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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are negative experiences in early life and childhood that can have an impact on health and wellbeing throughout life.
South Gloucestershire is committed to developing a co-ordinated and consistent ACE-informed approach, with a focus on recognition, prevention and early intervention and the cultural change that may be needed to support that. An ACE-informed approach is moving away from asking ‘what is wrong with you’ to asking ‘what happened to you’. It is more than just knowing about ACEs; it is using that knowledge to work together to:
- Prevent ACEs in future generations, including breaking the cycle within families
- Recognise the signs and symptoms of ACEs to enable appropriate early intervention to build resilience
- Recognise the impacts of ACEs already experienced in children and adults and help them to receive support
- Support and build resilience in communities, families and children who are at risk of exposure to ACEs
The ACE Ambassador Network includes professionals from across public sector agencies, VCSE organisations and communities, and experts by experience. As well as delivering ACE-awareness raising sessions, the network offers opportunities to share updates and best practice and to build professional relationships and support. We hope that this network will be the mechanism by which cultural change will occur.
This half day training session is for participants who have signed up to be ACE Ambassadors from a variety of settings and backgrounds. Participants will already have basic awareness of ACEs and their impacts across the life course. This session is aimed at managers or staff in any sector who work with adults or children and would like to know more about how to facilitate the culture change needed to become ACE-informed. This half-day course is FREE of charge. If you would like to find out more about joining the network but are unable to deliver training, please contact email@example.com
Participants should have been identified within their organisations as ACE Ambassadors and have notified firstname.lastname@example.org of their interest in the role prior to attending.
This one day programme is intended for any individuals from the Council and staff from all Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors working with people with Epilepsy. Non-care staff need only attend the morning session of this course. The course is a combination of interactive discussion, demonstration and practice with equipment and group work. 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 exemptionsEssential Information
YOU WILL NEED TO ATTEND THE "RAISING SAFEGUARDING CONCERNS" (previously ALERTER) COURSE BEFORE YOU ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP.
Safeguarding Adults is a high priority aspect of the social/healthcare task. The role of a manager/practitioner in ensuring that staff respond appropriately to an ‘alert’ is vital. These staff also need to be confident about their own responsibilities in safeguarding adults, and responding appropriately to concerns about a person’s safety. This 1-day course will assist managers/supervisors, Social Workers/OTs and other practitioners including in healthcare be clear about their role: how Making Safegaurding Personal impacts on it, how to conduct an interview, and how to make decisions about what to do next.
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.
Foster Talk are providing this training.
If delegates can arrive for registration at 9.30am then we will start prompt at 10am – finish will be 3pm
Course overview: This one day training course will enable participants to explore any prejudices and ‘unconscious bias’ that may exist when supervising foster carers and allow them to reflect on their own practice and how this can be improved. This training will give social workers the skills to achieve effective supervision for both hard to engage foster carers as well as those where the relationship balance of being too friendly versus professional or overly critical is sometimes difficult to obtain.
Aims and objectives:
For supervising social workers to understand their role when supervising foster carers
To refresh and remind social workers of the Regulations and the National Minimum Standards that apply
To identify factors that can distort supervision
To understand the characteristics of effective supervision and when supervision is not working well
To examine the importance of two-way professional communication
To recognise the importance of providing supportive yet challenging supervision to enable the foster carer to develop
To have the opportunity for a group discussion using case examples