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Code: BH/21/1446 Accountable Decision Making (EVENT FULL)

This course is aimed at staff in adult assessment services who do not manage others. There is a separate, similar course for staff who manage others.

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

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1 20 January 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1949 Back on Track – Starting Conversations with Parents about their alcohol use

There are a higher number of parents who are dependent on alcohol in Brighton and Hove than the national average. We know that for many parents it may take lots of conversations with different people for them to recognise they are drinking to a concerning level and to think about getting help. This course is aimed at any frontline staff who might be working with families, who may have an opportunity to speak to them about their alcohol use. It will focus on the skills that staff who may not have had experience or knowledge of alcohol and substance misuse can use if they have concerns about a family they are working with, and where they can signpost and refer parents and families to in Brighton and Hove. There will also be opportunity to discuss past or current situations where you might have had concerns about a parents alcohol use. Course is led by Oasis Project Senior Therapist.

Please take a look at this padlet for some background reading before the training, and useful resources for after too:

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1 20 January 2022 11:00 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0074 Building Your Resilience (Microsoft Teams) (EVENT FULL)

Coronavirus has changed the way almost all of us work now. It has also affected all aspects of our lives. Whether you are working from home, needing to continue your usual work in the community with social distancing safety measures, or unable to work right now, there is a need to be aware of your personal resilience.

This highly interactive session will give you the opportunity to reflect on your current resilience levels, learn some tips on looking after yourself during the COVID19 crisis, and discuss with others aspects of resilience that are particularly important in these difficult times.

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 session 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.

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1 20 January 2022 10:15 - 11:45 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1811 Emergency First Aid at Work - for council employees and schools ONLY

Who is this course for?

This training is for those people employed by Brighton and Hove City Council or Brighton and Hove Schools who have a specific responsibility at work, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of first aid situations.

If however, you are taking a lead in first aid in your workplace, the three day First Aid at Work course may be more appropriate for you.

Please note: there are specific courses for staff who that work in Adult Social Care or Children Services.

What is the purpose of this course?

The course aims to enable delegates to attain 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. 

How are delegates assessed?

There are four practical assessments that delegates will have to complete throughout the course and these will be observed by the trainer. During the course the trainer will also carry out on-going assessment to assess the delegates’ knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria.  As there is an element of physical activity on this course suitable footwear and clothing should be worn. There is also a theory assessment/multiple choice paper at the end of the course to assess competence and gain certification. 

The delegate 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 delegate 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 qualification.  In exceptional circumstances, delegates who are not able to kneel may be able to carry out the task from a standing position, and this is acceptable.

This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years and will be issued to those who have met the required standard. The learner needs to re-take the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified by attending a full day Emergency First Aid at Work course.

IMPORTANT: The First Aid Training Programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are attached.  Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the course. Delegates can also request copies of the risk assessments that cover this training course.

Please note: 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 will be a mix of staff from different workplaces.

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1 20 January 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Old Ship Hotel - Gresham Room Map

Code: BH/21/1892 Introduction to Microsoft Teams training

This virtual training session covers the important features in Microsoft Teams to help you to communicate and collaborate effectively using teams and channels. It is run by the Connecting You training team Matt Fleming, James Hardy and Sam Gathern. 
As part of the session, attendees will join the Welcome to Microsoft Teams at BHCC teams. This is a space where you can find useful information, test the functionality in Teams and ask questions.

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1 20 January 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1231 Safer Lifting & Handling of Loads

VERY IMPORTANT – it is essential that you and your manager read the attached COVID-19 Risk Assessment Guidance for Training Participants before attending this training.

This course will help you to identify any manual handling issues within your area of work. You will be shown the correct way to move, lift and carry loads in order to reduce your risk of injury.

The training will also show you how to carry out a risk assessment for load handling activities and teach you about the anatomy of the body and the mechanics of the back and spine.

IMPORTANT: Participants may find it useful to complete the iHasco Manual Handling eLearning course before attending the trainer led session. The eLearning course is accessible via the eLearning section on the Learning Gateway and is video based. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Plase find attached a copy of the Object Handling Risk Assessment Template, this will be discussed during the training.

