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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.

Gambling: Working with Problem Gamblers

This course is for anyone whose client group includes people whose gambling causes serious problems. The aim of this course is to increase awareness for the non-specialist on the difficulties addictive gambling causes and what they can do to help.

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


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.

This is a half day workshop to equip managers with the tools to manage grievance issues consistently.  It will cover: identifying what may lead to a grievance; dealing with grievance issues informally and formally; each stage of the policies and procedures; the manager’s role and responsibilities in following the policies and procedures; maintaining accurate records on People Solutions; where to find additional support and resources

This is a half day workshop to equip managers with the tools to manage dignity at work complaints consistently.  It will cover: identifying what may lead to a dignity at work complaint; dealing with dignity at work issues informally and formally; each stage of the policies and procedures; the manager’s role and responsibilities in following the policies and procedures; maintaining accurate records on People Solutions; where to find additional support and resources.

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.

A look at past local and national examples of cases relating to the use of S135 and s136. A look at the new proposals relating to S135/S136 proposed by the Police and crime Bill (2016) and an an opportunity to discuss responses and best practice to support individuals and staff to practice legally, collaboratively and with the citizen as the focus of any intervention that may be required.

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.


Can I request access to the Continuing Health Care (CHC) training please. This is becasue all the places for the 2 day CHC in Feb were full. 

KInd Regards


Martin Bray


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