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Chinara Enterprises launches brand new learning and development portal

Chinara Enterprises launches brand new learning and development portal

At long last we are proud to be launching our brand new website and learning and development platform !

So what’s new?

We wanted to improve the user experience on the platform, so if you want to find something on the site, we have a new search function where you can type in the item you are looking for, and it brings up your search results.

Events page with  discounted rates for members

We have built our own online event platform, so you can buy direct from our website without paying the extra booking fees you incur from other sites such as Eventbrite, giving you more choice on how you book.

All purchases are made through our secure online payment system and you can also cancel tickets if you need to.

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 enter the email you log in with and enter a discount code issued to members. The code can only be used by each member, once per event

The discounts do not apply to any of the MRC events, as they are already discounted. If you are not in one of our members areas this code will not work.

We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Making Research Count Team, part  of King’s College London, to bring you exclusive access to their open programme of events.   You can only access this rate if you book through our events page or on Eventbrite

Free members events

Throughout the year we will be hosting free events for members on a range of topics.  If you have any suggestions for a topic or would like to facilitate  a session get in touch share your skills and knowledge.

Brand new membership portal

If you are already a member in one  of our learners areas such as Return to Social Work or Social Work Together Essentials, you are given free access to the learning and development resources and discounted rates for our events and services.

Access to useful resources

In the resources section some of the free content is restricted to members only, to access locked content you will need to be logged into the site.

Free access to the Golden Blues 

The Golden Blues is a broker who are able to negotiate special offers on a range of insurance and financial products. For example through the Golden Blues I was able to access private healthcare , and i receive regular rewards that sometimes cover the cost of my monthly premium ! So I end up getting  free private healthcare.

Unlimited access to free e learning

We are creating more e learning courses for you to access.

Discounted rates on 1-1 services.

For example on coaching, mentoring or reflective supervision

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 £25 + VAT for non members

£15 + VAT for members

Click here to book

The website also has information about our business services for organisations, read more about what we offer and some of our achievements.

We hope that you will find the website refreshing, and if there is anything you would like to see then  email us info@chinaraenterprises.com

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events very soon !

Chinara Enterprises Learning and Development Events

Chinara Enterprises Learning and Development Events

Time to start planning your ongoing continual professional development(CPD) for 2021 With over 90,000 social workers having just renewed their professional social work registration its a good time to start planning your regular CPD. 

We are pleased to be launching a wide range of CPD events for social workers and those who want to upskill themselves. We have listed a few of our upcoming events, more will be added over the coming months.

We are pleased to launch our 2021 programme of events. We will be adding more programmes in the coming months.

If you are a member then you can enjoy our special discounted rates with courses starting from of £15 + VAT and fees. If you are not a member and would like to know more, then contact us for more information.

Chinara Enterprises has a team of associates that cover a range of specialisms, which include social work, coaching, mentoring, project management, training and business development.

If you are a registered social worker, you need to undertake regular CPD and reflect on it, so why. not make 2021 the year you make a regular appointment with yourself to maintain your CPD.

Course Title: Learning cycle and reflective learning

 

Date Thursday 21 January 2021

Facilitator: Shahilla Barok

Target Audience: Social Workers and anyone wishing to identify and maximise their learning style

Learning Objectives

This 90 minute webinar covers:• Identify how you learn best
• Introduction to the Learning Cycle
• Apply the learning cycle to your learning style
• Describe meaningful reflection
• Embed reflective learning to your course
• Use spacing to embed learning

Fee: £25 + VAT and booking fee for non members

£15 + VAT and booking fee for members

Click here to book

Course Title: Continual Professional Development (CPD) Masterclass

 

 

Learning Objectives

All social workers registered with Social Work England are required to maintain and evidence their CPD before the annual renewal deadline in November each year.

