Training4carers Ltd
Training4carers Ltd

Learning outcomes

Assertiveness training for managers and supervisors                           

The learning outcomes of this training are for recently appointed managers and supervisors from fostering and residential care organisations to develop their assertiveness and supervisory skills

The training includes:

  •   Addressing performance
  •   Developing resilience
  •   Legislation and standards
  •  Multi-agency and team co-ordination and co-operation
  • Personality and interpersonal functioning
  • Policies, procedures, process and planning
  • Responsibility, expectations and accountability
  • Strategy development
  • Supervision and management
  •  Values and norms

 

Attachment, separation, loss and bereavement                   

The learning outcomes for this training workshop are to assist foster carers, residential social care workers and managers to gain a greater understanding of attachment theory in relation to a range of issues within the care of 'Looked After Children 

The training also considers how the theory could be used to understand adult interpersonal development and potential influence within relationships

The training includes information on:

  • Assessment of attachment patterns (young people and adults)
  • Behaviour management and planning
  • Developing, evaluating and re-formulating plans
  • Personal understanding and development
  • Understanding loss and the grieving process

 

Understanding Autistic Spectrum (Disorder) (AS/D) including Asperger’s Syndrome and other co-existing conditions

The learning outcomes of this training session are to assist social care professionals and agencies to develop further understanding of ASD and consider strategies to help young people and carers

The training includes information on:

  • Classification
  • Development
  • Diagnosis
  • Diet
  • Empathy and understanding
  • Implications
  • Learning styles and abilities
  • Neurological functioning and theory
  • Prognosis
  • Sensory implications
  • Social communication theory

 

Preventing and resolving conflict

The learning outcomes for this training session are to assist people who work with and care for children and vulnerable adults, to develop knowledge, skills and techniques to prevent and / or resolve conflict

The training includes aspects of:

  • Anger, aggression and conflict
  • Behaviour
  • Communication styles and techniques
  • Confrontation and stress
  • Interpersonal functioning (personality)
  • Management and prevention strategies
  • Physiological effects
  • Punishment
  • Responses (adults and young people)

 

Bullying

The learning outcomes for this training workshop are to define, explore and consider the causes and consequences of bullying for both victims and perpetrators and to formulate strategies to detect and prevent re-occurrence

The training includes:

  • Bullies and victims
  • Causes and consequences (for both)
  • Disclosure and actions
  • Internet and digital technology
  • Legality
  • Policies and procedures
  • Values and social norms

 

Care Standards Act 2000 (National Minimum Standards 2011)  

The learning outcomes of the training are to:

Assist foster carers to develop their awareness of the Fostering Services National Minimum Standards (2011), within The Care Standards Act 2000, in relation to the provision of care for looked after children

 

Caring for disabled children and young people (including mental health and chronic illness)                  

The learning outcomes for this workshop are for childcare staff from all levels to develop awareness of the complex needs of learning and physically disabled, mentally and chronically ill children and how to minimise the potential impact of their disability  

The training session includes information on:

  • Aim High For Disabled Children (AHDC)
  • Children Act 1989 / 2004, Human Rights Act 1998, Sexual Offences Act 2003, UN Convention on Rights of Child
  • Child development
  • Definitions and distinctions
  • Multi-agency and team co-ordination and co-operation
  • Participation
  • Policies, procedures and process
  • Risk assessment
  • Self awareness and self care
  • Signs, symptoms and consequences of abuse and neglect
  • Values and norms
  • Working with families

 

Safeguarding and promoting welfare (CP and Safer Caring)

 

The learning outcomes of these workshops are for childcare staff from all levels to develop awareness of the signs and symptoms associated with child abuse and neglect and of the policies, principals and practices that are in place to protect children and to promote safe care for all 

The training session includes information on:

  • Children Act 1989 / 2004, Human Rights Act 1998, Sexual Offences Act 2003 and 1989 UN Convention on ROC
  • Working Together 2013
  • Child development
  • Children with disabilities
  • Complaints and representations
  • Multi-agency working
  • Policies, procedures and process
  • Practice methods
  • Recording and reporting
  • Risk assessment
  • Safer caring strategies and policies
  • Self awareness and self care
  • Signs symptoms and consequences of abuse and neglect
  • Supervision, consultation and accountability 
  • Team working
  • Values and norms

