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This half day course from LGSS is suitable anyone working with children and families in Cambridgeshire who wish to:

•             Understand how children may be affected by parental substance misuse

•             Understand how parenting capacity may be compromised by substance misuse

•             Have some insight into the wishes and feelings of affected families

•             Approach assessments with greater confidence

•             Have an awareness of resources and agencies that can support parental substance misuse work

Before attending this course you MUST complete the Parental Substance Misuse: Understanding the Impact on Children e-learning which can be found at http://www.scie.org.uk/assets/elearning/parentalsubstancemisuse/website/module2/main.html

 [£40] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Impact of Parental Substance MisuseFace to Face (Classroom)

This 1 day course from LGSS is suitable for team managers and practice managers who wish to gain a greater knowledge of public law in relation to permanency.

  • Decide on the best permanence option
  • Negotiate the legal process

  • To understand the changes to NCC’s procedure in respect of the PLO process and ‘ stage 2’ panel

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

Improving Work within the Public Law OutlineFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day face-to-face course from the Learning Disability Partnership’s Speech & Language Team and LGSS is suitable for support workers who come into contact with, or work directly with people who have learning disabilities.

This course will enable staff to improve the communication of the people they support, aid choice, develop their own skills and provide a good communication environment which will help facilitate their work. It is a fun and practical day.

Delegates would wish to:

•          Understand how communication develops and how complex it can be

•          Understand the impact of a learning disability on communication

•          Learn how to adapt your communication to the needs of the service users

•          Understand barriers to communication and find ways to overcome them using a range of simple practical tools and strategies

•          Understand the complexity of making real choices

•          Recognise good communication support

This course is only open to Employees from Cambridgeshire County Council’s Adult Support Services & employees from the social care Private, Voluntary & Independent sector.

Fully funded for Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care staff.

A charge of £55 per person applies to: Private, Voluntary and Independent Organisations.

A cancellation fee may be applied to all delegates

Inclusive Communication: Day 1. An Introduction to Communicating with Adults with Learning Disabilities  Face to Face (Classroom)

This one day face-to-face course from the Learning Disability Partnership’s Speech & Language Team and LGSS is suitable for support workers who come into contact with, or work directly with people who have learning disabilities.

This course will enable staff to improve the communication of the people they support, aid choice, develop their own skills and provide a good communication environment which will help facilitate their work. It is a fun and practical day.

Delegates would wish to:

  • Understand how communication develops
  • Understand the huge impact of a learning disability on communication
  • Understand and explore the benefits of using visual support systems and communication  tools
  • Recognise barriers to communication and consider ways to overcome them
  • Understand how they are key and how they adapt their communication to the needs of the service user

This course is only open to Employees from Cambridgeshire County Council’s Adult Support Services & employees from the social care Private, Voluntary & Independent sector.

Fully funded for: Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care staff.

A charge of £55 per person applies to: Private, Voluntary and Independent Organisations.

Inclusive Communication: Supporting Communication with Adults with Learning DisabilitiesFace to Face (Classroom)

This half-day face-to-face course from the Learning Disability Partnership’s Speech & Language Team and LGSS is suitable for support workers who come into contact with, or work directly with people who have profound and multiple learning disabilities.

By the end of the course you will:

•          Learn more about the communication needs of people with PMLD

•          Develop an understanding of how communication develops as related to adults with PMLD

•          Learn strategies to develop the communication of those who are pre-verbal, 'hard to reach' or who communicate through sounds and body language

•          Recognise & understand how all behaviour can be communicative

If you are an employee of Cambridgeshire County Council there will be no charge for your attendance on this course. However, a cancellation charge of £40.00 will apply if you cancel your place on the course within 15 working days of the course date or if you fail to attend this course

A charge of £40 per person applies to: members of the public and people from Private, Voluntary and Independent Organisations in Cambridgeshire. A cancellation charge of £40.00 will apply if you cancel your place on the course within 15 working days of the course date or if you fail to attend this course.

Inclusive Communication:Communicating with People who have Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD)Face to Face (Classroom)

This half day course from LGSS fully meets the knowledge requirements of the Care Certificate and is suitable for anyone involved with care activities who wishes to:

•             Know what micro-organisms are, and the sources of transmission

•             Have knowledge of the ‘Chain of Infection’ and how the chain can be broken within the working environment and by best practice

•             Know about the risks, how to protect themselves, and the service users from infection

•             Be able to practice safe hand washing techniques, and putting on/removal and disposal gloves and aprons safely

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.

