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Reading group – Barnet
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Reading group – Barnet

20 March 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
1255 High Road, London, N20 0EJ

Fancy joining your social work colleagues over a cup of tea to socialise and catch up on the latest social work research, policy and news?

If you do, then join the Teaching Partnership social work reading group!

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Reading group – Enfield
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Reading group – Enfield

21 March 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA

Fancy joining your social work colleagues over a cup of tea to socialise and catch up on the latest social work research, policy and news?

If you do, then join the Teaching Partnership social work reading group!

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Reading group – Haringey (Children)

21 March 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
225 High Road, London, N22 8HQ

Fancy joining your social work colleagues over a cup of tea to socialise and catch up on the latest social work research, policy and news? If you do, then join the Teaching Partnership social work reading group! This is how it works: a journal article or reading will be sent out three weeks before the meeting date. You read it, but don’t worry, it won’t be too long. We know how busy you all are! Then you will have an…

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Supporting and assessing newly qualified social workers
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Supporting and assessing newly qualified social workers

22 March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Queensbridge Road, London, E8 3ND
Free

Skills development workshop for ASYE assessors The North London Social Work Teaching Partnership has organised a one day skills development workshop for social workers undertaking the role of an Assessor for a Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) doing the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme. If you are a social worker and/or manager from either Children’s or Adults Services and are working with a NQSW, or may be taking on the Assessor role in the near future, this…

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Reading group – Hackney (Adults)
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Reading group – Hackney (Adults)

29 March 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1 Hillman St, London, E8 1DY United Kingdom

Fancy joining your social work colleagues over a cup of tea to socialise and catch up on the latest social work research, policy and news?

If you do, then join the Teaching Partnership social work reading group!

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Learning symposium: Adult safeguarding and mental capacity
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Learning symposium: Adult safeguarding and mental capacity

9 April 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

This session will be facilitated by Chris Atherton, Head of Reviews and Principal Social Worker at Haringey Adult Services. The recent report for the London Safeguarding Boards, "Learning from Safeguarding Adults Reviews", highlighted the most common learning theme coming from SARs was that mental capacity assessments were missing or poorly performed. This fundamental element within the process, if not done correctly, can place service users and organisations at significant risk. However, many practitioners can find the assessment of capacity a complex…

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Learning symposium: Understanding the Court of Protection
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Learning symposium: Understanding the Court of Protection

23 April 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This one day course is designed to enable participants to feel equipped to attend the Court of Protection and to ensure they know what to expect; the best way to give evidence; the key court of protection roles; courtroom etiquette and terminology. The course will help delegates prepare to give evidence and deal with challenging questioning. A barrister in the field will give them tips on staying calm and composed under pressure and ensuring the evidence they give is fair,…

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Learning symposium: Robots in social care
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Learning symposium: Robots in social care

26 April 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Research Centre for Transcultural Studies in Health headed by Professor Rena Papadopoulos, Middlesex University, will be delivering an interactive learning symposium on the role of robots in social care and sharing exciting news on the CARESSES research project on the development of assistive humanoids. The aim of this session is to raise awareness of the future role of humanoid assistive robots in social care.The learning outcomes for this half-day session are to: — Explore the current debates about humanoid assistive…

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Service User & Carer Conference 2018
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Service User & Carer Conference 2018

21 May 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Burroughs, London, England NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

involve@mdx, the social work service user representation group at Middlesex University, supported by the North London Social Work Teaching Partnership, is hosting its first Service User & Carer Conference on Monday 21 May. The conference is dedicated to the importance of service user and carer involvement in social work education, practice and research, and will highlight the achievements of service user and carer groups. Please note places are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. Attendance and details will be…

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Employability Day
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Employability Day

22 May 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Burroughs, London, England NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

In collaboration with the Social Work team at Middlesex University, the North London Social Work Teaching Partnership is providing an employability day for final year BA and MA social work students on Tuesday 22 May 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet with local employers and find out what they are looking for when recruiting newly qualified social workers and what it is like to work within local authorities and voluntary sector organisations. In the morning, our…

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Teaching & learning in higher education
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Teaching & learning in higher education

19 July 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Burroughs, London, England NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

Thinking about teaching in higher education? The North London Social Work Teaching Partnership has organised a workshop tailored specifically to social workers who wish to teach in higher education. Whether you are about to deliver some teaching or hope to do so in the future, this half-day workshop is just for you! Delivered by expert academics and practitioners, this workshop will provide delegates with a comprehensive and important grounding in the principles of teaching and learning, as well as the…

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Working with people with dementia and their carers
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Working with people with dementia and their carers

25 September 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Tomlinson Centre, 214 Queensbridge Rd, London E8 3ND, London, E8 3ND
Free

This session is presented by Mohammad Saib, Programme Leader for Dementia Care and Practice, Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine at Middlesex University. The Alzheimer Society (2014) estimates that there are 850,000 people diagnosed with dementia in the UK. By 2025, the numbers are expected to rise to over one million and by 2051, this population is projected to reach two million. Around one-third of people diagnosed with dementia live in a care home (Knapp et al.,…

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Session to support continuing professional development audit for social workers’ HCPC re-registration
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Session to support continuing professional development audit for social workers’ HCPC re-registration

16 October 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Burroughs, London NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

