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Code: SGC/21/1264 Manual Handling - Induction

Acorn Health & Safety have recently revised their guidance regarding the wearing of face masks. From 1st August 2020, it will be mandatory to wear face masks during practical elements of the course however delegates may choose to wear the mask throughout the course.

This applies to our First Aid and Manual Handling courses, where 2m social distancing cannot be maintained.

If you are attending any of our courses, please can you ensure you bring your own 3 ply face mask (Please see examples of approved mask style below). Fabric masks and face coverings are not acceptable for practical elements.



This one day course provides adult social care staff who are responsible for moving people, with basic information and skills at an introductory level.The course is designed for anyone working in a care setting who are required to move people within their role. Please make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear as there is a practical aspect to this training.

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1 04 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/21/1121 New to Early Years Network for Schools

This network is for Early Career Teachers and Teachers who are new to or returning to working within Reception classes or Nursery Classes in South Gloucestershire Schools.

Are you new to teaching and find yourself in a Reception class? Are you working in the EYFS for the first time?
Are you an experienced teacher returning to EYFS?

Across the three sessions we will aim to explore the key reforms within the EYFS as well as looking at; effective practice, developing an enabling environment and the observation, assessment and planning cycle.

This network is facilitated by the Early Years Advisers.

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1 04 November 2021 13:30 - 15:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/1207 Remote Recruitment (SGC Staff Only)

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As the recruiting manager you’re at the centre of the process, driving the process to recruit the best person to meet your job needs. You have the insight and knowledge of how the role fits into the overall team, and what is needed to effectively perform this. This webinar will give you an understanding of good the skills required in remote recruitment and selection. It will include advert writing, candidate attraction, using CVs in selection and the council’s new recruitment system. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss how remote recruitment differs from face to face recruitment in terms of shortlisting and interviewing and gain advice on your own recruitment practices. We will also cover unconscious bias and how to promote equality within recruitment.

Please note; There is important pre-course work with activities to work through before you attend this webinar, this should take approximately 90 minute. Details of which will be in the joining instructions. Please read these thoroughly and get in touch with the course tutor if you have any questions.

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1 04 November 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/0612 Foster Carer Buddy Catch Up!

This session has been arranged for foster carers acting as a 'Buddy'  for newly approved foster carers.

The session will be a chance for the buddies to come together and discuss what's going well as well as be a forum where questions can be asked, or any uncertainty regarding the role can be addressed. 

Most importantly it is to be used as a session to develop and support each other in this important role.

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1 05 November 2021 13:00 - 14:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/0887 Part 1: Understanding And Responding To Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control (EVENT FULL)

Test your knowledge before you attend the training (SGC employees only)! https://adults.ccinform.co.uk/knowledge-hubs/supported-learning-tools/

This is a virtual course delivered by Sarah Wigley, commissioned on behalf of the South Glos Safeguarding Adults Board. 

Suitable For: All health and social care professionals who come into contact with people who may be experiencing domestic abuse.

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1 05 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/1180 Wellbeing Coaching - South Glos staff only (Dan Farmer) (EVENT FULL)

These 50 minute coaching sessions with coaches will assist council staff in coming up with strategies and action plans to maintain and build their wellbeing and resilience. Unlike counselling which provides a safe space to explore worries and concerns, these confidential coaching sessions will help staff come up with individual plans to help them build their resilience, understand what they can do to enhance their wellbeing and overcome current and future obstacles. There are activities and exercises that wellbeing coaches can also give people to work through in their own time if they would find it useful.

Please note these sessions will be delivered by skype or telephone.  Your coach will contact you to confirm the best method for you.

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1 05 November 2021 11:00 - 12:00 Skype/Telephone Map

Code: SGC/20/1457 FCSG: Central Group (Formally Geographical area 2)


The Purpose for the support groups



We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.

There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.

Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.

Sometimes there will be speakers and topics as requested by the group, this will hopefully make it as relevant to your fostering as you like.

These sessions should be recorded on your Personal Development Plan (PDP).

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1 08 November 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/1187 Getting That Job for South Glos employees only


This online session will help you to build the skills needed to perform well during the recruitment process. We will cover limiting beliefs (negative thinking) – how to manage them so that you can achieve your goals, skills self-assessment to identify and apply your transferable skills and experiences, key points to help you create a great CV, application forms and expression of interest letters, and interview preparation.

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1 08 November 2021 09:30 - 11:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/1154 Language Champion Information Briefing

Would you like to improve children’s language outcomes?

Would you like to learn more about supporting individual children’s speech and language including those who are bi-lingual, multi-lingual or are learning English as an additional language?

Are you interested in learning more about how you can make your setting a language rich environment for all children?

Would you like to know more about language assessment and interventions and explore their effectiveness?

Join us for an information briefing to find out more.

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1 08 November 2021 16:30 - 17:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/1106 Basic Clinical Skills

Seminar Room 16, Southmead Hospital

This half day workshop is aimed at adult social care staff in South Gloucestershire, working in domiciliary, residential and day care services (statutory sector AND IVP sector agencies) The course includes trainer presentation, discussion, and a short multiple-choice assessment at the end to check the information has been retained by participants. Relevant handouts/paperwork will be provided by the facilitator Claire Boyd, North Bristol Trust. Please note this training is held at Southmead Hospital (Learning & Research building in the Science Quarter).

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1 09 November 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Southmead Hospital Learning Centre Map