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Code: SGC/20/1304 Control in times of uncertainty

An introduction to a simple and effective tool the control dartboard, helpful in times of change or unpredictable conditions. The model can help at home or at work, it can be applied to self or others and is a great way of taking the “sting” of emotional responses out, to help us apply logic to our thinking. A very practical model that can be applied in a variety of situations and can really help to “free up” stuck thinking.

This workshop will be delivered as a webinar via skype.

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1 28 September 2020 09:30 - 11:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/20/1274 Launch Pad Session 1: Dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers including Special Guardians

What is it? This is a new dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers, Including Special Guardians.

Why are we running it? We recognise that your situation is very different to that of main stream foster carers. The new role that you find yourself in now, is often not a pathway you may have planned on taking. Unlike foster carers, you are thrown in at the deep end without having had a course to prepare you for what lies ahead, and how ‘The System’ works. This course aims to do that as well as recognise the particular difficulties that you as ‘Kinship Carers’, whatever your role, face.

How will it run? There will be six sessions, each lasting approximately 2-2.5 hours, which will take place over the course of a year. It is hoped that you will attend all six, but as new carers arrive, they can join the programme at any stage.

The sessions will be led in the main by Social workers from our team. There will be light refreshment of tea and coffee provided at each session, but it would be rather nice if we could take it in turns to bring and share some food. The first session will be catered for, but we will discuss how this works for future sessions at the end of our first meeting. What will we cover? The programme will cost of the following topics: Working with the Department Transition of your role: delegated authority, divided loyalty, duties and responsibilities Attachment and Trauma Planning Contact ( Planning on Keeping in Touch) Connected Carers/Special Guardians sharing their experience: managing family dynamics, contact Safer Caring

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1 28 September 2020 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/20/304 Promoting a Whole Team Approach to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in Early Years (cf) (Cancelled)

This course is appropriate for newly appointed SENCOs in early years settings. It could also be used as a refresher course for experienced SENCOs and Childminders.

 “Providers must have arrangements in place to support children with SEN or disabilities…. and must have regard to the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice.”
(EYFS Statutory Framework)

As a new SENCO, the SEND Code of Practice can appear to be daunting and challenging. This half-day course will help you to develop your understanding of the requirements of the Code of Practice and the role of the SENCO in implementing it. Through group work and discussions there will be opportunities to explore:

· The role and responsibilities of the SENCO
· The role of other staff in the setting in supporting children with SEND
· The processes required to support children once a concern has been raised through following the graduated approach

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 28 September 2020 09:15 - 12:15 To Be Advised Map

Code: SGC/20/233 Raising awareness of Child Exploitation - A Contextual Safeguarding Approach - Zoom Webinar (Cancelled)



This is a 4hr training session 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.

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1 28 September 2020 09:30 - 13:30 Webinar: Zoom Map