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Integrated Working; Every Child Matters related courses for the Children's Workforce.

Ted Daszkiewicz worked with TAC, a unit of CfBT to produce the national training materials for all of the processes and tools of Integrated Working and has been working with children’s services across the country to support training, implementation and ongoing best practice. The training to support the CWDC induction standards were also written by TAC.

Common Assessment Framework Training

  • Know how the CAF fits into integrated working.
  • Understand the rationale for the CAF and its underpinning principles.
  • Understand who will use the CAF, when and with whom.
  • Know what makes a good discussion, assessment, plan and review in the context of the CAF.
  • Understand the 4-step CAF process and be able to apply it in practice.
  • Understanding informed consent

Lead Professional training

  • Know how the lead professional fit into integrated working.
  • Understand the rationale for the lead professional Understand the role, functions and accountabilities of the lead professional.
  • Know who can be a lead professional
  • Know the core tasks, knowledge and skills of a lead professional.
  • Understand and be able to apply the criteria for selecting a lead professional.
  • Understand how to form Lead Professional meetings.
  • Know the responsibilities of members of the meeting.
  • Know what to expect in terms of management, supervision and dispute resolution to support the lead professional.
  • effective planning and chairing of meetings
  • Key skills and requirements of planning and chairing effective multi agency meetings 

Common Core Training

In 2010 DCSF and CWDC jointly published revised Common Core of Skills and Knowledge for the Children’s Workforce. This sets out the basic skills and knowledge that everyone working with children and young people is expected to have. The common core covers six themes:

⇒ Effective communication and engagement with children, young people and families.

⇒ Child and young person development

⇒ Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child or young person

⇒ Supporting transitions

⇒ Multi-agency and integrated working

⇒ Information sharing.

Training can be delivered on all 6 units

Ted Daszkiewicz worked in partnership with the London Borough of Barnet’s Children’s Services and Middlesex University to create a training package which was nominated for an award at the 2010 National Skills for Care Accolades; Entered into the category of ‘Most effective practice in workforce development across partner agencies’, the nomination achieved a final three placing.

The impact of the training has also been evaluated through a joint project with the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) to establish ways in which work practices have changed, identifying areas of improved skills and knowledge.

Key findings suggest:

  • Both managers and participants found the training very useful, especially for new staff.
  • Participants valued the multi-agency nature of the training.
  • Participants felt they had a clearer understanding of others’ roles and the importance of communication across sectors.
  • Participants also said it enhanced their confidence in dealing with children, young people and their parents.

Early identification of children/young people at risk of substance misuse and teenage pregnancy.

Clarifying what is meant by teenage pregnancy and substance misuse and being at risk:

  • Key statistics, data and implications around substance misuse and teenage pregnancy
  • What are some of the known indicators that can help practitioners in early identification of substance misuse and teenage pregnancy.
  • Latest research on possible ‘causes’ of substance misuse and teenage pregnancy
  • Working with young boys and their role in teenage pregnancy
  • How to help parents/carers engage with their children around key issues
  • Consent and parental involvement
  • What is resilience and what factors can protect children who are faced with many of the indicators that can lead to substance misuse or teenage pregnancy
  • Engaging with young people who may be at risk and associated skills around empathy building and readiness to change