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Code: BFS/21/98 4 (1/2) Day Family Mediation Programme- Internal Staff Only- Fully booked (EVENT FULL)

 

Please note that participants must attend all 4 (1/2) day sessions to be certified as having attended this ptraining programme.

Upon completing the training, participants will have enhanced their confidence and ability to run and offer effective mediation sessions around resolving family conflict.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 April 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Online Map
2 22 April 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Online Map
3 05 May 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Online Map
4 06 May 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Online Map

Code: BFS/21/78 Working with Children aged 0-10 and their Families - Workshop 2 of 4


Workshop 2 of 4 Working with parents/caregivers


11-18 programme for Children and Families Practitioners working with young people (11-18) will comprise a series of four one day workshops and four practice and coaching sessions


 
 

 

 


 

 





Summary of learning outcomes

Each workshop and practice and coaching session is mapped against the Post-qualifying

standard: Knowledge and skills statement for child and family practitioners (DfE, May 2018).

Participants will learn how to:

• analyse patterns of strengths and difficulties across the range of children’s

developmental needs, parenting capacity, and family and environmental factors

• working with children, young people and their parents/caregivers to set goals, make

plans for intervention and deciding how to measure the impact of interventions over

time

• work with parents/caregivers who have been responsible for physically, sexually or

emotionally abusive actions towards their children/young people, have neglected

their care, or have exposed them to domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse and

parental mental health problems.

• work with children and young people to address the emotional, behavioural and

developmental impairments associated with being exposed to abusive and neglectful

parenting

• working with children and young people who are showing disruptive behaviour

problems

• help parents/caregivers understand the factors that lead children/young people to

behave in a disruptive fashion, to misbehave, and to find ways to change this


 

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 April 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: BFS/21/74 Working with Children aged 11-18 and their Families - Workshop 2 of 4


Workshop 2 of 4 Working with parents/caregivers


11-18 programme for Children and Families Practitioners working with young people (11-18) will comprise a series of four one day workshops and four practice and coaching sessions


 
 

 

 


 

 





Summary of learning outcomes

Each workshop and practice and coaching session is mapped against the Post-qualifying

standard: Knowledge and skills statement for child and family practitioners (DfE, May 2018).

Participants will learn how to:

• analyse patterns of strengths and difficulties across the range of children’s

developmental needs, parenting capacity, and family and environmental factors

• working with children, young people and their parents/caregivers to set goals, make

plans for intervention and deciding how to measure the impact of interventions over

time

• work with parents/caregivers who have been responsible for physically, sexually or

emotionally abusive actions towards their children/young people, have neglected

their care, or have exposed them to domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse and

parental mental health problems.

• work with children and young people to address the emotional, behavioural and

developmental impairments associated with being exposed to abusive and neglectful

parenting

• working with children and young people who are showing disruptive behaviour

problems

• help parents/caregivers understand the factors that lead children/young people to

behave in a disruptive fashion, to misbehave, and to find ways to change this


 

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 April 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: BFS/21/45 Training, Support and Development Standards workshop for foster carers: Standard 4

Foster carers play an extremely important role, providing much needed support and security for often very vulnerable children, and enabling their successful transition into independent adult life. Fostering is a challenging role and requires skills and dedication.

The Training, Support and Development (TSD) standards form part of a foster carer's induction in the role. They provide a national minimum benchmark that sets out what foster carers should know, understand and be able to do within the first 12-18 months after being approved

These standards were developed by the sector and were introduced in 2007 and apply to all approved foster carers in England.

The TSD Standards provide a national minimum benchmark to set out what all foster carers should know, understand and be able to do within the first 12 months of approval. They form part of a national strategy, supported by the Department for Education, to
raise the profile of foster carers as valued professionals and to improve and
standardise service provision for looked after children.

All foster care providers are expected to engage with their foster carers to support them in achieving the TSD Standards. This ensures that the Standards are delivered in a way which allows carers to understand how the standards support them in their caring role, encouraging them to build on any areas for development identified in their assessment.

It is the government’s view that all foster carers who are approved under the Fostering Services Regulations should complete the TSD Standards, which are designed to equip all foster carers with the skills and knowledge to provide high quality care to the children they look after. The TSD Standards are also now a requirement of the National Minimum Standards (Fostering).

