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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 17/314

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eLearning: Nutrition and Healthy Eating

By teaching children healthy eating habits, and modelling these behaviours, you can help children maintain a healthy weight and normal growth. Also, the eating habits your children pick up when they are young will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle when they are adults.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating is aimed at nursery practitioners including cooks and chefs, as everyone has a responsibility to support the health and wellbeing of children they care for.
Course Code: EY 16/426

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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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Achieving for Children is implementing Signs of Safety from 19 June 2017. The Signs of Safety model promotes strong relationship building and enables practitioners across different disciplines to work in partnership with children and families to maintain a focus on building safety within the family.

The heart of the Signs of Safety process is an assessment and case planning format that is meaningful for professionals as well as the parents, children and young people being assessed. The Signs of Safety format offers a simple yet rigorous assessment format that the practitioner can use to e ...
Course Code: EDU 19/047
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Session 1Tuesday 23 April 201909:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
Session 2Wednesday 24 April 201909:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Depression in Children & Young People

According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, ‘depression usually starts in the teen years, more commonly as children near adulthood. They state that ‘feeling sad is a normal reaction to experiences that are stressful or upsetting. However, when these feelings go on and on, take over your usual self and interfere with your whole life, it can become an illness’ (2016).

Depression rates in children and young people have increased by 70% in the last 25 years (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2016). It is important that those working with children and young people know the signs to look out ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/022
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Session 1Wednesday 24 April 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Achieving for Children is implementing Signs of Safety from 19th June 2017. The Signs of Safety model promotes strong relationship building and enables practitioners across different disciplines to work in partnership with children and families to maintain a focus on building safety within the family.

These briefings are an introduction to Signs of Safety and will give staff and partners an opportunity to hear about Achieving for Children’s intended implementation plan, as we set off on our journey to roll out Signs of Safety over the next couple of years. The briefing sessions will be led ...
Course Code: EDU 18/999
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Session 1Thursday 25 April 201910:30 - 11:45King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Using Visuals to Support Communication (Cancelled)

This course is *NEW for 2018* and intended for any practitioner working with children and young people with complex needs and significant communication difficulties.

We will discuss the various visual strategies that you can use to support and enhance the communication of children and young people who are predominantly non-verbal, including: Makaton, Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), Aided Language Displays, Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) books and high-tech communication aids.

The course will equip attendees with practical opportunities to use these approa ...
Course Code: SFVSS 18/259
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Session 1Thursday 25 April 201909:30 - 12:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Fire Safety Awareness – with use of extinguishers

Due to the serious nature and the potential devastating consequences of fire, it is vital that all workers are aware of what to do if they discover a fire. This 3-hour course is designed for all staff regardless of role. It will cover workplace fire safety topics that are needed to ensure the safety of the employee and their fellow staff members. The course will help any member of staff to better understand the crucial information which can be so valuable in the case of a fire.

This training is suitable for Workplace Fire Marshals and instruction also satisfies the requirements laid down i ...
Course Code: HLTH 18/024

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Physical Restraint Training (CPI Accredited)

This Physical Restraint training is accredited by Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and includes physical interventions and personal safety techniques, which are designed to maximise the safety of everyone involved in a crisis situation.

The course provides participants with strategies and skills to deal with challenging situations effectively. There is an emphasis on de-escalation throughout, and an understanding that restraint is only used when all other alternatives have failed. The training is concerned primarily with safety, and it is designed to raise the confidence of participants by ...
Course Code: EDU 18/905
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Session 1Wednesday 1 May 201909:00 - 15:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Promoting Positive Mental Health 11+ years (EVENT FULL)

According to the most recent figures from the Department of Health and Public Health England ‘Child and adolescent mental health disorders are common, they affect 10-20% of children and young people – with the most recent UK figure indicating that 10% of 15-16 year olds have a diagnosed mental health disorder’ (DfH and Public Health, 2015).

The APMS reported that, “in England, the rates of common mental health problems are highest in the South West (20.9%), North West (19%), West Midlands (18.4%) and London (18%). They are lowest in the South East (13.6%) and the East (14.4%).” (Mental Heal ...
Course Code: HLTH 19/022

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