All Training courses

Training of relevance to third sector organisations in Leeds from various providers. Note the quality of training is the responsibility of the providers. Providers can upload relevant courses via their Doing Good Leeds account.

Provided by Public Health, Leeds City Council
Description ‘Want to know more about’ is a series of information sessions that cover topics that are important to you and your local community. The sessions are free of charge and are presented in an engaging manner by friendly and knowledgeable facilitators. 

Did you know that, on average, people with serious mental illness (SMI) die 15 – 20 years younger than the general population?
  
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes This seminar session will look at the broader issues of physical health in SMI, what we know about the physical health of people with SMI in Leeds, what support is available and how we can make better use of this support.
Suitable for Please note that these sessions are aimed at professionals, to improve their awareness and practice around the subjects covered. They are not appropriate for members of the public.
How to book To book a place, please email phforall@leeds.gov.uk
Cost Free

Further Steps in CBT

9 April at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links Training
Description This course enables participants to build on a foundation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and apply basic CBT skills in their practice. <br><br>It will provide useful information about case formulation/conceptualisation, interviewing and assessment skills. The course uses a number of learning activities (for example presentation, group work and individual reflection etc.) and will involve significant skills development exercises.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will: • Understand and be able to use the 5 component model to organise client information into a formulation • Understand different kinds of case formulation • Be able to assess client experiences from a CBT perspective • Be able to undertake a basic screening assessment
Suitable for This course is aimed at practitioners who wish to develop their understanding of CBT and who have a basic knowledge of the CBT model, either from the Community Links First Steps in CBT course or another training course.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate
Provided by The Neighbourhood Project CIC
Description Do you care about the future of your neighbourhood? Are you concerned about the number of local amenities which have disappeared in recent times? And would you like to have a greater say over what happens to your community?

This training session will discuss the model of neighbourhood councils, how they work, the powers they have and how to set one up for your community. They can have involvement in a variety of local issues including planning applications, transport, policing and economic development and can provide more vision and leadership. Neighbourhood councils are directly elected and anybody who lives, works or volunteers in the neighbourhood can stand for election.
 
We will also look at alternative models to neighbourhood councils such as residents associations and how these can be granted some powers under the Localism Act.

This session is free and will take place at the Life Centre in Bierley, light refreshments provided. If you wish to attend then please either telephone or text Jonathan Crewdson on 07941 385306 or email him using mail@neighbourhoodproject.org.uk
Venue The Life Centre
102-104 Bierley House Avenue Bierley Bradford BD4 6BU
Learning outcomes How neighbourhood councils work, their powers, potential benefits of having one for a community, how to set one up and alternative models.
Suitable for Anyone who would like their neighbourhood to have greater influence over what happens to it.
How to book Telephone or text Jonathan Crewdson on 07941 385306 or email him using mail@neighbourhoodproject.org.uk
Cost Free
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to adults alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol on adults. • To provide tools for practitioners to use to help assess adults appropriately for alcohol use and to be able to identify the level of risk associated with their use. • To provide resources and techniques to build confidence across the Leeds workforce in delivering early interventions and brief advice to adults around their alcohol use. • To increase awareness of the types of support that adults can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using drugs and/or alcohol or experiencing any level of dependence.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE
Provided by Community Links Training
Description <span>To give participants an overview of interventions that are useful in relieving the symptoms of anxiety and depression.&nbsp;<br></span><br>The course provides an overview of both conditions and also teaches a variety of evidence- based tools and techniques which are designed to help alleviate distressing symptoms. It also explores ways in which individual and interpersonal behaviours can maintain these conditions. The course uses a variety of teaching methods, such as presentation, group work, experiential learning and self-assessment. &nbsp;
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Describe the physiological and psychological processes of anxiety and depression • Recognise patterns of behaviour associated with anxiety and depression • Identify interventions to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression
Suitable for This one day course is suitable for those working with clients who experience the symptoms associated with anxiety and / or depression.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This is a free course for groups starting from scratch that are based in Leeds. This workshop will enable new groups, starting from scratch to draft a constitution and to understand the other tasks that they need to carry out in order to become a small established group and to be able to apply for small funding grants. ONLY AVAILABLE TO LEEDS BASED SMALL GROUPS AND 3RD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS IN LEEDS. Please note as this course is a free course if you book a place and are unable to attend for any reason (i.e. illness, or other circumstances) and cannot send another colleague in your place, please let us know as soon as possible. If you give us less than 14 days’ notice you will be charged a £10 non attendance fee.

