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Looked after children, children in need and care leavers in Solihull Substance Misuse Training Proposal

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Heidi Riordan Karen Power (Drug and Alcohol Education Services) 10.12.2007

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Drug and Alcohol Education Services (DAES) is a company specialising in providing training and awareness programmes for individuals, groups or organisations wishing to develop a greater understanding of, and how to respond to, the problems associated with drugs, alcohol addiction and abuse.

Our response Drug and Alcohol Education Services is ideally placed to carry out this piece of training. DAES has extensive experience in developing and delivering drug education and training programmes. DAES training programme will assist learning and development through training to meet the health and wellbeing needs of young people in the care of Solihull MBC. Our overall goal will be to deliver a training programme which will: • • • Provide Information about substances their use and effects Identify appropriate responses to drug and alcohol related incidents Assess drug and alcohol related needs and identify appropriate interventions

The above will also contribute to supporting young people to reach their potential. The Government's aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances to achieve what they want in life.
http://www.everychildmatters.gov.uk/aims/

Outcome of the work As a result of this training Foster Carer’s and Social Workers learning outcomes:  Develop a detailed awareness about commonly used controlled drugs.  Be able to identify drug groups, legislation and recognise indications of substance use and misuse.  Gain skills using policy and procedure to provide young people with knowledge and information about substance misuse  Use a range of contexts raise awareness and educate young people about the harms associated with substance misuse .  Develop practical initial assessment skills using a recognised screening tool. The above training will be underpinned by DANOS The units below relate to the Drugs and Alcohol National Occupational Standards which specify the standards of performance that people in the drugs and alcohol field should be working to. They also describe the knowledge and skills workers need in order to perform to the required standard. For more information on DANOS Standards please visit Skills for Health

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AA1.1 Recognise indications of substance misuse AB5 Asses and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance users AC1 Develop your own knowledge and practice Drug and Alcohol Education Services
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Methodology

Activity description 1. Day 1 Localised Desktop research. Training development:

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Day 2 Drugs Awareness training 9.30am- 4. 30pm By the end of this training session you will be able to: Develop a detailed awareness about commonly used controlled drugs.  Be able to identify drug groups, legislation and recognise indications of substance use and misuse.  Gain skills using policy and procedure to provide young people with knowledge and information about substance misuse  Use a range of contexts raise awareness and educate young people about the harms associated with substance misuse .  Develop practical initial assessment skills using a recognised screening tool.

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Evaluations - Each session will be evaluated and feedback used to produce written feedback to client Reporting Drug and Alcohol Education Services will provide Solihull MBC With a written evaluation feedback report. This will cover the training course and future identified learning

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Core Competencies We find it useful in planning for a training programme to identify some of the core competencies that will support trainees. By recognising these at the outset, we find it possible to address and minimise these issues early on to achieve outcomes for the client. The competencies identified below will be integrated into the training delivered to maximise effective care for people experiencing substance misuse concerns: Trainees will be encouraged to build and develop capabilities in the following areas • • • Values and Attitudes Utilising Knowledge Skills and Practice Development

Timescale DAES has the capacity to conduct the training within the timescale (i.e. by the end of March 2008). Costs DAES is able to undertake this project for £675 See below for a full breakdown of costs. Project Milestones Training Development Training Delivery 4 (1) day sessions Evaluation and Feedback Total All costs are calculated at £600 per day Costs (£) 600 600 300 £ 3300

This proposal does not include any costs of hiring rooms, refreshments or costs other than those specified above. The above does include expenses incurred by the consultants for delivering the work, such as travel costs. DAES normal policy regarding payment is to invoice for 50% of the total cost at the project commencement and 50% on completion The delivery team This work will be delivered by Karen Power

Karen Power – Trainer Consultant Karen Power has ten years of experience working in the substance misuse field as a treatment practitioner, trainer and consultant. Karen has provided consultancy services on a number of voluntary, statutory and corporate clients. Her extensive experience in developing training programmes for a wide a varied audience including: Service Managers, Treatment Practitioners, Counselors, School Teachers, Parents and Carers, Nurses and social Care providers.

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Our credentials DAES has conducted work with numerous voluntary, statutory and corporate clients including: • • • • • • • • • Westminster Drug Project Hillingdon Alcohol Service Deeside College Tower Hamlets Council Banya (Foster care Team) Rydon Construction Working Links Lewisham Council (Children and Families Team) Tower Hamlets Care Leavers

Drug Action Teams – including Newham, Tower hamlets and Barnet. In addition to this, DAES have a strong track-record in delivering and developing training programmes for, professionals, young people and community members. Our training work in the field of substance misuse has guided treatment practitioners and drug educators. We have also contributed to writing accredited drug education courses for Westminster Adult Education Service. Referees The following people can be approached to provide references for DAES: Sue Kenten Chief Executive Drug and Alcohol Services for London Capital House-134-138 Romford RoadLondon E15 4LD Tel: 0207-582 2200 SueKenten@dasl.org.uk Martin Brown Director of Services Community Drug Services Tel: 0207-582 2200 m.brown@communitydrugproject.org.u k

For further information/discussion please contact: Drug and Alcohol Education Services 239, Old street London ECIV 9EY 0845 838 3309 or 07961 442711 info@daes.co.uk

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