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CPD Opportunities 2021

Updated: Apr 15

These opportunities are available to partners of The West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership only. Each employer partner will nominate registered social workers from within the Partnership for each of the courses listed below and within the number of allocated spaces.

The West Midlands Teaching Partnership has commissioned a number of CPD opportunities across February, March and April, all offers are subject to terms listed below, all confirmed delegates must have authorisation from their manager before signing up.

All courses are suitable for Social Workers and experienced Social Workers above ASYE only.

Analysis in Assessments

Facilitated by Research in Practice

This one day course will enable you to share best practice around assessment and decision making. Introduce you to using the anchor principles to support assessment and decision making. Identify factors that can affect analysis and decision making in assessment and everyday practice. It will also provide you with tools to support analysis and critical thinking.

Joining Instructions: To join this course, each employer partner must nominate three individuals per organisation, sending the completed application form to WestMidlandsTeachingPartnership@coventry.gov.uk by no later than the deadline to nominate as listed above. .

Dates & Times:

21 May 2021


Please complete the attached nomination form and return to: WestMidlandsTeachingPartnership@coventry.gov.uk

CPD Nomination Form v2
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Direct Work with Children

Facilitated by Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

This programme will provide an opportunity for participants to:

  • Learn about the importance and benefits of direct work and listening to children, in addressing their wellbeing and development and keeping them safe from harm.

  • Identify the emotional and practical preparation required when needing to talk to children about difficult issues

  • Learn about the legal requirement for direct work and listening to children and how this is undertaken ethically in remote spaces.

  • Learn how to use a developmental perspective in order to communicate effectively with children and young people; focusing specifically on play as symbolic communication and engaging adolescents

  • Explore the particular challenges and considerations for communication with disabled and black and minority ethic children.

  • Experience and learn how to complete direct work remotely using different theoretical approaches, tools and techniques, including relevant knowledge on children and young people’s communication and psychological process that take place in communication.

  • Experience becoming part of a Community of Practice across the region through participating in reflective action learning groups.

Dates & Times

23 April 2021

09:15-16:30 [Deadline to nominate - 9 April 2021]

4 June 2021

Reflective Session for attendees of the 23 April - invites to join a group will be sent closer to the time

CPD Nomination Form v2
Download XLSX • 24KB

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