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October 24, 2018

Basic First Aid for Foster Carers

Belfast Trust

Evening Course

Facilitator:  Paul Berry Training
Date:            Wednesday 24 October 2018
Time:            6.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Venue:         City Life Centre, 143 Northumberland Street
                       BELFAST      BT13 2JF

Target group

All carers are required to complete a Basic First Aid course and have their skills updated on a regular basis.

Course description

This informal First Aid session will give you the basics of first aid needed in the initial stages of an emergency. The session will focus on emergency care of babies, young children and teenagers who are unconscious, bleeding, choking or who have suffered a burn, scald or a broken bone.

Start: October 24, 2018 6:30 pm
End: October 24, 2018 6:30 pm
Venue: City Life Centre
Address:
143 Northumberland Street, Belfast

November 6, 2018

Children Moving on to Adoption – The Foster Carer’s Role

Belfast Trust

Two session course – Mornings

Facilitator:   Suzanne Moore, SW, Adoption Team, Belfast Trust
Dates:          Tuesday 6 November 2018 & Tuesday 13 November 2018
Time:           10.00 am to 1.00 pm
Venue:         (6 November 2018)
                      Conference Room, Knockbreda Centre, 110 Saintfield Road,
                      BELFAST, BT8 6FR

                     (13 November 2018)
                     Board Room, The Beeches Management Centre, 12 Hampton Manor Drive,
                     BELFAST, BT7 3EN

Course content

Session 1

  • Homefinding / profiling the child respective roles
  • Preparing the child / phrases of introduction
  • The role of the foster carerWhat makes a good move

Session 2

  • Moving the child – the carer’s experience
  • The adopter’s journey
  • Life books
Start: November 6, 2018 10:00 am
End: November 6, 2018 10:00 am
Venue: Conference Room (Ground Floor)
Address:
Knockbreda Centre, Belfast

November 14, 2018

Child Protection Awareness

Belfast Trust

Evening session

Facilitator:  Mrs Anne Doran, SW in Fostering Team
Date:           Wednesday 14 November 2018
Time:           6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Venue:        Upstairs Conference Room, Bradbury Centre,
                    1-17 Lisburn Road, BELFAST, BT9 7AA

Target group

Essential training for all carers, especially those who are newly approved

Course content

  • Definitions of child abuse
  • What constitutes a child protection concern
  • Trust policies and procedures for dealing with referrals
  • Roles and responsibilities of foster carers

Unless otherwise stated, you can book a place on a training course or workshop in a number of ways:

  • Completion of the enclosed blue booking form return to June Martin at 3rd Floor, Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre, 83 Shankill Road, Belfast, BT13 3PD
  • Telephone call or email to June Martin 028 9504 0302, email: june.martin@belfasttrust.hscni.net
  • Your supervising social worker can book a place on your behalf.

Please keep a note in your diary, of the courses you have booked.

You will receive confirmation that you have been allocated a place on the course approximately 10 days before the course date please confirm your place by the required date (stipulated on the confirmation letter).

Courses may occasionally have to be cancelled due to low numbers of applicants.

Start: November 14, 2018 6:30 pm
End: November 14, 2018 6:30 pm
Venue: Conference Room
Address:
Bradbury Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast

November 20, 2018

GEM Scheme Information

Belfast Trust

Evening Session

Facilitator:   Dellish Kuriokose Vammattam, Gem Scheme Coordinator
Date:            Tuesday 20 November 2018
Time:            6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Venue:          TBC

Target group

Carers who have young people aged 16 years plus in placement

  • Course content
  • Support available to young people when they reach 18 years of age
  • Explanation of the GEM Scheme (going the extra mile)
  • Employability Scheme
  • Role of the personal advisor
  • Preparation for independence

Unless otherwise stated, you can book a place on a training course or workshop in a number of ways:

  • Completion of the enclosed blue booking form – return to June Martin at 3rd Floor, Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre, 83 Shankill Road, Belfast, BT13 3PD
  • Telephone call or email to June Martin – 028 9504 0302, email: june.martin@belfasttrust.hscni.net
  • Your supervising social worker can book a place on your behalf.

Please keep a note in your diary, of the courses you have booked.

You will receive confirmation that you have been allocated a place on the course approximately 10 days before the course date – please confirm your place by the required date (stipulated on the confirmation letter).

Courses may occasionally have to be cancelled due to low numbers of applicants.

Start: November 20, 2018 6:30 pm
End: November 20, 2018 6:30 pm
Venue: TBC

November 21, 2018

Western HSC Trust

Western Trust

First of three, all sessions to be attended

The Western Trust shall be running their next Preparation to Adopt training course on

Dates:         21, 22 & 23 November 2018
Time:           9:30am – 4:00pm
Location:   Strabane
Contact details: Roisin Lynch on 028 7131 4235 or Anita Birney on 028 8283 5114

Unless otherwise stated, please speak directly with your allocated social worker if you wish to attend any pre-approval adoption training.

Attendance is via invitation only.

Start: November 21, 2018 9:30 am
End: November 21, 2018 9:30 am
Venue: Strabane Enterprise Centre
Address:
Strabane

November 22, 2018

Western Trust – Preparation to Adopt

Western Trust

Second of three, all sessions to be attended

The Western Trust shall be running their next Preparation to Adopt training course on

Dates:         21, 22 & 23 November 2018
Time:           9:30am – 4:00pm
Location:   Strabane
Contact details: Roisin Lynch on 028 7131 4235 or Anita Birney on 028 8283 5114

Unless otherwise stated, please speak directly with your allocated social worker if you wish to attend any pre-approval adoption training.

