Courses

Achieving Best Evidence

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This course looks at all the practical features of interviewing in accordance with ABE to ensure that interviews are conducted in a professional manner.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - Children’s Social Workers

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Monday 12 October 2020 to Thursday 15 October 2020 from 9.15-4.00pm at Inspire to Learn Centre, Normanby Road, South Bank, Middlesbrough, TS6 9AE
  • Monday 25 January 2021 to Thursday 28 January 2021 from 9.15-4.00pm – venue to be confirmed

Cost

Free

Maximum Number of Delegates

5

Facilitator/s

To be confirmed

Link to KSS

KSS 5 & 8

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Anxiety, Worry, Fears & Phobias

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will enhance awareness of anxiety, worry, fears & phobias with children & young people. Some of the key elements in the training will be to try & identify & explore anxiety, worry, fears & phobias that can be present in children & young people. It will raise awareness of & clarify the difference between different types of anxiety. The session will also highlight self help/supportive strategies & resources & pathways for appropriate referrals. The trainers use a variety of learning approaches & welcome information & anonymous case discussion to improve & develop the practice of course attendees.

Target Audience

All practitioners working with children and families in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Webinar - Tuesday 4 August 2020 from 1.30-3.30pm via Microsoft Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum Number of Delegates

15

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

Link to KSS

KSS 1, 3 & 6

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Children & Adults Services Forum

Target Audience

DBC ONLY – All staff in Children & Adults Services

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Monday 12 October 2020 from 9.00-12.30pm in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre
  • Tuesday 20 October 2020 from 9.00-12.30pm at Morton Park Business Training Centre

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

Unlimited

Link to KSS

KSS 9 (Adult) & KSS 10 (Children)

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Childhood Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This training raises awareness of the importance of recognising the sources & impacts of childhood developmental trauma including the impact on the developing brain. It identifies the symptoms & patterns of behaviour which can be seen as well as the underlying hidden needs & considers the potential longer term impacts on physical & emotional wellbeing. Delegates should be aware that discussing childhood trauma involves looking at sensitive & difficult information & the session may raise difficult memories for some.

Target Audience

All practitioners working with children and families in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Webinar - Tuesday 14 July 2020 from 1.30-3.30pm via Microsoft Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

15

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Children’s Social Care Complaints, Compliments & Comments Procedure

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will provide an overview of the legislation governing the way in which DBC deals with children’s social care complaints. It will also provide delegates with practical advice on how to investigate complaints effectively. On completion of the session delegates will have an awareness of:

  • Children Act 1989 Representations Procedure (England) Regulations 2006
  • DBC Children’s Social Care Complaints, Compliments & Comments Procedure
  • Good investigative practice
  • DBC’s attitude towards complaints

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - Children's Team Managers who respond to Stage 1 complaints

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 20 October 2020 from 9.30-11.30am via Microsoft Teams
  • Wednesday 18 November 2020 from 9.30-11.30am via Microsoft Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

20

Facilitator/s

Lee Downey, Complaints and Information Governance Manager, Darlington Borough Council

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Court Reporting

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will look at the drafting of statements, care plans & chronologies & practical tips on gathering & presenting evidence.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY – Children’s Social Workers

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 9 July 2020 from 10.00-1.00pm in the Stephenson Suite, Dolphin Centre - CANCELLED

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

20

Facilitator/s

Legal Services, Darlington Borough Council

Link to KSS

KSS 8

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Diploma in Health & Social Care Levels 2 & 3 (Adults)

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Sessions will cover the following:

  • promote communication
  • engage in personal development
  • promote equality & inclusion
  • principles for implementing duty of care

Staff will then choose a specific pathway relevant to their role. Qualification will take between 6-18 months to complete.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - Direct care staff who work with adults on a regular basis

Dates, Times & Venues

  • The diplomas are run on a rolling programme & can be accessed at any time during the year. Please note this qualification is no longer run by the Workforce Development Team, please contact Learning & Skills for further information: l&[email protected] 

Cost

This course is free to DBC  staff who require the qualification as part of their job role

Facilitator/s

Learning & Skills, Darlington Borough Council

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Eating Disorders

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will enhance awareness of the subject of eating disorders in children & young people. Some of the key elements of the training will be to define eating disorders in children & young people, identify the types of eating disorders & to understand some of the possible causes & triggers. Treatment options will also be considered & practitioners responsibilities in accordance with their role. The trainers use a variety of learning approaches & welcome information & anonymous case discussion to improve & develop the practice of course attendees.

