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Adolescent Sexual Development & Sexual Risk

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This awareness training will give a brief overview on the role of forensic CAMHS and how it differs from generic CAMHS services. It will define typical presentations of adolescent sexual development in terms of behaviour & functioning & go on to explore what constitutes disrupted & adverse sexual development in children & young people. It will consider how this might impact on a range of sexual behaviours, attitudes & beliefs in a developing adolescent. On completion of the training, delegates should be able to determine what constitutes healthy ‘normal’ adolescent sexual development vs unhealthy ‘abnormal’ sexual development & begin to understand its implication for future sexual behaviour & risk in young people.  It will be made clear of when a referral to forensic CAMHS is appropriate and how this can be made. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask any questions at the end of the session.

Target Audience

Professionals working with children & young people in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • TBC

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Anxiety, Worries, Fears & Phobias Awareness

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will enhance awareness of anxiety, worries, fears & phobias with children & young people. Some of the key elements in the training will be to try & identify & explore anxiety, worries, 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

Professionals working with children & young people in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 9 April 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Anxious About School

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will raise awareness of emotionally based school avoidance. It will look at potential causes & explore options for supporting families.

Target Audience

Professionals working with children & young people in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 12 March 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 23 April 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Attachment Difficulties Awareness

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will enhance awareness of the subject of attachment in children & young people. Some of the key elements in the training will be to define attachment difficulties in children & young people & identify the behaviours associated with it alongside the factors that influence the development of secure or insecure patters of attachment. The trainers use a variety of learning approaches & welcome information & anonymous case discussion to improve & develop the practice of course attendees.

Target Audience

Professionals working with children & young people in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 9 April 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Attentional Difficulties (ADHD/ADD) Awareness

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will enhance awareness of the subject of attentional difficulties in children & young people. Some of the key elements in this training will be to gain an understanding of attentional difficulties & consider the core symptoms. The training will also give an understanding of ADHD along with the assessment process. There will be an opportunity to share strategies provided by teachers & other professionals. The trainers use a variety of learning approaches & welcome information & anonymous case discussion to improve & develop the practice of course attendees.

Target Audience

Professionals working with children & young people in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Wednesday 6 March 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 23 April 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Child to Parent Violence & Aggression

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This awareness training will begin by giving a brief overview on the role of forensic CAMHS & how it differs from generic CAMHS services. It will consider models of aggression in children & young people & identify key influencing factors. It will look at these models of aggression & consider them within the family / parent context & explore how aggression can become a pattern in households. Aggression will be discussed in a childhood mental illness & neurodevelopmental context with consideration given to NICE guidance & recommended treatment / intervention approaches for CAMHS & multi-agency partners. On completion of the training the participants should be able to determine how aggression develops in C&YP & what approaches may benefit & hinder family’s approaches to manage it within their child. The participants will also be aware of when a referral to forensic CAMHS is appropriate & how this can be made. There will also be opportunity for participants to ask any questions at the end of the session.

Target Audience

Professionals working with children & young people in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • TBC

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Childhood Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Awareness

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This training raises awareness of the importance of recognising the sources and 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 well-being. Delegates should be aware that discussing childhood trauma involves looking at sensitive & difficult information. Also Adverse Childhood Experiences are common and this training may raise difficult memories for some.

Target Audience

All practitioners working with children and families in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 5 March 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 16 April 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Deliberate Self Harm Awareness

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This half day session will enhance participant’s awareness of the use of self harming behaviour within children & young people. Some of the key elements of the training are to become familiar with presentations of self harm & to develop an understanding of the reasons why young people self harm. Due to the sensitive nature of this subject an emotional opt out is available.

Target Audience

Professionals working with children & young people in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Wednesday 24 April 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Eating Difficulties Awareness

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 and 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

Professionals working with children & young people in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 12 March 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 16 April 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Low Mood & Depression Awareness

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This training session will enhance awareness of low mood with children & young people. Key elements will be to try & identify & explore low mood, looking at triggers & strategies to support children & young people. It will raise awareness of & explore the difference between low mood & depression. Session will also highlight self help/supportive strategies & resources & pathways for appropriate referrals. The trainers attempt to use a variety of learning approaches & welcome informal & anonymous case discussion to improve & develop the practice of course attendees.

