Children's Social Care modules including: Physical Abuse, Multi-agency Forums, Adults Working with Children, Young Carers awareness and more.

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This 1 day course from LGSS Learning and Development is for staff whose specialised roles bring them into contact with children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation.

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

This 2 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is aimed at practitioners from across Children First Northampton who want to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the government initiative MECC (Making Every Contact Count).

Learning Outcomes:

  • To enable delegates to have competence and confidence to deliver healthy lifestyle messages, to help encourage people to change their behaviour and to direct them to local services that can support them.


Team managers from Children's social care will be invited on to this one day training session on supporting you to develop your skills in applying the model signs of safety in supervision.

Please only book on this training if you have been invited by Nicola Thrower

These 1.5 hour bite size sessions from LGSS Learning and Development are an opportunity for those working with 0-19 year olds and their families to explore the range and accessibility of community based services who aim to meet children and families identified needs.

To help professionals identify and link in with specialised and universal services operationally, nationally and with Northamptonshire.

By the end of the course you will:

  • Know the role and remit of NCC Locality Connectors
  • Know the principles of working with an Asset Based Community Development Model of working
  • Learn effective use of the NCC Children and Families Services Finder
  • Gain an overview of the voluntary and community sector that provide specialist and universal services or interventions.

This 90 minute bitesize session from LGSS Learning and Development is aimed at front-line practitioners from across Children First Northampton and Northampton Adult Social Services who working with parents who have a learning disability.

What you can expect to learn:

  • To know the difference between a learning disability and a learning difficulty.
  • To introduce Good Practice Guidance on Working with Parents with a Learning Disability (2007)
  • To know who is eligible for Adult Social Care
  • To identify ways of working together to safeguard children

These half day sessions will run bi-monthly as part of the development programme for Practice Champions (previously know as SOS Practice Leads). You will have the opportunity to meet with other practice leaders to reflect, share good practice and work on focussed topics.

Please book on one of each of the bi-monthly sessions.

Student Induction

Self enrolment

This course is for students coming into the authority on placement, students on the Step Up to Social Work Programme or students on the OU programme. You will receive a student guidance handbook and a corporate induction. The course will cover reflection, learning and communication styles, emotional resilience and anti discriminatory practice. you will also look at a real life case study and discuss tools that can be used with families.





Bitesize Systemic - Lived Experience of the Child

This one and a half hour workshop from LGSS is suitable for Childrens Services staff who wish to:

•      Have explored personal and professional resources and barriers to exploring the lived experience of the child

•      Use systemic ideas to explore, extend and enhance the lived experience of the child.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

There is no cost for this course which is only open to CCC employees.

This half day course from LGSS Learning and Development is aimed at front-line practitioners from across Children First Northampton who will use The Graded Care Profile to work collaboratively with parents to intervene and review support effectively with the families they are supporting where neglect is an issue.

Outcomes:

  • To know the importance of accurate record-keeping and evidence gathering to enable an effective response to 'slow-burn' neglect
  • To feel confident in using The Graded Care Profile in a collaborative way with the families we are supporting to make positive change
  • To 'explore' other supporting tools

Entry Requirements: It is expected that where appropriate, the initial on-line learning course 'Introduction to Neglect' is completed prior to attending this training.

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

This half day course from LGSS Learning and Development is aimed at experienced practitioners from across Children First Northampton who want to deepen their knowledge and understanding of how to recognise neglect using assessment, analysis and planning and then respond effectively to the families they are supporting where neglect is an issue.

Outcomes:

  • To enable delegates to recognise neglect in all its forms
  • To enable delegates to know the impact of 'slow-burn' neglect
  • To discuss the learning from recent serious case reviews and how they have impacted on current legislation and working procedures
  • To enable delegates to determine neglect whilst working in a collaborative way with families and other agencies
  • To know the importance of accurate record-keeping and evidence gathering to enable an effective response to 'slow-burn' neglect.

Entry requirements: It is expected that where appropriate, the initial on-line learning course 'Introduction to Neglect' is completed prior to attending this training.

Following the morning's course there is separate training on using the Graded Care Profile - this needs to be booked separately.

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

This 90 minute bite size session from LGSS Learning and Development is aimed at practitioners from across Children First Northamptonshire who want to gain knowledge and understanding of the Youth Justice system and the roles of the Youth Offending Service.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To develop awareness of the origins of the YOS and Youth Justice System.
  • To gain a basic awareness of the underpinning legislation which sets out the functional role of a YOS.
  • To gain an understanding of the YOS and how the service engages with our young people in Northamptonshire.
  • To identify best practice approaches for collaborative working when a child is being supervised by YOS and open to CFN.

[£0.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.