This event aims to :
To talk through the  CPD requirements for Social Work England and use group work to demonstrate how to meet the requirements and record online

To work through examples on how to meet the requirements to provide more confidence in regular recording and reflecting of your CPD

Date Monday 25 January 2021 5.30 pm-7.00 pm, Monday 15 March 2021

Facilitator: Carol Stewart: Director Chinara Enterprises

Target Audience: Registered Social Workers

Fees: £25 + VAT for non members, £15 + VAT and fees for members

Click here to book

Course Title: Group Reflective Supervision for Social workers in adult’s social work

 

 

Facilitator Sue Conn

Learning Objectives

Chinara Enterprises is pleased to be launching the first in our series of group reflective supervisions.

Targeted at independent social workers, or those who do not have access to reflective supervision from a qualified and experienced social worker.

The reflective supervision sessions, provide a space for social workers to critically reflect on their practice, and apply learning to practice

The sessions will be facilitated by qualified and experienced social workers and will be in groups of up 10 people. Each group includes up to 5 sessions that take place bi-monthly.

You can choose one of five sessions or attend all five. You can choose your preferred specialism of Adults social work or Children and Families social work.

The sessions will provide an opportunity to:

 Develop an understanding of the principles of reflective supervision

 Develop the skills to give and receive reflective supervision

 Learn about the different models of supervision

 Reflect of case study examples

 Plan your personal development

The reflective supervision sessions will support you in reflecting on your continual professional development (CPD) as part of the mandatory requirement to record and reflect on CPD for Social Work England.

Dates: You can choose one or all five sessions: 28/1/21, 24/3/21, 27/5/21, 28/7/21, 29/9/21

Times: 6 pm -7.30 pm

Fees: £35 + VAT and fees for members

£25 + VAT and fees for non members

There will be a maximum of 10 per session

Click here to book

Course Title: Group Reflective Supervision for Child and Family Social Workers

Facilitator Sue Skrobanski

Learning Objectives

Chinara Enterprises is pleased to be launching the first in our series of group reflective supervisions.

Targeted at independent social workers, or those who do not have access to reflective supervision from a qualified and experienced social worker.

The reflective supervision sessions, provide a space for social workers to critically reflect on their practice, and apply learning to practice

The sessions will be facilitated by qualified and experienced social workers and will be in groups of up 10 people. Each group includes up to 5 sessions that take place bi-monthly.

You can choose one of five sessions or attend all five. You can choose your preferred specialism of Adults social work or Children and Families social work.

The sessions will provide an opportunity to:

 Develop an understanding of the principles of reflective supervision

 Develop the skills to give and receive reflective supervision

 Learn about the different models of supervision

 Reflect of case study examples

 Plan your personal development

The reflective supervision sessions will support you in reflecting on your continual professional development (CPD) as part of the mandatory requirement to record and reflect on CPD for Social Work England.

Dates: You can choose one or all five sessions: 10/2/21, 14/4/21, 9/6/21, 11/8/21, 13/10/21

Times: 6 pm -7.30 pm

Fees: £35 + VAT and fees for members

£25 + VAT and fees for non members

There will be a maximum of 10 per session

Click here to book

Course Title: Dealing with Difficult and Challenging Conversations

 

 

Facilitator: Jill Webb

Target Audience: Social Workers or other professionals working with the public

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session you will:

  1. Have considered what makes conversations difficult
  2. Identified some strategies for deal with challenging situations
  3. Use case studies to develop your skills in this arena

 

Date: More dates to be added

Fees: £25 + VAT and booking fees for non members

£15 + VAT and booking fees for members

Email to enquire

Course Title: Resilience Through Coaching

 

Date: Monday 22 February 2021

Facilitator: Fiona Bryan

Target Audience: Social Workers and other professionals who would like to develop resilience techniques

Learning Objectives

What does ‘being resilient’ mean?
How resilient are you currently?
Sharing values and what’s important
Identifying personal resilience goals using the Wheel of Life
Group (blind) coaching to set and start addressing personal resilience goals

