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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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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EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT UNTIL 1ST MAY – SAVE 20%
CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKINGS – 22ND MAY

5th June 2020 – Ibis Birmingham New Street

This one-day course aims to increase awareness on the ‘functions’ and ‘barriers’ that may be serving those that self-harm/self-injure. This course allows participants to reflect on and implement helpful responses and strategies when supporting those that self-harm/self-injure; demonstrating an understanding of basic harm minimization strategies that may be implemented.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT UNTIL 7th MAY – SAVE 20%
CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKINGS – 15TH JUNE

25th & 26th June 2020 – Holiday Inn Express, Stratford, 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 high-quality Form Fs.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT UNTIL 10TH JULY – SAVE 20%
CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKINGS – 31ST JULY

14th August 2020 – Holiday Inn Express, Stratford.

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.

21st & 22nd September 2020 – Holiday Inn Express, Stratford, 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.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT UNTIL 3rd SEPTEMBER – SAVE 20%
CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKINGS – 15TH OCTOBER

22nd & 23rd October 2020 – Holiday Inn Express, Stratford, 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 high-quality Form Fs.

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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.

Social workers: Protecting your mental health

It has long been recognised that social work is one stressful occupation.

Research by Bath Spa University described social workers’ working conditions “extremely poor” across the UK, irrespective of job role.

The demands that individuals had on their time was consistently found to be related to increased levels of stress, intentions to leave the job, [...]

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Calls to domestic abuse helpline rise by 25%

Calls to the National Domestic Abuse Helpline have increased by an average of 25% since the lockdown measures have been introduced to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the charity Refuge has revealed.

Isolation has potential to aggravate pre-existing behaviours in abusive partners and Refuge has warned of a surge in contacts from people experiencing domestic [...]

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8,000 former social workers registered to help during COVID-19

Social Work England has temporarily reinstated the registration of 8,000 former social workers in a bid to help social work departments continue running amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The regulator of the social work profession has written to suitably qualified social workers who left the profession in the last two years to advise them that they can [...]

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