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 Learning and Development Opportunities

Girls and Autism 

Target Audience: All mainstream primary and secondary teachers PPST and PSA staff supporting children in PKC school

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Date and Time: 22 February 2022 - 3.30pm - 5.15pm 


Presenter:  Karen Paton and Michelle Calder; Outreach support teachers


Aims and outcomes:  Briefly explain Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Raise awareness of the difference of females. Highlight the key areas that challenge females – mainstream schools.  Consider adaptations of known strategies to support ASD in the mainstream. Capture and share the female perspective and other sources of information.

Enhanced understanding of the presentation of Autism in girls. Better identification, recognition and support for girls within mainstream schools.  Gain ability and confidence to support girls with Autism through learning about their own perspective. 

ASD and ADHD with a focus on anxiety, depression, social isolation and sensory sensitivities

Target Audience: All mainstream primary and secondary teachers PPST and PSA staff supporting children in PKC school

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Date and Time: 15 March 2022 - 3.30pm - 5.15pm


Presenter: Michelle Calder and Karen Paton - Outreach support teacher


Aims:  Explore the complex presentation of ASD/ADHD in mainstream classrooms across both primary and secondary schools.  Deepen knowledge and understanding of three strands; anxiety and depression, sensory overload and social isolation.  Enrich our toolkits in order to support and manage these challenges.


To book onto the courses above

If you are a PKC Employee - Log onto My View with your pay number and password 

If you are a Partner Provider or External to PKC -You will need to complete the course application form which must be emailed to

Course Application For - Click Here (Please do not use if you are a PKC Employee)


Essential Protecting People E-Learning Modules

Perth and Kinross Council has developed a suite of three Essential Protecting People E-Learning Modules

1 Child Protection

2 Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)

3 Adult Support and Protection

The modules are essential learning for all Perth and Kinross Council staff. All staff must complete the three modules within 12 months of commencing employment and routinely refresh their awareness by repeating the modules every two years.

Perth and Kinross Council employees require to access the modules through Learn Innovate Grow Online (LIGo) – look under Protecting People or PKC Essentials. You will need to supply your 6-digit Payroll Number and your E-Learning password.   If you are experiencing problems please contact the LIGo support team by emailing:


Inter-Agency Child Protection / GIRFEC Learning and Development Opportunities

Perth and Kinross Child Protection Committee deliver a variety of FREE Inter-Agency Child Protection and GIRFEC Learning and Development Courses throughout the year which staff / volunteers from any agency or service in Perth and Kinross can apply. All courses are delivered on an inter-agency basis to support effective partnership working within and across services.  You can find the full programme of inter-agency Child Protection and GIRFEC learning and development opportunities within the Perth and Kinross CPC & ECS Annual Inter-Agency GIRFEC and Child Protection Learning and Development Programme.  Upcoming courses are also distributed locally by flyer and placed on the ECS Learning Hub Child Protection webpage and the What's new in Child Protection? Webpage.  


Children and Families Social Work Training Opportunities

If you are organising a  staff learning and development opportunity and would like it added here, please contact the ECS Learning Hub


Learning and Development Team

The Learning and Development Team working with the Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership support teams and individuals with accredited learning, professional learning and essential learning.  Relevant learning and development opportunities for Services for Children, Young People and Families staff include Adult Support & Protection Training; Link Worker Training and the Professional Development Award in Practice Learning.  You can explore these opportunities on their website at  


Perth and Kinross Council Learn Innovate Grow (LIGo)

You can access a wide variety of online learning modules through Learn Innovate Grow Online (LIGo) – Perth and Kinross Council’s online learning platform. Here you can access modules such as: Data Protection; Self Directed Support; Protecting People; Duty of Candour; My View; Optimum; Leadership and Management Skills and Recruitment and Selection.


Staff Supervision

Research tells us that good supervision is associated with higher job satisfaction for staff and is correlated with perceived worker effectiveness amongst other things (Carpenter and Webb, 2012).   You may find the following external links helpful to support staff with supervision: 

SSSC - Step Into Leadership (Supervision Learning Resource)

IRISS - Achieving Effective Supervision


Other Useful Websites

Institute for Research and Innovation if Social Services (IRISS)

Iriss is a charitable company that promotes positive outcomes for the people who use Scotland’s Social Services, by enhancing the capacity and capability of the social services workforce, to access and make use of knowledge and research for service innovation and improvement. The IRISS Website has a variety of practice resources, case studies, research and practice insights and tools.

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works. SCIE are a leading improvement support agency and an independent charity working with adults’, families’ and children's care and support services across the UK. They also work closely with related services such as health care and housing. Visit the website at

SSSC- Learning Zone

The SSSC- Learning Zone contains a variety of resources to help support workers and employers within social services meet their responsibilities for workforce development. Resources include Child Development; Duty of Candour; Risk; Leadership and Engaging with Children and Young People. You can visit the Learning zone at

Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS)

SSKS is a website and digital library dedicated to the social services sector. You can search the library for e-books and e-journals at