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23 Apr
Seminar
Matrons' CPD - Children at risk and supporting children with learning difficulties - April 23, 2018
23 Apr 2018 10:30 - 23 Apr 2018 13:30

 

Matrons' CPD - Children at risk and supporting children with learning difficulties 

 

Date: April 23, 2018 

 

Why you should attend? Increasingly, boarding schools are facing more demanding and complex behaviour from students. Whether this relates to alcohol and drugs or depression and self-harm, staff need to be aware of how best to respond to them. This workshop will explore, using case studies, how pastoral staff can provide a safe, secure and supportive environment to help these youngsters get the most out of their time in boarding 

 

Main focus (morning session) Children at Risk: Discussions in small groups and short presentations on the behaviours and factors which put children and young people at risk of poor health and development; effective strategies for responding to such issues; the role of boarding staff in promoting healthy lifestyles. 

  • Depression/ self-harm
  • Alcohol/ Illegal Drugs
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bed-wetting
  • Social media.

Main focus (afternoon session) Supporting children with additional needs/learning difficulties: The role of, and pressures on, boarding staff in managing vulnerable children with serious welfare problems; proactive and preventative pastoral care; what happens when a crisis occurs; drawing up a welfare plan; working safely and effectively as boarding and medical staff.

Recommended preparation: Reflect, if possible with a colleague, on an instance where you have had to deal with a pupil (or pupils) with significant welfare problems. What are the main challenges and pressures for staff when managing such pupils?

 

Venue: Park Crescent Conference Centre, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN 

Cost:

£200 Member 

£250 Non-member 

 

Location:

Park Crescent Conference Centre, London, Park Crescent Conference Centre, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN, United Kingdom