 

Court skills, including reporting and giving evidence                                 

The learning outcomes for this training workshop are to assist social care workers to gain a greater understanding of The Court process and to help them to prepare for giving evidence under cross examination in The Court

The training includes information on:

  • Accountability
  • Confidentiality
  • Conflict
  • Court reports and statements
  • Cross-examination
  • Evidence and cross-examination
  •  Legal and professional responsibility
  • Observation and assessment
  • Principles and practice in recording and reporting
  •  Problem solving, including bias, influence, fact and opinion
  •  Reflection on practice
  • Writing style, processes and formats

 

Child protection / safeguarding and promoting welfare advanced level                                 

The learning outcomes of this training session are to assist senior foster carers, support staff and managers to develop further understanding of the policies, principals and practices that are in place to protect children and to promote safe care

 

The training includes aspects of:                             

  • Care Standards Act 2000
  • Children Act 1989 / 2004
  • Consultation and accountability
  • Decision making
  • Human Rights Act 1998 / 1989 UN Convention on ROC
  • Multi-agency priorities
  • Policies and procedures
  • Recording
  • Risk assessment
  • Roles, responsibilities and accountability (multi-agency)
  • Self awareness
  • Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Signs of concern (Brief)
  • Supervision
  • Team working and development
  • Values and norms

 

Communicating with young people (and others)   

The learning outcomes for this training session are to assist people who work with and care for children to develop knowledge, skills and techniques to communicate effectively with children who have experienced difficulties

The training includes aspects of:

  •  Accountability
  • Anger
  • Behaviour (understanding and management)
  • Communication styles and techniques
  •  Confidentiality
  • Decision making (carers and young people)
  •  Influences
  •  Interpersonal functioning
  • Meetings and formal speaking
  • Problem solving
  • Promoting health and welfare
  • Reporting and recording

 

Safeguarding and promoting welfare refresher (CP and Safer Caring)

The learning outcomes of this training session are for childcare staff from all levels to refresh their awareness of the signs, symptoms and consequences associated with child abuse and neglect and of the policies, principals and practices that are in place to protect children and to promote safe care for all  

The training session includes information on:

  •  Children Act 1989 / 2004, Human Rights Act 1998, Sexual Offences Act 2003 and 1989 UN Convention on ROC
  • Child development
  • Children with disabilities
  • Complaints and representations
  • Multi-agency and team co-ordination and co-operation
  • Policies, procedures and process
  • Practice methods
  • Recording and reporting
  • Risk assessment
  • Self awareness and safe care
  • Signs symptoms and consequences of abuse and neglect
  • Supervision, consultation and accountability 
  • Team working
  • Values and norms
  • Working with families

 

Childrens Workforce Development Council                        

The learning outcomes of the training are to:

Assist foster carers and supervising social workers to develop their awareness of the fostering services Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) Standards. The training also considers the CWDC workbooks and how foster carers may evidence the standards

 

Direct work with children including life work                                                     

The learning outcomes of the training are to:

Assist childcare workers and carers to develop their understanding of the theoretical influences and practical applications, regarding a range of direct working techniques and how young people can be assisted to develop independence

The training includes:

  • Consequences of abuse and neglect
  • Consultation, supervision and support
  • Definitions
  • History and development of direct work
  • Methods and techniques
  •  Planning
  • Positives and risks
  • Theory, practice and experience

 

Promoting contact and working with birth parents and significant others          

The learning outcomes of the training are to:

Assist foster carers and residential social care workers to understand the complex dynamics of identity development and contact between looked after children and significant people in their lives

The training includes:

  • Contact methods, functions and venues
  • Feelings and perceptions
  • Identity and origins
  • Moving home
  • Positives and pitfalls
  • Reasons for being looked after
  • Rehabilitation to birth family
  • Values and social norms
  • Working in partnership

 

