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A training package has been developed to temporarily replace and fulfil the aims and objectives of one day face to face Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection course.
The package includes a remote distance learning element supplemented by a 4 hour online trainer led session.
The training is organised by South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board Training Group and is targeted at all staff from all agencies who are working directly with children, or adults who are parents. Effective child protection depends not only on reliable and accepted procedures for all staff involved with children, but also on their skills, knowledge and judgement and the ability to work together co-operatively. Staff with lead roles in child protection require specialised training in order to carry out their work with abused children and families. Please note it is recommended to leave a minimum of 3 months between attending Inter Agency Child Protection and Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection.

Requirements for training:

Participants must be provided with protected time, in an environment free from all work-related duties and distractions to successfuly complete the training.
Participants require access to a camera and microphone to be able to fully engage in the session.
On the day of training, should the above requirements not be possible, participants should rebook for a different date when they are able to meet the requirements, failure to full engage in the session may result in non-issue of certificate and a request to repeat the training session.

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1 02 November 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/1107 Celebrating Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Discussion Group for EY Practitioners VIRTUAL

The Early Years team are creating an opportunity for setting practitioners, childminders and reception teaching staff, of all levels and experiences to come together and reflect upon Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the early years.

We are asking that all practitioners are made aware of this opportunity so those with a keen interest in this field are able to attend and contribute. So please exercise your power of inclusivity and ask each staff member if they would like to be a part of this.

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1 02 November 2021 18:30 - 19:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/1025 Conversations with Carers (Cancelled)

This course will explore the crucial role that carers play as a key partner of Adult Social Care. 

We will look at key data about carers, including in relation to some of the challenges that are commonly faced. You will also benefit from the opportunity to reflect on your own experiences, personal and professional, of caring and carers, and to learn from the lived experiences of carers including a guest speaker from South Gloucestershire. The Carers’ Support Centre will share their expertise in relation to working with and supporting carers over many years. Alongside colleagues, you will explore how to apply 3Cs, strengths-based approaches and legal literacy in your engagement with carers in line with South Gloucestershire Council ‘Carer Practitioner Guidance’. A key theme throughout the day will be recognising the positive impact that you, as a practitioner, can have in promoting the rights and wellbeing of carers and as a result, the wellbeing of adult(s) they care for.

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1 02 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/0965 FCSG: Parenting Teenagers Support Group

This support group has been set up specifically for carers of teenagers, who may be struggling, or would like to better cope with some of the behaviours that their young people are showing. 

The group will be facilitated by Thinking Aloud and will aim to meet once every 6 weeks during term time. The programme will very much be determined by yourselves, as this series of support groups has been set up with you in mind to meet your current needs.

It would be helpful if you could email  any particular issues that you would perhaps like covered in advance, as a more detailed programme could be drawn up ahead of the sessions, if we know what the issues are.

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1 02 November 2021 10:00 - 11:30 TBC Map

Code: SGC/21/1158 Floorbooks (For Schools)

Action Research project supporting planning and assessment in EYFS

This network is for all Teachers who are working within Reception classes or Nursery Classes in South Gloucestershire Schools.

This network will support the development of a Floorbook approach through an action research project.

• What is a Floorbook?
• Getting started using Floorbooks.
• How can Floorbooks support planning, provision and assessment?
• What is Action Research and how can this improve practice and support professional development?

Participants will be supported to systematically examine, develop, and evaluate their practice through an action research project developing the use of Floorbooks.

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1 02 November 2021 16:00 - 17:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/1257 Foster Carer Engagement Event 2nd November


7.00-7.05pm - Welcome and introductions from Nicola Hannaford

7.05-7-15pm - Message from Jo Cross

7.15-7.30pm - Feedback on Banding Criteria, Personal Development Plan and Support Groups, Jo Avery and Darryll Whitney

7.30-7.45pm - Introduce Briges App, TBC

7.45-8.00pm - Coffee Break

8.00-8.50pm – Passport to Independence, TBC

8.50-9.00pm - Closing comments and next meeting Nicola Hannaford

How to join the meeting:

On Monday 1st November, you will receive an email with the Teams Meeting link.

