Welcome to the 2018/2019 Children and Families training programme for all staff supporting vulnerable children and their families in Children and Families Services. This programme aims to provide cost effective and creative learning activities. We want to ensure that everyone who works with children and young people, whatever their role, has the skills, knowledge and motivation to do the best job they possibly can.
In Milton Keynes, our focus is to ensure children, young people and families are at the centre of holistic, co-ordinated and seamless service delivery. The way in which we will all achieve our strategic vision is through sharing and delivering our key priorities both as a Council and through our Partners. This will strengthen the services we provide to children, young people and their families in Milton Keynes in the year to come.
The programme shows dates and times for upcoming training course. To book, please log into the website and choose your course. Please do not turn up at any training events without booking. Further training resources, case studies, research and evidence - informed practice is available on the Community Care Inform. Staff can plan their training for the year ahead in order to ensure that their professional development needs are met, as identified in supervision and appraisals. There are also further training opportunities, which will be advertised during the year, or make enquiries if you have a specific learning need which is not mentioned in the programme.
It is important that workers in different parts of Children and Families Services are able to work well together across professional boundaries, to support children and young people achieve the best outcomes. This includes carers supporting children's placements. It is important that learning activities meet the needs of the different roles and levels in our workforce and therefore are a vital element in helping us plan for our future workforce needs.
In the following pages, you will find details of the courses, in order to assist you find the most appropriate courses to meet your CPD needs. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Workforce Team. Please remember that the training programme is only as good as the feedback we receive. We would encourage you all to fill in the course feedback forms and tell us what you think of the training you have attended. We would also like to encourage you to tell us what training would help you in your work with children and families. Our training programme has always been highly regarded and to keep it this way we need you to tell us what you need. There are obviously limits on what the budget can deliver but we would rather spend the money on what you regard as quality training.