Infection Prevention and ControlFace to Face (Classroom)
This is a 4 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development for Fostering, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers and Adopters.By the end of the course you will: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 developmentIntegrating Race EqualityFace to Face (Classroom)

This full day course from LGSS is suitable for Social Workers within Cambridgeshire County Council who support Children and Familes from overseas or who place children with families overseas and wish to:

•Improve the awareness of good practice and up to date legislation for social workers    involved in cross-border children and family cases, including placing children in care with family abroad

•Improve understanding of effective collaboration with overseas authorities

•Improve knowledge of resources and networks available for international collaboration

There are no entry requirements for this course.

 [£55-00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

International Social Work PracticeFace to Face (Classroom)

This e-learning module will explain the importance of interview preparation, as well as giving you helpful hints and tips on interview questions and how to combat nerves. As part of the organisation’s support to employees affected by organisational changes, we have a number of ‘Managing your Future’ interventions. The purpose of these is to support employees who are affected in times of change, enabling staff to find the information and support that will help them plan for their future. This could be in the context of restructuring, redundancy, organisational or cultural change, or even considering life changing decisions.

Interview SkillsOnline

This one day course from LGSS is suitable anyone working directly with children, young people and families who wish to:

•             Be able to outline the stages of child and adolescent development

•             Be able to identify the key theories of child development

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

•             Be able to identify factors that affect development

•             Be able to explain 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 cancellation/non attendance.

Introduction to Child and Adolescent DevelopmentFace to Face (Classroom)

This one and a half day course from LGSS is suitable front line staff working with children, young people and families in Cambridgeshire who wish to:

•             Understand the definition and basic dynamics of domestic abuse

•             Reviewed basic relevant legislation

•             Understand the need for risk assessing, safety planning and partnership working

•             Have an enhanced awareness of how domestic abuse between parents/carers and guardians impacts upon their parenting capacity, the children’s well-being and development

•             Develop skills to work in a focused, timely and effective manner with DV partner agencies

There are no entry requirements for this course

 [£75] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Introduction to Domestic AbuseFace to Face (Classroom)

This course is designed to support staff employed by Cambridgeshire County Council prepare for giving evidence in court and practice skills required.

By the end of the course you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the roles of the Judge and different parties at Court
  • Understand how to prepare to give evidence at Court
  • Learn how to address the Court
  • Learn how to identify documents in a witness bundle
  • Practice examination-in-chief
  • Practice cross-examination
  • Understand the difference between Magistrates’ Court and County Court

If you are an employee of Cambridgeshire County Council, LGSS, or Northamptonshire County Council, there will be no charge for your attendance on this course. However, a cancellation charge will apply if you cancel your place on the course within 15 working days of the course date or if you fail to attend this course.

Introduction to giving Oral Evidence at CourtFace to Face (Classroom)

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

By the end of the course you will:

  • 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
Introduction to Internet Safety and Cyberbullying  - Foster Carers & Adopters onlyFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day course from LGSS is a mandatory training day for CCC Children’s Services new employees and ASYE’s in children’s social care.   This day can also be accessed by current members of staff who have not undergone other systemic training who wish to:

  •  Understand what ‘Systemic’ means in their working context and how it applies to work with children, young people and families
  • Have knowledge of how practitioners can apply systemic practice approaches, methods and techniques whilst remaining focused on difficult risk issues
  •  Understand how being ‘systemic’ in approach includes thinking about themselves as ‘part of the system’, and so develop increased reflexivity about their part in how risk is managed
  • Have increased ability and confidence in working with children, young people and families, taking a systemic approach in the units as well as with families

There are no entry requirements for this course.

£55-00 where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Introduction to Systemic Ideas and PracticesFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day course from LGSS is suitable for Practitioners working directly with Children, Young people and Families including district Family Workers, Young People’s 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.

Key theories of child development and the application to practiceFace to Face (Classroom)

The Keys to Happier Living Toolkit for Primary Schools (KS2) is an evidence-based resource for teachers to support children to learn, develop and embed the core skills for emotional wellbeing and resilience. It is based on the ‘GREAT DREAM’ model by Action for Happiness – a movement for positive social change, with the goal of happiness for everyone. The Keys to Happier Living toolkit has received the PSHE Association Quality Mark indicating that it meets the requirements of their ten principles for effective Personal, Social and Health Education.


This one day course will be delivered by Peter Harper, Clinical Psychologist and Val Payne,Teacher whom using their wealth of career experience locally and jointly devised and piloted the programme. The training has been organised by the Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service.


