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Code: SGC/19/049 Butterflies and Bees (EVENT FULL)

‘Butterflies and Bees’ This course follows on from 'Why and How?' Attachment and Emotional Health for Young People Looked After. This course will run From January to March 2019, dates TBC A training course designed to support foster carers, adopters and special guardians in developing their ability and confidence to respond therapeutically to the children in their care. This in-depth course is a key intervention from the Thinking Aloud team, designed to help you as carers develop your ability to support the children in your care. We will cover topics such as attachment and trauma, as well as consider different behaviours that might be difficult to manage within the home. We will spend some time thinking about your responses to difficulties in your relationships with the young people in your care, and discover and practice a range of practical techniques to improve their and your wellbeing. Please note that priority may need to be given to certain carers identified by the Family Placement and/or Thinking Aloud Team.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
2 22 January 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
3 29 January 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
4 05 February 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
6 26 February 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
7 05 March 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
8 12 March 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
9 19 March 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
10 26 March 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map

Code: SGC/19/136 Committee Support Network (cf) (Cancelled)

As an Officer of the Committee, do you fully understand the roles and responsibilities of a voluntary organisation? Do you know about the VLE and the information available to you? Are you confident that you can recruit replacements when your time as a Committee Officer is up?

This support network is an informal opportunity for Officers of the Committee to get together and network with others in a similar role, to learn from each other’s experiences, to discuss common issues, and to start to plan for future succession.

Managers and leaders of committee run settings: This network is essential for your committee members to attend.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2019 19:00 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/18/002 Getting to the Truth

This course is for South Glos Council INTEGRATED CHILDREN'S SERVICES Staff only. Investigating any safeguarding issue is the classic search for the truth, and building evidence is essential. Some people have hidden agendas and mislead, some people construct lies to avoid scrutiny. How then do we teach staff to identify and capture lies? What strategies do we have to challenge lying behaviour and also maintain working relationships?

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/18/012 Making Every Contact Count (EVENT FULL)

Making Every Contact Count is an approach that uses the millions of day to day interactions that organisations and individuals have with people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing. Rather than telling people what to do Making Every Contact Count is about recognising opportunities to talk to people about their wellbeing using the skills of asking and listening. Making Every Contact Count is not intended to add to busy workloads. The course signposts to appropriate VSCE organisations and their available training

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/040 Manual Handling - Induction

This one day course provides adult social care staff who are responsible for moving people, with basic information and skills at an introductory level.The course is designed for anyone working in a care setting who are required to move people within their role. Please make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear as there is a practical aspect to this training.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/19/250 Monitoring Quality in the EYFS - for Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers (cf) (Cancelled)


This course is aimed at Deputy Headteachers, subject or middle leaders who wish to develop their understanding of the EYFS in order to strengthen their knowledge and skills in undertaking monitoring of EYFS provision within their school.

The course will explore ways in which leaders can develop their understanding of the EYFS and the important role of the leadership team in developing and enhancing the quality of EYFS provision within their school. With a mixture of discussions, practical activities and reflection on practice, participants will explore the uniqueness of the EYFS through the following:

Lesson observations
Understanding performance data
Monitoring progress and standards
Making links between the school’s development plan and the EYFS
Self-evaluation and the EYFS

There will be opportunities for those attending to bring along an aspect of their work with EYFS that they would like to share with colleagues in order to problem solve.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/019 Raising Awareness of CSE

To understand the experiences and practice issues relating to children and young people who are at risk of sexual exploitation.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2019 10:00 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/010 Raising Safeguarding Concerns - Adults (Prev Alerter)

The multi-agency South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board oversees the Joint Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults in this area. It is essential that a wide range of staff working in local authority, health and social care agencies are fully aware of the key issues in safeguarding vulnerable adults and of how the policy affects them in their front-line roles. The half-day Raising Safeguarding Concerns course is essential training for all front-line staff and managers who are involved in providing services to adults at risk and who work directly with service users. The course content is mapped to the learning outcomes in the local Safeguarding Adults Training Standards (published Dec 2017) as well as to relevant national occupational standards including the Care Certificate (Standard 10). Course attendance is monitored by the Safeguarding Adults Board.

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2019 13:15 - 16:15 Kingswood Civic Centre Map