Fostering panel

The learning outcomes of the training are to:

Assist panel members (and others) to develop awareness regarding the theory and practice underpinning assessments and of their own decision making processes, as individuals and as a panel.  It also aims to explore what level of information the panel require to make accurate and fully informed decisions 

The training includes information on:

  • Assessing social workers
  • Assessment of foster carers
  • Assessment, planning and decision-making
  • Characteristics of foster carers
  • Function of panel
  •  Influence in decision-making (including gender issues)
  • Looked after children statistics
  • Potential consequences of abuse and neglect
  • Roles, responsibilities and expectations
  •  Secure base model
  • Skills and knowledge requirement (Panel members and carers)

  

Health and safety (including computer, internet and digital technology)

The learning outcomes of this training are to assist social care workers (SCW) / staff to gain a greater understanding of general health and safety issues and to consider the dynamics and risks associated with computer, digital technology and internet use

The training includes information on:

  • Computer, internet use and potential risks
  • Digital technology
  • Enforcement
  • Legislation (national and international)
  • Monitoring
  • Recording and reporting
  • Responsibility
  • Risk assessment
  • Safe caring
  • Stress / stress management

 

Management and supervision within social care / residential child care                                  

This one-day training workshop is primarily for managers and senior staff who have a reasonable experience working within a supervisory capacity. The learning outcomes of the day are to develop a theoretical and practical understanding regarding concepts and applications of the management and supervisory process. To explore supervisory experiences and practice and to promote development within the context of care provision for children

The training includes information on:

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Facilitating change
  • Fairness and respect
  • Learning theory
  • Legislation, policy and process
  • Staff, team and agency development and responsibility
  • Supervision and consultation
  • Support and survival (self care and stress management)

 

Men in foster care ‘roles, issues and dilemmas'

The learning outcomes for this training workshop are to explore and consider the dynamics of the fostering profession from a male foster carer’s perspective

The training includes information on:

  • Allegations
  • Communication
  • Expectations
  •  Gender
  • Identity
  • Marginalisation
  • Matching
  •  Relationships
  •  Responsibilities
  • Risks
  • Roles
  • Stereotyping
  • Training
  • Values and social norms

 

Understanding and managing stress in social care                               

The learning outcomes for this training workshop are to assist people who work within the caring profession, to explore, identify and understand the neuro-physiological implications of stress for themselves and others.  The training also identifies individual strategies that act to reduce or manage stress and the significance of perspective and lifestyle

 

The impact of fostering on birth children (sons and daughters) and significant others

The learning outcomes for this training session are to assist foster carers, support staff and managers to understand the possible implications of fostering on foster carers birth children 

The training also seeks to explore what more could be done to minimise any potential difficulties and to include them further within the overall assessment and fostering process

The training includes aspects of:

  • Aggression and conflict
  • Assessment and inclusion
  • Changes in life style
  • Positives and concerns
  • Reflections
  • Research findings
  • Sharing
  • Suggestions for future
  • 5 Outcomes for birth children

 

Observation and assessment                    

The learning outcomes for this training workshop are to assist social care workers to gain a greater understanding of observation and assessment theory and practice

The training includes information on:

  • Assessment process and practice
  • Confidentiality
  • Observation
  • Problem solving, including bias, influence, fact and opinion
  • Recording and reporting process and guidelines

 

Parent and child fostering                        

This training session is for staff of all levels that are involved in parent and child fostering, including foster carers, support workers, day care staff and supervising social workers

The learning outcomes are to assist the development of the knowledge, skills and methods required to undertake this complex and at times difficult and demanding work

The training includes information on:

  • Complexity and dynamics
  • Contact arrangements
  • Contract / written agreement
  • Objectivity and reliability, influences and bias
  • Practice models and guidelines
  • Presenting reports and giving evidence
  • Purposes and principals
  • Supervision and consultation
  • Writing skills and practices

 

Developing placement plans (Including behaviour plans)                      

The learning outcomes for this training workshop are to assist foster cares and agencies / residential social care workers and managers to gain a greater understanding of the process and practice of developing placement plans for looked after young people

