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Code: EYC/22/0693 How children learn and the role of the adult

This course considers how children learn, their dispositions to learning and the role of the adult in supporting children’s learning and development

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1 10 November 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SC/22/0321 Motivational Interviewing (MI) training - Multi-Agency partners

What is Motivational Interviewing?

‘You lot don’t care! You haven’t a clue what we’re going through!”
We’re entitled to more than this, and we’re going to get it.
Who’s your manager?
‘What do you know? Do you have kids of your own?’

Are these kinds of ‘heart-sink’ phrases familiar? Do you or your staff frequently find themselves on the defensive as practitioners or as managers? In an environment of diminishing resources and increasing demand on services, we need a fresh and imaginative approach. Motivational Interviewing is a strengths-based approach that helps conversations become more productive, drawing out the motivation or energy within the individual, however little that might be.

The key principles are:

• Engagement with the client, rather than doing something to them – i.e. change cannot be forced or pushed on to someone. It has to be internal for the client to be meaningful and long term.
• Rolling with resistance (NB this is not rolling over or being passive)
• Express empathy
• Avoid conflict
• Developing discrepancy in client’s thinking
• Support self-responsibility
Clients are often stuck or ambivalent about making changes for themselves. Practitioners can easily collude with this ‘stuckness’, or out of frustration try to push people to action, which only increases resistance. Motivational Interviewing helps to make the practitioner aware of these tendencies and give them options to work more powerfully in ways that create more possibility of change for their clients.


Motivational Interviewing is a framework of intervention, brought together in the 1990s by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick. It is an approach that is designed to work with those most resistant to change or stuck in entrenched behaviours. The premise of Motivational Interviewing is that motivation is not a ‘fixed state’ that a person does or does not have. Rather, motivation ebbs and flows depending on many factors such as circumstances, mood and so forth. The skilled practitioner (or manager) will harness whatever very little motivation there might be, and help it move in the right direction. The Motivational Interviewing approach borrows in from other sources such as Carl Rogers’ person-centred counselling; Socratic thinking and Prochaska & DiClemente’s Cycle of Behaviour change. MI is the chosen approach for the Family Safeguarding Model to underpin all interactions with families, individuals, colleagues, for supervision, case conferences and management. It builds on strengths-based work and works with ‘what’s strong, not what’s wrong’.

This highly interactive course will equip you with key tools, skills and experience to make an immediate difference to clients. Using a blend of teaching styles, film and live MI demonstrations and plenty of group work, it will enhance and develop your own strength-based skills. The course has three Practice Development Sessions to further embed the learning with live cases. There is also a unique Motivational Skills App with a wealth of materials to support you in your MI practice.

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1 17 November 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/21/0985 Learning from experience: Workshop on Genograms & Ecomaps

This LFE event gives an opportunity to explore the lived experience of Jamie 


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1 21 November 2022 13:00 - 15:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/22/0658 LGBTQ+ Training course (2 consecutive half days)

Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership will be delivering workshop on LGBTQ+

Enable the understanding of advanced LGBTQ+ terminology
Gain knowledge of the impact of a binary gendered society
Explore the transition process
Explore Common misconceptions
Gain knowledge and understand the issues impacting LGBTQ+ YPs

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1 23 November 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Virtual Learning Map
2 24 November 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/22/0479 Child protection refresher - level 3

This refresher course focuses on updating safeguarding and child protection knowledge for multi agency partners with a focus on Wandsworth. 

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1 28 November 2022 14:00 - 17:00 Virtual Learning Map
2 30 November 2022 14:00 - 17:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/22/0563 CAADA-DASH - MULTI AGENCY WORKSHOP

SafeLives DASH Risk Identification Checklist is a tool used by front line practitioners for the identification of high risk cases of domestic abuse, stalking and ‘honour’-based violence and deciding which cases should be referred to MARAC in order to manage their risk.
The training will focus on practicalities and best practices around competing the RIC, which will include a case study.

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1 30 November 2022 14:00 - 16:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/22/0643 Graded Care Profile 2: Awareness briefings for practitioners

Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership will be delivering the Graded Care Profile 2 Neglect Tool too multi agency practitioners

This briefing will give you the opportunity to find out more about the Neglect assessment tool and ask questions.

Easy to use Threshold tool Complexity

and Challenge: A triennial analysis of SCRs 2014 - 2017

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1 07 December 2022 14:30 - 15:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/22/0644 Graded Care Profile 2: Awareness briefings for practitioners

Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership will be delivering the Graded Care Profile 2 Neglect Tool too multi agency practitioners

This briefing will give you the opportunity to find out more about the Neglect assessment tool and ask questions.

Easy to use Threshold tool Complexity

and Challenge: A triennial analysis of SCRs 2014 - 2017

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1 07 December 2022 17:30 - 18:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/22/0001a Working with the impact of parental substance misuse on parenting

This course looks at how parental substance misuse can negatively impact on the welfare of children and young people.

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1 07 December 2022 10:00 - 13:30 Virtual Learning Map
2 08 December 2022 10:00 - 13:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: ASC/22/0507 Trauma-informed Practice

This is a one-day interactive workshop for Childrens and Adults Local Authority Social Care Staff as well as staff working with vulnerable Adults and Children in partner agencies. It is aimed at supporting the development of trauma-informed practice through increasing understanding of the prevalence, presentations and impacts of trauma, increasing understanding of trauma-informed approaches and exploring their application in practice.

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1 12 December 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Virtual Learning Map
2 14 December 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Virtual Learning Map

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