Torbay opts for Tata Interactive Systems’ integrated working programme

Torbay Children’s Services has commissioned the global learning provider, Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), to develop an eLearning course in Integrated Working.

The modular programme enables those working across children’s services to understand how to work together more effectively in order to improve outcomes for children and young people. 

The modules of the Children’s Services Integrated Working Programme are intended for those who work with children and young people across children’s services agencies including education, social services, Connexions, health, early years,schools and so on. The modules cover:

Introduction to ‘Every Child Matters’ (ECM)
Introduction to Integrated Working
Information Sharing in Practice
Common Assessment Framework (CAF) in Practice
Lead Professional in Practice
Local arrangements

“Learning and training are becoming key issues for everyone who is involved with delivering children’s services,” explained TIS’s Sunil Mehta.

“Common questions include: how do I bring different organisations together, increase levels of multi-agency working and provide effective and consistent training to a large audience; how can I ensure that the new legislation is communicated effectively and the department can audit that training has been delivered, and how can I provide learning at the point of need for front line service staff so that they can carry out their job effectively and securely?”

TIS believes that these e-learning programmes – which can be customised to each council or department – not only provide some answers to these questions but also provide an accurate, up-to-date message that is easily accessible and widely available as and when required.

Mehta commented: “As such, we believe that these are not only highly effective learning materials but that they also represent impressive value for taxpayers’ money compared with the costs of classroom-based delivery of this subject matter.

“Among the teaching techniques employed in the programmes is TIS’s highly acclaimed story-based learning objects (StoBLs) approach, which uses highly realistic scenarios and stories, interactive quizzes and case studies, along with other learning aids including checklists to present learning materials in a vivid and memorable way.”

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