COVID-19 Guidance from WillisPalmer

Whilst the outbreak of Covid-19 is likely to cause some disruption to WillisPalmer services in the short-term, we are issuing guidance outlining our plans to minimise the impact of the virus.

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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.

£7m funding for charities supporting children affected by COVID-19 and lockdown measures

Vulnerable children and families affected by COVID-19 and the measures put in place to stop its spread will benefit from support offered by a coalition of charities under a new ‘See, Hear, Respond’ Department for Education programme.

The government has provided £7m of funding to launch the service which will be led by the charity Barnardo’s [...]

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Are you a foodie or a fitness fanatic? The groups emerging during lockdown

While it is inevitable that most of us have probably endured our fair share of wobbles during lockdown, given the fact we have never experienced anything like this before, people have naturally had to adapt their mindsets to navigate their way through social isolation.

I’ve noticed a number of ‘groups’ emerging.

The fitness fanatics

Walking, jogging, running – [...]

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Blog: Abuse during lockdown

WillisPalmer Chief Executive Mark Willis says all professionals working with children need to be ultra vigilant in looking for signs of abuse as we ease out of lockdown.

Children’s services professionals need to be vigilant for signs of emotional, physical and sexual abuse in young people as children return to primary school following lockdown, the chief [...]

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