SOLD OUT: Trauma-informed early years practice: what does it look like? A seminar with Suzanne Zeedyk20 Apr
There is a growing interest across Scotland in the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACES). Science has discovered that childhood stress can cause biological change. The consequences are surprising, ranging from heart disease to mental health problems and addictive behaviour. But what is the key factor protecting against such outcomes?
Study Visit to Finland – 22-26 April 201822 Apr
After popular and successful study trips in March and September 2017, we are delighted to announce a further visit to Helsinki to learn about education, society and life in Finland from a variety of organisations and professionals in the sector.
SOLD OUT: The Autism Toolbox: providing support for children in mainstream schooling23 Apr
This training introduces the Autism Toolbox – an online resource developed through the Scottish Strategy for Autism that promotes inclusive learning and teaching for autistic children and young people in mainstream environments
Supporting children and young people who internalise their distress25 Apr
There are many reasons why children internalise their distress rather than act out. They can become invisible to those working with them – they are often seen as quiet, shy, well behaved children – when actually, they are in pain.
Brexit and the Children's Sector: A Voices Forum meeting with Mike Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe26 Apr
With less than a year to go until the UK leaves the EU, Children in Scotland is convening a special meeting of the Voices Forum about Brexit and what it means for the sector and the young people you support. We are delighted that Mike Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, will join us for part of this discussion.
There's more to tears and tantrums: early years behaviours and you26 Apr
This course provides an understanding of early brain development, what may bring out challenging behaviours, and ways to manage and engage therapeutically with our youngest children.
Child Protection for all: an introduction and refresher26 Apr
This training offers an overview of child protection, and will equip you with the skills to act appropriately and confidently with the children and young people you work with. The course will help you recognise, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare in Scotland, as well as understanding the barriers to children, young people and adults reporting concerns.
Schemas and the characteristics of effective learning: a seminar with Stella Louis27 Apr
This seminar, led by renowned early years consultant, Stella Louis, aims to provide delegates with a deeper understanding of the complexities involved in schematic exploration, and how these link directly to how children become engaged and sustained in self-chosen activities.
Online safety in Scotland: Keeping children safe in the digital world27 Apr
This training focuses on the latest technology trends, including what apps children and young people are using. Learn about online safety risks for children and professionals, national policies to prevent and respond to those risks, and how to develop an action plan for next steps.
The Nurture Factor: Supporting better environments and learning for two-year-olds30 Apr
Funded early learning and childcare was extended to some two-year-olds in 2015. Although children develop at different rates, the overall developmental changes between the ages of two and three can be enormous. This course focuses on ensuring that your setting can meet the specific learning and development needs of two-year-olds, and continue to deliver quality early learning and childcare for every child.
Group work with young people19 Apr
Aimed at teachers, support staff, youth workers and others working with children and young people, this workshop will cover theoretical perspectives but will also focus on practical aspects of group working skills.
Data protection: getting to grips with updated legislation19 Apr
It is essential for charities to take care when dealing with personal data – be it a donor database, employee records or anything else. New legislation due to take effect in May 2018 will overhaul the existing regime for the first time in over twenty years. This seminar will help charities and other organisations consider the necessary steps to take to ensure compliance and avoid the risk of fines and reputational damage.
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