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A course for Multi Agency practitioners aimed at building confidence and improving communication skills when managing difficult or sensitive issues such as FGM, PMH or substance misuse with parents/carers. Raising awareness of how to manage conflict, and providing knowledge of when and how to challenge/escalate inter-professional concerns.Essential Information
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During the Covid 19 crisis, local authorities need ensure that they are able to fulfil their role and responsibilities toward young people in the care system. In a period when face to face contact with children and young people is more limited, ensuring the welfare of those children and supporting their placements creates a particularly potentially complex set of challenges. This webinar explores the ramifications for relationship building, supporting parents, contact and care planning.
In particular we will:
• Consider the impact of the crisis on practice with children in the care system;
• Reflect on the particular responsibilities toward working with young people who are in, or who left, the care system;
• Discuss the particular challenges facing practitioners, managers and independent reviewing officers;
• Think about the implications of current Government guidance regarding statutory duties toward children in care;
• Identify the messages from research in relation to care planning, and consider how these can be applied to the current context;
• Explore ways of supporting foster carers, kinship carers and birth families;
• Devise strategies that can address these challenges to placement stability in the current context;
• Apply a rights-based approach to permanency planning in a period of crisis.
This is a multi-agency introductory and core safeguarding and child protection course. Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility and it is essential that professionals who have contact with children are clear about their duties and responsibilities. This course provides an overview of the current safeguarding procedures and explores the difference between safeguarding children and child protection. It provides up to date, practical information to enable you to create and sustain safer environments for children and your workforce.Essential Information
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Social workers have a key role in supporting families and, where necessary, protecting their children. The current crisis puts a particular pressure on parents in terms of
psychological and economic stress. This can both create and exacerbate relational and practical difficulties that can impact on the welfare of children and young people. More
positively, it can help people reconnect with things that matter to them, and enhance community development.
This webinar will cover:
• The importance of ethical and humane social work practice in a period of crisis;
• Concerns that arise for and about children, young people and their families during the current crisis;
• How the crisis can exacerbate or lessen existing concerns regarding children and young people;
• The messages from family support research literature and how these can be applied in the current context;
• How social workers can work effectively with families when there is limited face to face contact;
• The impact of stress and anxiety on children and young people and the meaning of child-centred practice in such a context;
• How statutory guidance such as “Working Together” can be applied in social workers’ practice in the current context.
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This series of four webinars explores some of the more complex areas of safeguarding practice with children and young people. Although there is a legitimate debate about the helpfulness of categories, it will nevertheless look atthe particular challenges raised around neglect, emotional abuse and intrafamilial sexual abuse. These include how the forms of harm are defined, understood, evidenced and
addressed. The first webinar will set the context, and will look at the range of safeguarding models currently being
used including those that are both strengths and community based.
Understanding the Relationship Between Risk and Harm:
A Strengths-Based Approach to Child Protection
Wednesday 3 February 2021, 10.00 - 11.30am
Assessing and Responding to Neglect
Monday 8 February 2021, 2.00 - 3.30pm
Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse
Monday 15 February 2021, 10.00 - 11.30am
Thursday 18 February 2021, 10.00 - 11.30am
This training will be attractive to anyone with an interest in and concern for children's development and who are interested in understanding psychological theories of children's development within cultural, social, relational and educational contexts. The course will invite you to consider key debates from research about children's social, cognitive and emotional development from pre-birth through to the end of the primary school years.Essential Information
In Wandsworth the Early Help IT System (EHITS) is used by the workforce to record and share information, taken from the Early Help Assessment form, securely for children and young people that they are working with. EHITS can also be used to request services from organisations.Essential Information
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