This 90 minute bitesize session from LGSS Learning and Development is delivered by The Fire and Rescue Service and will introduce delegates to:

  • Hoarding Disorder
  • Different types of clutter and hoarding
  • How and why fire safety risk increases with the amount of hoarding and clutter
  • Howe we can work collaboratively to support families living in cluttered homes
  • Links to current legislation
  • Use of the Clutter Image Ratings
  • Links to the Graded Care Profile/Neglect Screening Tool
  • Other services and tools to help people who live in cluttered homes



There are no entry requirements for this course.

This half day course from LGSS is suitable for practitioners who are new to or lack the confidence in undertaking 1:1 sessions  and who wish to:

•             Know how to plan and undertake effective 1:1 sessions with children, young people and families

•             Know how to structure 1:1 sessions

•             Develop skills required to engage effectively with children, young people and families

•             Understand the importance of establishing and maintaining boundaries in 1:1 sessions

There are no entry requirements for this course

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

This bitesize training from LGSS has been a collaborative development between Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust (NHFT), LGSS Learning and Development, Specialist Support Service (SSS) and Educational Psychologists (EPs) from Children First Northamptonshire.

The team involved in course delivery is drawn from all these organisations, to ensure that contemporary specialist knowledge is an integral part of the course.

The course will be of relevance to the transitions team and children’s workforce but with a focus on social workers. If you have not completed in depth training on autism previously it is recommended that you complete the first session before any of the others. Over the 5 bitesize sessions you will be able to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in working with autistic individuals and their families/carers.

This bitesize training from LGSS has been a collaborative development between Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust (NHFT), LGSS Learning and Development, Specialist Support Service (SSS) and Educational Psychologists (EPs) from Children First Northamptonshire.

Do you want to feel more confident in using Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), structure and interaction in building relationships with ‘hard to reach’ individuals on the autism spectrum? This session will help you recognise and understand the impact of communication and interaction difficulties experienced by autistic people and to make reasonable adjustments through considering developmental theory and strategies, sensory needs, environment and echolalia.

 

This bitesize training from LGSS has been a collaborative development between Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust (NHFT), LGSS Learning and Development, Specialist Support Service (SSS) and Educational Psychologists (EPs) from Children First Northamptonshire.

This session explores how to recognise communication differences for autistic people and what factors impact upon successful communication. Considering your own communication style you will develop your ability to use a range of support strategies to aid an autistic individual’s communication, participation and reduce anxiety.

This bitesize training from LGSS has been a collaborative development between Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust (NHFT), LGSS Learning and Development, Specialist Support Service (SSS) and Educational Psychologists (EPs) from Children First Northamptonshire.

Do you want to feel more confident in using your knowledge of autism and the individual to ascertain what they perceive as a positive outcome for themselves? This session will develop your ability to enable participation in assessment and direct work with an autistic individual by approaching interaction in alternative ways capitalising on their strengths, taking into account the impact of environment and activities presented.

This bitesize training from LGSS has been a collaborative development between Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust (NHFT), LGSS Learning and Development, Specialist Support Service (SSS) and Educational Psychologists (EPs) from Children First Northamptonshire.

This session covers the impact of living with autism on the whole family, including milestones, transitions and re-visiting loss. You will consider developing the autistic individual’s independence, their vulnerabilities, aging, crisis, equality and inclusion, criminal justice, employment and reduced life expectancy as well as building resilience in the family. By the end of the session you will be able to signpost to appropriate support at any life stage that will be meaningful for the autistic person and enable them to progress

This 5 day course from LGSS is for Social Workers within Childrens Social Care who are required to undertake Section 47 investigations and will provide staff with:

The knowledge and skills necessary for planning and conducting enquiries and interviews with children and young people, as well as gathering evidence for social care and criminal assessments and proceedings, in accordance with Section 47 of The Children Act (1989) and Achieving Best Evidence in Criminal Proceedings (2011)

Staff will be required to to complete a nomination form which must be endorsed by their line manager

 [£450] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

This 5 day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is targeted at Northamptonshire County Council Children’s Services Qualified Social Workers, who may be required to undertake interviews with children as part of a criminal investigation who wish to

  • Develop skills in working with other agencies to investigate allegations of child abuse and to explore issues which impact on this process.
  • Understand the complementing roles and responsibilities of social workers and police officers working together to achieve best evidence
  • Develop skills in information gathering for Achieving Best Evidence interviews and Section 47 investigations
  • Develop skills in planning and conducting interviews of children and young persons in accordance with Achieving Best Evidence and improve the standard of interviewing child victims and witnesses in legal proceedings.

This course is only open toQualified Social Workers with at least 2 years of post qualification experience

[£1500.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

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