Hear about the Practice Reflection Workshops that happen in Walsall. These workshops provide some vital time out for any practitioner working with children or adults to embed good practice through reflecting on case studies. The workshops offer a great opportunity to connect with other professionals and organisations helping to provide better support to children and adults.
The theme of this particular workshop was on Right Help Right Time, and brought an opportunity to reflect on a family currently in need of help, this was presented by the family support worker and the school. We reflected on the barriers of providing the right help and the impact this would have on the family, practitioners and organisations. Through solution circles we used the knowledge and expertise within the room to identify what the right help would look like and how we could ensure this was secured and what the potential impact would be for the family.
In this Podcast, Kellyanne Perry, Interim Practice Improvement Lead for Walsall Safeguarding Partnership, speaks to Isabel Vanderheeren, Transformation Lead for Walsall Children’s Services. Kerry, Family Support and the Early Help Hub, Karen from one of Walsall’s Primary School and Chanai Bonner, Social Worker who was a delegate at the workshop.
Tune into our episode for more about what a Right Help Right Time Practice Reflection Workshop is all about
What were the key messages that practitioners and delegates took away.
What the Impact of the session will have on their practice
Would they recommend Practice Reflection Workshops to others.
In the podcast you will hear practitioners making reference to the ‘Menu of Services’
In this Podcast, Kellyanne Perry, Interim Practice Improvement Lead for Walsall Safeguarding Partnership, speaks to Katie Storer-Young, Exploitation and Missing Team Manager, Jade Brown, Exploitation and Missing Coordinator and Jodie Berry, Assistant Team Manager for Turning Point Adolescent Support Hub.
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In the podcast you will hear making reference to Walsall Safeguarding Partnership Website and Street Teams.
The aim of this webinar is to provide a current overview of the issues around Domestic Abuse nationally and locally in light of social distancing measures.
Introduced and facilitated by Isabel Vanderheeren, the Lead for Transformation in Children's Services, you will hear from some of our partners in Walsall who are providing support for children and young people around domestic abuse:
This webinar will provide some vital time out for any practitioner working with children or adults to embed good practice through reflecting on case studies. Themes for reflection will be linked to our safeguarding partnership key priorities. This webinar will bring an opportunity to reflect on a family currently in need of help around Domestic Abuse. We will be joined by a Family support worker and their manager who will be reflecting on the barriers of providing the right help in light of COVID 19 social distancing restrictions and the impact this has on the family, practitioners and the organisations. We will be exploring the solutions and resources currently available that can ensure we are providing the best possible support now and are planning proactively for when things go back to normal.
The aim of this webinar is to:
- Provide an overview of the principles of trauma informed practice and reflect on how you can implement these as part of your practice or organisation
- Provide an overview of offer of support that is available in Walsall to pull on to help you to support children who have experienced trauma
- Provide information on training available that will help you in developing a trauma informed approach as a practitioner or in your organisation
Panel members will include L30 (restorative Practice provider), Education Psychologist, Heart of England NHS (developer of the evidence based parenting) and Early Help The webinar is for all leaders and practitioners across organisations working with children and families in Walsall.
Walsall Safeguarding Partnership Webinar on Self-Neglect
- Provide a current overview of the issues around Self Neglect locally in light of social distancing measures.
- Provide an overview of offer of support that is available across different organisations and how to access these.
- Have a live question and answer session.
Our guests for the webinar are:
Sharon Latham, Head of Safeguarding, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health
Connie Jennings, Head of Health and Wellbeing, WHG
Melanie Grainger, Partnerships Support Officer, West Midlands Fire Service
Seanna Lassetter, Principle Social Worker, Adult Social Care
The webinar is aimed at all leaders and practitioners across organisations working with adults, children and their families.
Our collaborative approach to the development of our transformation programme to improve our services to support the right children, at the right time for as long as needed is even more important in the current climate of COVID19 and social distancing measures. The current coronavirus emergency has resulted in a number of significant changes to our daily lives, including the lives of children and young people and the way in which we are able to provide help and support.
We are expecting to see a change in the requests for help and support and as practitioners we may at times find it challenging to know where to go to ensure families can access the right help. Following on from feedback on our successful webinars on Domestic Abuse and Trauma informed practice we are now planning a series of ‘meet and connect’ virtual events.
The aim of these ‘lite bite’ life events is to put the spotlight on an organisation or service that is delivering help and support to children, young people and families in Walsall. The sessions will provide an opportunity to get a detailed insight in the offer of the organisation and how to access or signpost families to get their help and support. The session will also incorporate opportunity for you to ask any questions.
Walsall Family Information Service (FIS) & School Ready
Keep In Touch (KIT) Summer Programme
Things to do Delivered to you Summer 2020
The Black Country Makerspace & Digital Innovation Practice
Black Country Women's Aid
Young People, Youth Violence and Lockdown
This Webinar is from the National Youth Agency.
The nature of the Covid-19 virus is that we may see peaks and troughs in infection rates. When this occurs, the Covid rating and the associated lockdown measures will change. It is important that all youth provisions have action plans and comprehensive risk assessments in place to respond appropriately to this in the moment. This will enable more robust safeguarding of staff, volunteer and young people and clear information that can be shared to reduce anxiety.
Self-harm, Self-care and Young People
Young People and Substance Abuse During Lockdown
Tools for Working with Young People Online
Bereavement and Loss During COVID-19
Walsall Safeguarding Webinar on Exploitation
On 29th June 2020 Walsall Safeguarding Partnership held a Webinar on Exploitation.
The aim of the 2 hour webinar was to:
Provide a current overview of the issues around Exploitation both nationally and locally in light of Covid-19.
Provide an overview of offer of support that is available across different organisations and how to access these.
Have a live question and answer session.
Our guests for the webinar were from:
Andy Thompson - Street Teams
Imran Suddle and Jade Brown - Exploitation and Missing Team
Jamie Hobday and Lisa Mullen - West Midlands Police
Christine Jones - Walsall Health Care Trust
Helen Matthews - Street Teams
Michael Collyer - Walsall For All
Nicola Smith and Emma Harper - Adult Safeguarding
Care staff can help older people to protect against burglary and feel more confident at home. Practical advice such as using door chains, window locks and asking for identification are simple strategies older people can take to reduce the risk of burglary. In this video, older people who were robbed by distraction burglars and rogue traders are interviewed. They explain the shock, fear and deep disappointment such experiences can cause. Interviews with care staff illustrate this issue can be discussed without being patronising or making a person feel unduly concerned.
Additional notes: A roadshow on safety is also shown.