Hoarding: Can Havening® Really Help? Declutter the Mind to Clarify the Vision. Bite size event

Hoarding: Can Havening® Really Help? Declutter the Mind to Clarify the Vision. Bite size event

As adult social workers under the Care Act, our objective is to use the 6 principles of safeguarding: Empowerment, Prevention, Protection, Partnership, Proportionality, Accountability. We should be aware of the options available to work with clients in a way that empowers them and engages them in partnership to access their own motivation to work on the decluttering themselves and to prevent a recurrence.

Jan Carpenter is an Advance Adult Social Work Practitioner, Havening Techniques Practitioner, coach and trainer.  He will be providing an overview of his recent experience working with Clouds End CIC, a therapeutic de-hoarding company, and working with people who hoard using Havening Techniques, which helps to improve their emotional wellbeing and in turn their motivation and accountability for their own dehoarding whilst also improving their mental health through the process.

Join us for a taster session 20th July at 6:30pm, ahead of the up and coming workshop.

Developing self-confidence bite size event

Developing self-confidence bite size event

“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.

 Who can attend ?
All  Chinara or Liquid Personnel members

Facilitator : Sarah Jones 

Sarah is a highly experienced leadership and development consultant as well as Coach. She has significant experience of management and leadership development, managing change programmes, team development, stress management, resilience and employee wellbeing, performance management and personal development.

Sarah has over twenty years of hands-on front-line and team management experience coupled with a clear and energetic communication style. Facilitative and engaging training style using activities and exercises to promote learning and skill-building.

A Child’s Legal Journey through care and the importance for social care professionals to keep up to date with the law. Bite size event

A Child’s Legal Journey through care and the importance for social care professionals to keep up to date with the law. Bite size event

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.

The guide explores:
The domestic and international legal framework relating to children.
The child’s voice versus parental rights, and the importance of ascertaining children’s wishes and feelings.
Legal principles and terms, including parental responsibility.
Private law proceedings, including legal aid and the child arrangements orders.
Public law proceedings, including emergency protection orders and the application of Public Law Outline within care proceedings.
Local authority responsibilities to look after children, voluntary arrangements and working in partnership with families.
Leaving care, including Staying Put, pathway plans and personal advisers. ( extract from https://www.kingsleyknight.co.uk/new-publication-the-childs-legal-journey-through-care/)

Shefali will share 5 key legal take aways and host a short Q/A around some questions on the issues or case law discussed.
Members of Chinara Enterprises and Liquid Personnel will be able to claim a special offer on the publication

Who can attend ?
All Chinara or Liquid Personnel members

Facilitator : Shefali Shah
Shefali Shah, the director and lead trainer at Kingsley Knight Training is a practising solicitor with over 25 years’ experience in children law, (23 years as a Local Authority solicitor/manager), former accredited member of the Law Society’s Children Panel for 18 years. She is legal adviser to an adoption charity, former legal advisor to the Independent Review Mechanism for England and Adoption U.K. Shefali also teaches law academically on a number of social workd degree programmes at a number of universities. Shefali is also author of Key Changes to Family Justice (https://www.kingsleyknight.co.uk/key-changes-to-family-justice-england/)

Kingsley Knight is a leader in providing specialist legal training. It delivers the most up to date training efficiently and effectively to ensure social care professionals are empowered with the knowledge they need, ensuring positive outcomes and best value. Kingsley Knight Training has a team of trainers who are leaders in their fields, qualified practitioners and lawyers with practical skills, years of experience and knowledge.

CPD Masterclass for social workers

CPD Masterclass for social workers

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 your CPD online
To work through examples on how to meet the requirements

 Who can attend ?
All registered Social Workers

Facilitator : Carol Stewart

Carol is Director of Chinara Enterprises ltd, and a registered social worker of over 25 years. She has been running these events for a number of years and supporting social workers in meeting the CPD requirements for the social work regulator.

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 !