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eLearning: Stay Safe Online

There is so much cyber security advice available these days, many people find it hard to know where to start. Some organisations struggle to explain why cyber security is something that all staff should care about. Even larger organisations (with dedicated training resources) find it difficult to explain the technical aspects of cyber security in ways that are relevant to their staff, so that they can help keep their organisations (and themselves) safe from cyber attack.

Equally, many small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and charities may not have the resources to put any cyber security ...
Course Code: EDU 20/049

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eLearning: Data Protection Training

Mishandled data can lead to serious consequences for organisations as well as for individual staff members, including financial penalties and disciplinary action.

Compliance with data protection legislation is both a personal and an organisational responsibility. All staff, including volunteers, have a responsibility to know how to process personal data.

This course is aimed at all Achieving for Children staff.
Course Code: EDU 20/310

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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 20/335

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Total Respect (Windsor and Maidenhead) (Cancelled)

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 20/079
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Session 1Wednesday 28 October 202011:00 - 16:00Windsor Youth and Community Centre, 65 Alma Road, SL4 3HD
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Managing Difficult Conversations (EVENT FULL)

This online workshop is intended to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to effectively respond to difficult situations and conflict with both service users and colleagues. The focus of the course will be on strategies to correctly assess the situations and reduce the likelihood of escalation through the effective communications techniques.

Please note this is an online course and a joining instructions will be sent to you prior to the course start time . We recommend that all delegates login to the session in plenty of time to avoid any technical delays.
Course Code: EDU 20/716

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Session 1Monday 2 November 202009:30 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Supporting the education of your looked after children - training for social workers, personal advisors and independent reviewing officers

There is still a great gap between educational outcomes for all
children and for those Looked After (e.g. Education Matters in Care, 2012). Considering their statutory duties, social workers have a vital role in improving both educational outcomes and subsequent life chances for looked after children (LAC).

This course aims to support social workers, personal advisors and independent reviewing officers in reviewing their role, in working in partnership with the virtual school and educational settings to support their children and young people so that outcomes are improved.
Course Code: EDU 20/515
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Session 1Wednesday 4 November 202009:30 - 11:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Interviewing Vulnerable Children & Families

Social care workers conduct interviews with their clients to help gather information and establish relationships. Having strong interviewing skills is vital in social care, because asking the wrong questions or responding inappropriately to your clients can negatively impact engagement and hinder the overall effectiveness of the professional worker.

This course aims to provide delegates with an understanding of the current thinking in terms of effective engagement. It will use interviewing principles that focus on helping people engage with clients in a meaningful way.


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Course Code: EDU 20/450
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Session 1Wednesday 11 November 202009:30 - 13:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Monday 16 November 202009:30 - 13:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Assessment Skills: Social Care Assessments 2-day (Windsor & Maidenhead)

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 19/196
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Session 1Tuesday 24 November 202009:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Project Centre, Maidenhead Project Centre, SL6 8BY
Session 2Tuesday 1 December 202009:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Project Centre, Maidenhead Project Centre, SL6 8BY
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Developing 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: SFVSS 20/252
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Session 1Tuesday 1 December 202010:00 - 11:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Developing 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: SFVSS 20/253
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Session 1Tuesday 1 December 202013:00 - 14:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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