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Code: SGC/21/0990 FCSG: Under 5's

South Gloucestershire Health Visitors, Fai Pope and Wendy Hollister, will be guests at this weeks session. They will be there really just to say hi and answer any questions you may have for them. They may also give you a little explanation as to what their new 'Health Visitor Programme 'MECSH'' is all about too.

However this support group will not be a training session as that is planned for Monday 17th January 2022.

Search "MECSH - Introduction to a new Health Visitor Programme - Training for foster carers" if you would like to reserve your place on that.

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 November 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Patchway Children's Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0869 Part 2 (Adult’s Workforce): Working With Those Who Are, Or May Be Experiencing Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control (Cancelled)

Test your knowledge before you attend the training (SGC employees only)!

This is a virtual course delivered by Sarah Wigley, commissioned on behalf of the South Glos Safeguarding Adults Board.

Suitable For: All health and social care professionals who work with individuals on an
ongoing basis who are or may be experiencing domestic abuse.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/1103 Responding to Aggressive Behaviour (Lone Working in the Community or Office) (EVENT FULL)

PLEASE NOTE: If you have already attended 'Understanding & Responding to Anger & Aggression' you do not need to attend this one.

This one day course is designed for staff and volunteers who provide a service to children and/or adults in the community where they may be working alone; in the service users own home or in office based situations, engaging with people face-to-face or on the telephone. Staff who work alone in the community and in service users own homes can be subject to angry and aggressive behaviour from their service users. Staff working in offices and One Stop Shops are required to respond to members of the public on the phone or face-to-face. It is not unusual for customers to be upset and angry when they make contact with the council. Employers have a responsibility to put systems in place to support safe working practices; training in this area is an important part of the strategy. This course focuses on how to respond calmly and communicate effectively with people in an angry or aggressive state, to maintain the safety and dignity of both the member of staff and the customer/ service user/member of the public.

The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. 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 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0183 Women in Leadership

This woman’s leadership development programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles. Women in Leadership builds confidence, informal networks and develops an understanding of women as future leaders. 

This three day programme will provide participants with an opportunity to focus on your personal and professional goals and give ongoing support to achieve them. The workshop is fun and interactive, and considers themes such as self-awareness, personal impact and influence, and leadership styles As an online course it will contain a mixture of discussions and self-study as well as essential pre-course work. It is written so people at all stages of their careers can benefit from it.

This inspiring and engaging programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers or aspiring managers and leaders and covers self-leadership, personal impact and influence as a leader and inspirational women and leadership.
Please note: This is a women only programme.

This course is free to South Gloucestershire Council staff.  For all external delegates there is a charge of £300.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 16 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
3 01 March 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map