What a busy month it has been ! We had an amazing event at the start of Social Work England Social Work week, talking about young people at risk of criminal exploitation, with over 50 people attending.
Tanayah spoke in depth about his own personal journey from a life of crime to now being one of the UK’s leading experts on working with young people who are exploited.
As you know this was a free event as part of Social Work week, we are hoping to run it again for a fee, and will update you.
Last year we had one of the UK’s leading lawyers in adult social care, mental capacity and mental health, provide an overview of the Liberty Protection Safeguards and some of the proposed changes at that time.
We are now pleased to be able to welcome Tim back to present an overview on the recently launched and long awaited Code of Practice and legislation.
The government launched its consultation on the draft on March 17th, and we are pleased to bring this exclusive event to you all.
Its a new year, and a new registration year for all social workers, as well as being a time when most people start to think about planning a new career
Sound like you? if this sounds like you, then why not start your new year with Chinara Enterprises, and kickstart your personal and professional development .
From December 2021 CPD requirements for registered social workers have changed. All registered social workers have to record and reflect on at least 2 pieces of CPD per year, and reflect on at least one piece of CPD with a peer.
We are pleased to be hosting a series of seminars to support social workers to meet these requirements.
Start your CPD for 2022 with these informative seminars !
Reflecting on your CPD
A group peer reflective session for social workers to reflect on CPD, to enable you to meet the Social Work England CPD requirements.
From December 2021 it is now a requirement for social workers to reflect on CPD with a peer, for at least one piece of CPD.
This event is free to members, you will need to be logged into your account to access a free ticket and use your coupon code when you checkout in your basket.
Non members: If you are a non member the fee is £5.00 + VAT , and you can claim the £5 fee back off your first year of annual membership with Chinara Enterprises.
This seminar will be held on the following dates:
Time: 6pm-7.30 : Online
Effective working together to safeguard children and families
A reflective discussion and examination of some of the most recent criminal trials relating to child deaths.
Date: Monday 7th February 2022 6pm-7.30
Facilitator : James Blewett, Independent trainer and consultant: James is an experienced qualified and registered social worker who has great experience in CPD and practice mentoring. James has run London Making Research (MRC) King’s College London for over 10 years and is widely respected in the London social work workforce sector. He brings a wealth of experience in supporting individual social workers and offering them guidance about practice and professional conduct.
Fee: Members £15 + VAT total £18.00 :To access this rate you will need to be logged into your account and use the coupon code Chinara21 when you checkout in your basket
Why not take out membership, and take that all important step in planning and developing yourself. As a member, you get access to a wealth of free resources and discounts on CPD events, as well as free members events and discount on 1-1 services, such as reflective supervision, coaching and mentoring.
We are really pleased to be able to offer flexible payment plans for those that would value spreading the costs of any courses or 1-1 sessions you would like.
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 !
Spring is here and we are slowly coming out of lockdown !
A lot of people use this time of year to do a bit of a spring clean, I often wander where the term “spring clean” originates from.
On Wikipedia, they state that some researchers trace the origins of spring cleaning to the Persian new year, which falls on the first day of spring. This practice still continues today, with the house being thoroughly cleaned just before the new year.
The spring for some also is a time of new beginnings. maybe a new job, new home, refurbished home.
Over the past year I have spoken with many social workers who feel stuck in terms of their career, and not sure what direction they want to travel. Some end up doing a job because that they don’t really enjoy, and then find themselves stuck and not sure how to get the job they really want and enjoy.
I have used what I call a personal life map, and mapped out all the things that I have done both as a career and voluntary work, and reflected on where my journey has taken me. I have always found a common thread, of something that is always a feature in my life, this may be in my paid work or voluntary work.
I used that life map to help inform what I am doing now for my career, which is about developing people.
Spring is a good time for you to think about your own personal and professional goals.
Our personal development plan template in our useful resources, may assist you in personal goal setting, and making sure you keep on track. If you are a member you can access these resources for free.
We also have some great CPD events taking place this month, which will assist you further.
Are you feeling stuck?
Why not book a session with one of our coaching team, to help you explore your goals.
Are you maintaining the CPD requirements for Social Work England?
To help you continue to meet the requirements of Social Work England, we have some great events taking place, in addition to useful tools and resources.
We have a briefing on the Liberty Protection Safeguards, with one of the UK leading lawyers on the new legislation. Tim Spencer Lane has been involved in the implementation of the new legislation and the guidance.
This is an amazing opportunity to engage with one of the UK’s leading experts.
As a member you get a discount on all of our events.
To access the discounted rate, you will need to be logged in and enter your email.
I am hosting another CPD masterclass on how to meet the CPD requirements for Social Work England, taking place on Tuesday 4th May. This event is free to members, just log in using your email and enter your access code. Non members can access this event for £10 + VAT
Click on the latest events section of the website to see details of all the up coming events and to book your place.
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.