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Code: SGC/23/0125 Recruitment, onboarding and induction (SGC staff only)

The aim of this blended online course is to enable managers with no previous recruitment experience to carry out effective recruitment.

If you have recruited in other organisations you may also find this useful as a refresher or to find out the council approach.

The course will familiarise you with the council’s recruitment guide and you will explore essential and additional criteria for posts, options regarding advert content and where adverts are placed, how to identify appropriate selection processes to use alongside the recruitment interview, shortlisting, preparing for interviews and other assessment tools, how to make fair and unbiased recruitment decisions, giving feedback and the steps you need to take to induct a new starter through to probation.

Participants will need to put aside 2.5 hours to complete the Rise self-study package entitled: “Recruitment, onboarding and induction” in advance of the training day to ensure a baseline of knowledge.

Recruitment, onboarding and induction webinar e-module


The day itself will consist of some group discussions and self reflection time to aid your learning. As this course covers South Gloucestershire processes it is for internal staff only.

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1 09 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/23/0014 Advanced Child Protection (previously known as Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection) (EVENT FULL)

Please click here to view and dowload the course handouts

The training is organised by South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board Training Group 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.


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 print any handouts attached to this event and bring them along with you to the session.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0133 Bitesize Safeguarding: Briefings for Settings - Allegations and Complaints

This course is for Early Years Preschools & Nurseries.

These briefings will run virtually with the offer of Preschools & Nurseries attending up to 6 sessions. The briefings will give up to date information on safeguarding legislation in practice. Each briefing has a specific focus.

These briefings were previously run in 2022 so no need to re attend these. Please note there is a maximum of 2 people attending from each setting.

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1 10 January 2023 18:30 - 19:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/23/0269 FCSG: Under 5's


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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 January 2023 10:00 - 12:00 TBC Map

Code: SGC/23/0018 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Essentials for Care Workers

Please note if you are a Social Worker you should book onto the Professional version of this course.

This assessed training course provides Care Workers with the essential skills and knowledge to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 when carrying out their role. The MCA applies to every health and social care worker who is involved in the care, treatment or support of people who are unable to make all or some decisions themselves. Care Quality Commission Inspectors are increasingly asking care workers to explain their responsibilities under the MCA. The MCA provides legal protection from liability for carrying out care and treatment of people who lack capacity to consent, provided that care workers: Understand the principles of the MCA Have carried out a capacity assessment and reasonably believe that the person lacks capacity Reasonably believe the action they have taken is in the best interests of the person. How the training course works: Attend a workshop Submit brief evidence of how you have applied your learning in the workplace Receive feedback on your work which is 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 Mental Capacity Essentials Training Certificate.

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1 10 January 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/23/0032 Part 1: Understanding And Responding To Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control (Cancelled)

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.

Please note: We will send your joining instructions (including the link to join this session) via email closer to the time of this event.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/23/0116 Signs of Safety Building on families strengths Bitesize session

Signs of Safety- Bitesize session- Building on families strengths

A 1 hour 30 minute 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.

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Meeting ID: 397 586 133 094
Passcode: pRjFES

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1 10 January 2023 09:30 - 11:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/23/0216 Court Skills for Children's Social Workers (SGC Staff)

PLEASE NOTE: YOUR JOINING INSTRUCTIONS AND ANY TRAINING MATERIALS ARE ATTACHED TO THIS EVENT. PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED RESOURCES PRIOR TO THE COURSE TO FURTHER YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT YOUR LEARNING ON THE TRAINING.

PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU CAN ACCESS ZOOM PRIOR TO THIS EVENT. WE ASK THAT ALL USERS ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME TO JOIN THIS EVENT ON THE DAY. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND BOTH DAYS AND YOU CANNOT SWAP BETWEEN COURSES.

By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer.

Delegates attending this course are called upon to prepare statements and reports for use in court proceedings involving children and to, potentially, attend court to give oral evidence based upon those reports. The course will provide the necessary skills to enable delegates to produce concise, accurate and compelling written evidence and give guidance as to how to present that evidence to best effect in the courtroom. The second day of the course enables delegates to practise giving oral evidence in a formal setting and to be cross examined by our experienced barrister-trainer.


Who is the Course aimed at?
Social Workers in Children & Family social care

Joining link
Please click here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 880 4911 4230

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map
2 12 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/23/0001 Introduction to Child Protection (previously known as Inter Agency Child Protection) (EVENT FULL)

Please click here to view and download the course handouts. Please complete the 'quiz' prior to attending this event.

This 4 hour virtual inter-agency training session will cover: The laws and policies that relate to safeguarding children and YP What we mean by safeguarding and how some children can be harmed What signs to look out for How ACE's impact families and children Local and inter-agency procedures that are in place The role of early help Appropriate information sharing Responding to allegations

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 print any handouts attached to this event and bring them along with you to the session.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 January 2023 09:30 - 13:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/23/0157 Makaton: Level 1 (virtual)

These courses are for:
All Early Years Practitioners, parents/carers and any interested people looking to undertake and continue their Makaton journey.

Participants must complete level 1 before they can attend level 2 etc, be aged 16 or over, and be resident in the UK at the time of training.

Level 1 Training
Sessions include discussing commonly asked questions, hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use and how to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home or work.
Participants will learn signs and symbols for stages 1-2 of the Core Vocabulary and some additional vocabulary.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 January 2023 18:00 - 21:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
2 18 January 2023 18:00 - 21:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map