Venue East Room, Leeds Civic Hall
Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 1UR.
Learning outcomes Draw up a set of rules (this is called the constitution) and membership form. Open a bank account in the name of the group. Know where to go to get help with book keeping and accounts. Know where to go to get help to draw up a Safeguarding Policy. Know how to action plan. Learn about health checks.
Suitable for New groups, starting from scratch who wish to set up a small community group (unincorporated association). This workshop is not intended for people who want to incorporate as a community interest company or to register as a charity.
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Cost FREE
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds and Community Action Bradford & District
Description

Many community groups and voluntary organisations run services for children and vulnerable adults for which it is important to safeguard children and adults against abuse and neglect. Volunteers are often involved in this activity. The overarching aim of our one day training course is to swiftly impart to participants how to decide whether certain volunteering activities or volunteer roles require a DBS check. Many clients with whom we work are eligible to use the government’s Disclosure and Barring checking service (DBS) (formerly called the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checking service) to check your volunteers’ criminal record. This is covered on the course with appropriate advice given on how to take any action after the training has been completed. Our lively one day course provides information about how, and in what circumstances, you can request DBS checks for volunteers, how to use the information you receive, and in what circumstances you should share information or concerns about volunteers with the DBS.

Our lively one day course provides information about how, and in what circumstances, you can request DBS checks for volunteers, how to use the information you receive, and in what circumstances you should share information or concerns about volunteers with the DBS. We specifically cover:-

  • DBS checking
  • Guide to Safeguarding and child protection
  • The DBS Code of Practice
  • What is meant by regulated activity?
  • What is DBS checking?
  • Who must have a DBS check?
  • Checks from a local police station
  • Using an existing CRB / DBS certificate
  • Who is eligible for a DBS check?
    Children and vulnerable adults
  • Using disclosure information
  • Reporting to the DBS
  • The DBS disclosure process
  • Umbrella bodies

The course is lively and interactive with:-

  • Talk and Chalk
  • Themed Group Workshops
  • Plenary debates and discussions
  • Problem solving -problem sharing
  • Case Studies
  • Benchmarking/sharing best practice
  • Signposts to your policies and procedures

 

Venue Community Action Bradford & District
Community Action Bradford & District, Manningham Mills Community Centre, Lilycroft Rd, Bradford, BD9 5BD.
Learning outcomes What is DBS checking? The DBS Code of Practice. Who is eligible for a DBS check? The DBS disclosure process. Who must have a DBS check? Using an existing CRB / DBS certificate.
Suitable for Community Groups and Organisations who work with Children or Vulnerable Adults.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber and Community Action Bradford & District £70 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £90
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Aimed at learners who want an introduction to Safeguarding before they take the Level 1, if english is not the first language or they need to understand more about what safeguarding means, this is the pre-course for you. You will be able to discuss in detail and ask questions about aspects of safeguarding you want to learn more about, or you want to understand it in your own cultural context in a relaxed non threatening environment. PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO LEEDS BASED GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS. THIS COURSE WOULD NORMALLY BE CHARGED AT £60 BUT AS LEEDS CITY COUNCIL ARE FUNDING THIS COURSE WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER THIS COURSE FOR FREE.

Venue BAME Health and Well Being Hub (formerly the Fredrick Hurdle Day Centre),
Reginald Terrace, (Opposite The Reginald Centre), Leeds, LS7 3EZ
Learning outcomes Gain an in introduction to Safeguarding and understand more about what safeguarding means.
Suitable for Individuals in organisations or small groups who just need a basic safeguarding awareness.
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Cost FREE TO LEEDS BASED ORGANISATIONS
Provided by Voice Out Academy
Description Voice Out Academy are coming to Leeds City Centre for the first time ever to deliver the popular "Communicating with Impact" workshop in which delegates will learn how to manage nerves and speak with poise, persuasion and passion.

