An Introduction to Induction, Supervision and Performance Development Plans / Appraisals for Supervisors (EVENT FULL)
This virtual course is for managers/supervisors in adult social care services that are required to induct new staff and for managers / supervisors to have an opportunity to increase their knowledge, skills and competence in delivering effective induction and supervision.
As the Care Certificate was introduced 5 years ago and is now embedded in Adult Social Care it will no longer be covered in the induction part of this course. Instead, general induction will be covered.
For those of you who do the Care Certificate as part of your workplace induction, there are a number of documents attached that will provide support for you in inducting staff, whether they are new to adult social care or have adult social care experience and / or a social care qualification.
This course is run over two virtual sessions.
Please note: - This course is for in-house providers and the independent voluntary sector only. If you are a Social Worker there is a separate course for supervision.
Anti racism and white privilege (families, children and learning staff 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
The course will be delivered by Brenda Lewis, from training company Ceruleanblu.
Brenda 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.
BHSCP Children & Young People Who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviours (EVENT FULL)
Many expressions of sexual behaviour are part of healthy development and no cause for concern. However, when children or young people display sexual behaviour that increases their vulnerability or causes harm to someone else, adults have a responsibility to provide support and protection.
This introductory course to Harmful Sexual Behaviours is a mixture of presentation, discussion and practical exercise and will give staff the opportunity to extend their knowledge of evidence based work with children & young people.
There will also be the potential for looking at peer on peer abuse, incidents that occur between young people of similar age.
Combined First Aid at Work & Paediatric First Aid Level 3 Award (3 days)
Combining the QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work & Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid into three days, this course provides learners with 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 and when looking after children.
The course covers both the First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid syllabuses and 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 and to provide first aid to infants and children.
On passing the course, the learner will be issued with a First Aid at Work certificate and a Paediatric First Aid certificate, valid for 3 years.
Assessment: There are nine Practical assessments, observed by the trainer throughout the course.
There are two theory assessment/multiple choice question papers. The pass mark is 14 out of 40 for Unit 1 and 18 out of 25 for Unit 2.
In addition, the trainer will carry out on-going assessment to assess the learners’ knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria.
To assess competence and gain certification, the learner 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 learner 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 qualified. In exceptional circumstances, learners who are not able to kneel may be able to carry out the task from a standing position, and this is acceptable.
Each learner is provided with a course manual.
The programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are detailed below in the additional information. 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.
Court Work Skills for Social Workers (Microsoft Teams)
This course will be delivered via Microsoft Teams for children's social workers whilst the current social distancing restrictions are in place. However this will be reviewed nearer the time to consider reverting back to face to face, all day training.
The session will be run between 9.30am - 11.00am with a break and will then resume again 11.30am - 1.00pm.
In order to make decisions regarding the steps that should be taken to secure the safety and well-being of a particular child, practitioners need a sound understanding of the law as it pertains to children, particularly that which governs the Family Courts. This course offers an introduction to the main principles, orders and legal processes that relate to children including the Children Act 1989 and the Adoption and Children Act 2002. Communicating effectively within this context is also crucial and this course provides an opportunity to practice oral evidence giving in a safe and supportive environment.
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).
MECC is intended for anyone who has contact with people to “Make Every Contact Count” and develop their public health knowledge; It develops confidence to deliver health and wellbeing messages which encourage people to change their behaviour and to direct them to local services that can support them.
Through the e-learning modules and participatory online session, we shall introduce the concept behind it and offer the tools and resources to deliver it, including resources and the key messages behind the Public Health campaign ‘One You’.
Please read the course pre-requisites before requesting a place.
Person Centred Risk & Restrictive Practices for Lead Staff (EVENT FULL)
This course is for senior staff and staff with responsibility for leading good practice. It is now in two halves and this is the second half of the training - please see special instructions below.
Working with risk and supporting service users with complex needs to live their chosen lifestyles can feel difficult. Getting the balance right in respecting individual rights whilst also fulfilling our duty of care is important. Following robust procedures can help us in getting the balance right for service users.
A restrictive practice is any practice which could be construed as potentially restricting a person’s rights of choice, self determination, privacy, freedom/freedom of movement. Under the Care Act restrictive practices may need agreement by a social worker, and at times necessitate Deprivation of Liberty applications.
This course will assist participants to demonstrate they have complied with all CQC and legal requirements, and that alternatives to restrictive practices have been appropriately considered. It will help people promote & evidence good risk assessment and restrictive practices procedures, to ensure that people are not unnecessarily restricted in our desire to manage risks.
This course has been adapted and will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. It is aimed at Foster Carers, Supervising Social Workers, Business Support Officers and Fostering Support Officers, will provide skills, knowledge and techniques required to help manage situations which may be considered challenging.
Participants will develop an understanding of how to positively intervene and manage challenging behaviour effectively and consider how their actions and reactions impact on other's behaviour.
Safer Working at Height Part 2 (ZOOM)
This training has been adapted to be delivered virtually and is highly recommended for those people who, as part of their role, need to carry out short duration work at height using basic access equipment such as stepladders.
This training is not suitable for those who routinely access significant heights over 3 metres, or for those who use more specialised equipment.
If you use, assemble or dismantle mobile scaffold towers then you must attend PASMA training. For further information about this course please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: This course will be delivered in two parts. Delegates must complete the iHasco Working at Height eLearning course (part 1) before attending the virtual trainer led session (part 2). 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.