Fees: £25 + VAT and booking fees for non members

£15 + VAT and booking fees for members

Click here to book

Course title: Understanding, Stress, Pressure and Burnout

 

 

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

Facilitator: Sarah Jones

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:
• Define what is meant by stress, pressure and burnout
• Understand the main causes of stress and burnout
• Recognise the signs and symptoms of stress and burnout
• Understand the impact of stress on an individual’s performance

Fees £25 + VAT and booking fee for non members

£15 + VAT and booking fees for members

Click here to book

To view more of the learning and developments we have available, visit our events page

Members in any of our learners areas receive a discount, just enter your email to receive the discount

If you have any queries about any of these events please email us

We look forward to seeing you at these events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just 2 days to go to renew registration with Social Work England and upload CPD

Just 2 days to go to renew registration with Social Work England and upload CPD

With just over 2 days to go for social workers to renew their registration with Social Work England and upload at least one piece of  evidence of continual professional development (CPD), why is that after nearly 11 months, despite countless engagement events, webinars and free guidance, that there are still over 25% of social workers have not yet renewed their registration or uploaded their CPD?

An article in Community Care  dated 26th November revealed that 25% have yet to renew and risk being de registered on December 1st, there were calls from unions, and employers to extend the deadline.

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

Chinara Enterprises Learning and Development Events

Chinara Enterprises Learning and Development Events

Time to start planning your ongoing continual professional development(CPD) for 2021 With over 90,000 social workers having just renewed their professional social work registration its a good time to start planning your regular CPD. 

We are pleased to be launching a wide range of CPD events for social workers and those who want to upskill themselves. We have listed a few of our upcoming events, more will be added over the coming months.

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

 

 

Celebrating 12 years in business 16th April 2020

Celebrating 12 years in business 16th April 2020

On this day 16th April 2008 , twelve years ago, I proudly registered my own limited company. It’s been the most amazing journey to say the least.


The Chinara logo

I started Chinara Enterprises so that I could do everything that I enjoy doing under through one company. All of my life I have been committed to developing and supporting people, as well as creating opportunities to bring people together and promoting talent.

The name Chinara is of Nigerian origin and means God receives, and I chose that not just because of my faith, but because I believe that every person has the ability to realise their potential. The candle symbol in my logo represents the light that shines inside all us, and my aspiration is to enable people and organisation to achieve their ambitions and provide a beacon of hope to others.

Over the past 12 years I have had the opportunity to work and engage with so many amazing people through all of the many organisations I have worked with. With an expert team of associates that has grown over the years, we have been able to achieve successes in a number of areas. My very first contract was with the then Children’s Workforce Development Council, this was then merged with the Department for Education. We worked with over 30 young people to develop a good practice guide in participation with young people for the children’s workforce.

Since then the Chinara Enterprises team have been engaged on a number of interim assignments for local councils have organised events, large concerts, conferences, offered mentoring, coaching, supervision, activities for young people, supported charities and much more !!

Its hard to say what we are most proud of as there are so many things and so many people who have been a part of our journey. My right hand people Stephanie Brown and Michael Cheesman have been my constant support from day when I started, and we are still an awesome team. I would not be where I am without their support, guidance and patience. My family too have been a source of constant support and encouragement, especially my son and my late daughter, who often get called upon to assist me with our many projects. The refreshed website in fact was designed and developed my my son’s company You Now Have Digital and Delton Digital

Our associate team has grown over the 12 years, I now have a database of over 100 associates across the country who provide training, coaching, mentoring and consultancy. I would also like to thank my accountants Bayar Hughes and Co and my insurance broker Acorn Insurance, and my solicitor Richard Long who have also stuck by me in my 12 years.

We are very excited to be working on the national Return to Social Work Programme again this year. This will be the third year running the programme, and we have been proud to see the achievements of previous candidates on the programme. Check out the Return to Social Work page for more information about the programme https://www.local.gov.uk/return-to-social-work.

