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Reconstruct Training

Reconstruct provide training that supports Social Work professionals, Advocates, Independent Visitors, other social care practitioners, provider services and partner agencies within social care, Residential, education and health sectors, in their day-to-day work working with children, young people, families and vulnerable adults.

 

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Overview 

A comprehensive program designed to equip advocates with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to champion the rights and well-being of children and young people.

Throughout this course, participants will explore the vital role of advocacy in safeguarding the interests of children young people and raising awareness of the challenges they encounter. We will provide an overview of the legal framework of Children’s Rights and how advocates can use legislation and guidance this to support their work.

Day One

By delving into key issues facing young people, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the contexts in which advocacy is crucial.
This course aims to enhance participants’ advocacy skills, providing practical strategies and techniques for effective advocacy work. Participants will also examine the principles of confidentiality and its paramount importance in advocacy
roles.

Additionally, this course will prepare participants for delivering advocacy in two critical areas: Child Protection Advocacy and Children in Care Advocacy. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge, practical exercises, and real-world case studies, participants will emerge ready to advocate passionately and effectively for the rights and well-being of young individuals.

Day two

Day two will provide an insightful program aimed at providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of the complaints process and the role of advocacy within the realm of children’s services. Throughout this course, participants will explore the intricate relationship between complaints and the broader children’s services system, gaining clarity on where complaints fit within this framework. Additionally, participants will delve into the
complaints process itself, examining its stages, procedures, and best practices for resolution.

The course will facilitate discussions on the advocates crucial role in advocating for the rights and interests of children and young people within the complaints process, empowering advocates to fulfil this role effectively.

Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to consider various avenues for representations, exploring alternative channels for addressing grievances and effecting positive change. By combining theoretical knowledge with practical insights and real-world examples, this course equips participants with the tools and understanding needed to navigate complaints and advocacy in children’s services, with confidence and efficacy.

What you’ll learn

  • Explore the advocacy role
  • Raise awareness of the issues that young people face
  • Develop your advocacy skills
  • Understand Children’s Rights and the legislation that upholds them
  • Understand confidentiality and the importance in this role
  • To understand where complaints fit within the children’s services system
  • To understand the complaints process
  • To discuss the advocate’s role within the complaints process
  • To consider possible avenues for representations
 

Overview 

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) come in many forms, from physical and mental abuse to neglect and household dysfunction. This training looks at how early adversity as a child can impact adult physical, social and emotional health as well as looking at how professionals, parents, carers, etc. can address trauma and create safe environments and relationships with children and young people.

What you’ll learn

  • Delve into trauma-informed practices aimed at fostering healing and support for individuals affected by trauma
  • Acquire understanding into the ways in which early experiences shape subsequent emotions, behaviours, and interpersonal connections.
  • Examine behaviour as a form of communication, particularly within the context of trauma.
  • Investigate the nature of developmental trauma and its effects on the developing the child’s brain.
  • Recognise the significance of cultivating secure, resilient, and trusting relationships with children to facilitate their recovery from trauma and enhance their resilience.

Who it’s for 

social care professionals, carers, residential and fostering staff

Overview

This course delves into the meanings of attachment, separation, and loss, exploring their profound impacts on individuals across various life stages, including children, young people, and adults. It examines the grief process and delves into the emotional and psychological needs of individuals experiencing loss and separation.

Additionally, the overview considers effective strategies for supporting individuals in managing their emotions and behaviours during times of distress. It addresses methods for helping individuals, particularly children, young people, and adults, cope with feelings of sadness, anger, and aggression, while also providing guidance on navigating change and its emotional implications.

Furthermore, the overview explores strategies for addressing issues of self-esteem and control, offering techniques to bolster individuals’ confidence and resilience. It also examines methods for managing transitions and minimizing the emotional impact on individuals, particularly children, young people, and adults, experiencing change.

What you’ll learn

  • Investigate diverse attachment patterns to discern their implications and effects on individuals’ relationships and behaviours.
  • Develop a comprehensive comprehension of attachment theory and its ramifications on individuals across various stages of development, including children, young people, and adults, particularly regarding attachment, separation, and loss.
  • Examine the PACE model to understand its components and efficacy in promoting healthy relational dynamics and secure attachments
  • Establish connections between complex trauma and attachment theory to illuminate the intricate interplay between these concepts.
  • Introduce the Secure Base Model and explore its application in practice, focusing on strategies aimed at fostering a secure attachment pattern
  • among individuals.
  • Attain insight into the manifestations of insecure attachments and childhood trauma in adulthood to better comprehend their lasting impacts and implications.

