ABC Consultancy Services
ABC offers high quality consultancy services covering a wide range of areas of social care, therapy, youth offending, family, mediation, community and school based work. This work includes:
- Review and implementation of quality assurance frameworks
- Review and implementation of effective evaluation methods and tools
- Development and implementation of mainstream and bespoke policies to meet a multitude of business, project and staffing needs
- Review of services to meet funder outcomes and expectations
- Capturing learning to develop and improve service delivery
- Business development, support and solutions for companies operating in the therapy, social care and health sectors
ABC staff have significant experience in the areas of consultancy, offering a high quality and professional service to our customers. In our experience, training and consultancy needs sometimes go hand in hand, and ABC is happy to combine these two services to meet a specific need or overcome a barrier.
Training & CPD
ABC recognises the importance of providing high quality and affordable training in order to meet the continuing professional development (CPD) needs of professionals and organisations. All of the training and workshops ABC provide combine theory and practice (experiential) so that different learning styles are met.
ABC can provide a range of cost effective bespoke training events, based on the needs of your organisation. Examples of workshops ABC provide include:
- Restorative Practice in Schools
- Conflict Resolution
- Family Group Conferencing
- Basic Counselling Skills
- Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People Using Play
- Introduction to Neuroscience
- Child Development
- Attachment Theory
- Working with Bereaved Children & Young People.
ABC delivers high quality training to schools & children’s homes and other professionals . By using our expertise ABC is able to offer schools and other relevant professionals bespoke training that is tailored to their needs.
ABC provide clinical supervision to professionals and front line workers and can work either individually or in groups.
Methods used to supervise reflective practice may incorporate creative techniques and creative mediums including art, clay and sand as well as verbal interaction. Supervision is generally carried out face to face but at ABC, we recognise that it can be difficult to find a clinical supervisor due to geographical factors. In this situation, ABC clinical supervisors are able to provide Zoom or telephone supervision.
Clinical supervision is an essential part of working therapeutically with clients and is an integral part of providing effective therapy. All counsellors, psychotherapists, play therapists and supervisors are required to have regular, formal clinical supervision to support their work in accordance with professional requirements.
The purpose of clinical supervision is:
- to assist in the development of the reflective practitioner
- to support the therapist
- to maximise the effectiveness of the therapeutic relationship
- monitor/ safeguard the interests of the client,
- to maintain ethical standards as set out in the Ethical Framework
The role of a Clinical Supervisor is to provide a supervisory space for the supervisee to reflect on the content and process of their client work. Issues might include therapeutic techniques, therapeutic relationships, difficult problems, managing workload, and ethical dilemmas or issues that impact upon the therapist personally as a result of the therapeutic process. At ABC, we strongly believe that clinical supervision is a vital part of practitioner self-care, commitment to professional development, continuing openness to learning and increased self-awareness.
Clinical supervisors will hold significantly greater experience of practice than their supervisee and have a responsibility to maintain the good practice of supervisees and to protect clients from poor practice and harm. ABC clinical supervisors develop a relationship in which they are regarded as a trusted colleague. This enables therapists to reflect on all dimensions of practice and through the supervision process, develop their therapist role.
Reflective Learning Time Supervision (RLT)
ABC has developed a supervision framework for school leaders and staff called Reflective Learning Time (RLT).
Reflective Learning Time provides school leaders and staff with the space and time required to work through experiences, feelings and thoughts related to professional matters.
These matters can include Safeguarding & Child Protection concerns, leadership issues and the demands of working with children with high emotional needs. All ABC Facilitators (of RLT) are qualified Social Workers, trained and experienced in staff management and delivery of professional supervision.
The benefits of Reflective Learning Time
For many years now health and social care colleagues have received individual and group supervision because of the increasing demands of these roles. As a result there is a growing awareness that school leaders and staff will equally benefit from participating in one to one and group supervision. RLT provides an opportunity for school leaders and staff to take a step back and review and explore the situations they are involved in and their impact. This enables school leaders and staff to explore alternative ways of moving forward, reducing stress levels and increasing effectiveness.
If you would like further information on ABC Professional Services please get in touch.