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Code: SGC/24/0152 Raising Awareness of Child Exploitation - A Contextual Safeguarding Approach

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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 note that there is not a requirement to print off the handouts.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 June 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0244 Signs of Safety - Bitesize Session - Building on Families Strengths

Signs of Safety- Bitesize session- Building on families strengths

A bitesize 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 June 2024 09:30 - 11:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0258 Supporting People with Dementia using Positive Approaches

This training session is appropriate for everyone who works in social care settings who interact, communicate with and support people who have dementia.

This day is an updated version of the course entitled, ‘Connecting with People with Dementia.’ The facilitators believe people who have completed the previous course would benefit from attending this course too, as it has been adapted to incorporate Positive Approaches to CareTM. The core principle of PACTM is that as carers, we need to change our approach in order to understand how it feels to be living with the challenges and learn techniques to support people in a person centred way.

The day introduces Positive Approaches to CareTM and will enable participants to develop their understanding and skills in order to provide person centred support to people who have dementia.

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 June 2024 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0308 The Management Programme (June 2024 - December 2024) (EVENT FULL)

This course is for first line and middle managers only.

If you are unable to attend Team’s meetings due to a disability we will provide you with a face-to-face induction. If you need this please email

It sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role, and enables managers to identify further training and development needs. The programme consists of 5.5 days over a six month period with ten hours of self-directed learning. It will be delivered through a blended solution including face to face and online training, psychometric assessment, 360 review, action learning sets, individual coaching, individual reflection, skills practice and e-learning. The topics included are personal development as a manager, leadership and communication, developing individuals and teams, managing employee performance, decision making and managing change, resources and stakeholder relationships. This six month First Line Management Programme provides participants the opportunity to go through the following topics with a cohort of council peers, rather than as standalone training days. The benefit of this can be enhanced networks and greater learning as reflection and improvement is an integrated part of the programme. Participants also benefit from a 360-degree feedback to inform their development and a MBTI psychometric profile.

Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £725. South Gloucestershire Council employees individuals teams will be recharged £190 to cover costs.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 June 2024 09:30 - 11:30 Online Learning Map
2 09 July 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
3 10 September 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
4 08 October 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
5 05 November 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
6 03 December 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map