The training includes information on:

  • Assessment process and practice
  • Behaviour management and planning
  • Confidentiality
  • Consultation and supervision
  • Developing, evaluating and re-formulating placement plans
  • Inclusive practice
  • Multi-agency / disciplinary working
  • Roles and responsibilities within planning process

 

Preparing for independence

The learning outcomes of the training are to:

Understand the government’s directives regarding assisting young people to develop independence

It aims to raise awareness of the concept of independence, the difficulties facing ‘looked after young people’ and how they can be assisted to prepare for adult life

 

Recording and reporting 

The learning outcomes for this training workshop are to assist social care workers to gain a greater understanding of the recording and reporting process and to increase skills 

The training includes information on:

  • Accountability
  • Confidentiality
  •  Incidents, disclosures and allegations
  • Legal and professional responsibility
  • Observation and assessment
  • Principals and practice in recording and reporting
  • Problem solving, including bias, influence, fact and opinion
  • Reflection on practice
  • Writing style, processes and formats

 

Roles and responsibilities within children’s social care                        

The learning outcomes of the training are to:

Assist foster carers, residential care staff, supervising social workers, support staff and managers to gain a more thorough understanding of the complex roles and responsibilities within the children’s social care profession

The training includes:

  • Learning styles and processes
  • Legislation and standards
  • Looked after children
  • Management and supervision
  • Multi agency complexities
  •  Personality and cognitive functioning
  •  Qualities for carers and others
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Safeguarding children and others
  • Strengths and limitations

 

Safer caring and promoting welfare              

The learning outcomes of this training session are for childcare staff from all levels to develop awareness of the policies, principals and practices that are in place to protect children and to promote safe care for all  

The training session includes information on:

  • Children Act 1989 / 2004, Human Rights Act 1998 and Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Child development
  • Children with disabilities
  • Complaints and representations
  • Multi-agency and team co-ordination and co-operation
  • Policies, procedures and process
  • Recording and reporting
  • Risk assessment
  • Self awareness and self care
  • Signs, symptoms and consequences of abuse and neglect
  • Supervision, consultation and accountability
  • Team working
  • Values and norms
  • Working with families

 

Sexual health matters

The learning outcomes of the training are to:

Develop understanding and awareness of the complex concepts of sexuality and sexual health, in relation to the provision of care for looked after children

The training session includes information on:

  • Attraction theory
  • Child development
  • Communication
  • Consent
  • Deviance
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Gender
  •  Legislation
  • Sexual acts, preferences and choice
  • Sexual health
  • Values, social norms and cultural influences

 

The skills to foster

Session 1: Why are young people fostered

Session 2: Who are the looked after young people

Session 3: Working together

Session 4: Safer caring

Session 5: Understanding behaviour

Session 6: Moving on and messages from young people

 

Time management

The training includes aspects of:                             

  • Reasons for managing time
  • Consequences of ineffective time management
  • Barriers to effectiveness (self and others)
  • Strengths and areas to address
  • The working day
  • Strategies for positive change
  • Action plan

 

The 5 outcomes 'Every Child Matters'

The learning outcomes for this training workshop are to assist people who work within the child care profession, to explore, identify and understand the governments direction of working towards 'The 5 Outcomes'

  • Stay Safe
  • Be Healthy
  • Enjoy and Achieve
  • Make a Positive Contribution
  • Achieve Economic Wellbeing

 

The implications of trauma for child development and childcare

The learning outcomes of this workshop are to assist carers and others to gain an understanding of a range of difficulties experienced by young people and carers by considering a trauma theory perspective

The training includes:

  • Attachment theory
  • Brain components and development
  • Child development
  • Neuroscience
  • Stress
  • Toxins during pregnancy
  • Trauma (physical and psychological)
  • Treatment including psychotherapy and care

 

Understanding and managing behaviour              

The learning outcomes for this training workshop are to assist people who work within the caring profession, to explore, identify and understand the complexity of behaviours and how they may be managed and changed.  The training is focused on developing techniques and strategies to help vulnerable people to behave in a manner deemed as ‘more socially acceptable’, thus reducing what is perceived as potential risk to themselves and others

