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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 23 July 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 14 August 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 11 September 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 22 October 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 12 November 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 11 December 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

  • Wednesday 3 July 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 6 August 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 17 September from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 16 October 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 5 November 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 4 December 2024 from 9.30-11.45am 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

  • Wednesday 24 July 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 13 August 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 1 October 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 29 October 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 13 November 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams 
  • Tuesday 10 December 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

  • Tuesday 2 July 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 31 July 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 20 August 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 17 September from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 23 October from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 19 November from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 10 December 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams

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

  • Wednesday 12 June 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams - CANCELLED
  • Tuesday 30 July 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 20 August 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 25 September 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 22 October 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 19 November 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 17 December 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm 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 17 July 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 13 August 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 8 October 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 30 October 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 3 December 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm 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 9 July 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 6 August 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 2 October 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 29 October from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 20 November from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 17 December 2024 from 9.30-11.45am 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

  • Tuesday 11 June 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams - CANCELLED
  • Tuesday 30 July 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 8 October 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 5 November from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 27 November 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 18 December 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 16 July 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 7 August 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 15 October 2024 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 6 November 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 3 December 2024 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Continuing Healthcare

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session 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
  • understand 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

Choice of Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 26 September 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem
  • Wednesday 16 October 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Beacon Training

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CQC Inspection Preparation Workshop

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • understand the CQC assessment methodology & their role in contributing evidence as part of the assessment
  • be clear about DBC's duties under the Care Act, particularly as it relates to their role
  • be able to describe DBC's vision set out in its self-assessment & reference its key strategies setting out how ASC will be provided locally
  • increase their confidence in talking to CQC about how they meet assessment requirements.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - MANDATORY for staff across Adult Social Care

Choice of Dates, Times & Venues

  • Session 1 - Tuesday 25 June 2024 from 9.00-10.30am in the Pease Suite, Dolphin Centre
  • Session 2 - Tuesday 25 June 2024 from 10.45-12.15pm in the Pease Suite, Dolphin Centre - FULLY BOOKED
  • Session 3 - Tuesday 25 June 2024 from 1.00-2.30pm in the Pease Suite, Dolphin Centre
  • Session 4 - Tuesday 25 June 2024 from 2.45-4.15pm in the Pease Suite, Dolphin Centre
  • Session 5 - Wednesday 26 June 2024 from 9.00-10.30am in the Seminar Room, Dolphin Centre

Sessions specifically for Team Managers/Senior Practitioners

  • Session 6 - Wednesday 26 June 2024 from 10.45-12.15pm in the Seminar Room, Dolphin Centre
  • Session 7 - Wednesday 26 June 2024 from 1.00-2.30pm in the Seminar Room, Dolphin Centre

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Alison Tombs, Durham County Council 

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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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Epilepsy & Rescue Medication

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

  • An explanation of the main causes of Epilepsy
  • how to recognise the signs & symptoms of the different forms of the condition
  • underpinning knowledge of the common triggers for seizures
  • diagnostic procedures – the signs to look for & what they signify
  • guidelines for the ongoing treatment of Epilepsy
  • the medicines used for the treatment of Epilepsy & their side effects and contraindications
  • the kinds of complementary therapies used in the treatment of Epilepsy & how they can help
  • how & when to record seizures properly
  • effective First Aid for Epilepsy patients
  • an understanding of “Status Epilepticus”. 

Target Audience

Primarily DBC staff but spare places will be available to external agencies

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Wednesday 26 June 2024 from 9.30-12.30pm at Tandem - Fully Booked
  • Wednesday 26 June 2024 from 1.00-4.00pm at Tandem 

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Curve Learning & Development

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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

  • Thursday 4 July 2024 from 10.00-11.30am via MS Teams
  • Thursday 5 September 2024 from 11.00-12.30pm via MS Teams
  • Thursday 7 November 2024 from 1.30-3.00pm via MS Teams

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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Hidden Sentence Awareness

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will help delegates:

  • understand the impact of imprisonment on prisoners’ families
  • improve understanding of the prison system
  • understand the support needs of prisoners’ families
  • understand the needs and wishes of prisoners’ families
  • understand how to improve the coordination of services to provide more effective support for those affected by the imprisonment of a family member
  • understand how to improve own practice in supporting prisoners’ families.

