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2 day Introduction to Signs of Safety Training course   This training explores:

• The principles, disciplines, tools and processes of Signs of Safety practice;

• The application of Signs of Safety practice through end-to end case examples;

• Signs of Safety application to an agency case; and

• The implementation framework, with emphasis on learning methods that support the practice methods.

Signs of SafetyFace to Face (Classroom)

Signs of Safety is an international model which will transform the way we work with children and families, and each other. The model is focused on building relationships and working together, identifying areas that need to change, including worries and risk, whilst focusing on strengths, resources and networks.

Signs of Safety BriefingsFace to Face (Classroom)
This one day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is aimed at all leaders and managers who wish to;
• Diagnose the development levels of employees and choose the appropriate leadership style
• Increase the frequency and quality of conversations about performance and development
• Create a communication model for all levels of the organisation to support cultural change and move toward a high-performance organisation
• Become a flexible leader who is highly skilled at goal setting, coaching, performance evaluation, active listening, feedback, and proactive problem solving
• Increase individual and organisational accountability by linking goals and planned intentions to an action plan

There are no entry requirements for this course.

[£600.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.
Situational Leadership (1 day)Face to Face (Classroom)
This two day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for all leaders and managers who have been in a managerial position for more than 6 months who wish to
• Diagnose the development levels of employees and choose the appropriate leadership style
• Increase the frequency and quality of conversations about performance and development
• Create a communication model for all levels of the organisation to support cultural change and move toward a high-performance organisation
• Become a flexible leader who is highly skilled at goal setting, coaching, performance evaluation, active listening, feedback, and proactive problem solving
• Increase individual and organisational accountability by linking goals and planned intentions to an action plan

There are no entry requirements for this course.

[£600.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.
Situational Leadership (2 days)Face to Face (Classroom)

This 2 hour face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development anyone who uses Skype for Business in their role but especially home workers, remote and field workers and those who do not routinely work at a fixed desk and who need more support to use it effectively as a communications tool on their tablet device or laptop.

The expectation is that you will have completed the Skype for Business learning materials (e-learning, videos and guides) on iLearn prior to arrival.

You must also ensure you have Skype for Business installed on your device, along with Citrix HDX Media Engine.  You will also need to bring your tablet or laptop to the workshop, along with your work Smart Phone with the Dell Defender app enabled and your Plantronics headset.

[£40.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Skype for Business WorkshopFace to Face (Classroom)

This is a one day training course for practitioners who intend to run a Solihull Approach parenting group in a community based setting such as a childrens centre, health clinic, school or family centre. (A parenting group runs over 10 weeks. It is suitable for parents who have universal to complex needs and children from birth to 18 years of age. Each parenting programme group is best targeted according to particular childrens age bands, such as the early years, primary school aged or secondary school aged).

Course Objectives: The Solihull Approach Parenting Programme is an evidence based parenting programme that is recognised by the Childrens Workforce Development Council. It aims to help parents reflect on their own and their childs feelings and how these can impact on behaviour. By so doing it aims to enhance understanding, improve communication and perspective taking. This empowers parents and leads to more effective management of their childs behaviour.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • To provide delegates with in depth content of the Solihull Approach Parenting Programme to understand what drives successful parenting practises)
  • To help delegates to think about process issues when facilitating a parenting group
  • To help delegates think about the preparation required before running a parenting programme
  • To help delegates think about and identify the issues that can arise and how they might be addressed.

All potential Solihull Approach parent programme facilitators must have completed the Solihull Approach Foundation training and already be familiar with using the Solihull Approach in their practice. It is suitable for all practitioners who are a member of the childrens workforce in Northamptonshire.

Solihull Approach  Parenting Group Facilitators Training Face to Face (Classroom)

This is a two day course from Northamptonshire TaMHS.  It supports practitioners on their work with Children's, Parent's and Carers to understand their child.The Solihull Approach is a nationally recognised and locally endorsed theoretical approach to working with children and their families that enhances team working within and across services. It focuses attention on promoting the emotional well-being and mental health in infants, children, adolescents and adults. The Solihull Approach draws on theories of psychotherapy, child development, including attachment and behaviourism, and brings them together in a practical way. The model integrates the concepts of containment; Reciprocity and Behaviour Management into a reflective model that informs practice. This training enables people to recognise how behaviour is a sign of the extent to which people (children and adults) feel understood and able to deal with their emotions at that time. It provides a framework for thinking about children's behaviour that develops practice and consistent approaches across agencies and within services.

