This workshop provides an opportunity to consider attachment theory; application and intervention; trauma theory; impact and assessment; and recovery planning and assessment. Designed with the specific aim of informing, engaging, and delivering an understanding of historical, biological, observational, cultural and neuroscience attachment…...the very core of what it is to be.
The day will set out attachment and trauma perspectives based on casework for child and family social workers, education, residential care professionals and family placement professionals, kinship and foster and adoption carers.
Drawing on child development and attachment theory the workshop will seek to assist attendees in assessing and developing attachment based interventions so that we have the professional language and the professional/personal skills and confidence in this key area of trauma recovery practice.
The workshop will be led by Richard Rose, Director of Child Trauma Intervention Services Ltd (CTIS) which seeks to engage with children affected by early life trauma and to help them achieve their full potential. Richard undertakes consultancy and training on Life Story Therapy and working with 'hard to reach' children and adolescents and develops academic training programmes in the UK and internationally. Prior to founding CTIS in 2011, Richard worked in the UK in local authority child protection and in the highly regarded residential therapeutic treatment agency SACCS, including four years as the Clinical Practice Director of the Mary Walsh Institute. Throughout his career, Richard has worked with children and their carers in out of home care and family placements, with the aim of enabling placements to become healthy and nurturing through enhanced understanding and attachment. He is the author of three books including Life Story Therapy: A new therapy for traumatised children – A model for practice, published in 2012 and Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work 2017. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University.
IMPORTANT: To complete your registration for this session please complete the pre course work outlined in the attached document.
Your TEAMS invite is attached. You may also receive further details from the facilitator, Sarah Clay (Central Consultancy & Training)
By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer.
The meeting will open at 9.00am, so that you can join the meeting in time to check that the technology is working prior to a 9.30am prompt start.
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.
Inclusing Yate, Thornbury, Charfield, Winterbourne and Coalpit Heath
As a setting with a high number of children entitled to 2yr funding and / or Early Years Pupil Premium, we would like to invite you to our locality-based disadvantage network, based at the Children’s Centre.
We will be discussing the challenges faced by families in your area and the impact this has on your setting. We will be exploring how we can creatively work together to share our knowledge, skills, and expertise to improve outcomes for children.
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).
Test your knowledge before you attend the training (SGC employees only): https://adults.ccinform.co.uk/knowledge-hubs/supported-learning-tools/
This is a virtual course delivered by Sarah Wigley, commissioned on behalf of the South Glos Safeguarding Adults Board.
Suitable For: All health and social care professionals who work with individuals on an
ongoing basis who are or may be experiencing domestic abuse.
Please note: We will send your joining instructions (including the link to join this session) via email closer to the time of this event.
** Users will not be able to attend this course if you have not completed the 'Mosaic Training - Adults Intermediate' session **
During this session your trainer will provide you with an introduction to Mosaic workflow and on how to complete and progress work within Mosaic. You’ll also get the opportunity to work through a Mosaic workflow process that you’ll be using in your day to day role.
This is a trainer-led virtual course conducted via Microsoft Teams and the Mosaic Training Database.
** Users will not receive Mosaic login details on Go-Live day if this course has not been completed **
** Users will not be able to attend this course if you have not completed the relevant Me Learning modules **
Mosaic Training – Adult Intermediate is designed to enable current AIS users to consolidate what they have learned through the Mosaic Me Learning, navigate around the system and to be competent with the basics that Mosaic has to offer.
This is an online course conducted virtually via Mocrosoft Teams, SharePoint and the Mosaic Training Database.
** Users will not be able to progress to ‘Mosaic Training – Adult Advanced’ until this course has been completed **
Members of the Business support team are exposed to varied information including reports; chronologies; verbal accounts; witness and other statements; as well as other ‘material’. They may only have had limited training and/or preparation for working with this material. Professional support such as debriefing and supervision, may not be readily available to them. In addition, they are unlikely to readily access other support mechanisms such as daily contact with team members and other staff to help them contain anxiety and promote resilience.
The absence of such work based mechanisms therefore leaves panel members potentially more vulnerable than other colleagues, to either a slow/insidious build-up of stress and trauma, or more immediate ‘triggering’ of traumatic memories, experiences and emotions. This workshop is designed to help those panel members consider how they may best cope with the material they are exposed to and develop ideas to contain anxiety and build resilience.
This one day programme is intended for any individuals from the Council and staff from all Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors working with people with Epilepsy.
Non-care staff need only attend the morning session of this course.
The course is a combination of interactive discussion, demonstration and practice with equipment and group work.
The standard charge for this course is £95 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions
Exploitation happens when someone has power and control over another person. They take advantage of another person’s vulnerability to make money, improve their status or gain control. In order to gain control and power they will groom the victim. The way they do this is by befriending them. This could be by buying them gifts or by giving them money, alcohol or drugs. They could also make them feel special and give them a group to belong to. Perpetrators will target a person’s vulnerability, whether they are children or adults, and will try to isolate the victim to make them depend on the perpetrator.
Adult Exploitation is an extremely important issue for anyone working with vulnerable adults. Exploitation can effect a wide range of people in very many different ways. It is an issue that needs to be understood by professionals so they know who might be more vulnerable to being exploited, what to look out for when they are working with vulnerable people and what to do if they are concerned that someone they are working with may be a victim of exploitation.
It can sometimes be really hard for a victim to know and understand that they are a victim of exploitation, as the perpetrator could be regarded as a friend. It can be very hard for the victim to disclose that they are being abused as they are being controlled by the perpetrator and they rely on them for help and support. If professionals are aware of the warning signs and risk indicators then they may be able to see the signs before the victim is aware of what may be happening. It is important to flag up early signs of exploitation so that a multi-agency approach can be put into place. This would include police who could then try and spot any criminal offences being carried out by the perpetrator and the possibility of any emerging patterns such as organised crime and exploitation rings.