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Code: SGC/23/0204 Advanced Child Protection

Please click here to view and download the course handouts

Please have a digital copy (or print if you prefer) of the course WORKBOOK to bring along to the session. (All other resources are available for digital download and storage via the same link should you wish to use them during or after the event)

Also, please be aware that some of the resources contain sensitive content, that you may find upsetting. This training aims to educate and raise awareness, but it can evoke emotional responses, particularly for individuals with personal connections to child or adult bereavements, or the incidents themselves.

If you find the content overwhelming, we encourage you to prioritise your well-being. Take breaks, reflect on your boundaries, and seek support from trusted individuals or professionals as needed. For assistance during or after the training, please reach out to the trainer or your line manager in the first instance, contact Interchange the staff counselling service, or you can also access Thrive.

We are committed to creating an inclusive learning environment and promoting empathy and respect for all.

The training is organised by South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership and is targeted at all staff from all agencies who are working directly with children, or adults who are parents. Effective child protection depends not only on reliable and accepted procedures for all staff involved with children, but also on their skills, knowledge and judgement and the ability to work together co-operatively. Staff with lead roles in child protection require specialised training in order to carry out their work with abused children and families. Please note it is recommended to leave a minimum of 3 months between attending Introduction to Child Protection and Advanced Child Protection.

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 DO NOT book onto the Advanced Child Protection course, unless you have attended the Introduction to Child Protection course. The knowledge needed for this course is dependent on you having attended the previous session. Thank you.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 December 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0494 Autism Awareness (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

This will be delivered via TEAMS and you will be sent an invite nearer the time.

This 1/2 day course is suitable for all staff who could potentially come into contact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Social care practitioners should attend both day 1 and day 2 (Autism - assessing the needs of autistic adults (for social work practitioners completing assessments under the Care Act 2014)).

Course Aims: Develop knowledge and competencies in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

The course is delivered by James Hennefeld, a specialist trainer who has experience in supporting people with ASC in a wide range of care settings, including residential, low secure and in the community. 

Previous delegates have said:
“It is essential that anyone coming into contact with people diagnosed with ASC attend this course”
“Trainer is extremely knowledgeable and training is delivered with passion and enthusiasm”

Topics: · Asperger Syndrome and how this relates to autism. · Effective communication. · Theory of mind. · Executive functioning. · Central coherence. · Sensory issues. · Social inclusion. · Service issues.

The standard charge for this course is £49. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 04 December 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/23/0328 Epilepsy Awareness (EVENT FULL)

This one day programme is intended for any individuals from the Council and staff from all Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors working with people with Epilepsy.

Non-care staff need only attend the morning session of this course.

The course is a combination of interactive discussion, demonstration and practice with equipment and group work.

The standard charge for this course is £103.50 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 04 December 2023 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0859 Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Workshop (EVENT FULL)

Click here to join the workshop
Meeting ID: 342 014 906 884
Passcode: wRVfc6

Suitable for Social Workers, Housing Workers, Personal Assistants, Mentors and all  those working with people who they may be supporitng who are applying for PIP. Our trainer,  James Hennefeld is a Social Worker and Approved Mental Health Professional working for the
Bristol Autism Spectrum Service and Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

This is a one off workshop. There is a limit of 20 places. 

This Personal Independence Payment Workshop (PIP) will cover the following topics:

Adult and Childrens Social Care staff at South Glos Council: Free. 
External agencies/partners - £24

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1 04 December 2023 09:30 - 11:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/23/0428 Race Awareness (AM) - SGC - ASC & ICS staff only This session is specifically for those colleagues who may find the nature and content of this session triggering by the content of this session

Please see attached pre-coursework details which must be completed prior to the training session

We have received feedback from the trainers saying that delegates were unable to do the pre learning as the links didn’t work. Numerous testing by EDP, ourselves and the fact that many other colleagues have had no issues, leads us to conclude that the links are all fine.

However, if you are having difficulty accessing these, please let us know well before the course.
  • Increase understanding around race, racism and systemic racism as well as how it manifests in relation to social care specifically
  • Exploring disparities from statistics that have been caused by systemic racism specific to social care and other core English institutions
  • Understanding our own unconscious bias and social conditioning to help us better challenge ourselves, our thoughts and our beliefs
  • A deep dive into white privilege, power & advantage
  • Cultural awareness and how being aware of cultural norms can help us be more culturally competent when supporting people
  • Learning what microaggression are and what we can do to mitigate against them and how to support somebody who has experienced a microaggression
  • Exploring Language the nuances and connotations associated with some outdated terms
  • How to be an anti-racism ally and what this means as an individual, team and organisation

After you have attended the session make your Anti Racism pledge here and course evaluation here

All staff will be offered support where needed by the trainer and the organisation

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 December 2023 10:00 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map