LAC Review Training: Developing Skills in Speaking with and Writing to Children

Date & Time:

Friday 7 June 2019 (09:30 - 16:30)

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Venue:

Sutton Civic Offices, G1A, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

Detail:

TARGET GROUP

All professionals working with children, including Foster Carers.  Group Level 2 (regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3 (predominately working with children) or above (including strategic leads) as set out in the Competence Still Matters training framework published by the London Safeguarding Children Board.

AIM

This training aims to:

  • Identify and examine effective ways of communicating with children
  • Develop practitioners’ skills and confidence when communicating with children about their past experiences of abuse and neglect
  • Develop skills in writing directly to children

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course participants will have:

 

  • Learnt about the prevalence of language difficulties for looked after children
  • Reflected on the differences between neutral descriptions of behaviour and interpretations of behaviour when working with looked after children
  • Learnt to re-frame ways of describing observable behaviour
  • Critiqued examples of reports written to children with a view to writing future reports differently
  • Have an increased understanding about ways of communicating with children about past experiences of abuse and neglect

 

EVENTS

15 March 2019 Benhill Room, Salvation Army

22 March 2019 Civic Offices, G5

 

The first 2 dates will be for LAC team, IROs and LAC Review Champions

 

Thereafter full day training dates are being booked to take place in June

 

Thursday 6th June 2019, Civic Offices, G2

Friday 7th June 2019, Civic Offices, G1a

Monday 10th June 2019, Benhill Room, Salvation Army (TBC)

Monday 17th June 2019, Benhill Room, Salvation Army (TBC)

Thursday 27th June 2019, Civic Offices, G5

EVENT DURATION

2x Half Days (09:30 - 12:30), 5x Full Dayes (09:30 - 17:30)

TRAINER

Lisa Ogden – Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Pat Leroy – Independent Reviewing Officer

Lisa Ogden – Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Pat Leroy – Independent Reviewing Officer

Ellen Westwood – Clinical Psychologist for Looked After Children

Places Available:

22

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Further Information:

Trainer:

Lisa Ogden – Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Pat Leroy – Independent Reviewing Officer Ellen Westwood – Clinical Psychologist for Looked After Children

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G1A, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)