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Code: BH/21/1174 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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1 19 July 2021 14:00 - 15:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0714 Mental Health and Learning Disability

This course is aimed at staff who work with adults with learning disabilities who want to develop their knowledge of how to support positive mental health with this group of people. The course is relevant to staff from both provider and assessment services.




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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 July 2021 13:00 - 17:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/0856 Permanence – What does it Mean for Children and Young People and How can it be Achieved?

Social workers make life changing decisions regarding where children should live and who is best placed to meet their needs to ensure that they can be cared for in a way that minimises disruption in their long-term care (permanence). There are a range of permanence options for children including returning home to live with their parents; living with extended family or friends; living in a foster family or being adopted. Making these decisions are complex with social workers required to assess and consider the competing needs of children and family members; weigh different options and manage feelings stirred up in the process. Taking place over four days, this course is for anyone involved in the process of care planning for children. It aims to develop the knowledge and skills to make robust decisions regarding children’s long-term care, ensure children’s needs are met and offers an opportunity to reflect on the impact of making these decisions on the child, their family, carers, social worker and professional network.

Please note, this is a 4 session course, and you need to attend all dates. Please discuss with the trianers if this is a problem, ie clashes with a court date.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 June 2021 10:00 - 15:00 Microsoft Teams Map
2 19 July 2021 10:00 - 15:00 Microsoft Teams Map
3 13 September 2021 10:00 - 15:00 Microsoft Teams Map
4 11 October 2021 10:00 - 15:00 Microsoft Teams Map