Target Audience

All practitioners working with children and families in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Webinar - Tuesday 14 July 2020 from 9.30-11.30am from Microsoft Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

20

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

Link to KSS

KSS 1, 3 & 6

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Emotional Wellbeing & Communication

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session replaces the Foundation in Mental Health & aims to encourage practitioners to look at the importance of the emotional wellbeing of themselves & their colleagues as well as the children & young people in their care. We will explore the different methods of communication & share ideas & strategies.

Target Audience

All practitioners working with children and families in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Webinar - Tuesday 4 August 2020 from 9.30-11.30am via Microsoft Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

20

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

Link to KSS

KSS 1 & 2

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Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering - Level 2

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This course is accredited by City & Guilds. The module covers the following areas:

  • individual responsibility for food safety
  • the importance of personal hygiene
  • how to keep the working area clean & hygienic
  • how to receive & store food safely
  • preparing, cooking and handling food safely.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - it is recommended that anyone who has NOT already completed Food Safety training should complete the Train4Food e-learning module. For further details contact: [email protected] If you only require a refresher then you should complete the Food Safety e-learning module through Academy 10.

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Train4Food

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Food Safety & Hygiene - Level 2 (Refresher)

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This course is RoSPA accredited. At the end of the module, delegates will:

  • understand the impact of food-borne illness
  • be able to identify food hazards & take steps to reduce this risk
  • be able to recall & implement the four Cs of food safety
  • know the importance of using HACCP to comply with food safety laws.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - this is available through Academy 10 

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Academy 10

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Leadership Forum

Target Audience

DBC ONLY – targeted staff

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Monday 21 September 2020 from 1.00-5.00pm at Central Hall, Dolphin Centre
  • Monday 7 December 2020 from 1.00-5.00pm in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of delegates

Unlimited

Link to KSS

KSS 9 (Adult) & KSS 10 (Children)

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Liquid Logic Adults - Module 1

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session is aimed at staff who have never used Liquid Logic before & require training on how to log on, navigate, change basic demographic information & access historical information on the system.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY – staff who would benefit include social workers, team managers, business support staff & others who only require ‘read only’ access to Liquid Logic

Dates, Times & Venues

  • To be confirmed

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

6

Facilitator/s

Chris Burnside, Systems Trainer, Darlington Borough Council

Link to KSS

KSS 9

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Liquid Logic Adults - Module 2

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session is aimed at staff who have either completed module 1 or who are familiar with the Liquid Logic system. This module will focus on inputting information onto the system – assessments / plans / reviews etc. 

Target Audience

DBC ONLY – staff who would benefit include social workers & team managers

Dates, Times & Venues

  • To be confirmed

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

6

Facilitator/s

Chris Burnside, Systems Trainer, Darlington Borough Council

Link to KSS

KSS 9

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Liquid Logic Children - Module 1

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session is aimed at staff who have never used Liquid Logic before & require training on how to log on, navigate, change basic demographic information & access historical information on the system.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY – staff who would benefit include social workers, team managers, business support staff & others who only require ‘read only’ access to Liquid Logic

Dates, Times & Venues

  • To be confirmed

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

6

Facilitator/s

Chris Burnside, Systems Trainer, Darlington Borough Council

Link to KSS

KSS 10

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Liquid Logic Children - Module 2

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session is aimed at staff who have either completed module 1 or who are familiar with the Liquid Logic system. This module will focus on inputting information onto the system – assessments / plans / reviews etc. 

