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Training - Children and Families




Edsential is a Community Interest Company owned by Cheshire West and Chester Council and Wirral Council to provide services to the Education sector.

We have been created with a private sector head and public sector heart – allowing us the freedom to compete, whilst using any surplus as a direct reinvestment in our services or to support projects in our schools.

We are independent of our stakeholders and serve all schools and institutions, regardless of governance structure (Maintained, Academy, Free School and Independent Sector).

For more information about our training courses please visit our website

Contact Us:

  • Telephone: 0151 541 2170
  • e-mail:
  • Adress: Whitby Hall Lodge
                Stanney Lane
                Ellesmere Port
                CH65 6QY

The Local Children's Safeguarding Board (LSCB) Training



One of the functions of the Local Safeguarding Children Board is to ensure professionals and volunteers who work with children or in services supporting their safety and welfare are adequately trained and knowledgeable about issues affecting their well-being and protection.

Our approach is set out in our LSCB Learning and Development Strategy 2015-18 (Word, 714kB)

The Cheshire West and Chester Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) runs multi-agency training for all partners

For more information about our training course please visit our website:


Integrated Early Support - Training Opportunities


All of these courses and training opportunities are aimed at practitioners working with children and families as part of services or organisations.


Main link to the IES page click here

  • Inter Parental Relationships and Parenting Conference: we have been working with charity OnePlusOne, have developed a practitioner toolkit and training offer to support the workforce to better recognise and respond to inter-parental conflict. The conference will provide you with an opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of inter parental conflict and its impact on child outcome


  • As part of The Youth Service evening training opportunities we still have spaces on the upcoming Safeguarding young people workshops



  • Prevent (WRAP3) training, an introduction to the Prevent strategy and an individual’s role in safeguarding vulnerable people, spaces still available for the 7th November workshops at Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port


We are committed to ensuring the IES workforce have the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond to the emotional health and wellbeing needs of children and young people. Working with child and adolescent mental health services and other partners we will continue to other a full range of training to support the workforce


  • Next Step Cards, with the support of the Cheshire West CCG we will be running a series of workshops for those working directly with children and young people to train in use of this new resource

 Additional training opportunities hosted and run by partners organisations

 We will often also link to the LSCB and CDAP training as well…


Autism Service - Training for Schools

Autism Service Training Directory - September 2018 to July 2019

‘Supporting local authority maintained mainstream schools in Cheshire West and Chester to improveoutcomes for children and young people with Social Communication Difficulties.’

This guide is designed to support schools to plan ahead for CPD training opportunities for staff and will support school managers in terms of scheduling time in advance so that staff can be released to attend.

For more information and to view the directory click here

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