This session will be delivered by Sally Nieman, Professional Social Work Educator (Adults) in London Borough of Camden and HCPC CPD assessor. The re-registration period for social workers in England begins on 01 September 2018 and ends on 30 November 2018. Maintaining continuing professional development (CPD) is a requirement of re-registration; the HCPC select 2.5% of registered social workers to provide evidence of how they have met the HCPC’s CPD standards over the last two years. They must submit a…

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Read & Reflect Hour – Enfield Childrens
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Read & Reflect Hour – Enfield Childrens

22 October 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
31 Cheviots Close, Enfield, Middlesex EN1 3UZ

Join our Read&ReflectHour in Enfield 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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Social Media, Music and Violence
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Social Media, Music and Violence

25 October 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Burroughs, London NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

This session will be delivered by Craig Pinkney, Criminologist and Urban Youth Specialist, Birmingham, UK. Following the high level of fatalities in some the major cities across the country, there is an emerging discussion amongst policy makers, law enforcement and practitioners asking to what extent does social media and music have with young people and violence? The session aims to: Explore the impact of social media and music in relation to youth violence, specifically gun and knife crime. Look at…

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‘Crackhouses’, Exploitation and Countylines
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‘Crackhouses’, Exploitation and Countylines

25 October 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Burroughs, London NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

This session will be delivered by Craig Pinkney, Criminologist and Urban Youth Specialist, Birmingham, UK. The session aims to: Explore this phenomena, surrounding the rise of young people across the United Kingdom going missing and engaging in the selling of drugs for criminal organisations outside of their region. Highlight the dangers associated with young people being involved in such activities and the implications this may have on policy and challenges to professional practice. *This event is only open to social…

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Read & Reflect Hour – Enfield Adults
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Read & Reflect Hour – Enfield Adults

6 November 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA

LEARNING LOUNGE - 2ND FLOOR Join our Read&ReflectHour in Enfield 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…

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Court of Protection report writing skills
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Court of Protection report writing skills

12 November 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Tomlinson Centre, 214 Queensbridge Rd, London E8 3ND, London, E8 3ND
Free

THIS SESSION IS FULLY BOOKED This session will be delivered by Barrister Ian Brownhill, Edge Training and Consultancy Ltd - www.edgetraining.org.uk Aims This course aims to identify key aspects of mental capacity law with reference to statute and the Code and to establish frameworks for the accurate recording of essential evidence. It will ensure staff are clear on good and bad recording techniques and will identify the key law to guide completion of the COP forms. Please note: For this…

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Read & Reflect Hour – Hackney Children
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Read & Reflect Hour – Hackney Children

21 November 2018 @ 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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Assessing neglect and emotional abuse in children’s services
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Assessing neglect and emotional abuse in children’s services

22 November 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Burroughs, London, England NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

SYMPOSIUM FULLY BOOKED This session is presented by Antonia Bifulco, Professor of Lifespan Psychology, Director of Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies (CATS) at Middlesex University. https://www.mdx.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-directory/profile/bifulco-antonia There is an increasing focus on neglect and emotional abuse in children’s services. This is because rates are rising and often practitioners have difficulty identifying the severity of such maltreatment for optimum child safeguarding. Research (www.catsresearch.org.uk) shows that neglect has long-term effects on psychological disorder and on attachment issues. Operational definitions of neglect…

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Leadership versus management: an introduction to leadership styles and understanding yourself as a leader
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Leadership versus management: an introduction to leadership styles and understanding yourself as a leader

26 November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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 MasterClass programme which aims to strengthen the skills of current and future leaders within our Partner organisations. In collaboration with Middlesex University’s Business School, voted top five in London by students, the MasterClass programme is specifically tailored to social workers and will be delivered by internationally…

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Achieving a balance: managing risks with staff in children and families services
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Achieving a balance: managing risks with staff in children and families services

26 November 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

SESSION ONE Achieving a balance: managing risks with staff in children and families services 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 bestpractice…

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Achieving a balance: managing risks with staff in adult services
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Achieving a balance: managing risks with staff in adult services

26 November 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

SESSION TWO Achieving a balance: managing risks with staff in adult services 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…

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Making Safeguarding Personal
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Making Safeguarding Personal

27 November 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Tomlinson Centre, 214 Queensbridge Rd, London E8 3ND, London, E8 3ND
Free

SYMPOSIUM FULLY BOOKED This session will be delivered by Dr Adi Cooper OBE, Care & Health Improvement Advisor, Local Government Association. Safeguarding adults became statutory with the Care Act 2014 and Making Safeguarding Personal was incorporated into the statutory guidance. This approach to safeguarding adults has been promoted as good personalised, outcome-focused practice by the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services. This session will consider how the Making Safeguarding Personal approach is integral to…

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SKEF – Signs of Safety: A comparative critique across two London Boroughs

27 November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Tomlinson Centre, 214 Queensbridge Rd, London E8 3ND, London, E8 3ND
Free

The North London Social Work Teaching Partnership is dedicated to sharing best practice and knowledge about innovations and improvement programmes across partner organisations. The SKEFs provide a unique opportunity to share practice experience and specialist skills, network and enhance collaborative dialogue between managers and practitioners that will inform practise and service development. These sessions are suitable for social workers, managers and anyone involved in supporting the learning of others, practice or service development. Facilitated by Sarah Lewis-Brooke BA Programme Leader…

