Online Learning / Events in Luton

February/March 2021

Fostering and Social Care Services Events

 

Throughout 2021 The Mulberry Bush and Orb8 are hosting a series of events for fostering and social care services. Bookings are open now for the next two events in the series ‘Foster Care & Therapeutic Communication: Using Relationships as a Bridge’ and ‘Unveiling the Elephant in the Rom: Talking About Difficult Things’. 

Further details about both of these events can be found below along with information about our ‘Early Bird’ booking offers for both events which offer you the chance to book your ticket for each event for just £10!



Foster Care & Therapeutic Communication
Using Relationships as a Bridge
Friday 12th February 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Online via Zoom


Learning Objectives:
To improve relationships through communication with emotionally troubled children
To better understand behaviour as a communication
To share strategies for supporting children with verbal and non verbal communication
To better understand cues in non verbal communications

Programme:

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome and Introductions
10.10 – 10.30 John Agudelo (Mulberry Bush Therapies and Networks Team)
Principles of Therapeutic Communication 10.30 – 10.40
Q&A 10.40 – 11.00
Small Group Discussion 11.00 – 11.20 Greg DeSmidt, (Mosaic Foster Care)
Systemic Issues in Foster Care 11.20 – 11.30
Q&A 11.30 – 11.50
Small Groups 11.50 – 12.00
Short Break 12.00 – 12.20 Jane Herd (Orb8)
Mind your Language 12.20 – 13.00
Q&A and Plenary discussion – Where do we go from here?

Early Bird Ticket Offer Book your ticket by the 5th February for just £10 (after this date tickets will cost £20)   Book Your Ticket Here   



Unveiling the Elephant in the RoomTalking About Difficult Things
Friday 19th March 2021 9.30am – 1pm

Online via Zoom


Learning Objectives:
To improve confidence in talking with children about painful things
To be better able to contain difficult feelings
To be able to discuss uncomfortable issues in a safe way
UTo help resolve and work through issues through relational work

Programme:

09.30 – 09.40 Welcome and Introductions.
09.40 – 10.10  Marya Hemmings (The Mulberry Bush Third Space)
Children and their Offending Family – Where to Begin? 10.10 – 10.20
Q&A 10.20 – 10.40
Small Group Discussion 10.40 – 11.10 Clair Hall (HMP Gartree): 
                     
Books by Prisoners for their Children 11.10 – 11.20
Q&A 11.20 – 12.00
Small Groups 12.00 – 12.10
Short Break 12.10 – 12.40
Roanna Bond and Kim Hardie (Ash Eton Therapeutic Community, Kent and Medway NHS Trust

Experiential Drama Therapy Workshop 12.40 – 13.00
Q&A and Plenary Discussion – Where do we go from here?

Early Bird Ticket Offer Book your ticket by the 12th March for just £10 (after this date tickets will cost £20)   Book Your Ticket Here    

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Luton Parent Carer Voice Virtual Coffee Afternoon

Friday 12th February 2021 – 14.00 to 15.00

Please find below an invitation to next week’s virtual coffee session. The new interim steering group are very keen to meet with parent carers and have a chat about their plans and areas that parents might want them to look at.

It will be very informal, but we would like you to book on via this link – https://bit.ly/3r9X05c.

Luton Parent Carer Voice introductions The newly formed steering group would like to invite you to join them for a cream tea and a catch up to meet the team. bit.ly

If interested, you will need a link to access the virtual room, and this will be sent to you once booking has been completed. We will be organising for a cream tea to be delivered in advance of the meeting, so we’ll be asking for a delivery address.

Family Fund – Information and Support Webinar

Thursday 18th February 2021 – 10.00 to 11.30

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Free SEND Workforce Training Courses 2021

As part of the SEND Improvements Programme, we are pleased to announce that our new SEND Training Offer for professionals across Education, Social Care and Health sectors, is now available via the Schools Support Services website – please click the button below for more information.  

This is an important Continuing Professional Development opportunity for colleagues to enhance their knowledge and skills about working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their families of SEND. We would recommend that you should be accessing this training to ensure you are up to date with SEND. 

All the training highlighted below is suitable for professionals across education, social care, health and the voluntary and community sector, and is now available.

Please cascade / share this info with your colleagues.  

