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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 18/274
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Session 1Tuesday 26 February 201909:30 - 14:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Desborough Theatre, St Ives Road, SL6 1RMap
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Fun with Sounds - Laying the Foundations for Early Phonics

‘Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in English. If children are able to understand phonics it will help them know which letters to use when they write words’ (National Literacy Trust, 2018). Phonics education is driven from the Department for Education and this course has been developed on recommendations from government policy.

Clearly, providing rich opportunities for singing, saying rhymes and moving to music is an essential element of high quality early years practi ...
Course Code: EY 19/002
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Session 1Tuesday 26 February 201909:30 - 13:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9ALMap
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LSCB Neglect Toolkit (Cancelled)

It is agreed amongst practitioners and academics that the cumulative nature of neglect can have a disastrous impact on all aspects of children’s health and development. Neglect causes great stress to children leading to poor health, educational and social outcomes and is potentially fatal. Kingston & Richmond LSCB believes that all children and young people in our boroughs should have professionals who are able to swiftly identify and respond effectively to child neglect.

The Neglect Toolkit has been developed to is to help practitioners with parents and carers look at and think about the q ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/048
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Session 1Tuesday 26 February 201912:00 - 14:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
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Using Visuals to Support Communication

This course is *NEW for 2018* and intended for any practitioner working with children and young people with complex needs and significant communication difficulties.

We will discuss the various visual strategies that you can use to support and enhance the communication of children and young people who are predominantly non-verbal, including: Makaton, Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), Aided Language Displays, Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) books and high-tech communication aids.

The course will equip attendees with practical opportunities to use these approa ...
Course Code: SFVSS 18/258
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Session 1Tuesday 26 February 201909:30 - 12:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9ALMap
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Action Learning Set (Continuing to Lead and Inspire) (EVENT FULL)

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 ev ...
Course Code: SFVSS 18/112

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Session 1Wednesday 27 February 201909:30 - 12:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Session 2Wednesday 27 March 201909:30 - 12:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Session 3Wednesday 17 April 201909:30 - 12:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Session 4Wednesday 1 May 201909:30 - 12:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Session 5Wednesday 15 May 201909:30 - 11:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Session 6Wednesday 29 May 201909:30 - 12:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
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New to EYFS Assessment and Profile

The statutory early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework requires the EYFS profile assessment to be carried out in the final term of the year in which a child reaches age 5, and no later than 30 June in that term. There are now new statutory guidelines for the assessment and reporting in the early years foundation stage. The Department for Education (DfE) state that ‘assessment and reporting arrangements apply to all early years settings, including all providers registered with a childminder agency, all providers on the early years register, maintained schools, including maintained special ...
Course Code: EDU 18/460
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Session 1Wednesday 27 February 201916:00 - 18:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9ALMap
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Preparing to Work in Home based childcare Module 5 - Understanding children’s learning and behaviour (Cancelled)

Child development and the key milestones influence all aspects of a child’s life and wellbeing. Understanding those factors that influence child development will enhance your knowledge and skills in responding to their needs, behaviour and learning.

This course is a module of the CACHE Level 3 Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare course. This aimed at those about to embark on a home based childcare career as well as those working as a home based childcarer wanting to refresh their knowledge.
Course Code: SFVSS 18/198
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Session 1Wednesday 27 February 201918:30 - 21:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9ALMap
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Signs of Safety - Mock Child Protection Conference (Windsor and Maidenhead) Thumbnail

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 18/1055

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Supporting Resilience in Children & Young People (Windsor and Maidenhead)

The ‘building resilience in children and young people’ training is for everyone who is interested in how to support children in reaching their best potential. Using positive re-enforcement and basic strategies to help the child believe in his/herself provides them with the skills to cope with difficult situations they might face.

This course is relevant for everyone who works with children and who would like to learn more about what is useful in supporting the development of children’s ability to ‘bounce back’. Resilience is important to build ‘assets’ as to reduce risk factors that could ...
Course Code: SFVSS 18/311
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Session 1Wednesday 27 February 201913:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Desborough Theatre, St Ives Road, SL6 1RMap
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Supporting Resilience in Practitioners (Windsor and Maidenhead)

When referring to resilience we often consider the definition to mean an individual’s ability to recover quickly from setbacks. We make reference to how they can cope with high pressure demands and how they adapt to stress and adversity.

This training day is intended to help practitioners to develop and sustain their own resilience. The day will include a mixture of presentations of theory and concepts, and self-reflective exercises in small groups.

Change Point will lead this day; they have a wealth of experience in the field and work closely with a number of our established trainers su ...
Course Code: SFVSS 18/310
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Session 1Wednesday 27 February 201909:30 - 13:00Maidenhead Town Hall - Desborough Theatre, St Ives Road, SL6 1RMap
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