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Read & Reflect Hour – Enfield Childrens
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Read & Reflect Hour – Enfield Childrens

3 December 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
305-315 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, N13 4YB

Join our Read&ReflectHour in Enfield 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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Working  with challenging behaviours using the principles of motivational interviewing
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Working with challenging behaviours using the principles of motivational interviewing

3 December 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Burroughs, London NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

SESSION FULLY BOOKED This session will be delivered by Dr Carmel Clancy, Professor of Mental Health & Addictions and Head of Department for Mental Health & Social Work, School of Health & Education, Middlesex University. This symposium seeks to introduce and explore techniques and approaches, underpinned by motivational interviewing principles, on how challenging behaviours might be addressed and resolution supported.  We will be covering learning from participants direct experiences of what has worked, not worked, and perhaps exacerbated situations. There…

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Tackling modern slavery and human trafficking
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Tackling modern slavery and human trafficking

10 December 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Burroughs, London NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

THIS SESSION IS FULLY BOOKED This session will be delivered by Dr Brad K. Blitz, Director, British Academy Programme, Tackling Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour in Modern Business, Professor of International Politics, Middlesex University, Visiting Professor, Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics. This event seeks to introduce participants to the challenges of responding to modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK. This session will explore the policy context which gave rise to the 2015 Modern Slavery…

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Practice Education Refresher
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Practice Education Refresher

10 December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Burroughs, London, England NW44BT United Kingdom
Free

Do you want to be part of developing the next generation of social workers? If you have previously completed Practice Educator training and are thinking about offering a student placement again, this day is for you. Delivered by Middlesex University’s Social Work department, this interactive workshop will provide up-to-date information to help you plan and manage a placement, provide reflective supervision and assessment. By the end of the session your knowledge and skills will be refreshed so that you feel…

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Leadership in social work: benefits of creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture
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Leadership in social work: benefits of creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture

15 January 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

This session aims to offer an insight into the management and leadership of a diverse team from a social work, health and human services perspective. It will also cover the benefits of having a diverse workforce and what actions are needed to create an inclusive culture. There will be a particular emphasis on the impact of recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce. Facilitators: Danny Kalman FCIPD   Facilitator profiles Danny Kalman FCIPD Talent Management Professional, Senior Lecturer in Human…

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Systemic Practice
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Systemic Practice

15 January 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Tomlinson Centre, 214 Queensbridge Rd, London E8 3ND, London, E8 3ND
Free

This session will be facilitated by Robert Koglek, Head of Service, Corporate Parenting, London Borough of Hackney. Details of title and overview of session to be advertised soon. *This event is only open to social workers and practitioners working in social care within our Partner organisations, comprising of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington councils, the charity Norwood and Middlesex University. **Due to the limited spaces available, if this event is oversubscribed, registration will close seven days ahead of…

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Situational leadership and the development and retention of talented employees
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Situational leadership and the development and retention of talented employees

15 January 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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 forums 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 also give participants an…

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

16 January 2019 @ 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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Leading and developing others: fostering a culture of learning
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Leading and developing others: fostering a culture of learning

28 January 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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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Read & Reflect Hour – Camden Adults
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Read & Reflect Hour – Camden Adults

29 January 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eighth Floor - 8.1 Waterlow, 5 Pancras SquareMeeting Room s, Kings Cross, N1C 4AG

Join our Read&ReflectHour in Camden (Adults) and meet with colleagues to catch up on the latest social work research. 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. This is…

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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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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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Systemic leadership
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Systemic leadership

26 February 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Tomlinson Centre, 214 Queensbridge Rd, London E8 3ND, London, E8 3ND
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: Dr Mary Hartog and Dr Helen Hingley-Jones   Facilitator profiles Dr Mary Hartog Organisation and Leadership Practice Director, Business School, Middlesex University Dr Mary Hartog joined Middlesex University Business School in 1990. She is the Director of Organisation and Leadership Practice for the Business School, managing external programmes, working…

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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 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Tomlinson Centre, 214 Queensbridge Rd, London E8 3ND, London, E8 3ND
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 2019 @ 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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Read & Reflect Hour – Camden Adults
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Read & Reflect Hour – Camden Adults

27 February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Eighth Floor - 8.1 Waterlow, 5 Pancras SquareMeeting Room s, Kings Cross, N1C 4AG

Join our Read&ReflectHour in Camden (Adults) and meet with colleagues to catch up on the latest social work research. 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. This is…

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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 2019 @ 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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SKEF – Contemporary and innovative practice models in adult social care
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SKEF – Contemporary and innovative practice models in adult social care

13 March 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Tomlinson Centre, 214 Queensbridge Rd, London E8 3ND, London, E8 3ND
Free

The North London Social Work Teaching Partnership is dedicated to sharing best practice and knowledge about innovations and improvement programmes across Partner organisations. The SKEFs provide a unique opportunity to share practice experience and specialist skills, network and enhance collaborative dialogue between managers and practitioners that will inform practise and service development. These sessions are suitable for social workers, managers and anyone involved in supporting the learning of others, practice or service development. Venue Tomlinson Centre, Queensbridge Rd., London E8…

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

13 March 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Burroughs, London, England NW44BT United Kingdom

THIS SESSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED This session will be delivered byDawn 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…

