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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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The Role of the Foster Carer and Supervising Social Worker in Supporting and Promoting the Education of Children Looked After in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

It is widely recognised that nationally, children looked after (LAC) and previously looked after do not attain on a par with all other children (e.g. Education Matters in Care, 2012). However, research shows that those with foster carers who are engaged with their education have a much higher chance of success than those who do not (e.g. Ofsted’s ‘Impact of virtual schools on the educational progress of looked after children’, 2012).

The aim of this course is to equip foster carers, supervising social workers and adoptive parents of early years and primary aged children with an understandin ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/235

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The role of the Foster Carer and Supervising Social Worker in Supporting and promoting the education of children looked after and previously looked after at Key Stages 4 and 5

It is widely recognised that nationally, children looked after (LAC) and previously looked after do not attain on a par with all other children (e.g. Education Matters in Care, 2012). However, research shows that those with foster carers who are engaged with their education have a much higher chance of success than those who do not (e.g. Ofsted’s ‘Impact of virtual schools on the educational progress of looked after children’, 2012).

The aim of this course is to equip foster carers, supervising social workers and adoptive parents of secondary and post 16 aged children with an understanding ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/248
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Session 1Monday 18 November 201910:00 - 14:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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How to Refer to the Single Point of Access (SPA) and Early Help (EH) Services (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Following the Children’s Services Information Workshops, held in April 2019, this session was developed to support partner agencies with referrals to the SPA and Early Help services.

Staff from a variety of agencies and partners are invited to attend this one hour training session and will have the opportunity to share knowledge and information about our Early Help offers with their colleagues. The session will cover what good referrals look like and how that links with our Signs of Safety practice framework.

The session is ideal for colleagues who are involved in decision making regar ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/125
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Session 1Tuesday 19 November 201908:15 - 09:30Maidenhead Project Centre, Maidenhead Project Centre, SL6 8BY
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Therapeutic Life Story Work (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Of the 4,790 children who were subject to a final adoption order in 2013/14, 3,140 were over two years old, meaning many will have memories of their birth family that are important to integrate (How adoption social workers can deliver first-class life story work, Community Care Inform, 2015). Life Story work is an important tool on communicating with children of all ages, it aims to enable children to open up about parts of their lives they would rather not speak of.

This is a one day training course for all social work staff, Contact Supervisors and staff in Protection and Early Help. The ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/213
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Session 1Monday 25 November 201909:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Bray Room, St Ives Road, SL6 1RF
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Lunch and Learn Session: Serious Case Review (Windsor and Maidenhead)

This is a one hour session on every Friday for all Windsor and Maidenhead AFC Staff to come together, share best practice, and refresh knowledge.

In Achieving for Children we think it is really important that teams and services are able to meet up regularly. What sets this concept apart from other courses is the accessibility and less framed structure of this approach.

The lunch and learn session are important, not just to share a level of expertise but they enable two way, regular communications among employees from different parts of AFC. With practitioner attendance we will be able t ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/275
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Session 1Wednesday 27 November 201912:00 - 13:00Maidenhead Town Hall - Zone F Room 1, St Ives Road, SL6 1RF
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Lunch and Learn Session: Specialist Parenting Service for Asian Community (Windsor and Maidenhead)

This is a one hour session on every Friday for all Windsor and Maidenhead AFC Staff to come together, share best practice, and refresh knowledge.

In Achieving for Children we think it is really important that teams and services are able to meet up regularly. What sets this concept apart from other courses is the accessibility and less framed structure of this approach.

The lunch and learn session are important, not just to share a level of expertise but they enable two way, regular communications among employees from different parts of AFC. With practitioner attendance we will be able t ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/276
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Wednesday 11 December 201912:00 - 13:00Maidenhead Town Hall - Zone F Room 1, St Ives Road, SL6 1RF
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How to Refer to the Single Point of Access (SPA) and Early Help (EH) Services (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Following the Children’s Services Information Workshops, held in April 2019, this session was developed to support partner agencies with referrals to the SPA and Early Help services.

Staff from a variety of agencies and partners are invited to attend this one hour training session and will have the opportunity to share knowledge and information about our Early Help offers with their colleagues. The session will cover what good referrals look like and how that links with our Signs of Safety practice framework.

The session is ideal for colleagues who are involved in decision making regar ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/126
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Session 1Thursday 12 December 201908:15 - 09:30Maidenhead Project Centre, Maidenhead Project Centre, SL6 8BY
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Introduction to Systemic Principles

Systemic principles have been influential in contemporary social work practice in a number of local authorities nationally. The London Borough of Hackney developed the ‘Reclaiming Social Work’ model, which has resulted in risk assessment and management utilising reflective clinical supervision (Pendry, 2012).

These approaches are not limited to social work practice alone and have uses within a number of other disciplines, including education and mental health services. Multiple ways of understanding enables the ability to develop different ideas of knowing, resulting in greater solutions. ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/231
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Session 1Wednesday 22 January 202009:30 - 16:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
Session 2Thursday 23 January 202009:30 - 16:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Lunch and Learn Session: Serious Case Review (Windsor and Maidenhead)

This is a one hour session on every Friday for all Windsor and Maidenhead AFC Staff to come together, share best practice, and refresh knowledge.

In Achieving for Children we think it is really important that teams and services are able to meet up regularly. What sets this concept apart from other courses is the accessibility and less framed structure of this approach.

The lunch and learn session are important, not just to share a level of expertise but they enable two way, regular communications among employees from different parts of AFC. With practitioner attendance we will be able t ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/263
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Session 1Wednesday 22 January 202012:00 - 13:00Maidenhead Town Hall - Zone F Room 1, St Ives Road, SL6 1RF
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