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To develop understanding of Autistic Spectrum Disorders and the impact on life and learning and explore the effects on mental
health and well-being

This module will look at the health effects of smoking, as well as the dangers of second hand smoke. We will look at why people smoke and the benefits of quitting, as well as offering support and advice to help you kick the habit. Yet to be reviewed in 2018

To develop understanding and to support assessments when issues relating to parental mental illness  and how this may impact upon the family situation.  This course is specific for those who undertake the AMHP role but may also prove useful to those within a connected management role. This course will give you 6 hours CPD and is being provided by Daisy Bogg Associates.



Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) have put together the Trans Awareness e-learning that covers 3 modules:

  • Module 1 is a general introduction to gender variance, for example explaining basic terminology
  • Module 2 covers how to create trans-inclusive workplaces and specific guidance on how to support an employee who transitions at work
  • Module 3 covers how to provide trans-inclusive services to the general public

Welcome to this course on Reablement. The module uses case studies to illustrate the main learning points and contains files with which you can build a quiz within your LMS to assess the main learning points.

This module is part of a new suite on Dementia. This is Part One and looks at dementia in general.Yet to be reviewed in 2018

Welcome to this module exploring the values and principles underpinning personalisation within a social care setting.Yet to be reviewed in 2018


Dementia - Culture and Faith

In a multi-cultural environment it is important for practitioners to understand faith and cultural issues in relation to dementia - hence the importance of working in a holistic way which respects the diversity in  the client group with which we work. In this half day  workshop we explore cultural as well as faith  perspectives in relation to dementia and the implications for planning and implementing culturally sensitive dementia assessment,  care and support. 

The half day training session has been developed in response to the new duty for mandatory reporting of FGM which came into effect on 31st October 2015.

This half day  training complements the briefing notes for team managers available in the Birmingham Safeguarding Children’s Board and is targeted to all Children's Services staff.

Vulnerable Persons Officer Recall Day

This event is open to trained VPO's working within the West Midlands Fire Service. The day is set out to review and discuss case practice and to consider action learning sets as a means to internally support the role.

To provide professionals with the knowledge and understanding to identify, assess and support families where there are child safeguarding concerns as a result of parent’s substance misuse

To increase understanding of the links between domestic violence & abuse and child abuse, to raise awareness of the impact of domestic violence & abuse on children and young people, including how that impact may manifest itself over the stages of child development, to expand knowledge of the risks that can be presented to children and young people experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

This course is a precursor to the training day; “Safeguarding Children - Working with Substance Misusing Parents”.  As such it is intended to give delegates an understanding of substance misuse issues that will allow them to fully benefit from the full days training on working with parents where substance misuse is a risk factor.

PSN is a secure network that connects all public sector organisations, allowing for fast, secure data transfer and access to services that aren't available on the internet. 

To increase staff knowledge and understanding of the online world and its impact on children and young people and their well-being

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will have had opportunities to:-


  • Identify and understand the importance of language and terms (words) used to support anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Recognise key responsibilities and expectations held of staff members practice in relation to equality, diversity and anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Identify forms of discrimination prohibited, and consider the impact discrimination has on individuals affected.
  • Describe how to create and build on an inclusive, person-centred service and team.
  • Assess the teams current effectiveness as a person centred service and team and develop actions/steps to take toward building a more inclusive approach.


Welcome to the Equality in the Workplace module. This e-learning unit provides an overview of why equality is important in the workplace.

The aim of this course is to increase awareness of equality in the workplace and to identify the expectations we have of you in terms of your behaviour. It will also give you practical help in challenging unlawful discrimination or inappropriate behaviour.

Welcome to your learning on health and safety in the office. This module is designed to give you an introductory overview of good health and safety practice in the office workplace.

This module is designed to give you an overview of management responsibilities with respect to health and safety laws and policies that might affect you and your team.

This module is designed to give you a good general introduction to Health and Safety at work, describing the practical steps you can take to ensure your own health and safety along with that of your colleagues.

For Social Workers to understand and commit to a Life story approach that will seek to integrate children's past, present and future

This one-day course provides a useful introduction to Solution Focused Practice. It encourages participants to focus on what works, to give priority to outcomes, and to build upon strengths of service users. The approach gives practitioners techniques for moving beyond problem-exploration and analysis to find small steps forward.

This course has been designed for staff new to Birmingham City Council.

  • Gain an overview of the competing agendas in the fields of safeguarding and domestic abuse
  • Explore the differing types of family violence, the dynamics and safe/unsafe responses
  • Develop an understanding of the complexities around the dynamics of domestic abuse through knowledge of current debates
  • Examine the impact domestic abuse may have on parenting in terms of victims and perpetrators and consider how this learning might apply to completing parenting assessments with both
  • Consider approaches and personal skills necessary to directly engage with families experiencing domestic abuse 

This briefing session is delivered by Her Honour Judge Sybil Thomas, Designated Family Judge

The session will outline the expectations of the court as well as good practice in giving evidence

This is essential for any social workers who attend court.