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SKEF – Approaches to Family Intervention
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SKEF – Approaches to Family Intervention

2 April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Approaches to Family Intervention: Motivational Social Work and Social Pedagogy in Action (Family Learning Intervention Programme - FLIP) - a comparative critique of two practice models   The North London Social Work Teaching Partnership is dedicated to sharing best practice and knowledge about innovations and improvement programmes across Partner organisations. The SKEFs provide a unique opportunity to share practice experience and specialist skills, network and enhance collaborative dialogue between managers and practitioners that will inform practice and service development. These…

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Online learning: Systemic leadership
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Online learning: Systemic leadership

21 May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

This webinar aims to provide you with an overview of systemic leadership in order to get you to start thinking like a systemic leader. A systemic leader does not focus on the superficial symptoms of the system, but rather looks at what is happening beneath the surface.  Aimed at professionals who aspire to improve their practice, create opportunities for self and others, and facilitate wisdom and development in their organisations. Speaker bio Robert Koglek Head of Corporate Parenting, London Borough…

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Online learning: Working with complexity: Managing challenging conversations in practice
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Online learning: Working with complexity: Managing challenging conversations in practice

30 May 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Professional communication is rarely straightforward, but some issues – such as breaking bad news and setting boundaries or supporting people in states of emotionally charged states like grief, fear, anger and pain can cause additional concern. This session addresses ways in which we can communicate with clarity and compassion and offers strategies when communicating with others in situations of complexity. Speaker bio Nicky Lambert Associate Professor & Director of Teaching and Learning, Middlesex University Nicky Lambert is an Associate Prof…

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Online learning: Women, girls and gangs – Risks and challenges in a new landscape
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Online learning: Women, girls and gangs – Risks and challenges in a new landscape

13 June 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

There is increasing awareness of new risks to girls and young women posed by changes in gang activity. As gangs move away from postcode rivalries and become more focused upon developing drugs markets outside of London, they have an increasing need to recruit girls to support these activities. Girls and young women in public care are particularly vulnerable to recruitment and can become trapped in debt bondage or other forms of coercion. Increased awareness amongst practitioners is necessary to understand…

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Online learning: Scents of self-neglect and hoarding
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Online learning: Scents of self-neglect and hoarding

16 July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

This session will be presented by Shabnam Ahmed, Team Manager, and Martin Hampton, Social Worker, Adult Social Care, London Borough of Camden.   The session aims: To increase understanding of self-neglect and hoarding To encourage imagination and continued curiosity on the topic of self-neglect and hoarding; and To take away one new thought or idea around how to work alongside people who are self-neglecting or hoarding.   About the presenters Shabnam Ahmed is an experienced Social Worker, Practice Educator and…

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Effective Interpersonal Communication:  Communicate with confidence, sensitivity and authenticity, building stronger professional relationships
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Effective Interpersonal Communication: Communicate with confidence, sensitivity and authenticity, building stronger professional relationships

12 September 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Do you find it difficult to articulate your real thoughts sometimes, share how you really feel or make yourself heard in discussions? To be successful, you need to have excellent communication skills, the ability to listen and then get your point across in the right way. Individual and team success depends on effective communication.  Whether face-to-face or virtual, every interaction with others influences how you are perceived and provides an opportunity to develop trust and build positive relationships.  This session…

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Writing Strength Based Assessment & Person Centered Support Plans
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Writing Strength Based Assessment & Person Centered Support Plans

14 October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This session will be delivered by Alice Carmichael and Aleister Griffin, Adults Social Care, London Borough of Hackney.   Speaker Bio Aleister Griffin has been a qualified social worker since 2013 when he completed his MSc in Social Work at Royal Holloway, University of London. Since then, Aleister has worked at Hackney Council within various areas of adult social care. Aleister has worked within the Adult Safeguarding Team, Older People and Physical Disabilities, Intermediate Care and Rapid Response, Hospital Social…

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Addiction and personality disorder
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Addiction and personality disorder

22 October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

This webinar will be presented by Cherie Carlton, Lecturer (Practice) in Social Work, Mental Health Social Work & Interprofessional Learning, Middlesex University. Cherie’s main teaching interests include mental health and addictions, trauma-informed practices, child and family social work, social work theory, skills and readiness for practice and research methods. Her practice background is in adult mental health, addictions and child and family social work. She is a member of an independent fostering panel and continues to undertake independent social work…

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Mobile phones and domestic abuse: how mobile phones assist perpetrators in maintaining power and coercive control over current and former partners
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Mobile phones and domestic abuse: how mobile phones assist perpetrators in maintaining power and coercive control over current and former partners

20 November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The World Health Organisation estimates that, globally, almost one-third of women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical or sexual violence from a romantic or sexual partner. Simultaneously  worldwide, mobile phone ownership is expected to pass the five billion mark in 2019. Apps are being built or optimised making it harder to live without one and the next generation of mobile internet connectivity (5G) means that far more devices can access the internet at any one time. Yet…

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Making Safeguarding Personal
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Making Safeguarding Personal

