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Becoming a Childminder - Briefing Session

‘Childminders offer professional home-from-home childcare and early education, looking after small groups of children of different ages and from different families.’(Pacey, 2019)

Childminders play an important part in giving parents a greater choice of high quality, flexible childcare and family support packages.

To become a registered childminder in the Royal Borough of Kingston or London Borough of Richmond you will need to complete the following two phases:

• Briefing Session
• Mandatory training

Childminders are required to complete the following training prior to registration ...
Course Code: EY 20/045
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Session 1Tuesday 8 September 202018:00 - 20:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Continuing to Lead and Inspire

The relational aspect of the leadership role has been given a new emphasis within the management and supervision of safeguarding practice. One key message has been the need for professionals responsible for providing services to vulnerable populations to move from a culture of 'compliance' to that of 'learning'.

This programme is designed for experienced managers (ideally over 3 years’ experience in a leadership role) who work in the context of a children’s organisation. It will support leaders’ knowledge of how to build capacity, especially team resilience, whilst seeking and developing in ...
Course Code: BSS 19/024
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Wednesday 9 September 202009:30 - 17:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Wednesday 14 October 202009:30 - 17:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 3Thursday 19 November 202009:30 - 17:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Signs of Safety Briefing Thumbnail

Achieving for Children is implementing Signs of Safety from 19th June 2017. The Signs of Safety model promotes strong relationship building and enables practitioners across different disciplines to work in partnership with children and families to maintain a focus on building safety within the family.

These briefings are an introduction to Signs of Safety and will give staff and partners an opportunity to hear about Achieving for Children’s intended implementation plan, as we set off on our journey to roll out Signs of Safety over the next couple of years. The briefing sessions will be led ...
Course Code: EDU 19/1004
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Session 1Friday 11 September 202010:30 - 12:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Introduction to Childminding

‘Home-based childcare provides children and their families with a home-from-home childcare environment, which for the parents enables them to build up a friendly rapport with their child’s caregiver, and the process of walking into someone’s home, instantly puts you at ease, making the parent as well as the child feel comfortable.’ (Kathy Brodie, 2019)

Introduction to Childminding will introduce the learner to working as a home based child carer such as a childminder or a nanny. This course will support learners to develop policies and procedures that are required for Ofsted registration w ...
Course Code: EDU 20/212
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Wednesday 16 September 202018:30 - 21:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Wednesday 23 September 202018:30 - 21:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 3Wednesday 30 September 202018:30 - 21:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 4Wednesday 7 October 202018:30 - 21:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Achieving for Children is implementing Signs of Safety from 19 June 2017. The Signs of Safety model promotes strong relationship building and enables practitioners across different disciplines to work in partnership with children and families to maintain a focus on building safety within the family.

The heart of the Signs of Safety process is an assessment and case planning format that is meaningful for professionals as well as the parents, children and young people being assessed. The Signs of Safety format offers a simple yet rigorous assessment format that the practitioner can use to e ...
Course Code: EDU 20/129
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Thursday 17 September 202009:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Project Centre, Maidenhead Project Centre, SL6 8BY
Session 2Friday 18 September 202009:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Council Chambers, St Ives Road, SL6 1R
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Action Learning Set (Continuing to Lead and Inspire) - Set A

These Action Learning Sets form part of the “Continuing to Lead and Inspire” programme for front line managers. The content was devised in collaboration with senior leadership teams and an experienced Consultant Social Work Trainer. Each session has been commissioned to meet the gap in skills, knowledge, confidence and competence that have been identified. The programme consists of 3 days training plus action learning sets and coaching sessions. The programme has been devised specifically for managers of teams that work directly with children and young people. Delegates are expected to attend ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/163
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Wednesday 23 September 202009:30 - 11:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Wednesday 21 October 202009:30 - 11:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 3Thursday 12 November 202009:30 - 11:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 4Thursday 10 December 202009:30 - 11:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 5Thursday 7 January 202109:30 - 11:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 6Thursday 28 January 202109:30 - 11:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Action Learning Set (Continuing to Lead and Inspire) - Set B

These Action Learning Sets form part of the “Continuing to Lead and Inspire” programme for front line managers. The content was devised in collaboration with senior leadership teams and an experienced Consultant Social Work Trainer. Each session has been commissioned to meet the gap in skills, knowledge, confidence and competence that have been identified. The programme consists of 3 days training plus action learning sets and coaching sessions. The programme has been devised specifically for managers of teams that work directly with children and young people. Delegates are expected to attend ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/164
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Wednesday 23 September 202011:30 - 13:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Wednesday 21 October 202011:30 - 13:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 3Thursday 12 November 202011:30 - 13:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 4Thursday 10 December 202011:30 - 13:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 5Thursday 7 January 202111:30 - 13:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 6Thursday 28 January 202111:30 - 13:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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AfC Induction: Meet & Greet Event (AfC Colleagues)

Starting a new job in a new organisation is a daunting and sometimes a difficult task. Learning about your own role, the people you work with, the organisation and even the unwritten office rules all make for a challenging time. The Achieving for Children (AfC) induction programme is key in helping you find your feet, give you confidence and help you to make your mark in your new role.

AfC is passionate about the services that we deliver and the colleagues that we employ to deliver those services. We are very pleased to welcome all new staff into the organisation and hope that you will hav ...
Course Code: EDU 20/172
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Session 1Friday 25 September 202011:00 - 12:00Guildhall 2 1-F Meeting Room G, Guildhall 2, KT1 1EU
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Introduction to Domestic Abuse (Windsor and Maidenhead)

‘Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. But it isn’t just physical violence – domestic abuse includes emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological abuse. Abusive behaviour can occur in any relationship. It can continue even after the relationship has ended. Both men and women can be abused or abusers.’ (NSPCC, 2018)

The Office for National Statistics Crime Survey for England and Wales has estimated that 1.9 million adults aged 16 to 59 years experienced domestic abuse during April 2016 to March 2017. ...
Course Code: EDU 20/237
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Session 1Monday 28 September 202009:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Council Chambers, St Ives Road, SL6 1R
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KRSCP Workshop to Raise Awareness of PREVENT

The Prevent strategy, published by the Government in 2011, is part of our overall counter-terrorism strategy. The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism' (Department of Education, 2015). To comply with the duty everyone working with children and young people should be able to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the risk of radicalisation in their workplace.

The risk will vary greatly and most likely will be low locally, however this may and can change rapidly; no organisation is r ...
Course Code: EDU 20/198
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Session 1Wednesday 30 September 202010:00 - 11:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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