The Communicating with Impact is a one day workshop to help you to build effective working relationships with colleagues, raise your profile and increase your influence across the organisation.

We know that communicating with impact is a critical part of your working day, but how often have you reflected on whether you are making the impact you intend? Interacting with internal and external audiences can be challenging: your message may get lost, or people may simply not listen to what you say.

If you would like objective feedback on your communication skills, as well as the opportunity to test them in a series of challenging and stretching situations, this session is for you.
Venue St George's Centre
60 Great George St, Leeds LS1 3DL
Learning outcomes Understand how you come across to others Overcome stage fright Address to impress any audience Learn to speak with poise, passion and purpose Use body language that reinforces your positive communication. Understand how your mindset influences your communication and success. Learn strategies to manage nerves when speaking
Suitable for Front line staff Team Leaders/Senior Workers Managers Coaches/Mentors Entrepreneurs Speakers Consultants Trainers
How to book http://buytickets.at/voiceoutacademy
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Cost £50. Light lunch included.

Ecocycle Planning

16 April to Thursday 18 April
Provided by Together for Peace
Description “Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein.
 
What is it? The Ecocycle is an installation and full-participation experience in the stunning surroundings of Left Bank Leeds. It will help you plot the life and activities of your organisation, and your own life, against the rhythms and life-cycles of nature. Step away from day-to-day concerns to see the bigger picture, the wood AND the trees.
 
Venue Left Bank Leeds
Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LJ
Learning outcomes Why experience the Ecocycle? Continual growth is proving to be a dangerous myth - it can bury you without revealing itself until the very last minute, when it may be too late to respond. Ecocycle Planning invites you - in addition to typical themes regarding growth or efficiency - to focus also on creative destruction and renewal. Where are the bottlenecks, where is potential? Which elements are starving for resources, which are rigid and hampering progress?
Suitable for Leadership teams of bigger organisations or whole teams of smaller ones. Or come on your own and share your insights with others. So you get the most out of your experience, you will be facilitated by experienced practitioners.
How to book How to book or find out more: Email: hello@t4p.org.uk Tel: 07930 364733; 07752 881833 Sessions are two hours long: 16th April: 9.30-11.30; 12.00-14.00; 14.30-16.30 17th April: 9.30-11.30 18th April: 9.30-11.30; 12.00-14.00; 14.30-16.30 If you are interested in booking an exclusive session for your organisation, please let us know as soon as possible and we will be in touch to discuss it with you.
Cost Cost: £40 per person. Reductions for groups of four or more. £500 for exclusive session (indicative cost).

Risk Enablement

16 April at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links Training
Description To look at risk assessment and risk management as a means to getting the best out of situations for service users and their families by taking a positive, engaged and forward thinking approach to risk. 

It will provide useful information about risk, positive risk taking and enablement.  The course will involve practicing risk enablement processes. In addition, the course uses a number of learning activities (for example; discussion, group work and individual reflection etc.) to help participants to have a deeper insight into the challenges and opportunities for working proactively and positively with risk issues. 
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Understand concepts and theory of risk management and positive risk taking • Connect understanding of risk to the range of relevant policy and legislative drivers • Show skills that make dialogue about risk and the recording of risk issues better • Use a risk enablement tool for practice
Suitable for This course is aimed at staff who are supporting people whose care and support involves risk assessment and management.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This session is designed to give you a brief introduction to how your organisation plans to keep children and vulnerable adults safe and to get you thinking about the things that you need to do. PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO LEEDS BASED GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS. THIS COURSE WOULD NORMALLY BE CHARGED AT £60 BUT AS LEEDS CITY COUNCIL ARE FUNDING THIS COURSE WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER THIS COURSE FOR FREE.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes People that want a basic understanding of safeguarding in organisations. People in leadership positions of small third sector organisations that need to develop safeguarding policies. Explore why safeguarding is important for all organisations. Find out about the key information you need to include in a safeguarding policy. Begin to think about the content of your safeguarding policy.
Suitable for Individuals in organisations or small groups who just need a basic safeguarding awareness.
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Cost FREE
Provided by The Neighbourhood Project CIC
Description This session follows on from the previous week's training about neighbourhood councils and devolution.&nbsp; It is for anybody who has ideas for a new project as a result of the training, whether it is to set up a neighbourhood council or some other form of residents' group, and would like further advice and support in taking this forward.
Venue The Life Centre
102-104 Bierley House Avenue Bierley Bradford BD4 6BU
Learning outcomes Creating a plan to turn ideas brought to the session into action.
Suitable for Anybody who attended the previous week's training.
How to book Telephone or text Jonathan Crewdson on 07941 385306 or email him using mail@neighbourhoodproject.org.uk
Cost Free