Virtual Training Offer
For any of our virtual training, you will need to log in and create an account in order to book on to any training.  To register, use the details at the top of the page on the schools training site.   BOOK TRAINING NOW     https://mcusercontent.com/1f2ee8824f010bdb0531edad4/images/28304371-f289-4809-80d6-cd14d9f244d1.png
Education Health Care Assessment Training
Tuesday 23 February 2021, 10am-12pm
Tuesday 23 February 2021, 1pm-3pm

This course aims to give participants an understanding of the EHCP legislation and Luton’s processes.   


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Thursday 25 February 2021, 2:00-3:30pm

This course aims to provide an overview of the SEND reforms, explore the Preparing for Adulthood pathways; why Person Centred Planning (PCP) is important; to understand the importance of raising aspirations of children; young people and everyone around them. There will be an opportunity to discuss the importance of planning with children, young people and everyone who supports them.   


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Annual Review of Education Health Care Plans (EHCP) Training Tuesday 2 March 2021, 10am-12am
Tuesday 2 March 2021, 1pm-3pm

This course aims to give participants an understanding of the annual review legislation of Education Health Care Plans and Luton’s processes.

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Lead Professional Training
Tuesday 9 March 2021, 10am-12pm


This course aims to provide participants with an insight into the role of the Lead Professional and the skills required to be effective.

Being a lead professional can be both challenging but also an exceptionally rewarding experience. This training focuses on:  the role of the lead professional (LP); the skills needed to be an effective lead professional; the best ways to engage with children and young people / their families and other professionals; to gain the voice of the child, including younger children and those with more severe communication difficulties; how to manage harder to engage clients and more challenging relationships and meetings.    


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Person Centred Planning
Tuesday 9 March 2021, 10am-12pm
Tuesday 23 March 2021, 10am-12pm

This course aims to provide participants with an understanding of person centred planning and promoting the voice of the child/young person. 

Person centred planning is vital if we are to put the child with special educational needs and disabilities and their families at the heart of all that we do. This training focuses on:  understanding the principles of person centred planning and promoting the voice of the child;  understanding requirements in legislation; exploring a range of practical person centred planning tools and techniques to enable all children and young people to be actively involved to have a voice in meetings and decisions that affect them   

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Preparing for Adulthood from the earliest years for children and young people with additional needs and Educational and Health Care Plans

25th February 202

As part of our SEND improvement work, we have available to all practitioners across Luton raising awareness training on understanding the importance of Preparing for Adulthood for our children and young people with additional needs and EHCP’s.

This one and a half hour on line  training on the 25th February, 2.00 pm – 3.30pm will be delivered by Ellen Atchison from the national  Preparing for Adulthood team. This session will provide practitioners to gain an understanding of how best to prepare young people to think about the support they might need as they move on from education and into adulthood. The invitation is for practitioners who work with or support children and young people with additional needs . The course objectives are:

  • To provide an overview of the SEND reforms
  • Explore the Preparing for Adulthood pathways
  • Why Person Centred Planning (PCP) is important
  • To understand the importance of raising aspirations of children, young people and everyone around them
  • An opportunity to discuss the importance of planning with children, young people and everyone who supports them.

To book your place on this training please click here which will take you to the training booking page .

It is important to ensure that you register on this website initially to create an account. You will then be able to book the training.

Please note we are also running  more advanced training for practitioners who are actively  involved in preparing advises for EHCP and about writing outcomes for Plans. This training is also advertised on the website.

Kidz to Adultz

 
Only One Month to Go Until Kidz to Adultz Venue to Virtual!  

FREE online event – Week Commencing 1st March

Dedicated to children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers, and the professionals who support them right across the UK and much further afield.

This free virtual event will take place during week commencing 1st March 2021. The online platform offers visitors virtual access to the many exhibitors, companies, voluntary and support organisations who will be showcasing their products, equipment and outlining details of their services at various times during the week-long event.
   
Find out more information on each of our exhibitors HERE!
Come and join us!  
FREE visitors registration HERE!
Interested in exhibiting? Click HERE!

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Autism Bedfordshire Events

Please click on the link below to find out what upcoming events are going on: https://www.autismbedfordshire.net/upcoming-events/

SWAN UK

SWAN UK (syndromes without a name) is the only dedicated support network available for families of children and young adults with undiagnosed genetic conditions in the UK. It is run by the charity Genetic Alliance UK.

Please click on the link to find out their latest news and events: https://www.undiagnosed.org.uk/news-events/