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Realising potential

We will work to ensure that local people are able to realise the potential that living in the heart of London should offer. We will ensure people have decent homes to live in and have a good start in life by getting a good education and healthy food at school. We will work with our residents and partners to make the borough a safer place so that individuals and families can flourish.

Southwark Council has successfully achieved the Institute of Leadership and Management "approved centre" status. 

We have joined the largest awarding body for leadership and management qualifications in the UK.

Being more transparent

We will be more accountable to residents and businesses on how services are delivered and we will ensure that we take residents' views into account when we take decisions.

Creating a fairer borough

Our aim is to create an environment which provides opportunities to all Southwark's residents, businesses and organisations to engage fully in the community.

 

 

Transforming public services

We need to deliver more for less as a council. This is about providing quality universal services, like recycling and street cleaning, to a high standard. We will transform local public services through: sharing services; tackling complex problems that individuals and families face in their everyday lives; empowering the community to deliver where they are better able to do so.

Making Southwark a place to be proud of

We will make regeneration work for local people and develop a thirty year housing investment programme.  We will act as responsible guardians and custodians of the public realm. This means we will always take a longer term view, looking after the borough in a sustainable way for future generations.

Spending money as we would our own

We will always look to spend every penny as if it was from our own family budgets, always looking to be more efficient and cutting back office costs, whilst keeping any council tax increases to an absolute minimum.

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Promotional courses

Social care - adults, children and young people

Reflective Manager

Workshop

For adults services. This two-day course helps participants better understand and develop their skills as reflective managers & supervisors. It looks at why reflective supervision is a cornerstone of good reflective practice within a team. more

  • Start:
    October 1st, 2014
  • Length:
    2 day
  • CPD:
    6 hours
  • Price:
    Free
(Based on 1 evaluations)

Social care - adults, children and young people

The Reflective Practitioner - ALMOST FULL

Workshop

This is a two day course aimed at adults services frontline Social Services Staff. Through building on delegates strengths this course aims ultimately to empower both supervisees and clients. more

  • Start:
    October 8th, 2014
  • Length:
    2 day course
  • CPD:
    12 hours
  • Price:
    Free
(Based on 7 evaluations)

New Date

Management and leadership

Mediation and Conflict management - ALMOST FULL

Workshop

This workshop is for Southwark staff only. It is aimed at line managers who have to deal with conflict in the work place. It will look at how the intervention of mediation at an early stage can reduce costs and damage a conflict can have on those involved and their colleagues. more

  • Start:
    November 25th, 2014
  • Length:
    Half Day
  • CPD:
    3 hours
  • Price:
    Free
(Based on 45 evaluations)

New Course

Personal development

Speed Reading - ALMOST FULL

workshop

This workshop offers some steps you can take to increase your reading efficiency. It aims to help you learn the techniques of reading faster with good comprehension. If you practice these skills, you will harness the huge reserve capacity of your mind – and you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve. more

  • Start:
    November 20th, 2014
  • Length:
    1 day
  • CPD:
    6 hours
  • Price:
    £90.00
(Based on 6 evaluations)

NEW DATE

Personal development

Achieve your personal goals

Workshop

This workshop is for all staff and aims to help you reflect on the experience of change and explore your own goals for personal development. Using career development and personal development tools this workshop will help you to plot a way forward to achieve your personal goals. more

  • Start:
    November 21st, 2014
  • Length:
    0.5 day
  • CPD:
    3 hours
  • Price:
    £47.00
(Based on 64 evaluations)

New dates

Social care - adults, children and young people

Fair Access To Care Services (FACS) - ALMOST FULL

Workshop

This will be a mandatory course for all who are involved in assessing needs and determining eligibility for adult social care services (including) social workers, senior practitioners and service managers. more

  • Start:
    October 22nd, 2014
  • Length:
    1 day
  • CPD:
    6 hours
  • Price:
    Free
(Based on 10 evaluations)

NEW COURSE

Personal development

Train the Trainer

Workshop

This workshop is designed for those who have responsibility for, or an interest in, designing and running structured training sessions, workshops and briefings in any subject area. This practical, lively course covers the development, design and delivery of learning sessions that stimulate learners. more

  • Start:
    December 4th, 2014
  • Length:
    1 Day
  • CPD:
    6 hours
  • Price:
    £66.00
(Based on 5 evaluations)