**FREE** ASIST Suicide Prevention Training

17 April at 8:45am to Thursday 18 April at 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links Training
Description Our colleagues at Mentally Healthy Leeds are funding this ASIST course. This course teaches Suicide First Aid skills to raise confidence and knowledge and to familiarise participants with the most widely used suicide intervention model in the world.

Recognised by the Department of Health, ASIST is fast becoming an essential tool for all community caregivers. This is a two day course that aims to break down stereotypes and misinformation about suicide and gives participants an evidence-based approach to those at risk. Participants will have a chance to analyse their own views about suicide, they will be introduced to the intervention model and given opportunities to observe and practise skills in effective suicide intervention.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Recognise invitations for help • Reach out and offer support • Review the risk of suicide • Apply a suicide intervention model • Link people with community resources
Suitable for This course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn suicide intervention skills. Not suitable for anyone who has recently been bereaved by suicide.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost FREE to Leeds professionals and frontline staff.
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This half day training is for people who may have the ability to identify levels of vulnerability of children and young people, either directly, through work with their families / carers or through the setting in which they work. This is seen as a minimum requirement for all people working within settings which work with or have regular contact with children and young people. It is recommended that people undertake Refresher Training every 3 years.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Gain knowledge of child abuse and neglect including signs and indicators. Learn about the impact of abuse on child development. Understand interagency working to identify, assess and meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns. Learn what to do in response to concerns. Look at this area in depth using local learning from serious case reviews.
Suitable for This is seen as a minimum requirement for all people working within settings which work with or have regular contact with children and young people. It is recommended that people undertake Refresher Training every 3 years.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by The Neighbourhood Project CIC
Description

This training session will discuss the legal powers available to neighbourhoods to have greater control over planning and building since the Localism Act. It will examine how a community can now draw up and adopt a Neighbourhood Development Plan and can itself pass forms of planning permission using Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right To Build Orders.

This session will also consider how a neighbourhood can promote more affordable homes through the community-led housing schemes and community land trusts. It will also look at ways to protect and conserve the natural environment.

This session is free and will take place at the Life Centre in Bierley, light refreshments provided. If you wish to attend then please either telephone or text Jonathan Crewdson on 07941 385306 or email him using mail@neighbourhoodproject.org.uk

Venue The Life Centre
102-104 Bierley House Avenue Bierley Bradford BD4 6BU
Learning outcomes Understand the legal powers available to neighbourhoods concerning the planning system and how to access these.
Suitable for Anybody who is interested in influencing planning in their neighbourhood, wishes to see more affordable housing or who wishes to protect and conserve the environment.
How to book Telephone or text Jonathan Crewdson on 07941 385306 or email him using mail@neighbourhoodproject.org.uk
Cost Free
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to increase confidence and skills in screening and identification of substance use.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens • Explore Drug, Set & Setting • To explore the framework of behaviour change to understand the process by which people can be supported to change their behaviour. • To look at screening adults for drug use • Skill based practice for screening people for drug use. • To increase awareness of the types of support that adults/young people and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using drugs or experiencing any level of dependence.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE

DIY Accounts in Excel

24 April at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS)
Description This 3 hour workshop will use a free template and give you the confidence to set up a bookkeeping system on a spreadsheet. Laptops and materials are provided. Your WYCAS tutor will lead the session, working through a practical exercise, so that you will be able to set up and use a spreadsheet recording method for your organisation. This course is not available for online booking. Please contact the course organiser for booking details.
Venue WYCAS
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes This course will show you the structure of the linked spreadsheet, help you set up a fictional organisation, with categories of income and spend, restricted funds and bank and cash accounts. Show you how to reconcile the bank transactions to the spreadsheet, and review how the inputs produce a finance report for use in the year.
Suitable for Anyone looking to set up a book keeping system. A basic ability to use a spreadsheet is needed.
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Cost £0

Youth Mental Health First Aid

25 April at 9:30am to Friday 26 April at 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links Training
Description This course teaches participants how to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of mental ill health in young people. 

