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Leading and developing others: fostering a culture of learning
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Leading and developing others: fostering a culture of learning

28 January @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Tomlinson Centre, 214 Queensbridge Rd, London, England E8 3ND United Kingdom
Free

This session aims to provide you with an understanding of the leadership skills required to motivate and develop the skills, knowledge, capabilities and performance of those you supervise. Facilitators: Danny Kalman FCIPD   Facilitator profile Danny Kalman FCIPD Talent Management Professional, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Business School, Middlesex University Danny’s expertise is supporting organisations to adopt an inclusive talent management strategy. He works with companies to ensure they have the right people in the right place at the right…

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Get yourself heard! A session on investigating practice and writing for publication
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Get yourself heard! A session on investigating practice and writing for publication

28 January @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Burroughs, London NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

This session will be delivered by Dr Helen-Hingley Jones, Associate Professor in Social Work and Dr Linda Bell Associate Professor (retired) and Visiting Academic/Research Fellow, Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine at Middlesex University. There are so many ways in which it’s possible to get yourself heard; from blogging and social media to more formal writing for publication. This session will focus more on formal writing, but it will also address how to get started in a…

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Modelling reflective supervision practices in challenging working environments
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Modelling reflective supervision practices in challenging working environments

28 January @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Tomlinson Centre, 214 Queensbridge Rd, London, England E8 3ND United Kingdom
Free

The North London Social Work Teaching Partnership is dedicated to unlocking the knowledge and capability of social workers at every stage of their career. We continue this dedication with the exciting introduction of our Managers’ Forum which will enable participants to gather in a confidential and supportive space. The sessions will allow participants to obtain perspectives on the management challenges facing them and their colleagues, share best practice and work together to find solutions. The forums give participants an opportunity…

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An introduction to working effectively with gender-variant children and families
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An introduction to working effectively with gender-variant children and families

5 February @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Burroughs, London, England NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

This session will be delivered by Sophie Cockell, Systemic Psychotherapist and Specialist Social Worker; Helen Dalton, Highly Specialist Social Worker and Daniela Ivan, Specialist Social Worker. We are all currently working for the Gender Identity Development Service which is a highly specialised service for young people and their families wishing to explore their gender identity. Whilst the workshop will give a general introduction to working effectively with gender diversity, the main focus would be working with children, young people and…

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Taking on a parenting role in later life: Experiences of Grandparent Special Guardians
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Taking on a parenting role in later life: Experiences of Grandparent Special Guardians

12 February @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Tomlinson Centre, 214 Queensbridge Rd, London E8 3ND, London, E8 3ND
Free

This session will be delivered by Dr Lucille Allain, Director of Programmes and Associate Professor in Social Work and Dr Helen-Hingley Jones, Associate Professor in Social Work. Family placements and models of care for looked after children have been changing and this includes a rise in Special Guardianship Orders where children are often cared for my family members, including grandparents. This research presents findings from interviews with grandparent Special Guardian carers where there was an exploration of their journey to…

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Read & Reflect Hour – Hackney Childrens
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Read & Reflect Hour – Hackney Childrens

13 February @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Hackney Service Centre, Hackney, E8 1DY

Join our Read&ReflectHour in Hackney and meet with colleagues to catch up on the latest social work research. DETAILS COMING SOON This is how it works: A journal article or reading will be sent out three weeks before the Read&ReflectHour giving you time to read it beforehand. You will then have an opportunity to appraise it and discuss its application to practice with your colleagues and a facilitator. There is no need to sign-up; if you are interested, just drop-in.…

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Transgender parenting
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Transgender parenting

21 February @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Burroughs, London, England NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

This session will be delivered by Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Professor in Social Care at Middlesex University. Transgender issues are under-explored and marginalised within mainstream social work and social care professional practice. The experience of gender transition has a profound impact on the individuals who have diverse gender identities and their family members.  This session presents findings from a systematic review of studies concerning the experiences of transgender parenting conducted during 2017.  The review evaluated existing findings from empirical research on…

