The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:00 - 16:00

This course is designed to show schools Building Managers how to use Concerto. It will enable them to view, send and request documents for their site to maintain red box compliance. The Council’s aim is to ensure building compliance and transparency of data for all sites within Waltham Forest.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:30 - 13:00

• Understanding the role of the designated Safeguarding Lead Professional and key areas of responsibility
• Understanding of the legislation and guidance underpinning their organisation’s policy, procedures and practice when responding to concerns about a child’s safety or welfare
• Ability to evidence compliance with Ofsted requirements to ensure all children are safe
• Ensuring that all staff in education settings are clear about possible indicators of ‘abuse’ and how these should be managed
• Awareness of the definitions of abuse and neglect and significant harm in order to make appropriate referrals for intervention
• Understanding the barriers that stop staff reporting concerns and how to overcome these
• Understanding of the processes followed by Children’s Social Care when a referral is made and the thresholds for intervention
• For the designated Safeguarding Lead Professional to be actively involved in collaborative decision-making and the process for managing disagreement and or challenge
• Identify training required for staff within their setting to ensure best practice
• Learning from serious case reviews
• Awareness of best practice and how this safeguards children and staff in relation to confidentiality, information sharing, information gathering, recording, transferring records to receiving settings, whistle blowing, professional boundaries and managing disclosures of abuse from children to promote best outcomes
• Strategies to ensure that there are systems in place to monitor and evaluate outcomes for children who are in need or suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00 - 18:00

All champions/nominated persons to have good awareness of the issue of private fostering so they will then be able to raise awareness within their own agency.

Multi-agency core group B, C (health level 2-3).

Attendance counts towards HCPC post-registration and continuous professional development.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00 - 12:00

This course is designed to show schools Building Managers how to use Concerto. It will enable them to view, send and request documents for their site to maintain red box compliance. The Council’s aim is to ensure building compliance and transparency of data for all sites within Waltham Forest.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:30 - 16:00

• Understanding the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and key areas of responsibility
• Understanding of the legislation and guidance underpinning their organisation’s policy, procedures and practice when responding to concerns about a child’s safety or welfare
• Ability to evidence compliance with OfSTED requirements to ensure all children are safe
• Ensuring that all staff in education settings are clear about possible indicators of ‘abuse’ and how these should be managed
• Awareness of the definitions of abuse and neglect and significant harm in order to make appropriate referrals for intervention
• Understanding the barriers that stop staff reporting concerns and how to overcome these
• Understanding of the processes followed by Children’s Social Care when a referral is made and the thresholds for intervention
• For the Designated Safeguarding Lead to be actively involved in collaborative decision-making and the process for managing disagreement and or challenge
• Identify training required for staff within their setting to ensure best practice
• Learning from serious case reviews
• Awareness of best practice and how this safeguards children and staff in relation to confidentiality, information sharing, information gathering, recording, transferring records to receiving settings, whistle blowing, professional boundaries and managing disclosures of abuse from children to promote best outcomes
• Strategies to ensure that there are systems in place to monitor and evaluate outcomes for children who are in need or suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm

An Introduction to Safeguarding course should have been attended within the last year if this is the participant's first time on a DSL course.

Please note – Managers & Deputies should not attend together.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:30 - 16:00

• Understanding the role of the designated Safeguarding Lead Professional and key areas of responsibility
• Understanding of the legislation and guidance underpinning their organisation’s policy, procedures and practice when responding to concerns about a child’s safety or welfare
• Ability to evidence compliance with Ofsted requirements to ensure all children are safe
• Ensuring that all staff in education settings are clear about possible indicators of ‘abuse’ and how these should be managed
• Awareness of the definitions of abuse and neglect and significant harm in order to make appropriate referrals for intervention
• Understanding the barriers that stop staff reporting concerns and how to overcome these
• Understanding of the processes followed by Children’s Social Care when a referral is made and the thresholds for intervention
• For the designated Safeguarding Lead Professional to be actively involved in collaborative decision-making and the process for managing disagreement and or challenge
• Identify training required for staff within their setting to ensure best practice
• Learning from serious case reviews
• Awareness of best practice and how this safeguards children and staff in relation to confidentiality, information sharing, information gathering, recording, transferring records to receiving settings, whistle blowing, professional boundaries and managing disclosures of abuse from children to promote best outcomes
• Strategies to ensure that there are systems in place to monitor and evaluate outcomes for children who are in need or suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:30 - 12:30

The Early Help Service is hosting monthly multi-agency practice forums. There will be invited guest speakers and presentations from a range of organisations, an opportunity for you to network and spend the last half hour of every monthly practice session looking at cases that people want to share (anonymously) to get advice and support on.