Free for all agencies working with adults

Social care - adults, children and young people

Physical Health and Mental Health

Workshop

For adults social care services and multi-agencies working in these areas. Physical health and mental health are inextricably linked. Poor mental health is associated with an increased risk of disease whilst good mental health is a known protective factor. This course aims to explore the complex links between physical health conditions and mental health conditions. more

  • Start:
    September 30th, 2014
  • Length:
    1 day
  • CPD:
    6 hours
  • Price:
    Free
(Based on 2 evaluations)

New Course

Personal development

Disrepair and Conditions: Inspecting a House

Workshop

This course provides an introduction to basic terminology used in housing construction, providing an insight into the places in buildings where problems can arise. The course provides information on what to look for, and how to identify and record deficiencies including disrepair in dwellings. more

  • Start:
    October 15th, 2014
  • Length:
    2 Days
  • CPD:
    12 hours
  • Price:
    £178.00
(Based on 0 evaluations)

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW !!!

Personal development

The Art of Being Brilliant - PM Session

Workshop

This creative workshop uses cutting edge research to explore how you can be you, brilliantly. Workshop presenter and best-selling author, Andy Cope, will share some of the secrets of Positive Psychology and the findings of his PhD thesis on 'Happiness', to focus on learning new ways of thinking and behaviour that will sustain personal and community brilliance. more

  • Start:
    December 15th, 2014
  • Length:
    3 hours
  • CPD:
    3 hours
  • Price:
    £50.00
(Based on 39 evaluations)

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW !!!

Personal development

The Art of Being Brilliant - AM Session

Workshop

This creative workshop uses cutting edge research to explore how you can be you, brilliantly. Workshop presenter and best-selling author, Andy Cope, will share some of the secrets of Positive Psychology and the findings of his PhD thesis on 'Happiness', to focus on learning new ways of thinking and behaviour that will sustain personal and community brilliance. more

  • Start:
    October 10th, 2014
  • Length:
    3 hours
  • CPD:
    3 hours
  • Price:
    £50.00
(Based on 40 evaluations)

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW !!!

Personal development

The Art of Being Brilliant - AM Session

Workshop

This creative workshop uses cutting edge research to explore how you can be you, brilliantly. Workshop presenter and best-selling author, Andy Cope, will share some of the secrets of Positive Psychology and the findings of his PhD thesis on 'Happiness', to focus on learning new ways of thinking and behaviour that will sustain personal and community brilliance. more

  • Start:
    December 15th, 2014
  • Length:
    3 hours
  • CPD:
    3 hours
  • Price:
    £50.00
(Based on 40 evaluations)

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW !!!

Personal development

The Art of Being Brilliant - PM Session

Workshop

This creative workshop uses cutting edge research to explore how you can be you, brilliantly. Workshop presenter and best-selling author, Andy Cope, will share some of the secrets of Positive Psychology and the findings of his PhD thesis on 'Happiness', to focus on learning new ways of thinking and behaviour that will sustain personal and community brilliance. more

  • Start:
    October 10th, 2014
  • Length:
    3 hours
  • CPD:
    3 hours
  • Price:
    £50.00
(Based on 39 evaluations)

New Date

Health and safety

First aid requalification

Workshop

This two-day course updates the first aid skills of those who need to renew their First aid at work certificate. This course covers the contents of the 3-day First aid at work course in 2 days. Students can also benefit from the additional day’s teaching and practice by requalifying on the 3-day course. Please note: You will need to bring a copy of your previous First Aid Certificate with you. more

  • Start:
    October 29th, 2014
  • Length:
    2 Days
  • CPD:
    12 hours
  • Price:
    £200.00
(Based on 18 evaluations)

New Date

Paediatric first aid for children

Workshop

This two-day course focuses on the emergency scenarios that face professionals looking after young children and infants, including teachers, au pairs and playgroup leaders. It meets the standards required by Ofsted. Successful candidates receive a St John Ambulance certificate, valid for three years. more

  • Start:
    October 29th, 2014
  • Length:
    2 days
  • CPD:
    12 hours
  • Price:
    £132.00
(Based on 13 evaluations)

e-safeguarding

This safeguarding e-learning awareness programme covers important information you need to know about protecting children and vulnerable adults'. Follow the link below:

https://safeguarding.southwark.gov.uk