Refresher? Recommended 3 yearly.

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1 20 January 2022 13:30 - 17:00 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/22/0027 Supporting LGBT+ Children and Young People

This course will explore the issues and challenges that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or Unsure (of their sexual orientation or gender identity) children young people face, how they are impacted by these, and how best to support them. We will learn ways to make our services safer by exploring ways of identifying and challenging homophobia, bi and transphobia at home, school, college or work.

Although trans / gender identity issues will be touched upon, the emphasis of this course is much more on sexual orientation, due to the fact we run a separate course on gender identity and trans issues


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1 20 January 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0120 The Body Speaks: Communication Skills - BY INVITATION ONLY - Zoom (EVENT FULL)

This is a highly interactive workshop designed to help people to build rapport and increase their influence when communicating online.

Why body language?

The human body is a highly sensitive social communication system. On a subtle, sub-verbal level, trust is gained or lost by how we move, breathe and sound. Our behaviour is physical. It can be used for building positive, engaged relationships over a short space of time. Our reliance on this bio-feedback of physical and vocal behaviour has enabled us to collaborate and create a sense of community over thousands of years. When we relate to others, the body ‘speaks’…!

Why voice?
How we sound reveals what we feel about a particular topic. This is passed on to our listeners. We can enliven others, inspire them or switch them off with the tone of our voice. As we communication more online there is less ‘live’ behaviour available to get to know someone and build trust. We rely more on the pitch and tone of their voice to build a profile of them socially and generate rapport. What was previously just one part of a bigger behavioural ‘system’ is now a primary indicator of confidence and warmth. We are how we sound…!

Why do this workshop?

We are becoming increasingly disengaged from physical/social stimuli as we remain more stationary and in a domestic environment. This leads to unprecedented amounts of social disconnect. Even when we leave the house, we have been covering up our faces in the company of others. Communication with clients, customers and colleagues is often reduced exclusively to a screen. The nervous system will only activate what is being used and closes other systems down. This includes our embodied and vocal responses needed for optimised face-to-face social engagement.

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1 20 January 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/1948 PQS programme for social work supervisors (by invitation only)

The Post Qualifying Standards for supervisors of social workers in adults services are the initiative of the Chief Social Worker, Lynn Romeo and were developed by DoHSC.

Brighton & Hove City, Portsmouth City and West Sussex County Councils have come together to commission this innovative and collaborative joint pilot programme lead by supervision specialist Dr Lisa Bostock at the University of Bedfordshire.

The programme will create a space for supervisors to further develop and enhance reflective supervision skills whilst learning alongside supervisors from other organisations.

Supervisors invited to join this 12 month programme will be provided with regular formal development sessions and reflective practice groups and also receive one-to-one mentoring to develop and evidence supervision practice that meets the PQS.

At the end of the programme supervisors will submit a portfolio of evidence to their line manager for review and assessment against the PQS before being passed to the BHCC PQS Moderation Panel for ratification.

Taught session dates: 

20th January 2022: 09.30 to 12.00

24th February 2022: 09.30 to 12.00

31st March 2022: 09.30 to 11.00

28th April 2022: 09.30 to 11.00

26th May 2022: 09.30 to 11.00

30th June 2022: 09.30 to 11.00

28th July 2022: 09.30 to 11.00

22nd September 2022: 09.30 to 11.00

20th October 2022: 09.30 to 11.00

24th November 2022: 09.30 to 11.00

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 January 2022 10:30 - 12:00 Online Learning Session Map
2 24 February 2022 09:30 - 12:00 Online Learning Session Map
3 31 March 2022 09:30 - 11:00 Online Learning Session Map
4 28 April 2022 09:30 - 11:00 Online Learning Session Map
5 26 May 2022 09:30 - 11:00 Online Learning Session Map
6 30 June 2022 09:30 - 11:00 Online Learning Session Map
7 28 July 2022 09:30 - 11:00 Online Learning Session Map
8 22 September 2022 09:30 - 11:00 Online Learning Session Map
9 20 October 2022 09:30 - 11:00 Online Learning Session Map
10 24 November 2022 09:30 - 11:00 Online Learning Session Map