training materials

This set of web pages offers a brief outline of key topics and issues in Social Policy. The material is of the kind which would be tackled in a university course in the subject.

Training package designed to help trainers develop training for staff (such as midwives, health visitors and social workers) to develop their skills in raising sensitive issues with pregnant women.

It is designed to support the implementation of NICE guidance in maternity care with particular reference to CG110 Pregnancy and Complex Social Factors. It is also intended to have wider applicability to NICE guidance, which requires health and social care professionals to raise sensitive issues.

This training activity consists of 20 case scenarios and staff are asked to identify whether or not each scenario constitutes abuse of neglect. They are also asked to consider the needs of children at each developmental stage. These exercises can be done individually initially but require group discussion to explore issues effectively.

This short training scenario was originally used in the context of introductory child protection training. It gives brief information from which participants are asked to identify what they are concerned about and what they would do next. A school is concerned about the behaviour of a disabled child who receives monthly respite care.

This course is a mixture of didactic input and case scenario exercises. It also includes a PowerPoint presentation called 'A Multi Agency Understanding of Child Protection Related to Disability'. The course offers information on the current state of knowledge about the abuse of disabled children and the challenges of their adequate protection. There is then an opportunity for participants to make use of this knowledge using some brief case scenarios. Exercise can last approximately 2.5 hours and is appropriate for groups of 8-25.

These materials are intended to support teachers and pupils through their learning about the Children’s Hearings system. In preparing these, the aim has been to provide materials for use in the classroom within the PSE, Citizenship and Modern Studies curricula which will provide accurate information about the Hearings system and help pupils to gain a better understanding of the key issues.

The guide is based on practical experience. It provides tried and tested methods of working, for adults interested in encouraging young people to become actively involved in their local community and its regeneration. This guide is based on the experience and learning from Save the Children’s Community Partners Programme (2000 to 2005).

This is a participatory exercise designed to help participants identify and connect with the procedural, policy, guidance and legislative framework organisations require to maximise safety both for the children and young people they deliver services to and for the staff who deliver those services.

This resource is the website of Re-Solv, the national charity solely dedicated to the prevention of solvent and volatile substance abuse (VSA). Re-Solv operates throughout the United Kingdom. The site offers information about solvent and volatile substance abuse in a range of formats, including factsheets, more in depth on-line training courses and details about the range of other publications and services available through Re-Solv.

This is a light hearted training exercise with a serious purpose – to emphasise that good communication is essential and that information will diminish and become less accurate as it is passed on.