Our training is created or adapted with our commissioners to meet their communities’ specific needs.  Please Contact Us for more details.

  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – Full day or half-day briefing incorporating the March 2014 Supreme Court ruling and subsequent changes. We are the main providers of the training of Best Interests Assessors across the East and West Midlands, commissioned by the University of Birmingham. We now provide separate training that interactively reviews case law updates for Best Interests Assessors and also provide training on the role of the Authorising Manager within Local Authorities.
  • Disability Awareness including Hate Crime – Half day reflective briefing for staff that explores attitudes and practice, and promotes dignity and involvement. Delivered with We Can Do It, a Community Interest Company comprised of adults with disabilities who provide training to others.
  • Mental Capacity Act Training – We offer a portfolio of different packages from half-day briefings to full days; from an introduction to the MCA to Master Classes that focus on specific areas within this empowering legislation. We have created training for specific client or staff groups (Transitions services, Occupational Therapy, residential and nursing care homes, mental health or criminal justice settings, and supported living) and on specific topics (relationships, finances, care and accommodation, safeguarding). We have also created a reflective day that explores the interface between the Mental Capacity and Mental Health Acts.

  • Mental Health and Human Rights – A range of complementary training beginning with mental health awareness delivered with service user(s); Mental Health law, resources, models of Recovery and Human Rights. We also provide training on Part 3 of the Mental Health Act. We also provide half-day briefings on the Care Programme Approach – from its inception, to “robust” and “refocusing” CPA.

  • Personalisation: Long half-day session with service user trainers from We Can Do It to review the history of this area of work; incorporating legislation and social policy. We also introduce staff to meaningful person-centred tools that they can use to support others.
  • Recording with Care – Training on the requirements of record-keeping; being able to learn from different professional bodies and scrutinising the records we produce. We draw from local and national policy and can target specific areas of weakness and use a range of activities to make this day both relevant and fun. We also provide reflective Report Writing with Care for specialist workers (e.g. Approved Mental Health Professionals).

  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management – A range of training from half-day briefing to two days working through the whole process from referral to defensible risk management plans, with the service user and carer(s) at the heart of this process. We draw from practice, research, enquiries and case law. Working positively with risks – a day’s training with input from We Can Do It, to reflect on the tensions between supporting people’s choices and dignity with our duty of care and Safeguarding.
  • Safeguarding Adults – Different days/material covering the law, social policy and the role and responsibilities of the Alerter and Referrer; gathering and scrutinising information to enable a multi-agency Safeguarding Plan with service users and carers central to this process. This includes the changes brought in from The Care Act 2014. Our material has been developed and delivered within the post-qualifying award for supporting adults at The University of Birmingham.