This whole-day training aims to enable school staff to:

  • Understand the ‘ten keys’ and look at how they can implement them within their own lives.
  • Explore the evidence-based for the programme.
  • Deliver the Keys to Happier Toolkit within their setting.

This course is aimed at professionals working in Key Stage 2. At least one person from each participating school attending the training needs to be a qualified teacher.Important Note: Settings will need to purchase their own resources to deliver thisprogramme including the Toolkit (£50) and individual pupil journals (£4 each).

[£167.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Keys to Happier Living Toolkit - Y5 ProgrammeFace to Face (Classroom)

This 2 day face to face leadership course from LGSS Learning and Development is for First Line Managers / Supervisors and Middle Managers.

This course is interactive in style and relates directly to your work. It will have a high impact on your personal and transformational leadership; concentrating on leadership behaviours. It combines developing strong relationships, building capacity, problem solving and leading change. This leads to the creation of ownership and empowement in those you lead as a result.

Course entry requirements: Agreement from your Line Manager to attend the programme. You do not have to be managing people to attend.

[£600.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Leading an Empowered Organisation: First Line and Middle Managers (LEO)Face to Face (Classroom)

This 1 day workshop from LGSS is suitable for Team Managers of Social Care Teams. This course will provide a practical and interactive workshop to enable reflection and and learning:

  • Develop a shared understanding of evidence-informed practice (EIP), and why it is important;
  • Introduce exercises so they can assess how evidence-informed current practice is and what support they may need to embed a culture of consistent EIP;
  • Identify ways to use research and Research in Practice resources effectively within their job roles and progress their professional development;
  • Provide a forum in which delegates can develop peer support and ways to collaborate to embed EIP within their organisation.
  • There are no entry requirements for this course.

Leading and Championing Evidence-informed PracticeFace to Face (Classroom)

This page is solely for learners who have booked a place on the Leading and Empowered Organisation (LEO) course. Before you can access this page, you will need to have been provided with an Enrollment Key (Password). This password is supplied after a course booking has been confirmed.

LEO Learner workbookFace to Face (Classroom)

This 2.5 hour course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers and Adopters. By the end of the course you will: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

Letterbox Training - Foster Carers & Adopters onlyFace to Face (Classroom)

This 2 day face to face course Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid from LGSS Learning and Development is for individuals who are responsible for children and/or babies, who wish to gain knowledge of emergency procedures and attain a recognised qualification in First Aid specifically for babies and children.

Course entry requirements

Comfortable loose fitting clothing must be worn e.g. trousers or tracksuit and polo shirt. Appropriate covered in footwear must be worn for this training e.g. trainers or shoes with no heel. It is recommended that jewellery be kept to a minimum e.g. no large hoop earrings or long necklaces.  This guidance is for your own protection whilst undertaking practical/physical activity within this course. You will be required to sign a medical declaration stating you are physically able to undertake practical/physical elements of the course.

[£125.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Level 3 Award - Paediatric First AidFace to Face (Classroom)

This NEW Level 3 1 day course from LGSS and is suitable for everyone in the workplace to enable them to obtain an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate. This includes anyone who has responsibility for taking control of an emergency situation.

Entry requirements

Please be aware that this course is formally assessed throughout, it will involve some practical exercises which will require you to work on the floor, so a good standard of physical ability is required.  Please ensure footwear and clothing is appropriate, as delegates will be required to take part practical tasks that may involve laying on the floor.

Please bring with you photographic ID on thefirstsession. - This is a requirement by our awarding organisation - Highfield ABC

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

Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at WorkFace to Face (Classroom)

This four hour face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for all new LGSS colleagues, ideally within their first 3 months in post, who wish to:

•    Appreciate how LGSS is managed day to day
•    Know who your Senior Management Team are and where you fit into the Organisational Structure
•    Understand and contribute to the LGSS Vision, Mission, Strategy, Values and Ethos
•    Understand and demonstrate the LGSS Competencies
•    Know what’s in it for you in working for LGSS - LGSS Vision and Values - how will you live the LGSS Values

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

Previously known as "LGSS Induction"

LGSS Introduction & Welcome Event Face to Face (Classroom)

This day course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers  and for Fostering, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers and Adopters. By the end of the course you will: 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.

Life Story - Foster Carers & Adopters onlyFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day course from LGSS is suitable for Staff within Cambridgeshire County Council including Foster Carers, Adopters, Social Workers, Independent Reviewing Officers and all other practitioners whose role includes some work with Looked After Children and who wish to:

•             Understand the importance of life story work and its relationship to identity

•             Consider practical ways of engaging children and young people in life story work

•             Consider the purpose of Life Story Books and Later Life Letters

•             Explore different ways of explaining traumatic events to children

•             Consider how the different individuals within the child’s life all have a role to play in life story work

Early Help staff are welcome to attend but priority may be given to Social Care staff in the event that

a course is fully booked.

