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Drugs on Premises

This one day course is designed to ensure that housing services and their staff are fully aware and compliant with the intricacies that exist in interpreting Sect 8 of the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act and Sec 1 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act.​  Whilst many housing organisations have drugs policies in place, it is astonishing the number of front line staff that aren’t aware of or are unclear as to exactly what the policy is and the procedures that must be followed for specific situations that may arise.

Domestic Violence

Whether you work with survivors, deliver a service, or are an employer wanting to support your staff, our unrivalled expertise will equip you with the tools to understand and respond effectively to domestic abuse. Our one day training course is aimed at individuals in organisations and voluntary groups who work with adults and children or young people, to give a basic awareness of issues surrounding domestic abuse.

Safeguarding Children

This one day course has been developed specifically for frontline support and housing staff to increase the practitioner’s skills and knowledge of the safeguarding processes relating to children and young people. The course covers a range of information and practical activities to equip frontline staff with the tools to be able to recognise abuse, instigate and work within safeguarding processes and to understand the legislative and organisational frameworks that relate to the practitioner’s working environment.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Children & Young People

This one day course has been developed specifically for frontline support and housing staff to increase the practitioner’s skills and knowledge of the safeguarding processes relating to vulnerable adults, children and young people. The course covers a range of information and practical activities to equip frontline staff with the tools to be able to recognise abuse, instigate and work within safeguarding processes and to understand the legislative and organisational frameworks that relate to the practitioner’s working environment.

Working With Sex Offenders

This one-day course has been designed to equip practitioners and their organisations to better understand the intricacies that surround engaging with service users who are convicted sex offenders. This course will provide attendees with a foundation in understanding sex offenders, which will in turn empower them to help motivate their clients not to offend.  Practitioners will be enabled to develop a greater understanding of what their role is in the overall management of the offender/client in the community.  Using case studies and “best practice” examples, the practitioner will develop a “tool kit” that will help them recognise “risky behaviour” and in turn know what to do about it.  

Exploitation & Grooming

The sexual exploitation of children and young people has been identified throughout the UK, in both rural and urban areas, and in all parts of the world. It affects boys and young men as well as girls and young women. This one day course is aimed at practitioners in voluntary, independent and statutory agencies who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers.

De-escalation Techniques

This one day course will enable attendees to improve their techniques for dealing with conflict by exploring different approaches to calming an agitated individual whilst learning from the experience. The training is intended to ensure that there is consistency in the interests of all concerned and that participants understand that the organisation has a duty to ensure that it is meeting its obligations in a non-confrontational, safe environment where calmness and reason prevail.

Gang Culture

Gang culture and the involvement of young people in gangs is a phenomenon that has attracted increasing interest as the numbers of young people involved in gangs has grown across the UK. Concern over the behaviour of young people in gangs and the increase in violence and the use of weapons has grown in schools, in neighbourhoods and communities and in towns and cities. This one day course will consider an issue that is well enough researched but widely misrepresented in the media. It is designed for those working with young people in schools, in community settings and projects who have an interest in this area. The workshop will be a mix of presentation, discussion and experiential work in exploring gang culture.

Sexual Exploitation

This one day course helps practitioners to understand the complexities involved with child sexual exploitation issues and be aware of how to recognise it, who is most at risk, why young people respond in the way that they do and how children become implicated in CSE. The course also provides essential information on what constitutes best practice for responding to concerns and making referrals to social care.

Honour Based Violence Awareness

This comprehensive course is designed to enable better detection and protection of children & adults at risk of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence. The course describes the motivators for forcing women (and men) to marry and identifies practice issues, cultural sensitivity and community beliefs behind perpetrating honour based violence.


Learners will explore the impact on victims, as well as assess and manage risk to increase safety through recognising any warning signs of abuse. You will increase your knowledge of the resources and support services available and be equipped to take appropriate action when a disclosure is made regarding fear of or actual forced marriage and honour based violence.

Human Trafficking

Our one day Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery course is designed to provide learners with an awareness of the signs of exploitation and trafficking in the UK. From forced benefit fraud to child sexual exploitation and cannabis farms this course teaches you the signs that should set alarm bells ringing.

 

This course will teach you best practice methods for talking to victims and understanding the barriers that prevent victims from trusting and cooperating with authorities. You'll also look at how victims are trafficked, what makes people vulnerable to trafficking, and how to support victims and make accommodations for the effects of trauma.

Keeping Children Safe Online

This one day training programme for professionals will provide them with an improved understanding of the risks children face online as well as guidance on strengthening policies and procedures to protect and support children. 

