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This 4 hour course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers.

Who wish to:

  • Identify why and how the health of children and young people in care is at risk
  • Explore how parents'/carers' approach to their own health care can influence that of the children and young people
  • Consider the legal requirements in relation to the Health of Looked After Children
  • Identify how to manage and administrate medication
  • Identify how to manage the challenges of communicable diseases.

This half day course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers and Adopters.

Who wish to:

  • Be able to establish ways in which all those involved can prepare and support children in their move from short term placements to permanent homes
  • Be able to provide information to assist those in the planning process for all children who are moving to permanency
  • Be able to acknowledge the significant impact that both planned and unplanned moves have on children and how this can be minimised

This is a 4 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Family Link, Connected Persons Carers and Adopters.

Who wish to:

  • Have an introduction to the Northamptonshire County Council's Heritage Planning framework
  • Have an opportunity to challenge own values, beliefs and explore ideas surrounding heritage, culture and racial identity whilst parenting Black minority ethnic children
  • Be introduced to the legislative framework and principles, underlying the effective work with Black minority ethnic families and communities Consider underpinning knowledge to change and improve the quality of life for those children and young people we work with particularly those who are black or dual-heritage
  • Gain practical skills and knowledge to address identity development

This 1 hour course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers and Adopters.

Who wish to:

  • Have explored the popular technologies and websites that children and young people are using (e.g. Moshi Monsters, Facebook, Xbox and mobile phones)
  • Have discussed the risks posed to young people through modern technologies, including cyber bullying, grooming and inappropriate content
  • Have discussed the realities of social networking sites and explore the associated privacy issues and digital footprint
  • Have been offered strategies for dealing with unpleasant cyber bullying incidents should they occur
  • Have looked at free online resources and materials for parents and carers which can be shared with young people to raise awareness of e Safety

This 2 hour course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers and Adopters.

Who wish to:

Consider the value of 'Letterbox' information sharing for Adopted Children, Adoptive Parents and Birth Family Explore Adopters' experiences and issues in relation to 'Letterbox' and look at ways of making it more meaningful for all

This day course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers  and for Fostering, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers and Adopters.

Who wish to:

  • Identify what Life Story work is and what it is not.
  • Have knowledge of a way of working with children and young people from the perspective of the adoptive parents and carers.
  • Understand what adopters and foster carers do with this information in the short and long term.
  • Gain ideas for integrating Life Story work into everyday life.

This 4 hour course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers for Foster Carers and Adopters.

Who wish to:

  • Consider potential factors that may influence behaviour including early childhood experiences and attachment
  • Learn techniques and strategies to help manage behaviour
  • Identify when additional support may be needed
  • Give a clear understanding of the potential causes and triggers for children's behaviours
  • Develop confidence in delivering clear strategies for managing behaviour
  • Recognise the importance of selfcare for parents and carers and strategies to aid this

This 4 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers and Adopters

Who wish to:

  • Be able to look at the important developmental and neurological issues to consider when dealing with teenagers
  • Identify potential factors that may influence behaviour including early childhood experiences
  • Consider attachment needs, trust and personal behaviour
  • Provide techniques and strategies to help manage behaviour
  • Identify when additional support may be needed
  • Recognise the importance of self care for parents and carers and strategies to aid this

 

This is a course over 2 evenings (2 hrs each), from LGSS Learning and Development for Northamptonshire Foster Carers.

Who wish to:

  • Be able to better prepare children and young people to move on in a way which meets their needs
  • Be able to consider the practical and emotional needs of all involved in helping the child or young person to move on
  • Identify the various supports which can be put in place for Carers during the transition period

This 5 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers.

