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eLearning: Safeguarding Training: Basic Awareness Level 1

The Government has defined the term 'safeguarding children' as 'The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully. Safeguarding Awareness Level 1 is suitable for those who have infrequent direct contact with children and young people, and may become aware of possible abuse or neglect.
Course Code: EDU 19/162

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SMARTer Planning (Cancelled)

All social workers are required to demonstrate their expertise in 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)

Care plans are a fundamental activity for children and family social workers. Plans need to be SMART and have clear goals that are responsive to the needs of the individual. Pl ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/157

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Child Exploitation (CE) and County Lines Basic Awareness Workshop (Windsor and Maidenhead) (Cancelled)

The key findings from recent serious case reviews involving children who have been exploited is the necessity for a multi-agency response to addressing the issue of Child Exploitation (CE) in communities such as Criminal Exploitation is also known as 'county lines'. Boroughs and nationwide, Local authorities, the metropolitan police and other agencies in Windsor and Maidenhead are working in partnership to identify children and young people at risk of CE and county lines.

The 2018 Inside government “Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation” Conference gave evidence of the significant rise in cas ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/225

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Online safety and risky behaviour for Professionals (Windsor and Maidenhead) (Cancelled)

The internet has a huge influence on children and young people, both directly and indirectly affecting almost every aspect of their life. This influence is mostly positive, providing an essential tool for learning, building relationships and helping them find their place in the world.

With social media, apps and the web now at our fingertips, it’s getting harder to oversee and enforce what children can and can’t do online. No longer are the dangers limited to the family PC – making it increasingly difficult to supervise and monitor internet usage.

As a professional, dealing with a child’ ...
Course Code: EDU 19/759

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LSCP Working Towards Ending Harmful Practices

The Asian Women’s Resource Centre (AWRC) have been funded by The Mayor's Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) to deliver this training to help promote awareness about harmful practices including Honour Based Violence (HBV), Force Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Faith Based Violence (FBV), Acid Attacks, so called ‘Corrective Rape’, Widow Ritual and Brest Ironing.

‘Currently the AWRC assists on average 3,000 women and children every year experiencing domestic abuse, free of charge, through the services offered, historically, the Centre has reached out to and supported more tha ...
Course Code: EDU 19/976

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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 18/843

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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 19/761

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LSCP Working with Race, Culture and Belief Systems in the Context of Professional Curiosity

Professional curiosity is described as thinking beyond a single source of information and considering, holistically, the circumstances of the child and family. It requires asking questions, verifying and checking information, as well as not making assumptions or accepting things at face value.

“While the presence of a potential indicator of neglect does not necessarily mean that a child is being neglected, it will always warrant further investigation. Practitioners must be ‘professionally curious’ to determine further information in the interests of the child. It is essential that professio ...
Course Code: EDU 20/080

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Lunch and Learn Session: SEN and Education, Health and Care Plans (Windsor and Maidenhead) (Cancelled)

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 19/310

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Recognising and Supporting Parents in Parental Conflict: Applying Knowledge, Skills and Techniques- Module 2 (Windsor and Maidenhead) (Cancelled)

Practitioners or agencies that have contact with parents either directly, or by working with their children, play an important role in identifying and supporting the reduction of parental conflict.

The Reducing Parental Conflict Programme has been designed to upskill practitioners in supporting parents to reduce conflict within their relationship, whether they are together or separated. In turn, they can then improve outcomes for their children.

Whether new to your role, with less experience or a very experienced practitioner,regularly encountering parental conflict situations, learners ...
Course Code: SFVSS 20/020

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