Target Audience

Professionals working with children & young people in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Wednesday 13 March 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 10 April 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Social & Communication Difficulties Awareness

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will enhance awareness of social communication difficulties with children & young people. Some of the key elements in the training will be to try & identify some common behaviour that is associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) & hopefully this will raise awareness. It will identify & explore the triad of impairments: social interaction, social imagination & social communication. The training will also include some helpful strategies for better communication that would enhance the skills professionals already demonstrate to ensure further consistency and encourage good practice across all services. The trainers attempt to use a variety of learning approaches & welcome informal & anonymous case discussion to improve & develop the practice of course attendees.

Target Audience

Professionals working with children & young people in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 19 March 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 30 April 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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An Introduction to Mindfulness

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how moment to moment awareness can enable you to appreciate the life
    you already have.
  • Experience how your body can help you to respond to stress.
  • Realise the immediacy of mindfulness in daily 'ordinary' life.

Target Audience

DBC Only - Social Workers primarily as part of Social Work Week but other staff are welcome to attend

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Wednesday 20 March 2024 from 9.30-10.30am in the Stephenson Suite, Dolphin Centre
  • Wednesday 20 March 2024 from 3.00-4.00pm in the Stephenson Suite, Dolphin Centre

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Joe Glancy, The Little Company of Calm

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Care Act 2014 Legal Update

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This one day course provides participants with a legal update on the Care Act 2014 & considers implications for practice. The course will examine up-to-date Local Government Social Care Ombudsman investigations & Judicial Reviews considered from 2020 & how to apply learning in practice. By the end of the course participants will:

  • describe key duties underpinning the Care Act 2014
  • examine how to apply the Care & Support journey in practice & ensure compliance with the law
  • evaluate learning of investigations by the Local Government (and Social Care) Ombudsman & judgments via judicial review
  • be more confident in applying the Care Act in practice.

Target Audience

DBC Staff - Adult Social Care

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 21 March 2024 from 9.30-4.00pm at Tandem - Limited Places
  • Friday 22 March 2024 from 9.30-4.00pm at Tandem
  • Thursday 18 April 2024 from 9.30-4.00pm at Tandem - FULLY BOOKED
  • Friday 19 April 2024 from 9.30-4.00pm at Tandem - Limited Places

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Belinda Schwehr, Edge Training

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Consent2it Workshop

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will look at the following issues:

  • legal definition of consent
  • what is agreement by choice, freedom & capacity?
  • when are you too drunk to consent?
  • the jury
  • the difference between rape & sexual assault
  • “at least it wasn’t rape”- taking sexual assault seriously
  • the legal age of consent
  • DBS check and the recording of sexual offences
  • signs of consent
  • does only ‘no’ mean ‘no’?
  • does ‘yes’ always mean ‘yes’?
  • a victim’s journey – a victim’s options – a scenario
  • a suspect’s journey – a scenario
  • victim in denial
  • myths & preconceptions
  • dealing with disclosure.

Target Audience

Any practitioner working with children, young people & adults in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 21 March 2024 from 10.00-11.30am at Tandem

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Dorothea Scales, Fidas Consent Training

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Continuing Healthcare

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Delegates will be able to:

  • understand the eligibility criteria in the context of case law on which those criteria are based
  • describe the key principles of assessment & decision-making
  • contribute to the completion of high quality assessments & Decision Support Tools, understanding the importance of detailed & personalised evidence to support a recommendation
  • confidently contribute to recommendations including use of key characteristics.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - Social Care Practitioners who undertake Care Assessments

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Wednesday 27 March 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Beacon Training

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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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Effective Complaint Handling

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

The aim of the course is to help delegates develop their skills in:

  • defining & analysing complaints
  • planning investigations & making the best use of sources of information
  • evaluating information & making sound decisions
  • communicating decisions effectively
  • resolving & learning from complaints.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY – Staff dealing with complaints at the higher stages of the process & staff who investigate & make decisions about complaints

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Wednesday 6 March 2024 from 10.00-2.30pm via MS Teams - FULLY BOOKED