Who it’s for 

Social Care Professionals, Carers, Residential and Fostering Staff

Overview

This course offers an in-depth exploration of children’s physical, emotional, and cognitive growth, alongside discussions on the impact of culture, parenting styles, and attachment on their overall development.

Participants will gain insights into how disabilities affect children’s development and will improve their comprehension of children facing both disabilities and communication difficulties. They’ll also acquire knowledge on language acquisition and strategies to optimize children’s communication abilities. The training enables practitioners to examine typical developmental milestones and  understand how children’s experiences manifest in their behaviour. Moreover, it delves into the significance of child development in care planning and how developmental insights inform decision-making on risks and parenting capacities.

What you’ll learn

  • Develop a foundational understanding of attachment formation in children of all ages and its implications for their ongoing developmental journey.
  • Recognise and comprehend the essential developmental needs of children and young people under your care, fostering a holistic approach to their well-being and growth.
  • Appreciate the significance of play, hobbies, and interests in facilitating the learning and development of children and young people, integrating these elements into caregiving practices effectively.
  • Understand and acknowledge the pivotal role that family, caregiving, and social networks play in shaping the development and nurturing the potential of children and young people, fostering supportive environments for their growth and flourishing.

Social Care Professionals, Carers, Residential and Fostering Staff

 

Course overview

This course delves into the diverse array of communication methods, gaining insight into their distinct characteristics. Exploring the strengths and weaknesses inherent in each approach, fostering a deeper understanding of their nuances.

Additionally, you will grasp the concept of active listening and endeavour to refine your skills in this essential aspect of communication. Through this process, you will also identify potential barriers to effective communication and develop strategies to overcome them, enhancing your ability to convey ideas clearly and concisely. Furthermore, you will delve into the realm of complex communication, learning to navigate interactions with individuals possessing diverse needs with empathy and proficiency.

Ultimately, you will come to recognize the profound significance of communication, both in personal interactions and within professional settings, as a cornerstone of successful relationships and collaborations.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the various forms of communication.
  • Articulate the strengths and weaknesses associated with each communication method.
  • Comprehend the concept of active listening.
  • Enhance your proficiency in active listening.
  • Identify potential obstacles to effective communication and strategies to address them.
  • Grasp the concept of complex communication and acquire skills for effectively interacting with individuals with diverse needs.
  • Acknowledge the significance of communication in interpersonal interactions and professional contexts.

Course overview

A leadership and management development course that meets industry standard requirements. The course follows a set industry standard curriculum, but this can be bespoken to focus on specific learning areas depending on the the needs of attending candidates and/or their homes and organisations.

The course is delivered to care staff who are or have been in senior (residential care workers) position upwards. The course can be undertaken whilst working in the care role, or as a standalone course. The course curriculum will prepare (aspiring) managers for the Childrens home registered
managers role, though providing a combination of work-shop teaching, knowledge-based training and mentoring, practical guidance and support and supervision.

What you’ll learn

  • To recognise own learning needs and development areas; completing a self-assessment and skills gap analysis.
  • To understand and apply leadership within the context of residential settings and relevant legislation, regulations and national standards.
  • To understand and actively use, apply and reference policies, procedures and key legislation within practice.
  • To gain confidence and competence around key management practice areas, including:
    • Referrals and case management
    • Safeguarding
    • Management reporting and recording
    • Critical analysis and evaluation of incidents and practice
    • Managing multi-agency relationships
    • Auditing and monitoring
    • Reflective and effective supervision
    • Staff and team development
    • Understanding and using the SCCIF and internal monitoring exercises for home development action planningTo be inspection-confident, ready and prepared.

Who it’s for 

Aspiring Managers, Interim Managers, Registered Managers

Overview

This is a 4-hour online course for social care professionals who wish to understand the role of the Independent (missing from care) return interviewer, and for professionals who may wish to offer this as a service.