This course teaches participants how to spot the early warning signs and symptoms of mental ill-health in young people.  It provides information about topics such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, alcohol and drug use and explains the impact that mental ill-health in young people can have on adolescent development.  A practical, skills based approach helps participants gain the confidence to offer meaningful support to young people in distress.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people • Feel confident helping a young person • Provide help on a first aid basis • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm • Help a young person recover faster • Guide a young person towards the right support • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
Suitable for This is an internationally recognised two-day course specifically designed for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 11 - 18.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £150 per delegate. We have bursary spaces available.
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Leeds City Council, NHS CCGs and other public sector purchasers of goods and services have moved from awarding only grants to more formal service level agreements and contracts. This is part of the commissioning process which involves the assessment of a community’s needs and buying in organisations to provide services to meet those needs. Within the commissioning process commissioners are keen to explore new ways for those public agencies and the service providers to achieve better outcomes for local communities. This session will help voluntary and community groups to understand the commissioning processes in Leeds, who the key commissioners are, help you decide if contracting for services is for you and the next steps you should take.

 

ONLY AVAILABLE TO LEEDS BASED GROUPS AND LEEDS BASED 3RD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS.

 

Please note as this course is a free course if you book a place and are unable to attend for any reason (i.e. illness, or other circumstances) and cannot send another colleague in your place, please let us know as soon as possible. If you give us less than 14 days’ notice you will be charged a £10 non attendance fee.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Understand the commissioning process (including the commissioning cycle). Know where to find funding opportunities through commissioning e.g. grants and contracts. Clarify jargon around commissioning. Know the pros and cons relating to commissioning. Know if contracts are right for your organisation and what you want to deliver. Where to find information, help and support.
Suitable for Any voluntary or community sector organisation new to, or looking to consider, funding through commissioning opportunities as a way of supporting their work; and for staff who are new to commissioning.
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Cost FREE

Trauma Informed Practice

29 April at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links Training
Description To enable participants to become more psychologically informed about the impact of experiencing trauma. 

The majority of people accessing mental health, substance abuse, homeless and criminal justice services have trauma histories. Despite this high prevalence the role of trauma is often unaddressed by both services and practitioners. Emerging evidence from the field of trauma research is leading to a new understanding of the psychological and neurobiological impacts of trauma and highlighting new possibilities for recovery. 

It may be of particular interested to practitioners working with people with experiences of trauma or diagnosed / experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD, psychosis and personality disorders. Furthermore, it complements the Understanding personality + personality disorders’ training currently delivered by Community Links. The course uses a number of learning activities (for example presentation, group work and reflection) to help participants develop their understanding.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • An understanding of different types of trauma • An overview of diagnosis related to experiencing trauma • Been introduced to psychological models used to explain trauma • An overview of the principles of best practice • Have reflected on their own practice
Suitable for This course is aimed at anyone interested in developing their understanding of trauma and the impact it can have on peoples psychological and physical health. It will explore how experiences of trauma in both childhood and adulthood can affect people psychological, physically, behaviourally and emotionally.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate.
Provided by The Neighbourhood Project CIC
Description This session follows on from the previous week's training about neighbourhood planning and building powers. It is for anybody who has ideas for a new project as a result of the training, for instance to draw up a Neighbourhood Development Plan for their local area, and would like further advice and support in taking this forward.
Venue The Life Centre
102-104 Bierley House Avenue Bierley Bradford BD4 6BU
Learning outcomes Identifying and planning actions to take forward a new project.
Suitable for Anybody with ideas for a new project connected with neighbourhood planning and building powers.
How to book Telephone or text Jonathan Crewdson on 07941 385306 or email him using mail@neighbourhoodproject.org.uk
Cost Free
Provided by Behind Closed Doors
Description

Do you know what domestic abuse is, why it happens, who is affected and what you can do about it?

