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 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.

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CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKINGS - 7TH SEPTEMBER

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.

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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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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.

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.

£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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