshop provides an overview of Universal Credit with a presentation by Zahir Khan, Department of Work and Pension, followed by a Q & A time. 
Book your place here 

Tuesday, 24 January from 10:30 – 12:00, online
What is the local support for residents looking for employment? With unemployment and underemployment raising, join us to consider how we can initially support and who to contact if further, specialised support is needed. Hear from our local partners on their employability support. Book your place here

Money Management - How to support people manage their money
Wednesday, 8 March 2023 from 10:30 – 12:00, online
Find out what money management support is available within the borough for those you work with. Hear from our Citizen's Advice Bureau (Croydon) and other local partners on what support they offer to residents.

Book your place here

Working with Death, Dying and Loss
Thursday, 30 March 2023 from 10:30 – 12:00, online
A clinical facilitator from St Christopher's hospice will share knowledge and bring awareness to our front-line workers around this sensitive topic and conversation. 
Book your place here

To view the full CVA Training & Events for Groups CalendarCVA Training & Events for Groups - Croydon Voluntary Action (

Safeguarding Training delivered by our partners
Croydon Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP)

Domestic Abuse Training
Thursday 12 January 2023, Thursday 09 February 2023, Thursday 23 March 2023
Sessions run from 09:30 - 13:00
An opportunity to be trained by specialists Domestic Abuse workers who are based within the Family Justice Centre (FJC) for professionals and volunteers who regularly work with families and children, their parent/carers – or have a period of irregular but intense contact. Book here (choose "External user" and then "Log in as a guest" if you do not have an account).

RIC/MARAC Training
Thursday 19 January 2023, Thursday 23 February 2023, Thursday 30 March 2023
Sessions run in person from 09:30 - 15:00
This training is aimed at staff who work with adults/children and roles involving completing/attending MARAC, Designated Safeguarding Leads and any other professionals whose role includes understanding the process of RIC/MARAC. You must have completed the Domestic Abuse Training to attend this training delivered by FJC staff. Book here (choose "External user" and then "Log in as a guest" if you do not have an account).

More training by the CSCP here.

Croydon Council 

Safeguarding Children Training Level 3
Tuesday 24 January 2023 and Thursday 16 March 2023
Sessions run from 09:30 - 15:00
This training is not specifically designed for the voluntary sector. It is based on the core competencies outlined in the DFE Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and the London Child Protection Procedure. It is for professionals and volunteers who work regularly or intensely with children and young people and their families. Completion of Safeguarding Level 1 and 2 E-learning is required prior to attending this course. Book here (choose "External user" and then "Log in as a guest" if you do not have an account).

Croydon Network Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG)
Wednesday, 8 March 2023 from 10:00 - 12:00, online
For more information and a meeting invitation email:

Ascent Training 

Working with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse, CPD Accredited
Tuesday, 31 January 2023, online
This online course is designed to help frontline workers support male victims of domestic abuse. This training is not trainer-led. Participants will identify the domestic abuse experiences of male victims and the barriers to help-seeking and learn how to use the Respect Toolkit for Working with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse, so they can better meet the needs of the men they work with.
Book your place here

Tailormade Training Solutions Limited

Exploring the role of Appropriate Adults
Tuesday, 24 January 2023, online
This workshop is aimed at voluntary sector groups (Foster Carers and charities supporting young people) with the aim to better understand the role of an 'Appropriate Adult'. Run by Anthony Graham, a Criminal Defence Solicitor and co-director of Amosu Robinshaw solicitors, with 20 years' experience. £55.
Book your space here.

Safer Recruitment for Voluntary Sector
This one day Safer Recruitment course covers:

  • Changes and updates to safer recruitment requirements
  • An understanding of offender behaviour
  • Identifying the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • How to create and maintain an ongoing culture of vigilance
  • Opportunities to consider policies and practice that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting

£100. Express your interest here.

To find out more, or to book your place on any of the above training click here

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