Programme

We value our staff and have achieved the Investor in People award

Christine Bradley is a consultant and trainer in the field of therapeutic work with children and young people. She is a trained psychologist and specialist child care worker.

Mandatory Training Programme

The My Choice mandatory training programme includes:
to be completed within 6 months

  • My Choice Induction – Head Office (2 days) and Home including on-line training
  • Fire Safety
  • Child Protection
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • On-Line Safety
  • Preventing Bullying
  • Prevent Duty
  • Child Protection Part 1 – The Safeguarding Role of the Residential Care Worker
  • Care of Medication Foundation

To be completed within 12 months

  • Child Protection Part 2 – Protecting Young People: Street Gangs, Sexual Exploitation & Child Trafficking
  • Team Teach Training – Intermediate
  • Emergency 1st Aid at Work
  • Food Hygiene
  • Fire Safety/Fire Warden
  • Self-Harm
  • Outcomes Star

There are numerous other training courses available that can be accessed and supported. All information regarding training and development is stored on our People HR systems.

Following the completion of the above induction and mandatory training, the following courses are planned for all staff:

    • Equality & Diversity
    • Child Focus Sessions
    • Level 3 Diploma for Residential Child Care – England
    • Autism & Young People Advanced
    • Young People Alcohol Drugs & Solvent Misuse – Signs & Symptoms
    • Understanding Adolescent Behaviour Part 1 & Part 2
    • Preparation for Independence & the Transition to Adulthood
    • Diploma Workshops
    • Sexual Exploitation (The Wise Project)
    • Supervision Skills
    • Health & Safety
    • Understanding & Caring for the Traumatised Young Person
    • Promoting Positive Mental Health in Young People
    • Promoting Emotional Resilience in Young People
    • Consultations and needs led assessment training with Christine Bradley
    • Restorative Justice
    • Appropriate Adult/Advocacy
    • Because I Can’t Be Arsed
    • Staff & Secondary Traumatic Stress
    • Promoting & Supervising Contact
    • Health & Safety Management
    • Managing Multiple Priorities (Managers & Deputies)
    • First Aid at Work (3 days for Managers & Deputies)
    • Working Together to Safeguard Children (For Managers)
    • Therapeutic Practitioners Award (12 month course for nominated staff members only)
    • • Module 1 – Mental Health & Attachment
    • • Module 2 – Effective Listening & Communication Skills & One to One Work
    • • Module 3 – Anti-Oppressive Practice LGBT & Equality
    • • Module 4 – Young People & Advocacy
    • • Module 5 – Young People Suicide & Self Harm
    • • Module 6 – NLP
    • • Module 7 – Solution Focused Brief Therapy
    • • Module 8 – Good Practice / Managing Multiple Priorities
    • • Module 9 – Theraplay
    • • Module 10 – Preparing Young People with Independence