Training Schedule

 2019 – 2020 Training Schedule

High Quality, Approved Training for Professionals

Training places can be booked via email to training@ourplacesupport.org stating:cpdcertifiedlogo

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Places are limited so please book in advance.


Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation – 5th December 10am-1pm at Our Place Community Hub, Farthing Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RN

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This is an established and well attended course which offers an introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation.

Attendees will learn how to recognise the reality of this hidden crime which can affect anyone; anywhere. Understand how perpetrators engage children and young people, giving them the power to recognise the early signs of CSE and wherever possible prevent it from happening at all.

Past learners have said that after attending this course they feel more able to contribute to the reduction of child sexual exploitation in their community.

Places are limited and cost £45 per person book via email to training@ourplacesupport.org 


Safeguarding Awareness – Thursday 23rd January, 10am – 1pm  at Our Place Community Hub, Farthing Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RN

girl on bridgeThis course will give professionals an introduction/refresher in Child Protection and Safeguarding.

Learners will be able to recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns when working with children, young people and adults at  risk, be equipped with the knowledge of the signs and symptoms of various forms of child abuse and will leave the session confident that they can act effectively and appropriately in response to the safeguarding and protection of children and young people.

Places are limited and cost £45 per person book via email to training@ourplacesupport.org 


Child Abuse Linked to Faith and Belief – 14th January 9.30m-3.30pm at Our Place Community Hub, Farthing Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RN

The course wFaith & Belief Abuse Copyright okill enable individuals to recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns specific to faith and belief when working with children and young people.

Professionals will be equipped with the knowledge of the signs and symptoms of various forms of child abuse linked to faith and belief including physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, forced marriage, and Female Genital Mutilation.

Places are limited and cost £65 per person book via email to training@ourplacesupport.org 


Improve your Ability to Gather Valuable Evidence – January dates TBC at Our Place Community Hub, Farthing Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RN

Gathering evidence imageIs gathering evidence an important part of your role? Have you seen the impact substandard evidence can have on gaining the required service for those you support?

Former Police Officer Claire-Denby Knight is delivering this fantastic course teaching professionals how to gather precise, exact, accurate information for the purpose of referrals.

On this course learners will consider what ‘evidence’ is, the skill of ‘questioning’, the art of listening and how to record what you have gathered.

Places are limited and cost £85 per person book via email to training@ourplacesupport.org 


Emotional Intelligence –  Monday 3rd February 1pm-3pm at Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church, Trinity Hill, B72 1TA

EIThis course offers an introduction to Emotional Intelligence.

A large amount of energy goes into hiding emotions and yet they provide the real and authentic essence of who we are and our potential.

This training gives professionals the basic knowledge needed to explore ‘emotions’ with the individuals they support so that they can encourage them to listen to their emotions and gain control of them..

Places are limited and cost £45 per person book via email to training@ourplacesupport.org 


Problem Solving – Thursday 5th March 10am-12noon at Our Place Community Hub, Farthing Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RN

problem chessThis course is designed to help professionals support their clients/mentees or staff to work through problems by drawing upon their personal values.

Learners will be able to support others to transform their problems into purpose filled choices, putting some ‘why’,  into their ’try’, to release motivation and tackle difficult situations.

Places are limited and cost £45 per person book via email to training@ourplacesupport.org 


Managing Stress – Thursday 23rd April 1pm-3pm at Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church, Trinity Hill, B72 1TA

Stress 1This course offers an informal and practical workshop looking at the role and function of stress, analysed through our own experience but also considering its impact on those we work with too . Learners will be given the opportunity to experiment with a range of different relaxation techniques and strategies to encourage psychological flexibility.

This course is suitable for personal development and for professionals supporting others in their social and emotional well-being.

Places are limited and cost £45 per person book via email to training@ourplacesupport.org 


Safeguarding Awareness – Tuesday 7th April, 10am – 1pm  at Our Place Community Hub, Farthing Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RN

girl on bridgeThis course will give professionals an introduction/refresher in Child Protection and Safeguarding.

Learners will be able to recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns when working with children and young people, be equipped with the knowledge of the signs and symptoms of various forms of child abuse and will leave the session confident that they can act effectively and appropriately in response to the safeguarding and protection of children and young people.

Places are limited and cost £45 per person book via email to training@ourplacesupport.org 


Managing Thoughts – Monday 11th May 1pm-3pm at Our Place Community Hub, Farthing Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RN

Managing thoughtsWith over 2000 thoughts running through your mind every hour managing those negative or conflicting thoughts can be challenging!

Learners explore the nature and composition of our thoughts, looking at how they serve or enslave us. The course considers faulty thinking styles that catch us all out and provides resources for professionals to use with their own clients/mentees and staff to encourage individuals to take control of their thoughts and manage them effectively.

This course is suitable for personal development and for professionals supporting others in their social and emotional well-being.

Places are limited and cost £45 per person book via email to training@ourplacesupport.org 


Transactional Analysis – Who am I? – Thursday 11th June 10am-12 noon at Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church, Trinity Hill, B72 1TA

TAIn this course learners will delve into the pools of being human: How the foundations of our beliefs, set the structure for our view of self and our interactions with others.Learn the powerful emotional language of Transactional Analysis; the psychology of human interaction and discover how you can use this with those you work with/support.

This course is suitable for personal development and for professionals supporting others in their social and emotional well-being.

Places are limited and cost £45 per person book via email to training@ourplacesupport.org 


An Introduction to Female Genital Mutilation –  Wednesday 15th July, 10am-12.30pm at Our Place Community Hub, Farthing Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RN

Black ladyThis introductory course provides participants with a history and understanding of the concept Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Learners will consider the definition of FGM, the law, statistics and the prevalence along with how professionals can safeguard against the practice by identifying early warning signs and knowing how to progress concerns.

Places are limited and cost £45 per person book via email to training@ourplacesupport.org