Shared Language Training
Barnardos. (2013). Shared Language Training. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/903
Shared Language Training was introduced in Barnardos to ensure that staff shared a common understanding of key terms and ideology which underpin our assessment framework which is key in achieving needs led and outcome focused services. The Shared Language Training aims to ensure a shared understanding of language and terms used in our practice within children’s services. It allows individuals to become comfortable with language and terms that inform our practice. It also aims to provide consistency across services in use of the assessment framework and improve quality. The learning objectives for the training are Understand the patterns of child development and risk & protective factors Understand needs & formulating outcomes to meet those needs Incorporate principles of needs, outcomes & services into individual assessment of children’s needs.