Chinara Enterprises networking event

Chinara Enterprises networking event

Come along and meet the team behind Chinara Enterprises Ltd

After nearly a year and a half of not being able to meet in person, we are really excited to be hosting our first live event this year.

An opportunity to meet the team, talk to us about your CPD requirements, and meet other members and our supporters.

We have reserved an area at the Hilton Hotel, London Islington,  53 Upper Street Islington I London N1 0UY I United Kingdom

We shall have a free drinks reception, ( limited free drinks, Wine, beer or soft drinks only) first come first served.

We shall be at Community Care Live earlier in the day, so if you are attending, then why not come along straight after the event, as it is right next to the venue !

Going live !

Going live !

In this edition

  • Community Care Live
  • Free CPD event

Community Care Live 

After nearly 18 months, we finally get the opportunity to attend live events ! Although we are still not out of the woods yet, we all still need to take precautions and do everything we can to reduce the spread of COVID 19 and keep ourselves safe and well.

Community Care Live, is one of the leading industry events for social workers and employers of social workers. The 2 day event includes a wide range of free seminars, exhibitors, employers, training companies and much more. The event is free to registered social workers, and takes place at the Business Centre on the 12th and 13th October

Chinara Enterprises will be exhibiting for the first time at this event, and we shall also be hosting a free networking event on the evening of the 12th October, straight after the first day of the exhibition

We have a unique link especially for our readers, to register for the event for free, if you are a registered social worker. To register for the event using our unique link click here

Attending Community Care Live, will enable you to not only meet your CPD requirements for Social Work registration, if you are looking for work, you will get the opportunity to meet with prospective employers

We shall be have information about the services we have on offer, as well as some very special event offers. We look  forward to seeing you there !

Free CPD event

Following our last live event on how to meet the CPD requirements for social work registration, we shall be hosting more live events on how to meet the CPD requirements. We are holding them at times to suit you. We will be talking through some examples of how to record on your Social Work England account, and provide an opportunity for you to share your examples .

To register visit our events page, and whilst you are there checkout our latest events.

Why not take out annual membership and benefit from huge savings and special offers for members and free events. Click on this page to find out more.

Our latest news: Consultations, and live events

Our latest news: Consultations, and live events

In this edition

  • Consultation on the health and well being of social workers. social care, nurses, midwives , allied health professionals 
  • Free live stream event 
  • Latest events

Consultations

Kings College London are conducting research to explore the health and wellbeing of social workers, social care workers,  nurses, midwives, Allied Healthcare Professional’s (AHPs), in UK during the Pandemic to formulate recommendations for improvements.

They ran 2 previous surveys (Phase 1 May-July 2020 and Phase 2 Nov 2020-Jan 2021) focussing on overall well-being and work-related quality of life decreased across the health and social care workforce during the pandemic.

What’s happening now?

Their current phase 3 survey (May-July 2021) is again examining the quality of working life, mental well-being, burnout and coping of  social care workers, social care workers, midwives, nurses, AHPs as they continue to work in the post-pandemic phase.  They  want to explore what’s changed over the last six months.

If you are a social worker, social care worker, midwife, nurse or AHP, who is currently employed (this includes working as an agency/bank worker) or self-employed in the UK during the Covid -19 pandemic (children’s or adults services and in any setting) then please share your experiences with by completing a short survey.  Please click on the survey link below  for further information on the study and the questionnaire to complete. This takes around 15 minutes to complete.

Please  click here to see some further information on the study and a questionnaire which will take 15 minutes to complete.

This is a joint project between the King’s College London research unit and teams from Ulster University, Queen’s University Belfast, Bath Spa University – it has full ethical approval.

Live streamed event

Last year I went live on facebook to talk about meeting the CPD requirements for Social Work England. I had a good response, so I have decided to host another one !

I will be sharing useful tips on how to meet the CPD requirements for Social Work England, as well as reflecting on the proposed changes to CPD standards.

Click on this link to watch live on 24th July

Latest events

All social workers by law have to maintain their continual professional development (CPD) on a regular basis. The CPD also needs to be recorded on their Social Work England account.

Chinara Enterprises has a range of CPD events and 1-1 services to support social workers maintain CPD.

Checkout our upcoming events. Chinara members benefit from huge savings on all events.

Why not take out annual membership and benefit from huge savings and special offers for members and free events. Click on this page to find out more.

 

Social Work England : Consultation on the Continual Professional Development (CPD) Standards

Social Work England : Consultation on the Continual Professional Development (CPD) Standards

Many of you who are on the Social Work England registered will have recorded and reflected on your CPD over the past year, and should be well underway in doing the same this year.

During the first year of their regulation of social work in England, they specified a minimum requirement of at least one piece of CPD, although they recommended recording at least 4 times per year.

On the website there are 2 versions of the template to record your CPD, some found the unstructured form easier to use.

They have also produced guidance for registrants who are not in direct front line practice, or currently not working.

As part of a series of reviews they are undertaking, Social Work England are carrying out a consultation on the CPD standards.

