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Safer Caring - Protecting Children & Minimising The Risk of False Allegations

“Child protection is part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity undertaken to protect children suffering from, or at risk of, significant harm” (Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2018).

Further information on "Working Together to Safeguard Children" is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2

This one-day course is aimed at staff involved in the fostering task; foster carers and supervising social workers. The course addresses the shift in safer caring practice over the past few years and has been ...
Course Code: SFVSS 18/230
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Session 1Saturday 27 April 201910:00 - 14:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Early Education Funding – Provider Portal Training

This course is an introduction to the online Synergy Provider Portal. It is essential that providers of 2-4 childcare attend this event. From September, new legislation means that eligible parents can now claim up to 30 free hours of childcare. This means providers will be required to claim for both standard hours, and any additional hours the children are eligible for.

The facilitator will talk though how to use the Synergy Provider Portal, the online tool used to submit Early Education Funding (EEF) claims to AfC.

The event will be as interactive as possible, the facilitator will pro ...
Course Code: EDU 19/114
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Session 1Monday 29 April 201914:00 - 16:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Early Education Funding – Provider Portal Training

This course is an introduction to the online Synergy Provider Portal. It is essential that providers of 2-4 childcare attend this event. From September, new legislation means that eligible parents can now claim up to 30 free hours of childcare. This means providers will be required to claim for both standard hours, and any additional hours the children are eligible for.

The facilitator will talk though how to use the Synergy Provider Portal, the online tool used to submit Early Education Funding (EEF) claims to AfC.

The event will be as interactive as possible, the facilitator will pro ...
Course Code: EDU 19/115
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Session 1Monday 29 April 201919:00 - 21:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Mastering Mathematics in the Early Years

The recent government response to the Primary assessment consultation highlighted that the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Profile would be remaining beyond 2018, and that there would be a focus on Mathematics.

This has since been reinforced through the recommendations in the Ofsted ‘Bold Beginnings’ report (Nov 2017), where it states:

“The DfE should raise the profile of mathematics teaching, by supporting the development of appropriate schemes and resources.”

This course seeks to develop an understanding of how we can deepen mathematics in the EYFS through purposeful and real li ...
Course Code: EDU 18/994
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Session 1Monday 29 April 201909:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Training for New Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinators (Early Years)

This is a three day training course for practitioners in Early Years settings who are new to the role of Special Educational Needs Coordinator or shortly to take up that role.

The work of the first session will be carried through to the second session with opportunities to reflect on learning so far. The third session will build on the content of the first two sessions.

Delegates will therefore need to commit to all three parts of the training when booking .

This training is open to all practitioners across AfC in both Kingston and Richmond. There will be borough specific elements b ...
Course Code: SFVSS 18/122
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Session 1Monday 29 April 201909:30 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
Session 2Tuesday 30 April 201909:30 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
Session 3Monday 3 June 201909:30 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Fire Safety Awareness – with use of extinguishers

Due to the serious nature and the potential devastating consequences of fire, it is vital that all workers are aware of what to do if they discover a fire. This 3-hour course is designed for all staff regardless of role. It will cover workplace fire safety topics that are needed to ensure the safety of the employee and their fellow staff members. The course will help any member of staff to better understand the crucial information which can be so valuable in the case of a fire.

This training is suitable for Workplace Fire Marshals and instruction also satisfies the requirements laid down i ...
Course Code: HLTH 18/024

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Physical Restraint Training (CPI Accredited) (EVENT FULL)

This Physical Restraint training is accredited by Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and includes physical interventions and personal safety techniques, which are designed to maximise the safety of everyone involved in a crisis situation.

The course provides participants with strategies and skills to deal with challenging situations effectively. There is an emphasis on de-escalation throughout, and an understanding that restraint is only used when all other alternatives have failed. The training is concerned primarily with safety, and it is designed to raise the confidence of participants by ...
Course Code: EDU 18/905

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Session 1Wednesday 1 May 201909:00 - 15:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Promoting Positive Mental Health 11+ years (EVENT FULL)

According to the most recent figures from the Department of Health and Public Health England ‘Child and adolescent mental health disorders are common, they affect 10-20% of children and young people – with the most recent UK figure indicating that 10% of 15-16 year olds have a diagnosed mental health disorder’ (DfH and Public Health, 2015).

The APMS reported that, “in England, the rates of common mental health problems are highest in the South West (20.9%), North West (19%), West Midlands (18.4%) and London (18%). They are lowest in the South East (13.6%) and the East (14.4%).” (Mental Heal ...
Course Code: HLTH 19/022

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Early Years Enabling Environments

Enabling Environments is a course aimed at those working in the early years sector, with babies and children aged 0-5 years. This interactive course will enable delegates to engage with one another, reflecting on practice through open discussion. We will consider the contributing factors and our roles as facilitators when creating an enabling environment for all children to reach their full potential.

Creating enabling environments allows babies and children to feel more comfortable and safe. This in turn allows them to explore, play and discover within their environment. Playing and disco ...
Course Code: EDU 18/599
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Session 1Thursday 2 May 201911:00 - 15:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Introduction to Gender Identity & Trans Awareness (EVENT FULL)

‘Introduction to Trans Awareness’ is an entry-level session that introduces the key information colleagues need to know to support trans colleagues or to work with trans clients or pupils. A good understanding of trans people is important not only for good practice, but because “gender reassignment” is a protected characteristic under the Equalities Act 2010.
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/7

This session offers you the opportunity to check out terms you’ve heard and practices you’ve heard of and ask “Is it OK to…?” in a small group setting. The trainers have a wealth ...
Course Code: SFVSS 18/316

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