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How to use evidence based practice to produce more effective assessments

Health and Social Care professionals can now book onto our new Evidence Based Practice training course, one of the newest workshops to join our course schedule. But what does this mean, and why would it be of interest? Here, our course trainer, Gretchen Precey explains more... It is an essential part of social work practice that evidence is used to support the analysis and recommendations in every assessment we do. But what do we mean by evidence? Is it only the findings from research and knowledge of erudite theoretical frameworks that count as evidence? The evidence base in social work...

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Online training courses now available

If you’re keen to boost your learning and update your knowledge but know that you may struggle to get away from the office, why not look at our new online training provision? We have launched a new online function where you can benefit from CPD-accredited training courses from the comfort of your own home. There are more than 120 courses to choose from and prices start from just £10. After booking your preferred course, you will receive a link to your training via email – this link will be valid for up to twelve months, allowing you time to complete...

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Worried about chairing meetings? Here are our tips

Later this year we will be hosting an interactive two-day workshop aimed at providing social work practitioners with confidence and understanding of how to effectively chair meetings. Here, course trainer Martin Bailey has outlined his top tips for how to improve your chairing skills. Chairing meetings can feel daunting, particularly if you are new to doing it or you are working with more difficult and vulnerable people. It can feel hard to know when to step in, when to let people talk or when to stop them talking. Parents often struggle and might not understand what is really going on....

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Launch of new domestic abuse training workshops

Following Theresa May’s announcement to oversee a new Domestic Violence and Abuse Act, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new domestic abuse training workshops. The Government has pledged to change the way that we think about and tackle domestic violence and abuse, stating that current legislation lacks clarity with “inconsistency” across the country. As a result, the Prime Minister will consult with experts working with victims of abuse to improve the way the system works, making it much easier for victims to report their abusers and see them brought to justice. The escalating scale of the problem...

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Getting the most out of your training

We are regularly asked by many of our delegates how they can maximise the benefits from their training workshop, regardless of which course they are undertaking. Here are our top tips to ensure that you can make the most out of your training activities. Find the right course for you Take the time to discuss your training needs with your supervisor/direct line manager. This will enable you to book an appropriate course for your needs. Think about what training you would benefit from; courses do sell out quickly, so research what courses you would like to do and apply in...

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