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Code: BH/21/1445 Accountable Decision Making - Managers

This session is aimed at staff who manage others in adult assessment services. There is a separate, similar course aimed at non-management staff.

The session will increase your knowledge of and skills around leading good practice in accountable decision making. It will provide an opportunity for you to reflect on your role within the context of a strengths based, risk enablement approach.

It will enhance your understanding of legal literacy and develop your critical thinking skills through considering recent legal cases and reflecting on good practice in decision making.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 December 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0973 Adults CPD Module - Independent Learning for Advanced Practice in Mental Health or Social Care

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 23rd July 2021.

This module is offered as either a 20 credit or 40 credit version. Both modules enable practitioners in social work, health or social care services to examine research evidence and other relevant knowledge and theory, relevant and specific to their practice setting in order to support their advanced, evidenced based practice in challenging, complex decision making when assessing need or providing services more generally. 

Practitioners who follow these modules normally have significant or high levels of responsibility in their services and have a concern with promoting sound, reflective and ethical practice in their field.  The 40 credit version of the module requires a longer assessment:

20 credit module - The assessment task is to write a 3000 word article, as for a journal article, exploring the research and knowledge base of a practice issue, in relation to decision making in mental health or social care.

40 credit module - The assessment task for this module is in two parts The first part is to write a 5000 word article, as for a journal article, exploring the research and knowledge base of a practice issue, in relation to decision making in mental health or social care. 

The second part is a 10 minute presentation, to a panel made up of two of the course team, where the student discusses critically how the examination of research evidence and relevant knowledge has informed and advanced the student’s practice; this is followed by 10 minutes of questions from the panel.

This module can be taken as part of a PGDip or as a stand alone module. Please see the attached document for further details about the modules and awards and how they fit together.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 October 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 03 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 01 December 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 12 January 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 09 February 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 09 March 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 27 April 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/21/1836 BHSCP - Improving Outcomes for Looked After Children (EVENT FULL)

Course Aims:
Attendees will have an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that enhance their contribution to improving outcomes (both emotional and physical) for those children that they are responsible for or in their care. It will highlight the essential partnership working required across health, education, social care, police and other partners to achieve optimum health.


Target Group: This multi-agency training opportunity is aimed at all practitioners and carers working or caring for looked after children or care leavers. This includes foster carers, residential workers, GPs, Health Visitors, School Nurses, Independent Reviewing Officers and Supervising Social Workers.

Messages from practice and research highlights that children and adults who are care experienced have higher rates of physical, emotional, social, and educational need, and are more likely to experience homelessness, teenage pregnancy,  prison  and problems with their mental and emotional health. They are also more likely to die younger. The majority of children who enter care have suffered significant harm, neglect and trauma, and some are children who have travelled alone from their country of origin to seek asylum in UK.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 December 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0588 BHSCP - Safeguarding in a Digital Age - A Practical Guide to Keeping Children Safe Online

This half day course is provided by Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership (BHSCP) and will equip you with information and practical safeguarding guidance to help safeguard children and young people in the digital age. It will help you understand how they communicate on the internet and through apps, how offenders may exploit this and other risks, and what steps parents/carers can take to prevent  online abuse and exploitation. Participants will also learn different sources of support from which they/children can seek information and advice. This course is run is association with Safety Net.

This course is suitable for anyone who works with children, young people, or families in Brighton & Hove, especially those who may supervise them whilst they using the internet. This training is highly recommended for those working in children's residential homes.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 December 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0876 Combined First Aid at Work & Paediatric First Aid Level 3 Award (3 days)

Combining the QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work & Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid into three days, this course provides learners with the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations and/or take on the role of First Aider in the workplace and when looking after children.

The course covers both the First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid syllabuses and is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of first aid situations and to provide first aid to infants and children.

On passing the course, the learner will be issued with a First Aid at Work certificate and a Paediatric First Aid certificate, valid for 3 years.

Assessment:
There are nine Practical assessments, observed by the trainer throughout the course.

There are two theory assessment/multiple choice question papers.  The pass mark is 14 out of 20 for Unit 1 and 18 out of 25 for Unit 2.

In addition, the trainer will carry out on-going assessment to assess the learners’ knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria.

To assess competence and gain certification, the learner will need to demonstrate, without assistance from a third party, practical tasks such as CPR with the casualty on the floor to simulate a real-life situation.  If the learner is unable to carry out this practical assessment, for example because they cannot kneel, then they will not pass the course and will not gain the qualified.  In exceptional circumstances, learners who are not able to kneel may be able to carry out the task from a standing position, and this is acceptable.

Each learner is provided with a course manual.

The programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are detailed below in the additional information. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the programme. Delegates can also request a full copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 December 2021 09:30 - 17:00 Jury's Inn Hotel (behind. Brighton Station) - Suite 1 Map
2 02 December 2021 09:30 - 17:00 Jury's Inn Hotel (behind. Brighton Station) - Suite 1 Map
3 03 December 2021 09:30 - 17:00 Jury's Inn Hotel (behind. Brighton Station) - Suite 1 Map

Code: BH/21/1397 Fair and Inclusive Mandatory Virtual Staff Briefing

The council is committed to being a fair and inclusive employer and service provider to the city. This means all staff must understand their role in understanding diversity within the workplace and community, and how they embed equality and inclusion in everything they do.

The council has been working to deliver and continually develop our Fair and Inclusive Action Plan as our response to inequality and in particular racial inequality and disability discrimination.

We are now delivering this 90 minute mandatory briefing on Microsoft Teams. It is for all council employees and all staff must attend so that they are aware of:

  • Our Fair & Inclusive Action Plan & its background & the four key workstreams
  • Our anti-racism pledge
  • Concepts frequently used when discussing race
  • Our responsibilities and actions we can take

This session is being delivered by Ododo Dafe, Head of Housing Income, Supply & Customer Service

Please note that registration and attendance is being monitored and reported to the Chief Executive and the Executive Leadership Team on a regular basis. Regular reminders will be communicated to services to ensure maximum take up of these briefings.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 December 2021 14:00 - 15:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1867 Pressure Area Care

This course covers how to prevent pressure damage wherever possible and to raise awareness and recognition of pressure and moisture related skin damage.  It also highlights the importance of good skin care, skin observation, repositioning and moisture management for patients who are immobile. Training will be provided by a nurse specialist from the Tissue Viability service from Sussex Community NHS Trust.

This course is for carers and those who work in rest homes only. Staff working in Nursing Homes can book onto the Nursing Home training by contacting the Education and Training Department by calling Brighton General Hospital on 01273 696011 and asking for the Education and Training Department.

Please note there is a one day course provided by the Tissue Viability service from Sussex Community NHS Trust for RGNs. RGNs can book a place on this course by telephoning 01273 696011 ext. 2704.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 December 2021 09:30 - 11:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1558 Project Management online training workshop (Microsoft Teams) (EVENT FULL)

This course is being delivered by Yellowday Training Ltd.

These 4 x two-hour bite-sized on-line training sessions introduce delegates to the core skills, tools and techniques they will require to manage projects.

The training is introductory level and suitable for all those who need to manage projects in their role, and all those who have an interest in project management.

You will need to attend all 4 sessions over the two days. 
30 November - 10am-12noon
30 November - 2pm-4pm

1 December  - 10am-12noon
1 December - 2pm-4pm

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 November 2021 10:00 - 16:00 Microsoft Teams Map
2 01 December 2021 10:00 - 16:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1482 Safer People Handling Risk Assessor - 3 Sessions over 3 days (EVENT FULL)

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to make suitable and sufficient assessments of all manual handling operations and to take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury to the lowest level reasonably practicable. This course will provide assessors with the necessary information and skills to undertake assessments of manual handling needs. 

This course is for managers and senior staff who will be carrying out manual handling assessments, and who have not completed either this course or the shorter refresher course ('Safer People Handling Risk Assessor Refresher') within the last 2 years.

Participants will receive an attendance certificate to show that they have received training under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

The programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are detailed in the attached document. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the programme. Delegates can also request a full copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.

Please note: - this course is open to adult social care staff across the council as well as staff across the Independent Voluntary Sector. Whilst the course is delivered in a covid secure way, please consider with your manager whether it is essential for you to attend as the delegates may be a mix of staff from different workplaces. Where possible, if you are able to attend with another member of staff in your organisation you will be placed together.

Due to Covid-19 training restrictions this course will run differently. 

This course will run over 3 consecutive days as follows: - 

• Day 1 = Half day 09.30am - 12.30pm – Virtual online Teams session - covers the legal foundation for Risk Assessments 
• Day 2 = Face-to-Face - practical session – 2 hours per 3 delegates - Manual Handling Training Room, Montague House
• Day 3 = Half day 09.30am - 12.30pm – Virtual online Teams session - indepth session on documentation and problem solving.

You must attend all 3 sessions.  

The practical training session will take place in the manual handling training room at Montague House with a maximum of 3 delegates and will last for 2 hours. The allocated training session times are: -
09.30am – 11.30am
11.45am – 1.45pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm.


When you receive confirmation of a place you will also receive confirmation of your allocated time to attend on Day 2. Delegates are requested to arrive no more than five minutes prior to their session, to allow time for the previous three to exit Montague House. During these current times delegates will need to enter Montague House by using the wooden gate on Somerset Street. This will be open on the day. Behind the wooden gate delegates will find the back door into the manual handling training training room.




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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 November 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map
2 01 December 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Montague House Manual Handling Training Room Map
3 02 December 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1347 Supervision Sessions for Coaches (Microsoft Teams)

This is supervision for trained Coaches in the BHCC Coaching Pool.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 December 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map