Paul Jones - Independent Social Worker registered since 2005

• Caring Dads Programme • Therapeutic Services for Children • Training Provider

Information


Paul Jones is an Independent Social Worker and has been a registered social worker since 2005.

Paul is registered with Social Care Wales and with the British Association of Social Workers (BASW).

Paul has experience of working in various social work settings such as statutory social work, charity organisations and education departments.

Paul is a bilingual practitioner and therefore able to provide a service through the medium of Welsh and English.

Specialist support in working in the following areas:-

  • Therapeutic emotional support for children and young people who have experienced trauma
  • Working with perpetrators of domestic abuse
  • Providing supervision and consultation sessions to practitioners
  • Working with looked after children and supporting foster carers
  • Fostering assessments
  • Training events
  • Practice Teaching

Paul Jones is responsible for facilitating the Caring Dads programme in partnership with Gorwel / Grŵp Cynefin.

Information

ITV Wales News

Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse

Watch News coverage of this course

Caring Dads - Helping to Value their Children

Caring Dads is a child centred programme. Paul is an experienced facilitator of the Caring Dads programme and works in partnership with Gorwel – Grŵp Cynefin.

Caring Dads Programme


If you are a father or a professional person wishing to refer to the Caring Dads programme – please complete the attached referral form and email to us as soon as possible.


Upcoming groups:-

Conwy area – July 2018 (evening sessions)

Denbighshire area – July 2018 (day sessions)

Isle of Anglesey – September 2018 (evening sessions)

Gwynedd – February 2019 (evening sessions)

Caring Dads is a child centred programme. Paul is an experienced facilitator of the Caring Dads programme and works in partnership with Gorwel – Grŵp Cynefin.

The Caring Dads programme focuses on:-

  • helping men recognise attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours that support healthy and unhealthy father-child relationships
  • develop skills for interacting with children in healthy ways
  • appreciate the impact on children of controlling, intimidating, abusive and neglectful actions including witnessing domestic violence

During Caring Dads, fathers will develop skills to cope in healthy ways with frustrating situations, including:-

  • Understanding how different fathering strategies and choices affect children
  • Increasing their awareness of controlling, abusive, and neglectful attitudes and behaviours
  • Developing strategies to strengthen the father-child relationship


Click below for the Caring Dads Referral form:-

Gorwel Caring Dads Referral Form 1.doc



Eligibility Criteria

  • Men who are known to have perpetrated domestic abuse – (who uses overly controlling, physical or emotional abusive and/or neglectful parenting strategies)
  • Men with a history of perpetrating child sexual abuse will not be accepted into the programme
  • Men need to have a minimal level of acknowledgment of their past abusive behaviour
  • For further information please contact us by email - info@pauljonesisw.co.uk


Further information in regards to the Caring Dads on this video:-


Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse

The aim of this course is to provide the participants with the skills, strategies and knowledge to work with male perpetrators of Domestic Abuse.

Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse


Learning Outcomes - 

  • How to identify different behaviours in relation to Domestic Abuse
  • Be able to work with the men in acknowledging the impact and the consequences of their abusive behaviours
  • To develop and gain confidence in using new skills and strategies to affect change
  • Assist the men to be more child centred and how to nurture their children
  • Strategies for collating information regarding the perpetrators for Initial and Core Assessments, LAC Statutory Reviews, Risk Assessments, Court Reports etc



Definition of Power and Control Wheel June 2015.pdf

Teen Abuse in Relationships

Prevention work with young people regarding what is abuse in relationships.

Teen Abuse in Relationships


Workshops would cover:-


➢What is abuse in a relationship?
➢Why would someone be abusive?
➢The impact of being in an abusive relationship – the here and now & into the future.
➢What should I do?
➢What to do if someone tells you that they are in an abusive relationship?
➢Who can you talk to?
These workshops are available to secondary schools, youth clubs and any organisation working with young people.

For further information please contact us.

Men who Foster

This training is available as a one-off training or can be completed over three or four short sessions over a period of 12 months. Please contact us if you need any further information.

Men who Foster


This training is provided to male foster carers and will provide them with the following learning outcomes:-


➢ Sharing and discussing their experiences of being a male foster carer
➢ Identifying the challenges of being a male foster carer and how to overcome these
➢ Highlighting and recognising the rewards of being a male foster carer
➢ Being a positive male role model to looked after children
➢ Explaining the type of negative male role models the looked after children have been exposed to
➢ The impact of the above on looked after children
➢ How to assist looked after children to be more secure and to ensure that they experience a positive male role model

The above training is available as a one-off training or can be completed over three or four short sessions over a period of 12 months.  Please contact us if you need any further information.

Paul Jones is an Independent Social Worker with experience of working with looked after children and foster carers.  He has extensive experience of supporting, supervising and assessing foster carers for local authorities.

