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This page has been developed to show the variety of CPD options available to support and develop social work professionals across adult and children’s services. These will help to support social workers to develop their knowledge and skills in line with the Knowledge and Skills Statements (KSS) and Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF).  Download the full booklet here (please note, this will be regularly updated to reflect new CPD): CPD Booklet

CMSWTP ASYE Online Forum

6th Feb 1 - 4pm MS Teams

To provide support and training for all NQSW who are undertaking their ASYE. This is an opportunity opportunity to receive training, network, raise concerns/issues and share ideas and practice across the region, whilst you undertake your ASYE. See CPD Booklet for agenda.

ASYE Assessor Training

23rd Feb, 11th Apr, 15th Jun 2023 MS Teams

To provide support and training for all ASYE Assessors. This is a one hour
workshop on how to manage the ASYE assessor final report so that it meets
national requirements, is robust and doesn’t take up too much of your time.

Overview of the Mental Health Act 1983 (1 day)

TBC

This one-day interactive online course focuses on civil admissions, is designed for those not familiar with the Act who work in children’s and/or adult services, and provides an opportunity to get to grips with the following areas of law:
1. Guardianship
2. Admission for assessment and treatment (MHA sections 2 and 3)
3. Patient safeguards (including hospital manager and tribunal hearings)
4. Leaving hospital

PE Forum/ Conference CPD

TBC

Opportunity for PEs to come together to engage in training and support for
their role as a PE and to share experiences and issues with one another.
There will be an identified theme for each forum which will be shared nearer
the time.

Current Issues in Practice

The CMSWTP are providing an opportunity for Student Social Workers, Qualified Social Workers, Managers and Academics to come together and reflect on and work through current issues that are impacting on Social Work Practice.

19th April 23 – event for practitioners – Theme: Creative Methodologies for Service User Engagement in Social Work

 

Current Issues in Practice

The CMSWTP are providing an opportunity for Student Social Workers, Qualified Social Workers, Managers and Academics to come together and reflect on and work through current issues that are impacting on Social Work Practice.

24th April 23 – event for students – Theme: Creative Methodologies for Service User Engagement in Social Work

 

PEPs 1 & 2 support sessions

Check CPD Booklet for dates and further info.

To support all PE’s in training to enable them to complete and submit their portfolio, in order to gain their PE qualification and qualify as a CMSWTP PE. Please click on MS Teams link on the flyer to access each session, no need to register. Turn up and ask any questions you may have about your portfolio
or your progression to be qualified as a PE.

PEPs cohort 4 & 5

Check CPD Booklet for dates and further info.

The course will include 5 days of teaching per PEPs Stage i.e. 70 hrs equivalent teaching in total, 35 hrs for the first student/Stage 1 and 35hrs for the second student/learner/Stage 2. Plus 3 additional study days, granted by your employer, to complete tasks for your portfolio.

Public Lecture Series - LJMU

15th February 2023

Sibling Sexual Abuse – See flyer  Not in our house for further information.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Children)

23rd Feb 23, 1.00pm - 4:00pm

This half-day interactive online course offers those in adult services the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of, and confidence in using, the safeguards required where a person’s care arrangements deprives them of liberty. Case studies involving those deprived of liberty in hospital and residential care, as well as in the community, will be used to assist learning.

Team Managers' Network - Adults

2.00pm - 3.30pm 17th Mar 23

These quarterly run sessions provide an opportunity to:
1. Share learning and experiences with one another, across the Cheshire and Merseyside region;
2. Offer peer support;
3. Reflect on management dilemmas bringing in multiple perspectives.
Please see invite in calendar for theme for the meeting.

 

Action Learning Sets for NQSW

8th March 2023 2:00pm - 3:30pm

To provide an additional opportunity for NQSW to come together and reflect on key dilemma that impact on them during their ASYE. To share
practice/ideas/solutions.

Post Qualifying Training Sessions

Various dates

This is an opportunity for all Social Workers who have recently completed
their ASYE to attend any number of the three additional training sessions.
These include:
1. Resilience and Emotional Intelligence
2. People with Lived Experience: what I would want Social
Workers to know”
3. Part 1 – Professional Identity & Part 2 – Current Affairs
You can attend all three or attend just one of the sessions. See CPD Booklet for dates.

Teacher Practitioner Status (TPS) Training

All sessions 9:30am - 1.00pm

See CPD Booklet for Cohort dates

A series of 5 half day workshops that focus on key subjects/issues that face
individuals who are new to teaching in Higher Education. The workshops will
provide an opportunity to discuss experiences, share ideas and gain some
information about a range of techniques and processes that may help in teaching. This programme, if completed will lead to recognition as a CMSWTP
Teacher Practitioner. It can also lead to teaching qualifications with Advance
HE and SEDA. After completing the training, you would need to compile a short portfolio, with our support.

Early Career Managers' Programme - Cohort 4

Next session 10th Feb 2023 at EHU.

This 8 day course will draw on ideas from systemic literature, business literature and examples of change processes. See CPD Booklet for more info and dates.

Court Skills

24th Feb 2023, 10 - 3pm

A one-day Court Skills introduction session including, court reports,
processes, protocols and personnel, rights of audience; various courts and
jurisdiction.

Child Sexual Abuse (Intrafamiliar)

22nd Feb 23, 9:30 - 4pm

The Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership has joined with the Centre of Expertise on child sexual abuse (www.csacentre.org.uk) to offer this training programme to our partnership.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Adult)

23rd Feb 23, 9.30am - 12:30pm

This half-day interactive online course offers those in adult services the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of, and confidence in using, the safeguards required where a person’s care arrangements deprives them of liberty. Case studies involving those deprived of liberty in hospital and residential care, as well as in the community, will be used to assist learning.

Current Issues in Practice

The CMSWTP are providing an opportunity for Student Social Workers, Qualified Social Workers, Managers and Academics to come together and reflect on and work through current issues that are impacting on Social Work Practice.

22nd Mar 23, 12 – 1pm Theme: Modern Slavery

 

ASYE Forum/Conf

28th June, 4th Oct 2023 & 8th Feb 2024

To provide support and training for all NQSW who are undertaking their
ASYE. This is an opportunity to receive some additional training, network,
raise concerns/issues and share ideas and practice across the region, whilst
you undertake your ASYE. More details to come, please keep an eye on the website and updated CPD booklet.

External ASYE Moderation Panel Training

31st Oct - 2pm - 3:30pm MS Teams

This is an opportunity for all engaging in our partnership external moderation to attend a training event, ahead of our annual moderation panel, to:
• Become familiar with current guidance from Skills for Care on
partnership ASYE moderation;
• Apply standards and principles for moderating employers’ ASYE
programme evidence;
• Walk through the moderation template with examples of good or
incomplete portfolios;
• Give feedback for employer’s ASYE programmes
• Q and A

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