Reflecting on your CPD

Reflecting on your CPD

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.

From  1st December 2021 the following changes have been made about meeting the CPD requirements:

To meet the CPD requirements, you must record:

  • a minimum of 2 pieces of CPD, including
  • at least one piece of CPD with a peer reflection.

This event aims to :
Provide a reflective space for you to reflect on your CPD. The session will enable you to

  • Discuss what you have learnt from completing CPD, using one of your own examples
  • the positive impact the CPD activity has had (or will have) on your role, practice and the people you work with

Attending this event will not only support you in meeting the requirements for peer reflection, but will also count as 1 of the 2 pieces of CPD you are required to undertake

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.

Reflecting on your CPD

Reflecting on your CPD

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.

From  1st December 2021 the following changes have been made about meeting the CPD requirements:

To meet the CPD requirements, you must record:

  • a minimum of 2 pieces of CPD, including
  • at least one piece of CPD with a peer reflection.

This event aims to :
Provide a reflective space for you to reflect on your CPD. The session will enable you to

  • Discuss what you have learnt from completing CPD, using one of your own examples
  • the positive impact the CPD activity has had (or will have) on your role, practice and the people you work with

Attending this event will not only support you in meeting the requirements for peer reflection, but will also count as 1 of the 2 pieces of CPD you are required to undertake

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.

Celebrating 14 years ! My lowest point was also my highest point

Celebrating 14 years ! My lowest point was also my highest point

 

14 years ago today on April 16th I made a life changing decision.  So you are probably wondering how can the lowest point in my life also be the highest point in my life?

Have you ever tried to climb one of those climbing walls, or tried to go up a hill only to keep going back down again, and you feel like giving up?

Well in 2008 the year my marriage ended, the year that the UK was in a recession, when I was struggling financially, and I had health challenges, I made one of the biggest decisions of my life, that was to set up my own company.

Many people at that time questioned my decision, and were not always very encouraging. There were some very difficult times ahead of me, I lost my home that I was living in for 10 years, and had to start again with two children to care for.

During my hardest of times I met and was supported by some very amazing people, who took a chance on me and my vision, and have remained form friends to this day, and have stood by me through thick and thin. On my darkest of days they were there, and on my brightest of days they were there for me.

You see just like that climbing wall that always got the better of me I could easily have given up, but I chose to continue because I have faith in what I want to achieve, faith in the vision, and wanted to be a role model for my children and to be able to provide for them, at the same time make a difference to those who I encountered on my journey.

The other day I facilitated a team building session, and I spoke about journeys. We spoke about how the team journey started, the continued journey and the final destination. Just like that team, my 14 years has been the most amazing journey. I have been blessed to have worked with some of the most amazing and inspirational people on my journey, some have stayed with me and some have moved onto other journeys, some were only meant to be with me for a particular part of my journey.

I started Chinara Enterprises to enable me to do the things that I am most passionate about, that I enjoy and to make a difference to the lives of others, be it through learning and development, consultancy, putting on live shows and concerts with the like of Junior Giscombe, Beverley Knight, or offering mentoring.

Chinara Team at Enfield

14 years and still still climbing that wall with the support and encouragement of so many people. Over the past 14 years Chinara Enterprises has worked with over 30 organisations, nearly 700 members, and over 1000 on our mailing list and growing each day !

Some of our biggest projects to date have been with the Local Government Association, where we are really proud to have developed and delivered the learning and development programme for the national Return to Social Work Programme for 3 years, as well as the Social Work Together Essentials programme.

RTSW graduation event

We have been at the forefront of discussions with regards to agency social workers learning and development, and are pleased to be engaging with Social Work England on supporting social workers in the independent sector.

We are immensely proud of our working relationship with Kings College London, Making Research Count, on the Return to Social Work Programme, Social Work Together Essentials as well as supporting agency social worker training.

Over the years the Chinara Enterprises team has expanded, and we now have a team of associates across the UK working with us on various contracts. People often ask me, how do you do it? ! If it was not for my amazing team, including Jame Blewett, Professor Jill Manthorpe, George Smalling, Shahilla Barok, Jan Carpenter, Jennifer Orgill, Jill Webb, Sarah Jones, Fiona Bryan, Toni Mitchell, Sue Skrobanski, Sue Conn, Andrea Goddard, Tosin Mason, my right hand person Stephanie Brown who has stuck with me for 14 years, my accountant,  my insurance broker ,Lloyds Bank, my business mentor Michael Cheesman, my son and my dearly departed daughter,  Beverley Knight , Orlando Gittens, Dj Bigger, DJ Munro, Everett Henry,  Mi Soul Radio, Calvin Francis, Archie Dee, my Web team Delton Digital, Jade Consulting, Eli and Heather Thompson, Aadil Rasheed, Tony Matthews, Andy Franklin, Nigel Bee, Natty B, Kush Films, Sherry Ann Dixon , BeautyPac , Romero Bryan, Bryan Chambers, Angie Le Mar, Jahson, Don E, Hughie Crawford, ITV Meridian, BBC South East Today and BBC Radio Kent, to name a few ! Countless friends and family, all of this would not be achieved. Also had it not been for our many clients who took a chance on us, and appreciate what we do, we would not be where we are today.

