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Code: SGC/19/268 Basic Drug and Alcohol Training (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

The Basic Drug and alcohol awareness training is aimed anyone who thinks that an increase of awareness around the effects of substances would benefit their working life.

We will include exercises on what a drug is and their effects, drugs box information (a look at some example (fake) substances) and information about them. New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) information and the problems associated with this new trend in drug use will be discussed. Participants can take a look at paraphernalia, and trends in use locally and nationally. Alcohol and identification and brief advice and how to recognise signs and symptoms of use (both drug and alcohol), signposting and referral pathways.

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1 19 March 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/510 Communication matters: Safeguarding Disabled Children


This conference is being organised by the Bristol and South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Boards and is open to practitioners who work across both authorities. The day will offer a keynote speech by Juliette Francis from In-Trac Training and Consultancy about learning from Serious Case Reviews involving disabled children, the voices of children and young people, parents and carers and a variety of workshops including Makaton Safeguarding, Signs of Safety and Online Safety.
Please book now to secure a place!

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1 19 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Holiday Inn Bristol Filton Map

Code: SGC/18/910 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 19 March 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/015 Raising Safeguarding Concerns - Adults (Prev Alerter)

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 £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 19 March 2019 13:15 - 16:15 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/192 Using Attention Bucket Activities to support Children in your Setting (£)

This course is aimed at SENCOs and practitioners working with children with social communication difficulties or with a diagnosis of ASC or children with language delay and short attention spans, who want to explore new ideas to develop small group attention, interaction and participation.

This course will include a brief insight into working with and supporting children with social communication difficulties or ASC. It will explore how a different approach can support children to develop attention skills to support development of children’s spontaneous use of language and follow rules and boundaries in a group activity. This approach is also appropriate for children who are experiencing general delayed language development.

It will provide an introduction into using bucket activities in your setting, and the four stages to develop children’s attention.

There will be lots of practical demonstrations of activities you can experience to inform your practice, and ideas to take back and use.

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1 19 March 2019 17:00 - 20:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/18/189 EYFS Leadership Network 2018/2019 (SCHOOLS ONLY) (cf)

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 20 March 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 08 July 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/016 Raising Safeguarding Concerns - Adults (Prev Alerter) (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 £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 20 March 2019 13:15 - 16:15 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/074 Taking Control of Your Career (1) (South Glos Staff Only)

These workshops are for South Glos employees only. An opportunity to attend a thought-provoking two-hour workshop aimed at helping you to gain an insight into your career development options. We hope these opportunities enable you to fulfil your potential, whether that’s in your current role - building skills and expertise to support your journey to become an outstanding performer, or by considering other career options such as lateral development or promotion.

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1 20 March 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Badminton Road G12 Map

Code: SGC/19/075 Taking Control of Your Career (2) (South Glos Staff Only)

These workshops are for South Glos employees only. An opportunity to attend a thought-provoking two-hour workshop aimed at helping you to gain an insight into your career development options. We hope these opportunities enable you to fulfil your potential, whether that’s in your current role - building skills and expertise to support your journey to become an outstanding performer, or by considering other career options such as lateral development or promotion.

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1 20 March 2019 13:00 - 15:00 Badminton Road G12 Map

Code: SGC/19/315 Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees (EVENT FULL)

Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees:  A 5-part course for Foster Carers, Social Workers and Teachers.

These 5 sessions will be spread out throughout 2019 from March until November.  They are being faciliated by Nese Davidson-Birch & Alison Clarkson Webb From Tamarisk Training.

Do you come into contact with refugees and asylum seekers in your work context, and struggle to know how best to help?
Are you caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people and want to follow best practice?
Are you confused by the rhetoric surrounding migraton and want to know some facts?
Are you concerned that your clients are getting lost in the maze of the UK asylum system?

This course may be what you are looking for.

About the Course:

We will start by exploring what it feels like to operate outside of your own culture, and to lose all that is familiar to you. From a positon of empathy we will then look at some fundamental ways in which cultures di?er from each other, which may give us insights into the behaviour of our clients. We will consider the bigger picture of global migraton to try to understand why refugees and asylum seekers might end up in South Gloucestershire, and what they may have experienced on their journeys. We will then zoom in to the details of the UK asylum system and how it works (or doesn’t work) both for adults and for children. We will map service provision for refugees in our area and how we can e?ectively signpost our clients. We will gather as a mult-disciplinary learning community to dialogue and learn together through a variety of simulations, games, discussions, case studies and other actvites on this highly interactive course.

About Us Tamarisk Training design and facilitate bespoke training events to promote intercultural awareness and understanding of issues facing asylum seekers and refugees. Nese Davidson-Birch and Alison Clarkson Webb have been running training together since 2016. Please find out more about us at www.tamarisktraining.co.uk Attendence is expected at each session, as the days will build on the previous one.

The sessions will run in the following order:

1. Culture Shock - 20th March
2. Hot and Cold Cultures - 22nd May
3. A Refugee's Journey - 10th July
4. The UK Asylum System - 18th September
5. Unaccompanied Children - 6th November

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1 20 March 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 22 May 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 10 July 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 18 September 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
5 06 November 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map