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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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Session 1Wednesday 25 September 201909:30 - 12:15Guildhall - Room 46, High Street, KT1 1EU
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Intent, Implementation and Impact - Early Years Practitioners (EVENT FULL)

This course is *NEW for 2019* and is for practitioners working in early years settings. This interactive and informative day will explore the quality of education outcomes in the new inspection framework which comes into force in September 2019. The session will unpick what exactly is meant by intent, implementation and impact and the role of practitioners.

As part of the new inspection framework ‘In group provision, the inspector must track a representative sample of two or more children across the inspection. The inspector should discuss with the provider what they intend the relevant ch ...
Course Code: EDU 19/319

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Session 1Thursday 26 September 201909:30 - 15:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Conditions - Level 1

“Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways” (The National Autistic Society, 2016).
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/asd.aspx

The number of school age children and young people diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to rise year on year. It is essential that these individ ...
Course Code: EDU 19/726
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Session 1Thursday 26 September 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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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 19/122
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Session 1Thursday 26 September 201910:00 - 16:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Desborough Theatre, St Ives Road, SL6 1R
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Safeguarding Children: Child Protection Process Level 3 - Refresher (Windsor and Maidenhead)

This course is for staff who have previously completed Level 2 and Level 3 safeguarding courses and are required to refresh their knowledge and skills. This training session will refresh understanding delegates about the processes involved with child protection procedures, including statutory assessment.

It is expected that all those who work predominantly with children, young people and/or carers who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns. As a consequence practitioners ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/171
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Session 1Friday 27 September 201909:30 - 12:30Maidenhead Project Centre, Maidenhead Project Centre, SL6 8BY
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Achieving for Children is implementing Signs of Safety from 19th June 2017. The Signs of Safety model promotes strong relationship building and enables practitioners across different disciplines to work in partnership with children and families to maintain a focus on building safety within the family.

These briefings are an introduction to Signs of Safety and will give staff and partners an opportunity to hear about Achieving for Children’s intended implementation plan, as we set off on our journey to roll out Signs of Safety over the next couple of years. The briefing sessions will be led ...
Course Code: EDU 19/737
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Session 1Friday 27 September 201910:30 - 11:45King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Tuning in to Letters and Sounds

The Early years inspection handbook (EIF), which was introduced in 2019 has a renewed focus on the importance of Language, reading and phonics development.

The schools’ EIF states that “Staff develop children’s communication and language…staff develop children’s love of reading… and the schools approach to teaching early reading and phonics and ensures children learn to read by the end of Reception”. However it is clear that synthetic phonics should only be taught in Reception.

The Early Years EIF states that “children are ready for the next stage of development through listening and re ...
Course Code: EDU 19/359
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Session 1Friday 27 September 201909:30 - 12:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Intent, Implementation and Impact - Childminders (EVENT FULL)

This course is *NEW for 2019* and is for childminder working in early years settings. This interactive and informative session will explore the quality of education outcomes in the new inspection framework which comes into force in September 2019. The session will focus on how to evaluate and support your team in implementing the curriculum, ensuring all children’s needs are effectively met.

As part of the new inspection framework ‘In group provision, the inspector must track a representative sample of two or more children across the inspection. The inspector should discuss with the provid ...
Course Code: EDU 19/325

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Session 1Saturday 28 September 201909:30 - 12:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Intent, Implementation and Impact - Childminders

This course is *NEW for 2019* and is for childminder working in early years settings. This interactive and informative session will explore the quality of education outcomes in the new inspection framework which comes into force in September 2019. The session will focus on how to evaluate and support your team in implementing the curriculum, ensuring all children’s needs are effectively met.

As part of the new inspection framework ‘In group provision, the inspector must track a representative sample of two or more children across the inspection. The inspector should discuss with the provid ...
Course Code: EDU 19/408
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Session 1Saturday 28 September 201913:00 - 15:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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