Bal Kaur Howard Training

Safeguarding Solutions for Professionals

Our Training Services

Our services range from seminars or training workshops of two hours to two days duration, depending on the scope of training required. All courses are based on the most up-to-date legislation and are therefore suitable not only for professionals requiring knowledge of existing work practices but also different organisations and people whose work should reflect the latest requirements. Our training courses offer plenty of opportunities to look at case studies, putting theory and legislative guidelines into practice.

Click on any of the titles below to view each course's objectives:

Toxic Trio – Exploring domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental health [BKH09] - New Course

This one-day course looks at the problems families face when parenting capacity is affected by mental health, domestic abuse and also substance misuse issues; either just one or all three issues.

Domestic Abuse - Half Day or Full Day (Depending on the Objectives) [BKH01]

Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. It isn’t just physical violence; domestic abuse includes any emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological abuse. This course is intended to enable practitioners to develop informed and responsive interventions that support victims and prevent repeated abuse.

Honour Based Abuse [BKH02]

Honour based violence is a violent crime or incident which may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family or community. Different organisations and people working with individuals should be aware of the signs of abuse so that they are able to identify cases of victims who may be in need of help or protection. This course includes practical examples and the opportunity to discuss local issues that may arise within your own field.

Forced Marriage [BKH03]

Forced marriage is a marriage in which one or both of the parties is married without his or her consent or against his or her will. This course is delivered by Bal, who herself was forced into marriage at the age of 17. After escaping her forced marriage, Bal was subsequently disowned by her family.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) [BKH04]

FGM is a form of child abuse and violence against women and girls, and therefore should be dealt with as part of existing child and adult protection structures, policies and procedures. This training course provides the opportunity to explore practical ways to create an open and supportive environment and also allows local issues to be explored, as well as an opportunity for discussion.

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) [BKH05]

CSE is a high profile issue at present as can be seen from publication of the recent Serious Case Reviews from Rotherham and Oxford. All staff should be aware of the potential for children to be sexually exploited and the underlying reasons for behaviour changes in children.

Extremism and Radicalisation [BKH06]

Following the publication of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 there is a duty on all schools and health to prevent people being drawn into terrorism. This duty includes training staff to recognise radicalisation and extremism and know how to report any concerns.
Ofsted & Public Health now judge whether schools / health practitioners are safeguarding children from extremism and radicalisation. This includes the success of schools/hospitals to address such issues.
This session will provide you with an understanding of radicalisation and extremism and the dangers to extremist views, building resilience against these and knowing what to do if you experience them.

Modern Day Slavery [BKH07]

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is designed to tackle slavery in the UK and consolidates previous offences relating to trafficking and slavery. 
The course will aim to raise and have an awareness of Modern Day Slavery/Trafficking, which involves the exploitation of people/children who are coerced, deceived, forced into, or expected to accept, a life of abuse, servitude or inhumane and degrading treatment.

Substance Misuse / Drugs / Alcohol Courses:

Addiction [BKH08]

The aim of this course is: Understanding Addiction - is it a choice? Click on the course title to find out more.

Drug Awareness & Reducing Harm (1 day) [BKH10] - New Course

This is a basic introduction exploring some of the major issues connected to substance misuse and is appropriate for workers from a wide range of agencies, who will or do encounter drug use in the course of their work. Click on the course title to find out more.

NPS (Psychoactive Substances) – Emerging Trends & Challenges (1 day) [BKH11] - New Course

Over the last few years, new drugs have come onto the market. These substances have, often, been initially unregulated, and have become known as legal highs. The government has introduced The Psychoactive Substances Act in an attempt to deal with this new phenomenon. These changes in the market and the law have caused a lot of confusion for young people, parents and professionals.
This session aims to examine this area of drug use and understand the implications of new psychoactive substances. It is designed for professionals who are curious about “legal highs” and want to understand the implications of their use.
Click on the course title to find out more.

Young People, Families & Drug Use (1 day) [BKH12] - New Course

This is an introductory course exploring some of the major issues connected to substance misuse, young people and families. It is appropriate for workers from a wide range of agencies, who will or do encounter parental substance misuse or drug use in young people. Click on the course title to find out more.

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (1 day) [BKH14] - New Course

This session is for frontline professionals working with adults and young people who wish to work with clients in the process of changing their drug and alcohol using behaviour. Click on the course title to find out more.

Courses can be tailored to suit your organisational / team requirements.

For further information about our courses, to arrange training sessions, or if you have any other enquiries, please don't hesitate to contact us either via the contact form here or via the email link below.

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