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

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Closed Course for CCC Children Social Care Team

An interactive 2 day virtual course designed for all practitioners where legal intervention may be required as part of the Northamptonshire County Council's public law outline for children they are supporting.

The course is designed for practitioners working with children where the public law outline may be required.

What can you expect to learn?

The course will give you an opportunity to explore:

  • The public law outline and the 26 week timetable
  • Effective pre proceedings
  • Evidence preparation
  • Legal threshold
  • Giving evidence and cross examination techniques

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

In a joint venture between Children First Northamptonshire and Northamptonshire Adult Social Services, a Festival of Practice has been agreed by both Senior Leadership teams.

The events planned, will provide an innovative, informative and interesting range of learning opportunities, which will support practice and help to make professional connections between staff.

This year, the theme of World Social Work Day is Promoting the importance of Human Relationships and our sessions will loosely link to this, supported by the collaborative approach of adult and children’s services.

The Festival of Practice will offer independent guest speaker sessions combined with a range of staff specialists and enthusiasts offering workshop based events.

Sessions are available at venues North and South of the county in order to maximise attendance, and all staff are welcome at all events. Teams are encouraged to work together, to ensure as many staff as possible can attend, whilst maintaining business as usual.

This course has been replaced by Understanding Domestic Abuse: Impact, Risk and Support, in a new digital version. Please book on via this link:

https://lgss.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=2919

The course

This half day course is designed to support practitioners in the use of Safety Planning when working with families experiencing Domestic Abuse

Who it is for

This course is suitable for professionals in Cambridgeshire working at NICE level 3 (see below for details) with individuals experiencing domestic abuse.

  NICE level 3 - At Level 3, staff are able to provide an initial response that includes risk identification and assessment (RIM, DASH), safety planning and continued liaison with specialist support services, including referral to specialist community-based programmes.

 

What you can expect to learn

By the end of the course you will:

  • Understand the key principles and the need for creating a safety plan with victims of domestic abuse

  • Understand the protective measures that are available for victims of domestic abuse including multi-agency working

  • Practice using a safety planning template

     

This course is for Cambridgeshire County Council Children's Staff only and is aimed at:

  • Practitioners and team managers in direct practice with children , young people and families.


Workshop objectives:

  • To develop an awareness of how exposure to repeated trauma affects individuals and the way in which they engage with services.
  • To build confidence in using an understanding of trauma to think about the needs of families with complex needs.
  • To learn how to create a context for healing through ordinary interactions in everyday practice

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This one day course from LGSS is suitable for Practitioners working directly with Children, Young people and Families including district Family Workers, Young Peoples Workers, Children Centre staff, Hub Workers and Contact Workers who wish to:

             Be able to identify the key theories of child development Be able to explain how the key theories can be applied in practice

             Be able to explain the importance of attachment and its effect on development

             Be able to discuss the importance of play

There are no entry requirements for this course £55 Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

This one day course from LGSS is suitable for Workers employed by Cambridgeshire County Council in Children Services whose work involves supporting adolescents and who wish to :

Explore how adolescent risk can be addressed, drawing on evidence and looking at:

•             Attachment patterns and how these can manifest in adolescence

•             What we know about adolescent development, including evidence from neurobiology

•             Adolescent “risk” and methods for building resilience

•             The role of relationship-based practice, and the importance of modelling resilience

There are no entry requirements for this course

[£55] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

This 90 minute bite size session from LGSS Learning and Development is interactive training that will encompass CSE, gangs, county lines and how gangs are using social media and YouTube.

You will gain a greater understanding of what a gang is, risk indicators, warning signs, what is the local picture, what support in Northamptonshire is available and lots of resources to take away to safeguard young people and vulnerable adults in the real world and online world.

These bite size session will be led by a specialist nurse and an online safety and wellbeing officer.

This Bitesize training from LGSS Learning and Development on behalf of Public Health on Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is suitable for all Children First Northampton staff.

  What you can expect to learn:

  • MECC is an evidence-based approach that encourages us to use the millions of day to day interactions that we have with the families we are working with to encourage healthy behaviours.

  • Topics covered include smoking, alcohol, weight management, mental health and emotional wellbeing, oral health, sexual health, screening, the NHS Health Check and blood pressure and adverse childhood experiences and fuel poverty.


This half day course is a closed course suitable only for staff from the Information Advice and Support and Service.

Learning outcomes:

To enable delegates to have increased knowledge and understanding of:

  • Referral routes to other teams within CFN
  • Roles, responsibilities and remits of other teams within CFN
  • Teams staff structure
  • The tools and terminologies used by other teams when they are working with families
  • Up to date, correct, impartial information of other team's practices that IASS can pass on to the families they are supporting.

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.


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

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 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 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

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