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.

Life Story WorkFace to Face (Classroom)

Are you committed to the principles of involving children and young people in processes aimed at supporting them but sometimes find it difficult to gain a rich picture of the child's perspective?

This course will focus on consulting with children and young people about their individual perspective.

This half-day training seeks to provide participants with:

  • An understanding of the benefits of gaining a rich picture of the childs perspective.
  • Awareness of the key principles for consulting with children and young people.
  • Practical guidance on talking with children and young people.
  • Knowledge of effective techniques for eliciting children and young peoples views.

This course is aimed at professionals working with children and young people.

[£89.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Listening to ChildrenFace to Face (Classroom)

Literacy remains a key to learning across the curriculum. Children and young people who struggle to read and spell are therefore at risk of being disadvantaged throughout theirformal education and beyond. Spelling skills correlate with reading skills, but there aredifferences in the psychological processes involved. The debate about specific learning difficulties and/or dyslexia hasnt gone away, although the research evidence about effective literacy teaching is increasing all the time.

This half-day training aims to enable school staff:

  • 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.

The course is suitable for school staff from all Key Stages.

Each training session starts and finishes promptly at the given times.

[£89.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Literacy: Understanding and Overcoming Literacy DifficultiesFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day course is for anyone who is living or working with people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and who have not received any formal training in this area previously.

This course will enable you to recognise the difficulties commonly associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD):

- Triad/Diad of Impairments

- Recent diagnostic changes 

- Sensory problems

- The Iceberg Approach

- Visual supports

hear from a person with Aspergers syndrome about how ASD affects them

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

Living & Working with AutismFace to Face (Classroom)

This 3 hour course is for Northamptonshire County Council elected members

The session will provide councillors with an overview of the financial environment in which the Council operates and the process of developing and delivering the Medium Term Financial Plan.

Local Government FinanceFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day course from LGSS is suitable Social Workers, Foster Carers, Consultant Social Workers, Team Managers, Independent Reviewing Officers and all other practitioners working for Cambridgeshire whose role includes some work with Looked After Children and who wish to:

•             Understand the legal framework underpinning children becoming looked after, leaving care and adopted

•             Understand the purpose of care planning and achieving ‘permanence’

•             Understand the purpose of LAC Reviews and the role of the Independent Reviewing Officer

•             Understand the basic processes in Cambridgeshire for children coming into care, securing long-term placements, reunification with parents, leaving care

•             Understand placement options for looked after children including kinship

Early Help staff are welcome to attend but priority may be given to Social Care staff in the event that a course is fully booked.

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.

Looked After ChildrenFace to Face (Classroom)

This half day course from LGSS is suitable for experienced staff within Early Help and SEND services who have previously attended Safeguarding Children and Young People training who wish to:

•             Be aware of new recording and reporting procedures for Early Help teams, including the new arrangements for MASH

•             Be aware of National and local themes emerging

•             Have an update on legislation for Safeguarding and Child Protection

•             Have an update on prevalence of abuse and neglect

Staff will have previously attended Safeguarding training either via the Learning and Development team or a previous employer

 [£40] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Maintaining Safeguarding Skills and KnowledgeFace to Face (Classroom)

This three day course from LGSS is suitable for All  Cambridgeshire/CPFT,  Inclusion and CORAM Social Workers, Senior Social Workers, Consultant Social Workers and Team Managers who are planning, as part of their Professional Development, to take a student or are assessing a NQSW undertaking their ASYE and who wish to:

•             Be able to identify and organise learning opportunities for the demonstration of assessed capability and Knowledge and Skill Statements in the workplace 

•             Identify and plan effective inductions for learners

•             List factors that contribute towards effective supervision

•             Apply critically reflective supervision to practice

•             Describe feedback methods to improve performance

•             Explore the supervision process and understand the links to the learning experience

•             Be able to guide a student or NQSW through the requirements of the portfolio

Please note, Social Workers need to have completed their ASYE programme before applying for the course. All applicants must have their line-manager’s consent before applying.

Fully funded for: Cambridgeshire County Council and CPFT, CORAM and Inclusion Social Workers working within Cambridgeshire. This course is not available for External applicants.