The curriculum will provide an overview of the Missing from Care Return Interview process and will cover questions and areas of exploration the Missing from Care return interview should include, including what to do if a safeguarding concern arises within an interview.

For the candidate to feel confident that Missing from Care Independent Return Interviews meet regulatory requirements.

For candidates to feel assured that these meetings and subsequent reports will provide young people with the opportunity to speak openly and honestly about their Missing from Care experiences and will provide their carers and corporate parents to implement additional safeguards if and when necessary.

What you’ll learn 

The session will focus on the core purpose of the Missing from Care Return Interview and the Independent Return Interviewers role in keeping young people safe from (potential/ further) harm, including:

  • Understanding regulatory expectations
  • Independence
  • Preparation
  • Interaction and communication during the interview
  • Identifying Safeguarding concerns
  • The reporting and recording process
  • Report writing
  • Sharing information
  • Challenges of the role

Who it’s for

Social Workers, Social Care Professionals, (Registered) Managers, Residential Care Staff

Overview

This course is designed to equip educators, parents, and community leaders with the knowledge and tools needed to provide effective drug education to young people. In today’s society, youth are confronted with a multitude of influences promoting both legal and illegal drug use. Therefore, it is crucial to impart comprehensive and engaging drug education that empowers young individuals to make informed decisions regarding substance use.

What you’ll learn 

  • Recognize and categorize commonly used drugs, comprehending their effects and administration methods.
  • Explore the vulnerabilities of children and youth under care to substance misuse, gaining insight into the underlying reasons.
  • Grasp the pivotal role of professionals/carers in mitigating the hazards linked with drug usage.
  • Enhance professionals/carers’ comfort and proficiency in addressing discussions about drug and alcohol consumption with the children and
    youth under their care.
  • Acquire knowledge of Child Criminal Exploitation, encompassing topics such as County Lines, Forced Labor/Modern Slavery, cannabis cultivation, gang affiliations, and the interplay of drugs and firearms.

Who it’s for

Social care, Health, Police, Foster Carers and Adopters.

Overview

This comprehensive course is designed to equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety and well-being of children and young people.

Through a combination of theoretical learning and practical insights, participants will gain a thorough understanding of the legislation, guidance, and procedures surrounding Child Protection and Safeguarding. 

What you’ll learn 

  • Understand the Legal Framework: Participants will delve into the legislation, guidance, and procedures pertinent to Child Protection and Safeguarding, gaining insights into the legal obligations and responsibilities in this critical area.
  • Recognize Types of Child Abuse: Participants will learn to identify the various categories of child abuse, including physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect, and understand the potential signs and indicators associated with each form of abuse.
  • Navigate the Disclosure Process: Through in-depth exploration, participants will gain clarity on the legal process that unfolds when children and young people disclose instances of abuse, empowering them to respond effectively and sensitively to disclosures.
  • Define Personal Role and Responsibilities: Participants will reflect on their individual roles and responsibilities within the Child Protection and
  • Safeguarding arena, understanding the significance of their role in protecting and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
  • By the end of the course, participants will emerge equipped with the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to contribute effectively to the
  • protection and safeguarding of children and young people within their professional and personal spheres.

Who it’s for

Social Care, Health, Police, Foster Carers and Adopters.

Course Overview

This program explores the strengths-based approach of Trauma-Informed Practice, aiding practitioners in comprehending and addressing the repercussions of trauma in the lives of children and adolescents. It delves into understanding and evaluating the effects of trauma on the emotional and behavioural growth of youth.

What you’ll learn

  • Define childhood adversity and trauma.
  • Comprehend the nature of trauma and its effects on child development.
  • Attain insights into how early experiences shape later emotions, behaviors, and relationships.
  • Examine behavior as a form of communication.
  • Appreciate the significance of establishing safe, resilient, and trusting relationships with children, adolescents, and adults to aid in their recovery from childhood trauma and neglect.
  • Investigate trauma-informed practices.
  • Develop strategies for becoming more responsive to trauma.
  • Examine manifestations of childhood trauma in adults.
  • Delve into methods of overcoming childhood trauma.

Who it’s for

Social Care professionals, Carers, Advocates, Volunteers, Residential and Fostering Staff