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Code: SGC/22/1194 Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Network

This network is aimed at setting practitioners and childminders of all levels and experiences.

This course will provide opportunities for setting practitioners, and childminders to come together and reflect upon Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the early years.

This will be an open forum for reflective discussion; therefore, an expectation of contribution is required from all attendees. A comfortable, albeit virtual space will be created to share and reflect upon key aspects of inclusive practice including; unconscious bias, tokenism in the absence of diversity, challenging racial incidents and talking about race in our settings.

Previous attendees are welcome to return to the network, however, please note that as we will be exploring similar themes, some content will be repeated.

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1 30 November 2022 18:30 - 20:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
2 22 February 2023 18:30 - 20:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
3 31 May 2023 18:30 - 20:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/22/1265 Recruitment, onboarding and induction (SGC staff only) (EVENT FULL)

The aim of this blended online course is to enable managers with no previous recruitment experience to carry out effective recruitment.

If you have recruited in other organisations you may also find this useful as a refresher or to find out the council approach.

The course will familiarise you with the council’s recruitment guide and you will explore essential and additional criteria for posts, options regarding advert content and where adverts are placed, how to identify appropriate selection processes to use alongside the recruitment interview, shortlisting, preparing for interviews and other assessment tools, how to make fair and unbiased recruitment decisions, giving feedback and the steps you need to take to induct a new starter through to probation.

Participants will need to put aside 2.5 hours to complete the Rise self-study package entitled: “Recruitment, onboarding and induction” in advance of the training day to ensure a baseline of knowledge. Recruitment, onboarding and induction webinar e-module


The day itself will consist of some group discussions and self reflection time to aid your learning. As this course covers South Gloucestershire processes it is for internal staff only.

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1 05 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/22/1124 Trauma Awareness and Recovery Training

Trauma can arise from single or multiple events and can be experienced in numerous ways. Trauma can result in significant physical and mental impacts which in turn may have an effect on behaviour, on recovery and on a range of socioeconomic factors that are themselves a risk for poor physical and mental health. As we know from the research and work on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the impact of trauma can have a significant and often lifelong impact; impacts can also be intergenerational.

The importance of a trauma informed and responsive approach has been elevated by the impacts of Covid-19 on children, young people and adults. Covid-19 has exposed significant inequality and had implications on the levels of need in relation to bereavement, financial hardship, mental health, domestic violence and complex safeguarding across the population. The further development of trauma informed approaches across the system is a key part of our recovery and response.

This training session is aimed at managers or staff in any sector who work with adults or children and would like to know more about trauma and it’s impacts on people and how to start thinking about supporting recovery for people who have experienced trauma. Delegates will be given the presentation so that they can deliver the awareness raising sessions in their own settings and teams. The training will also be supported by a resource manual. Once trained, delegates will be invited to join our growing Adversity and Trauma Ambassador Network. Existing Ambassadors can also attend. 

This course is FREE of charge. If you would like to find out more about trauma informed work going on across South Glos and the Adversity and Trauma Ambassador Network, please contact trauma-informed@southglos.gov.uk

Active engagement in these sessions is required so that the facilitator can ensure everyone’s emotional safety. Participants are encouraged to have a named support person they can contact if they need emotional support at any point during the training.

*This is a free 1 day course*

Please note - We will send you a Microsoft Teams invite/link a few days before the training.

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1 05 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/22/0923 Autism Awareness (EVENT FULL)

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 £47.50. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 06 December 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/22/1189 Bitesize Safeguarding: Briefings for Settings - Prevent, FBV, Exploitation and Grooming

This course is for Early Years Preschools & Nurseries.

These briefings will run virtually with the offer of Preschools & Nurseries attending up to 6 sessions. The briefings will give up to date information on safeguarding legislation in practice. Each briefing has a specific focus.

These briefings were previously run in 2022 so no need to re attend these. Please note there is a maximum of 2 people attending from each setting.

