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Code: SGC/22/0320 Business, Bitesized! (Recruitment) NEW DATE

Business, Bitesized!  Business Support for early years providers in South Gloucestershire.

This small, bitesized, series of workshops will look at how to get the most out of your business and your staff, and supply you with tools to help you to achieve business success. Sessions are open to registered pre-schools, nurseries and childminders in South Gloucestershire.

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1 21 June 2022 19:00 - 20:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/22/0544 Conversations with Carers

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.

COST: £95

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1 21 June 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/22/1058 Emergency First Aid (SMILE Booked direct)

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 June 2022 09:15 - 16:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/22/0890 Emotion Coaching (EVENT FULL)

This training has been arranged for foster carers or those working with our children looked after.

What is emotion coaching? Emotion coaching was first introduced by John Gottman and his colleagues in the USA. Emotion coaching is about helping children to become more aware of their emotions and to manage their own feelings particularly during instances of misbehaviour. It entails validating children's emotions, setting limits where appropriate and problem-solving with the child to develop more effective behavioural strategies.

The Course will run from 12:45 to 14:30, but you will able to log into the meeting from 12:30, so that we can ensure a prompt start at 12:45

Guidance for Microsoft Teams Foster Carers Training

How to join the meeting:

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), and select Join Microsoft Teams Meeting.

2. That will open a webpage, where you'll see two choices: Download the Windows app and 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 12:30. 

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. 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 June 2022 12:30 - 14:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 05 July 2022 12:30 - 14:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/22/0104 Playful Pre-School Network

Time spent playing is never wasted …
This network is for practitioners, leaders or room leaders who would like to develop and improve their Pre-school Room environment in readiness for children to learn and have fun.

Through this network we will explore child development, new ways to support early language development and ideas to provide a rich stimulating environment that you can put into practice straight away both inside and outside.

We would like this to be a forum which meets your needs so please suggest any ideas for further focus and discussion which we can develop together.

Please come ready to play, get involved, and have fun as well as being eager to discuss and share new ideas.

“There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” (Walt Streightiff)

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1 21 June 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map

Code: SGC/22/0698 Raising Safeguarding Concerns - Adults (AM)

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 £47.50. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

We are restricting numbers from each organisation to 4 individuals per course.

If you organisation require a large number of individuals to complete this course, then it maybe possible for in house training to be organised.
Please contact with your requirements.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 June 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/22/0267 Supporting People with Dementia using Positive Approaches

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 £95 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 21 June 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/22/0250 Virtual School Keeping in Touch Days with Foster Carers - Drop in Session

The Virtual School value the time they spend with carers, and to enable this to be an even more successful partnership between school and home, would like to have more sessions available for meeting you during the course of the year.  Having listened to you, we have added two additional Virtual School Keeping in Touch Sessions titled: Drop Ins.  There is no specific focus for these sessions, rather they are a means for you to have access to the Virtual School and to raise any questions/concerns that you may have.  Equally if there are any Virtual School updates or developments, these will be shared with you at this session.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 June 2022 10:00 - 11:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/22/0941 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 June 2022 15:00 - 16:00 Skype/Telephone Map