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Code: SGC/19/154 Disadvantaged Groups Network (cf)

These networks are aimed at all practitioners, leaders and managers who may have specific responsibility for overseeing vulnerable and disadvantaged children within their setting. It is also appropriate for those who wish to develop their knowledge of supporting children who may be at a disadvantage or deemed as ‘vulnerable’. You will have the opportunity to attend three different network sessions throughout 2019. 

As a network we aim to be responsive to the needs of the group on an ongoing basis, in addition each session will include a specific focus within the session, through a ‘spotlight’. These networks follow on from the successful networks which ran last year and include a series of new ‘spotlights’. 

Spring Spotlight on children who receive support through a SAFeh, child protection and Child in Need plan.

Summer Spotlight on engaging families.

Autumn Spotlight on funding, what various funding streams are available to you.

Each session will aim to include current research and thinking and will provide you with ways in which you can proactively narrow the gap for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in your care.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 July 2019 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/384 Emergency First Aid (EVENT FULL)

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 03 July 2019 09:15 - 16:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/19/746 Strengthening Resilience & Well Being (Burning Brightly not Burning Out)

Well-being and resilience are developed in the context of both our internal sense of self and the external context we find ourselves in. When we work in jobs which involve us in engaging with people who are experiencing emotional and psychological trauma, this will inevitably have an impact on our own resilience and well-being. 

Developing well-being and resilience is more than just a set of tools or strategies. It is a holistic approach to life and work, based in our values and beliefs, which integrates daily practices to support ourselves in the challenging work we have chosen to do.

This workshop has been developed to provide a space for you to reflect and share with colleagues. In recent years an extensive evidence base has begun to emerge demonstrating the important beneficial effects on mental health of engaging with our natural environment. The venue for this workshop has been chosen specifically because of the proximity to one of the city’s beautiful green spaces. Except in the case of extremely bad weather part of this workshop will be conducted outdoors amongst the trees and green spaces of the Oldbury Court Estate.

About Penny:

Penny has worked for over twenty five years in a child-care social work context. She continues to be involved in this sector providing individual and group supervision, practice education for student social workers and professional and personal development sessions. She also works with a group of like-minded professionals from a variety of backgrounds, to develop workshops and exercises which harness the natural environment as a source of emotional and psychological nourishment for those who work in frontline services.


· Please wear outdoor clothes and bring a waterproof jacket and/or umbrella, as we will be spending some time in the park.

· Please can you bring a packed lunch. If the weather allows we will picnic in the park. There is a café at the Vassall Centre where you can order sandwiches in the morning to be picked up.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 The Vassalls Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/1071 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 July 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Celestine House Map