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
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
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.
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.
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