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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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Training Courses

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

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Held via Zoom from 9.30am until 1pm on Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th October 2020
Early bird discount 20% until the 1st September
Final bookings need to be booked by the 8th October
This 3-day workshop held over Zoom 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 high-quality Form Fs.

 

Coming Soon

Coming soon in 2021 – Stratford, London.

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.

Postponed until 2021

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.

Postponed until 2021

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 high-quality Form Fs.

November 2020 - Date and Venue to be confirmed

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.

Knowledge & Resources

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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