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Social Care

A range of learning activities for Social Care teams. 

Social Workers

Universal Safeguarding Children

3 hours

Free

Universal Safeguarding Children Refresher

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Introduction to Child Exploitation

1 Day

Free

Introduction for frontline staff into child exploitation

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Hostile & Evasive Families

2 Days

Free

This course will enable workers who work with families to develop effective ways and build confidence in working with difficult behaviour, in order to recognise potential impacts on professional dynamics and multi-agency child protection work when professionals are faced with working with families who are hostile and evasive. It is recommeded for all BFfC staff who work in families homes alone as part of our Lone Worker training pathway

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Sandstories

1.5 Days

Free

This course is ideal for anyone working on the frontline with children/young people and families, or involved in the supervision and support of those who do.

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Bias

1 Day

Free

During this session we will explore how both conscious and unconscious bias’ can affect our decisions regarding recruitment, selection, leadership, motivation and more.

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Complaints & Customer Relations

3 Hours

Free

Essential training for staff involved in handling and managing complaints

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Genograms Workshop

2 Hours

Free

An Introduction to Genograms

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MRC Webinar - Corporate Parenting During the Crisis

1.5 Hours

Free

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.

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MRC Webinar - Critical Reflection and Analysis

1 Hour

Free

In social work with children and families, the importance of the capacity for practitioners to exercise critical analysis and reflection is widely recognised. This is with regard to managing complex casework and, therefore, improving the quality of their assessments and decision-making. If this is true generally, in our field it is particularly so in this current period of crisis.

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Universal Safeguarding Children Refresher (Learningpool)

45 mins

Free

An essential course for all staff

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MRC Webinar - Responding to Concerns About Domestic Abuse

1.5 Hours

Free

There is already emerging evidence, internationally and domestically, that the Coronavirus crisis is leading to an increase in domestic abuse

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Motivational Interviewing

2 days

Free

Motivational Interviewing is useful for a wide range of social issues. Its primary focus is on igniting motivation to change, and so it is helpful when clients are stuck in problems and not advancing in change. As such it is helpful in all change and recovery-based services such as mental health, substance misuse, offending, social work, domestic violence, supported housing, young people’s services, family work and more besides.

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OpenLearn Infants Understanding of their Social World

12 hours study

Free

In this free course, Infants' understanding of their social world, we draw on a wide range of psychological research to address the question of whether infants have a rich understanding of their social world. You will have the opportunity to read journal papers and newspaper articles as well as to engage with audio clips, and to explore your assumptions about infants' social understanding.

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PPEP NOW: Having Constructive Conversations with Distressed Young People

0.5 Days

Free

Part of our PPEP Mental Health programme. Learn about a structure known as ‘NOW’ to facilitate helpful and constructive conversations with children and young people

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