For more information click on the following link: Flyer [pdf document]

Target Audience

Any practitioner working with families in Darlington who are affected by a family member being in prison

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Wednesday 25 September 2024 from 9.30-12.00pm via Zoom
  • Thursday 17 October 2024 from 9.30-12.00pm at Tandem

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

NEPACS

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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

  • Wednesday 17 July 2024 from 10.00-12.30pm in the Function Room, Dolphin Centre - Limited Places

*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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Introduction to Supervision

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

  • understand the principles & theories of supervision practice
  • explore the roles & responsibilities of the Supervisor & Supervisee
  • explore ideas around creating positive supervision experiences
  • emotional intelligence in supervision
  • define what we mean by good supervision & bad supervision
  • explore reflective supervision - models & techniques

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - Staff working with Children, Young People or Adults

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 13 June 2024 from 1.30-4.00pm in the Pease Suite, Dolphin Centre

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Martin Webster, Workforce Development, DBC

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Just Checking Assessment Tool Awareness

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

The session will look at what Just Checking is, how it supports assessments & case studies.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY – Adult Social Care - new members of staff or anyone who would benefit from a refresher

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 11 June 2024 from 2.00-3.00pm via MS Teams
  • Thursday 20 June 2024 from 10.00-11.00am via MS Teams
  • Thursday 27 June 2024 from 10.30-11.30am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Jenna Frost, Just Checking

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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 - FULLY BOOKED

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

  • Friday 7 June 2024 from 12.30-3.30pm at The Coleridge Centre - FULLY BOOKED

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Deborah Hutchinson, Learning & Skills Tutor

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People Handling Certificate (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

  • Friday 20 September 2024 from 9.15-4.45pm at Medequip, Unit 3 Beaumont Square, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6XN
  • Monday 7 October 2024 from 9.15-4.45pm at Medequip, Unit 3 Beaumont Square, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6XN (THE LINKS STAFF ONLY)
  • Tuesday 5 November 2024 from 9.15-4.45pm at Medequip, Unit 3 Beaumont Square, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6XN
  • Thursday 12 December 2024 from 9.15-4.45pm at Foundations (FOUNDATIONS STAFF ONLY)

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Edge Training

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Professor Thorpe ‘Power of Conversation’

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This session will:

  • introduce the Thorpe model & increase understanding
  • look at relationship-based practice & having conversations rather than exchanging bits of paper
  • increase confidence about “holding the risk” when appropriate
  • enable families to get the right service at the right time
  • learning how the approach allows social workers to use their professional curiosity & skills to the max.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - All Children’s Social Care Workers including BSF, YEJS.

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 11 July 2024 from 10.00-12.00pm via MS Teams
  • Thursday 14 November 2024 from 10.00-12.00pm via MS Teams
  • Thursday 13 March 2025 from 10.00-12.00pm via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Nicola Brownhill, Darlington Borough Council

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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

  • TBC

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

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Martin Todd, Changing Futures North East

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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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Social Communication & Behaviour Characteristics in the Early Years

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

  • The training aims to examine behaviour in this age range that could be indicative of further issues in development.
  • It will cover the features of Autism, FASD, as well as an exploration of how environmental factors could influence the development of age-appropriate behaviours.
  • The focus will be on understanding individual behaviours and supporting children to develop the skills they need to learn and thrive separate to whether a diagnostic process is being followed or not.

Target Audience

Any professionals working with children in the 0-5 age range in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Friday 5 July 2024 from 9.30-11.30am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 1 October 2024 from 9.30-11.30am in the Pease Suite, Dolphin Centre
  • Thursday 30 January 2025 from 1.30-3.30pm via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Anne Davison, SEND and Inclusion Advisory Lead, 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

  • 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

Simon Holding, 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) - LIMITED PLACES
  • Thursday 8 August 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem Hub (Morton Park Business Training Centre) - FULLY BOOKED
  • Wednesday 14 August 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Morton Park Business Training Centre - THE LINKS ONLY
  • 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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Writing Good Quality Social Care Advice for EHC Plans

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This bitesize lunchtime session offers an introduction to the legal duties around the submission of social care advice. It looks at the duties set out in the Children & Families Act & give examples of good quality advice. This session will also examine how advice will be scrutinised & quality assured & the impact on families where secure advice is not given, including an understanding of the tribunal system.