The training includes information on:

  • Behaviours
  • Causes and consequences
  • Child development
  • Definitions and distinctions
  • Own actions and experiences
  • Strategies and management
  • Theoretical influences
  •  Values and norms

  

Working with child mental health and emotional difficulties                          

The learning outcomes of this training session are for carers and support workers to identify symptoms that may indicate that a child has a mental health / emotional problem

The training also explores a range of possible strategies and actions to minimise the possible impact of the condition for the children, their carers and others

 

Understanding and managing sexuality        

The learning outcomes of the training are to:

Develop understanding and awareness of the complex concepts of sexuality, in relation to the provision of care for looked after children

The training session includes information on:

  • Attraction theory
  • Child development
  • Communication
  • Consent
  • Deviance
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Gender
  •  Legislation
  • Sexual acts, preferences and choice
  • Sexual health
  • Values, social norms and cultural influences

 

Implications of diet within childcare, child development and carers wellbeing

The learning outcomes for this training are for childcare workers of all levels, to gain a greater understanding regarding the potential implications of diet for children’s (and carers) overall functioning and wellbeing

The training includes information on:

  • Addiction
  • Additives
  • Attractive substances
  • Aggression and emotion
  • Behaviour
  • Change
  • Chemicals (natural and man made)
  • Cultural influences
  • Diet and dietary influences and interventions
  • Drinks
  • Environmental factors
  • Exercise
  • Food content tables and assessment
  • Historical influences
  • Marketing, media and influence
  • Medical conditions, including ASD and ADD/ADHD
  • Neurophysiology
  • Peers
  • Pre birth experience
  • Sociological issues
  • Stereotypical beliefs
  • Stress
  • Taste  
  • Toxins

 

Values, rights and principles of care                  

This training session is for staff of all levels that work within children's social care services, including foster carers, residential workers, support workers, day care staff, social workers, supervisors, managers and planners

The training aims to assist the development of a greater understanding regarding the complexities of values and rights and their implications for young people, their carers and others and for the development of children's social care services

The training includes information on:

  • Ability and perceptions
  • Complexity and dynamics
  • History influences and bias
  • Media and politics
  • Planning and participation
  •  Play and stimulation
  •  Rights and responsibilities
  • Risk, fear and reality
  • Social policy development
  • Supervision and consultation
  • Values and social norms

 

Valuing / working with difference / A.D.P / cultural competence                                         

The learning outcomes of the training are to:

Assist social care workers to develop their awareness of the concepts of valuing and working with difference and disadvantage, in relation to the provision of care for looked after children

The training session includes information on:

  • Assumptions regarding culture
  • Definitions and distinctions
  • Disability and disadvantage
  • Discrimination and lack of understanding
  • Diversity and difference
  • Gender and sexuality
  •  Influence of institutions / organisations
  • Service delivery and development
  • Supervision and management
  • The complexity of culture, own and others
  • Values and social norms
  • When cultures interact

 

Working with sexually abused children

The learning outcomes are to assist people who work with and care for children who have been sexually abused, to develop knowledge, skills and methods to help them to understand and work unconditionally with young people, to minimise the impact of their abusive experiences

The training includes information on:

  • Child prostitution and harmful lifestyles
  • Children with disabilities
  • Communication difficulties and techniques
  • Consultation and supervision
  • Crisis management and solution
  • Culture and identity
  • Health, hygiene and diet
  • Implications of sexual abuse for child development
  • Managing behaviour
  • Relationships
  • Safe care
  • Self-esteem / respect, confidence and independence
  • Self harm
  • Sexuality, gender and sexual health
  • Signs and symptoms of sexual abuse
  • Substance misuse
  • Working with young people’s families and friends

  

Working with young people who self-harm

The learning outcomes of the training are to:

Assist people who work with young people to gain a greater understanding of why young people self-harm and how they can be helped to change their self-harming behaviours

The training includes:

  • Causation
  • Definitions
  • Risk factors
  • Statistics
  • Strategies to help

 

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