This one day session you will be exploring how to work most effectively in the best interests of children and families where addictive substance use is an issue.

To ensure delegates consolidate their knowledge and are able to recognise some of the most common functional mental health conditions they are likely to see within their practice. 

As part of the Children’s Services offer all frontline staff who work with Children and Families need to complete the Home Office E- Learning on Radicalisation and Extremism.

This course is directed at Social Work Team Manager Delivery/Workforce and Senior Practitioner Delivery/Workforce staff 

This course is for internal BCC staff only who work in Adults & Communities

This course is suitable for Grade 4 Social Workers in Assessment and Support Planning who wish to apply for Practice Educator Stage 1

Acting as a companion piece to “Grandma Remember Me?” 'What Do You See?' follows the next stage of dementia, exploring issues around care homes and end of life palliative care.  It looks at the importance of life histories within person centred care, challenges taboos around death and shows the possibility of choice and the empowerment advance care planning brings. 

Az2B Theatre Company are proud to present their new play “What Do You See?” A “theatrical feast” which aims to impact positive change.  Described as “powerful” “realistic” and “incredibly funny.”

You would not want to be a resident at Marshall Joan’s Care Home. Demotivated staff, no stimulation and a culture that lacks care. Fortunately they’ve just failed their CQC inspection leading to a change in ownership, are things about to change? Let’s hope so!

It takes good leadership to impact change, and as important as it is to create a positive environment and culture of care for residents, it is equally important to create an environment that staff want to work in.

CHC continuing healthcare e-learning is hosted on an external site

Please click on the link

You can find an easy guide to accessing the e-learning here

This one day course is designed for front line staff, who have an interest in developing their knowledge and skill in this area of legislation, particularly as it affects working with people with Learning Difficulties.

This workshop is aimed at Grade 4 social workers, to help them make an application to the University Of Birmingham’s P.Q Consolidation module

Available to: Qualified Social Workers- THIS IS JUST FOR GRADE 4 SOCIAL WORKERS

Applicants will be:

  • Employed directly by Birmingham City Council as a social worker in the Assessment & Support Planning (ASP) Service
  • Practising as a qualified social worker for a minimum of 42 weeks when they embark on the module in January 2016
  • Available to attend all 5 of the teaching days and take the 2 allocated study days
  • Committed and ready to embark on the Consolidation module


N.B. NQSWs wishing to apply must have first have completed and submitted their ASYE portfolio (it must be confirmed that they have passed or are likely to pass their ASYE)

This masterclass is for nominatated SPD CHC Champions only


  • To develop NHS Continuing Healthcare Champions in each Team to act as a resource and a “sounding board” for Team members because of their specialist knowledge of NHS Continuing Healthcare.
  • To introduce key documents not already sourced in the 2 day course and encourage their use
    • to ensure that the service user remains at the centre of all  parts of the process and has a “voice”
    • to ensure that the service user is given accurate and comprehensive information to allow him/her (or his/her representative) to be able to take an active and appropriate role in the process

in process and eligibility decision making within the MDT  

Session 1:  Thursday 24th November 9:30-13;30

  • Reflection of practice to date
  • Aide memoire for assessments
  • 3 presentations from staff which are causing issues

Homework: to look at reading around the key indicators and bringing any current issues that may have or might arise.

A one-day training session to give participants an overall understanding of how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 applies to issues of sexual activity. This course is open to all social care staff.

This multi-agency workshop[will identify the learning about domestic violence and child safeguarding that is emerging from Birmingham’s domestic homicide reviews with particular reference to the review into the death of Natasha Trevis, and  published Serious Adult Reviews.  

Target Audience: This multi-agency training is targeted towards those who work predominantly with families as well as for those with specialist or designated Adult safeguarding responsibilities.

Aims: To enable participants to:

  • Understand the pattern of coercive control in domestic violence and abuse and its impact upon parenting  
  • Understand the increased risks associated with ending a violent relationship and the factors that make it dangerous for victims to leave
  • Be familiar with the tactics used by domestic violence abusers to prevent help seeking by a non-abusing parent  
  • Become familiar with the worries and concerns children and victims may have around domestic violence and agency involvement  
  • Be aware of the tools and pathways for responding to adult  safeguarding in the context of domestic violence in Birmingham, including how to implement the ADASS guidance- Adult safeguarding and domestic A guide to support practitioners and managers
  • Be familiar with both unsafe practice and good practice in protecting children and vulnerable adults  exposed to domestic violence and abuse
  • Be more confident in supporting children and vulnerable adults experiencing domestic violence and abuse

To ensure care home managers and staff have the confidence and the competence to safeguard all children effectively

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