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Welcome to WillisPalmer Training.  We have been providing training to professionals who work with children and their families for 16 years.

All of our programmes are listed below for you to book easily online using a credit or debit card or through PayPal.  Our courses take place at our training suites in London, Birmingham and Colchester.

We can provide bespoke training courses at your venue of choice nationwide, please contact us to discuss your training requirements. With our network of highly experienced trainers based across the UK, we will be able to meet all your training needs.

We also provide a range of highly successful and proven service improvement programs for local authority social work teams including a ground-breaking mentoring programme for frontline staff.   Further details can be found here

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Keep abreast of the latest news in the children's services sector.

Deprivation of liberty orders triple for children in care

06/08/2020

Deprivation of liberty orders placed on children in care have tripled in the last two years, an investigation by BBC News has revealed.

The investigation showed that deprivation of liberty orders are increasingly being used to detain children in homes when suitable accommodation cannot be found.

Director of children’s rights charity Article 39 Carolyne Willow slammed the [...]

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Schools should be the last place to be locked down in any future outbreaks, says commissioner

05/08/2020

Schools should be the last places to be locked down if any local or national lockdown takes place, the children’s commissioner for England has warned.

Anne Longfield argues that if any lockdown takes place, schools should be the last places to be locked down, after pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops.

She says that given what it known [...]

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Majority of local authorities struggle to recruit experienced social workers

04/08/2020

Just two per cent of local authorities in England find it easy to recruit experienced social workers, Department for Education research has found.

The fifth wave of the DfE Children’s Services Omnibus Survey, which looks at senior local authority and Children’s Services Trust’s leaders’ perceptions on, and activities relating to, a range of policy areas, found [...]

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