Adults CPD Module - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Skills and Assessment
To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by the 31stJanuary 2019.
This 20 credit module enables practitioners to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to be appointed as Best Interest Assessors, under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. You will learn to apply the relevant law and codes of practice to best interest assessments as well as how to complete the necessary documentation and follow statutory procedures. The module also explores issues of disadvantage and oppression in the context of Deprivation of Liberty.
Learning is supported by formal lectures and other presentations; simulated case material; and small group discussions. Input is from practitioners, lawyers, service users and carers and other professionals, such as IMCAs. There is focus also upon the development of skills in the use and application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, related Codes of Practice and Regulations to assessments for Deprivation of Liberty. Students are supported by module teaching staff who are available in person during the intensive teaching phase and via email and prearranged tutorials after it, during the preparation for the Open Book examination.
The assessment for this module is a 3500 word Take Home Examination Paper (i.e. the Examination Paper is accessed electronically and a number of days are given to complete the questions, based on a case study), which explores critically the application of relevant knowledge, theory and research to Best Interest Assessments.The assessment will be both a Take Home Examination paper and completion of appropriate relevant statutory paperwork. Students must pass both parts of the assessment to pass the module.
This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. This module + Enabling Learning + ASYE module make up the PGCert. There is further information about modules and awards in the attached document.
Buccal Midazolam and Epilepsy Awareness
This course examines the classification and management of seizures in the context of adults with a learning disability. It considers therole of staff in supporting people with epilepsy and the psychosocial impact on the person. The afternoon covers the theoretical and practical administration of buccal midazolam. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice administration in a simulated environment.
Building Your Resilience (EVENT FULL)
Being resilient can help you bounce back in tough times, cope with additional pressures and stay healthy in times of change. Learning habits that build your resilience, ready for more turbulent times, will prevent you becoming over-whelmed by circumstances and keep you healthier in body and mind.
This short course will introduce you to a resilience model against which you will self-assess against your current state of resilience, show you how a stronger base of resilience will help you cope with changes at work and home, and give you a taste of mindfulness exercises that can keep you calm and focused in stressful times.
Children's Social Work Conference - Relationships and Hearing the Voice of the Child
Our annual Relationships in Practice conference will this year focus on relationships and hearing the voice of the child.
The conference will consider how we do this, what the barriers can be and how as an organisation and as individuals we are attuned to hearing children's voices and ensuring they are at the heart of our practice.
The conference will create space for practitioners from across our services to reflect on relationship-based practice and think about how relationships can be used across the social work system to affect change for children where, at times, their voice and experience has been lost.
The conference will include keynote speeches and interactive workshops led by service users and our own practitioners.
After lunch practitioners will attend one of the four workshops. Details of the workshops will be available on the day and you will book on your preferred worshop on the day on a first come, first served basis.
To request a place for this Conference please click on "Request a place".
Embedding One Council approach - Customer Experience Ambassadors Awareness Raising Session (invitation only)
The ‘One Council Approach’ will raise awareness about a way of working where customers experience a response which is similar in ‘style’ and consistently helpful regardless of any service customers approach. This will contribute to the Council achieving its vision for customer services “Getting things right first time, every time!”
This course is for those who are identified as Customer Experience Ambassadors.
Participants will have attended train the trainer and will be expected to deliver similar awareness raising sessions to other Council colleagues. We will continue to refine the key messages based on feedback from you and your colleagues during this session.
Emergency First Aid - Adult Social Care (EVENT FULL)
The course, for Adult Social Care Staff, enables first aiders to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill. It includes both theory and practical sessions and is designed to boost confidence. There is no final exam however delegates are assessed throughout the course and certificates, valid for three years, are issued to those who have reached the required standard.
Each delegate will be provided with a first aid manual.
First Aid - Paediatric (2 days) (EVENT FULL)
This course is mandatory for those working with children from birth to five years.
It is also suitable for those working with children from birth to puberty, including foster carers, schools and CVS practitioners.
Early Years staff should attend the course listed in the CEYC training guide. www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/childcaretraining
This two day course and certification is dependent upon successful continuous assessment of the delegate. There is no final examination. Participants must attend both days to achieve the Certificate in Paediatric First Aid, a recognised qualification valid for three years.
Introduction to Making Every Contact Count (MECC)
Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is a national Public Health initiative encouraging and helping people to make healthier choices to achieve positive long-term behaviour change by providing ‘very brief interventions’.
Very Brief Interventions are pro-actively introducing the idea of lifestyle change and motivating individuals to start making changes to their lifestyle behaviour(s). They are usually given opportunistically and are a short intervention (usually from 30 seconds to 3 minutes).
In this participatory session on MECC, we shall introduce the concept behind it and offer the tools and resources to deliver it, including resources and the key messages behind the new Public Health campaign ‘One You’.
Please read the course pre-requisites before requesting a place.
LSCB - Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
We know that disabled children are at an increased risk of being abused compared with their non-disabled peers. They are also less likely to receive the protection and support they need when they have been abused.
Their additional needs must be met to allow them to be properly safeguarded.
This course will increase your knowledge and awareness of those needs. There is a focus on how safeguarding practice can be put into place, thus reducing the potential risks.
This training is provided by the Local Children's Safeguarding Board (LSCB)
TribePad System Training (afternoon session) (EVENT FULL)
TribePad is the Council's new e-Recruitment system and goes live on 1st April 2019. This training has been designed to give you the base skills required to navigate the system, submit and monitor requisitions and complete the candidate on boarding process. We will also cover best practice approach to recruitment.