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Code: BH/21/0766 Covid - the impact on social work (webinar)

This webinar will be delivered by Harry Ferguson, Professor of Social Work at the University of Birmingham.

Harry is a qualified social worker, he has been an academic for 30 years and is an internationally recognized leader in social work research and scholarship. He has conducted many empirical research projects into child protection and child welfare practices, and has particular expertise using qualitative research methods. Over the past decade he has used ethnographic methods of participant observation to get close to practice to find out what social workers actually do, how they interact with service users, the kinds of support they get (or don’t get) in their organisations and what it means to be helpful in social work. He has a particular interest in evoking the lived experience of practice and the ways it feels.  

His books include Child Protection Practice (Palgrave Macmillan).

Over the past year he has been researching the impact of COVID-19 on social work and child protection and that will be the focus of this webinar.

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1 27 May 2021 10:00 - 11:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0927 Performance and Wellbeing - Having the conversation - online (Zoom)

We have all had a really challenging time during the pandemic and it is proven that it has had an impact on many people's mental health and therefore potentially performance at work. 

Having conversations about those topics as a manager can be challenging. This course will help you with that. 

It is an interactive workshop with exercises and scenarios to bring course objectives to life for participants and stimulate discussion and learning. It uses Forum Theatre, Talking Heads and facilitated input with an experienced tutor and two fully qualified actors.

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1 27 May 2021 13:30 - 17:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/0760 Emergency First Aid - Adult Social Care (EVENT FULL)

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 28 May 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Old Ship Hotel Map

Code: BH/21/0811 Think BIG - Future ways of working (Staff) (EVENT FULL)

Our Future Ways of Working programme builds on Our People Promise, our employment offer to all staff. Using our learning and experience of the past year, we want to involve you in the design of a future offer that supports ways of working for all, whether working in a front facing role across the city or working in a more flexible way.

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1 28 May 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Online Learning Session Map

Code: BH/21/0459 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 01 June 2021 10:15 - 11:45 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0770 Housing Qualification Bursary Scheme May 2021

The Housing Qualifications Bursary Scheme is available to support professional qualifications that have been identified for staff in particular job roles plus it is available to support staff to undertake additional, specialist qualifications linked to their role.

To apply please request a place and download the attached Housing Qualifications Bursary Scheme Application Pack. Complete the form at the back of the pack and email to lindsey.cockram@brighton-hove.gov.uk  Closing date 31st May 2021

The qualification must have a direct and clear benefit to council tenants.

Staff must source qualifications themselves and, if agreed through the bursary scheme, book their place direct with their chosen qualifications provider.

The bursary scheme is primarily for qualifications where an equivalent apprenticeship is not available. If we receive applications where it appears that there is an apprenticeship route we will ask applicants to apply for an apprenticeship instead.

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1 01 June 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Venue to be confirmed Map

Code: BH/21/0968 Bowel Cancer Awareness online session 11-12noon (Microsoft Teams)

1 in 15 UK males and 1 in 18 UK females will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in their lifetime. Learn about the sign and symptoms, risk factors and the bowel screening programme.

The Speak Up Against Cancer team are working to raise awareness, as well as early signs and symptoms. The team are fully trained, local volunteers with an experience of cancer. They believe that the power of lived experience is extremely powerful and are keen to hear from other local people whose cancer was caught early and successfully treated.

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1 02 June 2021 11:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0540 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 02 June 2021 14:00 - 15:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0497 Managing and Learning from Medication Errors (Adult Social Care) (Zoom) (EVENT FULL)

This course is aimed at managers and seniors that look at the process by which medicines are managed.

If you’re trying to reduce medication errors stop right now, you’re thinking about this the wrong way around. You want to reduce the harm that medication errors (or more correctly medication incidents) cause, and the only way you’ll do this is by learning from these incidents. With success, you’ll see your reported incidents go up, giving you more opportunities to learn. But the harm they cause should go down.

This course will teach you how manage, report and learn from medication incidents. It will enable you to provide the correct response to Safeguarding Teams and Care Quality Commission (CQC). It will enable you to reduce the chance of harm from medication incidents occurring by learning from them.

We can study actual medicines incidents that have occurred in your organisation in the case studies (if you are able to send suitable examples to us prior to the course.

In addition to the handout, you will be sent an electronic copy of our medicines incident form and investigation protocols.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 June 2021 10:00 - 13:30 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/0925 Performance and Wellbeing - Having the conversation - online (Zoom)

We have all had a really challenging time during the pandemic and it is proven that it has had an impact on many people's mental health and therefore potentially performance at work. 

Having conversations about those topics as a manager can be challenging. This course will help you with that. 

It is an interactive workshop with exercises and scenarios to bring course objectives to life for participants and stimulate discussion and learning. It uses Forum Theatre, Talking Heads and facilitated input with an experienced tutor and two fully qualified actors.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 June 2021 09:00 - 12:30 Zoom Map