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Local Government Ombudsman

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Family Group Conference Service Briefing

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Family Group Conferencing is a family led decision making meeting in which a child’s wider family network come together to make a plan about the future arrangements for the child. This briefing will look at:

  • the function of a Family Group Conference
  • the process of requesting a Family Group Conference 
  • when is the best time to discuss a Family Group Conference.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - Mandatory for any member of staff within Children's Services who is likely to be involved in a Family Group Conference, particularly those new to the department including agency workers

Dates, Times & Venues

  • TBC

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Brooke Fenwick or Faith Hirst, Darlington Borough Council 

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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 Staff - Children's & Adult Services only - it is recommended that anyone who has NOT already completed Food Safety training should complete the Train4Food e-learning module. For further details email: Workforce Development 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 Staff - Children's & Adult Services only - this is available through Academy 10 

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Academy 10

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Good Practice in Recording

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

As foster carers you have day to day contact with children which places you in a unique position in terms of knowing about current achievements, progress & areas of concern. This information needs to be recorded & shared with other professionals for a variety of reasons. Good recording can be the basis of good care planning & denotes a professional approach to your role. This course will inform foster carers how to record effectively, the importance of recording for children & to help them understand.

Target Audience

Foster Carers

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Wednesday 6 March 2024 from 12.30-2.30pm via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Fostering & Supported Lodgings Team, Darlington Borough Council

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Gypsy & Traveller Awareness

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will provide cultural awareness of Gypsies & Travellers, the discrimination they face in everyday life & the difficulties they face in navigating the world & accessing universal services. You will also explore ways to engage.

Target Audience

Any practitioner working with Gypsy & Traveller families in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 5 March 2024 from 10.00-11.15am in the Pease Suite, Dolphin Centre

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Traveller Education Service

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Infection, Prevention & Control

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course delegates will have covered the following:

  • principles of infection prevention & control including the chain of infection
  • causes & spread of infection
  • common pathogens
  • infection control risk assessments
  • standard precautions
  • management of blood & body fluid spills
  • safer management of sharps & inoculation injuries
  • cleaning, decontamination & waste management
  • outbreak recognition
  • where to obtain further information, assistance & policies
  • applying what you know to where you work.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY 

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 23 April 2024 from 10.00-12.30pm at Tandem (Morton Park Business Training Centre)

*Please note this training will start promptly at 10.00am & if you are more than 20 minutes late at the start you will be turned away*

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Cherry Stephenson, Public Health Protection Officer

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Liquid Logic

For details of Liquid Logic training, contact Chris Burnside, Systems Trainer.

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Make Every Contact Count (MECC)

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

The MECC approach enables you to use the many conversations you already have every day with [patients/service users/carers/families] to talk about opportunities to improve their health by addressing factors such as smoking, alcohol, diet, physical activity, social isolation & mental wellbeing. It is a whole person approach acknowledging individual social circumstances such as finance, employment, social support & housing that all impact on people’s wellbeing. This training focuses on enhancing your skills & confidence to have health promoting conversations, building on a person-centred approach o­ffering very brief advice, brief interventions or signposting to support a range of issues. For more information on MECC please visit www.meccgateway.co.uk/nenc [external website] and if you have any questions about MECC or the training please email: Public Health

Target Audience

Any practitioner working with children & families or adults in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 18 June 2024 from 10.30-12.00pm in the Stephenson Suite, Dolphin Centre

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Joanne Hennessey, Public Health Portfolio Lead – Healthcare

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Make Every Contact Count (MECC) - Train the Trainer

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

MECC is an approach that uses every day conversations as an opportunity to talk with someone about making positive changes that could improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing, especially those at risk of poor health and with long term conditions. This training focuses on enhancing your skills and confidence to have health promoting conversations, building on a person-centred approach o­ffering very brief advice, brief interventions or signposting to support a range of issues. On completion of this course you would join a network of trainers within DBC and be expected to deliver training to colleagues in your own team or others. Support is provided from Joanne Hennessey in the Public Health Team. For more information on MECC please visit https://www.meccgateway.co.uk/nenc [external website] or for more information on the training contact [email protected]