Legal High Awareness Training

In tandem with the Baseline Training Enhanced Tier 2 Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training, we have specifically developed this module to match the development needs of organisations that engage with clients that are using Novel (New) Psychoactive Substances (NPS) – ‘Legal Highs’.

 

This one day course is essential for anyone who requires a more thorough and in-depth knowledge of current drug use trends and related issues, which include the most up to date information about NPS - ‘Legal Highs”. 

Female Genital Mutilation

This one day course is designed for professionals working with children, young people and adults. This training will help all professionals become aware of what Female Genital Mutilation is and how it affects an individual. It will also cover who is at risk of Female Genital Mutilation. The focus is in improving practitioner’s understanding of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the importance of multi-agency working and engagement with communities.

Mental Capacity Act

This one day course will enable attendees to improve their understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and ensure that they are given the skills and knowledge to safeguard vulnerable clients and themselves. This training course is intended to ensure that there is consistency in the interests of all concerned and that participants understand that the organisation has a duty to ensure that it is meeting its obligations.

MAPPA Awareness

MAPPA Awareness

MARAC

An interactive and practical one day course for those who have previously undertaken training in domestic abuse.  This course examines how to undertake risk assessment in a sensitive and appropriate manner and how this links to MARAC.  We will also look at support and safety options. 

PREVENT – Safeguarding those vulnerable to Radicalisation/Extremism

This one day course includes information on how Channel links to the government's counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) through the Prevent strategy. It also provides guidance on how to identify people who may be vulnerable to radicalization and how to refer them into the Channel programme. There are case studies to help you understand the process of identifying and referring vulnerable individuals, in addition to providing you with support.

Revolving Door-Creating the Environment for Change

This one day course has been developed to assist practitioners in working with clients who are involved with the Criminal Justice system. The "Revolving Door" service user is quite often one of the most difficult and challenging clients to support due to their chaotic and often resistant nature. Often serving both community and custodial sentences, this client group requires practitioners to have a firm grasp on effective inter-agency work that delivers positive outcomes. In "creating the environment for change", we as practitioners must adopt the following statement, " if everything remains the same then nothing will ever change".

Substance Misuse in the Criminal Justice Client

Substance Misuse in the Criminal Justice Client 

Women Who Offend

This one day course is aimed at those practitioners who engage with women who are involved with the criminal justice system. Women Who Offend is more than merely a training course. The “workshop” has been designed to heighten delegates’ awareness of the main issues that are prevalent when engaging with women service users who are perpetually struggling with offending behaviour.

Working With High Risk Clients

This one day course is essential for staff working within the care and support environment. When offering support to higher risk service users, staff must ensure that they are equipped to engage with this complex client group. This course will provide attendees with a thorough understanding of what risks are prevalent and what tools and agencies are available to help mitigate and manage the risks.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change provide an organised and systematic way of helping people to recognise their problems and to do something about them. The one day course is designed for anyone seeking to support vulnerable clients in making positive changes in their lives. Motivational Interviewing is a practical tool that can be used to support clients to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.

Suicidal Behavioural Awareness

There is a great deal of fear and stigma surrounding the subject of suicide. People often don’t know how to recognise people who might be thinking about suicide or how to respond to the person. This one day course will give delegates a clear process for suicide intervention and the confidence to the techniques learnt in day to day life. It will be valuable for anyone who may come into contact with someone who has thoughts of suicide or who works with groups at increased risk of suicide.

Depravation of Liberties Safeguarding

This one day course will enable attendees to improve their understanding of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and ensure that they are given the skills and knowledge to safeguard vulnerable clients and themselves. It is recommended that participants have attended the Mental Capacity Act training prior to attending this course as it will only be covered as an overview.

Dual Diagnosis

This one day course is for individuals who work with people who have mental health problems. It addresses the needs of service users with moderate problems relating to substance use and mental health. This course aims to provide information on how substances and mental health issues interrelate and how to work effectively with this client group.

Enhanced Tier 2 Drug and Alcohol Training Course

This one day course has been created to match the development needs of organisations that engage with clients that have complex needs. These needs may include substance misuse, dual diagnosis and involvement with the criminal justice system. ​This course is essential for anyone who requires a more thorough and in-depth knowledge of current drug use and related issues. This course also puts an emphasis on understanding the pharmacology surrounding substance misuse and explores the social impact of drug use in our society.

Mental Health Awareness

We believe that raising awareness about mental health is a vital step towards reducing the stigma that surrounds it. For far too long, people of all ages with mental health problems have been stigmatised and marginalised.  But in recent years, the picture has started to change. Public attitudes towards mental health are improving, and there is a growing commitment to change the way we think about it.

 

This one day course aims to raise awareness of mental health, and to understand and recognise the causes, symptoms and support options for a range of common and less-common mental health problems.

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