Whole Workforce Training Programme Stockport
Stockport Council are seeking applications from one provider to deliver bespoke consultancy and training to a wide range of services around multi agency approaches to restorative work.
- Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
- Stockport Council Restorative Practice Whole Workforce Training Programme
- Stockport Council are seeking applications from one provider to deliver bespoke consultancy and training to a wide range of services around multi agency approaches to restorative work. The provider will be a key member of the lead team that develops a bespoke programme of training for the whole Stockport workforce around Stockport Families.
The provider must have a good understanding of national strategies and priorities around Restorative Practice. This should include knowledge and understanding of the Restorative Justice Council’s Best Practice Guidance for Restorative Practice (2011), the National Occupation Standards (NOS) and Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF). The provider should be able to evidence current and up to date training on best practice models in Restorative Justice Practice.
The provider must be able to work flexibly and have the capacity to work effectively and efficiently to meet local priorities and operational deadlines. The consultancy team will have the capacity to deliver a high volume of training quickly within the time period set out above. The provider should have a team of supporting consultants available to ensure that the training programme will continue to be delivered in the case of illness or absence.
Potential Audience for Restorative Training Programme
The training programme will be delivered to multi-agency audiences and will include managers and practitioners across “Stockport Family” based on “sub- localities” clustered around schools in each locality from the following areas:
· Social Care including Social Workers and Independent Reviewing Officers;
· Integrated Children’s Services including YOS, Children’s Centres, Health Visitors, School Nurses
· Public Health
· Children’s Disability Partnership, including Social work, therapist and support roles
· Primary and Secondary Schools
· Adult services, around transitional workers
· Local Private and Voluntary Sector providers including children’s homes and fostering agencies
· Teaching Partnership with MMU – including trainee teachers and health professionals
Design of Training Programme
The provider will support the Council in the design of an innovative and tailored training package to multi agency audiences on the use & implementation of restorative practices within their roles.
The provider will also assist in reviewing existing practice within SSCB training programmes to reflect restorative approaches. It is anticipated that the provider will allow between 1-3 days of consultancy time during June and July 2015 in order to provide this initial developmental advice.
Delivery of Training Programme
The provider must be a skilled conference facilitator, capable of delivering a bespoke suite of training packages with appropriate content for a range of audiences. For example:
· Basic awareness raising for staff – introduction to Restorative practice (up to 9 x 0.5 days from June onwards)
· Tools and techniques – More detailed use of restorative practice, key principles and informal everyday skills.
· Action Planning
· Identifying Future Training Needs
· Champion training (for identified champions from agencies)
· Leadership / Manager training
· How to run formal restorative conferencing
· How to facilitate complex and sensitive cases
· Training for trainers for in-house staff
Restorative whole family approach
CPD linked to specialist roles
Training linked to specific RA interventions
Support and Challenge Sessions
The total number of days training to be delivered is dependent on the programme design within the first stage of this contract. However we currently expect that it will consist of between 20 and 40 three day courses (or the equivalent of 60 to 120 days training in total, made up of shorter courses), with the bulk of the training taking place from June 2015 to March 2016
It is expected that there will be no more than 25 participants attending courses on each day. The Location of workshops will be confirmed once all venues are booked. Workshops will take place within Stockport Borough.
Each training session should include time for discussion and questions. The aim is to be flexible and work with the needs of the group to give participants the best possible introduction to restorative practices.
It is anticipated that the provider will support the Council by working with programme evaluation partner and contributing towards evaluating the success of restorative programme. It is anticipated that the provider will allow between 1-3 days of consultancy time during Autumn 2015 in order to provide this consultancy time.
- Mr James Hunter
- Email Address:
- STaR Shared Procurement Service
Trafford Council, Trafford Town Hall
- 01/05/2015 17:00
- 01/06/2015 16:00
- 22 (months)
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