The aims of the course are to:-

  • Introduce the Solihull Approach model and its theoretical underpinnings.
  • Place the application of the model within the context of child development
  • Provide an overview of the research findings on the efficacy of the Solihull Approach-Provide a framework to inform reflective practice
  • Provide a common language to enhance communication between and within teams as well as families
  • Provide opportunity to plan how to develop the models application within the practitioners workplace.
  • Provide opportunity to reflect upon use of the model in practice
  • Promote emotional wellbeing

Please Note: In order for an application to be processed, delegates must supply a cost code (if they are NCC/CCC/LGSS employees) or a purchase order number if they are school based or from any other setting. Please insert this number in the box provided at sign up.

[£184.00] Advertised price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Solihull Approach Foundation - 2 day courseFace to Face (Classroom)
The Solution Focused approach was developed in America in the 1980s by workers who after spending many years studying problem behaviour and trying to change it switched to studying 'solution behaviour' and how to promote it! Two simple ideas lie at the bottom of solution focus. First, nobody is perfect and this applies to our problems as well as everything else. If no-one can 'do' their problem perfectly, there must always be times when they don't do them so well. Whatever the child (or adult) is doing differently at these 'exceptional' times will be the basis of a potential solution. Part of the solution focused workers task is therefore to discover whatever a person is already doing which might contribute to the resolution of the problem about which they are concerned. Second, one of the common consequences of a serious problem is that it clouds our view of the future. We know that we don't want the problem but we have lost sight of what it is we do want. By being introduced to some very practical tools for applying these ideas to situations in schools at individual, class, whole school and staff levels, and being given the chance to practice using some of these, you will be able to begin right-away to address issues concerning mental health in your school in a more positive, productive and enabling way. Participants on a previous course identified six months later that they had found the approach very versatile and had thereby achieved better outcomes in using the approach in a range of situations, including: with individual pupils, with parents, with colleagues, in meetings and for improving staff well-being.This training is supported by the Northamptonshire Young Healthy Minds Partnership. The Solution Focused Approach is one of the Building Blocks for Mentally Healthy Schools at the Essential Foundations Level within the Northamptonshire TaMHS Programme.Learning ObjectivesTo know and understand what is meant by a Solution Focused approach.To know and understand how to use solution focused techniques in school. To have a clear and realistic plan for beginning to use a solution focused approach and techniques in your role at school, with confidence.Solution Focused Approach  An IntroductionFace to Face (Classroom)
To be confirmedSpecialist Court SkillsFace to Face (Classroom)
This full day course from LGSS is suitable for managers and officers who are actively engaged in writing, developing and reviewing contract specifications who wish to;
• Develop a clear understanding of the role and purpose of different types of specifications, how they impact on the process and their advantages and disadvantages,
• Know what content to include in a specification, how to define requirements and why to include them,
• Be aware of the Risks involved and benefits gained from a comprehensive specification,
• Understand the benefits of early market engagement and how it can be used in public sector procurement,
• Have been introduced to ways to achieve competitive prices when writing a specification, best practice in specification writing and models to support the process,
• Review how specifications should be issued and controlled.
[Entry requirements] You will need to be in a position that enables you to apply the learning from this programme into the workplace – working on developing, reviewing and writing specifications.
[£150.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.
Specification WritingFace to Face (Classroom)

This 2 day course from LGSS is suitable for Any staff who are responsible for carrying out supervision with team members within Safeguarding and Childrens Services and Early Help and Prevention Services including Service Managers, Team Managers, Senior Practitioners and Senior Coordinators. who wish to By the end of this training course, participants will have had the chance to reflect upon and practice the following skills:-Taking a supervision model and using this reflection to model their own approach of an excellent supervisor-Building a profile of an excellent supervisor and the skills they employ-Undertaking an assets and gaps exercise-Exploring the learning styles of supervisees and these impact on the supervision process-Applying Kolb's learning cycle and looking at how to assist supervisees who are struggling in applying learning to practise and understanding how and where they may be stuck in the cycle-Exploring positive and negative supervision cyclesAny staff who are responsible for carrying out supervision with team members within Safeguarding and Childrens Services and Early Help and Prevention Services including Service Managers, Team Managers, Senior Practitioners and Senior Coordinators.

[£300.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Strengthening Practice Programme - Assessment Module for Safeguarding and Childrens ServicesFace to Face (Classroom)

This 2 day course from LGSS is suitable for any staff who are responsible for carrying out supervision with team members within Safeguarding and Children’s Services and Early Help and Prevention Services including Service Managers, Team Managers, Senior Practitioners and Senior Coordinators.

