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: EY 20/008
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Session 1Saturday 1 February 202009:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Saturday 8 February 202009:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Manual Handling (EVENT FULL)

This course gives candidates an overview of safe lifting techniques and an insight into the hazards and risks involved in manual handling. Delegates will learn how to dynamically risk assess a lifting activity to minimise the risk to themselves and others.

All employers have a legal duty under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to ensure employees are suitably trained. Further information is available at http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/pushpull/regulations.htm

According to the Health & Safety Executive, “Manual han ...
Course Code: EDU 19/597

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Session 1Monday 3 February 202010:00 - 13:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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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 19/941
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Session 1Monday 3 February 202009:30 - 16:00Maidenhead Town Hall - Cookham Room, St Ives Road, SL6 1R
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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 19/521
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Session 1Monday 3 February 202009:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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AfC Induction: Meet & Greet Event (AfC Colleagues) (Windsor and Maidenhead) - session 3 of 3

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 ha ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/288
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Session 1Tuesday 4 February 202010:30 - 11:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Zone F Room 1, St Ives Road, SL6 1RF
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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 19/128
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Session 1Tuesday 4 February 202009:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Council Chambers, St Ives Road, SL6 1R
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Preventing CSE

‘Between 2014 and 2016 there was a 49 per cent increase in crimes connected with child sexual exploitation across London, from 618 in 2014 to 922 in 2016. In addition, there was a 42 per cent increase in the number of children who police believe are at risk of CSE, from 1,116 in 2014 to 1,582 in 2016’ (Metropolitan Police, 2017).

Recent years have seen an increasing professional awareness of the risks posed to children of sexual exploitation. High profile public inquiries such as Rotherham (Baroness Jaye, 2014), research (e.g. CEOPS 2011) and serious case reviews such as those in Bristol, R ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/160
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Session 1Tuesday 4 February 202009:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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AfC Induction: Meet & Greet Event (AfC Colleagues) - session 3 of 3

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 19/312
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Session 1Wednesday 5 February 202014:00 - 15:0042 York Street, 42 York Street, TW1 3BW
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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 5 February 202009:30 - 17:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Wednesday 4 March 202009:30 - 17:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 3Wednesday 8 April 202009:30 - 17:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Supporting Practitioners Working with Affluent Families and Child Protection Concerns

There is currently minimal research around affluent families and the child protection system, and even less focusing on workers engaging affluent families with child neglect/protection concerns.

This half day course *NEW for 2019* builds on the recent research by Professor Claudia Bernard from Goldsmiths, University of London which explored how Social Workers engaged neglectful parents from affluent backgrounds in the Child Protection System (2017).

Attendance will help practitioners to develop their understanding of this area and support future practice.

‘Child neglect is the most p ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/173
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Session 1Thursday 6 February 202009:30 - 12:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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