Youth offending team training
These courses address the common issues associated with the completion and QA of AssetPlus as identified by HMIP in recent inspection reports, as well as through the internal auditing processes executed by many YOTs. Each course is tailored to the specific need of each YOT so please contact us if you’d like to provide something different.
Practitioners – 1 day refresher: How to focus and structure answers to Information Gathering and Explanations and Conclusions (up to Future Behaviour) to save time, avoid repetition, draw out priority risk factors and sufficiently define risks.
Practitioners – 2 day refresher: As above plus how to ensure priority risks and risk factors are fully addressed in the plan, including those relevant to both harmful behaviour and safety and wellbeing.
Managers – 1 or 2 day refresher: Learn to QA a case in a way that focuses on quality rather than completion level. This course uses a 1-page tool that highlights the 10 key points to check for in the stage you are reviewing, thus removing the requirement for lengthy and cumbersome QA tools.
New joiners – 3 days: Full AssetPlus training, covering all relevant sections and stages but with more focused exercises and ‘real’ case examples than previous training.
Web training – Up to 1 hour: Training or support via an interactive video/web conference in a particular section of AssetPlus, enabling large volumes of users to be trained at lower cost.
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Please email all enquiries to:
Name, Email, Phone number, Enquiry and your company name.
The format of this training is completely different to that provided initially through the AssetPlus project. Based on lessons learnt from working with YOTS that have had the framework for c.2 years the training format is as follows:
Training will be provided by Duncan Hodgson, who has the following experience:
"Excellent trainer - kept all the team engaged throughout the day. Information delivered clearly and in different ways i.e. presentation, use of live case, group work, examples of right and wrong. Very easy to understand and follow."
"I thought the quality of delivery was particularly good, the content and knowledge of the subject was top class"
"Understanding the interconnections and interactions helped join up the assessment to the plan"
"I particularly found it useful in regards to the intervention plan and how you identify problems and issues under the key interventions sections and the plan then focusses on the solutions."
"The trainer was very knowledgeable which really helped as he understood both the process and also practicalities of the job and what we need to use this for"
"Helped me to identify how to only answer the questions the Assetplus asks and not to duplicate work. Duncan was very realistic too and had a lot of experience with Assetplus which really came across."
"This course was excellent, it helped as a new senior practitioner with looking at what I need to identify when QA"
"Delivered in a way that was accessible to all. Deliverer open to addressing issues raised by others and didn't just stick to his own content."
"It helped to use one of our young people as this made it more 'real'. Also, it made me think about the actual answers to the questions in order to better format the assessment."
"The content was explained in a very easy to understand and clear way - thoroughly enjoyed the day and got a lot out of it"
"The style and delivery used - created a safe environment for open discussion and exploration. The focus on quality rather than processes. Really helpful guidance and handouts"
"It was good to look at a case and disect / analyse questions to ensure that the answers given are specific."
"Clarification on some issues specifically including what to include in the Risk section of the Asset Plus"
"The practical examples used and the useful training materials. Very useful around improving practice in relation to QA and making this more focused and meaningful."
"Overall I felt the course was hugely beneficial and Duncan was very patient and understanding of the issues being presented by staff."
"The course helped me as an auditor see where I needed to focus my attention to improve the quality of ASSET+ "
What is it? The issue with most QA tools is that they ask managers to check for the completeness/sufficiency of the assessment/plan but don’t explain what complete/sufficient looks like.
This is a QA tool for an initial assessment. It includes the 10 things that are most commonly lacking in AssetPlus assessments & plans. Crucially, questions are written in a way that explains what a good practice answer should include.
It is difficult to see the link between the assessment and the various parts of the plan on screen. This is a training tool to encourage practitioners to check that their plan pulls through the key risks/risk factors from their assessment and includes targets/actions to address each of them under the correct sub-sections.
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These are training templates that can be printed as part of a group exercise to practice the completion of AssetPlus for a specific case. They provide a simple one-page visual representation of the key sections of AssetPlus to help practitioners understand the differences and relationships between them.
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