Quotation for Child Development and Attachment Training

Quotation for Child Development and Attachment Training

This training will be offered to Sefton Council employees working in Children’s Social Care, and Early Intervention Services.


Sefton Council
Quotation for Child Development and Attachment Training
This training will be offered to Sefton Council employees working in Children’s Social Care, and Early Intervention Services.


The venue for this learning to take place is anticipated to be the Ainsdale Corporate Learning Centre. Actual dates for the whole year commencing 1st April 2015 through to 31st March 2016 are to be confirmed with the Learning and Development Officer, once procurement has been completed and identified commissioning has been agreed.


The training is to be offered as a 2 day training programme for frontline practitioners.


Duration2 full days.

Timing9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Maximum Number of Learners per session25

Number of events required – initially 2 x 2 day sessions.


Details of the 2 day course as follows:


Child Development and Attachment (2 day course)

Aims and outcomes:

For delegates to be able to critically evaluate theory / evidence based research findings and demonstrate informed use in practice of; what is typical age related physical, cognitive, sexual, social, emotional and behavioural development, what is not, and to apply this within the assessment process.

Explore the influence of parental, cultural, and social factors upon child development.

Consider the impact of different parenting styles upon development, including the impact of trauma, loss, change and uncertainty in the development of normative resilience – and understand what this means.

Understand that normative developmental tasks are different for each child depending on the interaction between environmental and genetic factors e.g. chromosomal disorders, temperament, IQ, attention difficulties, the impact of ill-health and disability, learn about the application of a range of helpful strategies and resources, to support children and families where there are difficulties.


To understand how children develop different types of attachment, including secure and insecure attachment relationships. How to apply this knowledge in order to enable best practice when assessing attachment styles and needs with parents, siblings, and carers; identifying how to build secure relationships, target the right and most effective intervention, able to then provide practical advice / intervention.

Observe and talk to children in their environment including at home, at school, with parents, carers, siblings, friends and peers to help understand the physical and emotional world in which the child lives, including the quality of child and parent / carer / sibling interaction and other key relationships.


Establish the pattern of development for the child, promote optimal child development and be alert to signs that may indicate that the child is not meeting key developmental milestones, has been harmed or is at risk of harm. Be able to then identify the right and most effective intervention.


Take account of typical age-related physical, cognitive, social, emotional and behavioural development over time, accepting that normative developmental tasks are different for each child depending on the interaction for that child between health, environmental and genetic factors. Assess the influence of cultural and social factors on child development, the effect of different parenting styles, and the effect of separation, loss, trauma, change and uncertainty in the development of resilience.


Explore the extent to which behavioural and emotional development may also be a result of communication difficulties, ill health or disability, adjusting practice to take account of these differences. Seek further advice from relevant professionals to fully understand a child’s development and behaviour.


Learning points should be supplemented with examples, information sheets and research papers, where relevant.



By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

·         Reflect upon the development of, and identify key features of Attachment Theory.

·         Understand the framework for healthy emotional development.

·         Understand child development and its application to practice, including content issues when undertaking assessments, including specific attachment assessments.

·         Have a full understanding of how children learn to communicate; through language, cognitive development, non-verbal signalling, emotional development (attachment / bonding) and behaviour.

·         Understand the importance of attachment for child development throughout childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood.

·         Be able to support children and families where there are attachment difficulties.

·         Identify and understand underlying negative issues, and the impact that these may have upon ‘healthy development’.

·         Understand the four main attachment styles (secure, avoidant, ambivalent and disorganised).

·         Be able to identify and assess sibling attachment styles, for example when considering placements; both short and long term / permanence.

·         Understand resilience and emotional intelligence, and what this means for the children we work with.

·         Understand the impact of the worker’s own attachment style, and how this may relate to relationships with children and their families.

·         Understand different forms of attachment therapy including behavioural (e.g. thera-play); cognitive (e.g. psycho-educational); and emotional (e.g. trauma-focused) methods, and identify the most appropriate interventions.


Trainer requirements (e.g. qualifications, experience, skills)


–           Experience of delivery of the subject matter along with details of any qualification you

feel relevant (not necessarily a teaching / training qualification).


–           Current experience of developing and delivering training in the areas above.


–           Evidence of continuing professional development in relation to the above areas, broad

knowledge of the subjects, including current research developments.



*The Council has an indicative budget of £4,200 (inclusive of all associated costs) allocated for the above identified training.  The Council reserves the right not to consider any bid that exceeds the indicative budget.



·             ;         Sefton Council reserves the right to award the contract/agreement on the basis of a single supplier

Mr Chris Magee
Email Address:
0151 934 4069
0151 934 4579
2nd Floor Magdalen House
Trinity Road
L20 3NJ
United Kingdom
Key Dates
23/04/2015 12:09
13/05/2015 12:00
Other Information
12 (months)
12 (months)

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