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Professional Dangerousness "Please keep me safe" (BEH) event
Start date Tuesday 28 January 2020 Add to Outlook Calendar
Times 09:30 - 16:00 
Arrival Time 09:00 
Closing date Tuesday 14 January 2020
Early Years Centre for Professional Development, East Way, Bournemouth, BH8 9PU
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Venue notes A Hearing Loop is installed at this venue

Refreshments: Tea, coffee, water, and biscuits are available on this course but meals are not provided.

There is no parking on site during school hours. 
Event Leader Joy Osborn 
Event Contributor
Alan Farmer 
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Event Description This is a multi agency two day course that aims to develop more confidence in professional assessments and observations, with a view to taking practices to a higher level. Saying the right thing, in the right place, at the right time, and in the right way is an indispensable career skill. Between the style extremes of passive and aggressive is an effective, winning approach- the assertive style.

Available for all Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole practitioners at the subsidised rate, who work with children, young people and their families to improve their outcomes: Including Private, Voluntary and Independent sector, Schools, Health and Local Authority staff.

Limited to 2 practitioners per organisation, (more than this number may register to be included on the waiting list and will be offered a place numbers permitting.)

Event leader: Joy Osborn - more info available at:

Allocation limitations: number of practitioners per organisation: 2

Number of practitioners per organisation from neighbouring Authorities who work with Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole children, young people and their families (more than this number may apply and will be added to the waiting list).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY - Please note that you must ensure that you read all of the attached documents before requesting your place. By proceeding with the booking, you agree to abide by our terms and conditions. Invoices: Organisations will be invoiced for the cost of their staff attending this training at point of confirmed booking. Settings other than Bournemouth Childcare settings must provide a purchase order number, invoice contact name and address.

All cancellations MUST be made using CPD online and MUST be received ten working days prior to the event. Please ensure that the reason for the cancellation is clearly stated. No other forms of cancellation are accepted. 
Event Outcomes By the end of the Event, participants will have had the opportunity to learn about and explore:-

• Raise awareness of the outcomes and lessons learnt from major serious case reviews and enquiries.

• Provide structured time for reflection, exploration and planning around safeguarding practices and acknowledge the need for workers to share their feelings, anxieties and experiences.

• Recognise the impact stress, anxiety and abuse has on the child's development, self esteem and behaviour, highlighting the importance of the first years of a child's life, which form the foundation for all aspects of human growth, relationships and development.

• Develop skills in child focused observation and analysis, understanding behaviour, and forming evidence based judgements about the actions we take and the decisions we make.

• Recognise professional dangerousness when it occurs in a range of settings and develop strategies to challenge dangerous practices.

• Remind childcare professionals about the need for a ‘hands-on' approach to child focused assessments and be able to communicate with the child on the child's level. Remembering it is always the child who holds the key.

• Address the way families react when child abuse is on our agenda and how their behaviour affects the responses and decisions of professional workers. Professionals need to develop the confidence to investigate, question and challenge.

• Acknowledge the significant problems in the day-to-day reality of working across organisational boundaries and cultures with view to developing strong and mature partnerships.

• Enable delegates to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to feel more comfortable and confident when challenging the professionalism of ourselves and others, which can include other professionals within the same agency and team, as well professionals involved in the case.

• Understand that being unassertive will lead us being professionally dangerous.

• Understand the impact that being unassertive can have on the lives of our service users, particularly children.

• Appreciate the professional barriers that can prevent us from being assertive and address the need for change.

• Understand the differences between being aggressive and
Course Cost £ 20 see cost in event details above
Event Charges Notes Subsidised Cost: £20 - Subsidised by the Workforce Development Programme. (full course cost would have been £125) Full Cost: £125 
Maximum places 25 
Minimum places 15 
Programme Area Early Help (0-19) 
Event Notes  
No of sessions There are 2 sessions between Tuesday 28 January 2020 and Wednesday 29 January 2020