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Lunch and Learn Session: Serious Case Review (Windsor and Maidenhead)

This is a one hour session on every Friday for all Windsor and Maidenhead AFC Staff to come together, share best practice, and refresh knowledge.

In Achieving for Children we think it is really important that teams and services are able to meet up regularly. What sets this concept apart from other courses is the accessibility and less framed structure of this approach.

The lunch and learn session are important, not just to share a level of expertise but they enable two way, regular communications among employees from different parts of AFC. With practitioner attendance we will be able t ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/263
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Session 1Wednesday 26 February 202012:00 - 13:00Maidenhead Town Hall - Zone F Room 1, St Ives Road, SL6 1RF
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Managing the Pressures of a Busy Work Life

The wellbeing of staff is a key area of focus for Achieving for Children and it’s partners. Social work, SEN casework, family support work, family therapy, youth work, management, teaching, business support, early years are all highly demanding, pressured and challenging jobs. They can be both physically and emotionally draining. Support for children, young people and their families should be enhanced with support for the staff working with them. This course provides a space for staff to think about their own emotional wellbeing and consider new strategies to enhance and prioritise their own w ...
Course Code: EDU 20/033
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Session 1Wednesday 26 February 202009:30 - 12:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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PARIS Children's Services RBWM course (Windsor and Maidenhead)

PARIS is the Social Care and Health Care database used by RBWM to record all clients’ records. This course is mandatory for all PARIS users who need to be able to write to the PARIS database, upon successful completion of the course, users will be provided with write access to the PARIS system.

This course covers the basics that all PARIS users need to know to be able to successfully navigate the software and input or access appropriate data in client’s records.
Course Code: EDU 19/942
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Session 1Wednesday 26 February 202009:30 - 16:00Maidenhead Town Hall - Cookham Room, St Ives Road, SL6 1R
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Prevention and Management of Aggression and Violence

Anyone whose job requires them to deal with the public can be at risk from violence. This can include employees engaged in giving a service, education, caring professions, cash transactions, delivery and collection, and controlling or representing authority (Healthy Working Lives, 2013).

This workshop will provide staff with the knowledge and skills to effectively respond to situations of conflict with service users. Such situations may include incidents where service users display aggressive or threatening behaviour or in extreme cases use physical aggression or violence. The focus of the ...
Course Code: BSS 19/057
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Session 1Wednesday 26 February 202009:30 - 12:30Guildhall - OD Training Room, Hall Road, KT1 1EU
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Supervision Skills: Making the Most of Supervision (Windsor and Maidenhead)

‘It is as though the confluence of the search for certainty in detecting and eradicating abuse and neglect, combined with the belief (and management oversight) that following rules will further reduce the risk of missing a case, has replaced the space of reflection on professional judgement which actually protect children and young people’ (Munro Review of Child, 2010).

Supervision is an essential element of Social Care; effective supervision is linked to improved outcomes for service users. This course is designed for frontline staff working with children, young people and families. It wil ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/135
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Session 1Wednesday 26 February 202009:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Project Centre, Maidenhead Project Centre, SL6 8BY
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Supporting Resilience in Children & Young People (Windsor and Maidenhead)

The ‘building resilience in children and young people’ training is for everyone who is interested in how to support children in reaching their best potential. Using positive reinforcement and basic strategies, to help the child believe in his/herself, provides them with the skills to cope with difficult situations they might face.

This course is relevant for everyone who works with children and who would like to learn more about what is useful in supporting the development of children’s ability to ‘bounce back’. Resilience is important to build ‘assets’ as to reduce risk factors that could ...
Course Code: EDU 19/520
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Session 1Friday 28 February 202013:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Project Centre, Maidenhead Project Centre, SL6 8BY
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Supporting Resilience in Practitioners (Windsor and Maidenhead)

When referring to resilience we often consider the definition to mean an individual’s ability to recover quickly from setbacks. We make reference to how they can cope with high pressure demands and how they adapt to stress and adversity.

This training day is intended to help practitioners to develop and sustain their own resilience. The day will include a mixture of presentations of theory and concepts, and self-reflective exercises in small groups.

Change Point will lead this day; they have a wealth of experience in the field and work closely with a number of our established trainers su ...
Course Code: BSS 19/022
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Session 1Friday 28 February 202009:30 - 13:00Maidenhead Project Centre, Maidenhead Project Centre, SL6 8BY
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First Response and Personal Safety for Lone Workers

This course will equip employees with the skills to observe and manage risk. The session will be interactive and engaging and is designed to meet the needs of practitioners working with children, young people and their families.

The training provider has a wealth of experience, they know how important it is for lone workers to have access to a practical training offer on this really important subject area. Consequently, this course is intended to provide staff who work alone with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage the risks of lone working and respond to situations of conflict w ...
Course Code: BSS 19/026
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Session 1Monday 2 March 202009:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Introduction to Makaton

‘Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language; the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order’ (The Makaton Charity, 2017).
This Makaton taster session is an introductory and experiential session. Delegates will learn about the Makaton Language Programme: what it is, how it works and who it is used by. They will see demonstrations of approximately forty signs and symbols. Delegates can use and try these signs and symbols in their own workplace or with the individual(s) with communication need ...
Course Code: EDU 19/425
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Session 1Monday 2 March 202018:30 - 21:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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PARIS Children's Services RBWM course (Windsor and Maidenhead)

PARIS is the Social Care and Health Care database used by RBWM to record all clients’ records. This course is mandatory for all PARIS users who need to be able to write to the PARIS database, upon successful completion of the course, users will be provided with write access to the PARIS system.

This course covers the basics that all PARIS users need to know to be able to successfully navigate the software and input or access appropriate data in client’s records.
Course Code: EDU 19/943
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Session 1Monday 2 March 202009:30 - 16:00Maidenhead Town Hall - Cookham Room, St Ives Road, SL6 1R
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