Continuing Professional Development

Here you will find a variety of CPD options available to CMSWTP members, to support and develop social work professionals across adult and children’s services.

These CPD sessions and events 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).

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NQSW - ASYE

Placement Related inc. Practice Education

Post Qualifying

ASYE Coordinator's Event

8th May 24 | 10:00-16:00 | St Helens Council, Stephenson’s Resource Centre, The Crescents, Warrington Road, Rainhill, Merseyside, L35 8LB

This is an opportunity for ASYE Leads in partner organisations to come together and reflect on current activity, share practice, identify what we can do together and also engage in CPD.

ASYE Assessor Training

12th June 24 &
9th October | 12:00-13:00| Online | Nigel Kelleher (EHU) | Accurate, valid, robust, and sufficient …without taking up too much time!

19th March 25 | 12:00-13:00 | Online | Tom Woods (Warrington) & Louise Adlington (St.Helen’s) | Supporting NQSW to learn and achieve and those who are struggling or not demonstrating capability, including Supervision.

5th Dec 24 | 12:00-13:00 | Online | Sarah-Jo Lee (UoC) | Diversity & Anti-Oppressive Practice: Taking responsibility for support needs and supporting resilience for NQSW

TBC | 12:00-13:00| Online | Rachael Clay (Wirral) & Rachel Kenny (Sefton) | Direct observation and feedback. What is evidence?

TBC | 12:00-13:00 | Online | Learning styles and adult learning Learning styles and adult learning

These sessions are to provide support and training for all ASYE Assessors. These one hour online Peer Support lunch and learn sessions are part of the CMSWTP training offer to ASYE Assessors. Please register for as many as you wish. Our approach to ASYE Assessor Training includes YouTube slides and audio sessions, plus animations for self-directed learning, along with these Peer Support lunch and learn sessions. Please liaise with your ASYE Coordinator for more information.

Self directed study: 
- Skills for Care site for general reference to familiarise with ASYE 
- Skills for Care introductory videos 
- CMSWTP YouTube | Critical reflection and analysis for ASYE 
- CMSWTP YouTube | Inter-professional Practice 
- CMSWTP YouTube | NQSW journey through ASYE 
- CMSWTP YouTube | ASYE Assessor roles

NQSW Conference/ Forum

1st May 24 | 09:30-12:00 | Online forum
13th Nov 24 | 10:00-16:00 | UoC (TBC) conference
25th Feb 25 | 10:00-12:00 | Online forum

External speakers and representatives from across the CMSWTP.

PE Forum

11th June 2024 | 10:00-16:00 | EHU, Business School, B002
21st November 2024 | 10:00-16:00 | Bootle Town Hall

This is to provide training, support and development for all Social Workers currently undertaking the role of a Practice Educator or in training to be a Practice Educator. These forum will provide training workshops, opportunities to network with other PEs and will continue to develop and enhance your knowledge, skills and understanding to support a student effectively and offer quality learning opportunities. You will receive a certificate to acknowledge you have completed and engaged with continuing professional development in your role as a PE.

PE Mentor Training & Support Workshop CPD

6th Nov 24 | 10:00-12:00 | Online

This is to provide training and support for all those either currently undertaking the role or wishing to undertake the role of a PE Mentor to support a PE in Training. This training workshop will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to support a PE in training effectively and offer an opportunity to meet with other PE Mentors and share experiences. You will receive a certificate to acknowledge you are a qualified CMSWTP PE Mentor and have completed the relevant CPD training.

PE Mentor - Peer Support Session

14th May 24 |10:00-12:00 | Online | Emma Rimmer (EHU) & Vanessa Goldsmith (UoC)

This is an opportunity for PE mentors to come together and share good practice along with challenges, issues and potential solutions, learning from one another to further improve support for PEs in training.

 

PE Refresher Training

16th & 17th Jan 25 (Must attend both days) | 10:00-15:00 | EHU, room TBC | Emma Rimmer (EHU) & Vanessa Goldsmith (UoC)

To provide an opportunity for qualified PEs to review current expectations and review their role and responsibilities.

