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Supervising Social Workers: their roles and responsibilities

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The open course will help to increase the understanding of the supervisory requirements of supervising social workers, in line with fostering legislation. It will look at roles and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding children and young people and how foster carers can be supported and developed in their role.

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MASTERCLASS

MASTERCLASS: Learning from case reviews

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This event will give workers attending an overview of the key points of learning from research. It will also provide an opportunity to reflect on changes to be made to reduce the risk of significant harm to looked after children, those living with special guardians and adopted children.

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Chairing meetings with confidence

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This open course will explore general planning for and facilitation of panels and complex meetings in the children’s sector. It will explore time management and group facilitation whilst holding the child at the centre of thinking, recommendations and decision making. It will enable Chairs of meetings to consider good practice and approaches to effectively managing the flow of information, summarising and the formation of key action plans.

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Managing Contact

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This open course on planning and sustaining good contact will look at contact for children with plans for permanency and adoption. There will be opportunities to consider relevant research and support needs. It will include looking at best practice for letterbox arrangements.

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Making Good Fostering Assessments - two-day open course

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This two-day open course will provide practitioners and particularly those who may be new to undertaking, quality assuring or considering fostering assessments with an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and practice in completing fostering assessments.

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Culturally Competent Social Worker

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This open course will explore how families’ culture, faith and understanding of harm impacts on their parenting capacity and consider how this should inform assessments, child protection plans and strategies. The workshop will include how the personal values of practitioners could impact on professional judgements and decision-making.

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Sibling assessments: beyond, together, apart

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This open course will offer a comprehensive approach to undertaking sibling assessments. It will explore who the key contributors to sibling assessments are and how assessors can plan assessments and engage these contributors in the process. Most importantly it will explore how to gain the views of the children, observe sibling interactions and draw conclusions on the quality of sibling relationships as well as focusing on the individual needs of each child and of the sibling group.

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Child health assessments

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Child health assessments are a key component in permanence planning for looked after children. Medical Advisers need to be aware of the relevant legislation, statutory guidance and competencies framework. They are required to interpret information and present this in an informative and considered format for social care colleagues, panels and potential carers. This course will consider the Medical Adviser's role in adoption relating to children.

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