Target Audience

DBC ONLY – staff who would benefit include social workers & team managers

Dates, Times & Venues

  • To be confirmed

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of delegates

6

Facilitator/s

Chris Burnside, Systems Trainer, Darlington Borough Council

Link to KSS

KSS 10

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Moving & Handling of People

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will cover general topics such as H&S legislation, risk assessments, responsibility of the employer/employee etc. as well as the following more targeted areas:

  • mobility  -  stand/ sit/ walk/ transfers
  • wheelchair – pushing & pulling – safe use of
  • hoisting – chair to chair (where appropriate to service)
  • seating – chair choice
  • toileting assistance.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Wednesday 16 September from 9.30-4.00pm at Medequip, Unit 3 Beaumont Square, Aycliffe Industrial Park, Newton Aycliffe 2020
  • Tuesday 17 November 2020 from 9.30-4.00pm at Medequip, Unit 3 Beaumont Square, Aycliffe Industrial Park, Newton Aycliffe
  • Monday 11 January 2021 from 9.30-4.00pm at Medequip, Unit 3 Beaumont Square, Aycliffe Industrial Park, Newton Aycliffe
  • Tuesday 9 February 2021 from 9.30-4.00pm at Medequip, Unit 3 Beaumont Square, Aycliffe Industrial Park, Newton Aycliffe
  • Tuesday 9 March 2021 from 9.30-4.00pm at Medequip, Unit 3 Beaumont Square, Aycliffe Industrial Park, Newton Aycliffe

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of delegates

8

Facilitator/s

Well Handled Ltd

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Neglect – NSPCC Graded Care Profile 2

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

The NSPCC Graded Care Profile (GCP) is designed to help practitioners spot when a child is at risk of neglect & get the right help to families earlier. The GCP2 is a practical tool which supports practitioners in measuring the quality of care delivered to an individual child from an individual carer or carers over a short window of time & is designed to give a representative overview of the current level of care. The grades are based on observations & good quality evidence gathered during this window. All practitioners using the GCP2 will attend & pass a licensed training programme.

Target Audience

Any practitioner working with children & families in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 3 September 2020 from 9.30-4.30pm in the Pease Suite, Dolphin Centre
  • Tuesday 20 October 2020 from 9.30-4.30pm in the Pease Suite, Dolphin Centre
  • Thursday 10 December 2020 from 9.30-4.30pm in the Pease Suite, Dolphin Centre

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of delegates

30

Facilitator/s

Chris Ashford, Safeguarding Boards Trainer & Joseph Robb, Senior Practitioner, Darlington Borough Council

Link to KSS

KSS 5

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Oral Health Support to Darlington Care Home Providers

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Delegates will:

  • understand how to implement oral health policies and care plans in line with “CQC Smiling Matters and NICE45”
  • to be aware of some of the more commonly found oral conditions and know how to manage them
  • understand the links between oral health and general health
  • to achieve and maintain oral cleanliness
  • know the key oral health messages
  • to know of available dental services /Preparing to visit the dentist e.g. medical history, dental charges, exceptions
  • to be able to select appropriate oral hygiene equipment
  • discuss oral care for people with Dementia, swallowing difficulties, people that are enteral fed, focusing on under nutrition and many other general health conditions.

Target Audience

Darlington care home managers, senior staff & oral health champions. Please contact Danielle Wright to book your place [email protected]

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 8 September 2020 from 10.00-12.00pm in the Pease Suite, Dolphin Centre
  • Friday 11 December 2020 from 10.00-12.00pm in the Stephenson Suite, Dolphin Centre

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

15

Facilitator/s

Danielle Wright, Oral Health Promotional, CDDFT

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Practice Workshop: The Importance of Chronologies 

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This interactive bite size learning session will focus on areas of practice improvement. This can also be used for CPD.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY – Social Work Teams

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Webinar - Wednesday 12 August from 1.00-3.00pm via Microsoft Teams
  • Webinar - Tuesday 18 August 2020 from 10.00-12.00pm via Microsoft Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of delegates

8

Facilitator/s

Jess Mulholland & Rachel Sempija, Relational & Restorative Advanced Practitioners, Darlington Borough Council

Link to KSS

KSS 1 & 6

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Practice Workshop: The Importance of Eco Maps

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This interactive bite size learning session will focus on areas of practice improvement. This can also be used for CPD.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY – Social Work Teams

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Webinar - Wednesday 15 July 2020 from 2.00-2.45pm via Microsoft Teams
  • Webinar - Wednesday 21 July 2020 from 11.00-11.45am via Microsoft Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of delegates

8

Facilitator/s

Jess Mulholland & Rachel Sempija, Relational & Restorative Advanced Practitioners, Darlington Borough Council