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1 06 December 2022 18:30 - 19:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/22/0886 Children and Young People’s Mental Health Awareness Webinar (Parent Session)

This session will be run by Phil Matthews on Zoom

The session offers an introduction to children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

It will cover what mental health is, spotting early warning signs, what we can do to support young people and the Action for Happiness

The session will also look at self-care for you as parents and carers

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1 06 December 2022 19:30 - 21:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/0866 Complex Case Analysis and Interventions

This workshop will provide attendees with a practice-rich day with a focus on breaking down and planning interventions for challenging cases. Those attending will be given an opportunity to explore 'live' cases with Richard Rose, who will offer guidance and practical tasks to support your work. In preparation for this training, those that have registered to attend will be invited to send specific anonymous case issues to be explored during the workshop. The programme will provide opportunities to share experiences, learn from colleagues and engage with credible strategies to promote protection, safeguarding and wellbeing for children and their families and carers.

The workshop will include theory, child development, assessment approaches and life case discussions.
Who Should Attend?: This training is aimed specifically at practitioners undertaking and supporting direct complex case work with children and young people within the community services sector.

The workshop will be led by Richard Rose, Director of Child Trauma Intervention Services Ltd (CTIS) which seeks to engage with children affected by early life trauma and to help them achieve their full potential. Richard undertakes consultancy and training on Life Story Therapy and working with 'hard to reach' children and adolescents and develops academic training programmes in the UK and internationally. Prior to founding CTIS in 2011, Richard worked in the UK in local authority child protection and in the highly regarded residential therapeutic treatment agency SACCS, including four years as the Clinical Practice Director of the Mary Walsh Institute. Throughout his career, Richard has worked with children and their carers in out of home care and family placements, with the aim of enabling placements to become healthy and nurturing through enhanced understanding and attachment. He is the author of three books including Life Story Therapy: A new therapy for traumatised children – A model for practice, published in 2012 and Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work 2017. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University.

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1 06 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/1195 Inspiring Leadership

This course is aimed at:
• Experienced leaders wishing to refresh their skills or with identified gaps in their learning.
• Middle management positions (such as deputies and room leaders).
• New leaders who wish to develop their skills.
• Childminders with assistants.

This course will provide an opportunity to explore and discover a pedagogical approach within your setting which translates and transpires through every aspect of your provision. Through reflection on your setting vision, values and ethos we aim to refresh your outlook on the skills required to lead and nurture a team. We will consider the fundamental differences between leading and managing to get the best from your team and foster a confidence to lead an early years’ curriculum which includes and respects all children’s right to play and learn.
You will be invited and supported to lead improvement through a range of reflective tasks which will have a lasting impact on staff children and families.

Commitment to attend all sessions is required.

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1 06 December 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map
2 17 January 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map
3 16 February 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map
4 09 March 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map

Code: SGC/22/1307 Overview of the Place to Live Request and Approval Process

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Overview of the Place to Live Request and Approval Process:  Includes all types of placement including out of authority and unregulated

These bite size sessions are designed to provide you with an update on placement planning processes. This includes the new process that will be implemented in respect of authorisation to search for placements, matching process for placements and review of placements. In addition the training will cover the authorisation process for unregulated and unregistered placements. The sessions will be co-facilitated with IT so that you will be provided with guidance on completing the relevant steps on Mosaic.

The training is aimed at all social workers and managers who are involved in placing children in all types of placement provision to ensure that you are aware of the revised approval processes and forms that will be required in order to initiate placement searches and approvals to place children. You will be introduced to the new forms and revised processes in respect of children’s placement, ahead of implementation of the new policy.

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1 06 December 2022 15:00 - 17:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/22/0144 Raising Safeguarding Concerns - Adults (AM) (EVENT FULL)


The multi-agency South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board oversees the Joint Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults in this area. It is essential that a wide range of staff working in local authority, health and social care agencies are fully aware of the key issues in safeguarding vulnerable adults and of how the policy affects them in their front-line roles. The half-day Raising Safeguarding Concerns course is essential training for all front-line staff and managers who are involved in providing services to adults at risk and who work directly with service users. The course content is mapped to the learning outcomes in the local Safeguarding Adults Training Standards (published Dec 2017) as well as to relevant national occupational standards including the Care Certificate (Standard 10). Course attendance is monitored by the Safeguarding Adults Board. The standard charge for this course is £47.50. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

We are restricting numbers from each organisation to 4 individuals per course.

If you organisation require a large number of individuals to complete this course, then it maybe possible for in house training to be organised.
Please contact hrworkforcedevelopment@southglos.gov.uk with your requirements.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 December 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map