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Code: SGC/23/0278 Assertiveness Skills Workshop - (Development Hub Social Workers)

At certain times, most people find it difficult to communicate honestly, directly and openly with other people. This course will help you to understand different ways of relating to other people, how to identify assertive, passive and aggressive communication and how you can communicate more positively with others. Assertiveness involves being clear about what you feel, what you need and how it can be achieved. It allows you to engage respectfully with other people, whilst also respecting your own needs and ensures that you don't feel taken advantage of through setting appropriate professional and personal boundaries.

In this course we will look at rights and responsibilities in communication, communications styles, motivation and intent in communication and the impact of assertive and non-assertive behaviour. It will give you an opportunity to think about how you relate to others and changes you can make to communicate clearly and assertively.

To be ready for the session there is some mandatory pre-course work. Please ensure that you have completed the Assertiveness Skills e-module before attending this course.

  • Please log onto the Enable website and visit Learning > Available Learning.
  • The assertiveness e-learning is within the Personal Effectiveness section.
The session will build on this and we’ll use this information during the webinar.


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1 12 January 2023 09:30 - 01:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/22/0865 Attachment, Trauma and Recovery

This workshop provides an opportunity to consider attachment theory; application and intervention; trauma theory; impact and assessment; and recovery planning and assessment. Designed with the specific aim of informing, engaging, and delivering an understanding of historical, biological, observational, cultural and neuroscience attachment…...the very core of what it is to be.
The day will set out attachment and trauma perspectives based on casework for child and family social workers, education, residential care professionals and family placement professionals, kinship and foster and adoption carers.
Drawing on child development and attachment theory the workshop will seek to assist attendees in assessing and developing attachment based interventions so that we have the professional language and the professional/personal skills and confidence in this key area of trauma recovery practice.

The workshop will be led by Richard Rose, Director of Child Trauma Intervention Services Ltd (CTIS) which seeks to engage with children affected by early life trauma and to help them achieve their full potential. Richard undertakes consultancy and training on Life Story Therapy and working with 'hard to reach' children and adolescents and develops academic training programmes in the UK and internationally. Prior to founding CTIS in 2011, Richard worked in the UK in local authority child protection and in the highly regarded residential therapeutic treatment agency SACCS, including four years as the Clinical Practice Director of the Mary Walsh Institute. Throughout his career, Richard has worked with children and their carers in out of home care and family placements, with the aim of enabling placements to become healthy and nurturing through enhanced understanding and attachment. He is the author of three books including Life Story Therapy: A new therapy for traumatised children – A model for practice, published in 2012 and Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work 2017. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University.

Link to join this session:

Meeting ID: 884 4311 0303
Passcode: 246318

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1 12 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/23/0322 Basic Clinical Skills

Seminar Room 10, L & R Building, Southmead Hospital

This half day workshop is aimed at adult social care staff in South Gloucestershire, working in domiciliary, residential and day care services (statutory sector AND IVP sector agencies) The course includes trainer presentation, discussion, and a short multiple-choice assessment at the end to check the information has been retained by participants. Relevant handouts/paperwork will be provided by the facilitator Claire Boyd, North Bristol Trust. Please note this training is held at Southmead Hospital (Learning & Research building in the Science Quarter).

This course is £50 per session for non SGC staff

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1 12 January 2023 09:00 - 12:00 Southmead Hospital Learning & Research Building Map

Code: SGC/23/0294 Overview of the Place to Live Request and Approval Process


Overview of the Place to Live Request and Approval Process:  Includes all types of placement including out of authority and unregulated

These bite size sessions are designed to provide you with an update on placement planning processes. This includes the new process that will be implemented in respect of authorisation to search for placements, matching process for placements and review of placements. In addition the training will cover the authorisation process for unregulated and unregistered placements. The sessions will be co-facilitated with IT so that you will be provided with guidance on completing the relevant steps on Mosaic.

The training is aimed at all social workers and managers who are involved in placing children in all types of placement provision to ensure that you are aware of the revised approval processes and forms that will be required in order to initiate placement searches and approvals to place children. You will be introduced to the new forms and revised processes in respect of children’s placement, ahead of implementation of the new policy.

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1 12 January 2023 10:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/22/0912 Safer Caring

This training will look at what we mean by safer caring and how to promote safe practices for those caring for children in their homes.

Please be aware that by booking onto this course you consent to your email address being shared with B&NES FPT, so that we can send a Zoom invitation to you.

The duration of this session is likely to be 5 hours, but with an hour break in the middle and short breaks after each hour.  This will be confirmed nearer the time.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 January 2023 19:00 - 21:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 19 January 2023 19:00 - 21:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map