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Code: SGC/19/696 Getting to the Truth

This course is for South Glos Council INTEGRATED CHILDREN'S SERVICES Staff only. Investigating any safeguarding issue is the classic search for the truth, and building evidence is essential. Some people have hidden agendas and mislead, some people construct lies to avoid scrutiny. How then do we teach staff to identify and capture lies? What strategies do we have to challenge lying behaviour and also maintain working relationships?

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1 26 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/683 'Mentoring Apprentices' Workshop (SGC Apprentice Mentors Only)

This one day workshop is for SGC apprentice mentors who want to develop a greater understanding of how to improve the performance of others. It’s an interactive day in which you’ll explore different communication styles, learn tools and techniques to build effective relationships, and confidence to tackle issues. As an apprentice mentor this training will help you to empower people to perform more effectively and you will also find that you become more effective too.

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1 26 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/146 Childminder Network (cf) (Cancelled)

Are you up to date with local and national information relevant to childminding? Come and join with other childminders for an informal evening specifically aimed at supporting childminders.

This network meeting will provide childminders with an opportunity to receive and share information in an environment that facilitates and encourages professional discussion and dialogue. Subjects discussed will reflect national and local updates, consultations or imminent changes. Across the year a variety of topics will be explored.

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1 27 June 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/596 EYFS Leadership Network 2018/2019 (SCHOOLS ONLY) (cf) (Cancelled)


This network is for EYFS leaders, assessment co-ordinators and experienced EYFS teachers who are aspiring leaders in school.

What does high quality teaching and learning look like in Reception? How do I monitor progress? How do I ensure the children are prepared for Year 1? What is expected progress in Reception? How do I monitor continuous provision? How do I diminish the difference for disadvantaged children? What is your data telling you?

Do these questions sound familiar? Are you juggling the role of the EYFS leader while teaching the youngest children in your school? If so, this network is for you.

We will explore the role of the EYFS leader within a school, embracing the challenge of leading this unique phase of education. The sessions will provide delegates with the opportunity to meet other leaders and address current issues and problem solve together. This will be a forum which will respond to your needs and requirements as leaders within school.

Effective leadership in early years has been recognised as being significant in raising standards and outcomes for children. Through this network you will develop your own leadership skills in order to achieve outstanding outcomes for your children.

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1 27 June 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/056 Launch Pad Session 6: Dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers including Special Guardians

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: Trauma

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1 27 June 2019 10:00 - 12:30 The Batch Community Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/687 Medicines Management in Care Homes: Management of Controlled Drugs and Covert Administration of Medicines

This study half-day on Medicines Management is specifically for both registered nurses and senior carers trained to administer medicines, working in Nursing Homes and/or Residential Care Homes. It will provide an opportunity to upskill these staff through meeting the following objectives:

· Demonstrate improved medicines management practices in the care home

· Explain the medicines management skills required for a safe and legal practice

· Provide underpinning knowledge to facilitate the administration of medication

· Discuss best practices, new policies and procedures

· Provide an opportunity for continuing professional development

The session will be delivered by Kassin Yakhlef, Care Home Pharmacy Technician with NHS Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire CCG
It is FREE to the identified staff working in Care Homes.

Please note:

Certificates of attendance will be issued at the end of the session; this will contribute towards three hours of CPD requirements for nurses’ revalidation, or give the opportunity to enhance the knowledge and competence of senior carers involved in the administration of medicines.

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1 27 June 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/251 Network for NQTs and Teachers New to or Returning to EYFS 2019/2020 (cf) NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Please note the session scheduled to run on 03.07.19 will now take place on 27.06.19.

This network is for new teachers, experienced teachers who come from teaching in another age group, or teachers returning to the EYFS following time teaching in another year group
Are you new to teaching and find yourself in a Reception class? Are you an experienced teacher and working in EYFS for the first time? Are you an experienced teacher returning to EYFS? This network will reveal the excitement and challenge of working with the very youngest children in school. We will provide an opportunity for you to share good practice and discuss issues and concerns with colleagues at each session.

Have you identified your disadvantaged children? When are you planning for them in order to narrow the gap? Is your environment supporting learning and development for your cohort?

We would like this training to be responsive to the needs of NQTs and experienced teachers new to or returning to EYFS in addition to any focus we may agree in response to national and local initiatives or EYFS data, so please bring along your ideas, suggestions and data to each session.

This is also an opportunity to make links with other teachers in EYFS and has always been a useful discussion forum for sharing ideas, tips and concerns.

(More dates to follow)

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1 27 June 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 22 October 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/836 Project Management Principles (South Glos Staff Only)

The session delivers an overview of project management and introduces key principles and tools that support successful projects. Learners will also understand the importance of milestones, monitoring project performance and risk management.

Please note there is a charge of £80 to attend this course.

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1 27 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/431 Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery – Awareness training

The training covers: • What trafficking and slavery are • Nature and scale of the issue – nationally, regionally, locally • Types of trafficking and slavery and how to identify them • Legal definitions • Working with potential victims • Victim and survivors perspective • How to interview and engage with vulnerable persons, safeguarding approach • The National Referral Mechanism – what it is and completing it • Processes to follow and things to consider • Your agencies responsibilities • Case studies and practice identifying potential victims The standard charge for this course is £35. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions. Please note there is also a 90 minute session on Modern Slavery available.

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1 28 June 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/001 Motivational Interviewing (EVENT FULL)

Motivational interviewing is a leading approach to increase motivation and commitment to change. It was first developed in the alcohol field, but as they had identified that there was no specific addiction psychology, it has been developed in a wide range of areas including social work, offending, mental health and homelessness fields. It has proven particularly effective with stuck or entrenched people from a wide range of backgrounds.

This course maps the key factors that elicit change and demonstrates how Motivational Interviewing works alongside these forces. Drawing on both person centred and directive techniques, it offers practical skills to assist the workers to helps people articulate and recognise the need for change. As such, it is an effective primer to increase engagement with people who have not yet achieved a sufficient level of commitment and move them into action with confrontation. As such, it can inform and develop the 3 conversations approach by increasing engagement, develop potential people strengths and create self-directed motivation for change.

Who is the Course For?: Motivational Interviewing is useful for a wide range of social issues. Its primary focus is on igniting motivation to change, and so it is helpful when people are stuck in problems and not advancing in change. As such it is helpful in all change and recovery based services such as mental health, substance misuse, offending social work, domestic violence, supported housing, young people’s services, family work and more besides.

Method of Delivery: The training programme comes with an extensive booklet for each participant. The training course is highly interactive, even during presentations. It uses a wide variety of learning approaches including presentations, pairs and small group work exercises and self-assessment. The course is also supported with free e-learning and further resources to re-cap, review and refresh learning

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1 28 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map