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:30 - 12:15

The Educational Psychology Service is repeating successful training for Early Years Practitioners in PVIs and schools where participants will begin to understand what behaviour means, how to manage it and how to involve all staff in promoting positive behaviour

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:30 - 16:30

A TAF is a meeting that brings together children, young people, parents and practitioners and its function is to ensure families have an equal role in agreeing goals and actions that reflect the needs identified. A TAF allows information to be shared and ensures services are coordinated so that effective action and outcomes are properly planned, delivered and reviewed.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:00 - 12:00

Waltham Forest Early Years Consultants are offering all EY settings in the borough (PVI and maintained) the opportunity to be part of a universal ‘Health Check’ based on four OfSTED headings.
This work will enable the Waltham Forest Teaching and Learning Team to gain a complete overview of the needs and future direction of Early Years in the borough.
Analysis of this information will better inform Phase 2 – the commissioning of Sector led support - to target specific training requirements, school to school support and mentoring.

Issues covered at the session:
* Health Checks in schools explained – the rationale
* How the Health Checks will be carried out
* Who will carry out the Health Checks
* What will happen to the information gathered
* Part 2 – an overview of findings – Spring Conference

There will be an opportunity at the session to meet the team carrying out the Health Checks (Prospects Services).

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:30 - 12:30

The EHA for children and young people is a key part of the strategy to shift the focus from dealing with the consequences of difficulties in children's lives to preventing things from going wrong in the first place. It is a national approach to conducting an assessment of the needs of a child or young person and deciding how those needs should be met.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:00 - 17:00

The London Borough of Waltham Forest’s Schools Human Resources Service, in collaboration with Wardell Associates, Training & Consultancy Ltd, is pleased to announce the launch of an accredited Safer Recruitment workshop for schools in Waltham Forest. This is in response to the recent regulation changes as stated in the “Keeping Children Safe in Education July 2015” training requirement for recruitment panels. Wardell Associates were selected to deliver this training following a thorough assessment process that included a Head teacher representative, Schools Human Resources and the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

As you will know from 1 January 2010 it became mandatory that any appointments of school staff should be made by a recruitment panel that includes at least one person who has been trained in Safer Recruitment. This course is based on the updated version of the national accredited training that has been developed by the Safer Recruitment Consortium which has taken over responsibility for the design of the training.

The course is fully compliant with the national guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 2015 and includes an assessment that is a requirement for all school based participants.

The Safer Recruitment training will enable schools to fulfil their responsibility to have in place safe recruitment and selection practice within the wider context of safeguarding children and to make safeguarding children central to all we do.

This course is also open to childcare providers. Whilst it is not statutory for childcare providers to follow the Government’s safer recruitment requirements, following these procedures would be good practice and will ensure compliance with the EYFS statutory requirements regarding recruitment and employment law.

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:30 - 20:30

A workshop to support Childminders in making requests for help, support or protection to support families with Early Help needs.

Issues covered:
Identifying the correct procedure for raising any concerns
Highlighting thresholds for help and protection
Raising awareness of professionals' role

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:30 - 12:15

How to use visual supports to promote communication and understanding with children who may be non-verbal or have social communication delay
• Information on why Visual supports are so important
• Practical workshop on making and using visual aids

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:30 - 16:00

A variety of short presentations relating to schools data plus group discussion and networking opportunity.

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:30 - 19:30

Waltham Forest Schools Forum has an important role under the school funding arrangements introduced in April 2006. It has a consultative role in relation to the local distribution of school funding and it is also able to decide on certain proposals from the local authority which currently have to go to the Secretary of State for decision. Further information about Waltham Forest's Schools Forum and details of the next meeting can be found on the Waltham Forest Council website.

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:30 - 12:30

The meeting will provide updates on:

Department For Education - New regulations on Children Missing from Education
The Single Form and the MASH - Learning from the Serious Case Review, new systems and how the Local Authority can support schools
Procedures for Accurate Record Closures - Closing Records / Destinations on SIMS and B2B

Download the draft agenda to see further details.

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:00 - 18:00

All champions/nominated persons to have good awareness of the issue of private fostering so they will then be able to raise awareness within their own agency.

Multi-agency core group B, C (health level 2-3).

Attendance counts towards HCPC post-registration and continuous professional development.

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:00 - 12:00

In response to requests from local School Business Managers, the WF SBM Network has been created to compliment the local SBM networks.

Its purpose is to provide a forum through which SBMs needs can be voiced regarding the guidance, support and issues they are facing collectively.

The Network agendas will be created in partnership with SBMs. Meetings are likely to include: updates and guidance from Council Services; training/development workshops; and 'clinics'.

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:30 - 10:30

All champions/nominated persons to have good awareness of the issue of private fostering so they will then be able to raise awareness within their own agency.

Multi-agency core group B, C (health level 2-3).

Attendance counts towards HCPC post-registration and continuous professional development.

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