Attendance is via invitation only.

Start: November 22, 2018 9:30 am
End: November 22, 2018 9:30 am
Venue: Strabane Enterprise Centre
Address:
Strabane

November 23, 2018

Western Trust – Preparation to Adopt

Western Trust

Third of three, all sessions to be attended

The Western Trust shall be running their next Preparation to Adopt training course on

Dates:         21, 22 & 23 November 2018
Time:           9:30am – 4:00pm
Location:   Strabane
Contact details: Roisin Lynch on 028 7131 4235 or Anita Birney on 028 8283 5114

Unless otherwise stated, please speak directly with your allocated social worker if you wish to attend any pre-approval adoption training.

Attendance is via invitation only.

Start: November 23, 2018 9:30 am
End: November 23, 2018 9:30 am
Venue: Strabane Enterprise Centre
Address:
Strabane

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness

Belfast Trust

Morning information session

Facilitator:    Ms Maeve Gillen, Senior Practitioner and CSE Specialist
Date:             Friday 23 November 2018
Time:            10.00 am to 11.30 am
Venue:          Conference Room, Knockbreda Centre, 110 Saintfield Road
                       BELFAST      BT8 6GR

Target group

All carers, but particularly those caring for vulnerable teenagers

Aim

To raise awareness of:

  • The nature and scope of child sexual exploitation in Northern Ireland
  • The risks and indicators of child sexual exploitation and going missing
  • The underlying pressures associated with child sexual exploitation
  • The links between abuse, current behaviour and vulnerability to child sexual exploitation
  • The legislation, policy and agency responses / roles to the problem of young people going missing and child sexual exploitation

Unless otherwise stated, you can book a place on a training course or workshop in a number of ways:

  • Completion of the enclosed blue booking form – return to June Martin at 3rd Floor, Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre, 83 Shankill Road, Belfast, BT13 3PD
  • Telephone call or email to June Martin – 028 9504 0302, email: june.martin@belfasttrust.hscni.net
  • Your supervising social worker can book a place on your behalf.

Please keep a note in your diary, of the courses you have booked.

You will receive confirmation that you have been allocated a place on the course approximately 10 days before the course date – please confirm your place by the required date (stipulated on the confirmation letter).

Courses may occasionally have to be cancelled due to low numbers of applicants.

Start: November 23, 2018 10:00 am
End: November 23, 2018 10:00 am
Venue: Conference Room (Ground Floor)
Address:
Knockbreda Centre, Belfast

November 29, 2018

Compassion Fatigue

Belfast Trust

Morning information session

Facilitator:    Fiona Anderson from Start 360
Date:              Thursday 29 November 2018
Time:             9.30 am to 1.00 pm
Venue:           Start 360 Office, 6 10 William Street, BELFAST, BT1 1PR

Course description

Self-care is a key priority for anyone who carers for a vulnerable other. This course explores the impact of the caring role on yourself and how you can look after your own psychological and emotional needs.

Topics covered

  • Compassion fatigue and burn-out
  • Secondary trauma
  • Wellness and recovery
  • What carers can do to help them keep on caring / resilience
  • Peer support
  • Support from voluntary agencies

Unless otherwise stated, you can book a place on a training course or workshop in a number of ways:

  • Completion of the enclosed blue booking form – return to June Martin at 3rd Floor, Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre, 83 Shankill Road, Belfast, BT13 3PD
  • Telephone call or email to June Martin – 028 9504 0302, email: june.martin@belfasttrust.hscni.net
  • Your supervising social worker can book a place on your behalf.

Please keep a note in your diary, of the courses you have booked.

You will receive confirmation that you have been allocated a place on the course approximately 10 days before the course date – please confirm your place by the required date (stipulated on the confirmation letter).

Courses may occasionally have to be cancelled due to low numbers of applicants.

Start: November 29, 2018 9:30 am
End: November 29, 2018 9:30 am
Venue: Start 360 Office
Address:
6-10 William Street, Belfast

January 16, 2019

Supporting your Child’s learning

Belfast Trust

Four morning sessions

Facilitator:   Fostering Network
Dates:         Wednesday 16 January 2019
                    
Wednesday 23 January 2019
                     Wednesday 30 January 2019
                     Wednesday 6 February 2019
Time:           10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Venue:         Fostering Network, Unit 10, 40 Montgomery Road, BELFAST, BT6 9HL

Description

An informal, fun and interactive workshop, covering the following:

  • Supporting your child’s learning
  • Supporting your child’s literacy and numeracy development at home
  • How to use games to support a child’s learning

Unless otherwise stated, you can book a place on a training course or workshop in a number of ways:

  • Completion of the enclosed blue booking form – return to June Martin at 3rd Floor, Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre, 83 Shankill Road, Belfast, BT13 3PD
  • Telephone call or email to June Martin – 028 9504 0302, email: june.martin@belfasttrust.hscni.net
  • Your supervising social worker can book a place on your behalf.

Please keep a note in your diary, of the courses you have booked.

You will receive confirmation that you have been allocated a place on the course approximately 10 days before the course date – please confirm your place by the required date (stipulated on the confirmation letter).

Courses may occasionally have to be cancelled due to low numbers of applicants.

Start: January 16, 2019 10:30 am
End: January 16, 2019 10:30 am
Venue: Fostering Network
Address:
Unit 10, 40 Montgomery Road, Belfast