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Code: SGC/19/955 Protection and Thriving in a Digital World Network for Early Years Practitioners 6.30-8.30 (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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1 18 September 2019 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 20 November 2019 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 12 February 2020 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 29 April 2020 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/015 Helping People to Learn in the Workplace

Do you need to train staff on their job? Have you recently recruited new members of staff and wonder how best to get them up to speed? This one-day workshop is aimed at helping staff and managers to develop skills, to help people learn on the job in their workplaces. The workshop assists people to understand issues such as barriers to learning, structuring workplace learning to meet different needs and how to set goals and assess progress towards competence in a new role.

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

Code: SGC/19/814 Managing Beyond The Basics (South Glos Council Managers/Supervisors)

This is a 2-day workshop specifically for South Gloucestershire Council managers and supervisors. It is split into two 1-day sessions (Day 1: 19th Sept & Day 2: 24th Oct). The main focus of the workshop is on exploring really practical tools and approaches for managing, supporting and challenging teams and individuals, including aspects such as coaching, communication and performance. The workshop will be led by Lenny Bedoyan.

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1 19 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 24 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/364 Managing Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults (EVENT FULL)

YOU WILL NEED TO ATTEND THE "RAISING SAFEGUARDING CONCERNS" (previously ALERTER) COURSE BEFORE YOU ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP.

Safeguarding Adults is a high priority aspect of the social/healthcare task. The role of a manager/practitioner in ensuring that staff respond appropriately to an ‘alert’ is vital. These staff also need to be confident about their own responsibilities in safeguarding adults, and responding appropriately to concerns about a person’s safety. This 1-day course will assist managers/supervisors, Social Workers/OTs and other practitioners including in healthcare be clear about their role: how Making Safegaurding Personal impacts on it, how to conduct an interview, and how to make decisions about what to do next.

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

Code: SGC/19/525 Manual Handling - Induction (EVENT FULL)

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 19 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/19/825 Parenting Teenagers who have multiple ACE’s ( Adverse Childhood Experiences)


This ‘Pilot’ support group has been set up specifically for carers of teenagers, who may be struggling, or would like to better cope with some of the behaviours that their young people are showing. It will be reviewed in December 2019, and based on how successful the programme has been, may continue in 2020.



The multiple ACE’s (adverse childhood experiences) that our young people may have experienced are likely to have had an impact on their emotional development. This in turn can show as range of behaviours relating to:

· Fear (fight or flight)

· Inability to re-attune to care-giver

· Blocked trust

· Impulsivity

· Lack of cause & effect thinking

· Needing to be ‘in control’

· Lack of empathy

· Lack of remorse

· Hypervigilance

· Sadness & grief

· Fear of being ‘invisible’

· Anger



But how can we respond to these behaviours in a therapeutic way? This group looks to take an issue, identified by yourselves each month, and look at why a young person may be showing that behaviour and how we can respond therapeutically to it.



The group will be facilitated by Thinking Aloud and will aim to meet once every month during term time. The programme will very much be determined by yourselves, as this series of support groups has been set up with you in mind to meet your current needs. 

It would be helpful if you could email catherine.charlton@southglos.gov.uk  any particular issues that you would perhaps like covered in advance, as a more detailed programme could be drawn up ahead of the sessions, if we know what the issues are.

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1 19 September 2019 18:30 - 21:00 Badminton Road G12 Map

Code: SGC/19/198 Promoting a Whole Team Approach to SEND in Early Years (cf) (EVENT FULL)

This course is suitable for childminders, newly appointed SENCOs and assistant SENCOs who need to understand the role of the SENCO. SENCOs who would like a refresher course in order to become more familiar with the process would also benefit from this course.

“Providers must have arrangements in place to support children with SEN or disabilities…. And must have regard to the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice.”
(EYFS Statutory Framework, page 29)

As a new SENCO, the SEND Code of Practice can appear to be daunting and challenging. This half-day course will help you to develop your understanding of the requirements of the Code of Practice and the role of the SENCO in implementing it. Through group work and discussions there will be opportunities to explore:

The role and responsibilities of the SENCO
The role of other staff in the setting in supporting children with SEND
The processes required to support children once a concern has been raised through following the graduated approach

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1 19 September 2019 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/518 STORM – skills training in children and young people's suicide prevention and self-harm mitigation

This 2-day course is suitable for those working with complex people or situations. It aims to develop skills and confidence in order to help children and young people around self-harm and suicide prevention.

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1 19 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 20 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/181 Early Years Safeguarding Responsibilities (L&M Support Programme) (cf)

How confident are you that your staff are secure in their safeguarding knowledge? How do you monitor your safeguarding practice?

In a rapidly changing world, where the key priority is to safeguard and protect children, are you and your staff fully aware of your responsibilities in this area? If you are a leader, manager, deputy, safeguarding lead or deputy, this course will help you to reflect on safeguarding practice in your setting. It will draw on current guidance along with the Local Authority safeguarding audit to assist with planning for the effective monitoring of safeguarding practice.

This course, aimed at managers and deputies, will help you to reflect on current practice and provide practical strategies to have a positive impact on your setting. This course is ideal for practitioners new to leadership and management; deputies seeking to develop skills; and experienced leaders seeking to refresh and develop their skills and understanding.

This is a stand-alone course which is one of 7 leadership and management sessions offered throughout the year. Together they will provide valuable support to leaders and managers. In addition, supporting materials are available on the VLE to further supplement knowledge and understanding of this subject.

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1 20 September 2019 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/495 Raising Awareness of CSE

To understand the experiences and practice issues relating to children and young people who are at risk of sexual exploitation.

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1 20 September 2019 10:00 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map