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Code: SGC/20/302 Assessment Tools to Celebrate Progress and Support Children with SEND (cf) (Cancelled)

This course is aimed at SENCOs and the key persons who are supporting children with a different developmental pattern.

“… ongoing assessment is an integral part of the learning and development process. It involves practitioners observing children to understand their level of achievement, interests and learning styles and then shape learning experiences for each child reflecting those observations.” (EYFS 2.1)

This course will look at best fit judgements from quality observations to track children with SEND using different assessment tools.

You will have an opportunity to explore different tracking and assessment tools which will celebrate progress and support the tracking of children with SEND on the EYFS developmental map. We will discuss the use of different assessment tools which you can use for a wide range of purposes.

It is important to note that the majority of our early years courses are subject to a ‘no-show’ policy. Payments made for chargeable courses are non-refundable unless cancellation is received at least five working days prior to the start of the course. For centrally funded courses, if a delegate fails to attend, or fails to cancel at least five working days prior to the start of the course, the setting will be invoiced for a no-show charge – this charge will be £30 if the course is 3 hours or less, or £50 if the course is more than 3 hours.
By booking on to any course directly run by the Early Years Team there is an assumption that you accept the terms and conditions of the no-show policy.

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1 16 September 2020 09:15 - 12:15 To Be Advised Map

Code: SGC/20/0710 Bitse Size Learning - Lying and Stealing Part 1 (Cancelled)

This series of bite size learning sessions, is aimed at giving you further information on topics that you may or may not be familiar with. 

We have a range of subjects on offer as well as different speakers; including foster carers, social workers, GP’s, Clinical Psychologists, Specialist Mental Health Clinician, contributing to most of the sessions.
It is also very much a session for you to be able to ask questions, in order to better understand a topic, or have queries answered. 

Sessions will run from 10:00 to 12:30/13:00 , or 18:30 – 21:00 if this is an evening course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 September 2020 09:30 - 12:00 TBC Map

Code: SGC/20/1343 Discrimination Training: South Glos Council HR Teams

This 1-day training programme is specifically for employees in the council's HR teams (Casework and Change Team, and Integra).
The training will:

* Raise delegates’ awareness around discrimination in general. It will incorporate information on all types of discrimination, but have a major focus on disability discrimination.

* Focus on managing HR casework, including relevant recent case law that impacts on HR practice and decision-making in this area.

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1 16 September 2020 10:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/20/125 Equality and Diversity (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

This one day course looks at how to make sure that equality and diversity is at the heart of everything we do. It covers how to deal with day-to-day issues as well as what you can do to promote equality of opportunity in a planned way. Standard charge for this course is £70. There is a £10 charge for council employees to attend this course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 September 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0852 Launch Pad Session 5: Dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers including Special Guardians (Cancelled)

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 16 September 2020 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/20/1015 Making Safeguarding Personal (Qualified Social Workers & OTs, Senior Practitioners, Team Managers only) (EVENT FULL)

This 3-hour webinar is specifically for all council-employed Adult Social Care practitioners: Social Workers, OTs, Senior Practitioners, Team & Service Managers.
It is a “core” internal training course which builds on and complements the existing multi-agency Safeguarding Adults training programmes that provide a foundation of knowledge and skills.

The course will enable all adult social care practitioners in South Glos Council to:

1. Update their understanding of the legal duties and principles in relation to safeguarding adults (e.g. within the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act).

2. Increase their confidence to work to national and local expectations and processes for safeguarding adults.

3. Refresh and refine their skills and knowledge around working with risk, effective decision-making and communication to promote confidence in adult safeguarding.

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1 16 September 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/20/1277 Managers’ Menopause Awareness webinar

A two hour webinar for managers, hosted by Talking Menopause, providing you a safe space to learn more about menopause and some of the solutions to symptoms.

The headcount for January 2018 showed there were 3175 people employed by South Gloucestershire Council* of which 1264, or 40%, were women of menopausal or perimenopause age

- Are you giving women the confidence to be open about their menopausal challenges?
- Are you taking responsibility for the health, safety and wellbeing of menopausal employees?
- How can you support women on their menopausal journey to ensure productivity levels are
- Menopause at work affects men as well as women!

Around 3.5 million women aged over 50 years are currently employed in the UK and studies have shown that at least 50% of women have reported finding work somewhat or fairly difficult due to their symptoms of menopause. The menopause is a life event, not an illness, and around 80% of women in the UK have symptoms and 25% of these have severe symptoms. Over 75% of women do not realise their symptoms are due to the menopause.

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1 16 September 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/20/387 Manual Handling - Induction (EVENT FULL)

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 (Please see examples of approved mask style below). Fabric masks and face coverings are not acceptable for practical elements.

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 16 September 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/20/1099 Mental Health First Aid - Adults (Online) (EVENT FULL)

You must provide a postal address, as well as your e-mail address, in order to register for this course which is delivered via the MHFA England Online Learning Hub.  Please e-mail these details to who will forward to our contact at Bristol Mind so they can register you.

The programme consists of 4 x instructor-led live sessions and 4 x individual learning sessions. You must complete all of these in order to receive your certificate. You cannot swap between programmes.

The MHFA online course is delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub which is an integrated learning platform. Learners will be able to access, interact with, and complete their learning modules for both their individual learning and instructor-led live sessions. Once a learner is confirmed as a delegate on their course they will receive an invitation with a link to the Online Learning Hub as well as login details. The delegates will be able to access the course materials via the Online Learning Hub from once the course is fully set and delegates registered, until a month after the course has completed.

They will also have access to the printed Adult MHFA Manual, Workbook and ALGEE card to refer to at any time, including before, during, and after the course. The MHFA England Online Learning Hub works best when learners use Google Chrome as their internet browser. However, the hub can be used on Firefox and Edge, provided they are the most up to date versions of these browsers. The Online Learning Hub is compatible with Apple Mac, although not yet with Safari (coming soon). To ensure the best learning experience, MHFA England do not currently recommend connecting via tablet/iPad. Delegates will be invited to join the live sessions approximately 15min before the Instructor Member starts the course. During this time, the instructor will make introductions and take delegates through what they need to do to get settled, including ensuring the technology is working correctly.
If a delegate has an accessibility requirement - any accessibility needs are captured when the delegate registers for a course and this will be shared with their Instructor Member. The instructor will then contact the delegate ahead of the course to chat through and agree any adjustments that will support their learning experience.

COSTS: £160 for those outside South Glos

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 September 2020 10:30 - 12:30 Online Learning Map
2 18 September 2020 10:30 - 13:00 Online Learning Map
3 22 September 2020 14:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
4 24 September 2020 10:30 - 12:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/20/1231 VIRTUAL Disadvantaged Groups Network (EVENT FULL)

This network meeting will be held virtually.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 September 2020 18:30 - 20:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map