Children's Services Training

Griffin Care Training was established based on requests from Local Authorities to write and deliver specialist Children's Services training.

After over a decade of delivering courses up and down the country (and beyond) we now have a pool of highly experienced Children's Services Social Workers and Managers trained in delivering our catalogue of courses in a passionate and engaging manner. All of our courses can be adapted to suit your authority.

Our Core Skills training programmes span all levels from ASYE training up to Senior Management and have become a key element in the ASYE programme for a number of authorities.


Below is a list of our most popular 'off the peg' courses, each can be adapted to suit your needs.

  • Core Skills for ASYEs

  • Core Skills for Practitioners

  • Core Skills for Advanced Practitioners

  • Core Skills for Aspiring Managers

  • Core Skills for Managers

  • Reflective Supervision

  • One-day Managers Training

  • NAAS Prep Course

For more information please click here or get in touch.

Open Courses


We host Open Courses throughout the year to enable authorities and organisations to put staff through our training programmes without arranging an in-house session. These courses allow interaction between a number of different services to share experience and best practice and have become a staple part of staff training for local authorities.

Next Open Courses:

Core Skills for Practitioners via MS Teams (5 day programme), dates are:

  • 25th January 2021, 11th February, 25th Feb, 11th March, 25th March - FULLY BOOKED

  • 5th March, 17th March, 31st March, 14th April & 28th April - 9 places remaining

Core Skills for Managers via MS Teams (5 day programme, dates are:

  • 16th Feb, 2nd March, 16th March, 30th March & 13th April - 11 places remaining

If you would like to book any places or for more information get in touch.

NAAS Prep Course

The purpose of the NAAS prep course is to prepare staff for the NAAS, to get staff comfortable with the simulation and examination process, giving them a better chance to operate to their highest level and pass and to encourage staff to recognise the social work theories they are using in every day practice.

The NAAS requires delegates to apply theory to simulated situations and answer questions of processes and protocol – these are thing social workers do every day in their jobs but may not be fully aware of the named theories they are applying, the teaching sessions is a recap on theories and demonstrating how they are applied in real world scenarios. We also have feedback sessions after exercises to share best practice and discuss answers and objections.

We have actively designed this one- day course to be light and welcoming to ensure delegates preparing to take the NAAS are comfortable and confident.

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