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Systemic leadership
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Systemic leadership

26 February @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Tomlinson Centre, 214 Queensbridge Rd, London, England E8 3ND United Kingdom
Free

This session aims to review the principles of systems theory and provide you with an overview of systemic leadership in order to get you to start thinking like a systemic leader. Facilitators: Robert Koglek (Head of Service, London Borough of Hackney), Mary Hartog, and Dr Helen Hingley-Jones   Facilitator profiles Robert Koglek Head of Corporate Parenting, London Borough of Hackney Robert qualified as a social worker and social pedagogue in Germany and holds an MA in Social Work. He started working in…

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Effective change management in a social care context
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Effective change management in a social care context

26 February @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Tomlinson Centre, 214 Queensbridge Rd, London, England E8 3ND United Kingdom
Free

The North London Social Work Teaching Partnership is dedicated to unlocking the knowledge and capability of social workers at every stage of their career. We continue this dedication with the exciting introduction of our Managers’ Forum which will enable participants to gather in a confidential and supportive space. The sessions will allow participants to obtain perspectives on the management challenges facing them and their colleagues, share best practice and work together to find solutions. The forums give participants an opportunity…

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Recognising diversity as an asset: Supporting service users across different gender identities and sexualities
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Recognising diversity as an asset: Supporting service users across different gender identities and sexualities

27 February @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Burroughs, London NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

This session will be delivered by Alfonso Pezzella, Lecturer in Mental Health, Social Work & Integrative Medicine, School of Health & Education Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences, Middlesex University. Aim: The session aims to give an awareness into the experiences of LGBTQ+ service users, the challenges faced and the importance for health and social care professionals to be aware of the needs of service users who identify with different gender identities, sexuality and sexual orientation. This presentation will discuss research into the…

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Assessing and supporting adults with no recourse to public funds – an advanced course
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Assessing and supporting adults with no recourse to public funds – an advanced course

7 March @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Burroughs, London NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

This session will be facilitated by colleagues from the NRPF Network, a network of local authorities and partner organisations focusing on the statutory duties to migrants with care needs who have no recourse to public funds. Local authorities play an important role in safeguarding the most vulnerable people with NRPF from destitution. Practitioners must ensure that they are administering support correctly by establishing need in line with social care and immigration legislation, as well as delivering a cost-effective service.  This…

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Read & Reflect Hour – Hackney Childrens
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Read & Reflect Hour – Hackney Childrens

13 March @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hackney Service Centre, Hackney, E8 1DY

Join our Read&ReflectHour in Hackney and meet with colleagues to catch up on the latest social work research. DETAILS COMING SOON This is how it works: A journal article or reading will be sent out three weeks before the Read&ReflectHour giving you time to read it beforehand. You will then have an opportunity to appraise it and discuss its application to practice with your colleagues and a facilitator. There is no need to sign-up; if you are interested, just drop-in.…

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Learning the lessons from the London Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs)
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Learning the lessons from the London Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs)

19 March @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Tomlinson Centre, 214 Queensbridge Rd, London E8 3ND, London, E8 3ND
Free

This session will be delivered by Dr Adi Cooper OBE, Care & Health Improvement Advisor, Local Government Association. Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) are case reviews undertaken by Safeguarding Adults Boards. These are usually completed when someone dies as a result of suspected or actual abuse or neglect, multi-agency working could be improved and there are lessons to be learnt that could benefit practice and prevent similar situations happening again. An analysis of SARs, undertaken in London since the Care Act…

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Self-neglect and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
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Self-neglect and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

28 March @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Burroughs, London, England NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

This session will be delivered by Dawn Revell, Edge Training and Consultancy Ltd - www.edgetraining.org.uk Aims This course aims to enable delegates to consider the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to cases of self-neglect through Safeguarding Adults procedures. Learning outcomes   By the end of the course participants will: Have improved knowledge and application of robust assessments of capacity in relation to self-neglect safeguarding adults cases Understand the role of the local authority within the Care…

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