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Capita SIMS Training Courses Autumn 2017
I am pleased to attach our latest training schedule for you, which details all courses running for the Autumn term 2017.
Details on how to book are included within the brochure, but please find the link to take you directly to the training area on our website here: http://schoolicts.co.uk/training/
If there is a course you are interested in that's not detailed in the Autumn term brochure, please contact us on: 0845 643 6802 to discuss your requirements in more detail and we will do all we can to accommodate you.
Please note that some courses prove very popular, and all courses have limited places available, so please book at your earliest convenience to guarantee your place.
Local Science Courses and Support
Our current Science Learning Partnership course program to support science teaching in the area is attached.
Children's Single Point of Access
The Children’s Single Point of Access is Reading’s new arrangement for you to raise concerns about a child (pre-birth to 18 years old); this includes safeguarding and child protection. Having a Single Point of Access allows us to make quick, effective decisions when we receive a call. Making timely, informed, evidence based decisions to ensure a child’s safety is crucial to us, and this allows us to achieve this.
What is the Children’s Single Point of Access?
It is a single point of contact for all early help and children’s social care service, including disabled children. The line is open to all practitioners and the general public.
How do I contact the Children’s Single point of Access?
There are 3 ways to contact the team:
Using a web form, which is the most secure and effective way of requesting help for a child. The form can be found at: www.reading.gov.uk/childrensreferralform
Calling the team on 0118 937 3641
Emailing the team on ChildrensSinglePointofAccess@reading.gcsx.gov.uk
How will I know if I need to contact the Children’s Single point of Access?
The Reading Local Safeguarding Children Board (Reading LSCB), have provided a helpful Threshold Guide that breaks down the decision making process. For full information, advice and guidance please use the LSCB Threshold webpage.
If you are still unsure as to whether or not a contact or call is required, please consider the following:
What has the child experienced?
What support is currently in place for the child?
What would happen to the child if there was no intervention?
What is going well for the child?
For more advice or information, please look at the LSCB Top Tips sheet.
What will happen once I've made contact?
If you have contacted us using the web form, you will receive an automatic reply acknowledging your enquiry. You may be contacted by the team to provide more information. If you have completed the Children's Single Point of Access referral form, we will let you know what course of action we intend taking with you within two working days.
Children's Single Point of Access Briefing Dates
Tuesday 7th November 2017, 2pm - 4pm, Committee Room 4B
Wednesday 13th December 2017, 2pm - 4pm, Committee Room 4A
Tuesday 27th March 2018, 10am to 12pm, Committee Room 4B
Berkshire West Allegation Management Leaflet June 2017
Berkshire West Allegation Management Leaflet - June 2017