Fostering Assessments

Fostering Assessments


Paul Jones is an Independent Social Worker who can carry out independent fostering assessment in regards to:- 

➢  Form F (Fostering Wales) BAAF 

➢ Connected Person / Family and Friends Assessment 

➢ Viability Assessment 

➢ Special Guardianship Order

Parenting Skills

Paul Jones is able to provide parenting skills on a one to one basis with parents, grandparents, adoptive parents or foster carers.

Parenting Skills


Paul Jones has completed the Incredible Years facilitator training and has facilitated many parenting groups for Social Services Department and the NSPCC. Paul has also completed the comprehensive EPAS Parenting Training from CAMHS.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Courses


  • £189.24
  • 14/11/2018 09:30 - 14/11/2018 15:30
  • Ty Menai, Bangor, Gwynedd, UK

Course Aim – To provide the participants with the skills and knowledge to understand how to safeguard children and young people from harm. Learning Outcomes - ➢ A greater understanding of the child protection process and system. ➢ How to identify the signs and symptoms of domestic abuse. ➢ How to manage disclosures of abuse. ➢ To be able to identify disguised compliance in parents involved with Social Services. ➢ The signs and symptoms of child sexual exploitation. ➢ How to identify illness that is fabricated. Trainer Details – Paul Jones is an Independent Social Worker with extensive experience of working for Social Services, NSPCC and secondary schools. To secure your place please contact us by email or book your place through the Eventbrite link. Lunch will be provided.

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  • £189.24
  • 17/10/2018 09:30 - 17/10/2018 15:30
  • Y Galeri, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Course Aim – To provide the participants with the skills and knowledge to understand how to safeguard children and young people from harm. Learning Outcomes - ➢ A greater understanding of the child protection process and system. ➢ How to identify the signs and symptoms of domestic abuse. ➢ How to manage disclosures of abuse. ➢ To be able to identify disguised compliance in parents involved with Social Services. ➢ The signs and symptoms of child sexual exploitation. ➢ How to identify illness that is fabricated. Trainer Details – Paul Jones is an Independent Social Worker with extensive experience of working for Social Services, NSPCC and secondary schools. To secure your place please contact us by email or book your place through the Eventbrite link. Lunch will be provided.

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  • 02/08/2018 13:30 - 02/08/2018 16:00
  • Gorwel, Llangefni

Course Aim – An introduction to the Caring Dads programme and to discuss appropriate service users to be referred. Caring Dads is devoted to ensuring the safety and well being of children through working with fathers who have abused and neglect their children or expose them to abuse of their mothers. Caring Dads is a child centred programme. The Caring Dads program focuses on:- ➢ Helping men recognise attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours that support healthy and unhealthy father-child relationships. ➢ Develop skills for interacting with children in healthy ways. ➢ Appreciate the impact on children of controlling, intimidating, abusive and neglectful actions including witnessing domestic violence. To reserve your space on the above course please contact us on 01248 750903 or gorwel@gorwel.org or through Eventbrite.

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  • 02/08/2018 09:30 - 02/08/2018 12:00
  • Galeri, Caernarfon

Course Aim – An introduction to the Caring Dads programme and to discuss appropriate service users to be referred. Caring Dads is devoted to ensuring the safety and well being of children through working with fathers who have abused and neglect their children or expose them to abuse of their mothers. Caring Dads is a child centred programme. The Caring Dads program focuses on:- ➢ Helping men recognise attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours that support healthy and unhealthy father-child relationships. ➢ Develop skills for interacting with children in healthy ways. ➢ Appreciate the impact on children of controlling, intimidating, abusive and neglectful actions including witnessing domestic violence. To reserve your space on the above course please contact us on 01248 750903 or gorwel@gorwel.org or through Eventbrite.

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  • 01/04/2018 09:00
  • TBC

Prevention work with young people regarding what is abuse in relationships.

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  • 01/04/2018 09:00
  • TBC

This training is available as a one-off training or can be completed over three or four short sessions over a period of 12 months. Please contact us if you need any further information.

Read More
  • 01/04/2018 09:00
  • TBC

Paul Jones is an Independent Social Worker who can carry out independent fostering assessment in regards to:- ➢ Form F (Fostering Wales) BAAF ➢ Connected Person / Family and Friends Assessment ➢ Viability Assessment ➢ Special Guardianship Order

Read More
  • 01/04/2018 09:00
  • TBC

Paul Jones is able to provide parenting skills on a one to one basis with parents, grandparents, adoptive parents or foster carers.

Read More
  • 01/04/2018 08:00
  • TBC

The aim of this course is to provide the participants with the skills, strategies and knowledge to work with male perpetrators of Domestic Abuse.

Read More

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