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Code: SGC/24/0084 Court Skills - Adult Social Care (South Glos Internal Employees)

This is a half-day workshop specifically designed for practitioners in the council's adult social care division.

It aims to give an overview of
• court room etiquette and processes.
• recording techniques for the recording of essential evidence
• key court forms , providing a guide to completion of the Court of Protection forms to increase worker skills and confidence in writing court documents.

Delivered by Penny Cumine and Maria Sweetman

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1 20 February 2024 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0296 E-Safety for Foster Carers, Adopters and Special Guardians

Felix Lester, who is the Cyber Protect Officer in Avon and Somerset Police, is going to come and deliver a presentation that will give an outline about apps, the risks, highlighting online offences and how they’re committed and providing advice and signposts to further support.

Proposed Content:
• Overview of online risks.
• Exploitation of children online.
• Technical protective and safety measures available.
• Top tips on starting a conversation with your child about the internet and how to work together to use the internet safely.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 February 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0365 Research in Practice: Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People

Workshop aims:

The core practice introduced and explored during this session is mentalizing as a way of professionals managing their own emotional states and connecting with children and young people through curiosity, empathy and validation. During this session participants will explore the current picture of the mental health problem, put wellbeing and mental health in context, explore intersecting identities and mental health, and how to support wellbeing. Participants will practice self-mentalizing throughout the session, through discussions and exercises as a means to contextualize these ideas and to model the approach.

Designed for: This one day session is designed for anyone who works directly with children and young people, and for those in supervision roles.

Pre-course preparation required:

Please watch this 3 minute video outlining a basic introduction to a mentalizing approach:

EYPU - What is 'Mentalization-based social work'?


Teams link:
NEW LINK: South Gloucestershire | Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People | 10:00-16:00 | 20.02.24

Please note:

  • For you to get the most out of the workshop, you are expected to complete the pre-course work in the attached Outline Programme and to bring with you the attached Participant Workbook. Please note, during the course you may be asked to access the Research in Practice website. You will need to log into or create a Research in Practice account at the start of the workshop, we recommend you create an account as soon as possible in case you have technical issues.

The live workshop will run using Microsoft Teams, to access this on the day please follow these instructions:

1. Click on the meeting link 5 minutes prior to the start time. You will join a waiting room please note, you will not be admitted into the meeting until the workshop start time.
2. Select whether you wish to join whilst sharing video, you will have the opportunity to test your audio and speakers during this step.

Attached you will find a FAQs document which should answer any technical issues. If you experience any issues accessing the pre-course preparation, please contact:

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 February 2024 10:00 - 16:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0223 Supporting People with Dementia using Positive Approaches (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

This training session is appropriate for everyone who works in social care settings who interact, communicate with and support people who have dementia.

This day is an updated version of the course entitled, ‘Connecting with People with Dementia.’ The facilitators believe people who have completed the previous course would benefit from attending this course too, as it has been adapted to incorporate Positive Approaches to CareTM. The core principle of PACTM is that as carers, we need to change our approach in order to understand how it feels to be living with the challenges and learn techniques to support people in a person centred way.

The day introduces Positive Approaches to CareTM and will enable participants to develop their understanding and skills in order to provide person centred support to people who have dementia.

The standard charge for this course is £103.50 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 20 February 2024 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0423 Teams Training for Property Services 04 (Badminton Road Room 0010)

Training session targeting Microsoft Teams.

We will be looking at what Microsoft Teams is, how we can use it within the council, understanding our way around it and also addressing any concerns that anyone may have around Teams, in order to better increase understanting and confidence with using it.

Taking place in Badminton Road Room 0010

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 February 2024 14:00 - 15:30 Badminton Road Offices Map