They are seeking views on the following :

  • An increase in the number of CPD entries from 1 to 2
  • Setting broad themes for CPD
  • The proposed template for recording
  • Social workers speaking with a registered social work peer as part of their CPD
  • Changes to validation
  • Measuring the impact

To take part in the consultation  click on this link, the survey closes 5pm , August 11.

At Chinara Enterprises we have a plethora of resources and affordable, flexible CPD to help social workers meet Social Work England’s requirement.

Free events for our members.

We have some free bite sized 30 minute sessions for our members coming up. You can RSVP to these events if you are logged in as a member on the learning and development platform on this site.

The free 30 minute bite sized events we have coming up are:

Shefali Shah , Director of Kingsley Knight Training will be sharing 5 key legal takeaways from her recent publication A Child’s Legal Journey through care and the importance for social care professionals to keep up to date with the law.10/6/21 : 6pm-6.30

Subscribers to the site can get a special offer on the book, click on the event for more details

Developing Self Confidence : 30/6/21

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right” Henry Ford

In this short taster session we will consider how our thinking patterns can impact on our self-confidence. And we will explore some of the confidence building tips and techniques that will enable you to take more control of your life.

If you are not a paid or registered member and would like to join, then contact us for more information, or visit our membership information on the site

Support to maintain your personal and professional development

We have a great range of learning and development events taking place over the next few months.

Group  reflective supervision sessions for adults:  27th May for adults social workers 

Understanding stress, pressure and burnout: June 1st 

Group reflective supervision for child and family social workers: 9th June 

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 for the events you will need to be logged in as a member. If you are not a member and would like to join, then sign up on the membership page

13 years and still going strong !

13 years and still going strong !

16th April marks another anniversary year for Chinara Enterprises !

I am really proud to be celebrating yet another year in business. This past year has been a very challenging one , both personally and professionally. However in spite of what challenges have come my way, Chinara Enterprises is still standing!

This time last year, we were in the midst of a national lockdown, and many business and individuals have suffered during this last year, and are still suffering. I have lost very close family and friends to COVID, and had my own personal health challenges too, and still found a way to keep going. Many people ask me, how do I do it? Carol don’t you ever sleep?

I have no secret to how I do what I do, no formula, its mainly my faith, having a great team around me who share the same values and aspirations for Chinara Enterprises, and have been a great source of support.

Over the past year Chinara Enterprises has had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects, I almost feel as if we contributed to the “war effort” as we delivered two national programmes to over 1,000 people to support them in returning to social work practice.

We were really honoured to have been selected to deliver the national Return to Social Work programme for the Local Government Association to 184 people from across England , we also worked with King’s College London to deliver training for the Social Work Together programme, for social workers who were placed on the temporary register with Social Work England, during COVID 19.

We had a high calibre of participants on the programme , and had nearly 80% successfully re register with Social Work England.

We were really pleased to be working with such a great team of trainers, coaches and academics from across England, who worked together to shape the programme, deliver and provide support to all the learners.

Myself and Stephanie, together with the LGA provided the wrap around support to learners, and the feedback from learners overall was really positive, and for some life changing.

As much as a challenge this was, it also provided us an opportunity to reflect on our delivery model, and as a result we were able to develop an online learning platform for the programmes, to enable learners to access useful tools and resources to support their learning. The refreshed website and online platform was developed by Delton Digital and You Now Have Digital, who also worked with the team to develop E learning  resources.

 

After the programmes ended we took the opportunity to refresh our website and launch a new learning and development platform. .The online platform provides members access to free e learning, resources and discounted access to learning events. We have our own ticketing platform with a secure payment platform.

We were also commissioned by Liquid Personnel to develop an online learning platform for their 1500 agency social workers across the UK.

In addition to this we have continued to deliver bespoke courses for a number of other recruitment agencies, including Social Personnel, Reed, Connect2Socialwork.  

2020 was the first year of registration renewal for Social Workers in England, all social workers were required to record and reflect on CPD throughout the year , and had a deadline of 30th November. 

As a social worker myself I recognise the challenge in making time for my own personal and professional development. In recognition of this, I facilitated a number of workshops with Social Work England on how to meet the CPD requirements for Social Work England.  We received great feedback on these workshops, with social workers feeling more confident in recording their CPD on time !

One of our other successes for this past year is gaining accreditation of Provider of Training Excellence , from the Professional Development Consortium.

This accreditation, was awarded in recognition of the high standards we set in providing learning and development for all of our clients.

We are looking forward to another productive year, with new projects, more events, expanding our business offering and our 1-1 support.

All of this would not have been possible without the support of my team of associates, by business mentor, my tech team, accountants Bayar Hughes and Co and my insurance broker Acorn Insurance, and my solicitor Richard Long who have also stuck by me in my 13 years.

Finally I would like to thank all of you who have supported Chinara Enterprises on our journey over the past 13 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 13 years and more !

Checkout our website to explore what we have to offer !