Paul Jones - Independent Social Worker registered since 2005
(During this pandemic Paul Jones is still able to provide all his services by using online systems)

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

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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.

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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.


We are pleased to announce that we are now able to provide Caring Dads sessions online.

We aim to start a new group on the 7th September 2020. Interviews for suitable fathers will take place in August 2020.

Please contact us for further information if you wish to refer a father.




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:-


Our Caring Dads Blog in partnership with Caring Dads Canada



 Caring Dads Team – Paul Jones & Gwyneth Williams Together with North Wales Police and the North Wales Police Comissioner.

Caring Dads Team – Paul Jones & Gwyneth Williams
Together with North Wales Police and the North Wales Police Comissioner.


Since 2006 Gorwel has been providing services to women, men and children dealing with domestic abuse in Ynys Môn, North Wales, UK. Gorwel offers various services such as floating support in the community, Independent Domestic Abuse Adviser and two refuges at secret locations providing emergency accommodation for women and their children
escaping from domestic abuse.

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We have been facilitating Caring Dads groups since 2013 working across four counties in
North Wales. Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire and Ynys Môn. We aim to facilitate four groups every year. The group is very popular with statutory agencies referring to us –Children Services, CAFCASS, Probation and self referrals from fathers.

Gorwel is able to provide a holistic approach to the family in providing a service to everyone in the family – the mother, the children and the father.

All our groups are facilitated bilingually through the medium of Welsh and English.



Together making positive difference in lives, families and communities

Together making positive difference in lives, families and communities

Training feedback from the families

 Testimonials from Dads 

“In the beginning I thought it was all a waste of my time and I didn’t see the point in  going.But after a few sessions I felt that I was learning from the programme, especially in   regards to the impact of the children seeing domestic abuse”.

  “My little girl has altered a lot and is a very happy girl. Little tips I have  gained from the programme have really helped – like the importance of playing, listening and praising her”.

“I’ve learnt so much from Caring Dads, how to show my stepchild love and to cherish her more. I’ve learnt restraint and not to fly of the handle so much and try and see it from the child’s point of view. I’m a lot calmer and more forgiving when I see her now”.

“The programme helped me to understand what I witnessed as a child (domestic violence) has impacted me and how I behave with my own family today”.

Testimonials from Mothers

“He struggled at the beginning because he didn’t think he needed to be on the programme. But he seemed to relax as the sessions have gone on. He will now talk about the sessions with me and tell me what he has learnt. I don’t think he had realised the impact his behaviour had on our children and myself.”

“He is now much calmer with me. He now wants to spend more quality time with the
children. He likes taking them swimming and for days out”.

“Since has been attending the programme we argue less, he will open up more about how he
is feeling. He doesn’t seem as frustrated as before. He is now supporting me more with the children. I think he now sees why Social Services were concerned about us.

               


For more information about the programme, you can also visit https://www.pauljonesisw.co.uk/caring-dads-programme 

or

 http://www.grwpcynefin.org/en/home/

Advanced Safeguarding Children Training for Education Staff

Advanced Safeguarding Children Training for Education Staff


Advanced Safeguarding Children Training for Education Staff
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.

"A very informative course delivered in a friendly and relaxed way. Paul's wealth of experience was obvious and because of his expertise, he was able to advise us on a wide range of issues that we were unsure of. Course notes were incredibly useful, especially so for feeding back to colleagues at school. Being relatively new to safeguarding, I now feel far more confident about dealing with disclosures and concerns. A very worthwhile course - thank you Paul!".
Lucy Kelman, Ysgol Pen y Bryn, Colwyn Bay

“I did the Advanced Safeguarding Children with Paul and found the training to be extremely useful. It was an excellent opportunity to gain further insight into the area of Safeguarding, and ask Paul many questions that he was able to answer due his wealth of experience. Paul also supplied many valuable documents around the area of Safeguarding which I found to be very useful”.
Amy Carter, Bangor Independent School.

Next training will be in the Y Galeri, Caernarfon on the 9th October 2019 – see below to secure your place:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uwch-hyfforddiant-diogelu-plant-addysg-advanced-safeguarding-training-y-galeri-caernarfon-091019-tickets-58931360285

Supporting Pupils with Mental Health Problems

Supporting Pupils with Mental Health Problems


Course Aim:-
The course has been designed to convey a number of key values and principles in relation to identify the issues of mental health in young people and to provide early intervention and prevention.

Learning Outcomes:-

  • To be able to identify the signs of symptoms of various mental health issues in young people
  • To gain confidence in providing early intervention and prevention in relation to self-harming and suicidal thoughts.
  • Challenge the myths about why young people self-harm.
  • The impact of internet, social media has on young people’s mental health.
  • Being clear about boundaries and when and how to break confidentiality.
  • Understand when to signpost or refer the young people to various support agencies.


- All training are facilitated over Zoom. A Zoom invite will be sent to you by email nearer the date.

- It is possible to pay for your place by an official order.

- It is possible to contact me directly to organise a training event exclusive for your school.

Support Pupils who have Witnessed Domestic Violence

Support pupils who have witnessed domestic violence


Learning Outcomes:-

  • Understand what is domestic abuse.
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of domestic abuse.
  • An awareness of the new legislation - Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015.
  • How to manage disclosures of domestic abuse.
  • The impact of children witnessing domestic abuse.


- All training are facilitated over Zoom. A Zoom invite will be sent to you by email nearer the date.

- It is possible to pay for your place by an official order.

- It is possible to contact me directly to organise a training event exclusive for your school.

Safeguarding Children with Disabilities

Further information to follow...

Supporting Pupils who are Looked After

Further information to follow...

Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015

Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015


Learning Outcomes:-

Following the completion of this training you will be able to:-
  • Introduction to the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015.
  • Understand what violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence is.
  • Recognise the signs of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
  • Understand your role in tackling violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Paul Jones has recently provided this training directly to the staff of Anglesey County Council.

                            







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

Courses


  • £187.14
  •  09/10/2019 09:30 - 09/10/2019 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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  •  24/07/2019 13:30 - 24/07/2019 15:30
  •   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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  •  25/04/2019 10:00 - 25/04/2019 12:00
  •   Llandudno Junction LL31 9NS, UK

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

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

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  •  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.

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