5 December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

This session will be delivered by Dr Adi Cooper OBE, Care & Health Improvement Advisor, Local Government Association. Safeguarding adults became statutory with the Care Act 2014 and Making Safeguarding Personal was incorporated into the statutory guidance. This approach to safeguarding adults has been promoted as good personalised, outcome-focused practice by the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.  This session will consider how the Making Safeguarding Personal approach is integral to safeguarding adults’ practice…

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Team Dynamics
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Team Dynamics

9 January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION Establishing well-functioning, effective teams continues to be an important goal for many managers and leaders. This session will take you on a journey that begins with ideas about team dynamics and how to manage them, through to strategies for developing or enhancing team performance.  SPEAKER BIO Ngozi Anuforo Director of NOA Consultancy Services Ngozi Anuforo has worked in senior management and leadership roles in the public and community sector for over 20 years and has extensive experience of developing,…

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Dementia and the social work role
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Dementia and the social work role

16 January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION The purpose of the session is to consider dementia in the context of the social work role. It will introduce the most common forms of the diagnosis as well as delve further into how it can affect the individual.  Dementia is understood from different perspectives and discussion around how it manifests in the lives of individuals will take place. Moreover, there will be analysis from a practical and theoretical stance around how to effectively engage with people living with…

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Homelessness (Part 1)
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Homelessness (Part 1)

20 January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION   In the last year alone street homelessness has increased by 20% and there are now around 1283 people sleeping rough in London every night. Although street homelessness only represents around 5% of the total homeless population in the UK, with most living in temporary accommodation, hostels and sofa-surfing, it is undoubtedly the most visible, shocking and harmful.  An Office for National Statistics data release last month showed that 722 homeless people died in 2018, a 22% rise on…

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Homelessness (Part 2)
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Homelessness (Part 2)

28 January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION   In the last year alone street homelessness has increased by 20% and there are now around 1283 people sleeping rough in London every night. Although street homelessness only represents around 5% of the total homeless population in the UK, with most living in temporary accommodation, hostels and sofa-surfing, it is undoubtedly the most visible, shocking and harmful. An Office for National Statistics data release last month showed that 722 homeless people died in 2018, a 22% rise on…

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Self-Leadership
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Self-Leadership

20 February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION: Self-leadership is an important topic in today´s complex and dynamic work environment. The aim of the webinar is to enable practitioners to gain an awareness of self-leadership and how to cultivate self-leadership skills aligned to their own values and the values of the social work profession. We will consider why self-leadership is important in your personal and professional development as a social worker and what helps to shape your leadership style. Self-leadership has been shown to result in greater…

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Reflective Leadership Practice
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Reflective Leadership Practice

27 February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION What does it mean to lead others during complex and challenging times? The stresses and strains that come with managing the day to day pressure of delivering better outcomes can often lead us to question our own ability to lead others effectively. This session explores the concept of reflective leadership practice and introduces ideas and strategies for enhancing self-reflexivity, leadership and personal effectiveness.  SPEAKER BIO Ngozi Anuforo Trainer and Leadership Coach, NOA Consultancy Services Ltd Ngozi Anuforo has worked…

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Working with Substance Misuse
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Working with Substance Misuse

12 March 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

SPEAKERS BIO Naznin Ali - Systemic Family Practitioner and Family Learning Intervention Programme (FLIP) House Manager, London Borough of Hackney Naznin Ali is the Family Learning Intervention Programme (FLIP) House Manager in Oxfordshire, working with families with children at risk of becoming on the edge of care; to strengthen family relationships at risk of breaking down as well as supporting children in residential care back to a family environment. Naznin is a qualified Systemic Practitioner with over 13 years experience…

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NLSWTP Webinar: Safety planning
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NLSWTP Webinar: Safety planning

26 May 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

ABOUT THE SPEAKER This webinar will be presented by Rasha Hamid, Safe & Together Implementation Lead at Respect. Rasha’s role spans across Hackney and Waltham Forest Children’s Social Care and focuses on implementing the Safe & Together model; a domestic abuse practice model for child and family practitioners developed in the US. Rasha is a Qualified Social Worker and has worked in the field of domestic abuse since 2012. She started as a frontline advocate for survivors of domestic abuse…

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NLSWTP Webinar: Motivational interviewing
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NLSWTP Webinar: Motivational interviewing

8 June 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

ABOUT THE SPEAKER This webinar will be presented by Stephen Rice, Principal Child and Family Social Worker, Islington Council. Stephen has over 15 years experience  in child protection social work including oversight of the Motivational Practice model at Islington Council, which is built on using Motivational Interviewing in a child protection context.   Stephen  is passionate in 'helping relationships' and the skills and behaviours that make a key difference in supporting  people to improve their outcomes. He is highly experienced in…

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NLSWTP Webinar: Safeguarding Children and Young People Online
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NLSWTP Webinar: Safeguarding Children and Young People Online

25 June 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This session will be presented by Claudia Megele, National Chair of the Principal Children and Families Social Worker Network, and Dr Peter Buzzi, Director of Research and Management Consultancy Centre and the Safeguarding Research Centre. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Claudia Megele is the National Chair of the Principal Children and Families Social Worker Network. She is also a Fellow of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the author of “Safeguarding Children and Young People Online”, “Social Media and Social Work:…

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NLSWTP Webinar: Direct Work with Children and Young People Online
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NLSWTP Webinar: Direct Work with Children and Young People Online

