Supporting Children’s Homes To Provide Outstanding Care 

Supporting Children’s Homes To Provide Outstanding Care 

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We provide training to help you and your staff effectively meet the needs of the children you care for and promote your continuous professional development.

2021 Training: 

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Responsible Individual Training

We have been providing training in this area for over 5 years . We have adapted our popular face to face Responsible Individual Training to a virtual training session with the same trainer. This training provides an understanding of the legal requirements  related to the Responsible Individual role and effective ways of putting these into practice.

Sept  23nd 2021, 10- 13.30

CHQ Registered Managers Network

Next Session- October 21st 2021 10-12.30

Following the success of our Registered Managers Training Days last year and the numerous request we received for an ongoing opportunity to meet, we are delighted to launch the CHQ Registered Manager’s Network!

The Registered Managers role in children’s homes is critical to children receiving high quality care, and in the home achieving good inspection outcomes. This is a professional role that is broad, demanding and rewarding. The recent Ofsted Commentary (February 2020) stated that in successful homes, Registered Managers value their personal development and access to support is an important theme. These quarterly sessions are designed to Inform, Discuss, Learn, Share and Nourish. 

Quality Standards in Practice

The Children’s Homes Quality Standards was incorporated into legislation in 2015 and radically changed the way care is provided and measured. All managers and staff working in children’s homes are required to have a good understanding of this and ensure that whatever their role, they contribute to children receiving high quality care.

September  17th 2021, 10-12.30

Reviewing the Quality of Care: Regulation 45

Regulation 45 reports are a vital part of homes monitoring. It is designed to enable homes to evaluate the quality of care and contribute to continuous improvements.  CHQ are holding a virtual workshop to help managers take an in depth look at the regulatory expectations around this requirement. This will include exploring  practical approaches to completing meaningful and impactful Reg 45 reports.

 Sept 22nd  2021, 10-12.30

Lovin' Care

While the politicians and government officials are rearranging the sector, managers and staff are resolutely focused on making a difference to the children in their care. The ‘early plans’ of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care’s identified ‘love’ as ‘perhaps the most important foundation’ of a good childhood (IRCSC, March 2021). This has prompted many children’s homes to really consider how to create environments where love between staff and children can safely flourish.  Join us on October 7th 2021, where we will explore how to create this and how the regulatory framework can be used to support and evidence Lovin' Care.

“I wanted the adults and myself to attend Lovin Care training because of it’s views on making a change to how ‘residential children’s homes’ are perceived.  The training was by far the best training I have attended and it was refreshing to meet others with an enthusiasm for change. Lovin Care has given us even more drive and ambition to ensure that the children we care for feel like we are their home and feel unconditionally loved. Furthermore it has given us the confidence to challenge those around us and to proactively change institutionalised perceptions” Michelle Wright, Responsible Individual


October 7th 2021 9.45- 1pm

Reflective Supervision for Children's Homes Training

This session will focus on how to get the most out of the supervision sessions you deliver, and how to use them to develop  staff and deepen their practice. It builds on what you already know and makes your supervision practice more reflective and productive. For those who have already attended – look out for your exclusive invitation to The Reflective Supervision Masterclass.

November 2nd 2021, 10 -13.00

Registered Manager Training- 1 day:  This one day face-to face training is back! This has been an essential training  for aspiring, new and existing Registered Managers to understand their regulatory responsibilities,  how to practically fulfil these and  to how demonstrate effectiveness at inspection.

November 16th  2021  10am - 4pm

Venue: London Victoria. 

Tailored training for homes and organisations is also available. Please email All our courses are informed by discussions with those commissioning the training to ensure it is tailored to meet organisational need. We also create bespoke training to meet emerging and current needs. All courses are certificated. 

A Quest for Safety – Attachment, Trauma and a Therapeutic Approach-

This 2- session evidence-based training is a practical and effective approach to using Trauma Informed Practice in children’s homes. The course will support the implementation of the Positive Relationship Standard (s) (Regs 7and 11) with young people who have experienced childhood trauma and who therefore feel unsafe and resist closeness.

Raising the Bar- Safeguarding Disabled Children

Research on the protection of disabled children indicates that they are more at risk of being abused than non-disabled children. This 2-session course is specifically designed to help managers and staff strengthen their safeguarding practice for all children while focusing specifically on disabled children. It seeks to address their vulnerabilities when accessing residential care on a short breaks, shared care or permanent basis and encourages an ambitious strengths-based approach to their care.

Engaging with the Quality Standards for Children’s Homes – 1 day: for staff and managers; making the quality standards a real support for your work with young people, and getting ready for a successful Ofsted visit.

Reflective Supervision Skills – 1 day: for supervisors in children’s homes. How to create the conditions where staff can safely reflect on their work and the impact they have, in order to learn from experience, and get the best results.

Safeguarding: for all staff to understand the key principles in safeguarding and enable them to define and identify risk. They will leave with a clear understanding what to do with safeguarding concerns.

Advanced Safeguarding: for senior staff to take on a lead role in safeguarding and support staff to identify and manage risk. They will be able to engage confidently with other professionals around safeguarding decisions

Attachment and Trauma Awareness, Part 1 – 2 Days: for all staff working with children in care. How our attachment experience shapes us; the impact of an insecure attachment and developmental trauma; how the brain is shaped by early experiences and the consequences for children in care.

Attachment and Trauma Awareness, Part 2, Attachment and Trauma Informed Behaviour Support – 1 day with potential for follow up Action Learning Sets to embed positive practice. How to work with children and young people to reduce their challenging behaviours (trauma symptoms), make good relationships and develop the conditions where they can recover and thrive.

Secondary Trauma, Self-Care and Resilience – 1 day: for all staff working with children in care. How to recognise when you may be feeling secondary trauma and how to increase your resilience.

Creating Attachment and Trauma Aware Services – for managers and leaders – Support for strategic and operational planning to develop attachment and trauma informed services, to create better outcomes for children in care. Tailored to your needs.

Using Strengths Based Assessments in Children’s Homes – 1 day: for staff and managers. Practical applications of strength based assessments to daily work and planning in Children’s Homes.

Supporting the Education of young people living in Children’s Homes – half a day:  for staff and team leaders. Applying Attachment and Trauma Awareness to working with the ‘team around the child’, supporting and advocating for your young person in a school setting.

Preparing a Young Person for Leaving Care – 1 or 2 days: for staff and managers. Covering the basic resources and the life skills that young people need to make a successful transition and looking at the best ways of supporting them in this huge step.

Responsible Individual Training  ½ day: for Responsible Individuals to understand their regulatory responsibilities, apply this knowledge in practice and lead their homes effectively.

Preparation for Inspection – ½ day: For individual managers or whole staff teams to plan effectively and confidently for inspection.

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