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Code: BH/21/1954 Adults CPD - Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS) Best Interest Assessors Legal Refresher

This CPD session delivered by the University of Brighton is to be attended by Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS) Dedicated Best Interest Assessors (BIAs) on an annual basis and those on the BIA Rota on a bi-annual basis to refresh knowledge and skills in order to undertake Best Interest Assessments.

This session will be facilitated by Simon Foster, who has worked both as a Local Authority solicitor and as legal head of MIND.  This session will update BIAs on changes to case law, as well as aspects of the law that have changed because of the impact of Covid-19.  Simon will also update BIAs about progress on the implementation of LPS. 

There will also be an opportunity for individual BIAs to discuss practice legal dilemmas they have encountered and obtain feedback from Simon and their peers.

 Please note, this session is intended to be a repeat of the sessions delivered in October 2021 so if you attended one of the October sessions you don't need to attend this.

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1 24 January 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0985 Adults CPD - Ethics, Values and Equalities in Mental Health

Register your interest in this 20 Credit, Masters Level 7, course by the 31st July 2021.  

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.

The module is the first module of the AMHP course but is also open to other students who may wish to study this aspect of mental health.  The focus of the module is on the ethical debates relating to mental disorder, including the use of compulsion in care and treatment.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 January 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 19 January 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 24 January 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 25 January 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 26 January 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/22/0022 Anti racism and white privilege

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


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.

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1 24 January 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0039 Autism Spectrum Basic Awareness (EVENT FULL)

The course will consider the autism spectrum as a whole and the experiences of autistic people living in a neurotypical world. Participants will have the opportunity to hear the first hand experience of autisic people, either through written accounts, video or presentations.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 January 2022 09:30 - 13:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1800 Emergency First Aid - Adult Social Care

This course is for Adult Social Care staff and enables first aiders to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill. The objective of the qualification is to benefit delegates by enabling them 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.

This qualification 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.

The 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 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 and 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.

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 one day/six hour Emergency First Aid at Work course.

Delegates will be provided with a course manual to keep.

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1 24 January 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Old Ship Hotel - Gresham Room Map

Code: BH/22/0109 Safeguarding Adults - Basic Awareness (EVENT FULL)

This course looks at the main principles of adult safeguarding in line with the Care Act and the Making Safeguarding Personal approach. It explores practice issues regarding abuse or neglect to adults, including the responsibilities of staff in preventing and reporting. This course is aimed at customer facing staff who support adults. 

If you require refresher training, please book a place on Safeguarding Adults Update instead.

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1 24 January 2022 09:30 - 13:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1399 Working with Children in Care (for social workers) (Microsoft Teams)

This course is mandatory for ASYE children's social workers and new social workers and open to all social workers.

It will delivered via Microsoft Teams between 10am-12noon and 1-2.30pm, including a break for lunch. 

The session will help you to understand the experiences of children and young people in care and your roles and responsibilities in supporting, engaging and communicating with them. You will explore how to work together with multi-agency partners and foster carers to achieve good outcomes and look at how to implement the Me and My World Review process.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 January 2022 10:00 - 14:30 Microsoft Teams Map
2 25 January 2022 10:00 - 14:30 Microsoft Teams Map