Category Archives: Masterclasses and events

Reflective Practice in Social Work

Reflective Practice in Social Work

 Expert guidance class

delivered by Siobhan Maclean

 Date: 31st January 2020

Time: 10.00 am – 4pm

Venue: Mary Woollett Centre, Danum Road, Doncaster, DN4 5HF

This session explores:

  • What do we mean by reflection, reflective practice and reflexivity?
  • What is the difference between reflection and critical reflection?
  • Why is reflective practice so important in contemporary social work?
  • What are the barriers to reflective practice and how might we overcome these?
  • The “Big Six”: Concepts in reflection
  • Theories and models of reflection
  • Using models to enhance reflection
  • Improving critically reflective writing

 

The target audience for this class will be ASYE’s and less experienced social workers, students and practice educators.

 

Siobhan Maclean has been a practice educator for more than 20 years and has worked with more than 150 students in that time. She is often asked to deliver workshops and expert classes for practice educators. All Siobhan’s training is individually designed but she has covered issues such as:

  • Returning to practice education after some time
  • Understanding contemporary frameworks in practice education
  • Developing specific skills as practice educators: developing a learning curriculum, group supervision, off site arrangements etc
  • Creativity in practice education
  • The journey model of practice education
  • How do I book?There are 100 places available which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.   Closing date for booking places is 31st Dec 2020
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  • Please email SYTP-CPDModules&Masterclasses@sheffield.gov.uk to book your place or for any queries.
  • There is a small charge of £50 per place to cover the cost of this class and we ask you to give us your local authority business unit code or details of payment.
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Sue Goulding Masterclass – “I can’t dance – don’t ask me

Workshop  – “I can’t dance – don’t ask me”

28th January 2020

10am – 4pm

at Sheffield Town Hall, Room G46 (left of the main foyer), Pinstone Street, Sheffield

delivered by

Sue Goulding , Consultant Clinical Psychologist

 This workshop looks at the dance of attachment between children with an early history of trauma and their care givers.  The session will look at secure attachment: the gold standard, attachment development and its implications for care giving; attachment types; going crazy together – the impact of attachment disorder in care giving; attachment in our brains and therapeutic parenting against the odds. 

 

Sue’s career as a child psychologist has spanned over 35 years working with children, their families and carers in education, social services and health authorities.  Now in independent practice, Sue has a particular interest in applying the practical principles of attachment theory and therapy into facilitating a new and healthy dance of attachment for children suffering the effects of early trauma and their carers/parents.

 

There are 100 places available which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

There is a small charge of £50 per place to cover the cost of this workshop and we ask you to give us your business unit code so that we can recharge your service area.    

Please email SYTP-CPDModules&Masterclasses@sheffield.gov.uk to book your place or for any queries.

Closing date for booking places is 31st Dec 2020

 

Masterclass in Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Masterclass covering:

 

    • Human trafficking and Modern Slavery
    • FGM
    • Forced Marriage
    • ‘Honour’ Related Abuse
    • Domestic and sexual violence

 Delivered by Ashiana, Sheffield

(Ashiana Sheffield has over 30 years’ experience working with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) adults, children and young people fleeing domestic and sexual abuse including forced marriage, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, gang violence and ‘honour’-based violence.)

 

Date: 10th December 2019

Time: 2pm-5pm

Venue: Sheffield Hallam University, Stoddart Building , Room 7139, Sheffield City Centre, Arundel Gate

  • Introduction to Ashiana
  • ‘Issues’ faced by our client group:
    • Human trafficking and Modern Slavery
    • FGM
    • Forced Marriage
    • ‘Honour’ Related Abuse
    • Domestic and sexual violence
  • Discussion – how these ‘issues’ intersect. That we don’t consider our clients to be the ‘issues’ they present with. That we need to look at impacts and avoid assuming best route of support for someone.
  • Impacts of abuse and exploitation (including discussion around trauma and PTSD)
  • Trafficking and the National Referral Mechanism (process by which potential survivors of trafficking are identified and referred into support.
  • Areas of concern with this process.
  • Pre-trafficking precarity
  • Our model of support and good practice response.

 

How do I book?

 

There are 60 places available which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

There is a small charge of £40 per place to cover the cost of this training and we ask you to give us your business unit code so that we can recharge your local authority or contact Sally.Dean@sheffield.gov.uk for method of payment.    We are unable to refund any costs should you cancel your place.