Link to KSS

KSS 1 & 6

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Practice Workshop: The Importance of Genograms

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This interactive bite size learning session will focus on areas of practice improvement. This can also be used for CPD.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY – Social Work Teams 

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Webinar - Wednesday 15 July 2020 from 1.00-1.45pm via Microsoft Teams
  • Webinar - Wednesday 21 July 2020 from 10.00-10.45am via Microsoft Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of delegates

8

Facilitator/s

Jess Mulholland & Rachel Sempija, Relational & Restorative Advanced Practitioners, Darlington Borough Council

Link to KSS

KSS 1 & 6

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Reducing Parental Conflict Programme: E-Learning Package

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

The Reducing Parental Conflict Programme supports practitioners working with families in building awareness & developing the confidence, knowledge & skills to work with parents to reduce conflict & improve outcomes for children. The e-learning package contains 4 modules which should take approx. 45 minutes each to complete:

  • Module 1: Understanding Parental Conflict & its Impact on Child Outcomes
  • Module 2: Recognising & Supporting Parents in Parental Conflict
  • Module 3: Working with Parents in Conflict
  • Module 4: Reducing Parental Conflict: The Role of Supervisions & Managers

If you would like to access to the e-learning package then email:[email protected] for log in details

Target Audience

Early Help, YOS, Children’s Social Work Teams & Community Safety/Health Visitors, School Nurses, Police & DSLs/Safeguarding Leads in all school

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Knowledgepool

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Reducing Parental Conflict Module 2: Recognising & Supporting Parents in Parental Conflict: Applying Knowledge, Skills & Techniques

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

By the end of this half-day, skills-based workshop, participants will be able to:

  • recognise relationship distress at an early stage & when it is potentially damaging
  • support couples experiencing parental conflict & be empowered to act, report or refer should domestic abuse be disclosed/identified
  • revisit the stressors that may lead to parental conflict
  • recognise the role of fathers / male carers in a child’s life & understand the importance of including co-parents in all forms of co-parenting couples
  • build confidence & skills by using effective listening & questioning techniques to identify & discuss parental conflict triggers
  • understand your role and responsibilities in discussing parental conflict with parents, to help frontline practitioners assist parents to understand the impact of parental conflict on their children.

It is recommended you complete Module 1 e-learning before attending this session.

Target Audience

Early Help, YOS, Children’s Social Work Teams & Community Safety/Health Visitors, School Nurses, Police & DSLs/Safeguarding Leads in all school

Dates, Times & Venues

These sessions will be run virtually via Adobe Connect. You will receive details of how the session will run when you book your place & you will receive an invitation to join the session directly from Knowledgepool.

  • Tuesday 28 July 2020 from 9.30-1.00pm
  • Wednesday 5 August 2020 from 1.30-5.00pm

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

20

Facilitator/s

Knowledgepool

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Reducing Parental Conflict Module 3: Working with Parents in Conflict: How do I Support, Refer or Intervene?

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

By the end of this half-day, skills-based workshop, participants will be able to:

  • identify the level of conflict encountered and describe the most appropriate support to offer
  • respond appropriately when parental conflict is identified
  • practice how to approach conversations that may arise around distressed relationships
  • know about the available local and national resources available to support parents whose relationship is in conflict
  • help parents to engage with these services, by being able to describe what they do and what the evidence shows us about long term outcomes for children
  • identify when to talk with your manager about possible domestic abuse and/or child safeguarding situation

It is recommended you complete Module 1 e-learning & Module 2 before attending this session.

Target Audience

Early Help, YOS, Children’s Social Work Teams & Community Safety/Health Visitors, School Nurses, Police & DSLs/Safeguarding Leads in all school

Dates, Times & Venues

These sessions will be run virtually via Adobe Connect. You will receive details of how the session will run when you book your place & you will receive an invitation to join the session directly from Knowledgepool.

  • Tuesday 11 August 2020 from 9.30-1.00pm
  • Wednesday 19 August 2020 from 1.30-5.00pm

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

20

Facilitator/s

Knowledgepool

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Reducing Parental Conflict Module 4: Reducing Parental Conflict: The Role of Supervisors & Managers

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

By the end of this half-day, skills-based workshop, participants will be able to:

  • support members of staff through the handling of parental conflict situations
  • recognise the importance of maintaining a focus on reducing parental conflict
  • apply the evidence-base to day to day interactions with parents
  • utilise the tools from the toolkit to support frontline practitioners to work with parents in conflict
  • use questioning to probe for further details where necessary
  • handle supervisory discussions involving parental conflict cases
  • advise staff members on the appropriate course of action appropriate to the situation.

