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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

  • CWDC Induction (24 weeks)
  • Team Teach Training – Intermediate
  • Emergency 1st Aid at Work
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Child Protection within a Residential Setting
  • EduCare On-Line Child Protection & Preventing Bullying Behaviour
  • Fire Safety
  • Complaints, Representations, Sanctions, Whistle-blowing

There are numerous other training courses available that can be accessed and supported. There is an electronic training calendar in the homes and chart which displays all training dates and options for staff.

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

  • My Choice Foundation Training
  • Basic Awareness of Equality & Diversity
  • My Choice School Training
  • Child Focus Sessions
  • Level 3 Diploma in Children & Young People’s Workforce
  • Team Teach Advanced
  • Introduction to the Autistic Spectrum Condition
  • Young People Alcohol Drugs & Solvent Misuse – Signs & Symptoms
  • Understanding Adolescent Behaviour (including Attachment Theory
  • Preparation for Independence & the Transition to Adulthood
  • Diploma Workshops
  • Sexual Exploitation (The Wise Project)
  • Care of Medication Foundation Level
  • Supervision Skills
  • Health & Safety
  • Working with Challenging & Self Injurious Behaviour
  • Understanding & Caring for the Traumatised Young Person
  • Nutrition & Young People
  • Promoting Positive Mental Health in Young People
  • Promoting Emotional Resilience in Young People
  • Protecting Young People – Street Gangs, Internet & Bullying
  • Life Story Work
  • Report Writing
  • Active Listening & Responding Skills
  • Time & Stress Management
  • Consultations and needs led assessment training with Christine Bradley