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Code: BH/18/1242 Adults CPD Module: Decision Making and Partnership Working in Health, Social Work and Social Care; Practice with Older People

To log your interest for this module please 'request a place' by the 30th June 2018.

The 20 credit module enables students to analyse and critically reflect upon the dilemmas in practice with older people, alongside colleagues undertaking similar or related roles.  The module addresses current law and policy, theoretical perspectives, good practice and research findings in working with older people, with a focus upon critical application to own practice and agency context.


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1 09 January 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 10 January 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 13 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 13 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 24 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/18/1220 ASYE Children's CPD Module - Compassionate Practice: Addressing the Relationship Challenges in the Social Work Role

To log your interest for this module please click on “request a place" and then, if you have not already done so, please complete the BHCC ASYE application form available in the documents attached to this course.  This must be returned to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the13th February 2019.

Compassionate Practice: Addressing the Relationship Challenges of the Social Work Role is the new 30 credit CPD module that will support the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and is referred to, in this application pack as the ‘ASYE Module’. The module is taught by the University of Sussex.

This six week module, run in the Summer Term, is delivered via a series of seminars and lectures given by professionals, practitioners and service users in children's services to help develop the skills and knowledge of newly qualified workers.

Taught sessions run from 1-4pm. Students spend morning in the University Library, or working on research-based studies to complement their learning.

The sessions integrate current theory with practice, and will help you to consider the challenges and dilemmas of contemporary practice whilst you get to grips with your daily responsibilities.

You will explore your learning in relation to your practice experience and relevant Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) domains, and the course will enable you to meet requirements of Knowledge and Skills statements. During your period of study, you will benefit from access to the University’s library, various social work materials, and from peer support.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 April 2019 13:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
2 01 May 2019 13:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
3 08 May 2019 13:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
4 15 May 2019 13:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
5 22 May 2019 13:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
6 05 June 2019 13:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/18/1177 Children's CPD Module - Risk & Decision Making in Children's Services

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 30th June 2018.

This 30 credit module is designed to enable senior practitioners and managers in children’s services to develop their knowledge and skills in current law, policy and research relating to risk analysis and decision-making and consider how these can be applied in day-to-day practice and/or management across a range of work place settings and roles.

You will learn about key perspectives, theory and the evidence base for risk and you will be taught in large groups. Additional smaller seminar groups provide a space for practitioners and managers to consider role-related challenges. Both inform work-based action learning projects, as well as critical reflection and the development of risk management practice. Peer feedback through ‘sharing’ progress on risk projects in seminars and via the virtual learning environment is an assessment requirement, and evidence of learning is incorporated into your portfolio.

Themes covered include:

Key concepts and challenges in decision-making
The legal, policy and practice context
Perspectives on Risk
Supervision, accountability and working in a political environment
Risk and risky situations: safe and creative strategies
Learning from serious case reviews
Working with Denial

This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. See application information under 'attached document' for further details of modules, pathways and awards.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 27 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 06 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 20 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 03 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 24 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
7 22 May 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
8 12 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/19/0134 Dementia - Basic Awareness

This is an introductory course ideal for people who have not attended any training on dementia.

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1 24 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/18/1628 Introduction to Apprenticeships - Bite-Size sessions (for Managers)

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes for all ages that provide opportunities for existing staff to acquire new skills, knowledge and behaviours in their existing roles or enable new apprentices to be recruited in the council.  

The Government has implemented a number of reforms; to increase quality and quantity of apprenticeships. The reforms include new employer driven Apprenticeship Standards, Public Sector Targets and an Apprenticeship Levy.

This bite-size session will be an opportunity for managers to;

  • meet the Apprenticeship Team,
  • explore opportunities and issues,
  • ask questions and gain a better understanding of new apprenticeship landscape
  • understand your role in supporting the apprenticeship strategy
  • cover some of The Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) rules that the council are governed by
  • support you in your journey in recruiting an apprentice or supporting existing staff.  
     

