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Code: BH/20/0925 Mental Health Awareness for Revenues & Benefits staff only PM

This basic awareness course will provide an opportunity to reflect on your own attitudes to, and knowledge of mental health.

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1 09 March 2020 13:30 - 17:00 Brighton Town Hall - Revs and Bens Training Room (1st Flr) Map

Code: BH/20/0666 Supervising and Supporting Foster Carers Who Look After UASC

This workshop will provide information to supervising social workers and other staff supporting foster carers looking after Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC). 

The training will look at the experience of UASC, legal processes and their impact of UASC, understanding the needs of UASC, building resilience, preparing to meet the emotional, religious, cultural and practical needs of UASC and preparing UASC to leave care.

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1 09 March 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Hollingbury Golf Course Map

Code: BH/18/1644 BHSCP - Safeguarding Children 1: Developing a Core Understanding (EVENT FULL)

This is the first of three core courses to provide staff from all agencies, (within the statutory and voluntary sectors), with an introduction to how agencies work to keep children and young people within the city of Brighton & Hove safe.

This safeguarding training is implicit in keeping children and young people safe from all aspects of abuse, be they sexual, physical, neglect or emotional.

It will develop your understanding of how the inter-agency working arrangements are put in place and how early help interventions can be utilised within safeguarding procedures. It will also raise your awareness of the issues with regard to all elements of abusive behaviour toward children and young people.

It is recommended that anyone new to safeguarding undertakes this training in conjunction with the other two days of “working together”, and that all three days are completed, before moving on to attending any of the more specialised training provided by the BHSCP

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1 10 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Great Hall, Moulsecoomb Hub North Map

Code: BH/20/0048 Bite Size Using Social Media for Job Searching

This bite size course will support staff who want to find out more about using social media for job searching.

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1 10 March 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G90 Map

Code: BH/19/1030 Children's CPD Module - Practice Education Stage 2

To log your expression of interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by the 21st June 2019.

You must have previously completed ‘Practice Education Stage 1 (or its equivalent).

This 30 credit module is for qualifed social workers, experienced practice educators and assessors who are involved in the teaching, supervising and assessing of trainee social workers.and primarily those who wish to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to take full responsibility for the teaching and assessing of a student social worker up to and including the student's final social work placement.

In order to apply for this module you must have discussed and agreed with your manager to take responsibility for a Social Work Student on placement.

Practice Education Stage 2 will assume prior knowledge of, and build expertise in, the critical analysis and application of, the following issues:

  • building solid foundations for the learning relationship - induction, using networks, learning contracts
  • models of supervision, including reflective supervision
  • analysing and applying theories of learning
  • using research to enhance practice teaching and direct practice
  • organising, pacing and managing learning experiences of others
  • promoting anti-oppressive practice in practice education
  • developing and operating equitable and robust systems of assessment
  • teaching and facilitating critical reflection and reflexivity
  • teaching and facilitating the effective use of knowledge in social work practice
  • working with students in challenging situations

As part of this module you will be observed undertaking different tasks of the practice educator role on at least two separate occasions, including the presentation of video-recorded material to the module student group.

This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. 

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1 05 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 26 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 28 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 04 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 11 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
7 10 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/20/0209 Pre-Retirement Planning (EVENT FULL)

This session is intended for those who are retiring imminently, or those who are planing to retire within the next 2 years.  This seminar will provide you with an introduction to the issues affecting your retirement.  It can help you to plan both financially and emotionally, for the next phase of your life.

Research has shown that both financial considerations and social and emotional impacts are important when planning for retirement.  This seminar includes modules on:

  • financial planning including investments & taxation
  • your occupational pensions benefits
  • your state pension entitlement
  • adjusting to and planning for retirement
The session is delivered by Planned Futures.

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1 10 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Council Chamber Map

Code: BH/20/0375 Recruitment & Selection Skills Training - 1 day (EVENT FULL)

To deliver high quality services, it is essential that the council attracts, recruits and subsequently retains high calibre employees. It is, therefore, essential that recruiting managers comply with the current Recruitment & Selection Policy and other related policies, strategic initiatives and the current employment legislation.

Throughout this course participating group work will give you the opportunity to gain practical skills to use for conducting effective, non-discriminatory and inclusive interviews.

This course is for you if:

  • you are likely to carry out recruitment in the near future
  • you have not had previous recruitment and selection training
  • you would like to be able to ask effective questions at interview
  • you would like to practice your interviewing style.

Prior to attending this course all delegates must have completed the updated Recruitment & Selection mandatory e-learning course.  Please do make sure you book out time in the four weeks prior to complete this elearning course, as non-completion may result in you not being able to attend this date.  

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1 10 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/20/0029 Safer People Handling - Basic Awareness (EVENT FULL)

This one day course is designed to increase staff awareness of the possible injuries to themselves and to enable them to carry out transfer operations safely. The course includes informal discussions and practice in transfer techniques.
Numbers on the course are strictly limited to allow time for all participants to practice the various transfer techniques and use of the transfer aids.

Participants will receive an attendance certificate to show that they have received training under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
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1 10 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Montague House Manual Handling Training Room Map

Code: BH/18/1696 Sexual Abuse - Working with Perpetrators & Non-offending Partners

This two day course will cover the following:

Day 1 - Sexual abusers, engaging, denial and risk assessment. We will look at denial and how to engage offenders, interviewing styles and interview practice, what we mean by risk, plus introduction to risk assessment protocols, including one usable when there is no conviction, only allegations.

Day 2 - Understanding and working with non-offending partners of child sexual abusers. This will cover non offending parents, the reasons they respond as they do, analysing our own responses to them and practicing ways to engage them during assessment (of ability to act protectively) or afterward. Also input about how to structure assessment reports and how to incorporate insights gained from interviews.

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1 10 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map
2 11 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map

Code: BH/19/1162 Adults CPD - Decision Making and Partnership Working in Health, Social Work and Social Care; Practice with Older People



This module offers learning and further professional development opportunities for health, social work and social care professionals who work with older people. The module enables students to analyse and critically reflect upon the dilemmas within their own work-based contexts, alongside colleagues undertaking similar or related roles. The teaching will include current law and policy, theoretical perspectives, good practice and research findings in the field of practice with older people, with a focus upon critical application to own practice and agency context. A reflective, analytic and evaluative approach will be central to learning.

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1 08 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 09 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 12 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 11 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 29 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map