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Developing Safeguarding Practice (Refresher for ASC staff after completing the basic safeguarding awareness course)
Aim: This half day refresher will enable participants to discuss and develop their safeguarding knowledge and skills in a supportive learning environment
Target group: ASC Staff and PCC Partners who have previously attended the safeguarding awareness course and require an update and to develop their knowledge and skills of safeguarding adults (including ISAs, Carers,Nurses, SWs,OTs).
Due to COVID-19 restrictions this is a virtual training session on “Zoom”. You will access the training using your device (desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smart mobile phone). You will need an internet connection, as well as a microphone, camera and speakers on your device. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have this equipment, and that you can access Zoom.
This course requires delegates to be enrolled on the ECDL programme before booking on this course and charges may apply. Please email ECDL@Portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.
ECDL Extra is a recognised qualification at Level 2 and is deemed to be equivalent with GCSE grades A* to C.
ECDL Extra builds on the users basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and improves their understanding of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
The First Aid at Work Requalification (FAWR) is suitable only for those delgates who have an in date First Aid at Work qualification and it is approaching expiry.
Please only book on this course if your certificate is due to expire with 3-4 months of the date of this course.
If your certificate has expired and it is less than one month since your expiry date please contact the course administrator to discuss your options.Essential Information
Introduction to Safeguarding - Target Group:
All newly approved carers, as soon after approval as possible. All other carers who need an update on the basics of policy, practice and research.
This course is mandatory for all foster carers and those working with under 18’s. In order to keep children safe key adults need to be able to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect. It is also vital that the reporting and recording process is fully understood.
This course will provide an essential introduction to the Mosaic system, covering the essential skills you will need to navigate the system and maintain client records.
This session will be held online using Microsoft Teams - a link to the online meeting will be attached to the booking confirmation email.
***THIS TRAINING IS FOR CHILDREN'S SOCIAL CARE STAFF ONLY***
‘You lot don’t care! You’re going to take our kids away and you get a bonus for that’
‘Why aren’t you going to the neighbours down the road, they’re much worse than us!’
‘What do you know? Do you have kids of your own?’
Are these kinds of ‘heart-sink’ phrases familiar? Do you or your staff frequently find themselves on the defensive as practitioners or as managers? In an environment of diminishing resources and increasing demand on services, we need a fresh and imaginative approach.
Motivational Interviewing is a framework of intervention, brought together in the 1990s by Professor William Miller and Professor Stephen Rollnick. It is an approach designed to work with those most resistant to change or stuck in entrenched behaviours. The premise of Motivational Interviewing is that motivation is not a ‘fixed state’ that a person does or does not have. Rather, motivation ebbs and flows depending on many factors such as circumstances, mood and so forth. The skilled practitioner (or manager) will harness whatever very little motivation there might be, and help it move in the right direction. The Motivational Interviewing approach borrows in from other sources such as Carl Rogers’ person-centred counselling; Socratic thinking and Prochaska & DiClemente’s Cycle of Behaviour change.
The key principles are:
• Engagement with the client, rather than doing something to them – i.e. change cannot be forced or pushed on to someone. It has to be internal for the client to be meaningful and long term.
• Rolling with resistance (NB this is not rolling over or being passive)
• Express empathy
• Avoid conflict
• Developing discrepancy in client’s thinking
• Support self-responsibility
Clients are often stuck or ambivalent about making changes for themselves. Practitioners can easily collude with this ‘stuckness’, or out of frustration try to push people to action, which only increases resistance. Motivational Interviewing helps to make the practitioner aware of these tendencies, and give them options to work more powerfully in ways that create more possibility of change for their clients.
Our MI training course gives a highly interactive and practical experience of Motivational Interviewing, and its potential power to engage with people meaningfully, rather than do something to them. There will be opportunities for demonstration, discussion, and questions, conducted in ways that model the principles of a motivational skills approach. We will explore together how we can all nurture even the smallest steps of progress, with the emphasis on encouragement and trying to bring out the best in others as well as ourselves.
Delegates must attend both sessions to complete the course - please add both dates into your calendar.
Safeguarding Adults Annual Refresher: Learning Lessons from Safeguarding Adults (Practice) Reviews for Managers, HGSW, SW, OT, Senior Carers and Nursing Staff
The training is split into two sessions over consecutive days. The training will enable practitioners, in a supportive, non blaming environment, to understand the key themes emerging from Safeguarding Adults Reviews (in Wales these are called “Safeguarding Adults Practice Reviews”). Participants will also reflect on what the learning means for their practice with service users and their communication and joint working with staff of partner agencies.
This session will look at a selection of Reviews from across England and Wales, as well as some Reviews which are more local to the venue in which the training is taking place
Who should attend?
Anyone working in a health and/or social care setting. All participants should already be familiar with what Safeguarding Adults means in theory and in practice. This is an advanced session, for experienced practitioners. It is not an awareness session.