My Latest Update
I would first of all like to take this opportunity of sending all my clients and contacts, very best wishes as everybody starts to deal with a new way of working. (Note I’m avoiding the phrase "new normal"!)
Most of my work is with people who are caring for others and I am constantly amazed at the innovative ways people are managing to deliver services. I hope all is going well for you and for your organisation.
Knowing how busy everybody has been, and also waiting to see whether the unlocking of restrictions in April went according to plan, I’ve slightly delayed this, my termly mailing, hoping that by the time you receive and get to read this message, things may be a little more settled for you.
Like most of you, I’ve adapted how I work in the last few months and as a result, I’m finding the virtual training is still very popular … avoiding travel costs and saving time, it has provided the opportunity for people from all over the country to meet and share ideas. Indeed in the last few months my geographic reach has expanded into the international arena with delegates attending a Safeguarding training from as far afield as Bangladesh, Italy and London.
There are just a few items detailed below which may hopefully be of interest to you:
- I am able to offer all of my training topics, with the exception of First Aid, either virtually or face-to-face. If you’d like to know more about how the virtual option works, or obtain some feedback from previous virtual trainings held, please do not hesitate to contact me.
- Compliance training - you will probably be aware that all extensions to First Aid certificates from the HSE and OFSTED have now expired. Which, as you can imagine, has seen a massive influx of enquiries received for First Aid training resulting in all courses, until September are now completely fully booked. However, I still have places available on courses that are to take place on Wednesday, 16 June (one day adult First Aid course face to face) and evenings of Thursday 10 and 24 June and 1 July (Paediatric First Aid – one session virtual and the final two face to face). All courses are running in the Elland area.
If you would like to reserve a place on one of these courses, please contact me as soon as possible.
If you’re in need of courses and these days are inconvenient, please do get in touch as soon as possible.
- Just a reminder for my clients who work with food, that the Food Safety certificates should be renewed every three years.
- Since January I’ve had three courses certified with the CPD service these are Delivering Virtual Training, The Role of the Safeguarding Practitioner and Introduction to Safer Recruitment.
If these are of any interest to you and you’d like further details, please get in touch.
Can you help please … ? I have a couple of clients who we would like to send a delegate on the Designated Safeguarding Lead course and with this in mind, I would like to create a small group in the hope of running this course. Therefore if you have anybody in your organisation who has the need or would like to attend this training, or who may be interested in this role in the future please let me know. This would be a virtual course and could be held in the daytime or evening depending on the clients’ needs.
Finally, as many of my clients are busy catching up with their training competencies, needs and requirements, I’m finding that a lot of dates are becoming reserved very quickly.
Bearing in mind that hopefully most people will enjoy some form of Summer holiday this year, we are now looking at September time onwards for future bookings, therefore if you have a specific date and training needs in mind, please feel free to get in touch as I would love to talk through your requirements with you.