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Code: SGC/19/1094 Autism Awareness: Day 2 Training for Social Workers

This 1-day course is specifically for social work practitioners responsible for assessing the needs of autistic adults.  

It is delivered by colleagues from Avon & Wiltshire Partnership, with high level of expertise in supporting adults with autism. 

It will include a focus on:

Issues in assessment:
Opportunity to reflect on previous assessments with autistic adults
Consider how someone with autism might be eligible (unmet) needs in each outcome area of Care Act 2014
Why some ‘able’ adults get overlooked for support
Why a good assessment is essential for autistic adults – mental health co-morbidities- anxiety/low mood/suicidal risks
Reasons why assessment may be difficult eg apparent lack of engagement, communication of needs
Impact on families and carers,
How to work with parents 

Autism and other social care law. Autism Act, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and Equality Act 

Preparing for assessment, gathering information, time requirement
Using principles of safety, clarity, precision, empathy, and low arousal
How to structure visits, assessments and reviews for autistic adults
How to build rapport and develop trust
How to alter the way you communicate
Assessing sensory needs within context of the Care Act 

Service provision:
Working with care providers and setting up placements for autistic adults
What does a good service look like?
Critically evaluating providers including specialist provision
Low level long term support methods

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1 25 February 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0720 Emergency First Aid (Broad Lane Staff)

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 25 February 2020 09:00 - 15:45 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/20/101 Epilepsy Refresher (Morning)

This half-day course is suitable for those who have previously attended the Epilepsy Awareness Training Day within the last 2 years AND only if they are responsible for administering rescue meds.
(The Joint Epilepsy Council recommends individuals named to administer rescue treatment to attend a refresher course within at least two years). Epilepsy Buccal Midazolam/ Rectal Diazepam instatus Epilepticus Refresher.
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 25 February 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/023 Health & Safety for Managers

The South Gloucestershire Council Health and Safety team is pleased to offer low cost training for those who have the responsibility to ensure a business complies with health and safety law. There is a legal requirement for all employers to appoint a competent person to take the lead in making sure a business meets its legal responsibilities (Regulation 7, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999). This is usually a manager or supervisor but can be anyone appointed into this role within a business. We recognise this can be a challenging role for those who work in small/medium sized businesses; here is an opportunity to receive accurate, honest information from the team that inspects your business. You will find we are approachable and keen to help you as much as possible. Who better to give you the answers you need? This course is for managers and supervisors. The standard charge for this course is £40 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 25 February 2020 09:15 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/057 Inter-Agency Child Protection (EVENT FULL)

Inter-Agency Child Protection. This one day training course is delivered on behalf of the South Gloucestershire Children's Partnership and is targeted at employees working directly with children and young people who have completed °single° agency Child Protection e.g. e-learning CP and is facilitated by an experienced safeguarding trainer. Safeguarding of children and young people is everybody°s responsibility. This multi-agency course is aimed at those who need to expand upon the knowledge gained from single-agency training by increasing confidence and competence in order to contribute to inter-agency assessments and to undertake an assessment of risk when required.

The course aims to give staff an opportunity to explore within a face to face, multi-agency environment, various aspects of child protection in order to enhance knowledge and awareness of the issues and the ability to respond appropriately to them. This course will also cover basic processes and procedures for making a referral to Children°s Social Care.

Those that have frontline responsibility or are the designated safeguarding lead in their establishment should also undertake Advanced Inter-Agency Child Protection training. Please note it is recommended to leave a minimum of 3 months between attending Inter Agency Child Protection and Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection.

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1 25 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0476 Parenting Teenagers Forum: Focus Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

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 25 February 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0678 Telecare Awareness

This interactive 2-hour workshop supports adult care practitioners to understand the current context around Telecare and Assistive Technology in the organisation.

It is led by internal staff with expertise to explain the relevant equipment and to demonstrate what is available for customers, so that practitioners can ensure they cover these options fully and in a knowledgeable and informed way.

It takes place at Celestine House in Yate, to enable delegates to experience at first hand the newest IP/SIM card linked lifeline equipment in the house, which enables people to make “live” test calls through to the dpeartment's control centre. South Glos Telecare have purchased some of these new units in preparation for the switch from landlines to IP connected calls which will take place by 2025.

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1 25 February 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Celestine House Map

Code: SGC/20/420 Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Session 1: The Refugee Journey

Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees: 4 half day training sessions suitable for any profession.

Following on from the previous course, we have condensed the previous five sessions into four, and are running them at a closer intervals which we hope you will find more helpful. You are also able to choose which sessions best meet your needs, and so as a result each course is set up separately on the system. We would recommend that in order for you to get the most benefit, that you attend all four sessions, but do realise that this isn't always possible.

Do you come into contact with refugees and asylum seekers in your work context, and struggle to know how best to help?
Are you caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people and want to follow best practice?
Are you concerned that your clients are getting lost in the maze of the UK asylum system?

This course may be what you are looking for.

About the Course:

1. The Refugee Journey: Consider patterns of global migrationto understand why refugees and asylum seekers might arrive in South Gloucestershire, and what they may have experienced on their journeys.

2. The U.K Asylum System: Examine how the system works (or doesn’t work) and the entitlements of refugees and asylum seekers at different stages of the process.

3. Unaccompanied Children: Understand why and how young people travel to the UK alone and consider the specific needs of this vulnerable group.

Please note: All participants for this session must have attended session 2, The UK Asylum System.

4. Intercultural Awareness: Explore how it feels to operate outside of your own culture, and to lose all that is familiar to you. Look at some fundamental ways in which cultures differ from each other, which may give insights into intercultural misunderstandings.

This highly interactive training is facilitated by Nese Davidson-Birch & Alison Clarkson Webb from Tamarisk Training, using a variety of activities including simulations, games, discussions, case studies.

Tamarisk Training design and facilitate bespoke training events to promote intercultural awareness and understanding of issues facing asylum seekers and refugees. Nese Davidson-Birch and Alison Clarkson Webb have been running training together since 2016. Please find out more about us at .

If you have specific questions that you would like the trainers to address please email them to 'Alison Clarkson Webb'  no later than two weeks prior to the course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 February 2020 09:30 - 13:00 The Batch Community Centre Map