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7 Pillars Help & Protection / Care & Care Leavers

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This workshop will examine the key stages of the Help & Protection and Care & Care Leavers practice processes in safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the 7 pillars of effective practice through break out sessions & discussion.

The 7 pillars constitute important stages in getting practice right for the children & families we work with, promoting an informed & child centred focus to our work & a relational & restorative approach.

The aim is to provide participants with the knowledge to continually improve how we work with children and families through understanding key stages of the process in which we undertake our practice.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - Team Managers & APs

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Help & Protection (Cohort 1) - Monday 13 September 2021 from 9.30-12.30pm via MS Teams
  • Help & Protection (Cohort 2) - Tuesday 14 September 2021 from 9.30-12.30pm via MS Teams
  • Care & Care Leavers - Tuesday 21 September 2021 from 9.30-12.30pm via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

20

Facilitator/s

Dave Basker, Leeds 

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A Positive Approach to Helping Children & Young People Grieve

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This is a 6 month programme for those who wish to develop their skills, knowledge & confidence in supporting children & young people affected by loss & grief. This workshop offers an introduction to supporting children, young people and families around loss and grief. Topics include:

  • children’s concepts of loss & death including common expressions of grief
  • how different personal, social & cultural factors may impact a loss
  • talking about loss, death & bereavement with children & young people
  • creative ways of engaging with loss, feelings & memories
  • developing your role as a “Bereavement Champion” within your organisation
  • taking care of yourself

Each delegate will receive a resource pack containing a copy of the training materials plus a specialist resource.

Post-Training Support

Delegates will be invited to attend three group supervision sessions, where they can receive ongoing support around their practice. By the end of the programme delegates will be expected to evidence how they have developed their role as a 'Bereavement Champion' & the impact this has had within their school community or team.

Target Audience

Primarily schools with a small number of places available for Early Help

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 21 September 2021 from 9.00-3.30pm in the Wolfson Suite, St Teresa's Hospice, Woodland Road, Darlington
  • Wednesday 13 October 2021 from 9.00-3.30pm in the Wolfson Suite, St Teresa's Hospice, Woodland Road, Darlington
  • Thursday 11 November 2021 from 9.00-3.30pm in the Wolfson Suite, St Teresa's Hospice, Woodland Road, Darlington
  • Tuesday 7 December 2021 from 9.00-3.30pm in the Wolfson Suite, St Teresa's Hospice, Woodland Road, Darlington

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

20

Facilitator/s

St Teresa's Hospice

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All About Me Direct Work with Professor Richard Rose

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Test out the All About Me Direct Work Toolkit & find out what it's like for the children & young people who take part in this work.

This session will be workshop based with plenty of opportunities to ask questions & build your confidence using the All About Me Tools.

Target Audience

Targeted - those eligible to attend will receive a separate email.

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Wednesday 22 September 2021 from 12.00-4.00pm (booking deadline - 17 September 2021 at 5pm)

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

90

Facilitator/s

Professor Richard Rose/Blue Cabin

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An Introduction to Therapeutic Life Story Work with Professor Richard Rose

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Hear the voices of children, young people & carers who have taken part in Therapeutic Life Story Work (TLSW) & experience some of the interventions yourself.

You'll learn about the three parts of the TLSW model as we discuss, debate & explore the importance of the stories children & young people hold inside them.

Target Audience

Targeted - those eligible to attend will receive a separate email.

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Monday 24 January 2022 from 9.00-12.00pm (booking deadline - 19 January 2022 at 5pm)
  • Monday 24 January 2022 from 1.00-4.00pm (booking deadline - 19 January 2022 at 5pm)

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

90

Facilitator/s

Professor Richard Rose/Blue Cabin

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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

  • Wednesday 28 July 2021 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 24 August 2021 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 21 September 2021 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum Number of Delegates

15

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Attachment with Professor Richard Rose

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Develop an understanding of current theory around attachment & how it relates to the children & young people you engage with.

A user-friendly session which will help you assist children & young people to understand the importance of relationships & the need to feel safe, cared for & that they belong.

Target Audience

Targeted - those eligible to attend will receive a separate email.

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Monday 27 September 2021 from 12.00-4.00pm (booking deadline - 22 September 2021 at 5pm)

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

90

Facilitator/s

Professor Richard Rose/Blue Cabin

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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 3 August 2021 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 8 September 2021 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

15

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Attentional Difficulties (ADHD) 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 4 August 2021 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 7 September 2021 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

15

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 10 August 2021 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 15 September 2021 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

20

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

  • Tuesday 3 August 2021 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 7 September 2021 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

15

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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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 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

  • Wednesday 11 August 2021 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 14 September 2021 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

15

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Emotional Wellbeing & Communication Awareness

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

Professionals working with children & young people in Darlington

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 10 August 2021 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 14 September 2021 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

15

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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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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Hidden Sentence Online Awareness Session

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This online virtual awareness course will give delegates an insight into the specific issues experienced by children & families of prisoners & the resources available to assist workers in helping to support those families. This session will held to:

  • understand the impact of imprisonment on prisoners’ families
  • understand the support needs of prisoners’ families
  • understand the needs & wishes of prisoners’ families
  • increased awareness of the range of resources available for professionals working with prisoners’ families.