1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be affected in their lifetime. Recent research suggests that it could cost employers over £7,000 per individual through loss of productivity and output due to the impacts abusive relationships. Behind Closed Doors has been supporting individuals affected by domestic violence and abuse across Leeds for over 20 yrs. Our years of experience will be shared throughout this course direct from our front line workers and volunteers, making this a not to be missed opportunity.

This course is CPD accredited.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Gain greater knowledge of: What domestic violence and abuse is The myths and facts Why and how abusive relationships happen Why do people stay How to spot the signs How to support someone experiencing domestic violence and abuse The work of Behind Closed Doors.
Suitable for Anyone interested in understanding more. Professionals who may come across individuals experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Employers.
How to book Contact Chelsea on info@behind-closed-doors.org.uk to make your booking.
Cost Third Sector - £75 per person Other - £85 per personPayment through invoice at least one week prior to the course going ahead.
Provided by Stone King LLP
Description

In this topical seminar we will bring you up to date with the very latest cases on unfair dismissal, consider strategies for handling difficult decisions, and highlight the new rules and best practice for settlement agreements.

Topics will include:

  • Where are we on the “band of reasonable responses" test after A v B in the Supreme Court?
  • The effect of a successful disciplinary appeal on the employment contract: Patel v Folkestone Nursing Home.
  • When can you suspend an employee without breaching the duty of trust and confidence (New ACAS guidance, Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth and the very latest case of Alexander-Wight v Barts NHS Trust)?
  • Whistleblowing dismissals and detriments: Royal Mail v Jhuti and personal liability after Osipov
  • When an attempt to head off a disability claim through a contrived redundancy went wrong:  X v Y
  • What are the new rules on settlement?  “Post Employment Notice Periods” and Non-disclosure Agreements after “Me too”.
Venue Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds,
No 1 The Light, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8TL
Learning outcomes
Suitable for This event is aimed at Business, Charity and Education leaders as well as HR professionals. Up to 70% of Stone King's practice relates to organisations in the not-for-profit sector, so our lawyers are able to provide in-depth knowledge and a wealth of experience to those in this area of work.
How to book Please book via our website on https://www.stoneking.co.uk/event/unfair-dismissal-update-new-cases-strategies-and-settlements-leeds-02052019 Alternatively, you can email events@stoneking.co.uk
Cost This event is free to attend.
Provided by GIPSIL
Description This course is aimed at advisers who help people who have recently been abroad or who do not have British nationality. The day covers the main presence and residence conditions, Public Funds restrictions and the special rules for EU nationals - right to reside and EU co-ordination rules. The course concentrates on means tested benefits and covers the restrictions for EU work seekers. Tutor is Jana Elles and teaching methods include a mixture of tutor input, discussion among participants and practical exercises. A course pack will be given to each participant.
Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court Leeds LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes
Suitable for Suitable for general advice workers and support workers
How to book Booking forms can be requested and any queries should be directed to sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or Carole.Denton@gipsil.org.uk (0113 2481301) and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Cost £55 per place.
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to adults alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol on adults. • To provide tools for practitioners to use to help assess adults appropriately for alcohol use and to be able to identify the level of risk associated with their use. • To provide resources and techniques to build confidence across the Leeds workforce in delivering early interventions and brief advice to adults around their alcohol use. • To increase awareness of the types of support that adults can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using drugs and/or alcohol or experiencing any level of dependence.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Many community groups and voluntary organisations run services for children and vulnerable adults for which it is important to safeguard children and adults against abuse and neglect. Volunteers are often involved in this activity. The overarching aim of our one day training course is to swiftly impart to participants how to decide whether certain volunteering activities or volunteer roles require a DBS check. Many clients with whom we work are eligible to use the government’s Disclosure and Barring checking service (DBS) (formerly called the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checking service) to check your volunteers’ criminal record. This is covered on the course with appropriate advice given on how to take any action after the training has been completed. Our lively one day course provides information about how, and in what circumstances, you can request DBS checks for volunteers, how to use the information you receive, and in what circumstances you should share information or concerns about volunteers with the DBS.

