Sandstories - Level 2/3

Tuesday 30th October 2018 - 09.30 till 16.30


Wednesday 31st October 2018 - 09.30 till 16.30


Elona's, Ye Olde Plough House, Brentwood Road, Bulphan, Essex, RM14 3SR



Thurrock LSCB are pleased to offer two full day training sessions on Sandstories presented by Sue Woolmore.


Sandstories are unique and powerful.  This brings insight and wisdom to understanding the impact of neglect and maltreatment of infants and children.  This extends to the legacy these children will carry with them into adolescence and adulthood.


Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to recognise the characteristics and behavior of families and professionals who are engaged in a 'resistant' relationship.
  • Participants will explore strategies for maintaining a child-centered and 'authorative' approach with resistant families, without losing empathy and compassion.
  • Participants will be better equipped to recognise 'disguised compliance' in families, particularly where child neglect is a concern.
  • The importance of multi-agency collaboration, and meaningful communication, is reiterated throughout.
  • The crucial role of reflective practice, supervision and peer support to strengthen workforce resilience and wisdom will be reinforced
  • Participants will understand better the impact of fear and stress (including domestic violence) on children and young people
  • Participants will be better equipped to wrestle with the challenging question "How long should we keep trying with this family?"
  • Key messages from Serious Case Reviews and research will underpin all of the learning.

Additional Information:


As from 1st September, 2017 there will be a charge for attending this training.  The charges are set out below. Participants are expected to attend for the whole day Places will be allocated to ensure a variety of agencies are able to attend, if you have been booked onto this training, you will receive an email from the LSCB Business Team.  Could we please ask that if you are not in receipt of this that you do not attend. Lunch is NOT provided on this training.



LSCB Board Member                              £50                                

Private/profit making organisation         £100                               

Voluntary/Charity/community                   £25


To book onto this training, click here to complete the application form.

Worried about a child?


Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

You can phone, or write.

if you believe it is urgent ring immediately:


Thurrock MASH 
Civic Offices

New Road, Grays,


              RM17 6SL


  • 01375 652802


  • Thurrock Council Emergency Duty Team (for out of hours)


  • 01375 372468


  • Police Child Abuse Investigation Team
    CAll 101

Call 999 if you are concerned a child needs immediate protection


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