The modular programme enables those working across children’s services to understand how to work together more effectively in order to improve outcomes for children and young people.
The modules of the Children's Services Integrated Working Programme are intended for those who work with children and young people across children’s services agencies including education, social services, Connexions, health, early years,schools and so on. The modules cover:
• Introduction to ‘Every Child Matters’ (ECM)
• Introduction to Integrated Working
• Information Sharing in Practice
• Common Assessment Framework (CAF) in Practice
• Lead Professional in Practice
• Local arrangements
“Learning and training are becoming key issues for everyone who is involved with delivering children’s services,” explained TIS’s Sunil Mehta.
“Common questions include: how do I bring different organisations together, increase levels of multi-agency working and provide effective and consistent training to a large audience; how can I ensure that the new legislation is communicated effectively and the department can audit that training has been delivered, and how can I provide learning at the point of need for front line service staff so that they can carry out their job effectively and securely?”
TIS believes that these e-learning programmes – which can be customised to each council or department - not only provide some answers to these questions but also provide an accurate, up-to-date message that is easily accessible and widely available as and when required. Mehta commented: “As such, we believe that these are not only highly effective learning materials but that they also represent impressive value for taxpayers’ money compared with the costs of classroom-based delivery of this subject matter.
“Among the teaching techniques employed in the programmes is TIS’s highly acclaimed story-based learning objects (StoBLs™) approach, which uses highly realistic scenarios and stories, interactive quizzes and case studies, along with other learning aids including checklists to present learning materials in a vivid and memorable way.”
About the Children Act 2004
The Children Act of 2004 – which is an extension of the Children Act 1989 – sets out a framework of duties and accountabilities that will help in the development of quality services relating to the needs of children. In addition, a national services framework for children, young people and maternity services has been developed which sets standards for children’s health and social services, and the interface of those services with education.
These initiatives have also led to the definition of a ‘common core of skills and knowledge for the children’s workforce’. This covers effective communication and management; child and young person development; safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child; supporting transitions; multi-agency working, and sharing information.
About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a global leader in e-learning, is a part of the $45bn Tata Group. Truly international, TIS has a presence across the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Japan, India, Amsterdam and mainland Europe. TIS offers corporations, universities, schools, publishers, and government institutions a diversified and innovative bouquet of learning and training solutions including Simulation-based Learning Objects (SimBLs™), Story-based Learning Objects (StoBLs™), courseware and curriculum design, special-needs education, assessments, electronic performance support systems (EPSS), mobile learning, game-based learning along with other corporate training and consultancy services. Our multi-disciplinary expertise and 17 years’ experience across domains helps us design e-learning programmes that are unique to clients’ requirements and specifically crafted to boost knowledge retention and application.
TIS is the only e-learning organisation in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. TIS’s quest for excellence is reflected in numerous prestigious industry awards, including a Silver Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award 2005 and 2004, APEX Award of Excellence in 2005 and 2006, BETT Awards in 2004 and 2006, and two Business World–NID Design Excellence awards.
Further information from:
Alan Samuel, Tata Interactive Systems, +44 (0) 20 7905 0156