 By the end of this training course, participants will have had the chance to reflect upon and practice the following skills:
-Taking a supervision model and using this reflection to model their own approach of an excellent supervisor
-Building a profile of an excellent supervisor and the skills they employ
-Undertaking an assets and gaps exercise
-Exploring the learning styles of supervisees and these impact on the supervision process
-Applying Kolb's learning cycle and looking at how to assist supervisees who are struggling in applying learning to practise and understanding how and where they may be stuck in the cycle
-Exploring positive and negative supervision cycles

[£300] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Strengthening Practice Programme - Strengthening Supervision for Children, Families and EducationFace to Face (Classroom)

This one and a half day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is for anyone working with people with a learning disability,

[£225.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Supporting People With a Learning DisabilityFace to Face (Classroom)

This session will consider the needs of children with literacy difficulties, share recent research and discuss contemporary definitions of dyslexia. There will be a focus on ‘what works’ for children who are having difficulties learning to read and spell.


The course is suitable for school staff for Key Stages 1, 2, 3, 4

Course Learning Objectives:

  • To understand how to identify the needs of children who are having difficulties learning to read and spell
  • To know how to create a dyslexia friendly classroom
  • To know how best to support individual children with reading and spelling difficulties
  • To identify where further help and resources can be accessed

[£87.00] Advertised price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation and non-attendance

Supporting pupils with literacy difficulties Face to Face (Classroom)

This 2 hour session course from LGSS is suitable for prospective and new chairs of schools, academies, local governing bodies and MATS and chairs of committees who wish to develop their confidence and skills, also experienced chairs that are keen to review their effectiveness in the role.

Governors who enrol are asked to commit themselves to attending all three modules.

 Outcomes

  • The roles and responsibilities of the chair
  • The working relationship with the head teacher
  • Effective governance processes (meetings, structure, distributed leadership)
  • How to handle complaints and grievances

[£70.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Please note that if the course does not reach minimum numbers we will rearrange.

Taking the ChairFace to Face (Classroom)

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, reiterated in Government Guidance asserts the rights of children to express their views freely in all matters affecting them. Offering children and young people opportunities to take a more active role in planning and reviewing their support and progress can also lead to improved confidence and greater motivation. However, for some children, the practicalities of helping them to articulate their perspective clearly can be challenging and simply questioning them to give their opinions is not enough. This course will focus on consulting with children and young people about their individual perspective and seeks to provide participants with:An understanding of the benefits of gaining a rich picture of the childs perspectiveAwareness of the key principles for consulting with children and young peoplePractical guidance on talking with children and young peopleKnowledge of effective techniques for eliciting children and young peoples views.

[£87.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance

The Child's Voice: Eliciting and listening to the views of the childFace to Face (Classroom)
This 5 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Foster Carers.By the end of the course you will:Help the foster carer understand that Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement Develop the foster carers understanding of the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and childHelp the foster carer understand that Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and ChallengeEnable foster carers to develop an understanding of Theraplay sessions creating an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewardingTheraplayFace to Face (Classroom)

This half day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for anyone who struggles to manage their workload, deal with conflicting deadlines and the manage the demands of other people. It will help you to;

• Identify how and where your time is spent during the working day
• Identify how much time is actually spent  in tasks relevant to your job description
• Prioritise tasks and demands
• Plan your workload effectively
• Deal effectively with Time Bandits!

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Time ManagementFace to Face (Classroom)

This 1 and a half day course from LGSS is suitable for all staff involved in providing services for children and their families where the Toxic Trio is present and impacting on parenting capacity and childrens development who wish to:

  • Know how to identify how the risk factors of parental mental illness, substance misuse and domestic abuse co-exist within families
  • Be able to describe the impact of parental substance misuse, mental ill health and domestic violence on parenting capacity
  • Understand the need for joint assessments, and how effective joint working can reduce harm
  • Know how to adopt a child focussed approach Understand the cycle of change, both as it relates to substance misuse, mental health, domestic violence and parenting
  • Appreciate learning from Serious Case Review findings and current research
  • Be familiar with local procedures and national guidance relating to domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and parental mental illness

There are no entry requirements for this course

[£300.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Toxic TrioFace to Face (Classroom)
TBCTransitions Training for ASCFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day course from LGSS is suitable for all practitioners working with children and young people in Northamptonshire who wish to


• Be able to describe attachment theory and understand how attachment develops
• Have explored how experiences in early relationships can create internal working models and attachment styles that may affect future relationships;
• Understand the impact of separation, loss, abuse and neglect on children’s development and their capacity to form attachments;
• Be able to make links between theory, research and practice; and understand how to apply attachment theory to the assessment and care planning of children and young people and families
• Understand how attachment theory can be used to improve child-parent/carer relationship


There are no entry requirements for this course.


