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Objectives for the session:

  • To introduce signs of safety  & wellbeing practice.
  • Through live cast material workshop, the framework and tools.
  • To link signs of safety  & Wellbeing to the operating model.

This is a course template for all TLDS (Adults & Children's staff) to follow as a guide to ensure courses are in a standardised format for consistency.

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.


Due to popular demand, tlds has organised Stroke Awareness sessions for adult social care provider organisations in Birmingham.

The programme is ideal for those workers have little or no knowledge about Stroke and it also serves as a refresher programme for those who need to update their knowledge and understanding of the subject. 

This programme has been developed  in partnership with Birmingham City Council’s Public Health Service and to date, has proven very useful amongst other adult social care staff groups.  The presentation is engaging and is delivered by a qualified nurse.  


At any one time the majority of problem drinkers are not engaged in alcohol services.   These people will present with a range of needs including physical and psychological damage.   This course will enable home care or housing support workers:

  • To work more effectively with change resistant problem drinkers.


This training aims to enable social workers to complete robust and analytic assessments for Special Guardianship Orders that take into account strengths, risks and vulnerabilities and to conduct assessments of support needs for children subject to an SGO and their guardians.

Social Supervision (Day 1)

The role of the social supervisor is a specialist role that links to the Ministry of Justice. Delegates attending this course should be suitably qualified to undertake the role (allocated Social Workers and Community Psychiatric Nurses). Managers supervising social supervisors are invited to attend day 1 to ensure they are clear on the defined roles and responsibilities of their staff and subsequent responsibilities within the management role.  

This course is for staff who work for Birmingham City Council in Assessment & Support Planning.

The target group is Team Leaders, Social Care Facilitators , Senior Referral & Advice Officers and Referral & Advice Officers.

The course introduces learners to a specific range of conditions and provides basic knowledge and an opportunity to discuss these conditions

This half  day is for staff who are new to Birmingham Children’s Services department and work on the frontline in various settings. Included in the half  day will be a presentation of Birmingham’s operating model for Children’s Social Care.

To help PSS staff increase their understanding & skills in taking minutes of meetings (including safeguarding) to the professional standards expected by Birmingham City Council & Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board.


Aim: The programme will cover the wider research of emotional resilience as well as organisational influences.  The majority of the programme will be about individual approaches


This workshop aims to provide workers with an overview of the impact of separation/loss and trauma on all areas of development. Whilst a theoretical component forms the basis of the information shared, the format of the day is predominantly interactive. We ask the group to reflect on a child’s journey through the developmental stages and then to consider the significance of the adults’ experience of attachment and trauma on their capacity to parent in a healthy way.

Duration - One day

Cost - £75 per person (for non Birmingham City Council managers)

Target audience - This course is open to adult social care managers and leaders only

This one-day programme will focus on the practice of operational management, taking into account issues such as performance management, team working and delivery of operational targets across a service area.

With a focus on management skills, the day will provide participants with the opportunity to reflect upon their own management style and options for change available to them in their particular practice contexts.              

Duration – One day

Cost - £75 per person (for non Birmingham City Council managers)

Target audience - This course is open to adult social care managers and leaders only

Effective Strategic Partnership Working

Within the current context of challenging change across social care meaningful and effective partnerships working across and within organisations is critical for success and sustainability of services. We have to create and contribute to new models of working and maximising community connections . The programme considers the principles of quality partnerships with an opportunity to stock take current practice and identify improvement steps.


This is the pilot course for Direct Payments and Personal Health Budgets for external colleagues and the Trust.


Half day programme aimed to provide information to SPW's, SPD's and TM about DP's, in line with the delivery to other groups, so they can:

  • Support and reinforce same messages
  • build evalauation ,measures into supervisions
  • identify ongoing learning needs to inform future training

The conent will include the background to DP's, BCC processes, form filling, awareness of wider programme and discussion to consider how best to incorporate into supervision.

You need to complete this module in order to attend the workshop that is the second part of this course. 


A workshop which aims to develop knowledge, skills and confidence when working with those at risk of or affected by female genital mutilation.

By the end of the course, participants will have:

·          Have developed an understanding of recent facts and figures around female genital mutilation

·          Familiarised themselves with key motives identified behind female genital mutilation

·          Identified potential warning signs and demonstrate an awareness of the effects of female genital mutilation on children/ young              people and their families

·          A brief awareness of the Female Genital Mutilation Act, and how it can be implemented

·          To develop good practice around working with women/ children at risk of or affected by female genital mutilation

·          An awareness of local and national support services that work directly with those affected by female genital mutilation


This forum is only available to to members of the direct payments challenge group.

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This course is designed to enable professionals to work effectively with reluctant, resistant and/or aggressive families. The course will look at professionals  roles and relationships with family members, explore issues of power and conflict management, and look at effective strategies for working confidently with these families on a multi-agency basis.

This offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves. It is a HM Government piece of e-learning.

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For staff to develop and enhance professional Communication

Welcome to this e-learning module on basic autism awareness which looks at they key characteristics, the triad of impairments and links to other conditions.


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

Substance misuse is one of the most common parental characteristics present in the literature predicting recurring maltreatment as well as in the recent analyses of serious case reviews. It is one of the key factors identified as impacting the healthy lives of children from conception to adolescence (and beyond).


  • 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 

The aim of this course is 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.

This course is for Team Managers, SPD's, SPW's and Team Leaders in ACAP, Hospital and Standard Service who manage non social work qualified staff.
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