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Code: SGC/21/1106 Basic Clinical Skills (Cancelled)

Seminar Room 16, Southmead Hospital

This half day workshop is aimed at adult social care staff in South Gloucestershire, working in domiciliary, residential and day care services (statutory sector AND IVP sector agencies) The course includes trainer presentation, discussion, and a short multiple-choice assessment at the end to check the information has been retained by participants. Relevant handouts/paperwork will be provided by the facilitator Claire Boyd, North Bristol Trust. Please note this training is held at Southmead Hospital (Learning & Research building in the Science Quarter).

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1 09 November 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Southmead Hospital Learning Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/1120 Early Years Practitioner Network (for Schools)

This network is for teachers and teaching assistants working within Reception or Nursery Classes in South Gloucestershire Schools. No previous EYFS experience is necessary, everyone is welcome.

This network is to bring together the people who work in Nursery and Reception classes in schools to share ideas and successes and to embed, develop and understand effective early years practice.

We will also address current concerns and challenges that arise throughout the year and keep you informed of local and national initiatives and opportunities.

This network is facilitated by the Early Years Advisers.

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1 09 November 2021 16:00 - 17:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/0549 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 £80 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 09 November 2021 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0998 FCSG: Evening Group ( Formally Geographical area 1)


The Purpose for the support groups



We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.

There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.

Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.

Sometimes there will be speakers and topics as requested by the group, this will hopefully make it as relevant to your fostering as you like.

These sessions should be recorded on your Personal Development Plan (PDP).

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1 09 November 2021 19:00 - 20:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/1164 FCSG: North Group (Formally Geographical Area 3)


The Purpose for the support groups



We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.

There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.

Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.

Sometimes there will be speakers and topics as requested by the group, this will hopefully make it as relevant to your fostering as you like.

These sessions should be recorded on your Personal Development Plan (PDP).

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1 09 November 2021 10:00 - 11:30 Old Down Country Park Map

Code: SGC/21/0968 First Aid For Carers

CS1 .This course has been tailored to suit the needs of Foster Carers, Adopters and Family Link Carers who look after children on a 24 hour basis. This is a certificated course, so please ensure you can arrive on time and attend all of the course.

PLEASE READ

Acorn have continued to review their risk assessments throughout the pandemic- this can be accessed by visiting their website: Acorn Health and Safety (acornsafety.co.uk) or by clicking here updated risk assessment.

Please can you read through the updated risk assessment and read the attached self-declaration form prior to your attendance at the First Aid Training Course. You will be asked to complete this on arrival at the training venue. If you have any covid symptoms do not attend the course.

All participants attending these courses will be required to bring a paper disposable 3 ply face mask - fabric masks / scarves will not be acceptable. This mask will be mandatory to wear for all practical elements of the training.

Finally, in line with the government’s recommendation that all adults should be doing two lateral flow tests a week, we would ask that you do one of these, prior to your attendance at this course. This is not only reassuring for yourself but also for others attending the course. By doing this we are doing all that we can to stop the spread of this virus. Acorns Trainers and Office Staff are also all doing these tests twice weekly.

If you have any questions you would like to discuss with the trainer, Acorn are happy to take phone calls on 0117 958 2070 option 1, prior to the course.

At the time of putting this together (July 2021) I also enquired as to whether there had been any known incidents of Covid 19 having been passed on through their courses, and was told that they were not aware of any incidents. Delegates and trainers alike had taken a very responsible approach to cancelling their places if there was any chance that they could be positive.

Tea and coffee will be available, but please note that lunch is not included.

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1 09 November 2021 18:15 - 21:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map
2 16 November 2021 18:15 - 21:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/21/1037 Launch Pad Session 2: Supporting and Facilitating time with Family. Dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers including Special Guardians (Cancelled)


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.

This session will focus on 'Keeping in Touch'.  The legal system refers to this as Contact, but this is a word that we know our children and young people do not like, so are trying to avoid it.

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1 09 November 2021 10:00 - 12:30 To Be Advised Map

Code: SGC/21/1196 Neurodiversity Awareness Training (SGC staff only) (EVENT FULL)

Anyone is welcome to attend - whether they themselves are neurodiverse or manage or work alongside people with a neurodiverse condition - for example, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD or Autism.

The session will be a mixture of listening and participating, and we will use real-life examples to stimulate discussion. Participants report that this training is thought-provoking and engaging.

Facilitator:  No Drama Lamas

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1 09 November 2021 10:00 - 13:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map