Young People’s Voices - Personalisation and Participation (SEND)

‘Participation is important because it brings everyone closer’ (Young person with SEND, 2017)

It is a fundamental right of all children and young people to be heard and this is enshrined as one of the 4 core principles of the United Nations Convention on The Rights of The Child. (1989)

The Children Act (1989 & 2004) made it a requirement for local authorities to give “due regard to a child’s wishes” in relation to making decisions and taking actions to protect individual children, as well as providing services.

According to the most recently updated SEND Code of Practice guidelines (2 ...
Course Code: SFVSS 21/135
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Session 1Friday 24 June 202213:00 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Friday 24 June 202213:00 - 16:30Home Study, N/A, N/A
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Building Resilience in Children and Young People

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 reinforcement 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 i ...
Course Code: SFVSS 21/161
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Session 1Monday 27 June 202209:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Learning from Practice

Working together 2018 sets out that the child protection processes in England involve a ‘complex multi-agency system with many different organisations and individuals playing their part. Reflecting on how well that system is working is critical as we constantly seek to improve our collective public service response to children and their families.’

Since 2016 in AfC we have carried out various learning lessons reviews and these have been held jointly with partners in the Kingston and Richmond Children Safeguarding partnership (previously LSCB) or single agency internal reviews.

This t ...
Course Code: EDU 21/551
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Session 1Tuesday 28 June 202213:30 - 15:30Home Study, N/A, N/A
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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: EDU 21/749(2)
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Session 1Tuesday 28 June 202209:30 - 12:30Maidenhead Project Centre, Maidenhead Project Centre, SL6 8BY
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What we think about fathers (and why we might think that)

Over several decades one of the key issues that is consistently highlighted in serious case reviews (see Brandon et al (2013), Neglect and Serious Case Reviews; Ofsted: Ages of Concern – Learning Lessons from Serious Case Reviews (2011)) and academic research is the failure to effectively and systematically engage with and assess fathers and other men as a potential risk or resource for children. This is a well-recognised systemic and cultural issue, which is rooted in the understandings of men and fatherhood prevalent within social care systems, and in social care systems’ responses. Despite ...
Course Code: SFVSS 22/065(03)
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Session 1Tuesday 28 June 202210:00 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A
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Supervision Skills: Making the Most of Supervision (Windsor & Maidenhead)

‘It is as though the confluence of the search for certainty in detecting and eradicating abuse and neglect, combined with the belief (and management oversight) that following rules will further reduce the risk of missing a case, has replaced the space of reflection on professional judgement which actually protect children and young people’ (Munro Review of Child, 2010).

Supervision is an essential element of Social Care; effective supervision is linked to improved outcomes for service users. This course is designed for frontline staff working with children, young people and families. It wil ...
Course Code: EDU 21/756(2)
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Session 1Wednesday 29 June 202209:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Project Centre, Maidenhead Project Centre, SL6 8BY
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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 conflic ...
Course Code: EDU 21/629(2)
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Session 1Thursday 30 June 202209:30 - 16:30Windsor Youth and Community Centre, 65 Alma Road, SL4 3HD
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Introduction to Makaton

‘Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language; the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order’ (The Makaton Charity, 2017).

This Makaton taster session is an introductory and experiential session. Delegates will learn about the Makaton Language Programme: what it is, how it works and who it is used by. They will see demonstrations of approximately forty signs and symbols. Delegates can use and try these signs and symbols in their own workplace or with the individual(s) with communication ne ...
Course Code: EDU 21/620
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Session 1Thursday 30 June 202214:30 - 17:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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KRSCP: Kingston Community Safety MARAC Training

The Community Safety Team from Kingston Council are offering Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) training to professionals that may come in contact with victim survivors of domestic abuse. MARAC is a multi-agency approach to keeping victim survivors safe by creating multi-agency safety plans.

It is important that professionals know how to identify high risk victim survivors of domestic abuse and what to do if a disclosure is made. This training is to enable professionals to feel confident in recognising when a MARAC referral is necessary and how to make the referral.

This co ...
Course Code: EDU 22/183
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Session 1Thursday 30 June 202210:00 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A
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Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility Level 2 (Windsor and Maidenhead) (Cancelled)

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 22/047(2)
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Session 1Thursday 30 June 202210:00 - 14:00Home Study, N/A, N/A
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