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Code: SGC/23/0452 Being Person Centred within 3 Conversations (SGC staff only)

This training is for Internal social care staff (OT, OTA, SW, SWA), care managers and for attendees wishing to do more in-depth study of the origins of Person Centred practice and how this fits with the SGC 3Conversations model.

‘If at all possible it would be good to have access to the handout during the session – ideally a hard copy where you can make notes’.


• Discuss and share ideas and experiences of person-centred practice from our practice – how does it differ from other approaches?
• Engage with and discuss where these ideas originated and the philosophy behind them. We will look at social care and also education and the development of client centred counselling. Why have they been prevalent at different times?
• Become familiar with South Glos’ version of the 3 Conversations Approach and exchange ideas about it, and also how it can be used creatively to best support people in very different circumstances with different levels of need.
• Become familiar with a range of published person-centred thinking tools which can be used within the 3 conversations framework.
• Throughout the day we will identify personal attitudes, professional values and particular practice skills which support person-centred practice. What does it mean to ‘be’ person-centred?
• We will practice positive communication skills which are identified, including person-centred recording of ‘conversations’.

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1 26 September 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/23/0563 Built in Resilience

‘The acquisition of real-world wisdom is attained through lived experiences in the real world... it is not necessarily found in the pages of books.’

Victoria Humphries is a polar adventurer, three times Guinness World Record holder, mountain climber, marathon runner, author, Bath based businesswoman and a ‘normal’ person. She prides herself on being just your average woman who happens to believe that Anything is Possible if you put your mind to it. Life is full of challenges and we always have a choice – step forward or run away, be overcome by the enormity of it or be brave and step into it. What’s the worst that can happen? Just give it a go!

Victoria was a member of the first all-women's expedition to the North Pole and since then has embarked on various adventures and challenges. When not accepting challenges and generally being a little bit bonkers she has spent 25 years working in the education sector as a teacher, governor, Managing Director, consultant and trainer. She continues to work in education and also works with businesses and schools running resilience workshops; encouraging staff and students to use their lived experiences to build their ‘resilience toolbox’.

Please Note: By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the MS TEAMS/Zoom invitation to you.

This course will take place in The Discovery Room, John Lewis Cribbs Causeway. Please go to the John Lewis staff entrance opposite the main bus stop, a member of staff will meet you there. Arrive for 9.45am.  Any issues feel free to call or email Chris Hill 07749003099 or

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1 26 September 2023 10:00 - 12:00 John Lewis Cribbs Causeway, Discovery Room Map

Code: SGC/23/0618 Our Response to Missing Children & Child Exploitation in South Gloucestershire

This training session is suitable for all practitioners working in Children’s Services. Please attend if you are new to South Gloucestershire Council or if you would like to refresh your knowledge around our response to missing children and child exploitation in South Gloucestershire.

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1 26 September 2023 09:30 - 11:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0744 Practice Fundamentals- Purposeful visits (EVENT FULL)

• The South Glos. Practice fundamentals have been developed to reflect the changes that we need to build on as part of our Improvement plan.

• They support our practice by encouraging consistency and making organisational expectations clear.

• The delivery method is new, each module is only 90 minutes long and is content light and practice heavy- with a space to reflect built into the session. It’s about learning from one another.

• This isn’t about templates- it’s about the principles of good quality practice and how we can evidence and show our thinking, understanding and impact of our professional intervention effectively.

• There will be a rolling programme of modules on offer throughout September and October delivered via Teams .

• They are open to all practitioners, including social workers, team managers, personal advisors and social work assistants.

• The two modules will cover Purposeful visits and Child SMART planning. This is because we understand ourselves well enough to know we need to make further improvement in these areas.

• After attendance and completion of the feedback form, you will receive a certificate. This can support your CPD.

This event is for all staff in -
Children in Care team
Transition to Independence team
Localiities teams

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device
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Meeting ID: 393 781 226 160
Passcode: AaWBtC

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1 26 September 2023 13:00 - 14:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/23/0261 Raising Awareness of Child Exploitation - A Contextual Safeguarding Approach

Please click here to view and download the course handouts

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.

Requirements for training via Zoom:

  • 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.

Requirements for face-to-face training:

  • Participants must arrive on time and allow time for parking.
  • Participants should attend the full training day, participants should be rebook for a different date if they are unable to attend the full day.
  • Please print any handouts attached to this event and bring them along with you to the session.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2023 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0396 Signs of Safety - Bitesize Session - Building on Families Strengths (Cancelled)

A session for people working with children and families in South Gloucestershire to be able to explore and gain confidence in building on families strengths using strength and safety questions.

Please note: All attendees must have already attended Signs of Safety Awareness session or Signs of Safety 2 day training to be able to attend this course

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1 26 September 2023 09:30 - 11:30 Patchway Hub Map

Code: SGC/23/0522 Youth Mental Health First Aid – Online

You must provide a postal address, as well as your e-mail address, in order to register for this course which is delivered via the MHFA England Online Learning Hub. Please e-mail these details to who will register you and ensure your resources are sent out.
(We will use the information you provide to us only in relation to this course whilst complying with the established lawful conditions of explicit consent. In order to provide the service you require we will share your information with Mental Health First Aid England to enable them to send you the course materials required for this training. We will retain your information up to a year after the course to ensure your materials are received, then it will be destroyed securely. The Council’s general Privacy Information can be found here

This is an accessible and flexible online format of the popular ‘face-to-face’ Youth MHFA Two Day course. Learners who complete the course will be certified as Youth Mental Health First Aiders and will receive an e-certificate on completion.

The course is a blend of individual learning and 4 live sessions all of which must be completed for your e-certificate to be issued. Online learning is via MHFA’s Online Learning Hub. Once you are registered, you will be issued with a login code so you can assess the Hub.

You will need a lap top or computer with a web cam and mic for the live sessions and ability to log on to an external platform which is likely to be Zoom. South Glos Council employees will need approval to use an external platform prior to the course starting.

Attendance at all four live sessions is expected.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2023 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
2 28 September 2023 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
3 03 October 2023 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
4 05 October 2023 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map