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Code: PCC/21/805 Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) (Cancelled)

County lines involves the exploitation of children and young people by OCG’s (organised crime groups). Police estimate up to 10,000 children may be connected with county lines operations. Children act as runners, moving drugs and cash under the radar of the police. But these children are exposed to physical, mental, and sexual abuse, and, in some cases will be trafficked to areas a long way from home to become part of a network’s satellite operations.

For professionals working with children involved in criminal exploitation, early interventions are crucial with a significant part being the relationship with the child or young person to disrupt exploitation and offer alternative options away from crime, violence, and abuse. Knowledge of county lines, child sexual exploitation, human trafficking, trauma bond, research into effective relationships will offer a deeper understanding of the high risks and danger posed for children and young people. 

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1 18 May 2022 09:30 - 13:00 Virtual Learning Platform Map

Code: PCC/22/111 Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day)

This course will provide a three year qualification in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) for staff who are either coming to the end of their existing EFAW qualification or for staff who do not have a EFAW qualification and require it for their job role.

Please note there is now a £20 nominal charge to book this course - please enter your services cost code when booking (not applicable for Children's or Adult's Social Care staff).

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1 18 May 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Excellent Training Room (formerly called Nelson) Map

Code: PCC/22/184 Healthy Conversation Skills - Behaviour Change (Making every contact count - Mecc)

Hi ! How are you?

There seems to be a misconception around 'helping people' and a tendency to move towards specific training that is overly complicated, sometimes daunting and often ends up sitting on the 'shelf' - The Healthy Conversation Skills training aims to de-mystify the art of 'giving help' and build confidence in everyone.

This 3 hour, fully interactive virtual training is designed to encourage and support the philosophy behind Making Every Contact Count (MECC) with added peer support, networking opportunities and a desire to implement what they learn in their daily lives

We all have a shared responsibility to be healthy in the conversations we have with our residents/customers and each other. We need to invest time in the development of our skills now while there is a collective consideration of health and inequality made so evident in the current pandemic.

If people are empowered to be proactive and opportunistic in their approach to helping others with more complex issues like mental health and sexual health: they will need to be confident in having a basic conversation; using reflection, open discovery questions and a person centred, asset based approach.

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1 18 May 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Virtual Learning Platform Map

Code: PCC/22/190 Introduction to Nonviolent Resistance (NVR)

Nonviolent Resistance (NVR) is an approach created to provide effective responses to aggressive, violent, self-destructive and controlling behaviour in children, adolescents and young adults. It is also used with anxious young people, whose behaviour controls the family through social withdrawal, internet, addiction, school non-attendance and similar difficulties.

The NVR key concepts of Resist, Persist, Unite, Repair provide an alternative empowering structure to deal with challenging behaviour when the usual approaches - rewards, incentives, sanctions, deterrents etc. are not working. It is a helpful addition within the context of foster carer training in providing a way of introducing boundaries in a way that will support non shaming approaches (connection before correction)

The NVR approach was introduced by Haim Omer in 2004. Drawing on the inspiration of figures like Gandhi and Martin Luther King who sought to challenge social injustice through peaceful means, Omer created a framework for use in homes, schools and communities providing practical strategies to help parents, carers and professionals:

? De-escalate in interactions with the child.
? Resist challenging and controlling behaviour.
? Build a united support network between home, school and community.
? Raise their presence and capacity to persist
? Reconnect and repair relationships with the child

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1 18 May 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Virtual Learning Platform Map

Code: PCC/22/459 Looked After Children (Priority Elected Members Training)

Who is this course for?

All councillors need to attend this training every 3 years

Who is running this course?

This course will be facilitated internally by the Head of Looked After Children Services and supported by foster carers.

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1 18 May 2022 13:00 - 14:00 Microsoft Teams Meeting Map

Code: PCC/22/165 Motivational Interviewing Cohort 18



‘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.


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1 18 May 2022 09:30 - 16:30 The Portsmouth Academy Map
2 19 May 2022 09:30 - 16:30 The Portsmouth Academy Map
3 23 June 2022 13:15 - 15:30 Zoom Meeting Map
4 21 July 2022 13:15 - 15:30 Zoom Meeting Map
5 08 September 2022 13:15 - 15:30 Zoom Meeting Map

Code: SCH/22/8 Primary Science Network Meeting (Cancelled)

The Primary Science Network provides opportunities to collaborate and share good practice with other Science leads across the city. From progression within the subject to useful resources, the group is led by the needs of those attending so that it can be as useful as possible to those joining.

Dario Recchia and Holly Thompson will be leading the meetings.

Delegates will need to bring science examples of work that show off their curriculum and Working Towards, Age Expectation and those that are showing signs or meeting further challenge opportunities as there is no greater depth. Please could you also bring examples of planning too.

Please note there are three meetings, it is not mandatory to attend all three, you can attend however many as you wish. 

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1 18 May 2022 16:00 - 17:00 TBA Map

Code: PCC/22/368 Theme Time Leadership Hour

This is a monthly 1-hour facilitated seminar on Teams for managers on a specified leadership theme. This month, the theme is leading a team through change. Attendees bring a question or a story for an informal conversation with their peers on good leadership practices. Join the event here.

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1 18 May 2022 15:00 - 16:00 Virtual Learning Platform Map

Code: PCC/21/810 Theory and Theorising in Social Care (Virtual) (Cancelled)

This course is suitable for Social Workers from both Children's Social Care and Adult Social Care who wish to improve their practice. The course looks at the importance of using theory in practice.

This training will now be delivered virtually by Siobhan Maclean. The course has been designed so that delegates are not looking at the screen for long periods of time and can have time to develop and practice the theory work. The session will run as follows:

10-12 and 2-4 input on theory and practice, picking out the specific theories that participants wish to cover.

Every participant will be able to use for a free month after the session. This will enable you to do some follow up activities linking theory with their own practice.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 May 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Virtual Learning Platform Map