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Code: SC/22/0322 Motivational Interviewing (MI) training - Multi-Agency partners

What is Motivational Interviewing?

‘You lot don’t care! You haven’t a clue what we’re going through!”
We’re entitled to more than this, and we’re going to get it.
Who’s your manager?
‘What do you know? Do you have kids of your own?’

Are these kinds of ‘heart-sink’ phrases familiar? Do you or your staff frequently find themselves on the defensive as practitioners or as managers? In an environment of diminishing resources and increasing demand on services, we need a fresh and imaginative approach. Motivational Interviewing is a strengths-based approach that helps conversations become more productive, drawing out the motivation or energy within the individual, however little that might be.

The key principles are:

• Engagement with the client, rather than doing something to them – i.e. change cannot be forced or pushed on to someone. It has to be internal for the client to be meaningful and long term.
• Rolling with resistance (NB this is not rolling over or being passive)
• Express empathy
• Avoid conflict
• Developing discrepancy in client’s thinking
• Support self-responsibility
Clients are often stuck or ambivalent about making changes for themselves. Practitioners can easily collude with this ‘stuckness’, or out of frustration try to push people to action, which only increases resistance. Motivational Interviewing helps to make the practitioner aware of these tendencies and give them options to work more powerfully in ways that create more possibility of change for their clients.


Motivational Interviewing is a framework of intervention, brought together in the 1990s by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick. It is an approach that is designed to work with those most resistant to change or stuck in entrenched behaviours. The premise of Motivational Interviewing is that motivation is not a ‘fixed state’ that a person does or does not have. Rather, motivation ebbs and flows depending on many factors such as circumstances, mood and so forth. The skilled practitioner (or manager) will harness whatever very little motivation there might be, and help it move in the right direction. The Motivational Interviewing approach borrows in from other sources such as Carl Rogers’ person-centred counselling; Socratic thinking and Prochaska & DiClemente’s Cycle of Behaviour change. MI is the chosen approach for the Family Safeguarding Model to underpin all interactions with families, individuals, colleagues, for supervision, case conferences and management. It builds on strengths-based work and works with ‘what’s strong, not what’s wrong’.

This highly interactive course will equip you with key tools, skills and experience to make an immediate difference to clients. Using a blend of teaching styles, film and live MI demonstrations and plenty of group work, it will enhance and develop your own strength-based skills. The course has three Practice Development Sessions to further embed the learning with live cases. There is also a unique Motivational Skills App with a wealth of materials to support you in your MI practice.

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1 27 January 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/23/0039 Graded Care Profile 2: Awareness briefings for practitioners

Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership will be delivering the Graded Care Profile 2 Neglect Tool too multi agency practitioners

This briefing will give you the opportunity to find out more about the Neglect assessment tool and ask questions.

Easy to use Threshold tool Complexity

and Challenge: A triennial analysis of SCRs 2014 - 2017

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1 06 February 2023 14:30 - 15:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: ASC/22/0505 Trauma-informed Practice

This is a one-day interactive workshop for Childrens and Adults Local Authority Social Care Staff as well as staff working with vulnerable Adults and Children in partner agencies. It is aimed at supporting the development of trauma-informed practice through increasing understanding of the prevalence, presentations and impacts of trauma, increasing understanding of trauma-informed approaches and exploring their application in practice.

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1 21 February 2023 10:00 - 13:00 Virtual Learning Map
2 22 February 2023 10:00 - 13:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/23/0022 Graded Care Profile 2: Neglect training for practitioners

Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership will be delivering the Graded Care Profile 2 Neglect Tool too multi agency practitioners

If you have not already done so please attend a GCP2 briefing where you will have the opportunity to find out more about the Neglect assessment tool and ask questions.

Easy to use Threshold tool Complexity

and Challenge: A triennial analysis of SCRs 2014 - 2017

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1 23 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/22/0480 Child protection refresher - level 3

This refresher course focuses on updating safeguarding and child protection knowledge for multi agency partners with a focus on Wandsworth. 

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1 23 February 2023 14:00 - 17:00 Virtual Learning Map
2 24 February 2023 14:00 - 17:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/22/0793 Adolescent Exploitation: Sexual and Criminal

This day one will focus on identification, there is a level two course that will focus on intervention. The training days aim to equip professionals with the information, skills and confidence to be able to identify young people at risk of and experiencing sexual exploitation and understand how to safeguard them effectively.

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1 24 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30 To be confirmed Map

Code: SCB/23/0040 Graded Care Profile 2: Awareness briefings for practitioners

Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership will be delivering the Graded Care Profile 2 Neglect Tool too multi agency practitioners

This briefing will give you the opportunity to find out more about the Neglect assessment tool and ask questions.

Easy to use Threshold tool Complexity

and Challenge: A triennial analysis of SCRs 2014 - 2017

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 March 2023 12:30 - 13:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/23/0024 Graded Care Profile 2: Neglect training for practitioners

Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership will be delivering the Graded Care Profile 2 Neglect Tool too multi agency practitioners

If you have not already done so please attend a GCP2 briefing where you will have the opportunity to find out more about the Neglect assessment tool and ask questions.

Easy to use Threshold tool Complexity

and Challenge: A triennial analysis of SCRs 2014 - 2017

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1 30 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/22/0652 Supporting Prisoners Families Through Lockdown & Beyond - Virtual event

Research shows us that traumatic childhood experiences can have a profound impact on many different areas of functioning attachment, biological, sensory, physiology, social, emotional and psychological. Children of prisoners are 3 times more likely to have mental health issues and boys with a father in prison are twice a likely to offend (CREST 2019)

This training will raise your awareness of the needs of children and young people and their families impacted by a family member in prison.

If we are to best meet the needs of young people and minimise the risk of further trauma, a thorough understanding
of the benefits of a positive prison response to families is required.

This course will: Develop an understanding of the impact of parental offending on childhood trauma
Provide a forum to develop skills and nurture children and young people who feel ashamed, have to keep secrets may be experiencing financial difficulties and emotional distress. This course will provide attendees with access to local resources to support children and families with a family member in prison.

Corona Kids - is working in partnership with Wandsworthj schools and provide session in schools for children and enable schools to be supportive to children and thier families experinceing the impact of a relative in prson. 

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1 29 June 2023 10:00 - 13:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/23/0042 Supporting Prisoners Families Through Lockdown & Beyond - Virtual event

Research shows us that traumatic childhood experiences can have a profound impact on many different areas of functioning attachment, biological, sensory, physiology, social, emotional and psychological. Children of prisoners are 3 times more likely to have mental health issues and boys with a father in prison are twice a likely to offend (CREST 2019)

This training will raise your awareness of the needs of children and young people and their families impacted by a family member in prison.

If we are to best meet the needs of young people and minimise the risk of further trauma, a thorough understanding
of the benefits of a positive prison response to families is required.

This course will: Develop an understanding of the impact of parental offending on childhood trauma
Provide a forum to develop skills and nurture children and young people who feel ashamed, have to keep secrets may be experiencing financial difficulties and emotional distress. This course will provide attendees with access to local resources to support children and families with a family member in prison.

Corona Kids - is working in partnership with Wandsworthj schools and provide session in schools for children and enable schools to be supportive to children and thier families experinceing the impact of a relative in prson. 

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1 25 January 2024 10:00 - 13:30 Virtual Learning Map

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