To register please click on the following link:

https://training.meccgateway.co.uk/register/dw18376vg [external website]

Target Audience

Any practitioner working with children & families or adults in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 14 May 2024 from 9.30-12.00pm in Committee Room 2, Town Hall

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Joanne Hennessey, Public Health Portfolio Lead – Healthcare

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Medication Awareness

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This half-day course will give delegates a basic understanding of medication & an opportunity to discuss possible situations. This course is knowledge based & provides a starting point for staff who are involved with supporting with medication. Objectives:

  • identify relevant legislation in relation to medication
  • explain what covert medication is
  • list the different forms & routes of medication
  • discuss how medications are obtained
  • identify role in supporting with medication
  • examine possible medication errors & reasons why these may occur
  • define correct storage & disposal of medicines.

Target Audience

DBC Staff Only

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Wednesday 13 March 2024 from 9.00-12.00pm at The Coleridge Centre
  • Friday 19 April 2024 from 1.30-4.30pm at The Coleridge Centre
  • Friday 7 June 2024 from 1.30-4.30pm at The Coleridge Centre

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Deborah Hutchinson, Learning & Skills Tutor

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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 and similar, 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.

Please note there are some online resources available on the intranet: Resources

Target Audience

DBC People Group

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 14 March 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Harewood Hill Lodge, 15 Harewood Hill, DarlingtonDL3 7HY - FULLY BOOKED

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Daniel David

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Reducing Parental Conflict Pathway

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

The Darlington Reducing Parental Conflict Pathway ensures parents get the right support to help reduce arguments, disagreements & tension in their relationship, which is a benefit for children & the whole family. The session will look at:
  • how to identify parental conflict & use the Darlington Parental relationship spectrum & Pathway to signpost parents to the right support
  • the causes of parental conflict & why it matters for children & their outcomes
  • practical tips for managing situations of parental conflict using the Darlington RPC toolkit.

Target Audience

Health Visitors, School Nurses, Family Liaison & Pastoral School Staff, Social Workers, SEND Workers, Police & Children's Mental Health Workers working in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 7 March 2024 from 9.30-2.30pm at Tandem (Morton Park Business Training Centre)
  • Thursday 14 March 2024 from 9.30-2.30pm at Tandem (Morton Park Business Training Centre)
  • Monday 25 March 2024 from 12.00-5.00pm at Tandem (Morton Park Business Training Centre)
  • Tuesday 16 April 2024 from 9.30-2.30pm at Tandem (Morton Park Business Training Centre)

Please click on the following link to view more information: Flyer [pdf document]

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Darlington Borough Council

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Relational Practice

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

TBC

Target Audience

DBC Staff Only - Targeted Children's Social Work/Social Care 

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Refresher - Wednesday 6 March 2024 from 10.00-12.00pm in the Studio, Dolphin Centre OR
  • Refresher - Wednesday 20 March 2024 from 10.00-12.00pm in the Studio, Dolphin Centre
  • Session 1 - Wednesday 17 April 2024 from 10.00-12.00pm in the Studio, Dolphin Centre OR
  • Session 1 - Wednesday 1 May 2024 from 10.00-12.00pm in the Studio, Dolphin Centre
  • Session 2 - Wednesday 22 May 2024 from 10.00-12.00pm in the Studio, Dolphin Centre OR
  • Session 2 - Wednesday 12 June 2024 from 10.00-12.00pm in the Studio, Dolphin Centre

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Darlington Borough Council

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Safeguarding Adults & Children

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

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Section 21a Legal Training

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

  • TBC

Target Audience

DBC Staff Only - Targeted Adult Social Work Teams

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 7 May 2024 from 10.00-12.30pm at Tandem (Morton Park Business Training Centre)

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Laura Fox & Victoria Park, Darlington Borough Council

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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 People Group 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

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

Any member of DBC staff in a medium risk service area

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 9 April 2024 & Wednesday 10 April 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem Hub (Morton Park Business Training Centre)
  • Wednesday 23 October 2024 & Thursday 24 October 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem Hub (Morton Park Business Training Centre)