30 June 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This session will be presented by Claudia Megele, National Chair of the Principal Children and Families Social Worker Network, and Dr Peter Buzzi, Director of Research and Management Consultancy Centre and the Safeguarding Research Centre. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Claudia Megele is the National Chair of the Principal Children and Families Social Worker Network. She is also a Fellow of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the author of “Safeguarding Children and Young People Online”, “Social Media and Social Work:…

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NLSWTP Webinar: Mindfulness
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NLSWTP Webinar: Mindfulness

6 July 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

ABOUT THE SPEAKER This half-day online training session will be presented by Sean Liddell, International Motivational Speaker and Training Consultant at Talking Life Ltd. Sean is an engaging and motivational consultant very experienced in Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence and Coaching, delivering innovative management training courses to provide sustained personal growth.  Sean has a wealth of Private and Public sector Mindfulness experience working nationally with bodies such as GP surgeries and hospitals within the NHS and councils nationwide including London North West…

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NLSWTP Webinar: Supporting adults with learning disabilities – the importance of Quality of Life
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NLSWTP Webinar: Supporting adults with learning disabilities – the importance of Quality of Life

9 July 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION This training will prepare you to engage with people with learning disabilities and identify when difficult situations are a result of poor quality of life. Adults with learning disabilities are a vulnerable population. They are often exposed to abuse, discrimination and mistreatment. This training session will explore what a learning disability is and what are the risk factors for this group. The concept of “Quality of Life” will provide a framework for supporting people with learning disabilities. Examples of…

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NLSWTP Webinar: Meet Social Work England
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NLSWTP Webinar: Meet Social Work England

3 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

INTRODUCTION This session will be presented by Julie Campbell, Social Work England Regional Engagement Lead, London. Regional engagement leads are registered social workers working in localities with social workers, people with lived experience of social work, employers, and education and training providers. LEARNING OUTCOMES Participants in this session will be able to: Learn more about Social Work England Look to the future by considering how Social Work England collaborate with practitioners and how you can be a part of this. Find out how…

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Looking at Leadership through a Systemic Lens
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Looking at Leadership through a Systemic Lens

19 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

INTRODUCTION This short session is a fast-paced journey through systemic ideas about leadership. In this hour, participants are offered the opportunity to deconstruct leadership and explore how systemic thinking can help us to make sense of the cultural, social and political contexts that influence our ability to ‘act’ into leadership roles. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Participants in this session will be able to:  Learn about key ideas from systemic thinking and their helpfulness to making sense of leadership  Understand some useful systemic…

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Stepping into Management: Developing Personal Impact
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Stepping into Management: Developing Personal Impact

20 January 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

INTRODUCTION The transition into a new management or leadership role can be an exciting and challenging step in our professional journey. For many of us it calls for the development of increased self-confidence and focus, as well as establishing a new sense of professional identity and leadership style. Navigating this change in persona is the focus of this session. LEARNING OUTCOMES In this session, participants can:  Explore the personal dynamics of stepping into a new management or leadership role and…

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NLSWTP Online Forum: Current Challenges In Social Work Practice
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NLSWTP Online Forum: Current Challenges In Social Work Practice

8 February 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Introduction This interactive session will be hosted by Dr. Lucille Allian, Director of Social Work Programme, Middlesex University and Dr. Helen Hingley-Jones, Director of Programmes for MA/PGDip and BA Social Work programmes.   ABOUT THE SPEAKERs Dr. Lucille Allain has much experience in local authority social work as a senior manager and social worker in child and family social work and continues to stay in touch with practice as a Fostering and Permanency Panel Vice Chair in the tri-borough. Dr.…

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Thinking Diversity and Inclusive Practice in Leadership
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Thinking Diversity and Inclusive Practice in Leadership

23 February 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

INTRODUCTION This bitesize session will explore the role of leaders in tackling inequality and driving inclusive practice. Participants will learn more about how to create a work environment and culture that values difference and diversity, thinking about leadership practice and understanding of self. LEARNING OUTCOMES Participants will have the opportunity to: Consider anti-discriminatory leadership practice Think systemically about working with difference and diversity   ABOUT THE SPEAKER Ngozi Anuforo has worked in senior management and leadership roles in the public…

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Thinking Diversity and Inclusive Practice in Leadership
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Thinking Diversity and Inclusive Practice in Leadership

25 March 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

INTRODUCTION This bitesize session will explore the role of leaders in tackling inequality and driving inclusive practice. Participants will learn more about how to create a work environment and culture that values difference and diversity, thinking about leadership practice and understanding of self. LEARNING OUTCOMES Participants will have the opportunity to: Consider anti-discriminatory leadership practice Think systemically about working with difference and diversity   ABOUT THE SPEAKER Ngozi Anuforo has worked in senior management and leadership roles in the public…

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NLSWTP Online Forum: Current Challenges In Social Work Practice
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NLSWTP Online Forum: Current Challenges In Social Work Practice

20 April 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Introduction This interactive session will be hosted by Dr. Lucille Allian, Director of Social Work Programme, Middlesex University and Naomi Soetendorp, FHEA , Practice Education Manager, London Borough of Islington.   ABOUT THE SPEAKERs Dr. Lucille Allain has much experience in local authority social work as a senior manager and social worker in child and family social work and continues to stay in touch with practice as a Fostering and Permanency Panel Vice Chair in the tri-borough. Dr. Allain developed…

