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Welcome to WillisPalmer Training. We have been providing training to professionals who work with children and their families for 18 years

Welcome to WillisPalmer Training.  We have been providing training to professionals who work with children and their families for 18 years.

All of our programmes are listed below for you to book easily online using a credit or debit card.  Our courses are currently facilitated via Zoom.

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

Our Training Terms & Conditions can be found here

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This half day course is designed to assist organisations working with children to better understand child protection and safeguarding concerns.

To make an enquiry regarding booking this course, please email Chloe@willispalmer.com

Friday, 21st April 2023 - The workshop will take place via Zoom from 10.00am until 4.00pm.
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.

Coming Soon

This cultural competency training held over Zoom will provide attendees with an opportunity to reflect upon, and build knowledge and skills, in order to practice effectively within our diverse communities.

Knowledge & Resources

Keep abreast of the latest news in the children's services sector.

Black History Month 2022 Lecture:

24/10/2022

‘The War Babies of Black GIs and White British Women: racism, exclusion and the search for belonging’

Lucy Hopkins, Head of Practice

I recently attended a lecture as part of Black History Month facilitated by the University of Essex history department. The title was 'The War Babies of Black GIs and White British Women: racism, exclusion [...]

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Why I became an independent social worker

18/10/2022

Czeslaw Polakowski tells Clare Jerrom why he became an Independent Social Worker and how being bilingual is beneficial in his chosen profession.

While becoming an Independent Social Worker after working in a local authority for many years can appear daunting or risky, it is a decision that experienced social worker Czeslaw Polakowski is very happy [...]

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Children no longer know how to play post-COVID resulting in inappropriate behaviour at school

16/10/2022

Children’s inappropriate behaviour in schools is escalating in schools as young people no longer know how to play together, a headteacher has warned.

Paula Derwin, headteacher at Hazelmere Junior School in Colchester, said that following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns where children spent months being taught at home and out of the school environment, [...]

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