Anyone with a business or consumer email account can participate as a guest in Teams, with access to team chats, meetings, and screenshare.

1. Go to the meeting invite, (the email we will send you nearer to the event), and select Join Microsoft Teams Meeting.

2. That will open a webpage, where you'll see two choices: Download the Windows app or Join on the web instead. Your browser may ask if it's OK for Teams to use your microphone and camera. Be sure to allow it so you'll be seen and heard in your meeting.

3. Enter your name and choose your audio and video settings. Select Phone audio if you want to listen to the meeting on your mobile phone.

4. When you're ready, hit Join now.

5. This will bring you into the lobby. Teams will notify the meeting organiser that you are there, and someone in the meeting can then admit you. 

Protocol for running the meeting with safeguarding considerations:
1. Please arrive from 6:45pm a “presenter” will admit you from the lobby. This is to make sure that only foster carers and team members will be in the meeting.

2. When you enter, please arrive with your volume on “mute”

3. Please make sure that your name on the screen is just your first name with the first letter of your surname; for example, Catherine C or Lyn M. This is to maintain your confidentiality. You will not be admitted to the meeting without your name typed in the box because that way we make sure only people who have been invited attend. So, you have to type it in before you click “join”

4. Please always keep your video on so that we know who is “in the room”

5. Please do not use names of children during the meeting, this is to maintain their confidentiality

6. We will not be recording the meeting, please do not do so either

7. If you want to ask a question or make a comment, please type it into the “chat” function. The person who is moderating the meeting can then ask you to unmute and speak to the whole meeting

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1 02 November 2021 19:00 - 21:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/1458 Manual Handling - Refresher (Morning) Rapid Response Open course (EVENT FULL)

This half day course is an annual refresher for individuals working in adult social care settings where they have responsibilities for moving people. This course will enable you to build on your existing knowledge and practice. Delegates will be expected to demonstrate how they move people and share knowledge through working on scenarios This course is designed to be a refresher for anyone working in adult social care with responsibilities for moving people and attendees. Delegates from partner agencies will need to evidence that they have attended a manual handling course in the previous 18 months. Please make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear as there is a practical aspect to this training.

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1 02 November 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/21/0563 Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

The Mental Health First Aid England Manual that accompanies this course has to be purchased 2 weeks prior to the start date. Therefore, if you cancel within 5 working days of the course starting or you are a ‘no show’ on the day, then your organisation will be charged £25 for the Manual + £4 P&P.

Mental Health First Aid is the help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before professional help is obtained.

Mental Health First Aid does not teach people to be therapists. However, it does teach people how to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems, how to provide initial help and how to guide a person towards appropriate help.

The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in promoting positive emotional and mental health.

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1 02 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 03 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0348 Raising awareness of Child Exploitation - A Contextual Safeguarding Approach



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

This is a one day course that raises practitioners awareness to what child sexual exploitation is, what child criminal exploitation is and county lines. It will give practitioners an understanding of what signs to look out for, what contextual safeguarding is and how we are trying to tackle exploitation.

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1 02 November 2021 09:30 - 13:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/1285 Remote Recruitment (ICS Managers Only) (Cancelled)

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As the recruiting manager you’re at the centre of the process, driving the process to recruit the best person to meet your job needs. You have the insight and knowledge of how the role fits into the overall team, and what is needed to effectively perform this. This webinar will give you an understanding of good the skills required in remote recruitment and selection. It will include advert writing, candidate attraction, using CVs in selection and the council’s new recruitment system. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss how remote recruitment differs from face to face recruitment in terms of shortlisting and interviewing and gain advice on your own recruitment practices. We will also cover unconscious bias and how to promote equality within recruitment.

Please note; There is important pre-course work with activities to work through before you attend this webinar, this should take approximately 90 minute. Details of which will be in the joining instructions. Please read these thoroughly and get in touch with the course tutor if you have any questions.

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1 02 November 2021 09:30 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map