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Welcome to the Blue Sky Learning Hub – your home for all the learning we have to offer for 2021/22

Our learning is made up of face to face, face to face and online & online only and supported by a range of resources and learning available on demand
Below is an overview of some of the learning – local in-person face to face courses will be added to this throughout the year

If you have any questions, please contact the team by clicking here

Book training – Mandatory Training Area

Feedback – Access Resources – Request Training – Glossary


Core Training Calendar & Book Training
More Local Training to be added throughout the coming months

Book Training

All Daytime courses run 10:00 12:00 (unless stated)
All Twilight courses run 18:30 – 20:30 
(unless stated)
You must attend both dates to complete the course unless stated

 


Transitions – Online 
Thursday 19th & Monday 23rd May
10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Mary Ann Hodd

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Loss and Grief – Online and in Devon and Cornwall Office
NEW DATE DUE TO USING A NEW PROVIDER – See below

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Book Learning


June 2022

Book Courses in June 2022

Child Sexual Exploitation – Online & Dorset Office
Tuesday 7th & Tuesday 14th June
10:00 – 12:00
Ed Hill-Thompson

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Attachment – Online & Hampshire
Wednesday 8th & Wednesday 15th June
10:00 – 12:00
Nicola Molton

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Attachment – Online
Tuesday 14th & Tuesday 21st June
18:30 – 20:30
Nicola Molton

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CSE – Online 
Thursday 16th & Thursday 23rd June 
18:30 – 20:30 
Ed Hill-Thompson

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Sexually Inappropriate Behaviour – Online & Kent Office
Tuesday 21st & Tuesday 28th June
10:00 – 12:00
Ed Hill-Thompson & Leila Stroud

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Loss and Grief – Online
Includes a copy of the book Lets talk about Loss for those who wish to have a copy
23rd & 30th June
18:30 – 20:30
With “Lets talk about Loss” Founder & Director – Beth French

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Identity – Online 
Thursday 9th & Thursday 30th June (Date Change)
10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Mary Ann Hodd

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Sexually Inappropriate Behaviour – Online
Thursday 30th June & Tuesday 5th July
18:30 – 20:30
Ed Hill-Thompson & Leila Stroud

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Book Learning


July 2022

Book Courses in July 2022

Problematic Eating – Online and Portslade Office 
Tuesday 5th & Tuesday 12th July 
10:00 – 12:00 
Ed Hill-Thompson

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Problematic Eating – Online
Thursday 7th & Thursday 14th July 
18:30 – 20:30 
Ed Hill-Thompson

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Emotional First Aid for carers – Online
Thursday 7th & Wednesday 13th July 
10:00 – 12:00 
External Trainer – Ian Butler  

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CCE – Online 
Tuesday 12th & Tuesday 19th July 
18:30 – 20:30 
Elizabeth Dandy  

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CCE – Online and Dorset Office  

Thursday 14th & Thursday 21st July
10:00 – 12:00 
Elizabeth Dandy  

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Book Learning


September 2022

Book Courses in September 2022

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome – Online 
Thursday 8th & Wednesday 14th September 
10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Ian Butler  

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CCE – Online and Portslade Office 
Tuesday 20th & Tuesday 27th September
10:00 – 12:00 
Elizabeth Dandy  

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More than my ACES – Online  

Wednesday 21st & Wednesday 28th September
10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Mary Ann Hodd 

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CCE – Online 
Thursday 22nd & Thursday 29th September
18:30 – 20:30 
Elizabeth Dandy  

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Introduction to social pedagogy – Online 
Thursday 29th September & Thursday 6th October 
10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Ian Butler 

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Book Learning


October 2022

Book Courses in October 2022

CSE – Online and in West Country Office
Tuesday 4th & Tuesday 11th October
10:00 – 12:00 
Ed Hill-Thompson

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CSE – Online
Thursday 6th & Thursday 13th October
18:30 – 20:30 
Ed Hill-Thompson

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Post Traumatic Growth – Online
20th Oct and 3rd November
10:00 – 12:00
Mary-Anne Hodd

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Book Learning


November 2022

Book Courses in November 2022

Digital World – Online & In Eastbourne
Tuesday 8th & Tuesday 15th November 
10:00 – 12:00
Ed Hill-Thompson 

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Digital World – Online
Thursday 10th and Thursday 17th November 
18:30 – 20:30
Ed Hill-Thompson 

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Preparing for a PEP – what you need to consider – Online 
Thursday 10th November
10:00 – 12:00 
Claire Barnaby 

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 Managing Allegations – Online
Wednesday 16th November 
18:30 – 20:30
Nicola Molton 

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Language in Care – Online 
Thursday 17th & Monday 21st November 
10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Mary Ann Hodd 

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Restorative Approach – Online 
Tuesday 22nd & Tuesday 29th November 
10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Ian Butler  

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 Managing Allegations – Online
Thursday 24th November 
10:00 – 12:00
Nicola Molton

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Book Learning


January 2023

Book Courses in January 2023

Through my eyes – Online 
Thursday 12th & Wednesday 18th January  
10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Mary Ann Hodd 