Target Audience

Any professional whose work brings them into contact with families of prisoners including Local Authority, Health, Education, Police, Probation or Community/Voluntary Workers

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 5 October 2021 from 9.30-12.00pm
  • Thursday 21 October 2021 from 9.30-12.00pm

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

20

Facilitator/s

NEPACS

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Just Checking Assessment Tool

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

The session will look at the;

  • differences between the kit types & show the features that are available
  • the notifications feature
  • the sequences feature which is new from the daily living kits
  • best practices for installing: where best to situate sensors during the installation depending on reason for assessment & what the charts will look like

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - Adult Social Care Staff

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 16 September 2021 from 9.30-10.30am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

20

Facilitator/s

Jenna Frost, Just Checking

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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

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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 for example. 

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

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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

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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 for example. 

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

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Local Authority Legal Limits & NHS Continuing Healthcare 

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This 3 day course will provide delegates with:

  • an understanding of & how to be able to apply the concept of a primary health need
  • the ability to identify a health & social care need
  • an understanding of the extent to which local authorities are able to meet health needs under section 22 of the Care Act
  • the chance to consider case examples which demonstrate appropriate use of the Decision Support Tool.

Target Audience

  • social care practitioners who undertake Care Act Assessments
  • managers of the above practitioners
  • senior management whose role involves CHC or requires knowledge of LA limits

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 19 October 2021 & Tuesday 26 October 2021 & Tuesday 2 November 2021 from 9.00-5.00pm via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

16

Facilitator/s

Morag Duff

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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 27 July 2021 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 17 August 2021 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 22 September 2021 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

15

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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Mind of My Own Introduction & Training Session

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

DBC Children’s Services purchased Mind Of My Own in September 2019 to offer young people open to our Services a new way of communicating & sharing their views with us. There is an expectation from Directors to Heads of Service that staff attend training in order to understand how the app works, encourage young people to sign up to the app & learn how to use the app themselves when working with children & young people.

By the end of the training session participants should have an understanding of what Mind Of My Own is, the benefits the communication tool brings to staff & young people, service expectations & a practical understanding of how to use their own worker account.

What is Mind Of My Own?

Mind Of My Own apps, is a web application that gives young people an instant and convenient way to express their views and staff with DBC Children’s Services a smart way to evidence them. Mind Of My Own has two features – the One app and Express:

One app

The One app helps young people communicate their views in a way that suits them. Young people create an account on the One app & once signed up, they can use it on their own anytime, 24/7. The One app helps young people prepare for any upcoming meetings they have, report problems, share good news & more. The One app can be:

  • downloaded on the app store or google play
  • accessed on the web via https://one.mindofmyown.org.uk/
  • used independently, 24/7, on any device
  • co-used with a worker on a worker’s account
  • used for meetings, reviews, to share good news and to sort out problems

Express

Express is an accessible app for younger children & those with additional needs to express their views. As a worker, you can create a one-page profile in minutes. Express:

  • uses expressive pictures, minimal text & affirming sounds
  • can be used for any education, health or social care planning or review process
  • is designed to be co-used with a worker (cannot be used independently)
     

How does it work?

Mind Of My Own apps guide young people through a selection of different clickable scenarios, offering free text & clickable responses. Once a scenario has been completed, Mind Of My own turns what a young person has said into a clear & dynamic PDF statement - this is then sent to you via email. You don’t have to type up what a young person has said - once received, the PDF file can be attached to a child’s case records, saving you time.

Using Mind Of My Own apps

Mind of My Own can be used by any young person who is being supported by a Team within DBC’s Children’s Services & any member of staff with DBC Children’s Service is able to access a worker account. It is the responsibility of staff within Children’s Service to introduce a young person to the Mind Of My Own apps & assist them to set up their own One app account. Thereafter, a young person can use it independently to express their views, wishes and feelings with professionals. It is essential that a young person’s views are captured & evidenced through Mind Of My Own apps in preparation for looked after reviews & child protection conferences for example.

Target Audience

Any practitioner within Children’s Service working directly with Children & Young People e.g. Social Workers, Personal Advisors, Early Help Practitioners, IRO’s, Family Support Workers

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Tuesday 3 August 2021 from 9.30-10.30am via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 7 September 2021 from 9.30-10.30am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

10

Facilitator/s

Jo Shutt, Young People's Opportunity & Involvement Worker

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More About Me with Professor Richard Rose

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

More About Me focuses on a child or young person's current situation: where they live, the people around them & the reasons for their care status.

