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This 3 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Family Link and Connected Person Carers.

Who wish to:

• Look at the environmental and neurological context of attachment formation
• Examine how early childhood trauma has long term effects
• Identify some of the recognised symptoms of attachment difficulties and their effect on Foster Carers
• Explore parenting and therapeutic approaches

Baby Brain training is a 3x3 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development and is available for Northamptonshire Foster Carers accompanied by their Supervising Social Worker (unless the SSW has previously attended this training then carers can attend without a worker) and who have a baby in placement or a toddler under the age of 2 years.

You will learn:

  • Babies' Brain Development
  • Babies' Emotional Development
  • Babies' Playing and Laughing

You will need to complete all 3 sessions.

Please speak with your Supervising Social Worker before booking onto this training.

To book a place please email Linda Cohen lcohen@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk / northantsbabyroom@northamptonshire.gov.uk

 

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

Who wish to:

  • Know how to observe and record children's development
  • Know milestones in child development
  • Know about indicators of developmental delay and developmental impairment
  • Understand the impact abuse can have on children's development

This 3 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers.

Who wish to:

  • Understand what 'sexual exploitation', 'grooming' and 'trafficking' mean
  • Understand what might make a young person vulnerable to sexual exploitation
  • Recognise the signs of sexual exploitation

This is a 2 x 4 hour session course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Connected Persons only not for general Foster Carers.

Who wish to:

  • Have the opportunity to increase your support networks through discussion of shared experiences
  • Explore key issues faced by Connected People Foster Carers including statutory requirements and assessment processes Identify risky behaviour and strategies to keep children safe
  • Understand the impact of Separation and Loss on children and explore how to support children to recover from this
  • Develop understanding of issues arising from managing contact for children
  • Develop confidence and skills in supporting children within their education.

This 2 x 2 hour evening course or 4 hour daytime course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers.

Who wish to:

  • Help participants understand the legal context of contact.
  • Ensure delegates appreciate the importance of contact for the child.
  • Help delegates to be better equipped in managing the process of contact

This is a 1 day course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters and Family link Carers and Connected Persons who may be called to court regarding looked after children.

Who wish to:

  • Understand how to give evidence and the potential for being cross examined

  • Learn the pitfalls and tips for why we give evidence and how to do it for the best possible outcome
  • Discuss and explore the legislative framework
  • Understand the court room procedures

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

Who wish to:

  • Understand relevant legislation including Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010, the Fostering Services Regulations 2011 and associated statutory guidance, which came into force in April 2011 and Amendments to the Children Act 1989 Guidance and Regulations, July 2013
  • Develop fully your understanding of the Delegated authority policy 2013 for children in foster care
  • Understand how decisions are made in practice
  • Explore foster carers' responsibility and how this relates to everyday practice

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

Who wish to:

  • Aim to develop the awareness, knowledge and confidence of the carer to support the learning of children
  • Focus on the early skills and knowledge children need as a foundation for wider learning
  • Look at the opportunities in daily experiences to further learning and understanding
  • Develop strategies for improving progress in reading and maths that are fun and relaxed as well as structured and challenging

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

Who wish to:

  • Develop your understanding of the concept of diversity
  • Understand some of the legal frameworks that affect equality
  • Be able to identify the differences that contribute to our diverse population e.g. race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, religion, culture, background, education and many other areas
  • Increase your understanding in valuing the uniqueness of each individual and the importance of our behaviour in contributing to empowering

This is a 2 hour course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers and Connected Persons Carers. This course forms part of the Fostering core training.

Who wish to:

  • To understand the roles and responsibilities of various different partners (including carers) in the education of the looked-after child.
  • To develop an understanding of how foster carers can make a positive impact on the education of looked-after children.

This 4 hour (2 x 2 hour evening or 1 x 5 hour session including break) course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers and Adopters. This is a key requirement for Fosterers, Adopters and Carers who may have to deal with a range of minor accidents and injuries.

Who wish to:

  • Know how to cope with an emergency
  • Identify the priorities of administering treatment
  • Dealing with an emergency
  • Choking baby and child
  • Unresponsive and breathing baby and child
  • Unresponsive and not breathing baby and child
  • Fever and febrile seizures
  • Seizures
  • Head injury
  • Burns
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Swallowed something harmful
  • Bleeding heavily
  • Nosebleed
  • Asthma attack
  • Meningitis
  • Broken bones, strains and sprains
  • Bystander effect

This course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers.  It is a 12 week programme delivered in 12 x 3 hour weekly sessions.

Who wish to:

•Have an opportunity to look at different ways of responding to children's behavioural difficulties

•Understand what is effective in the process of helping children to regulate their emotions

•Look at the benefits of using positive reinforcements within behaviour management

•Experience improved behaviour and better relationships as a result of the training programme

•Contribute to the continued stability of foster placements

This course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers.  It is a 12 week programme delivered in 12 x 3 hour weekly sessions.

Who wish to:

  • Have an opportunity to look at different ways of responding to children's behavioural difficulties
  • Understand what is effective in the process of helping children to regulate their emotions
  • Look at the benefits of using positive reinforcements within behaviour management
  • Experience improved behaviour and better relationships as a result of the training programme
  • Contribute to the continued stability of foster placements

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.

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