Our People2019-09-05T16:00:40+00:00

Our People

Our team of carefully selected support workers are passionate about the safety, wellbeing and development of children and young people. Our recruitment and vetting processes are robust and meet high standards required by local authority commissioners. Every staff member has regular supervision and a personal development plan. Many of our support workers have a specialism, including education, working with victims of domestic violence and those with alcohol and substance misuse issues.

Mandatory training

Depending which area of our services people work in, ongoing mandatory training includes:

  • safeguarding
  • managing challenging behaviour
  • data protection/GDPR
  • paediatric first aid
  • moving & handling
  • health & safety
  • equality & diversity
  • safe handling of medication
  • food safety
  • PREVENT (Radicalisation)
  • mental capacity act/DoLS
  • reporting and recording
  • child development

Support workers

Depending on the type of work undertaken by individual support workers, other mandatory training can include:

  • supervised contact
  • Safeguarding Children Partnership (Durham or Stockton)
  • fluids and nutrition
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • epilepsy
  • disability
  • autism

Optional training includes:

  • eating disorders
  • drugs & alcohol
  • mental health in young people
  • children and domestic abuse
  • bullying and how parents can help
  • lone working
  • professional boundaries in social work
  • depression and suicide
  • knife crime

Mandatory training

Depending which area of our services people work in, ongoing mandatory training includes:

  • safeguarding
  • managing challenging behaviour
  • data protection/GDPR
  • paediatric first aid
  • moving & handling
  • health & safety
  • equality & diversity
  • safe handling of medication
  • food safety
  • PREVENT (Radicalisation)
  • mental capacity act/DoLS

Support workers

Depending on the type of work undertaken by individual support workers, other mandatory training can include:

  • supervised contact
  • Local Safeguarding Children Board courses
  • fluids and nutrition
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • epilepsy
  • disability
  • autism

Optional training includes:

  • eating disorders
  • drugs & alcohol
  • mental health in young people
  • children and domestic abuse 
  • bullying and how parents can help
  • lone working
  • professional boundaries in social work
  • depression and suicide
  • knife crime