Completion of the TSD Standards is a requirement for all approved foster carers in England and is referenced within the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services 2011. 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 April 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: BFS/21/85 Solution Focused Practice Level 1

Solution Focused Practice refers to a conversational process for generating positive change. It can be used as therapy, coaching, team building, in fact, in any situation where improvement is being sought. The BRIEF Certificate course will focus primarily on therapy and coaching but will be flexible enough to stretch to other arenas in order to meet course members individual needs.

Solution Focused Practice can be summarised as four questions each of which is the starting point for a series of supplementary questions which, put together, make a Solution Focused conversation.

1.What are your best hopes from our talking?
This part of the conversation is intended to clarify the client’s desired outcome and until this is agreed no further questions are possible.


2.Imagine that you wake up tomorrow and all your hopes from our talking have been realised what will be different in your life?
This part of the conversation seeks to draw out as detailed a description as possible of the client’s life if the desired outcome is achieved.

3.Let’s have a 0 – 10 scale where 10 = your desired outcome has been achieved and 0 = the opposite where would you say you are now?
This question begins that part of the conversation aimed at discovering what the client is already doing or has done in the past that might prove helpful in achieving the hoped-for future.

4. What’s better?
This is the question we ask at the beginning of second and subsequent sessions. It seeks to discover and build on anything the client has done which might be seen as part of the desired future.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 April 2021 10:00 - 16:00 Virtual Learning Map
2 28 April 2021 09:00 - 16:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: BFS/21/63 Prevent training for front-line teams (Barnet Family Services Staff only) (Cancelled)


Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)

This Prevent course is specifically aimed at supporting frontline social care staff in understanding the Prevent duty as it relates to safeguarding, what makes children vulnerable, and how to identify risks and report concerns. It will include both core government-approved training and the opportunity for a Q&A and wider discussion. The session lasts 90 minutes.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 April 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Online Map

Code: BFS/21/121 Prevent training for front-line teams (Barnet Family Services Staff only)


Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)

This Prevent course is specifically aimed at supporting frontline social care staff in understanding the Prevent duty as it relates to safeguarding, what makes children vulnerable, and how to identify risks and report concerns. It will include both core government-approved training and the opportunity for a Q&A and wider discussion. The session lasts 90 minutes.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 May 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Online Map

Code: BFS/21/125 Signs of Safety Booster Session – Using Questions to drive family change

In this session you will practice a variety of question based techniques to build rapport with families, identify strengths and develop safety planning. We will work on live cases together focusing on those where things feel stuck or change is slow.

 

This session is for staff who have already completed the 2 day signs of safety training.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 May 2021 11:00 - 12:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: BFS/21/96 LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Diversity Session- Social Workers only (EVENT FULL)

There has been an increase in the number of teens who are transitioning or want to transition and this appears to be leading to difficulties in the family dynamics.

This is an exciting learning opportunity to upskill social workers who will supporting parents and siblings to process and understand what is going on for the young person. Participants will be provided with information and understanding of gender variance in children and young people.

You will be given a certificate for attendance certified by the CPD association,  links to further information and materials, free resources and follow on support. 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 May 2021 09:30 - 12:00 Online Map

Code: BFS/21/72 Signs of Safety Practitioner (2 day course)

Resilience Based Practice: Signs of Safety Training

Barnet Family Services vision is focused on making Barnet an event better place to live for all families through our Family Friendly Barnet: Resilient Families, Resilient Children approach. Using our resilience based practice model it is our ambition to make sure all children are safe, develop and thrive. Our model is underpinned by a clear set of values that drive our work and we are making sure that practitioners have the right “tool kit” to improve outcomes for children. This will be delivered via a clear practice framework using a variety of evidence based interventions that will build on family strengths enhancing resilience.

The Signs of Safety approach has been chosen as an important part of our practice tool kit and a structured implementation process is now commencing. This includes providing a programme of training for Family Services staff and partners, followed by delivery of work place based support for social workers.  This will ensure application in practice with families and encourage embedding of the model.

 What is Signs of Safety?

Signs of Safety is a whole system/service approach intended to help practitioners with risk assessment and safety planning in particular with child
protection cases. It is an innovative, strengths-based and safety-organised approach to casework which puts the participation of families and front line practitioners at its heart. Initially created in Western Australia by Andrew Turnell and Steve Edwards Signs of Safety is now widely used internationally and forms part of the UK governments innovation approach to children’s social care.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 May 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Virtual Learning Map
2 12 May 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Virtual Learning Map