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Training: courses & strategy

Effective use of the Mental Capacity Act to improve practice | October/November 2018

This is a level three workshop aimed at GPs with the aim to help them use the Mental Capacity Act more effectively in their practice.  It is facilitated by Rachel Griffiths. 

Please note that the Norwich sessions are both full now.  If you would like your name to be held on a waiting list, please email andrea.smith@norfolk.gov.uk, and specify west Costessey or Cringleford. 

For more information, click here.

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What’s Safeguarding? Keep safe sessions for service users

Norfolk County Council is pleased to be able to offer a number of free sessions which will be delivered by our excellent safeguarding training provider St Thomas Training. These sessions will offer a safe and supportive environment, for adults with care and support needs, to understand  that they have the right to live free of harm, neglect and exploitation and

  • To recognise when they may be being harmed or exploited
  • To know who to talk to about what they want or need to keep safe
  • How the people working with them  will enable them to exercise choice and control over their lives and ensure that safeguarding is personal to them.

To enquire about having a session at your venue in Norfolk please email: david@stthomastraining.co.uk

Click here for the flyer.

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Learning lessons from safeguarding adult reviews - one day sessions 2018/19

A one day session to enable practitioners to understand the key themes emerging from safeguarding adult reviews (SARs). Delegates will be able to reflect on what the learning means for their practice with service users and their communication, and joint working with staff from partner agencies.

One day workshops are planned for:

  • 31st October (now fully booked)
  • 27th February 2019 has spaces
  • 19th March 2019 has spaces

They are free for staff from Norfolk County Council, £50 per person for staff in partner agencies or £100 for three if booked at the same time for any date. For more information, click here

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NSAB Training strategy (.pdf)

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The following courses, delivered by Norfolk County Council's (NCC) provider St Thomas Training, are open to staff and volunteers from all agencies working with adults at risk of harm .

The courses are free to NCC staff and volunteers. The cost for staff from the voluntary, private and independent sector is £25 per half day and £50 per full day. We have a three for two discount. If an organisation books two places on any of the courses a third can be claimed for free. Click here for St Thomas Training Website to find dates and venues and to book places

Click here for a flyer giving more information on the courses shown below.

Safeguarding Awareness

 A half day course for all staff and volunteers in contact with vulnerable adults who have not previously attended safeguarding training. Aim:

Developing Safeguarding Practice (Updates – replaces the refresher course)

A half day course for staff and volunteers who have attended the safeguarding awareness course and require an update and to develop their knowledge and skills of safeguarding adults. Aim:

  • To enable participants to discuss and develop their safeguarding knowledge and skills in a supportive learning environment. The course will feature safeguarding update and participants will also be encouraged to share examples of work they have undertaken since they completed the awareness and discuss issues they have come across, or practice dilemmas with a skilled and knowledgeable facilitator. Participants  will also work with a case study from referral to conclusion of the safeguarding process. Click here for dates and times and to book a place

Safeguarding Know How for Provider Managers

A two day course for managers in the voluntary, private and independent sector to  enable them fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities effectively and work with their partners in the statutory sector to achieve, wherever possible, the outcomes service users wish to achieve for themselves. Click here for dates and times and to book a place

Learning Lessons From Safeguarding Adults Reviews

This course aims:

  • To enable practitioners and managers in any organisation to learn together  in a supportive, non blaming environment about the key themes emerging from Safeguarding Adults Reviews. Delegates will also reflect on what the learning  means for their practice with service users and their communication and joint working with staff from partner agencies.

Safeguarding Adults Reviews are conducted when a service user has died or experienced serious harm and there are concerns about how agencies have worked together to safeguard the person. Often in these cases staff have worked diligently and with great care and concern for the service use but with the benefit of  hindsight an SAR can shine a light on how staff may have been caught up in complex inter agency or family dynamics which made it difficult to accurately assess the risks to the service user or hear the service users voice.

The course will consider our Norfolk SARs and learning emerging nationally throughout the year. Click here for dates and times and to book a place

St Thomas

The training is commissioned jointly by Norfolk County Council and many of the sessions are open to employees of health and social care organisations throughout the county of Norfolk as well as to employees of Norfolk County Council.

Norfolk Adult Social Services pays for all Social Care Workers in Norfolk to have free access to the Care Information & Learning Services website

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PREVENT training: new dates

Safeguarding vulnerable people & children from being groomed for radicalisation

This workshop is to raise awareness of Prevent (WRAP). The workshop will enable you to recognise when a person or child may be being targeted and groomed for radicalisation by people who support extremist ideologies and to know how to refer them for supportive intervention. Prevent is an important element of our safeguarding responsibilities. The workshop is delivered by a Home Office approved trainer.

Click here for the flyer and booking form.

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Suicide Prevention Training 

There is a range of training available on suicide prevention. Details can be accessed via the Norfolk County Council Suicide Prevention pages  on the Norfolk County Council website.

The training section can be found on the ‘Information for Professionals’ page.

Training includes:

  • Free online Suicide Prevention Training - Developed by the Zero Suicide Alliance – A FREE 20 minute online training, which aims to; enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/ behaviour, to be able to speak out in a supportive manner, and to empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support. This training has been developed to raise awareness of suicide and simple steps that can be taken to prevent it.
  • Suicide Prevention for GP Practices – Delivered by Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind. A 90 minute Suicide Prevention training developed for GP Practice front line practice, including receptionists and other practice health professionals. This is a Level 1 training - to raise awareness of suicide, developed for GP practice staff who may come into contact with those at risk of suicide.
  • Suicide Prevention Workshop - Delivered by Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind. The half day workshop explores the issue of suicide and how we can provide initial help to someone who is suicidal. This is a Level 2 training – to improve knowledge, skills and attitudes of suicide, developed for staff in roles who have regular contact with those at risk of suicide.
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) – Delivered by Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind. An accredited two day, interactive training that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions. This is a Level 3 training – to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes for key staff working directly with those at risk of suicide.