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Problematic Eating – Online
Thursday 12th & Thursday 19th January  
18:30 – 20:30 
Ed Hill-Thompson  

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 Attachment – Online
Tuesday 17th & Tuesday 24th January 
18:30 – 20:30 
Nicola Molton 

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Attachment – Online and West Country Office
Thursday 19th & Thursday 26th January 
10:00 – 12:00 
Nicola Molton 

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Book Learning


February 2023

Book Courses in February 2023

Sexual Health for Young people with Additional Needs – Online 
Thursday 2nd & Thursday 9th February 
10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Ian Butler  

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Problematic Eating – Online and Devon and Cornwall Office
Tuesday 7th & Tuesday 14th February   
10:00 – 12:00
Ed Hill-Thompson 

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Connection First – Online
Thursday 23rd February & Thursday 2nd March
10:00 – 12:00
Mary-Anne Hodd

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Book Learning


Calendar View


Resources

Here you will find our library of resources that will be growing over the coming year. This will be filled with interviews and thoughts from our foster carers so you can hear from those living with some of the challenges faced

 

Topics to date

Avoidant Restrictive food intake Disorder

Caring for a YP with ARFID – Carer talks about her experience and tips for helping a Young Person – Video

Bi-Polar

Living with Bi-Polar – Video

Care Leavers

Ian Thomas – Care Leaver Success and Story – Podcast or Video

Leila – BSF Area Manager – “I will find the song that is in your heart” – Podcast

Becky – Talks about her journey through care with Blue Sky Carers and her current career at BSF – Podcast

“Annie” BSF Care Leaver & Blogger talks about her life – Podcast

Celebrations

Fostering at Christmas – Our Foster Carer talks about the reality of Fostering at Christmas – Podcast

Charity

Childs I Foundation – What is it and how you can get involved – Podcast

Digital World

Be internet Legends – What is it and how to get a statue – Video

Education

What are Looked after Children entitled to and what does our Education Team do – Video

Equality & Diversity

Hair and skin care for kids: A guide for carers of black and bi-racial children– Videos

Growing up as a Young black Child in Care in a predominantly white town – Podcast

Baroness Doreen Lawrence talks to our Diversity Forum – Podcast

Black Lives Matter – An information evening for Young People to understand what they are seeing on the news around them – Video

Extremism & Radicalisation

Short video explaining this area – Video

Gender Identity

Short video of tips on supporting a Young Person with their gender identity – Video

Loss & Grief

Jaid, course facilitator, talks about her experience and what the course will cover – Podcast

Play

Occupational Therapist Juliet talks about Play and its role in healing – Podcast

PPE

A video explaining why we might look a little different when we see Young People because of PPE – Video

Pathological Avoidance Disorder

Foster Carer & Occupational Therapist talk about her experiences and shares tips on helping Young People – Podcast

 

Previous Courses May – March 22

  • Digital World – 4th & 11th May
  • Attachment  – 18th & 25th May
  • Managing Allegations  – 8th June
  • CCE – 15th & 22nd June
  • Sexually Inappropriate behaviour – 6th & 13th July
  • Dealing with Loss and Grief  – 7th & 15th July
  • Equality & Diversity Forum – 20th July 10:30 – 13:00
  • CSE and Missing from care  – 7th & 14th September
  • Digital World – 20th & 27th September (Live in Portslade & also Online)
  • CCE – September 28th & October 5th (Live in Swanwick & also Online)
  • “The Power of Words” – Mary-Anne Hodd – 6th October & 12th October
  • Eating Disorders & Attachment to food  – 7th & 14th October (Live in Ringwood & also Online)
  • Digital World – 2nd November &  9th November (Live in Devon & also Online)
  • Attachment Training – 16th November & 23rd November
  • Managing Allegations – 18th January (One Session Only)
  • Sexually Inappropriate behaviour – 12th January & 20th January
  • Loss & Grief Training – 08th February & 15th February
  • Eating Disorders & Attachment – 10th February & 17th February
  • “Identity” – Mary-Anne Hodd – 1st March – 10:00 – 13:00 (Live in Ivybridge Office & Streamed live Online) One Session Only
  • CSE & Missing from Care – 9th March & 16th March
  • Sexual Health For Young People with Additional Needs With Ian Butler from IBSP Training – 15th & 18th March

Twilight

  • Digital World – 4th & 13th May
  • Attachment – 19th & 26th May
  • Managing Allegations – 9th June
  • CCE – 17th & 22nd June (Rescheduled)
  • Baby Brain Development (BBD) and Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) – 15th June – 6.30-9pm
  • Sexually Inappropriate behaviour – 6th & 13th July
  • Dealing with Loss & Grief – 8th & 14th July
  • CSE & Missing from Care – 9th & 16th September
  • Eating Disorders & Attachment to Food – 5th & 12th October
  • Digital World Part – 4th November & 11th November
  • Attachment Training – 18th November & 1st December
  • Managing Allegations – 20th January (One Session Only)
  • “The Power of Words” – Mary-Anne Hodd – 1st February & 8th February