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This will be delivered via TEAMS and you will be sent an invite nearer the time.
This 1/2 day course is suitable for all staff who could potentially come into contact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.
Social care practitioners should attend both day 1 and day 2 (Autism - assessing the needs of autistic adults (for social work practitioners completing assessments under the Care Act 2014)).
Course Aims: Develop knowledge and competencies in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.
The course is delivered by James Hennefeld, a specialist trainer who has experience in supporting people with ASC in a wide range of care settings, including residential, low secure and in the community.
Previous delegates have said:
“It is essential that anyone coming into contact with people diagnosed with ASC attend this course”
“Trainer is extremely knowledgeable and training is delivered with passion and enthusiasm”
Topics: · Asperger Syndrome and how this relates to autism. · Effective communication. · Theory of mind. · Executive functioning. · Central coherence. · Sensory issues. · Social inclusion. · Service issues.
The standard charge for this course is £47.50. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.
IMPORTANT: To complete your registration for this session please complete the pre-course preparation outlined below.
By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer.
The meeting will open at 9.15am, so that you can join the meeting in time to check that the technology is working prior to a 9.30am prompt start.
1. Remind yourself about any Direct Payments recipients that you have worked with so you can share their & your experiences during the session
2. Have a look at the Direct Payments toolkit:
It contains the main DP practice guidance that covers national and local policy for DP. It also has other useful documents such as a step-by-step DP set up guide and guideline DP rates.
3. Watch this video: https://youtu.be/fDybiVXILxY
4. Have a read of (some of) Chapter 12 ‘Direct Payments’ of the Care & Support Statutory Guidance
Around 6 weeks after the session you will get the opportunity to reflect on your learning and will be sent a short questionnaire to complete. This is in the same format as the unstructured CPD log for Social Work England. Therefore in reflecting on your learning, you will also have content ready to paste into your CPD log for SWE!
The session will focus on Direct payments and our statutory duty to provide Direct Payments under the Care Act 2014. We will consider the benefits of a direct payment for adults, carers, professionals and the Local Authority as well as the challenges that may be experienced. A direct payment recipient will tell you about how it helps them to live a good life. We will explore the role of the Support Agencies and the logistics of setting up a direct payment. Denise Swain will be available to answer any questions that you have about setting up the finances.
This course is for teachers and teaching assistants in Reception classes.
Assessment and EYFS leaders may also wish to attend.
The Early Years Team will facilitate these sessions where schools can come together and discuss their judgements around children’s levels of development at the end of the Reception year.
The Early Learning Goals (ELGs) will be unpicked in detail and we will consider how areas interlink and the importance of a holistic approach to making judgements, in line with EYFSP requirements.
The sessions will focus on professional discussion and there is no expectation to bring along any evidence, although schools are welcome to do so and this can support conversations.
This will be an informal session to unpick assessment information and to ask questions and have discussions with members of the Early Years team as well as collegues from other schools.
The Purpose for the support groups
We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.
There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.
Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.
Sometimes there will be speakers and topics as requested by the group, this will hopefully make it as relevant to your fostering as you like.
These sessions should be recorded on your Personal Development Plan (PDP).
This training will help you to build the skills needed to perform well during the recruitment process.
We will cover limiting beliefs (negative thinking) – how to manage them so that you can achieve your goals, keeping a positive mindset, skills self-assessment to identify and apply your transferable skills and experiences, key points to help you create a great CV, application forms and expression of interest letters, and interview preparation.