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Code: SGC/21/0831 Children's Services - Good Practice Workshop. Assessments

These workshops are for South Glos Council Integrated Childrens Services staff only, i.e. who come into contact with young people and families. This includes managers who have responsibility for supervision, policy and decision-making.
The aim is to build good practice across children and young people's services, both challenging and supporting front line practitioners to be clear about what good practice looks like. There will be a focus on examples of good practice and support to staff to self evaluate their own practice against these examples. The aim is for everyone to share and learn from the things that went well, not so well, and what people would do differently to improve things.

Contact:  helen.moore@southglos.gov.uk


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1 19 May 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/0505 Emergency First Aid - (Care Futures Staff Only) (EVENT FULL)


As of 1st August, we are making changes to our first aid training in line with further guidance and awarding body advice. This will be the following:

All participants attending any of our First Aid training courses will be required to bring a 3 ply face mask, fabric masks / scarves will not be acceptable

This mask will be mandatory to wear for all practical elements of the training, but is optional for the theory portion of the course

This is a one day course for participants to develop the skills necessary to provide emergency first aid to someone who has an accident or suddenly becomes ill at work. Participants will be trained and assessed during the course in order to receive a certificate. Please note - you will be required to complete 3 practical assessments and a multiple choice test. You need to bring Photo ID eg passport, driving licence. If these are not available please bring your Work ID with photo If you require assistance with reading/writing please let the use know prior to the start of the course.

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1 19 May 2021 09:15 - 16:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/21/0173 FCSG: Support Group for carers caring for children with additional needs.


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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1 19 May 2021 19:00 - 21:00 TBC Map

Code: SGC/21/0641 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Awareness (Virtual Training)



PLEASE FIND ATTACHED YOUR  ZOOM INVITE - PLEASE KEEP SAFE.

South Glos Council employees must request a Zoom Licence from ICT by logging a support ticket (Intranet Home Page, under ICT)


Aim - To Equip practitioners with an understanding of their roles and responsibilities regarding issues relating to FGM and safeguarding.

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1 19 May 2021 09:30 - 13:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0139 Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery – Awareness training (EVENT FULL)

PLEASE FIND ATTACHED YOUR ZOOM INVITE AND HANDOUTS - PLEASE KEEP SAFE.

If you are a South Glos employee you must request a Zoom Licence from ICT by logging a support ticket (Intranet Home Page, under ICT)

In your work with the public, would you know how to spot the signs of human trafficking and modern slavery? - Would you know what to do about it? Did you know that public authorities have a statutory duty to notify the home office under Section 52 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015?

The training covers:

• What trafficking and slavery are
• Nature and scale of the issue – nationally, regionally, locally
• Types of trafficking and slavery and how to identify them
• Legal definitions
• Working with potential victims
• Victim and survivors perspective
• How to interview and engage with vulnerable persons, safeguarding approach
• The National Referral Mechanism – what it is and completing it
• Processes to follow and things to consider
• Your agencies responsibilities
• Case studies and practice identifying potential victims.

Please note this course is free of charge for South Glos employees and those organisations who contribute to the South Glos Safeguarding Board. For anyone else there is a £30 charge.

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1 19 May 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0582 Providing Effective Supervision (Social Care staff only) (EVENT FULL)

This will be delivered via Zoom and hosted by Jonathan Coles. You will be sent a Zoom invite nearer the time.

If you are a South Glos Council employee and don't already have a Zoom Licence, please see attached instructions.


This one day workshop is designed to allow first-line managers of social care staff to understand what makes for effective staff supervision and to explore the key strategies and skills needed to make good supervision a reality within their own staff team/workplace.

This course is relevant to all managers from social care agencies in the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors within South Gloucestershire.

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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1 19 May 2021 09:30 - 16:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0123 Raising Safeguarding Concerns - Adults (AM) (EVENT FULL)

PLEASE FIND ATTACHED YOUR HANDOUTS AND ZOOM INVITE - PLEASE KEEP SAFE.


South Glos Council employees must request a Zoom Licence from ICT by logging a support ticket (Intranet Home Page, under ICT)


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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1 19 May 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0124 Raising Safeguarding Concerns - Adults (PM) (EVENT FULL)


PLEASE FIND ATTACHED YOUR HANDOUTS AND ZOOM INVITE - PLEASE KEEP SAFE.



South Glos Council employees must request a Zoom Licence from ICT by logging a support ticket (Intranet Home Page, under ICT)


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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1 19 May 2021 13:00 - 16:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0792 Self-Care Masterclass


A 90 min learning session delivered by an expert in the field of positive psychology that will improve your understanding and enhance your work and personal life! At times of great uncertainty and stress, it is essential that we look after ourselves to the best of our ability. If we don’t look after ourselves we won’t be able to look after others. Being serious about self-care, we give others the permission and inspiration to do the same.

The purpose of this training session is to explore the fascinating world of self-care. To identify the resources we need to look after ourselves and others better. Delivered by Paul Wilson, the course contains insights from positive psychology, the latest findings from the science of wellbeing and the lasting wisdom of ancient philosophy.

What is different about the way Paul Wilson approaches and teaches about self care?

After many years in the mental health and wellbeing field, Paul came to the conclusion that most people know what general practices are good for their wellbeing. They don't usually lack information and opportunities. What they lack is capacity and inclination - so that is where he puts his attention. He focuses upon the 'self' in self-care. He gives people reasons to self-care and then he directs them towards the ways and means. He increases people's capacity and inclination to self-care by offering them perspectives and practices that can improve their self-awareness, self-compassion or self-esteem, for example. Then they are more likely to self-care.

This course is delivered via Zoom.  You will be sent a Zoom invite nearer the time.
If you are a South Glos employee you must request a Zoom Licence from ICT by completing a virtual conference requests form(Intranet Home Page, under ICT)

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1 19 May 2021 14:00 - 15:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0773 Wellbeing Coaching - South Glos staff only (Emma Ford)

These 50 minute coaching sessions with coaches will assist council staff in coming up with strategies and action plans to maintain and build their wellbeing and resilience. Unlike counselling which provides a safe space to explore worries and concerns, these confidential coaching sessions will help staff come up with individual plans to help them build their resilience, understand what they can do to enhance their wellbeing and overcome current and future obstacles. There are activities and exercises that wellbeing coaches can also give people to work through in their own time if they would find it useful.

Please note these sessions will be delivered by skype or telephone.  Your coach will contact you to confirm the best method for you.

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1 19 May 2021 09:30 - 10:30 Skype/Telephone Map