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Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility Level 2 (Windsor & Maidenhead)

The safeguarding of children is the responsibility of everyone who works with children and young people. This safeguarding session is a multi-agency session and is only available to those working in across children's services. If your organisation would like an in-service session delivered in your own setting on level 1 or 2 safeguarding please contact training@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Everyone who works with children has a responsibility for keeping them safe. No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances and, if children and families are to receive ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/182
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Session 1Friday 4 October 201909:30 - 13:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Bray Room, St Ives Road, SL6 1RF
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AfC Induction: Getting Connected (AfC Colleagues) - session 2 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 19/174
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Session 1Monday 7 October 201915:00 - 16:3042 York Street, 42 York Street, TW1 3BW
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First Response and Personal Safety for Lone Workers

This course will equip employees with the skills to observe and manage risk. The session will be interactive and engaging and is designed to meet the needs of practitioners working with children, young people and their families.

The training provider has a wealth of experience, they know how important it is for lone workers to have access to a practical training offer on this really important subject area. Consequently, this course is intended to provide staff who work alone with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage the risks of lone working and respond to situations of conflict w ...
Course Code: BSS 19/025
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Session 1Monday 7 October 201909:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Portage Workshop: A Small Steps Approach to Learning for children with SEND

‘Portage is a model of support for children and families which can be adapted and used effectively both in the home and in early years settings’ (National Portage Association, 2018).

The Portage model is a framework of support that includes three essential elements:

• Family Focus
• Structured Teaching
• Child-led play

The framework focuses on respecting each family member and their own priorities whilst applying flexibility to the needs of each child and family members.

This three day Portage workshop is designed to support the knowledge and skills of Early Years practitioners ...
Course Code: EY 19/016
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Session 1Monday 7 October 201909:00 - 16:00Moor Lane Centre, Moor Lane, KT9 2AA
Session 2Tuesday 8 October 201909:00 - 16:00Moor Lane Centre, Moor Lane, KT9 2AA
Session 3Monday 11 November 201909:00 - 16:00Moor Lane Centre, Moor Lane, KT9 2AA
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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness

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 18/215
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Session 1Tuesday 8 October 201909:30 - 14:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Intent, Implementation and Impact - Early Years Practitioners

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 19/320
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Session 1Tuesday 8 October 201909:30 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Using Visuals to Support Communication

This course is 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 approaches and brainstorm h ...
Course Code: EDU 19/706
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Session 1Tuesday 8 October 201909:30 - 12:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Advancing our thinking: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)

Following on from the successful Beating Anxiety Conference in October 2018 , AfC’s Emotional Health Service will focus this year on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s).
This conference is open to all practitioners working with children and young people across Richmond, Kingston, Windsor and Maidenhead.

The original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study was conducted in California in 1995 by Vincent Felitti and Robert Anda. ACEs refer to highly stressful events experienced during childhood such as psychological, physical and sexual abuse; emotional and physical neglect, domestic vi ...
Course Code: EDU 19/284
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Session 1Wednesday 9 October 201908:30 - 16:15Harlequin FC, Members Club House, Langhorn Drive, TW1 7SX
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Paediatric First Aid 2-day

The Paediatric First Aid training course is designed for people caring for children in any organisation setting. It is suitable for au pairs, nannies, childminders, school staff, nursery and pre-school workers, sport and leisure staff, crèche leaders, parents and anyone responsible for the welfare of children.

In order to meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises, and available at all times when children are present, and must accompany children on outings. Childmin ...
Course Code: EDU 19/636
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Session 1Wednesday 9 October 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Thursday 10 October 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Preparing to Work in Home based childcare Module 3 - Understand how to support the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children

Everyone who works with children has a responsibility for keeping them safe. No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances and, if children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action (Working Together to Safeguard Children,2018)

This safeguarding session is a single agency session and is only available to those working in early years. Bookings received from organisations that are not a early years setting ...
Course Code: SFVSS 18/195
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Session 1Wednesday 9 October 201918:30 - 21:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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