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This is the third instalment of our core courses which explores how agencies across the city work together to keep children safe through the Child Protection Conference, and Core Group processes. This includes a presentation by the Youth Advocacy Project which works with children & young people to ensure that their voice is taken into consideration. This course has recently been reviewed and updated by the CPRO (Child Protection Review Officers), in line with their restructured service. It will help you understand the aims, purpose and process of a Child Protection Conference and Core Group and to become a more effective participant in that process.
This training is provided by the Local Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB)Essential Information
This course is mandatory for newly qualified social workers and is designed for foster carers or supported lodgings carers and professionals working directly with children in care or care leavers aged 16 plus.
If young people in care are to make a successful transition to adult life it is essential that preparation begins well in advance of their eighteenth birthday. However, the demands of the day to day often leave little time for workers and carers to seriously address these issues and, too often, young people leave care insufficiently equipped to cope with the pressures and responsibilities of adult life. This course will explore how to integrate the day to day responsibilities of working with or caring for young people with a positive focus on their future.
This is a two-day practice focused self-reflective course providing the learner with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence to engage in brief interventions to facilitate behaviour change with people whatever their readiness to change.
In between the sessions, participants will be asked to record a short 'behaviour change' intervention to then share on day 2, with the intention of gaining constructive feedback to affirm and enhance practice. Participants will develop skills in motivational interviewing, specifically differentiating between change talk and commitment language, and learning how to elicit and shape the two to strengthen the outcome of the interventions.
By the end of the course participants will have an enhanced toolkit of strateges they can apply when working with inidviduals to facilitate behaviour change over a short or longer term basis, including working with more complex cases and dealing with resistance.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is designed for practioners who understand and have practiced the fundamental elements of facilitating behaviour change, but now seek more advanced training in it.
We would encourage participants who have at least 2 years experience of working one-to-one with individuals in a change facilitation setting to attend.
On requesting a place you will be sent a Behaviour Change questionnaire which you should fill in and return to the trainer before the course start date.Essential Information