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Practice Stories: Signs of Safety, Covid 19 and Me
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Practice Stories: Signs of Safety, Covid 19 and Me

22 April 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION This webinar will be hosted by Liz Shaw, Practice and Learning Manager, Barnet Council.   This session explores the experience of using Signs of Safety in the context of the pandemic. It will consider both the experiences of practitioners in using the model and Liz’s role as a social work educator supporting practitioners. This session will use case examples to illustrate some of the challenges and benefits of using Signs of Safety in a setting where it is not the…

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Principles and Skills in Holding Difficult Conversations
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Principles and Skills in Holding Difficult Conversations

4 May 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION This webinar will be hosted by Robyn Kemp, Children’s Social Care Consultant and Trainer.   The relationship between social care practitioners and service users is complex and so the potential for difficulties is high. In this session we will examine and explore core principles alongside some of the theories and skills that can help us raise and address difficult topics in conversation, so that we can create and maintain the best conditions for connection and change. We will also explore…

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International Refugee Week Webinar Panel Discussion (Hosted by Middlesex University)
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International Refugee Week Webinar Panel Discussion (Hosted by Middlesex University)

14 June 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

About this event The Research Centre for Transcultural Studies in Health, Middlesex University London, is pleased to announce the provision of a webinar panel discussion, to celebrate International Refugee Week. This free event is open to everyone and is scheduled for the 15th June at 3-4pm (UK time). It will be hosted by Professor Irena Papadopoulos. The event will focus on psychological support provided to refugees at different stages of their refugee journey. Panellists will speak briefly about their own…

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International Kinship Care
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International Kinship Care

7 September 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION In an increasingly globalised world, children in need of protection, often have important connections overseas. However, planning for a child to live with a kinship carer overseas can represent legal and practical challenges. This webinar will draw on Children and Families Across Borders' (CFAB) expertise in the field of cross-border, child protection, to identify and explain the key considerations for social workers working with a child with international connections. LEARNING OUTCOMES At the end of the session, participants will…

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The Implementation of Liberty Protection Safeguards
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The Implementation of Liberty Protection Safeguards

17 November 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) will be implemented soon with an anticipated start date being April 2022. It can literally apply anywhere unlike currently under Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) only in care homes and hospitals.    LPS will usher in changes to the way Deprivation of Liberty is authorised in contrast to the DoLS. It will result in additional demands upon the existing Local Authorities and NHS workforce. However, it brings also career developmental opportunities for staff in the…

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Assertiveness
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Assertiveness

7 February @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

INTRODUCTION: Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. It is a skill that can be learned and a mode of communication.  This webinar will provide you with a range of tools and techniques to improve your skills in being an assertive professional. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Understand what is considered to be assertive behaviour; Have learned about a number of tools including the 3 C’s of assertiveness; Be able to reflect on their own level of assertiveness…

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SKEF: Exploring Gang Culture, Criminal Exploitation, Vulnerability and Violence
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SKEF: Exploring Gang Culture, Criminal Exploitation, Vulnerability and Violence

8 February @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

The Specialist Knowledge and Exchange Forums provide a unique opportunity to share practice experience and specialist skills, that will inform practice and service development. These sessions are suitable for social work practitioners, managers and anyone involved in supporting social work practice. Session summary This session will be presented by David Finnegan, London Metropolitan Police and Simone Nyarko & Kayleigh Broughton, Consultant Social Workers, London Borough of Hackney. Participants will learn about the experiences of two agencies in supporting victims that…

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Ethical Use of Power and Authority in Social Work
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Ethical Use of Power and Authority in Social Work

28 February @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION: Social workers should use the authority of their role in a responsible, accountable and respectful manner. They should exercise authority appropriately to safeguard people with whom they work and to ensure people have as much control over their lives as is consistent with the rights of others. This webinar will encourage delegates to consider the ways in which their professional and personal power needs to be balanced and used carefully to proactively support people to achieve their outcomes whilst maintaining…

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NLSWTP Online Forum: Current Challenges In Social Work Practice
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NLSWTP Online Forum: Current Challenges In Social Work Practice

1 March @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Session summary This interactive session will be hosted by Dr. Lucille Allian, Director of Social Work Programme, Middlesex University and Sally Nieman, Professional Social Work Educator, Adults Social Care, London borough of Camden. AIMS OF THE SESSION: To give attendees the opportunity to express their thoughts  in a safe space. Increase practitioners’ awareness and understanding on current issues. Attendees will have an opportunity to network and have thought provoking conversations with colleagues across the Partnership. Presenters Dr Lucille Allain Luclle…

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Unconscious Bias
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Unconscious Bias

26 April @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION: Many find it difficult to talk about biases, identity and culture, especially in the context of their work with children and young people; but problems that cannot be named and discussed, cannot be solved.   Many do not realise the impact their biases have on their decision-making, practice and interactions; at best, biases inhibit decisions that will enable high-quality practice for all children and families, at worst they result in unfairness and uphold structural inequalities within social care and beyond.  …

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Coaching Programme for NQSWs: Home visits
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Coaching Programme for NQSWs: Home visits