Find out how More About Me can help children & young people move forward with confidence & practice some More About Me Activities.

Target Audience

Targeted - those eligible to attend will receive a separate email.

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Monday 15 November 2021 from 9.00-12.00pm (booking deadline - 10 November 2021 at 5pm) 
  • Monday 15 November 2021 from 1.00-4.00pm (booking deadline - 10 November 2021 at 5pm)

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

90

Facilitator/s

Professor Richard Rose/Blue Cabin

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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 ONLY

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Monday 6 September 2021 from 9.30-4.30pm - venue to be confirmed
  • Tuesday 14 September 2021 from 9.30-4.30pm - venue to be confirmed
  • Wednesday 22 September 2021 from 9.30-4.30pm - venue to be confirmed
  • Tuesday 12 October 2021 from 9.30-4.30pm - venue to be confirmed
  • Monday 18 October 2021 from 9.30-4.30pm - venue to be confirmed
  • Wednesday 20 October 2021 from 9.30-4.30pm - venue to be confirmed

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of delegates

8

Facilitator/s

Well Handled Ltd

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Police & Criminal Evidence Act

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This course is aimed at those who attend or might attend police stations to act as an appropriate adult. The overall aim is to enable you to feel greater confidence when attending the police station & a greater awareness of the role you ought to play when you are there. The course will:

  • provide an overview of the Police & Criminal Evidence Act 1984 framework
  • emphasise the safeguards that have been established to protect the mentally vulnerable suspect
  • focus on common difficulties & uncertainties underlying the role of the appropriate adult
  • identify the powers & functions of the appropriate adult in the PACE Codes of Practice
  • provide an opportunity for reflection upon realistic scenarios involving the appropriate adult
  • enable the group to identify steps that might be taken within the organisation to prepare for staff attending police stations as appropriate adults.

Target Audience

DBC ONLY - Staff who undertake the role of appropriate adult

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 23 September 2021 from 9.30-12.30pm via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

15

Facilitator/s

Carole Southall, Northumbria University

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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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Recovery with Professor Richard Rose

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Trauma is not a life sentence. In this session you'll learn how we can help children & young people to recover from early life challenges & enjoy their future without being defined by their past.

Target Audience

Targeted - those eligible to attend will receive a separate email.

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Thursday 29 July 2021 from 9.00-1.00pm (booking deadline - 26 July 2021 at 12pm)
  • Monday 13 December 2021 from 9.00-1.00pm (booking deadline - 8 December 2021 at 12pm)

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

90

Facilitator/s

Professor Richard Rose/Blue Cabin

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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

  • Tuesday 14 September 2021, Wednesday 15 September 2021 & Thursday 16 September 2021 from 9.30-4.30pm at Morton Park Business Training Centre

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

  • 20 places available in July
  • 15 places available in September

Facilitator/s

L30 Relational Systems

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Safeguarding Adults & Children

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

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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 27 July 2021 from 1.30-3.45pm via MS Teams
  • Tuesday 17 August 2021 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams
  • Wednesday 29 September 2021 from 9.30-11.45am via MS Teams

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

15

Facilitator/s

Co Durham & Darlington Primary Mental Health Team

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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

  • Tuesday 26 October 2021 & Wednesday 27 October 2021 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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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

  • Monday 9 August 2021 from 9.30-4.30pm at Morton Park Business Training Centre
  • Tuesday 26 July 2022 from 9.30-4.30pm at Morton Park Business Training Centre
  • Tuesday 9 August 2022 from 9.30-4.30pm at Morton Park Business Training Centre
  • Wednesday 17 August 2022 from 9.30-4.30pm at Morton Park Business Training Centre
  • Thursday 25 August 2022 from 9.30-4.30pm at Morton Park Business Training Centre
  • Wednesday 12 October 2022 (Foundations staff only) at Foundations
  • Wednesday 23 November 2022 from 9.30-4.30pm at Morton Park Business Training Centre
  • Tuesday 29 November 2022 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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Trauma with Professor Richard Rose

Aims & Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Learn about the impact of trauma on the brain, body & emotions.

We'll cover theoretical concepts of trauma from around the world & will consider the children & young people who are affected by early years trauma & how this impacts on their development & presentation.

Target Audience

Targeted - those eligible to attend will receive a separate email.

Dates, Times & Venues

  • Monday 8 November 2021 from 12.00-4.00pm (booking deadline - 3 November 2021 at 3pm)

Cost

Free

Maximum No. of Delegates

90

Facilitator/s

Professor Richard Rose/Blue Cabin

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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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