A practical handbook
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This handbook brings together guidance and tools to assist both the self-development and the work of training professionals involved in any inter-agency context. These may include: adult safeguarding, children in need, early years, child protection, young minds, youth offending, adult mental health, adult offending and others.
Whether helping training professionals who are stepping into inter-agency work with some of its basics or supporting more experienced colleagues when they feel stuck, it aims to empower and develop resilience.
Some of the tools can also be used by supervisors and managers in their inter-agency work, or by anyone considering employing an inter-agency trainer.
Using the example of Local Safeguarding Children Boards, it will help ensure that inter-agency training happens, is of good quality and enhances inter-agency communication and cooperation. Practical in focus, with underlying theory offered where useful, the tools can be adapted for different circumstances and disciplines. Extensively tried and tested, it offers:
Carefully focused on the specific complexities of inter-agency work that influence how training can be run and managed, it is designed for use where there are:
Much of the material has been used to work with the additional complexities of using front line practitioners as volunteers to deliver training, and of involving vulnerable service users to help bring the training to life.
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A4 wiro. 184 pages. 9781905541720. Published 2011. £39.95
The service users (vulnerable children, adults and their families)
Relationships with other inter-agency partnerships
Chair of the training sub group
Other inter-agency partnership sub-groups
Other inter-agency bodies
The role of the training coordinator
The importance of the role
Workloads and systems
Attitudes and values
Knowledge and skills
Finding help for ourselves
Management and planning
Training needs analysis
Inter-agency training strategy
Managing training pools
Recruitment and induction
Managing the pool and the individuals within
Combined learning approaches
Commissioning inter-agency training
Training coordinator style
Management issues and systems
Writing inter-agency training programmes
Involving service users in training
Evaluation and quality control
Recommended reading and helpful websites
Application form for PDF supply
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jo Edwards has been the Safeguarding Board Training Coordinator in Salford since 2001, and helped write the Training For Trainers course for the North West Inter-Agency Trainers group. She has worked previously as a nurse, midwife, health visitor, and as a member of the Salford Children and Families scheme.
Ane Freed-Kernis has been an inter-agency training coordinator since 1995. Prior to that, she worked in the social care field as a social worker, volunteer and trainer for over 30 years. She currently works as inter-agency training coordinator for an LSCB, a social worker for a local authority and a volunteer mentor and trustee for Albert Kennedy Trust, a voluntary organisation.
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