New year ! Get started with your learning and development

New year ! Get started with your learning and development

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:

1/2/22

10/5/22

6/9/22

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

Where: Online

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

Non members £25 + VAT total £30.00

Visit the events page to book your tickets

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.

Visit our homepage to find out more

Are you ready for Social Work registration renewal ?

Are you ready for Social Work registration renewal ?

I hope you are keeping well !

If you are a registered social worker or a social worker looking to return to social work practice, we are pleased to be hosting a free event with Social Work England , which will take place online.
If you are a registered social worker, you are legally required to record and reflect on a least one piece of CPD for this year
We will also provide some guidance for those wishing to return to social work practice, and practical examples on how to meet the CPD requirements for registration renewal.
Remember you need to renew before the 30th November , don’t leave it until the last minute !

Its on 1st November 6pm-7.30 , to book click here
Just RSVP and you will receive the Zoom details before the event.

We look forward to seeing you on the 1st November.
Have a great weekend !

 

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