Onsite Supervisor Training

9th Jan 25 | 10:00-12:00 | Online

This is to provide an opportunity for all those undertaking the role of Onsite Supervisor to become familiar with the role and responsibilities.

PEPs cohort 6

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.

Registration is closed as course is fully booked.

Cultural Competence and Child Safeguarding

This online CPD aims to enable SWs in Children’s and Families to find out more about why Children from Black minorities remain disproportionately involved in our child protection system, why this disproportionality persists and how you can intervene with families from minority communities in more equitable ways. Just click on the link to access the training.

Current Issues in Practice

16th May 24 | 12:00-13:00 | Online – Social Work with Conviction

12th Sept 24 | 12:00-13:00 | Online – Navigating Independence: Insights into Transitional Support Interventions for Care Leavers.

12th Dec 24 | 12:00-13:00 | Online – Coproducing recovery with people affected by substance use and criminalisation.

The CMSWTP are providing an opportunity for Student Social Workers, Qualified Social Workers, Managers and academics to come together, bi-monthly, and reflect on and work through current issues that are impacting on Social Work Practice. The current issues will be identified by key stakeholders and dedicated sessions will address the most prominent practice issues. One issue will be selected for each session. Social Workers and/or people using services will be invited to consider how the identified issue is impacting current practice and academics will bring any research that has been undertaken in relation to this theme, to share and discuss further.  This is a great opportunity to share our thoughts, feelings, ideas about a particular issue, network and see where and if, we can identify anything we can do together to address the issue.

 

Placement Referrals Training

The role of the commissioning team, sufficiency context for the North West, stability and placement endings, the impact of bad referrals, and provider and commissioning perspective. How to improve the quality of referrals through making a connection, focusing on outcomes, introducing flexibility, including the voice of the child.

27th March 24 | 10:00-11:30 | Online
27th June 24 | 14:00-15:30 | Online
27th Sept 24 | 10:00-11:30 | Online
17th Dec 24 | 14:00-15:30 | Online

To register, please email placementsnorthwest@stockport.gov.uk and include; name, role, organisation and preferred date.

Teacher Practitioner Status (TPS) Training

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.

Dates for Cohort 19 to be announced soon.

Intra-Familial CSA for Social Workers/ Managers

22nd May 2024 | 09:00-16:00 | Runcorn Town Hall
9th Oct 2024 | 09:00-16:00 | Runcorn Town Hall
18th Mar 2025 | 09:00-16:00 | Runcorn Town Hall

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.

This 1-day training will cover:
1. Key knowledge on intra-familial child sexual abuse, including the scale and nature of sexual abuse
2. Impact, signs and indicators,
3. Children’s disclosures and the social work role,
4. A brief overview of who it is that abuses children,
5. How sexual abuse happens in families

Intra-Familial CSA for Multi-Agency Staff

16th May 2024 | 09:00-16:00 | Runcorn Town Hall
5th Nov 2024 | 09:00-16:00 | Runcorn Town Hall

The Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership has worked with the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse (www.csacentre.org.uk) to offer this training programme to our partnership. This 1-day training provides an overview of the key issues for professionals who work in collaboration with other agencies to help them identify and respond to cases of intra-familial child sexual abuse.

What you can expect to learn:
• Greater confidence in identifying and responding to concerns of intra familial child sexual abuse.
• Improved ability to identify the potential signs and indicators of sexual abuse and sexually abusive behaviour

A better understanding of:
1. The scale and nature of child sexual abuse
2. How the impact of child sexual abuse presents in children and young people.
3. How children communicate their experiences of sexual abuse and the professional role in helping them do this
4. How and why sexual abuse happens in families (www.csacentre.org.uk) to offer this training programme to our partnership.

This 1-day training will cover:
1. Key knowledge on intra-familial child sexual abuse, including the scale and nature of sexual abuse
2. Impact, signs and indicators,
3. Children’s disclosures and the social work role,
4. A brief overview of who it is that abuses children,
5. How sexual abuse happens in families

Intra-Familial CSA for Students

These will be confirmed by each respective HEI

Practitioner Research Programme 23/24

6 month programme, various dates...

Course now fully booked.

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