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BHCC Foster Carers - Mandatory Training (Level 1)

The training route for carers involves a core set of 5 ‘Mandatory’ courses for all carers as follows:

1.    Positive Interventions for Foster Carers

2.    Working Together in Child Protection for Foster Carers

3.    Allegations & Complaints Involving Foster Carers

4.    First Aid - Paediatric

5.    Attachment

All new and existing carers are also required to complete the Training, Support and Development Standards Workshops 1-6 to complete Level 1 training.

In addition there are further Essentialcourses depending upon the type of fostering the carer undertakes. After completing the Mandatory courses, please go back to the Pathways and select the relevant Foster Carers - Essential Training (Level 2) route depending on your approved age range.

Both newly approved and experienced carers are expected to complete their Mandatory and Essential training courses within a two year period.

View all upcoming training dates in the Foster Carer Specialist Training Calendar 2017-18

Find details of the Foster Carer Mandatory & Essential Training Route

Foster Carer Personal Development Plan

Foster Carers - Essential Training (Level 2) for age 0-5 approved carers

After completing the Mandatory training, age 0-5 approved carers are required to complete the following Essential’ courses, based on their approved age range, to complete Level 2 training.

1. Working Together to Support Children with Transitions to Permanence

2. Promoting the Positive Identity of Children in Care

3. Caring for Under 5’s

4. Preventing & Disrupting the Sexual Exploitation of Children & Young People

5. Secure Base Attachment

Foster Carers - Essential Training (Level 2) for age 5-12 approved carers

After completing the Mandatory training, age 5-12 approved carers are required to complete the following Essential’ courses, based on their approved age range, to complete Level 2 training.

 1. Promoting the Positive Identity of Children in Care

2. Promoting Good Mental & Physical Health

3. Preventing & Disrupting the Sexual Exploitation of Children & Young People

4. Resilience

5. Drugs and Foster Care

6. Working Together to Support Children with Transitions to Permanence

7. Facebook, Social Networking & Foster Care

8. Secure Base Attachment

Foster Carers - Essential Training (Level 2) for Parent & Baby approved carers

After completing the Mandatory training, Parent & Baby approved carers are required to complete the following Essential’ courses, based on their approved age range, to complete Level 2 training.

 1. Promoting Good Mental & Physical Health

2. Promoting the Positive Identity of Children in Care

3. Drugs and Foster Care

4. Preventing & Disrupting the Sexual Exploitation of Children & Young People

5. Recording & Observation in Parent & Baby Foster Placements

6. Working with Parents with a Learning Disability in Parent & Baby Foster Care

7. Secure Base Attachment

8. Caring for Under 5’s

9. Parent & Baby carer Support Group

Foster Carers - Essential Training (Level 2) for Teenage approved carers

After completing the Mandatory training, Teenage approved carers are required to complete the following Essential’ courses, based on their approved age range, to complete Level 2 training.

1.   Adolescent Development

2.   Transition to Adulthood

3.   Drugs & Foster Care

4.   Sexual Health, Teenage Pregnancy & Looked After Young People

5.   Facebook, Social Networking & Foster Care

6.   Preventing & Disrupting the Sexual Exploitation of Children & Young People

7.   Motivational Interviewing

8.   Promoting the Positive Identity of Children in Care

9.   Secure Base Attachment

10. Resilience

11. Teenage carer Support Group (for dates contact Petra Sumner on 07795336159 or Dave Sutherland on 

       07972872702)

Induction for all council staff

The Brighton & Hove City Council staff induction programme is to support those of you who have;

      - recently changed job roles at Brighton & Hove City Council

      - are new to Brighton & Hove City Council 

      - not completed Induction training in the last three years

 

The Induction Programme is aligned to the Appointment Support Procedure for existing employees placed into a new role and the Probationary Period for new starters to the organisation.

Your local induction will follow the Workplace Induction Checklist. This has recommended timings to help you to plan. The council’s employment policies and procedures and links to other useful information is contained within this site. Use the search facility to find.

 

Why is it a requirement to complete an Induction?

 

It’s a legal requirement for you to undertake an Induction process that the organisation you work for provides

It's the essential starting point for your understanding of the wider organisation before you take part in any further service or role specific learning

 

      - It will help you understand your role in BHCC

      - It will help you understand the council’s vision and how it operates

      - It's your opportunity to learn about the corporate policies

      - It’s your chance to learn about how to achieve organisational standards

      - It's a good time to ask questions and learn about your rights and benefits as a BHCC employee

 

What training is included in the Induction?

 

With the exception of Being an Employee in BHCC, the programme is made up of a series of elearning modules each lasting between 20 - 40 minutes. They have been designed to fit into your normal working day, easy to access and simple to complete.

