Adults CPD - Ethics, Values and Equalities in Mental Health
Register your interest in this 20 Credit, Masters Level 7, course by the 10th July 2020.
The module offers an in-depth exploration of issues in relation to ethics, values and equalities in the field of mental health. The overarching aim is to enable students to reflect critically upon the contested nature of mental health and the debates in relation to ethics and values that this engenders. An exploration of service users’ experiences of stigma, discrimination and inequality will be central to the module, as well as a critical perspective on power. Students will also examine the development of users and carers as consumers and researchers of mental health interventions, and what this means for social inclusion.
Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions
The pandemic has raised the number of people who drink at potentially harmful levels in our city, Agnes Munday is offering the popular Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions course again, this time as a 2.5h Zoom workshop. The course address the fact that some of us will be working and trying to engage via phone or zoom with people, and mixes best practice theory and skills practice.
We hope you can access the training with no technical difficulties. You will be sent a separate email with the Zoom access link.
Anti racism and white privilege for Regulatory Services only
Brighton & Hove City Council has made a commitment to becoming an anti-racist council.
As a predominantly white council we must recognise what we don’t know, what we don’t experience and see. We need to openly discuss the language we use and understand what different words mean to different people.
To support this, we want to educate staff on white privilege, language and structural racism, As a starting point, we are offering this training for staff.
This anti-racism session has been designed to:
support staff to strengthen their understanding of race equality and develop the knowledge and skills to identify and address racism in their workplace
Introduce participants to the main concepts of race equality, such as privilege and structural racism within a safe, open and reflective space
Please note this course is for Regulatory Services staff only. Other open courses are available.
The course will be delivered by Lesley Aitcheson, from training company Ceruleanblu. For the last 19 years, Lesley has provided training to range of well-respected organisations.
Lesley is a qualified and experienced organisational and learning development specialist, working with particular focus on leadership, equality and inclusion, organisational development, management skills, and personal development.
Lesley is experienced in working in public, private and third sector organisations, including councils, universities, finance, retail, travel and space industries, the City, and in several well-known blue-chip organisations. She is also a a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist with a part time practice in central London.
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 had planned to deliver this session in venues earlier in the year but this has been delayed by Covid-19.
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.
First Aid Half Day Annual Refresher - for council employees and schools ONLY
The first aid training programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 pandemic and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are provided in the attached guidance document. Please ensure that this is read and understood before applying and attending this course. Delegates can also request a copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.
This course is recommended for certified First Aiders but is also suitable for Appointed First Aiders. This training focuses on the core elements of first aid and consists of practical demonstrations and information sharing. Delegates will be able to update their skills and knowledge, improve their confidence and will have an an opportunity to ask questions.
IMPORTANT - Please note that this course does not allow attendees to renew their qualification or certificate.
NB: Suitable clothing and footwear taking some physical activity into account should be worn.
HSE guidance states that if first aiders are unable to access face to face annual refresher training during the pandemic, they will support the use of online refresher training to keep their skills up to date.
The British Red Cross and the Resuscitation Council offer free online basic life support videos and these are accessible via their websites. Records must be kept locally of any training staff complete. Online training is only suitable for staff who wish to ‘refresh’ their knowledge and will not be sufficient for staff who need to renew their certificate or qualification.
Managing and Learning from Medication Errors (Children's services) (Zoom)
This course is aimed at managers and seniors that look at the process by which medicines are managed.
If you’re trying to reduce medication errors stop right now, you’re thinking about this the wrong way around. You want to reduce the harm that medication errors (or more correctly medication incidents) cause, and the only way you’ll do this is by learning from these incidents. With success, you’ll see your reported incidents go up, giving you more opportunities to learn. But the harm they cause should go down.
This course will teach you how manage, report and learn from medication incidents. It will enable you to provide the correct response to Safeguarding Teams and Ofsted. It will enable you to reduce the chance of harm from medication incidents occurring by learning from them.
We can study actual medicines incidents that have occurred in your organisation in the case studies (if you are able to send suitable examples to us prior to the course).
In addition to the handout, you will be sent an electronic copy of our medicines incident form and investigation protocols.
Children's CPD Module - Communicating and Engaging with Children and Young People
To apply for this module please 'request a place' and download the FCL Social Work CPD Funding Application Pack from Attached Documents, complete this and return to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 12th June 2020.
This module can only be taken by those who have previously undertaken the 15 credit CPD module ‘Understanding Children’ as it builds on the specialist knowledge of observing and understanding children and the enhanced understanding of ‘use of self’ developed in that module.
This 15 credit Masters level module is for social workers and other professionals wanting to deepen their knowledge, skills and qualities for practice with children and young people in complex, sensitive and contested contexts.
Please note some or all of this module will be delivered virtually due to the University’s Covid-19 restrictions. The published dates may be amended or shortened and further dates added to spread this module out. Further details will be available nearer the time.
Children's CPD Module - Practice Education Stage 2
To apply for this module please 'request a place' and download the FCL Social Work CPD Funding Application Pack from Attached Documents, complete this and return to email@example.com by the 13th July 2020.
You must have previously completed ‘Practice Education Stage 1 (or its equivalent).
This 30 credit module is for qualifed social workers, experienced practice educators and assessors who are involved in the teaching, supervising and assessing of trainee social workers.and primarily those who wish to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to take full responsibility for the teaching and assessing of a student social worker up to and including the student's final social work placement.
In order to apply for this module you must have discussed and agreed with your manager to take responsibility for a Social Work Student on placement.
Practice Education Stage 2 will assume prior knowledge of, and build expertise in, the critical analysis and application of, the following issues:
building solid foundations for the learning relationship - induction, using networks, learning contracts
models of supervision, including reflective supervision
analysing and applying theories of learning
using research to enhance practice teaching and direct practice
organising, pacing and managing learning experiences of others
promoting anti-oppressive practice in practice education
developing and operating equitable and robust systems of assessment
teaching and facilitating critical reflection and reflexivity
teaching and facilitating the effective use of knowledge in social work practice
working with students in challenging situations
As part of this module you will be observed undertaking different tasks of the practice educator role on at least two separate occasions, including the presentation of video-recorded material to the module student group.
This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module.