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eLearning: Information Sharing

‘Information sharing is vital to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. A key factor identified in many serious case reviews (SCRs) has been a failure by practitioners to record information, to share it, to understand its significance and then take appropriate action’ (HM Government, Information sharing, 2015).

Research, feedback from national and local SCRs and Lessons Learnt tells us that early intervention and child protection are both dependent on good information sharing practice. Therefore, appropriate and timely information sharing is the key to delive ...
Course Code: EDU 17/314

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eLearning: Nutrition and Healthy Eating

By teaching children healthy eating habits, and modelling these behaviours, you can help children maintain a healthy weight and normal growth. Also, the eating habits your children pick up when they are young will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle when they are adults.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating is aimed at nursery practitioners including cooks and chefs, as everyone has a responsibility to support the health and wellbeing of children they care for.
Course Code: EY 16/426

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eLearning: Safeguarding Training: Basic Awareness Level 1

The Government has defined the term 'safeguarding children' as 'The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully. Safeguarding Awareness Level 1 is suitable for those who have infrequent direct contact with children and young people, and may become aware of possible abuse or neglect.
Course Code: EDU 19/162

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First Aid at Work 3-day

The 3 day First Aid at Work course is designed to provide delegates with greater in depth knowledge of life saving techniques and first aid skills, ensuring the safety of individuals across low and high risk environments. This course is mapped to the requirements on First Aid put forward by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).

This course is for individuals who want to receive a thorough level or training and are often the site or premises designated first aider.

Successful students receive an accredited certificate which is valid for 3 years. Students are then recommended to maintain ...
Course Code: EDU 19/634
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Session 1Monday 23 September 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Tuesday 24 September 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 3Wednesday 25 September 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Intensive Interaction - One Day Introduction Course

This one day course will be of interest to anyone who is involved in the care, support or education of children with learning difficulties and / or autism including social services staff, teachers and teaching assistants, nurses, therapists and staff from the voluntary sector.

This course aims to focus on the communication need of children with severe learning difficulties and / or autism who are still at early levels of development as communicators. This may include children who have not yet achieved ise nor perhaps understanding of speech and language. It may also include children wi ...
Course Code: EDU 19/263
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Session 1Monday 23 September 201909:30 - 16:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Workshop to Raise Awareness of PREVENT (Windsor and Maidenhead)

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 risk ...
Course Code: EDU 19/163
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Session 1Monday 23 September 201919:00 - 21:00Maidenhead Town Hall - May Room, St Ives Road, SL6 1RF
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Managing Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers

All agencies that provide services for children, provide staff or volunteers to work with, or care for children are required to have a procedure in place for managing and reporting allegations against staff, which is consistent with statutory guidance published by HM Government (updated guidance: Working Together to Safeguard Children 2019).

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) role is to oversee the management of allegations, not only in terms of protecting children, but also ensuring that staff who are the subject of an allegation are treated fairly and that the response and sub ...
Course Code: EDU 19/510
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Session 1Tuesday 24 September 201915:30 - 18:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Homebased Childcare (Cancelled) Thumbnail

This course will support the learner to work as a home based child carer / childminder. This course supports the development of policies and procedures that support registration and reflects current legislation requirements of the relevant home country. It will enable the learner to develop basic business skills that they will need to acquire to set up and maintain a successful home based child care service.

Please note to enrol on this course the Stage 1 and 2 Briefing sessions must be attended.
Course Code: EY 18/049

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LSCP Working with Difficult, Evasive & Challenging Families

Both national and local serious case reviews and lessons learnt reviews have highlighted situations where professionals have delayed or avoided safeguarding interventions because of challenging, difficult or evasive behaviour by parents or carers.

The Serious Case Review into the death of Daniel Pelka (2013) challenged workers to ‘think the unthinkable’ and to ‘believe and act upon what they saw in front of them, rather than accept parental versions of what was happening at home without robust challenge’. However difficult and challenging behaviour by parents & carers, by its very nature, m ...
Course Code: EDU 19/654
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Session 1Wednesday 25 September 201909:30 - 13:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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The Signs of Safety model is a tool intended to help practitioners with risk assessment and safety planning in child protection cases. Created by Andrew Turnell and Steve Edwards in Western Australia during the 1990s, Signs of Safety is now used in at least 12 different countries across Australasia, North America and Europe.

AfC will be implementing Signs of Safety across the entire workforce and through the child's journey from the Single Point of Access through to adoption. The way in which Child Protection Conferences are conducted will change to embrace the ethos of Signs of Safety. Th ...
Course Code: EDU 18/842

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