Mandatory Training Route for Barnardos Link Plus - FULL TIME CARERS

In conjunction with completing the Training, Support & Development Standards workbook, all Barnardos Link Plus full time carers should complete the following ‘Mandatory’ training courses within two years:

1. First Aid - Paediatric

2. Positive Interventions for Foster Carers

3. Attachment

4. Allegations & Complaints Involving Foster Carers

5. An Introduction to Working with Children and Young People with a Disability

6. Working Together in Child Protection for Foster Carers

7. Promoting the Positive Identity of Children in Care

8. Preventing & Disrupting the Sexual Exploitation of Children & Young People

 

View all upcoming training dates in the 2017-18 Foster Carer Specialist Training Calendar

Foster Carer Personal Development Plan (PDP)

Mandatory Training Route for Barnardos Link Plus - SHORT BREAK CARERS

In conjunction with completing the Training, Support & Development Standards workbook, all Barnardos Link Plus short break carers should complete the following ‘Mandatory’ training courses within two years:

1. First Aid - Paediatric

2. An Introduction to Working with Children and Young People with a Disability

3. Working Together in Child Protection for Foster Carers

4. Promoting the Positive Identity of Children in Care

5. Preventing & Disrupting the Sexual Exploitation of Children & Young People

 

View all upcoming training dates in the 2017-18 Foster Carer Specialist Training Calendar

 

Foster Carer Personal Development Plan (PDP) 

Newly Qualified Children's Social Workers - ASYE Mandatory training

The NQSW Induction Year is supported by key, mandatory training courses which will give you the opportunity to gain structured input regarding relevant legal and policy frameworks, research evidence and local best practice to enable you to do your job. They are designed to give you an overview of a range of practice situations that you are likely to encounter when working for Brighton & Hove City Council.

Some of the courses are designed to be multi-agency and will give you an opportunity to liaise and exchange experiences with the range of practitioners who will come into contact with the children and families you are responsible for. Others are just for social workers and are aimed to build your confidence and develop skills within your specialist role. The courses are delivered by a range of training providers including experienced, local practitioners and specialist, external training consultants.

Efforts are also made to ensure that the experiences of children, young people, parents and carers coming into contact with services are integrated into each training day.

The training programme is loosely divided into three terms and you should aim to have completed all of them within your first year as a social worker.


Term One -    Will provide you with an overview of multi-agency safeguarding processes, key skills in assessment and engaging with families, understanding different forms of child abuse and neglect and the role of the social worker within this.

Term Two -     Moves to consider more specialist areas, particularly in relation to the assessment of complex families and court work skills.

Term ThreeIs concerned with working with children in care across their lifespan, and the social work role in ensuring good outcomes for them.

 

New staff should also complete the following Core Knowledge & Skills elearning:

  • Being an Employee in BHCC
  • Introduction to Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
  • Policies & Support
  • Information Governance
  • Health & Safety
  • Fraud Awareness
  • Introduction to Equality & Diversity

Residential & Short Breaks Children's Service - Mandatory Training (Care Crew)

All Care Crew support work staff in children's residential and short breaks services are required to complete all the mandatory training listed below:

1. Safeguarding Children elearning

2. Safer Handling of Children - Basic Awareness

3. Emergency First Aid

4. Food Safety - Level 2

Residential & Short Breaks Children's Service - Mandatory Training (Senior Officers & Managers)

All senior officers and managers in children's residential and short breaks services are required to complete all the mandatory training listed below, plus external elearning courses:

Child Sexual Exploitation at http://paceuk.info/for-professionals/keep-them-safe/

Channel General Awareness at http://course.ncalt.com/Channel_General_Awareness/01/index.html

Positive Behaviour Support Awareness at http://www.bild.org.uk/capbs/pbs-awareness-course/

Understanding Autism at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/autism

In addition, the following in-house training must also be attended:

· PROACT-SCIPr-UK

· Fire Safety Awareness

· Administration of Medication

· Emergency Medication Administration

 

Residential & Short Breaks Children's Service - Mandatory Training (Support Workers)

All support work staff in children's residential and short breaks services are required to complete all the mandatory training listed below, plus external elearning courses:

Child Sexual Exploitation at http://paceuk.info/for-professionals/keep-them-safe/

Channel General Awareness at http://course.ncalt.com/Channel_General_Awareness/01/index.html

Positive Behaviour Support Awareness at http://www.bild.org.uk/capbs/pbs-awareness-course/

Understanding Autism at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/autism

In addition, the following in-house training must also be attended:

·         PROACT-SCIPr-UK

·         Fire Safety Awareness

·         Administration of Medication

·         Emergency Medication Administration

There is a separate pathway for senior officers and managers.