Target Audience

All practitioners working with children & young people aged 0-25 in Children & Adults Social Care

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 13 June 2024 from 12.00-1.00pm via MS Teams
  • Friday 21 June 2024 from 11.30-12.30pm via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Anne Davison, SEND and Inclusion Advisory Lead, Darlington Borough Council

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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 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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Moving Forward - Understanding Domestic Abuse

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Day 1- Understanding Domestic Abuse 

This session will focus on the victim & the victim's viewpoint. We will look at what victims face from the minute an incident reaches the point of reporting to relevant services and what can occur in the time between incident & intervention from specialist services. This session is going to shift the narrative around blame, around shaming victims and it is going to refocus on the language we use and the impact that this can have on victims. This session will answer questions and you will be free to ask questions you want to know about working with victims of domestic abuse.

Day 2- Understanding the Workbooks

This session will focus on how to use the workbooks and share the experiences with the extremely strong people that have become victims of domestic abuse through no fault of their own. Any insecurities and worries will be ironed out so you can feel confident that you can deliver the best support to the person you are working with. You will undertake some exercises from the workbook and there will be some fictional case studies to work through. You will receive a copy of the workbook to take away. 

Target Audience

DBC Staff Only - Primarily Assessment & Safeguarding teams & targeted teams in Adults

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Cohort 5 - Monday 1 July 2024 & Monday 15 July 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem - FULLY BOOKED
  • Cohort 6 - Tuesday 10 September 2024 & Tuesday 24 September 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem - FULLY BOOKED
  • Cohort 7 - Wednesday 2 October 2024 & Wednesday 16 October 2024 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem 
  • Cohort 8 - Monday 2 June 2025 & Monday 16 June 2025 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem 
  • Cohort 9 - Thursday 3 July 2025 & Thursday 17 July 2025 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem 
  • Cohort 10 - Monday 8 September 2025 & Monday 22 September 2025 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem 

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Helen Miley

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Moving Forward - The Children's Journey Workbook

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

The Children's Journey is a little guide for children aged 3-10 years. The guide walks the child through the confusing emotions that they might feel when they love their parents and feel upset by their behaviour. The book has interactive segments and break out time and guides the child on what to do if they feel scared at home and how to keep themselves safe. 

Target Audience

DBC Staff Only - Primarily Assessment & Safeguarding teams & targeted teams in Adults

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 27 June 2024 from 9.30-12.30pm at Tandem - FULLY BOOKED
  • Thursday 27 June 2024 from 1.00-4.00pm at Tandem - FULLY BOOKED
  • Wednesday 9 April 2025 from 9.30-12.30pm at Tandem
  • Wednesday 9 April 2025 from 1.30-4.30pm at Tandem

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Helen Miley

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Moving Forward - Challenging Behaviour Workbook

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Challenging Behaviour and how to change focuses on perpetrators behaviour and guides them into accepting their behaviour and owning it. Challenging behaviour is not something people are born with or born to do and they manifest from learnt behaviours or beliefs. Perpetrators can change and those who know they display worrying behaviour want to change. The programme believes that people can change with the right guidance and support and that is what this workbook is about. It is challenging, emotional and not for the faint hearted, but to know that you have been part of change for the better is worth that.

Target Audience

DBC Staff Only - Primarily Assessment & Safeguarding teams & targeted teams in Adults

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 3 April 2025 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem or
  • Tuesday 6 May 2025 from 9.30-4.30pm at Tandem

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Helen Miley

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Moving Forward - Post Course Impact Analysis & Virtual Check in 

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Once you have completed the training programme you should book onto one of these post course virtual check in sessions which will look at how the programme has impacted your work and discuss any issues you may have. 

Target Audience

DBC Staff Only - Primarily Assessment & Safeguarding teams & targeted teams in Adults

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Friday 11 October 2024 from 10.00-12.00pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 21 January 2025 from 10.00-12.00pm via MS Teams
  • Friday 6 June 2025 from 10.00-12.00pm via MS Teams
  • Thursday 11 September 2025 from 10.00-12.00pm via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 3 December 2025 from 10.00-12.00pm via MS Teams
  • Friday 6 March 2026 from 10.00-12.00pm via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Facilitator/s

Helen Miley

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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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North East & North Cumbria Programme for Alcohol Studies

A comprehensive training programme to equip the workforce with the skills to prevent & manage alcohol related harm. Please click on the following link for more information: Programme [external website]

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