Next Steps Staff Development & Training

Next Steps provides up to date staff training and development. Areas in which we can support your staff training needs are listed below; however this list is not exhaustive so please contact us with your individual requirements. Unless specified each workshop is three hours. We are happy to arrange the training to suit your staff, evening and weekend sessions are available.

Many of our training courses are supported by AQA Unit Awards from level 1 to level 3 and have been written specifically for those working with children, young people and adults in a variety of settings.


Effective Key Working.
Developing skills which support and develop effective key working practice when working with children in residential.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop.
This provides a support, guidance and understand for those who care for a child or young person with autism or Aspergers.
Safeguarding.
Signs and symptoms of abuse. How to deal with disclosure and lines of reporting.
E-Safety, Cyberbullying.
This workshop helps participants to develop an awareness and understanding of the impact of cyberbullying, legislation, advice when working with young people relating to online safety, organisations which are there to support, an overview of ‘sexting’ and the consequences of 'sexting'
Introduction to Why Children go Missing.
Delivered by an expert in the field of vulnerable children with a professional background in working directly with children and young people who go missing from home.
How Play Affects Learning.
This workshop covers the importance of play in the early years and how lack of play can affect both learning and development. This will help staff to recognise how and why children fall behind in their education and development.
Appropriate Adult (AA) Training for Custody.
This training covers the reasons for becoming an AA and provides the knowledge to allow individuals to voice their fears and expectations when supporting a young person who has been arrested and is being held in custody.
Working in Residential Care – Food Safety.
6 hours no exam. Accredited by an AQA Unit Award at level 2 as well as an accredited qualification in Handwashing. This training session comes with a complimentary AQA UAS Food Safety unit to undertake with the young people.
Understanding Bullying behaviours.
This workshop is for staff to develop their understanding and skills on bullying behaviour. The participants will increase their knowledge and awareness of types of bullying and the way it makes young people feel and identify pressures that young people may be experiencing as a result. The workshop will develop an understanding of good listening skills and methods of support to victims of bullying. An understanding of how to promote an anti-bullying culture will be addressed.
Sexual Exploitation.
In this workshop the participants will gain an understanding of legislation around exploitation, definitions of sexual exploitation, what is known about the perpetrators and how they operate as well as who is vulnerable and why.
Behaviour Management.
This training session looks at different types of behaviour and triggers which can provoke negative behaviour. An understanding of strategies to overcome negative behaviour will be identified.
Developing an Understanding of Risk Taking Behaviour.
This is a bespoke course which can cover topics such as antisocial behaviour, offending, drug and alcohol misuse and joy riding. This list is not exhaustive; please contact us to discuss your individual needs.
Understanding Self Harm/Self Injurious Behaviour.
This course gives the learner an understanding of self harm, why people self harm as well as the skills to support people who self harm.

Many of our training courses are supported by AQA Unit Awards from level 1 to level 3 and have been written specifically for those working with children, young people and adults in a variety of settings. If you would like your course to be accredited by AQA please let us know.

New workshops are being developed all the time in order to keep up with the current needs and requirements of the care sector.