5 May @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

INTRODUCTION: This session is primarily for Newly Qualified Social Workers, as an opportunity to support their confidence to practice post-qualifying. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from practice examples and experiences of an expert Practitioner on how to prepare for a home visit, how to engage with children and their families and how to reflect on what was observed during the visit.   LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of the course, delegates will learn how to: Discuss how best…

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Adultification
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Adultification

9 May @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION: This workshop explores the concept of ‘adultification’ from both a research and practice perspective. This session uses case studies, pre-recorded group discussions and serious case review findings to explore how adultification manifests in practice.  Participants are introduced to Listen Up’s Professional Inter-Adultification Model which provides a framework for individuals and teams to reflect on practice and guard against the adultification of children and young people.   LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of the course, delegates will: Explore notions of…

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Prison Advice and Care Trust: Together, a chance
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Prison Advice and Care Trust: Together, a chance

16 May @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION: An interactive session with Social Workers from the Prison Advice and Care Trust which aims to explore the barriers to engagement between social work practitioners and parents in prison. Participants will gain an understanding of the challenges involved, explore solutions, best practice and effective strategies for involvement, working to bridge the gap between incarcerated parents and social work practitioners, to achieve the best outcomes for children and families.   LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of the course, delegates will:…

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Child Sexual Exploitation
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Child Sexual Exploitation

24 May @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION: This webinar will help raise the awareness of different types of Child Exploitation and explore the signs and indicators to look out for in children vulnerable to exploitation. Participants will hear how Child Exploitation is linked to the Modern Slavery Act and raise awareness of roles and responsibilities under the Child Exploitation Pan London Protocol (published March 2021).   LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of the course, delegates will:   -Be better placed to identify victims of child exploitation,…

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Coaching Programme for NQSWs: Report Writing & Analytical Recording
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Coaching Programme for NQSWs: Report Writing & Analytical Recording

8 June @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

INTRODUCTION: This session is primarily for Newly Qualified Social Workers who are working with children and families, as an opportunity to support their confidence to practice post-qualifying.  Participants will explore how written work can use 'Language that Cares' whilst also ensuring that it is analytical and child-focused.   LEARNING OUTCOMES: Be familiar with 'Language that Cares', and feel confident in writing in a similar style and tone;   Know how the child's voice can be emphasised in report writing and…

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Current Challenges in Social Work Practice: Work Life Balance and Wellbeing
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Current Challenges in Social Work Practice: Work Life Balance and Wellbeing

14 June @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

SESSION SUMMARY: In this current climate, one of the real challenges in social work practice is meeting the needs of those we work with, dependents we care for at home and our own wellbeing. Research shows that social worker burnout is a real problem that not only affects practitioners, but also the quality of work that social work staff is able to offer.  The last few years have perhaps amplified how important wellbeing is to everyone in society, not only…

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Coaching Programme for NQSWs: Multi-Disciplinary Meetings
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Coaching Programme for NQSWs: Multi-Disciplinary Meetings

22 June @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

INTRODUCTION: This session is primarily for Newly Qualified Social Workers who are working with children and families, as an opportunity to support their confidence to practice post-qualifying.  Participants will explore the role of Social Worker when chairing or participating in statutory meetings (including when parents are present) concerning the welfare of a child. Participants will also consider some of the underlying dynamics that may be present during these meetings and the legal duties of those who attend, as well as…

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Modern Slavery
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Modern Slavery

5 July @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION: This webinar will help raise awareness of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and how to identity those at risk of being vulnerable to exploitation. This whistlestop tour will help participants understand the different types of exploitation that exist (including services you may use yourself) and explore the signs and indicators to look out for in those vulnerable to exploitation. There will also be the opportunity to explore how and why victims are vulnerable to exploitation and how they become…

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Coaching Programme for NQSWs: Working With Children & Young people Who Identify as LGBTQAI+
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Coaching Programme for NQSWs: Working With Children & Young people Who Identify as LGBTQAI+

19 July @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

INTRODUCTION: This session is primarily for Newly Qualified Social Workers who are working with children and families, as an opportunity to support their confidence to practice post-qualifying.  Following on from Pride month, Amber Dillon (she/her) will provide a crash course in understanding the LGBTQAI+ acronym and promote professional confidence in supporting children and young people who identify as LGBTQAI+.   LEARNING OUTCOMES: Become equipped with the appropriate language to use when referring to the LGBTQAI+ community and its members;  …

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NLSWTP Online Forum: Current Challenges In Social Work Practice
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NLSWTP Online Forum: Current Challenges In Social Work Practice

19 July @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Session summary This interactive session will be hosted by Jo Williams, Lecturer in Social Care, Leadership and Management. Jo currently works at the Tavistock and Portman, NHS Foundation Trust as the Delivery Lead for the national (England) Practice Supervisor Development Programme. AIMS OF THE SESSION: -To give attendees the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings; -Increase practitioners’ awareness and understanding of current issues; -Attendees will have an opportunity to network and have thought-provoking conversations with colleagues across the Partnership;…

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National Referral Mechanism
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National Referral Mechanism

21 July @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

INTRODUCTION: This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) including what it is, who it is for and how the process works both internally and externally to the Metropolitan Police. The second half of this webinar will focus on a domestic servitude case study of a successful NRM referral and the subsequent police prosecution.  This webinar will be building on the ‘Modern Slavery’ session, where participants would have explored the signs and indicators to…

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