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Free learning and development event for social workers

Free learning and development event for social workers

Come and join us at our free event and take a tour of our learning and development platform, and learn about how we can support you with your professional development, and in maintaining your Social Work England registration.

We are holding a free event for members and guests  on Tuesday 23 March 6 pm- 7 pm to celebrate our recent accreditation, as well as to take you through a tour of our learning and development platform and member benefits.

We will also have a representative from the Golden Blues to talk about their offer for members.

Book your place, and bring your own drinks and snacks !

We would also like to hear from you about what else you would like to see on the site. What other CPD needs do you have?

Click on the latest events section of the website to see details of other events and to book your place.

To access the discounted rate, you will need to use your invitation code you were given when you received the information to join.

We look forward to seeing you !

Activity log for Social Work England Restoration

Activity log for Social Work England Restoration

The aim of this document is to assist you in evidencing the CPD activities you have undertaken to meet the Social Work England restoration requirements.


Get access to all resources, eLearning and discounted personnel development services.




Activity log for Social Work England Restoration

CPD Activity log for Social Workers

The aim of this document is to assist you in evidencing the CPD activities you have undertaken to meet the Social Work England annual CPD requirements

Get access to all resources, eLearning and discounted personnel development services.




Chinara Enterprises Provider of Training Excellence Accreditation

Chinara Enterprises Provider of Training Excellence Accreditation

Chinara Enterprises is proud to announce that today , Wednesday 17th March 2021, we were successful in gaining accreditation of Provider of Training Excellence (PTE), from the Professional Development Consortium (PDC).

This accreditation has been awarded as a result of a rigorous assessment of our learning and development activities and services for individuals and organisations, as well as our processes.

The PDC supports all those involved in providing continual professional development (CPD) and work with the Provider of Training Excellence organisation in assessing providers of training as well as courses, to ensure they are meeting the required professional standards.

The consortium was developed from a research project based at Kingston University Business school.

The PTE accreditation is a significant achievement for Chinara Enterprises , as  it demonstrates our commitment as a company to maintaining excellence in what we do. As we enter our 13th year as a business, and given the significant challenges the world has faced this past year, we could not be prouder of what we have achieved.

The accreditation shows that we:

  • Ensure our  content is of high quality and is developed from trusted resources. We work with subject matter experts to develop our learning and development material.
  • We follow processes adopted by sector leaders in training & learning
  • Our commitment to  providing an outstanding learning experiences for all of our learners and customers
  • Are committed to ensuring that our learners are able to measure impact  as a result of our learning and development activities 

As a customer, whether you are an individual, corporate client, member or non member, this will provide you with assurance of the quality of the learning and development we provide.

Our company will be required to undergo re accreditation every 2 years, to ensure that we continue to meet the PDC standards.

What does this mean for our customers ?

It means that our customers no matter who they are can be assured of excellent service. When you attend any of our learning  and development events, your certificate will bear the PTE logo, which provides assurance of the quality of our learning, which learners can show to employers, as well as add to your CPD portfolio.

We would like to thank all of our customers past and present, as well as our team of associates,  Chinara Enterprises team, partners, clients who have worked with us over the past 13 years , without whom we would not have achieved this.

We look forward to working the PDC team on maintaining our accreditation and promoting high quality CPD for all !

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World Social Work Day

World Social Work Day

Happy World Social Work Day 2021 !

Tell us what you are doing to celebrate it, tweet us @chinara1 with the #worldsocialworkday with your message or image.

The theme this year is Ubuntu  ” I am Because We are – Strengthening Social Solidarity and Global Connectedness ”

This theme resonates with me for so many reasons at this time, given the challenges we are facing with regards to the pandemic, our physical and mental well being, and the injustices we are seeing all over the world.

Over this past year, I have had many conversations since the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and in the past week the interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with Oprah Winfrey about racism and institutional racism.

These conversations have sadly shown me that we still have a long way to go, I am seeing a worrying rise in the increase of right wing views expressed in full view of the world, in all forms of media, giving rise to an increase in online and offline hate crime and bullying.

I am seeing more people and organisations reflecting on their own values, and practice within their own organisation.  I have also seen an increase in diversity in all forms of media, as a result of a sudden realisation of the importance of reflecting a more accurate portrayal of society.  Maybe companies have realised that they are not reaching out to diverse audiences or maybe the worldwide reaction to the recent events have made them reflect.

