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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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eLearning: Record Keeping for Foster Carers

“A child’s records are an important source of information for them. They provide information about the sequence of events which brought about Children’s Social Care intervention into their life and (in many instances) explain the reasons for decisions about their care. These can be key to helping a child to understand themselves and their past. It may also be helpful for the child in later life when they want to understand more about their childhood.

Records also help to make sure that situations are clearly understood and this can help if allegations are made against you. They may also be ...
Course Code: EDU 21/195

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Restorative Practice Facilitator Training Course (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Restorative Practice is a highly effective,approach used to address situations of conflict, build relationships and repair harm by enabling people to communicate effectively and positively. It can be used across a variety of settings, from working with families, in criminal justice, in schools, the workplace and care homes.

This course is for nominated colleagues in Operational area 2. This Restorative Practice Course is accredited by the Restorative Justice Council.

The course is live facilitated online in 10 modules. Joining instructions will be emailed to confirmed bookings 24 hours ...
Course Code: EDU 21/142(2)
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Wednesday 12 May 202109:00 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Friday 14 May 202109:00 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 3Wednesday 19 May 202109:00 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 4Friday 21 May 202109:00 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 5Wednesday 26 May 202109:00 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Children's Social Care Joined Legal Training Programme - Viability, SGOs and/or Connected Persons Full Fostering Assessments (AfC only) (Windsor and Maidenhead) (EVENT FULL)

Social Care Professionals are required to interpret and apply legislation, guidance and case law on a daily basis. Incorrect interpretation and/or application can cause anxiety and confusion among professionals. This can negatively affect the decision-making process and lead to drift and delay, poor outcomes and ultimately leaving a child at risk.

This training programme was developed by the Joint legal team in Reading Borough Council , which will provide a range of half day courses that will instil social workers with knowledge, understanding and skills needed to carry out their roles lawf ...
Course Code: EDU 21/256(2)

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Session 1Thursday 20 May 202113:00 - 15:00Home 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.
Course Code: EDU 20/449(2)
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Session 1Friday 21 May 202109:30 - 16:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Social Care Debate Forum - Equality and Diversity (Windsor and Maidenhead)

This is a one hour constructive discussion session for all Windsor and Maidenhead AfC social care staff to engage together to hear about your experiences. This session will help us understand some of the challenges faced and focus on the key issues in children's social care.
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 sessions is the accessibility and less framed structure of this approach.

The sessions are important, not just to hear your experiences but they enable two way, regu ...
Course Code: EDU 21/314(2)
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Session 1Thursday 27 May 202110:00 - 11:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Children's Social Care Joined Legal Training Programme - CPRs (AfC only) (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Social Care Professionals are required to interpret and apply legislation, guidance and case law on a daily basis. Incorrect interpretation and/or application can cause anxiety and confusion among professionals. This can negatively affect the decision-making process and lead to drift and delay, poor outcomes and ultimately leaving a child at risk.

This training programme was developed by the Joint legal team in Reading Borough Council , which will provide a range of half day courses that will instil social workers with knowledge, understanding and skills needed to carry out their roles lawf ...
Course Code: EDU 21/257(2)
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Session 1Thursday 3 June 202113:00 - 15:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Children's Social Care and Early Help - Whole Service Event (Windsor and Maidenhead)

This is a quarterly meeting for all Staff within Children's Social Care and early Help in RBWM to come together, share best practice, hear about developments within Achieving for Children (AfC) in RBWM and refresh knowledge.

In Achieving for Children we think it is really important that teams and services are able to meet regularly. The quarterly service meetings are important, not just to share valuable news but they enable two way, regular communications among staff and managers. With practitioner attendance we will be able to encourage a common understanding of team activities and need ...
Course Code: SFVSS 20/276(2)
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Session 1Thursday 10 June 202109:00 - 13:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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