It is recommended you complete Modules 1-3 before attending or as a minimum via e-learning prior to attending this session.

Target Audience

Managers of the following services: Early Help, YOS, Children’s Social Work Teams & Community Safety/Health Visitors, School Nurses, Police & DSLs/Safeguarding Leads in all schools

Dates, Times & Venues

These sessions will be run virtually via Adobe Connect. You will receive details of how the session will run when you book your place & you will receive an invitation to join the session directly from Knowledgepool.

  • Thursday 27 August 2020

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

20

Facilitator/s

Knowledgepool

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Relational Practice

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Restorative & relational based practice describe a way of being, an underpinning ethos which enables us to build & maintain healthy relationships, resolve difficulties & repair harm when relationships breakdown. It is founded on the principles of working ‘with’ people, rather than doing ‘to’ or ‘for’ others. When we work with & alongside people, rather than make decisions about them in isolation, outcomes & impact are so much greater. The key learning points & outcomes for this 3 day training are:

  • an introduction to the concepts, theories & philosophy of restorative practice
  • an introduction to restorative skills
  • managing difficult conversations
  • affective statements
  • in-depth learning of the working WITH model & applying it to practice – high challenge & high support model
  • the restorative context for circles
  • importance of preparing participants
  • understanding the five step process
  • the importance of preparation
  • managing risk in restorative processes
  • practice & observe facilitation skills (role-play)
  • planning & embedding into practice
  • action planning & implementation time.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - Adult Services

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Monday 21 September 2020, Tuesday 22 September 2020 & Wednesday 23 September 2020 from 9.30-4.00pm - venue to be confirmed
  • Monday 12 October 2020, Tuesday 13 October 2020 & Wednesday 14 October 2020 from 9.30-4.00pm - venue to be confirmed

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of delegates

20

Facilitator/s

L30 Relational Systems

Link to KSS

KSS 2, 3, 6, 7 & 10

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Relational Practice Frontline Manager Training

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

To be confirmed

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - Children's Team Managers & Advanced Practitioners 

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 9 July 2020 from 9.30-11.00am via Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday 30 July 2020 from 2.00-3.30pm via Microsoft Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

20

Facilitator/s

Andy Lloyd, Leeds City Council

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Safeguarding Adults & Children

For details of Safeguarding Adults & Safeguarding Children training, visit the Safeguarding Board Website [external link]

Link to KSS

KSS 4 (Adult) & KSS 5 (Children)

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Special Educational Needs for Non School Based Professionals: Understanding the EHCP Process, the Roles of Professionals & the Graduated Response

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • understand the role of professionals in the assessment process
  • understand the circumstances under which an EHC request is appropriate
  • understand the term ‘graduated response’ & professionals’ role in supporting this
  • review the EHC timeline
  • understand the process around school placements & transport.

Target Audience

DBC staff & health care, social care, professionals working in collaboration with schools & families of children with special needs

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Monday 13 July 2020 from 9.30 - 11.30am in the Stephenson Suite, Dolphin Centre - CANCELLED
  • Monday 14 September 2020 from 1.00-3.00pm via Microsoft Teams

Cost

Free.

Maximum No. of Delegates

20

Facilitator/s

Anne Astbury, Darlington Borough Council

Link to KSS

KSS 1, 3 & 6

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Special Guardianship Order

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will look at who can apply for SGOs & when, effect of the Order, the Regulations requirements & support services.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY – Children’s Social Workers

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Wednesday 1 July 2020 from 10.00-1.00pm in the Stephenson Suite, Dolphin Centre - CANCELLED

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

20

Facilitator/s

Legal Services, Darlington Borough Council

Link to KSS

KSS 8

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Strengthening Families: Restorative Practice Online Awareness Session

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

An online digital training package is available for those who have not yet undertaken the Strengthening Families Awareness Raising session. The 3 hour session has been broken down into 5 short videos which can be accessed & completed separately. The themes of the five part programme are:

