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.

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

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.

Liquid Personnel  Members event

Liquid Personnel Members event

This is a free event for Liquid Personnel members  to find out more about the new learning and development platform and to talk through all the benefits.

Carol will also be talking through how to meet the CPD standards for Social Work England registration.

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.

Time for a Spring clean, with a fresh start !

Time for a Spring clean, with a fresh start !

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.

If you are not a member and would like to join, then sign up on the membership page.

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.