Training

Bruce Thornton develops training programmes for organisations as well as delivering a range of courses in key practice areas.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Courses include:

Recording skills: - skills in recording practice.

  • Available as half a day refresher or one day skills training.


Assessment:
- skills of gathering information, analysis, decision making and identifying needs.

  • Available as one day refresher or two day skills training.


Outcome Based Planning: - 3 Step Model© to develop statements of need, identifying planned outcomes, creating options to meet needs and review.

  • Available as one day skills training or two days advanced skills in mentoring and supervising practice.



Analysis: - Developing skills in interpreting and generating meaning from the information gathered in the assessment. Using the 6 Lens Model© to gain distance and perspective.

  • Available as one day skills training or two days advanced skills in mentoring and supervising practice.



Thresholds and Decision Making: - Developing clarity in the thresholds of “children in need’ and “child protection”. Explores “what is significant harm?” and triggers for decision making.

  • Available as one day skills training


  • Also available as service development option as facilitated workshop for managers or improvement programme.



Risk Assessment: - Undertaking assessments of “risk of significant harm” using Risk 2 - Risk Assessment Tool.

  • Available as one day skills training, two days including embedding practice or three days advanced risk assessment skills in mentoring and supervising practice.


  • Also available as service development option as part of the implementation of the Risk Model.



Using Specialist Assessment Tools: - selecting from the range of 30 assessment tools an introduction to the tools and skills training in the use of tools in practice. For example,

  • > Change Model tools to assess readiness to change, motivation and progress.

  • > Assessing neglect using the Home Conditions tool and graded Care Profile.


  • Available as one day introduction to the tools or skills training in specific tools.