Who wish to:

  • Look at the welfare of the child and ensure the childs needs, rights and views are at the centre of all practice and provision
  • Explore ways of working in partnership
  • Help you to practice within an inclusive and anti discriminatory framework
  • Discuss celebrating difference and diversity
  • Explore the importance of confidentiality
  • Promote social inclusion and the advancements of children and young people
  • Assist you in supporting self-esteem and resilience issues for every child and young person

This 4 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development for Northamptonshire Foster Carers

Who wish to:

  • Promote a 'whole approach' to the support provided to for individuals with challenging behaviour
  • Promote good practice which is safe, complies with legal guidance
  • To provide understanding of the issues around behaviour and challenging behaviour
  • To develop understanding of the functions of challenging behaviour and how behaviour serves a purpose for an individual
  • To develop a process of behaviour support planning which meets the individual's needs in a more positive way
  • To ensure awareness of the duty of care
  • To ensure competence in the sue of the core principals relating to physical interventions (where appropriate to your home environment)

This 2 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers. 

Who wish to:

  • Have an introduction to the Northamptonshire County Council's Heritage Planning framework
  • Understand the Local Authority's policy and procedures on recording
  • Understand the importance of recording
  • Have explored recording methods
  • Have explored the importance of confidentiality
  • Have explored the use of appropriate language

This 4 x 4 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development for Northamptonshire Fostering Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers.

Who wish to:

  • Develop your awareness of a range of potential needs and challenges that children and young people may experience
  • Recognise some of the potential complexities that early childhood experiences may bring to present relationships
  • Develop knowledge in key Psychological theories that can aid our understanding of children and young people
  • Enhance key skills in communicating with children and young people using a range of mediums including play and creativity
  • Recognise the importance of self-care for parents and carers and strategies to aid this.

This 4 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers.

Who wish to:

  • Be introduced to a range of behaviour management techniques
  • Consider how and when to apply behaviour management techniques.

You must have completed Psychology Stage 1 prior to attending this course.

This 4 hour course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers.

Who wish to:

  • Gain a greater awareness of the ways in which the behaviour affects the Adoptive Parent/Carer and how this can influence the way it is managed
  • Consider the way that the adolescent may feel about being or having been in care
  • Explore the concept of giving permission for the young person to have these feelings
  • Gain a greater understanding of the impact life experience can have on behaviour
  • Understand the feelings that may be fuelling the behaviour
  • Explore the balance between accepting the adolescent but not the behaviour.

You must have completed Psychology Stage 1 prior to attending this course.

This 4 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers.

Who wish to:

Explore the concept of self-esteem Look at how self-esteem impacts on improving behaviour and academic achievement.

You must have completed Psychology Stage 1 prior to attending this course.

This 4 hour course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers. 

Who wish to:

Look at a variety of creative techniques to help the Carer/Adoptive Parent engage the child. 

You must have completed Psychology Stage 1 prior to attending this course.

This 2 x 2 hour session course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers

Who wish to:

  • Understand the legal, policy and procedural issues involved and how to apply them in your area of work
  • Name the categories of abuse and recognise possible indicators of abuse
  • Describe what to do if you have a concern about a child or young person's welfare
  • Relate safeguarding issues to your own practice

This 2 x 2 hour evening course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers.

Who wish to:

  • Have an awareness regarding the impact of abuse
  • Discuss dealing with disclosures of abuse
  • Consider the implications of the above for children
  • Apply a variety of methods to enable you to communicate safely and appropriately with children and young people
  • Learn about the investigative process in the event of an allegation having been made against a Carer/Adoptive Parent

This course highlights how misunderstandings leading to allegations of inappropriate behaviour against Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents may be prevented. It looks at safe coping strategies for Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents and young people should tempers run high.

This course forms part of the Fostering core training and should be completed Post Approval Year 1

This 1 day course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers

 Who wish to:

  • Understand the importance and need for home safety
  • Be able to identify who is most at risk from home accidents and look at the reasons why
  • Explore causes, consequences and the related costs of home accidents
  • Be provided with accident prevention measures and methods of assessing, prioritizing and controlling risk -Develop skills and knowledge in effective interventions and how to evaluate them.
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