I have been involved in either delivering or developing  diversity training for over 30 years, and I often question the impact of diversity training, although years ago it was called race awareness, with more of a focus of learning about other cultures and what racism is, as opposed to encouraging participants to reflect on their own unconscious bias.

In the 1970’s s we saw the emergence of Black Identity theories such as Cross 1971, and in the 1990’s a rise in Black Identity training,in the wake of research  into the impact of transracial adoption, a common practice in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Fast forward 30 plus years, we now have Cultural Competency or Unconscious Bias training , which encourages us to reflect on our own values, and develop positive attitudes towards cultural differences, and gaining knowledge about different cultures  to enable us to understand more about different cultures and their experiences, to help build better relationship. It also encourages us to reflect on any unconscious bias we may have towards others.

The variations of culture or diversity training all have the same aim, which is to enable people to understand the constructs of racism and discrimination, to encourage reflection on one’s values and perceptions, with the aim of hopefully one day achieving  equality for all, an end to discrimination and racism as well as other forms of oppression.

So has it made a difference? 

The Home Office published a report in 2018, which showed in the years 2017/18 there were over 94, 000 hate crimes recorded by  Police in England and Wales, an increase of over 17% from the previous year. In  2019 that figure increased to over 97, 000 and in March 2020 there were over 105, 000 hate crimes reported.

As you can see that despite all legislation we have in place and all the training in place, we are seeing an increase year on year.

So what needs to change?

There needs to be personal as well as organisational shift. Its not enough just to have an equality and diversity policy, or mandatory equality and diversity training, that is merely a tick box exercise, when your organisation is not reflective of diversity at all levels, and your services do not meet the needs of diverse groups and staff are still experiencing inequality and discrimination.

Having celebrations in Black History month, or LGBT month and doing nothing the rest of the year, won’t have the same impact as having something that is integral in all of your celebrations and events, all year round.

When you go on training, do you reflect on what you need to do differently? Do you reflect on your own values and perceptions?

If we want to bring about any form of sustainable and long lasting change, we need to start with self. We need to value the diversity of other cultures, of people from different backgrounds, ages, genders, ability and disability, and show it in our actions.

Creating that domino effect, wherein you model the behaviour you want to see in others is one way in which we can bring about this change.

I would love to hear your own thoughts on the theme. Follow us on Twitter or on Facebook Chinara Enterprises and leave your views.

I also want to take the time to say a personal thank you to all social workers who have worked through one of the most challenging times during the past year, putting yourselves at risk to ensure that there is a service for all who need it during the pandemic.

We see a lot of claps for the NHS, who I know have found it equally if not more challenging during this time, and with very little reward.

Be proud of what you have achieved, I know I am proud of my contribution to social work, and feel very lucky to be doing something that I enjoy.

I shall be sharing my social work journey next week as part of our first free members event, as well as providing a guided tour of the new platform.

I hope to see you there !

CPD events 

If you are in one of our members areas, you will benefit from discounted rates on all of our courses.

You can also access discounted rates for Making Research Count (MRC) events.  A gentle reminder that you can only access the special rate for MRC events through this link, you will pay more if you book direct with MRC, so please do not email MRC to book.

Click on the latest events section of the website to see details of other events and to book your place.

To access the discounted rate, you will need to use your invitation code you were given when you received the information to join.

If you do not remember your invitation code, then please get in touch.

CPD hot topic !

We are really pleased to be launching an important seminar on the Liberty Protection Safeguards.

This is an essential briefing to gain an insight into the key legislative changes regarding mental capacity.

We have one of the leading lawyers Tim Spencer Lane,  speaking at this seminar, with a Q and A.

Date: Tuesday 20th April  2021

Time: 6pm-7.30 pm

In July 2018, the government published a Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which passed into law in May 2019. It replaces the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) with a scheme known as the Liberty Protection Safeguards

This seminar will provide an overview of the following:

Background to the LPS – why they were introduced and key principles
What types of arrangements can be authorised and by whom?
The authorisation process
The key safeguards – including rights to advocacy and the Court of Protection
Other features of the LPS – including interim authorisations and the Mental Health Act interface
Next steps – the public consultation on the Code and regs, and transitional arrangements

Facilitator: Tim Spencer Lane

Tim is a lawyer who specialises in mental capacity, mental health, and social care law. He works for the Government Legal Department (Department of Health and Social Care) where he advises on mental capacity and mental health law.

At the Law Commission, Tim led the review of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

The fee is £20 + VAT for non members

£15 + VAT for members

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