We have had some great feedback from our customers over the years below are just a few

“I’ve found Carol and Chinara Enterprises to be highly knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to social work and anything to do with Social Work England. She ran a CPD workshop for our locum candidates and we received such lovely and appreciative feedback with some asking for more workshops to be run. She has also provided interview coaching for some of my candidates which has been informative and useful to said candidates. Carol is approachable and friendly, and I would highly recommend her and her knowledge to any social work agency or social workers in general.”
Sian Homer – Senior Recruitment Consultant
Connect2Socialwork
(Part of Commercial Services Trading Ltd)https://www.connect2staff.co.uk/jobseekers/sectors/qualified-social-workers/#!/

I want to congratulate Chinara Enterprises on its 12th anniversary.
It is a tremendous achievement, one that you should be exceptionally proud of as you have put a lot of work into the company and it is evidently clear the fruits of your labour is yielding good business opportunities for you.
Keep up the fantastic work as you are an inspiration to others to follow.
Well done
Everett Henry
Director
Commtas http://www.commtas.com/

“I have known Carol, both professionally and personally for a number of years. Carol is an amazing individual with a wealth of knowledge, experience and ability who is both well liked and respected as a teacher, mentor and social worker. Carol started Chinara Enterprises a number of years ago and I have been fortunate enough to work with her on a variety of occasions.
I would highly recommend Chinara Enterprises to anyone looking for high-quality, sector specific social work/return to social work training provider. I wish Carol and her associates the very best for the future”
Chris Griffin
Commercial Director
Social Personnel https://socialpersonnel.com/

Thank you for the webinar. It really helped me to focus on my development and assisting my social work team to ensure they are focussing on their own development and compliant with the expectations of social work England. I will share my learning with the team.
If you are doing a webinar aimed at newly qualified social workers or students this would be useful
W. S
Attendee on a recent CPD webinar

Finally I would like to thank all of you who have supported Chinara Enterprises on our journey over the past 12 years, whether you are a client, supplier, promoter, artist, attendee, associate . We have a very exciting journey ahead of us, and we look forward to another 12 years and more ! Until our next blogg !!

Kingston Upon Thames: Evaluating and Monitoring Social Worker Standards

Kingston Upon Thames: Evaluating and Monitoring Social Worker Standards

Carol Stewart of Chinara Enterprises has developed a template for the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames to evaluate and monitor the Social Worker standards, this template is being used nationally.

Good social work can transform people’s lives and protect them from harm. In order to achieve consistently high outcomes for service users, social workers must have the skills and knowledge to establish effective relationships with children, adults and families, professionals in a range of agencies and settings and members of the public.

Social workers need to be confident, articulate and professional with highly developed listening, oral and written skills. They also need stamina, emotional resilience and determination.

Evidence submitted to the Social Work Task Force highlighted the need for a set of standards and supervision framework for all employers of social workers. These standards and framework set out the shared core expectations of employers which will enable social workers in all employment settings to work effectively. Good supervision has been shown to provide more consistent outcomes for children, adults and families.

The Standards for Employers and Supervision Framework build on existing guidelines for employers of social workers, and it is envisaged that these expectations will be incorporated within the emerging self-regulation and improvement framework for public services. The standards will inevitably then inform the revised inspection frameworks that will be aligned to this developing approach to public service regulation.

The standards apply to all employers and relate to all registered social workers that they employ, including managers and student social workers within the organisation. However, the landscape in which social work is delivered is changing. Social workers may be sourced through an employment agency, may provide their services as independent social workers on a locum or consultancy basis, and may be employed in the statutory, private, voluntary or independent sector, as well as in other organisations such as higher education institutions. Employment arrangements and responsibilities have become more complex but it is expected that these standards will be relevant to and adopted in all settings in which social workers are employed.

Employers should ensure that their systems, structures and processes promote equality and do not discriminate against any employee.

All employers providing a social work service should establish a monitoring system by which they can assess their organisational performance against this framework, set a process for review and, where necessary, outline their plans for improvement.