WP Training

Welcome to WillisPalmer Training.  We have been providing training to professionals who work with children and their families for over thirteen 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 and Colchester.

We can provide bespoke training courses at your venue of choice nationwide, please contact us to discuss your training requirements.  If we come to you discounts are available. 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 program for frontline staff.   Further details can be found here

Our Training Terms & Conditions can be found here

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    Family Matters: Special Guardianship and Connected Persons Assessments

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT UNTIL 26 MARCH – SAVE 20%
    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS – 12 APRIL

    26th April 2018 – Ibis New Street, Birmingham City Centre
    The aim of this course is to understand the legislative and regulatory framework relating to special guardianship orders and connected persons assessments, equipping participants with the knowledge and understanding to deliver robust and well-evidenced assessments which highlight strengths, vulnerabilities and identify support needs.

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    £150.00 £120.00 Inc.VAT

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    The impact of mental illness on parenting capacity

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT UNTIL 17 DECEMBER – SAVE 20%
    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS – 3 JANUARY
    17th January 2018 – Holiday Inn Express, Stratford
    This course helps you understand the link between symptoms of mental illness, parental behaviour and the impact of such behaviour on children. It examines the key principles in assessing the impact of mental illness on parenting capacity.

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    Fostering Assessment Training (Form F)

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    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS – 14 MARCH

    27th & 28th March 2018 – Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London
    This 2 day workshop is designed for social workers new to fostering assessments as well as those looking to hone their skills in assessing foster care applicants as well as producing high quality Form Fs.

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    £295.00 £236.00 Inc.VAT

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    Undertaking a Parenting Assessment

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    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS – 7 JUNE

    20th & 21st June 2018 – Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London
    This training course equips attendees with the skills to complete a thorough parenting assessment, to effectively assess parenting capacity and arrive at a prognosis that is well argued, evidenced that can withstand the rigours of cross-examination.

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    Attachment and observation – Module 2

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    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS – 9 FEBRUARY

    23rd February 2018 –Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London
    In every parenting assessment, and increasingly in other forms of assessment, a social worker will need to plan in some time to observe parents (and other prospective carers) and children together with a view to providing an analysis of the relationships observed.

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    Improving practice in communicating with children and young people

    DATES TBC – Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London
    This 1 day workshop aims to increase the competence and confidence of participants in working effectively with children for different purposes and across a range of settings when their opportunity for contact is limited.

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    Developing Analytic Skills in Report Writing

    This workshop will look at what makes analysis a different process from information gathering and focus on the skills involved. The approach will be experiential and give participants the opportunity to use video as source material in composing an analysis of what they observe.

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    Attachment & alternative care – Module 3

    The focus on attachment theory in fostering, adoption and other forms of alternative care has been to identify standardised, evidence-based, methods of assessment to improve both selection and support by assessing the capacity of a carer to form secure attachment relationships with children who have had poor attachment experiences.

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    Attachment Theory – Module 1

    Attachment theory, devised by psychoanalyst John Bowlby, suggests the existence of a psychological connection between individuals in close relationships and understand the psychological underpinnings of the relationship between parents and their children.

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