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Code: SGC/24/0415 FCSG: Male Carers

Build on your existing athletic skills through playing foot or disc golf! We can decided on the evening. Followed by social drink afterwards. If the weather is against us, we can still meet for drinks and support group discussion.

This support group will be led by Chris Hill (Foster Carer Development and Training Officer) at:

Windmill Leisure,
Henfield Road,
Westerleigh,
Bristol
BS36 2FE.



Any questions please call or Chris Hill on 07749003099 or email Chris.hill@southglos.gov.uk

The Purpose for the support groups

We realise that fostering can be 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.

Although these will be informal meetings, sessions may have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who are new to supports groups and may feel awkward about coming along. 

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

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

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1 24 April 2024 18:00 - 20:30 TBC Map

Code: SGC/24/0115 Getting That Job

This training will help you to build the skills needed to perform well during the recruitment process.

We will cover limiting beliefs (negative thinking) – how to manage them so that you can achieve your goals, keeping a positive mindset, skills self-assessment to identify and apply your transferable skills and experiences, key points to help you create a great CV, application forms and expression of interest letters, and interview preparation.

The trainer will send any pre-course work directly to participants along with the course link (if virtual) via email.

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1 24 April 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0417 Learning from Safeguarding Adults Reviews: Adult K

Learning from Safeguarding Adults Reviews: Adult K

This online session is hosted by the South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board and is for any practitioner working with adults in South Gloucestershire.


Click here to join the meeting

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1 24 April 2024 13:00 - 14:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0110 Race Awareness (PM) SGC - ASC & ICS staff only (EVENT FULL)

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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1 24 April 2024 13:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0341 Supporting Speech, Language & Communication needs for looked after children

This course wil be delivered by speech and language experts in their field, they will offer knowldege on tprimary and secondary age groups, the tutors are also open to Q&A from carers.  Main area of cover will primary school age.

Course will cover
Primary age:
An overview of typical speech, language and communication development in the primary years and how to support children with speech, language and communication needs.

Secondary age:
An overview of typical speech, language and communication development in the secondary years and how to support children with speech, language and communication needs.

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1 24 April 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0280 Conversations with Carers

Please note: By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the invitation to you.

ESSENTIAL pre-course reading/tasks are attached.

Please join the meeting prior to the 9.30 start, so you have time to check that the technology is working.


The session will explore the crucial role that carers play as a key partner of Adult Social Care.

“The vast majority of care in the UK is provided by family and friends, who make up the UK’s carer population. Social services and the NHS rely on carers’ willingness and ability to provide care and without it they would collapse.” (Facts about Carers. Carers UK. August 2019)

We will look at key data about carers, including in relation to some of the challenges that are commonly faced. You will also benefit from the opportunity to reflect on your own experiences, personal and professional, of caring and carers, and to learn from the lived experiences of carers including a guest speaker from South Gloucestershire. The Carers’ Support Centre will share their expertise in relation to working with and supporting carers over many years. Alongside colleagues, you will explore how to apply 3Cs, strengths-based approaches and legal literacy in your engagement with carers in line with South Gloucestershire Council ‘Carer Practitioner Guidance’. A key theme throughout the day will be recognising the positive impact that you, as a practitioner, can have in promoting the rights and wellbeing of carers and as a result, the wellbeing of adult(s) they care for.


COST:  £103.50

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1 25 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0044 FCSG: Support Group for carers caring for children with additional needs.


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).

Mavis Mukambirwa will also be doing a presentation during this session.

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1 25 April 2024 10:00 - 12:00 To Be Advised Map

Code: SGC/24/0058 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) for Children's Services


If you are a social worker in Adult Care then please book onto the Module 1 Professional version

This new training course provides children’s social workers with the essential skills and knowledge to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 when carrying out their role. Most of the MCA applies to those aged 16 and over, although some elements come into play at the age of 18. The principles of the MCA and the criteria for assessing a person’s capacity to make a specific decision may well be useful tools for those supporting children to make their own decisions and may also help staff to prepare children for significant decisions which may occur during the transition to adulthood.

The MCA applies to every health and social care worker who is involved in the care, treatment or support of people who are unable to make all or some decisions themselves. Care Quality Commission Inspectors are increasingly asking social care workers to explain their responsibilities under the MCA.

The MCA provides legal protection from liability for carrying out care and treatment of people who lack capacity to consent, provided that care workers:
• Understand the principles of the MCA
• Have carried out a capacity assessment and reasonably believe that the person lacks capacity.
• Reasonably believe the action they have taken is in the best interests of the person.


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 25 April 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0431 Introduction to Rowing for Fostered Children. Runs over 4 weeks

Introduction to Rowing for Fostered Children.

Who:
Youngsters between the ages of 12 and 18 referred through the South Gloucester Fostering Team. A maximum of 6 places available for each session. Youngsters must be accompanied by a carer.

What:
A 4-week introduction to the sport of rowing, on and off the water. Learn balance and fitness skills! Each 1-hour long session is coached by experienced rowers and all equipment is provided. Just bring basic sports type clothing (weather appropriate) and an enthusiasm to listen and learn.

When:
Sessions are on Monday evenings at 6:30pm and are:
• April 22nd
• April 29th
• May 6th (Bank Holiday)
• May 13th
Important: please arrive no less than 15 minutes before each session is due to start.

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1 29 April 2024 18:15 - 19:30 Ariel Rowing Club Map

Code: SGC/24/0374 Early Help Awareness Workshop (EVENT FULL)

An opportunity for education settings and external partners to develop their awareness of Early Help and to understand the crucial role that they play in supporting children and families at an Early Help level.

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1 30 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map