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Practice-Based Training

Practice-based training offers professionals the opportunity to reflect on, inform and develop their practice. It is focused on applying knowledge to real-life situations, typically through case studies and professional discussion, in order to improve the learners’ knowledge and skills in different practical contexts.

All of our practice-based training courses are aimed at practitioners who are already working within relevant roles, and would like to develop their practical competence in less familiar contexts. The courses will also suit those who currently work alongside such practitioners and want to gain an insight into the responsibilities and limitations of those roles.

One of the key aims of all practice-based courses we offer is to improve professionals’ self-awareness and ability to critically reflect on their professional practice.

 

Why train with NYAS?

All of our practice-based courses are:

Informative

All of our practice-based courses are written and delivered by our experienced Learning and Development team, and are informed by the work that we carry out with vulnerable children and young people. All sessions are designed to convey the essential knowledge of the topic in a clear and concise way, and include supporting resources for further study.

Compliant

All course content reflects current legislation and statutory guidance, with specific references to the different regulatory requirements in England and Wales.

Individualised

Training is always carried out in small groups. All live webinars have a maximum limit of 12 learners, with an average of 6 learners enrolled per session – and bespoke training is available for groups that wish to tailor the content to their own priorities. All attendees receive a personalised certificate of attendance at the end of each course.

 

Currently Available

We currently offer courses to support professionals in a broad range of roles.

Independent Return Interviews (Missing from Care/Home)
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Price: £65 +VAT

Course Content

According to government guidelines, children and young people who go missing from home or care should be offered an independent interview within 72 hours of their return to their home or care setting. Through the return interview, an independent professional can: begin to understand the reasons why a child or young person run away; identify and report any harm suffered by the child whilst they were absent; and identify ways to support the child or young person to find alternative ways of coping that do not put them at risk of harm.

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Know the context within which return interviews are undertaken, and their purpose
  • Understand the push and pull factors involved when children and young people go missing
  • Be able to identify the risks that a child may have been exposed to while they were missing, and know when information should be shared to prevent further harm
  • Be familiar with a range of practical approaches to use with hard-to-engage children and young people
  • Understand how they can help children and young people to keep themselves safe, and reduce the likelihood of further missing episodes by helping young people to find alternative ways of coping with difficult situations
  • Be able to create effective return interview records and reports

Click Book Now to view available dates. New dates are added regularly, so please check back if you are not able to attend any of the currently scheduled events. For bespoke dates, please contact our team at training@nyas.net

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Appropriate Adults and Age Assessments (Working with Age Disputed Young People)
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Price: £65 +VAT

Course Content

When a young person requests asylum in the UK, their age may be disputed. An appropriate and independent adult may be asked to work with and support that young person.

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Recognise the importance of seeing the young person as more than an asylum seeker
  • Be able to reflect on the traumatic journeys that young people may have undertaken
  • Have a thorough understanding of the key terms and legislation relating to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, and to age assessments
  • Understand the role of the appropriate adult in age assessments

Click Book Now to view available dates. New dates are added regularly, so please check back if you are not able to attend any of the currently scheduled events. For bespoke dates, please contact our team at training@nyas.net

For more information about the booking and payment process, please visit our FAQ page.

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Independent Person in the Secure Accommodation Review Process
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Price: £65 +VAT

Course Content

Some young people may at times in their lives be required to be accommodated in secure accommodation placements. An independent person may be required to ensure their rights are not being infringed upon.

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Understand the nature and purpose of a Secure Accommodation Review Panel (SARP)
  • Be familiar with the SARP process, as well as the relevant legislation, guidance and best practice frameworks
  • Be able to reflect on the different roles of the SARP panel members, including that of the independent person
  • Know what rights young people have in SARP reviews

Click Book Now to view available dates. New dates are added regularly, so please check back if you are not able to attend any of the currently scheduled events. For bespoke dates, please contact our team at training@nyas.net

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Non-Instructed Advocacy
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Price: £65 +VAT

Course Content

Understanding when and when not to undertake non-instructed advocacy is an integral part of an advocate’s professional development. When communication becomes difficult or impossible, it is important to bear in mind that those children and young people have the same rights as any other.

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Understand the purpose of non-instructed advocacy, recognising when it may or may not be appropriate
  • Be familiar with different approaches used in non-instructed advocacy
  • Have begun to develop their own non-instructed advocacy toolbox

Click Book Now to view available dates. New dates are added regularly, so please check back if you are not able to attend any of the currently scheduled events. For bespoke dates, please contact our team at training@nyas.net

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Residential Visiting Advocacy
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Price: £65 +VAT

Course Content

The role of an advocate who supports children and young people in residential settings.

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Know what residential visiting advocacy involves, including legislation and guidance relevant to the role
  • Understand the differences between residential visiting advocacy and issue-based advocacy
  • Understand how to engage and work with children and young people during residential visiting advocacy
  • Know how to stay safe during visits

Click Book Now to view available dates. New dates are added regularly, so please check back if you are not able to attend any of the currently scheduled events. For bespoke dates, please contact our team at training@nyas.net

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The Child Protection Process
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Price: £65 +VAT

Course Content

Coming in to care through the child protection process can be a difficult and complex time for a child or young person. Understanding the process will enable the advocate to support them more effectively.

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Know the child protection process, and why referrals are made
  • Understand what happens during all meetings where the advocate is present
  • Specific roles and how the advocate will be involved
  • Know how to support young parents in the child protection process

Click Book Now to view available dates. New dates are added regularly, so please check back if you are not able to attend any of the currently scheduled events. For bespoke dates, please contact our team at training@nyas.net

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Working with Young People who are Leaving Care and Transitioning Towards Independence
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Price: £65 +VAT

Course Content

Leaving care or transitioning towards independence can be a complex time and process for care leavers. They may not be aware of the different levels of support that exist, or about their eligibility rights as care leavers.

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Be familiar with key legislation and statutory guidance relevant to care leavers
  • Understand the context of care leaver support in England and Wales
  • Recognise the importance of a positive transition for care leavers moving towards independence as well as for those moving into adult care
  • Recognise the importance of the views of care leavers

Click Book Now to view available dates. New dates are added regularly, so please check back if you are not able to attend any of the currently scheduled events. For bespoke dates, please contact our team at training@nyas.net

For more information about the booking and payment process, please visit our FAQ page.

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If you are interested in bespoke training for your organisation, please contact the NYAS Learning and Development team at training@nyas.net to discuss your requirements.