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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are starting to be recognised as a major barrier in the way of children with care experience, which prevents them from making the progress that is expected of them. However, it does not just affect those in care. It is currently estimated that 15 per 10,000 people around the world are estimated to have Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), the most severe form of FASD (‘The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome’, 2017).

Within the care system, the figures jump tenfold or more. The most recent published study found that 35% of children in care in one Authori ...
Course Code: SFVSS 20/144
Remaining places 30

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Session 1Wednesday 24 March 202109:30 - 14:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Working with Difficult to Engage Parents

‘Irrespective of whether they co-operate, it is worth remembering that most parents involved in the child welfare system are involuntary participants in a process they may resent‘
Effective practice to protect children living in ‘highly resistant’ families’ (Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services 2010).

Highly resistant families are a subpopulation that have not received much specific attention in research as they should. Most research reliance is from serious case reviews – these comprise the best recent UK evidence- the problem is that Serious Case Re ...
Course Code: EDU 20/420
Remaining places 25

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Session 1Thursday 25 March 202109:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) and DASH (Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Harassment and Honour Based Abuse) (Windsor and Maidenhead)

MARAC and DASH is an interactive full day’s multi agency training course.

This training course will equip front line practitioners, managers and specialist staff to recognise and respond to adults at risk of domestic abuse, stalking, harassment and honour based abuse.

It will give an understanding of risk factors associated with domestic abuse, risk identification, assessment and management, including the MARAC process.

1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime. (Office for National Statistics, 2016)

In 2017/18 there were 2,429 incidents ...
Course Code: EDU 20/242
Remaining places 20

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Session 1Tuesday 27 April 202110:00 - 16:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Council Chambers, St Ives Road, SL6 1R
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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 20/047
Remaining places 30

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Session 1Wednesday 12 May 202118:00 - 20:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Working with Difficult to Engage Parents (Windsor and Maidenhead)

‘Irrespective of whether they co-operate, it is worth remembering that most parents involved in the child welfare system are involuntary participants in a process they may resent‘
Effective practice to protect children living in ‘highly resistant’ families’ (Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services 2010).

Highly resistant families are a subpopulation that have not received much specific attention in research as they should. Most research reliance is from serious case reviews – these comprise the best recent UK evidence- the problem is that Serious Case Re ...
Course Code: EDU 20/421
Remaining places 25

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Session 1Monday 24 May 202109:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Cookham Room, St Ives Road, SL6 1R
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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 20/239
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Session 1Thursday 3 June 202109:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Council Chambers, St Ives Road, SL6 1R
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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 20/214
Remaining places 25

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Session 1Saturday 5 June 202109:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Saturday 12 June 202109:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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What's new in Child Development - informing excellence when working with children & young people?

Research in the field of child development is one of the most exciting and flourishing areas currently being carried out. There have been many important findings that have relevance to practitioners working directly with children & families. This is an important area, constantly uncovering new data which often contradicts previously held theories underpinning child development.

This new course interprets how some of the latest areas of discovery can be incorporated into direct work with children 0-19 & families to support evidence informed practice.
Course Code: EDU 20/435
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Session 1Monday 7 June 202109:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Cultural Perspectives on FGM - Why it happens and what we can do to help end it

This half-day training gives professionals the opportunity to deepen their knowledge around the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The course examines the context of the FGM within culture and what makes individuals partake in the practice.

The session will help professionals become familiar with the challenges individuals face in FGM practicing communities. For those working with these families, it will enable professionals to address the conflict between culture and safeguarding children.

The session is lead by Caroline Sakala who first became aware of FGM over twenty years a ...
Course Code: EDU 20/222
Remaining places 15

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Session 1Tuesday 22 June 202113:00 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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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 20/050
Remaining places 30

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Session 1Wednesday 7 July 202118:00 - 20:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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