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Code: SGC/21/0602 EYFS Reforms 2021 for SCHOOLS: Communication and Language

There will be an opportunity to discuss the changes in greater depth and what this means for you as practitioners.
Tuesday 11th May: Communication and Language
• Listening, attention and understanding and Speaking

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1 11 May 2021 16:00 - 17:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/0634 EYFS Reforms 2021: Workshop for Early Years Providers - PSED

There will be an opportunity to discuss the changes in greater depth and explore curriculum development within each area of learning.

Tuesday 11 May 2021 – PSED
• Self Regulation, Managing Self, Building Relationships

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1 11 May 2021 18:30 - 20:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/0169 FCSG: Geographical area 1- Almondsbury, Cam, Olveston, Rudgeway, Thornbury, Berkeley.


The Purpose for the support groups



We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.

There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.

Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.

Sometimes there will be speakers and topics as requested by the group, this will hopefully make it as relevant to your fostering as you like.

These sessions should be recorded on your Personal Development Plan (PDP).

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1 11 May 2021 19:00 - 20:30 TBC Map

Code: SGC/21/0111 Launch Pad Session 5: Dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers including Special Guardians


What is it? This is a new dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers, Including Special Guardians
Why are we running it? We recognise that your situation is very different to that of main stream foster carers. The new role that you find yourself in now, is often not a pathway you may have planned on taking. Unlike foster carers, you are thrown in at the deep end without having had a course to prepare you for what lies ahead, and how ‘The System’ works. This course aims to do that as well as recognise the particular difficulties that you as ‘Kinship Carers’, whatever your role, face.
How will it run? There will be six sessions, each lasting approximately 2-2.5 hours, which will take place over the course of a year. It is hoped that you will attend all six, but as new carers arrive, they can join the programme at any stage.

The sessions will be led in the main by Social workers from our team. There will be light refreshment of tea and coffee provided at each session, but it would be rather nice if we could take it in turns to bring and share some food. The first session will be catered for, but we will discuss how this works for future sessions at the end of our first meeting.

This session will focus on Attachment

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1 11 May 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/0523 Manual Handling - Refresher (Afternoon)



Acorn Health & Safety have recently revised their guidance regarding the wearing of face masks. From 1st August 2020, it will be mandatory to wear face masks during practical elements of the course however delegates may choose to wear the mask throughout the course.

This applies to our First Aid and Manual Handling courses, where 2m social distancing cannot be maintained.

If you are attending any of our courses, please can you ensure you bring your own 3 ply face mask. Fabric masks and face coverings are not acceptable for practical elements.



This half day course is an annual refresher for individuals working in adult social care settings where they have responsibilities for moving people. This course will enable you to build on your existing knowledge and practice. Delegates will be expected to demonstrate how they move people and share knowledge through working on scenarios. This course is designed to be a refresher for anyone working in adult social care with responsibilities for moving people and attendees. Delegates from partner agencies will need to evidence that they have attended a manual handling course in the previous 18 months. Please make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear as there is a practical aspect to this training.

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1 11 May 2021 13:30 - 16:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/21/0519 Manual Handling - Refresher (Morning)


Acorn Health & Safety have recently revised their guidance regarding the wearing of face masks. From 1st August 2020, it will be mandatory to wear face masks during practical elements of the course however delegates may choose to wear the mask throughout the course.

This applies to our First Aid and Manual Handling courses, where 2m social distancing cannot be maintained.

If you are attending any of our courses, please can you ensure you bring your own 3 ply face mask. Fabric masks and face coverings are not acceptable for practical elements.



This half day course is an annual refresher for individuals working in adult social care settings where they have responsibilities for moving people. This course will enable you to build on your existing knowledge and practice. Delegates will be expected to demonstrate how they move people and share knowledge through working on scenarios This course is designed to be a refresher for anyone working in adult social care with responsibilities for moving people and attendees. Delegates from partner agencies will need to evidence that they have attended a manual handling course in the previous 18 months. Please make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear as there is a practical aspect to this training.

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1 11 May 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/21/0285 MCA Training Programme - Module 2: Complex Best Interest Decisions - Zoom Webinar


PLEASE FIND ATTACHED YOUR HANDOUTS AND ZOOM INVITE WITH INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE KEEP SAFE.


South Glos Council employees must request a Zoom Licence from ICT by logging a support ticket (Intranet Home Page, under ICT)




Please note you have to do this training programme in order.

Test your knowledge before you attend the training (SGC employees only)! https://adults.ccinform.co.uk/knowledge-hubs/supported-learning-tools/

South Gloucestershire Council has launched a new interactive training programme that gives Health and Social Care Workers the skills, knowledge, confidence and practice to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is made up of interactive learning workshops. The new skills and knowledge gained from the workshops are then applied in the workplace and you will send us evidence. You'll be given feedback as you acheive the required good practice and compliance standard of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is designed for Care Provider managers, Social Worker and Occupational Therapy staff and managers, nurses and all other professionals working in health and social care. You can select from a series of modules as relevant to your job which are listed below.

How the programme works -
You attend a module workshop
You then submit evidence of what you have learned in the workplace (usually within six weeks)
You receive feedback which may be shared with your employer.

Once you have achieved the required standard for compliance and good practice in line with the MCA code of practice you will be awarded a certificate for that module.

Continuing Professional Development
This programme can be used by Social Workers as a basis for Accredited Learning under the South Gloucestershire Council/ University of the West of England Integrated Professional Development Programme

The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 11 May 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0810 Personal Reactions to Change Workshop (Public Health staff) SGC staff only

A workshop for staff who are dealing with change, whether that’s service reviews, changes in work processes or any of the other ways in which change manifests itself. We look at reactions to change, why we might be responding as we are, and how we can think through situations and choose our mindset.

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1 11 May 2021 14:00 - 17:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/0541 Undertaking Safeguarding Enquiries (Adults)

This half-day training course is part of the Safeguarding Adults Board's suite of multi-agency courses.

This training is aimed at all those who need to know how to carry out an Adult Safeguarding Enquiry effectively when asked to do so by the local authority. It is an interagency session and offers opportunity for care providers agencies to confidently use the mechanism of caused enquiries. 

Delegates will find that the course builds on the broader content covered in the SABs 1-day multi-agency “Managing Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults” training programme.

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1 11 May 2021 09:30 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map