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Our Young People understandably do not like the word 'Contact', and in an effort to try and help lessen the use of this word, we have replaced it with 'Keeping in Touch', which we hope you will all approve of.
The course this year will run over three days. Day 1 will focus on why 'keeping in touch' is important for everyone. Day 2 will look at how we plan for successful 'keeping in touch' sessions.
Day 3 ( you will need to book on to this separately - course code SGC/19/325) ) is aimed at Social Workers and Social Work Assistants and will focus on Observation, Recording and Analysis for 'Keeping in Touch'. This is running on 15th May 2019, at Poole Court
Day 1 and 2
Workshop aims: - To know what 'Keeping in Touch' is and can be - To consider research findings to ensure 'Keeping in touch' is in the child's best interest and promotes security and stability - To consider a range of experiences and what research tells us about them - To consider the potential psychological and emotional impact of 'keeeping in touch' upon all parties - To consider how to use 'keeping in touch' to facilitate and promote healthy relationships. We will share with you the 'Voice' of our young people looked after on this subject. In addition to this we will also have an Independent Reviewing Officer present, who will be able to explain the councils policy on 'Keeping in Touch' and the process required should the amount of time that this happens needs to be changed.
This network is for new teachers, experienced teachers who come from teaching in another age group, or teachers returning to the EYFS following time teaching in another year group.
Are you new to teaching and find yourself in a Reception class? Are you an experienced teacher and working in EYFS for the first time? Are you an experienced teacher returning to EYFS? This network will reveal the excitement and challenge of working with the very youngest children in school. We will provide an opportunity for you to share good practice and discuss issues and concerns with colleagues at each session.
Have you identified your disadvantaged children? When are you planning for them in order to narrow the gap? Is your environment supporting learning and development for your cohort?
We would like this training to be responsive to the needs of NQTs and experienced teachers new to or returning to EYFS in addition to any focus we may agree in response to national and local initiatives or EYFS data, so please bring along your ideas, suggestions and data to each session.
This is also an opportunity to make links with other teachers in EYFS and has always been a useful discussion forum for sharing ideas, tips and concerns.
safeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognise a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training—anyone age 15 or older who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t want to die—instead, they are looking for a way to work
through the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they usually invite others to help them in making a choice for life. safeTALK teaches participants to recognise these invitations, engage with the person with thoughts of suicide, and connect them with resources to help them be safer from suicide.
This is the 1st of two masterclasses being led by Jenny Molloy - care leaver, experienced trainer, LAC adviser and author of Hackney Child, Tainted Love and Neglected.
Jenny is an inspirational woman who talks about her own difficult upbringing and experiences of being a child in care.
This unique insight will support your work with children and young people, helping them to understand and make sense of their past, cope with current uncertainties, develop a clearer sense of identity and ensure aspirations for children in care are always at their highest.