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Team Teach

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

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 18 June 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem Hub (Morton Park Business Training Centre)
  • Wednesday 10 July 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem Hub (Morton Park Business Training Centre)
  • Thursday 8 August 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem Hub (Morton Park Business Training Centre)
  • Wednesday 14 August 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Morton Park Business Training Centre - THE LINKS ONLY
  • Tuesday 20 August 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem Hub (Morton Park Business Training Centre)
  • Wednesday 9 October 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Foundations - FOUNDATIONS ONLY
  • Tuesday 15 October 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem Hub (Morton Park Business Training Centre)
  • Tuesday 5 November 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem Hub (Morton Park Business Training Centre)

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Team Teach

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Youth Justice Awareness

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This half day 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. Service or team specific sessions could be delivered either via Teams or in person for groups of 5+

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 19 March 2024 from 9.45-12.30pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 14 May 2024 from 9.45-12.30pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 9 July 2024 from 9.45-12.30pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 17 September 2024 from 9.45-12.30pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 19 November 2024 from 9.45-12.30pm via MS Teams

To book a place please email: [email protected]

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Michael Barr, Youth Justice Service

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DBC Community Care Inform Licence Holders

There are lots of resources / practice guides available on CCI regarding Learning Disability including:

  • how to help adults with learning disabilities develop safe & healthy intimate relationships
  • how to identify & assess parents with learning disabilities, plus tips & advice on engaging & communicating with them.
  • an understanding of what mate crime is, who perpetrates it & how to identify it.
  • how to recognise forced marriage of adults with learning disabilities & the different way it can present to forced marriage of those without learning disabilities.

For more information visit the following website: Learning Disability Knowledge & Practice Hub [external website]

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Council for Disabled Children E-Learning Modules

Council for Disabled Children is delighted to announce the launch of the new SEND Basic Awareness e-learning course. It is a freely available, self-guided e-learning tool & is intended to improve level 1 & 2 practitioners’ knowledge & understanding of the Children & Families Act, the SEND Code of Practice, the Local Offer, the graduated approach, the EHC needs assessment process & many other topics around SEND.

CDC was commissioned by senior Health colleagues in the South East to develop e-learning modules to support the SEND Health Training Assurance Framework. These modules have been developed in collaboration with practitioners, senior leaders & parent carers to meet the needs of members of staff working at levels 1 and 2.

Click on the following link for more information: Council for Disabled Children [external website]

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Learning & Skills Distance Learning

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

Health Care / Social Care

  • Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
  • Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
  • Care and Management of Diabetes
  • Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care
  • Common Childhood Illnesses
  • Principles of Dementia Care
  • Common Health Conditions
  • Principles of End of Life Care
  • Falls Prevention Awareness
  • Substance Misuse Awareness

Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

  • Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Understanding Behaviour that Challenges
  • Understanding Behaviour that Challenges in Children
  • Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Understanding Autism

Mental Health

  • Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
  • Self Harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention
  • Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People
  • Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace 

Other

  • Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Principles of Customer Service
  • Principles of Team Leading
  • Understanding Retail Operations
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Principles of Warehousing

For further details visit the Learning & Skills distance learning page

Learning & Skills also offer lots of CPD courses. Visit the Learning & Skills continuing professional development page for more information 

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Mental Capacity Act E Learning Course

SCIE's updated, CPD-accredited online course explores the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including best interests decision-making & how to support people to make their own decisions. It's for everyone who looks after or cares for someone, for example, doctors, nurses, care assistants, social workers & family members. Click on the following link: MCA E Learning Course [external website]

The MS Society - MS Awareness Course

A new, free online course is available for care workers & social care staff developed by people with MS & health & social care professionals and produced in partnership with Grey Matter Learning. The course explores the different types of MS, how it impacts the care people may need & how to support people with MS.

An accreditation is available from Grey Matter Learning – details are at the end of the course. Click on the following link for more information: The MS Society [external website] 

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Zero Suicide Alliance

Anybody can learn to save a life in under 10 minutes.

Zero Suicide Alliance teaches you how to identify, understand & help someone who maybe experiencing suicidal thoughts. 

There are various modules to choose from, for more information please visit the following website: Zero Suicide Alliance [external website].

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