[£150.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance

Understanding and Applying Attachment TheoryFace to Face (Classroom)
This 1 day course from LGSS is suitable for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of different ‘conflict modes’ and what their natural default mode is. By the end of this course you will also be able to identify the conflict style of others; understand the five conflict handling modes and have considered conflict situations.
[£150.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.
Understanding and Dealing with Conflict Face to Face (Classroom)

Recently there have been many changes to the mathematics curriculum with an emphasis being placed on the mastery approach and many schools adopting the Singapore Method of teaching. But what about those children who are experiencing difficulties in mathematics whether they struggle to understand or grasp basic concepts, to retain number facts or to manipulate number. Is there anything else that professionals can do in order to support these children?

In this half day course, aimed at professionals working in primary education or those working in secondary school with young people who are working significantly below age related expectations, we aim to address the following:
•  Why is mathematics important?
•  The importance of early number skills and the hierarchy of learning.
•  Difficulties children may experience.
•  How to support children with mathematical difficulties through quality first teaching and additional support.
•  What makes an effective intervention?
•  The impact of affective factors on the development of mathematics.
 
This half-day training aims to enable school staff to:

  • Understand the various skill sets required to develop competence in mathematics
  • Know how to identify and support children experiencing mathematical difficulties
  • Know where further help and resources can be accessed


[£87.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance

Understanding and overcoming difficulties in mathematicsFace to Face (Classroom)

This half day course from LGSS is suitable for staff whose specialised role brings them into contact with Children, Young People and Families, in particular those in foster care, moving to adoption and who wish to

  •  Know how to capture and evidence the voice of the child and lived experience of the child, from pre-birth to adolescence (including Disabled Children)
  • Be able to use creative techniques to work with children
  • Be able to meet needs according to disability, heritage, culture, gender
  • Have learnt about tools you can use to work with children on developing their self esteem
  • Be aware of a range of resources available.

[£150.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Voice of the ChildFace to Face (Classroom)
To be confirmedWorking with Hostile FamiliesFace to Face (Classroom)

This two day course is for permanently employed Northamptonshire Adult Social Care staff. (NASS)

What you will learn:

  • Understand the concept of choice, empowerment and risk
  • Understand the knowledge, skills and attitudes which underpin good practice in working with risk
  • Develop confidence in assessing, analysing and managing risk, and the importance of effective recording of all risk and positive risk decisions 
  • Understand the importance of capacity in relation to risk related decision making,
  • Understand when safeguarding/ARM procedures need to be instigated

£300 cost for cancellations.

Working with Risk in Adult Social CareFace to Face (Classroom)

This half day course is to ensure that Northamptonshire Adult Social Services (NASS) staff in adult care management feel confident and have a good understanding of using the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in their job role.

 

 What you can expect to learn

  • Have an understanding of the background to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Know what constitutes deprivation as per the ‘acid test’
  • Identify duties and responsibilities under the Act
  • Characterise the importance of Human Rights to health and social care
  • Recognise what constitutes restraint / restriction and importance of a less restrictive option
  • Be aware of the processes for having a DoL authorised in the community and in care homes and hospitals
Working with the Law DOLSFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day course is to ensure that Northamptonshire Adult Social Services (NASS) staff in adult care management feel confident and have a good understanding of using the Mental Capacity Act in their job roles, it also provides a brief introduction to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.


 What you can expect to learn

  • Understand why the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is necessary to protect people and how the act empowers people to make decisions.
  • Be able to define the 5 statutory principles, capacity and best interests and show understanding of how to use these within your work. 
  • Have the opportunity to discuss the implications of MCA in your work.
  • Consider how to promote effective communication during the MCA process
  • Have an awareness of the 2 stage test and how this can be used in your job role
  • Be aware of the deprivation of liberty safeguards (DOLS) and the implications for this in your job role
Working with the Law MCAFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day course is for staff working in Adult Care Management and those working in the Private, Voluntary and Independent Adult Social Care sector in Management roles to feel confident and have a good understanding of using the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in their job roles.

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance

Working with the law MCA/DOLSFace to Face (Classroom)

Zippys Friends and Apples Friends are evidence-based international programmes for teaching 5-9 year-old children social and coping skills. Developed by Partnership for Children, they are engaging 24-week mental health promotion programmes suitable for children of all abilities.

Learning Objectives
• I know and understand the key elements  of  ‘Zippy’s Friends’ and/or Apple’s Friends
• I understand the theory underpinning Zippy’s Friends’ and Apple’s Friends.
• I am aware of the relevant research showing the benefits of
• ‘Zippy’s Friends’ and Apple’s Friends.
• I feel confident enough to implement ‘Zippy’s Friends’ and/or Apple’s Friends programme in my school.

[£164.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/nonattendance.

Zippy's Friends and Apple's Friends International Mental Health Promotion Programmes for Young ChildrenFace to Face (Classroom)
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