Our lively one day course provides information about how, and in what circumstances, you can request DBS checks for volunteers, how to use the information you receive, and in what circumstances you should share information or concerns about volunteers with the DBS. We specifically cover:-

  • DBS checking
  • Guide to Safeguarding and child protection
  • The DBS Code of Practice
  • What is meant by regulated activity?
  • What is DBS checking?
  • Who must have a DBS check?
  • Checks from a local police station
  • Using an existing CRB / DBS certificate
  • Who is eligible for a DBS check?
    Children and vulnerable adults
  • Using disclosure information
  • Reporting to the DBS
  • The DBS disclosure process
  • Umbrella bodies

The course is lively and interactive with:-

  • Talk and Chalk
  • Themed Group Workshops
  • Plenary debates and discussions
  • Problem solving -problem sharing
  • Case Studies
  • Benchmarking/sharing best practice
  • Signposts to your policies and procedures
Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes What is DBS checking? The DBS Code of Practice. Who is eligible for a DBS check? Children and vulnerable adult. The DBS disclosure process. Who must have a DBS check? Using an existing CRB / DBS certificate.
Suitable for Community Groups and Organisations who work with Children or Vulnerable Adults.
How to book
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £70 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £90
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations and to explore the relationship between alcohol and domestic abuse.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol. • To explore what is domestic abuse? • To examine the impact of alcohol on family relationships and links with domestic abuse/violence • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people who use/misuse alcohol. • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people experiencing domestic abuse/violence.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using alcohol or experiencing any level of dependence and that domestic abuse is maybe a contributing factor.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email THANKS Forward Leeds Training
Cost FREE
Provided by GIPSIL
Description This course will explain the importance of identifying housing status and help you identify some of the main types of housing status. It will provide an overview of related possession proceedings, covering required notices and documentation. Tutor is Heather Collins and teaching methods will include direct trainer teaching; group discussion; exercises and example case studies, as well as the opportunity for questions. Course materials will be given to each participant.
Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court Leeds LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes
Suitable for Suitable for general advice workers and support workers
How to book Booking forms can be requested and any queries should be directed to sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or Carole.Denton@gipsil.org.uk (0113 2481301) and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Cost £55 per place.
Provided by CAMHS Training - Leeds Community Healthcare
Description

“Infant Mental Health: Babies & Brains& and& Bonding” is designed to help practitioners working with infants, children, parents and families to understand how early relationships impact upon a baby’s brain development and the importance of sensitive parenting for optimal social and emotional development – in infancy and beyond. It is also appropriate for practitioners working with adults experiencing mental health difficulties to think about the adult’s experiences as an infant.

“Infant Mental Health: Babies,& Brains& ;and& Bonding” provides both a theoretical knowledge base, informed by neuro development and attachment theory, and a space for practitioners to consider how this applies to practice. Many practitioners may be experienced in attachment theory and/or recognising & baby& cues, however IMH: BBB extends this to explore the relationship between these and brain development.The training is a full day session that includes PowerPoint, interactive exercises, group activities and video excerpts delivered by two members of the Leeds Infant Mental Health Service. This is our fifth year of delivering this training and it has evaluated very positively.

Venue The Vinery Centre
20 Vinery Terrace Leeds LS9 9LU
Learning outcomes By the end of this course delegates will Have an understanding of how the infant brain develops and the impact of stress and trauma on social and emotional functioning Have an awareness of attachment theory and the different attachment categories Be aware of the importance of infant states and cues in promoting healthy brain development and secure attachment relationships Have considered ways to support parents in responding sensitively to their babies
Suitable for All workers engaged in delivering services to families with young babies especially in health, social care, and early year’s settings. This is a practical course with lots of opportunity for delegates to link ideas back to their work settings.
How to book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/infant-mental-health-babies-brains-bonding-camhs-training-registration-51460892916
Cost Fully subsidised (Free)