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Assessment Skills: Social Care Assessments 2-day

Effective assessment and analysis is essential for identifying needs and strengths, and reducing vulnerability and risk in order to improve life chances for children and young people. Critical thinking and analysis can help to ensure appropriate interventions and actions are in place in order to meet the needs of service users. This course will help to enhance practitioner assessment, critical and analytical thinking, recording, and evidencing practice in line with national good practice requirements.

The Ofsted August 2015 report on the quality of assessment for children in need of help fo ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/195

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PARIS Health Visitors RBWM Course (Windsor and Maidenhead)

PARIS is the Social Care and Health Care database used by RBWM to record all clients’ records. This course is mandatory for all PARIS users who need to be able to write to the PARIS database, upon successful completion of the course, users will provided with write access to the PARIS system.

This course covers the basics that all PARIS users need to know to be able to successfully navigate the software and input or access appropriate data in client’s records.
Course Code: EDU 19/953

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Management Oversight, Supervision and Review - The art of helping staff to be the best they can be

Supervision and management oversight is fundamental to the social work profession:

“Set and uphold high quality practice standards, instilling a strong sense of accountability in staff for the impact of their work on the lives of children and families. Establish rigorous and fair processes for managing the performance of staff, including accurate measures of practice through direct observation. Secure an in-depth, comprehensive and current understanding of the realities of practice across the organisation and know how to address early signs of difficulties. Recognise and commend hard work a ...
Course Code: SFVSS 20/008

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Contingency Planning Matters (EVENT FULL)

Establish the seriousness that different risks present and any harm already suffered by a child, balanced with family strengths and potential solutions. Set out the best options for resolving difficulties facing the family and each child, considering the risk of future harm and its consequences and the likelihood of successful change. (Knowledge and skills statement for child and family practitioners- DfE -2018)

Contingency planning is an essential part of all our work across early help and children’s social care. This workshop is relevant for all practitioners and managers working within e ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/315

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Outcome Focussed Plans - Making a measurable difference to children’s lives

All social workers are required to demonstrate their expertise in outcome focussed planning. The Knowledge and Skills Statement for approved child and family practitioners states that social workers are to ‘Make realistic, child centred, plans within a review timeline, which will manage and reduce identified risks and meet the needs of the child. Ensure sufficient multidisciplinary input into the process at all stages.’ (DfE, 2014)

A good outcome focussed plan is pivotal in working effectively together with children and families and our partners. Often we over focus on tasks and are not cl ...
Course Code: SFVSS 20/007

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That Difficult Age: Developing a more effective response to risk in adolescence (Windsor & Maidenhead)

There is evidence to suggest, that as a nation, we do not adequately understand, identify, prevent or effectively reduce the significant risks that some adolescents experience (ADCS, 2013). This may be because adolescents are mistakenly perceived to be more resilient than young children, and that they have more freedom of choice. These types of assumptions can have negative consequences ranging from missed opportunities for intervention, help being offered too late, or resources being directed to unsuitable and ineffective solutions.

This course aims to explore how adolescent risk can be ad ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/233
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Session 1Tuesday 25 February 202009:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Bray Room, St Ives Road, SL6 1RF
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Courtroom Skills

With increasing numbers of cases entering into the Public Law Outline (PLO) process and moving into care proceedings, it is essential that staff within Children’s Services are equipped to confidently approach court work. This course and is designed specifically for workers who may need to attend court as part of their duties to safeguard children, including giving evidence at contested hearings.

The session is ideal for staff who have never attended court, need to improve confidence or have not been for a significant period of time and want to brush up their skills. This is not a lecture bu ...
Course Code: EDU 19/515
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Session 1Tuesday 3 March 202010:00 - 16:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Introduction to Gender Identity & Trans Awareness

Throughout history, life has not been easy for transgender people. Although things may have improved, trans people still face discrimination and many challenges today. A good understanding of trans people is important not only for good practice, but because “gender reassignment” is a protected characteristic under the Equalities Act 2010.
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/7

This session offers you the opportunity to check out terms you’ve heard and practices you’ve heard of and ask “Is it OK to…?” in a small group setting.

‘Introduction to Trans Awareness’ is an en ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/265
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Session 1Tuesday 17 March 202013:00 - 16:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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PARIS Health Visitors RBWM Course (Windsor and Maidenhead)

PARIS is the Social Care and Health Care database used by RBWM to record all clients’ records. This course is mandatory for all PARIS users who need to be able to write to the PARIS database, upon successful completion of the course, users will provided with write access to the PARIS system.

This course covers the basics that all PARIS users need to know to be able to successfully navigate the software and input or access appropriate data in client’s records.
Course Code: EDU 19/954
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Session 1Tuesday 17 March 202009:30 - 16:00Maidenhead Town Hall - Cookham Room, St Ives Road, SL6 1R
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Total Respect (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Article 12 of the United Nations Conventions for the Rights of the Child (UNCRC, 1989) says that young people have the right to participate in decision making that has a direct impact on their lives.

This is a training course delivered to professionals by members of our Children in Care Council, Kickback. The course is designed to energise and motivate staff, with plenty of activities to get you thinking about how children and young people experience being looked after and to learn from their experiences.

Total Respect Training is recommended for social workers, participation workers, ...
Course Code: EDU 20/077
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Session 1Saturday 21 March 202011:00 - 16:00Windsor Youth and Community Centre, 65 Alma Road, SL4 3HD
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