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Code: SGC/24/0489 Understanding ADHD and attention-related difficulties and how to manage this in young people

Course tutor: Holly Shephard (Trainee Educational Psychologist)

Would you like to know more about supporting children with attention difficulties including ADHD?

If so, please join our session run by the South Glos Educational Psychology Service. The session aims to give you a wider knowledge of ADHD and attention-related difficulties, how a deficit in executive functioning fits into the bracket of ADHD, and which children are more likely to have these types of difficulties and why.

We hope for you to come away with strategies to help a child cope with attention difficulties, to help you manage and support a child with these difficulties and to minimise the knock-on effects on family life. We also aim for you to have an understanding of the difficulties the child may be experiencing at school and help you understand the support system at school.’

This session is broken into 3 parts with activities throughout.

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1 23 May 2024 10:00 - 13:30 Patchway Children's Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0318 Aspiring managers’ programme (SGC Staff only)

Are you wondering whether moving into management is the right career move for you? This programme aims to give you an insight into what’s involved in management and the steps you can take to prepare yourself to apply for future management roles.

Comprising e-modules, self-study and practical elements, supported by webinars and face to face sessions, the programme will help you build the foundation knowledge to support your career next steps.

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1 24 May 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 06 September 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

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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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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1 04 June 2024 09:30 - 11:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0258 Supporting People with Dementia using Positive Approaches (EVENT FULL)

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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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 HRlearningandDevelopment@southglos.gov.uk.

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

Code: SGC/24/0163 Advanced Child Protection (EVENT FULL)

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.

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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1 05 June 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0385 Bitesize Multi-Agency Session providing key information about working with Exploitation in South Gloucestershire

Bitesize Multi-Agency Session providing key information about working with Exploitation in South Gloucestershire

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1 05 June 2024 11:30 - 12:15 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0320 Responding to Disclosures of Rape and/or Sexual Abuse

This course is for people working in an environment that involves disclosures of sexual violence/ sexual abuse. It Covers: - Barriers to disclosure -Current Sexual Violence Legislation -Discussions About Safeguarding -Information about trauma, flashbacks, and grounding techniques -The support needs of survivors of rape and sexual violence - Services that are available for survivors of rape and sexual violence.

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1 05 June 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0530 Disability and Neurodiversity Awareness (SGC Staff only) (EVENT FULL)

This Disability and Neurodiversity Awareness training will explore and demystify many of the topics and questions around this important subject.

We’ll look at topics including definitions, language, the Equality Act and reasonable adjustments, and have an in-depth look at ADHD and autism.

The training will be delivered in a conversational style, with questions and discussion encouraged, and we promise there will be no homework!

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1 06 June 2024 10:00 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map