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Pre course learning

The course is systemic in its approach and participants should have an understanding of ‘Stronger Families Safer Children’ or an ‘Introduction to Systemic Practice’

The training will provide an introduction to the NVR programme and the related resources. Participants will be able to introduce the use of the NVR programme in their current work.

You will develop an understanding of NVR which will produce effective change work for children and families.  NVR addresses violent, destructive and harmful behaviours in children and adolescents.  It restores individual strength and parental presence and supports caring and respectful relationships within the home and wider community.  NVR can help parents and carers overcome their sense of helplessness.  It can develop and strengthen a support network that will reduce violent and destructive behaviours both inside and outside of the home.  It can improve relationships between family members and the outside world


  
 

An Introduction to Social Pedagogy

This free two day course aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills and a basic introduction to social pedagogy and the use of the essential principles.

 You will:

  • Work with the whole child, head, heart, hands
  • Explore creative activities with children, building relationships, the common third

  • Explore the benefit of reflective practice

  • apply this to everyday living with children and participation

This course is open to anyone working with a Derbyshire child, parent or carer.

If you wish to book on this course, enter the course page, enrol on the course and then 'sign-up' to your chosen event.

For more information contact jackie.mee@derbyshire.gov.uk or cathy.barrass@derbyshire.gov.uk 

 

Asbestos Awareness

  • To develop delegates’ awareness of asbestos related issues. By the end of the training session delegates will be able to:

    • Understand the health risks associated with asbestos

    • Identify the different types of asbestos and their properties

    • Identify where asbestos is commonly found on productions

    • Understand the practical controls for asbestos safety

    • Know where to obtain further support, advice and guidance

       

      Internal/Outsourced: Internal


 

Asbestos Management Duty Holder


    • Asbestos Awareness

    • Dangers

    • Duty Holder Procedures

    • Health Risks

    • Management Procedures

       

      Internal/Outsourced: Internal



 

To develop an understanding of attachment

  • Develop an understanding of the importance of secure attachment relationships

  • Develop an understanding of attachment theories

  • Develop an understanding of the impact  insecure attachment relationships has on children and young people

  • Develop strategies to support children and young people with attachment difficulties


 

Participants should consider the personal and emotional nature of this training in relation to yourselves and your service users prior to enrolment.

  • Identify the feelings and effects of loss and bereavement on young people and gain strategies to help support them
  • Explore and demonstrate an understanding of the different types of loss that may be experienced

  • Consider the emotional and physical effects of grief and loss

  • Explore societal and personal attitudes and feelings to loss

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the enormity of loss experienced in the UK

  • Identify practical ways of helping young people cope with loss and grief

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the “grief process”



 

Caretaker Workshop

  • This course covers the following areas: 

    • COSHH

    • Appropriate use of Chemicals

    • Safe use of Rotary Machines

    • Cleaners and Caretakers Health and Safety Book

    • Reasons for Risk Assessments

    • Specifications

    • Procedures

    • Methods

    • Colour Coding

    • Caretaker duties

    • Electrical safety

    • Use of ladders

    • Use of tools

    • Supervision of staff

    • Snow code and Safeguarding briefing

      Internal/Outsourced: Internal

       


 

This course will enable staff to reflect on and develop their existing skills in engaging young people, in order to be more confident in supporting young drug and alcohol users to make changes. All participants will receive the CHANGE resource pack.

 

This guidance takes you through the change process step by step

  
 

Cleaner Workshop

    • COSHH

    • Appropriate use of Chemicals

    • Safe use of Rotary Machines

    • Cleaners and Caretakers Health and Safety Book

    • Reasons for Risk Assessments

    • Specifications

    • Procedures

    • Methods and Colour Coding

       

      Internal/Outsourced: Internal

       


  
  
  
 

To update knowledge and practice in relation to difference, diversity and equality

 To explore your own attitudes to difference and diversityTo identify the impact that being different may have on a child or young person in respect to achieving good outcomes

State what legislation exists to protect people from discrimination and identify the key implications of this

To be better prepared to understand  the needs of children, young people and families as individuals


 

The course aims to increase participants skills, knowledge and confidence when engaged in a piece of direct work with children and young people

Understand how to plan and undertake a piece of direct work with a child

Demonstrate a knowledge of the stages of play development

Use a number of different techniques and resources for encouraging a  child to express themselves

Know how to evaluate and plan endings


  
 

Floor Maintenance for Cleaners and Caretakers

  • This course covers:

    • Stripping and re-polishing vinyl and linoleum floors

    • Best practice for stripping and re sealing hardwood, Granwood and composite block floors.

       

      Internal/Outsourced: Internal

       


  
  
 

This training session will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to identify and support children affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. This course focuses on children who fall below the Safeguarding Threshold and underpins the Safeguarding – Substance Misuse, Working with Parents and Carers training that is available

  
  
  
  
 

To introduce some systemic ideas into working practice.

To begin to understand families better and why they function the way they do.  Including identifying and understanding patterns in relationships; how they contribute to harm and risk to a child and how to work with families to reduce these risks to children. 

I you require more information please contact the Childrens Training Team


 

To update confidence, skills and knowledge and have an understanding of the issues face by young LGBT children

 Learners will be able to :

  •  Demonstrate practical strategies and skills to combat homophobia and create a positive LGBT environment
  • Explain the effects of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia
  • Explore personal and professional attitudes to LGBT people
  • To have an understanding of biphobia
  • Explore how laws have altered over the years and the effect this has had on LGBT people

 

To increase the understanding of the importance of Life Story Work with children and young people in care

 To assist participants to use creative ways to complete life story work with children

  • To enable workers to be able to give a coherent and honest narrative of the child’s time in care and their birth history background

  • To gain confidence in answering difficult questions asked by young people

  • To understand the difference between life story work and a life story book

 

Manager Apprenticeship Briefing

The apprenticeship briefing is designed to inform managers, mentors and supervisors about the apprenticeship scheme and the roles and responsibilities. The briefing will be delivered using the manager handbook focusing on the apprenticeship contract of employment and the qualification.

  
 

To improve knowledge, skills and confidence of participants in delivering Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused skills to children and young people and families .

  • Introduce participants to Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused skills
  • Understand how Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused skills link to the stages of the Cycle of Change as a focus for implementing change
  • Identify strategies to anticipate and respond to potential difficulties
  • Provide participants with a tool kit of interventions to use in direct work with children, young people and families with a specific focus on Stronger Families Safer Children

  
 

Personal Safety

Generic Health and Safety related training available for both managers and employees.

Raise awareness of potentially threatening personal safety situations and provide participants with an understanding of how to avoid or handle confrontational situations

  
 

To increase participants confidence, knowledge and skills regarding effective record keeping.  To identify the key principles of effective documentation and record keeping in relation to your role

 Explain the importance of recording

  • Demonstrate an understanding of accurate recording
  • Explain the importance of record keeping for children and young people
  • Understand how record keeping supports work with children and young people
  • Demonstrate understanding of the legal framework for record keeping
  • Demonstrate awareness of local guidance, policies and procedures related to record keeping
  • Consider the differences between fact and opinion
  • Develop good practice in recording with reference to the principles of plain language
  • Reflect on current practice in recording skills

  
  
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