 

Please email SYTP-CPDModules&Masterclasses@sheffield.gov.uk to book your place or for any queries.

 

LEARNING SESSION: LEGAL LITERACY IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE

Date: 13th November 2019

Time: 10-4

Venue: Sheffield Hallam University, Owen Building Room 1029, City Campus, Sheffield City Centre

This one day workshop is aimed at staff working in the adult social care sector. It is designed to raise awareness about the legal context of adult social care and to assist staff to identify their role within it. The workshop will cover:

– The Human Rights Act (1998)

– The Care Act (2014)

– The Mental Capacity Act (2005)

– The Liberty Protection Safeguards

Please note this is only open to local authorities who are within the  South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership.

Please email – SYTP-CPDModules&Masterclasses@sheffield.gov.uk

We need your name,  team and local authority and your business unit code.  Your place will only be confirmed once we have these details.

If you book a place and do not attend then you will still be charged.

Closing date for booking a place is 30th September 2019.

LEARNING SESSION: AN INTRODUCTION TO STRENGTH BASED PRACTICE – ADULT SOCIAL CARE

Date: 4th December 2019

Time: 10-4

Venue: Cantor Building Room 9315, Sheffield Hallam University City Campus, Arundel Gate, Sheffield. (Just a 5 minute walk from the train station)

In recent years we have seen a rapidly growing interest in the use of strength based approaches in health and social care. But what are strength based approaches and how can we apply them to our practice? This learning session is designed to provide you with an overview of the research and policy context of strength based practice and to introduce you to some strength based  tools, techniques and models  which you can apply to your practice.

Rachel McManus, Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University will be delivering this session.  We are running this again due to previous high demand.   There are 50 places available and there is a small charge of £50 per place.

Please note this is only open to local authorities who are within the  South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership.

Please emailSYTP-CPDModules&Masterclasses@sheffield.gov.uk

We need your name,  team and local authority and your business unit code.  Your place will only be confirmed once we have these details.

If you book a place and do not attend then you will still be charged.

Closing date for booking a place is 30th September 2019.

MASTERCLASS: Positive risk taking in safeguarding adults

INTERACTIVE INTRODUCTORY LEARNING   for Adult Social Care Staff within the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership 

 Sheffield Hallam University, Charles Street Building City Campus, Sheffield

Thursday 18 July 2019 at 9:00 – 16:00

Risk assessment and risk management have long been a major concern for social care services when working with members of the public. In supporting and working with adults there are several challenges in terms of understanding legal and ethical tensions, and in developing the skills for recognising and responding. This one day programme will explore some of these challenges and build knowledge and skills for practice. It will be relevant for people whose roles bring them into contact with adults where there are potential issues of risk, vulnerability and safeguarding.

This event is facilitated by Louise Whitehead from Sheffield Hallam University. Her background is in adult social work and adult safeguarding. She is currently completing a Ph.D. exploring the role of co-production in combating social isolation and loneliness in later life. Her research interests also include adult safeguarding and she has recently been part of the Sheffield Hallam University research team which has explored the implementation of Making Safeguarding Personal. She has worked in lecturing and as a professional trainer too.

This masterclass has been commissioned especially for social care staff across South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership.  There is a small charge of £50 per person to cover the cost of the masterclass and therefore we regret that there will be no refunds should you fail to attend or cancel.  We will ask you to provide us with your business cost centre code prior to confirmation of booking. 

How do I book?

Email:    SYTP-CPDModules&Masterclasses@sheffield.gov.uk by the 28th June 2019

There are 30 places available on a first come, first served basis.

Evaluating the performance of social care as a system: an introduction to the Vanguard Method

A one day  workshop delivered by Joanne Gibson and Brendan O’Donovan of Vanguard Consulting – Chaired by Sue White University of Sheffield

Wednesday March 6th 10am until 4pm  at University of Sheffield, Elmfield, Seminar Room G18

We have worked with a variety of social care organisations in the public and voluntary sectors. Our studies show that many public service systems are set up to assess rather than understand, to transact rather than build relationships, to refer on cases rather than taking individual responsibility and to prescribe packages of activity instead of taking the time to understand what might improve someone’s life. The result is that problems people face are not resolved, public services generate escalating levels of ‘failure demand’, and costs are driven ever upwards.