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 April 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Hove Town Hall - Meeting Room G91 Map

Code: BH/19/0948 Schools Payroll: Self Service Platform Training

This event is focussed on providing you with training in respect of the Schools Payroll Self Service Platform. Based on your feedback we have developed a self-service platform in Pier for schools to be able to directly communicate with the payroll, thus providing a streamlined approach to processes and a reduction in the cost of our service. 

We are currently finalising all features of the self-service platform, and as a member of our first phase group we would like to invite you to attend one of the outlined slots for an opportunity to get hands on training with the platform. 
 
We would like you to bring some actual pieces of work to process with you, maybe one of each type of process (new starter, additional position, change to contract, leaver). By the end of the session you will have had some hands on experience at using the system, as well as completing some live work.

We will be giving you all access to your own school’s data. If you require anyone else at the school to also have access, please let us know.

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1 24 April 2019 10:00 - 13:00 Brighton Town Hall - Revs and Bens Training Room (1st Flr) Map

Code: BH/19/0706 Understanding and Managing the Impact of Parental Conflict on Children and Young People during the Transition from Primary to Secondary Education. Developing Mechanisms of Support

This half-day workshop is designed for any professional involved in pupil's the transition from primary and secondary school.  This initial workshop is primarily for professionals associated with BACA, Longhill and Cardinal Newman secondary schools and their associated feeder school.  Subsequent workshops will be offered to other primary/secondary school groupings across the city. 

Attendees will consider the evidence concerning the impact of parental conflict on children and young people within their families and within the school setting. Finding ways of engaging these conflicted parents and couples in supporting their children’s needs within the context of the school will be explored. Also, developing mechanisms that support children (who are felt to be at risk from parental conflict) through the transition from primary to secondary school is vital to their leaning and future development.

Those attending this workshop will be helped to consider their input into these families; talking with these vulnerable children, engaging their parents, and developing strategies that essentially support and ensure a successful transition from primary to secondary education.

There will be opportunities for group discussion, role play and live consultation. Participants are also encouraged to bring examples and challenges from their own settings and those signing up for this workshop will be provided with pre-course reading and suggested homework strategies.

This is a bespoke course is deliver by Tavistock Relationships.

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1 24 April 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Lighthouse (venue) Map

Code: BH/19/0885 Building Resilience (55 Drove Road staff only)

The purpose of this follow-up training day is to develop working relationships and build core skills for effective team work going forward.

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1 25 April 2019 09:30 - 13:00 55 Drove Road Map

Code: BH/19/0453 Drugs, Current Trends - What and Why?

We suggest you complete the two day Drug & Alcohol Basic Awareness course before attending any of the more specialised full day courses. This is to equip you with more general knowledge and skills in preparation for learning about the more in depth topics. Don’t hesitate to contact the Health Promotion Team on 01273 731900 if you would like to discuss this further.

This course highlights changing patterns, prevalence and sourcing of substances being used locally and nationally, and aims to increase confidence of professionals working with those who may be using these new psychoactive substances. It develops screening and assessment skills and enables professionals to support service-users via advice and referral to specialist services when relevant.

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1 25 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 9 The Drive Map

Code: BH/18/1636 LSCB - Enabling & Supporting Compliance: Working with Disguised Compliance and Forceful Counter Argument in Safeguarding

Disguised compliance involves parents giving the appearance of co-operating with child welfare agencies to avoid raising suspicions and allay concerns.

Published case reviews highlight that professionals sometimes delay or avoid interventions due to parental disguised compliance. It is hard for professionals to work with families where there may be lack of cooperation and/or a hostile attitude.

When there are child welfare/protection issues, a failure to engage with the family may have serious implications and non-intervention is not an option.

This course has been produced to support professionals working with these problematic dynamics.

This training is provided by the Local Children's Safeguarding Board (LSCB)

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Great Hall, Moulsecoomb Hub North Map