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Code: SGC/19/578 Domestic Violence & Abuse Training: Intermediate-level

This 1-day course will build on delegates’ learning from the Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse e-learning module which should be completed before attending this course. The Intermediate training day will provide additional content as set out below.

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1 13 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/401 Epilepsy Awareness

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 16 September 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/423 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Training Programme - Module 2: Complex Best Interest Decisions

Please note you have to do this training programme in order.
South Gloucestershire Council has launched a new interactive training programme that gives Health and Social Care Workers the skills, knowledge, confidence and practice to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is made up of interactive learning workshops. The new skills and knowledge gained from the workshops are then applied in the workplace and you will send us evidence. You'll be given feedback as you acheive the required good practice and compliance standard of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is designed for Care Provider managers, Social Worker and Occupational Therapy staff and managers, nurses and all other professionals working in health and social care. You can select from a series of modules as relevant to your job which are listed below.

How the programme works -
You attend a module workshop
You then submit evidence of what you have learned in the workplace (usually within six weeks)
You receive feedback which may be shared with your employer.

Once you have achieved the required standard for compliance and good practice in line with the MCA code of practice you will be awarded a certificate for that module.

Continuing Professional Development
This programme can be used by Social Workers as a basis for Accredited Learning under the South Gloucestershire Council/ University of the West of England Integrated Professional Development Programme

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 16 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/778 Butterflies and Bees

‘Butterflies and Bees’ This course follows on from 'Why and How?' Attachment and Emotional Health for Young People Looked After. A training course designed to support foster carers, adopters and special guardians in developing their ability and confidence to respond therapeutically to the children in their care. This in-depth course is a key intervention from the Thinking Aloud team, designed to help you as carers develop your ability to support the children in your care. We will cover topics such as attachment and trauma, as well as consider different behaviours that might be difficult to manage within the home. We will spend some time thinking about your responses to difficulties in your relationships with the young people in your care, and discover and practice a range of practical techniques to improve their and your wellbeing. Please note that priority may need to be given to certain carers identified by the Family Placement and/or Thinking Aloud Team.

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1 17 September 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
2 24 September 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
3 01 October 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
4 08 October 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
5 15 October 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
6 05 November 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
7 12 November 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
8 19 November 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
9 26 November 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
10 03 December 2019 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/821 E-Safety for Foster Carers, Adopters and Special Guardians (Cancelled)

Joanne Bocko, who is the Cyber Protect Officer in Avon and Somerset Police, is going to come and deliver a presentation that will give an outline about apps, the risks, highlighting online offences and how they’re committed and providing advice and signposts to further support.

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1 17 September 2019 18:30 - 20:00 Badminton Road G12 Map

Code: SGC/19/367 Managing & Preventing Organisational Abuse

YOU WILL NEED TO ATTEND A RAISING SAFEGUARDING CONCERNS COURSE BEFORE ATTENDING THIS TRAINING. Managers of agencies that provide services for adults at risk must ensure they lead a "safe service", with competent staff and an organisational culture that safeguards adults. This 1-day workshop will help delegates to understand and be accountable for the key factors in managing and preventing organisational abuse in the services they lead and/or review. For full-day courses – 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 17 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/197 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.

The 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 17 September 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/272 Coaching Skills

The Council promotes the use of a "Coaching style" of management, which empowers staff to take responsibility for their own performance and work. The ability of managers to coach the performance and development of their staff is therefore considered a key skill. The time invested in developing coaching skills can deliver some very positive outcomes, such as, delivering increased motivation, performance and removing barriers and blockers to progression. Coaching skills can change the way people think about your leadership and you can inspire confidence and self-belief in your team. You have an opportunity to motivate others in a positive and inspirational way. If you arenÐt a manager you can assist and support peers through this collaborative approach to tackling issues. Ultimately it empowers people to perform more effectively and through the tools and techniques you learn on this course you will also find that you become more effective too. This interactive day will give you a greater understanding of how you can use this simple coaching tool to improve the performance of others. YouÐll have a better understanding of what makes people tick and be able to use the techniques to build better relationships with others. The standard charge for this course is £80 per day although for council employees this course is free to attend.

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1 18 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/647 Low mood and depression (Cancelled)

A 3 hour workshop providing an understanding of low mood and depression in children and young people. Using tools strategies and sharing resources.

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1 18 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/954 Protection and Thriving in a Digital World Network for Early Years Practitioners (cf)

55% of 4 year olds in the UK use tablets or smartphones

16% of 3-4 year olds own their own tablet or device (Ofcom)

73% of children have an online presence by the time they are 2 (AVG 2010)

96% of parents believe it is their responsibility to keep their children safe online but 70% struggle to do this


Are you interesting in learning more about children’s use of technologies and ways we can promote safe online practices for children, families and practitioners? 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 September 2019 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 20 November 2019 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 12 February 2020 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 29 April 2020 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map