How can things be done differently? What might a concrete alternative look like? That is what we will try to explain over this session which has been designed to provide you with a different frame of reference, hopefully creating some curiosity and encouraging you to learn more about the Vanguard Method, in order to tackle some of the issues that you and your services face.

The Vanguard Method is unique in that it starts by studying a service as a system from the service user’s point of view, to gain knowledge of the ‘what and why’ of current performance. This session will give a high-level explanation of the key Vanguard Method principles required to study and understand how and why your current system works in the way that it does. We will go on to talk about what has been learnt through the application of the Vanguard Method in various people centred services, giving examples and results from organisations that have started to work in a different way.

This day will act as an introduction to what you could learn on a 12-day practical module that we are planning to run in conjunction with Sheffield University.

This Masterclass forms part of the module ‘Researching Everyday Practice’ There are 10 places available at a cost of £50 per student on a first come, first served basis.

Contact:  Sally.Dean@sheffield.gov.uk , interim Project Manager to book a place by 15th February 2019.

Further information from Sue.White@sheffield.ac.uk

THE BRITISH BETRAYAL OF CHILDHOOD – WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT IT?

THE BRITISH BETRAYAL OF CHILDHOOD – WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT IT? AN ACTION-CENTRED CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR SIR AL AYNSLEY GREEN

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Conference Room, ICOSS, The University of Sheffield, 219 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP

You are invited to attend the first of our annual social work lectures, a series of lectures focused on current issues of direct relevance to social work policy and practice. Our first lecture will be delivered by Professor Sir Al Aynsley Green, the first Children’s Commissioner for England and now a leading commentator on children’s rights and experiences.

Sir Al Aynsley-Green has over 40 years of experience working with governments and organisations worldwide on children and childhood today. He was the first National Clinical Director for Children in government, the first Children’s Commissioner for England and President of the British Medical Association. He is now Professor Emeritus of Child Health, University College London and Visiting Professor of Advocacy for Children and Childhood at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He will base his challenging lecture on his new book ‘The British Betrayal of Childhood’ that distils his experiences of working with and for children. He celebrates what’s good about their lives today, but pulls no punches on what isn’t whilst offering positive solutions that could give children the childhood they need and deserve. The lecture will be interactive and ‘action-centred’ to identify steps that can be taken locally and nationally to make real the fact that children are our future as well as being citizens today.

The lecture will be chaired by Professor Sue White, Professor of Social Work in the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield.

The lecture will begin at 4pm and will be followed by a drinks reception.

For further information or to book a place visit  eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-first-annual-social-work-lecture-with-professor-sir-al-aynsley-green-tickets-49933482390

 

Free conference: ‘Tackling the Care Crisis – Families Driving Reform’

A free one day conference from Your Family Your Voice Alliance

29th October 2018, St Mary’s Church and Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield

The number of children in the care system is at the highest level since 1985. There is a common agreement across the social care and family justice sector that the system is in crisis. This conference will explore ways that families can be central to safely addressing this and achieving a fairer, more just child welfare system.

For further details and to book your place, please see http://www.frg.org.uk/training-and-events/events/a-your-family-your-voice-alliance-conference-tackling-the-care-crisis-families-driving-reform

Masterclass – CSA November 19th 2019

Sexual abuse in the family – Rethinking disclosure and applying research and theory to practice.

19th November 2018   13:00 to 17:00

Town Hall, Reception Room A, Pinstone Street, Sheffield

Delivered by Anna Glinski from the National Centre of Excellence on CSA .

Current research indicates that children who are sexually abused are most likely to have been abused by someone within the family environment, but it is often a challenge to know what the best approach is when you suspect sexual abuse is happening.  Drawing on research, theory and practice experience, this workshop will consider the areas we can explore in our work with families to support a more robust, proactive and protective response.

–      What are the obstacles we face in our practice?

–      Taking a ‘whole family’ approach to assessing and intervening with families – addressing family strengths and vulnerabilities to reduce risk

–      Broadening our understanding of children’s disclosures and our roles within the disclosure process

 

How do I book?

There are 120 places across the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sheffield-teaching-partnership-csa-masterclass-tickets-47954624573