  • Part 1: Relationships are key
  • Part 2: Living our values
  • Part 3: The four ways of being
  • Part 4: Making decisions fairly & working 'with'
  • Part 5: Using restorative language

Target Audience

  • Mandatory for DBC staff who work with Children & Families - to access please visit the Intranet / Workforce Development / Training Course Materials / Strengthening Families
  • Multi Agency staff who work with Children & Families - to access please email [email protected])

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

Unlimited

Facilitator/s

Training package by Leeds Relational Practice Centre

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Team Teach

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This 2 day programme will look at personal safety, risk reduction strategies (de-escalation), a range of positive handling & interventions together with a focus on policy, documentation & legal guidance.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - any member of staff in a medium risk service area

Dates, Times & Venues

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

12

Facilitator/s

Synergy Training & Consultancy Limited

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Team Teach Refresher

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session is a refresher of the full 12 hour programme, it will look at personal safety, risk reduction strategies (de-escalation), a range of positive handling & interventions together with a focus on policy, documentation & legal guidance.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - any member of staff who has previously completed the Team Teach accreditation (within the last 2 years) & requires a refresher

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 28 July 2020 from 9.30-4.30pm at Foundations
  • Wednesday 5 August 2020 from 9.30-4.30pm at Foundations
  • Friday 14 August 2020 from 9.30-4.30pm at Foundations
  • Thursday 20 August 2020 from 9.30-4.30pm at Foundations
  • Wednesday 26 August 2020 from 9.30-4.30pm at Foundations
  • Tuesday 3 November 2020 from 9.30–4.30pm in the Pease Suite, Dolphin Centre
  • Wednesday 21 October 2020 from 9.30-4.30pm at Foundations
  • Monday 30 November 2020 from 9.30 – 4.30pm at Morton Park Business Training Centre

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

12

Facilitator/s

Synergy Training & Consultancy Limited

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Youth Justice Awareness

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will give an:

  • introduction to Youth Offending services & their structure
  • an understanding of the way in which young people (YP) are assessed & how their level of intervention is decided
  • an overview of the different disposals & orders which a YP can receive from Police/Courts
  • a mini intervention ‘taster’
  • an exploration of Restorative Justice & processes contained within disposals & YOS work
  • a look at welfare versus justice
  • summary of custody options for YP.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in learning more about the Youth Justice System, attendees from all backgrounds & services are welcome. It is specifically relevant for partner agencies & services with direct contact with young people

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 11 August 2020 from 10.00-1.00pm via Microsoft Teams
  • Tuesday 10 November 2020 from 10.00-1.00pm via Microsoft Teams

**To book a place please email: [email protected]**

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

12

Facilitator/s

Youth Service, Darlington Borough Council

Link to KSS

KSS 8

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Distance Learning

Learning & Skills provide distance learning courses on the following subjects:

  • Equality & Diversity
  • Infection Control
  • Safe Handing of Medicines
  • Common Health Conditions
  • Mental Health Problems
  • Dementia Care
  • Diabetes
  • End of Life Care
  • Dignity & Safeguarding
  • Autism
  • IAG
  • Behaviour that Challenges
  • C&YP Mental Health
  • Nutrition & Health
  • Falls Prevention
  • Safeguarding & Prevent

For further details visit the Learning & Skills prospectus website [external link]

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Caring for Unaccompanied & Refugee Children in Care

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Asylum seeking children & refugee children have often suffered significant trauma & loss prior to coming to seek refuge. This trauma can include being a survivor of war, loss of family, loss of identity & loss of innocence. Some children presenting for asylum may have also been specifically trafficked by gangs for exploitation. This course aims to enable carers to:

  • understand the trauma faced by refugee/asylum seeking children
  • how to care for refugee children in a Trauma Informed Way
  • be aware of how children & young people are affected by trafficking & understand behaviours they may present with
  • be aware of specific risks which may present for children & young people who are trafficked.

Target Audience

Foster Carers & Fostering Supervising Social Workers

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Webinar – Thursday 9 July 2020 from 6.00-7.00pm via Zoom

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

  • Face to face training - 20
  • Webinars - unlimited

Facilitator/s

Kath Price Training & Consultancy Ltd

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