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Code: BH/22/0157 Court Work Skills - Advanced (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.

This course is suitable for social workers who already have experience of attending court and have completed introductory Court Work Skills training.

Social work practitioners are often involved in complex care proceedings over an extended period of time. During this they will be required to liaise with parties, instruct expert witnesses, take part in negotiations outside the court or be invited to be the ‘experts’ themselves.

This course is provided by barristers at Crown Office Row for experienced social work practitioners to consolidate and build on their existing court work skills.

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1 29 September 2022 09:30 - 13:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0920 Children's CPD Module - Dissertation

To apply for this module please request a place and complete and return the FCL CPD Funding Application form by the 24th June 2022

This is the final, self-directed module of MA programme.

This is a 60 credit postgraduate level module for practitioners of social work, social care, health and education wishing to complete a Masters award in one of three Pathways: (i) Social Work Practice Education, (ii) Effective Practice in Social Work and Social Care, or (iii) Leadership and Management in Social Work and Social Care.

This student-directed module is designed for practitioners who have already earned a substantial number of postgraduate credits. It offers an opportunity for you to critically explore a particular issue related to your professional field in depth with a view to developing a leading role in your profession.

You will be appointed a Supervisor with whom you will draw up a plan of study. You will have three supervision sessions with your Supervisor.

You will also be expected to attend lectures and workshops on research methodology provided by the Department of Social Work and Social Care.

Further details on modules and pathways at Sussex University available here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/socialwork/pgstudy/cpd 

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1 03 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/22/0175 BHSCP - Graded Care Profile Training (GCP2)

Neglect is one of the most important priorities for all safeguarding staff.

This training is run in colaboration with the NSPCC.

This in-person training offer, is part of the neglect strategy for Brighton and Hove and is the adopted model used to make early assessments of neglect.

Once staff have completed this training they will be licenced to use the GCP2 assessment tool, as part of their working practice. It will prove to be useful addition to evidential based assements, used by all those working with children and young people.

It can be used as part on child protection working, and also as an evidential product for family court.

There is an expectation that staff from all agencies will gain a working knowledge of the GCP2 and how it can be used within their working practice.

Please make sure you have downloaded or printed a copy of the documnets attached to this course detail.

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1 04 October 2022 09:00 - 13:00 Portslade Hub Training Hall Map

Code: BH/22/0905 Children's CPD Module - Practitioner Research

To apply for this module please 'request a place' and download the FCL Social Work CPD Funding Application Pack from Attached Documents, complete this and return to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the 11th July 2022.

This 15 credit module provides experienced staff with the opportunity to develop their professional role through practice-based research.  Applications will be looked at on a case by case basis.

You will identify an issue, challenge, knowledge gap or service need relevant to your professional role for which you, your organisation and/or service users would benefit from further exploration or development.

You will learn how to critically examine what is already known (through a literature review) and to apply this knowledge through research informed practice, enabling you to develop your professional role and improve your practice.

You will participate in research methodology seminars, and a virtual learning environment for additional learning support and resources. You will be able to discuss your plans, present your work – issues, dilemmas, critical incidents - and share your learning in conversation with your peer group. You also will be expected to engage in self-directed learning, critical self-reflection, and practice development through research.

For more details on CPD modules, awards and pathways at Sussex University see: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/socialwork/pgstudy/cpd

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 18 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 15 November 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 10 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 07 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/22/0914 CPD Module - Practice Education Stage 2

To apply for this module please 'request a place' by 11th July 2022 

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

This 15 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. For further details of CPD modules, awards and pathways at Sussex University see: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/socialwork/pgstudy/cpd

The majority of teaching on this module will be in the Spring 2023 term but candidates will attend the induction in October and another check-in in December to assist with the Practice Education of their student. 

The course will run predominantly online with a mixture of live lectures and seminars. Digital resources will be available to you throughout.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 October 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Zoom Map
2 07 December 2022 14:00 - 16:00 Zoom Map
3 08 February 2023 10:00 - 16:00 Zoom Map
4 08 March 2023 10:00 - 16:00 Zoom Map
5 22 March 2023 10:00 - 16:00 Zoom Map
6 17 May 2023 10:00 - 16:00 Zoom Map
7 07 June 2023 10:00 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0427 Mental Capacity Act Briefing

The Mental Capacity Act Briefing provides an overview of the Act and is relevant to staff supporting adults who may at times lack the capacity to make a decision.

This course is mandatory for Brighton & Hove City Council HASC provider services.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 October 2022 13:00 - 16:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0911 Young People and The Mental Capacity Act

This course is designed to enable practitioners working with young people to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (‘the MCA 2005’) to their work. The MCA 2005 will be relevant to young people aged 16 and over who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves, as well as parents who lack capacity to make decisions in relation to their children. Recent cases have highlighted the importance of the MCA 2005 in areas such as treatment decisions, the exercise of parental responsibility, admission to hospital and deprivation of liberty.

The course will include the following key topics:

  • Consent in under 16’s
  • Consent and capacity framework for 16-17 year olds
  • The scope of parental responsibility
  • Application of the MCA to 16-17 years olds
  • Supporting young people to make decisions
  • An overview of the MCA 2005- principles, assessment of capacity and determining best interests
  • Exceptions, the parts that do not apply to those aged 16-17
  • The relationship between the MCA and the Children’s Act 1989
  • Legal proceeding involving young people aged 16-17
  • Questions, summary & evaluation

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 October 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0984 Supporting Children to Return Home from Long Term Foster Care

This webinar is aimed at Independent Reviewing Officers, Social Workers, Supervising Social Workers, Foster Carers and Pod Managers.

Some children and young people living in foster care return home to live with their parents or extended family at some point in their childhoods. Often, this will be the best plan to ensure their stability and psychological permanence in the longer-term. The contexts in which children return home can vary, sometimes it may be part of a planned move, for others it may be more reactive with young people ‘voting with their feet’ and returning.

Supporting this process involves proactive planning, meaningful assessment and ongoing support through the transition and raises many conflicting feelings and dilemmas in the process. 

This webinar will provide an opportunity to understand best practice in supporting children to return home, the process to support it and reflect on the experience of one family where children returned home after several years in foster care.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 October 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0327 Working with Parents who have Experienced Domestic Abuse (ASYE priority places)

This course will support you to develop skills and knowledge in understanding the complexity of domestic abuse dynamics, and making assessments that formulate a clear analysis around family safety and prognosis for recovery and change. We will consider the experience of domestic abuse victims once Children’s Services become involved with a family. The course will include consideration of risk assessment tools and processes, different interventions and safety planning.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 October 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0913 Young People and The Mental Capacity Act

This course is designed to enable practitioners working with young people to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (‘the MCA 2005’) to their work. The MCA 2005 will be relevant to young people aged 16 and over who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves, as well as parents who lack capacity to make decisions in relation to their children. Recent cases have highlighted the importance of the MCA 2005 in areas such as treatment decisions, the exercise of parental responsibility, admission to hospital and deprivation of liberty.

The course will include the following key topics:

  • Consent in under 16’s
  • Consent and capacity framework for 16-17 year olds
  • The scope of parental responsibility
  • Application of the MCA to 16-17 years olds
  • Supporting young people to make decisions
  • An overview of the MCA 2005- principles, assessment of capacity and determining best interests
  • Exceptions, the parts that do not apply to those aged 16-17
  • The relationship between the MCA and the Children’s Act 1989
  • Legal proceeding involving young people aged 16-17
  • Questions, summary & evaluation

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 October 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map