So my message to you who are reading this is.. There may be times in your life when you are at your lowest point, do not give up, that point in your life can be the moment you decide to make a positive change, and make what was the lowest point in your life your highest one !

Stay blessed and thank you for reading

Going to finish up with one of my favourite inspirational songs from my dear friend and  someone who I call family Beverley Knight 

Thank you all !

 

What social work means to me: Working effectively with young people at risk of child criminal exploitation

What social work means to me: Working effectively with young people at risk of child criminal exploitation

Chinara Enterprises Ltd is pleased to be hosting this seminar as part of Social Work England’s,  Social Work Week.

Social Work Week event March 2022

Chinara Enterprises Ltd is pleased to be hosting this seminar as part of Social Work England’s,  Social  Work  Week.

This seminar will be exploring the theme of “What social work means to me”, through exploring effective ways to engage with young people at risk of criminal  exploitation.

Participants will get the opportunity to hear directly from someone with lived experience of the criminal justice system who is now using his experience to support young people, and enable practitioners who work with young people to examine how they can effectively engage with young people.

Trainer: Tanayah Sam : presented by Chinara Enterprises Ltd

Tanayah Sam is an entrepreneur, author and urban youth specialist who has a broad, multi-perspective experience of the British Criminal Justice system.

Tanayah is a former member of one of Birmingham’s most notorious gangs and a reformed offender.

Upon his release from prison, Tanayah dedicated the remainder of his life to helping as many people as possible who are on the cusp of, or directly involved in Gang Labelled Offending, to turn their lives around.

As a result of his tireless work, Tanayah has presented to over 20,000 people to pursue positive, constructive lifestyles in secondary education, employment, training, or further education.

His transformation has led him to working in 16 jails across England and Wales. Tanayah became a key holder in most of the 16 jails and some were jails in which he had previously served time. His wealth of experience on both sides of the fence has given him the skills to be one of the country’s leading experts on Gang Labelled Offending and Criminal Exploitation.

Tanayah has delivered CPD to civil servants and practitioners on Child Criminal Exploitation, Gangs, Youth Violence and Social Media, and they continue to deliver the training nationwide.

​TSA Sports and Education C.I.C was formed by Tanayah as a non-profit organisation that supports the development of young people through the medium of sports and education. As well as achieving national prominence, Taniyah’s work has received international recognition.

Aim

This workshop  will enable social workers and any professional who works with young people to gain a better understanding of how to engage and keep safe children and young people who are at risk of criminal exploitation

Participants will hear from people with lived experience of the criminal justice system, t to help better understand the triggers, risks and tools to effectively engage

Learning outcomes

 By the end of the session participants will :

  1. Understand the meaning behind “On road ideology: which is a set of ideas and values and ideas that inform the way young people socially interact and make money
  2. Have a better understanding of the local and national picture with regards to serious youth violence.
  3. The role of social workers in enabling young people to make safe choices, and effective partnership working
  4. Explore how one’s own values can impact on effective engagement and communication

Who can attend ?

Social workers, youth workers, and those working with children and  young people

Date: Monday 14th March 2022

Time: 4.30-6.30 pm

Where: online Link will be sent with confirmation

This event is free to attend as part of Social Work Week

                                                             

Reflecting on your CPD

Reflecting on your CPD

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.

From  1st December 2021 the following changes have been made about meeting the CPD requirements:

To meet the CPD requirements, you must record:

  • a minimum of 2 pieces of CPD, including
  • at least one piece of CPD with a peer reflection.

This event aims to :
Provide a reflective space for you to reflect on your CPD. The session will enable you to

  • Discuss what you have learnt from completing CPD, using one of your own examples
  • the positive impact the CPD activity has had (or will have) on your role, practice and the people you work with

Attending this event will not only support you in meeting the requirements for peer reflection, but will also count as 1 of the 2 pieces of CPD you are required to undertake

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.