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Code: SGC/19/714 Basic Drug and Alcohol Training

The Basic Drug and alcohol awareness training is aimed anyone who thinks that an increase of awareness around the effects of substances would benefit their working life.

We will include exercises on what a drug is and their effects, drugs box information (a look at some example (fake) substances) and information about them. New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) information and the problems associated with this new trend in drug use will be discussed. Participants can take a look at paraphernalia, and trends in use locally and nationally. Alcohol and identification and brief advice and how to recognise signs and symptoms of use (both drug and alcohol), signposting and referral pathways.

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1 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/159 Connecting with People who have Dementia (Cancelled)

Delegates should attend Dementia Awareness before attending this course. This session is appropriate for everyone who works in social care and whose role requires them to interact and communicate with people who are living with dementia. We consider approaches and practices that will enable us to connect effectively with people who live with dementia. 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 21 January 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/1371 Financial Budget-Holder Training: Module 1 Budget Cycle Overview, Roles & Responsibilities (Cancelled)

This is a mandatory training session for all Council Budget Holders.

Following a recent CIPFA review, a recommendation was made that all budget holders attend Finance training to recap the Council financial budget processes. Training has been split into 3 2-hour modules:

Module 1 - Process Overviews, Roles & Responsibilities
Module 2 - System and Template Training
Module 3 - Departmental specific training including Capital Processes

Module 1 will cover the following:

Introduction to Council Finances
Local Government Funding
Budget Cycle process, including Budget Setting, Budget Monitoring and Year End
Roles & Responsibilities of Budget Holders and Finance Teams including Budget Cycle, spend approval and purchase cards and contract standing orders

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1 21 January 2020 09:00 - 09:30 Badminton Road G12 Map

Code: SGC/20/030 Mental Health First Aid (EVENT FULL)

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. This course is currently free to everyone.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 22 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/074 Principles of Strength-based Practice

This training is specifically for practitioners in South Glos Council's adult social care division, i.e. Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Social Work Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Senior Practitioners etc.
Strength based approaches are not new in Adult Social Care. You will be familiar with this term and will be able to identify aspects of it in your current practice. Our starting point will be recognising the practice strengths and professional curiosity you already apply in South Gloucestershire in your work with adults and carers and enabling you to share ideas and tools with your colleagues. A strength-based approach is as much about how professionals think and feel about their role, and the individuals they work with, as it is about using new and/or different tools. It requires finding ways to share both power and responsibility with people to promote wellbeing. During the session you will have the chance to explore what this means for you and your colleagues in the challenging climate within which you are working.
Aim: To enable delegates to gain a consistent set of underpinning knowledge and to further develop skills and confidence in applying a strength-based approach in practice

Charges: This course is currently free.

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1 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/053 Signs of Safety 1 Day - Partners

A condensed version of the 2 day course - still offering the opportunity to properly explore and practice the model. Ideal for the Safeguarding Lead within a single setting, team or organisation: employees actively involved in assessments, CP Conferences, Children in Need meetings, such as Designated CP Leads in Schools, relevant operational managers or practitioners in Early Years settings, Health and the voluntary sector. Following the course those practitioners will want to think about how they then ensure others in their work-setting get a basic awareness of Signs of Safety, for example via a short internal cascade meeting for key staff etc. These 1 day workshops are provided at no charge to LSCB partner agencies. As with all LSCB run courses though, a 'no show' on the day will result in a £50 per person 'penalty' fee to the agency.

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1 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/310 The Wonderful World of Babies (cf)

This 4-part course is for Baby Room Practitioners who would like an opportunity to develop their knowledge and practice with children 0 – 2 years old.

Baby room practitioners play a key role in those very first experiences, but what should the world look like through the eyes of the babies in your care to make this start the very best for them?

This interactive and informative course will facilitate practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of babies, their unique needs, and the stages of development they typically go through. A range of thought provoking activities and discussions will inspire practitioners to reflect upon their team’s outlook on provision for babies, how this impacts babies, and ways that they can improve the experiences that they provide.

Each session will have a different focus with gap tasks and further information via a designated learning space specifically for delegates, to encourage deeper individual reflection beyond the session. Practitioners will be expected to attend all sessions to fully benefit from the course.

Session 1 – Attachment, routines and the role of the key person.
Session 2 – Understanding and supporting the prime areas of learning.
Session 3 – Practical activities which support the characteristics of effective learning.
Session 4 – Enabling your environment.

Upon completing the course a visit will be offered to all delegates to provide tailored support with embedding their knowledge into practice.



No charge for Ofsted registered South Glos settings
£150 for others
Subject to ‘no-show’ policy

NO-SHOW POLICY
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 21 January 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 25 February 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 26 March 2020 09:30 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 28 April 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/1153 Undertaking Safeguarding (Adults) Enquiries (EVENT FULL)

This half-day training course is part of the Safeguarding Adults Board's suite of multi-agency courses.

It is particularly aimed at managers/senior staff working in agencies in the local Independent, Voluntary and Private Sector, such as Residential and Nursing Homes, Community-based Providers, managers in voluntary organisations, housing-related support providers etc, who need to know how to carry out an Adult Safeguarding Enquiry effectively.
It is also therefore relevant to key practitioners in other partner organisations and sectors - especially health, as well as to local authority practitioners.

Delegates will find that the course builds on the broader content covered in the SABs 1-day multi-agency “Managing Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults” training programme.

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 January 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map