Managing and Supervising Learners - CambridgeshireFace to Face (Classroom)

This 3 day course from LGSS  is suitable for those who wish to support student Social Workers e.g. Care Managers, Residential Workers, Social Workers, Practice Managers and Team Managers who are planning, as part of their Professional Development, to take a student on placement in their team.  This course offers a good foundation for those who wish to continue with their professional development and go on to undertake their Practice Educator training, if a qualified Social Worker.


To provide an introduction to managing and supervising learners who are undertaking their social work training.

• Be able to identify and organise learning opportunities for the demonstration of assessed capability and Knowledge and Skill Statements in the workplace 
• Identify and plan effective inductions for learners
• List factors that contribute towards effective supervision
• Apply critically reflective supervision to practice
• Describe feedback methods to improve performance
• Explore the supervision process and understand the links to the learning experience
• Be able to guide a student through the requirements of the portfolio
• List  evidence and understand the use of standards for assessment of practice at both student levels.

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

Managing and Supervising Learners - NorthamptonshireFace to Face (Classroom)

This 4 hour course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers for Foster Carers and Adopters. By the end of the course you will:

  • 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
Managing Behaviour for Under 10's - Foster Carers & Adopters onlyFace to Face (Classroom)

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

 

There are no entry requirements for this course.

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

Managing Behaviours for Over 10's - Foster Carers & Adopters onlyFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day course from LGSS is suitable for team managers and supervisors who will be involved with leading and supporting their staff through change who wish to
• Understand change and how you might lead and manage it more successfully
• Identify why organisations need to change
• Use a technique for planning change effectively
• Identify the human and financial aspects of change
• Explain how to effectively communicate change
[£150.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Managing Change SuccessfullyFace to Face (Classroom)

Managing Domestic Abuse in Families (Level 3/4)

This one day course from LGSS is suitable for CCC Social Workers, Consultant Social Workers and Family Workers who wish to:

  • Have knowledge of the various approaches to addressing domestic abuse within families, and the theoretical underpinnings of these approaches
  • Be able to understand the varying ways domestic abuse impacts on families and individuals
  • Better understand the dynamics of coercion, control and collusion presenting in abusive relationships, and be able to identify/respond to these issues in practise
  • Have an increased empathy for those living within domestic abuse
  • Be able to apply a variety of approaches and tools to casework to better support service users and have an awareness of best practice.

Participants should have already completed Level 1 and 2 Domestic Abuse training.

Fully funded for: Cambridgeshire County Council, LGSS or Northamptonshire County Council. 

Not available to: Private, Voluntary and Independent Organisations.

Managing Domestic Abuse in FamiliesFace to Face (Classroom)

This half day course from LGSS is suitable for practicing First Line and Middle Managers who wish to appreciate and understand their responsibility in relation to managing the disciplinary/grievance process. Enabling them to feel more confident and competent to deliver an effective, professional process - appreciating that the start of this process may form the basis of a formal process both internally and externally. It is designed to help them to manage their team effectively if a team member is involved in a grievance or disciplinary procedure, and to communicate with the team effectively and appropriately, understanding the parameters of the communication.
This course is only open to those who will be responsible for managing people and monitoring their performance.
[£150.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation (if less than 15 working days' notice) or non-attendance.

Managing Grievance and DisciplineFace to Face (Classroom)

This three-hour face-to-face course from LGSS is suitable for Cambridgeshire-based social care Support Workers who have previously attended a full medication administration course and who will be producing and maintaining MAR (Medication Administration Record) Charts in domiciliary care settings, day services, supported living services and extra-sheltered services based in Cambridgeshire.

Delegates would wish to:

•             Understand the levels of support that require a MAR Chart

•             Use the Cambridgeshire Health and Social Care Organisations Medication Policy

•             Be able to sign medicines in/out of the establishment safely

•             Be able to produce the Medication Administration Record in practice

•             Know about the Standard operating procedure for the safe production of a MAR Chart

•             Know about Homely remedies and their use in care Homes

This course is only open to Employees from Cambridgeshire County Council’s Adult Support Services & employees from the social care Private, Voluntary & Independent sector.

Fully funded for: Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care staff.

A charge of £40 per person applies to: Private, Voluntary and Independent Organisations.

A cancellation fee may be applied to all delegates

 

MAR (Medication Administration Record) Charts Face to Face (Classroom)

Functional Skills equips learners with the fundamental applied skills needed to succeed in all aspects of life, work and learning.

This course from LGSS is suitable for employees from NASS and Children's Services who wish to gain their maths and English to allow them to meet the requirements to apply for the social work degree in the future.

Maths and English Functional Skills Level 2 Face to Face (Classroom)
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