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Code: SGC/22/0593 ‘Lunch and Learn’ Neurodiversity Awareness

60-90 minutes Awareness session on types of neurodiversity, the impact at work and top tips for managers and colleagues. This can be general neurodiversity or condition specific (e.g. ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia).

Our facilitators are experienced neurodiversity coaches and professionals, who are happy to adapt the session to suit your needs, and the needs of your organisation.

Anyone is welcome to attend - whether they themselves are neurodiverse, or manage or work alongside people with a neurodiverse condition - for example, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD or Autism.

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1 06 June 2022 12:00 - 13:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/22/0270 Advanced Child Protection Update (previously known as Child Protection Update) (EVENT FULL)

PLEASE NOTE: This session will be taking place at Kingswood Civic Centre.

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

This webinar is delivered on behalf of the South Gloucestershire Children's Partnership.

  • Participants should be only those who have already completed an Advanced-level of Child Protection training within statutory or setting-related timescales, and who now need to maintain this level of training.
  • Participants will be expected to have a good working knowledge of safeguarding with experience of statutory and local child protection responsibilities and procedures.
  • Effective child protection depends not only on reliable and accepted procedures for all staff involved with children, but also on their skills, knowledge and judgment 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.
  • The learning outcomes for this training are designed to ensure that all participants receive updates in the latest child protection legislation, statutory guidance, local policies, procedures and professional requirements.
  • The learning outcomes for this training are designed to ensure that all participants receive updates in the latest child protection legislation, statutory guidance, local policies, procedures and professional requirements.

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.

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1 06 June 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/22/0198 EYFS Assessment Network (FOR SCHOOLS)

This network is for all Teachers who are working within Reception classes or Nursery Classes in South Gloucestershire Schools.

The removal of age bands and the EYFS reforms aim of reducing paperwork has led to many questions about how to track progress and ensure provision is meeting the needs of all learners.
This network will support participants to:
• ensure their assessment systems from September 2021 are robust and meet the statutory requirements for assessment.
• identify next steps in learning.
• analyse data and discuss methods of assessment to develop good practice and improve provision in early years.

We will also address current concerns and challenges that arise throughout the year and keep you informed of local and national initiatives and opportunities.
There will be a theme for each session and there will also be time for questions. We would like this training to be responsive to the needs of those attending, so please bring along your ideas and suggestions.

The theme for session 1 (18th October 2021) is:

Baseline and On-entry assessment

This network is facilitated by the Early Years Advisers.


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1 06 June 2022 16:00 - 17:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/22/0638 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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1 06 June 2022 09:30 - 11:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/1436 Advanced Child Protection (previously known as Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection) (EVENT FULL)

PLEASE NOTE: YOUR JOINING INSTRUCTIONS AND ANY TRAINING MATERIALS ARE ATTACHED TO THIS EVENT. IF YOU ARE SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL STAFF, YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY FOR A ZOOM LICENSE BY COMPLETING THIS FORM.

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.

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

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.


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1 07 June 2022 09:00 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/0921 Autism Awareness

This will be delivered via TEAMS and you will be sent an invite nearer the time.

This 1/2 day course is suitable for all staff who could potentially come into contact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Social care practitioners should attend both day 1 and day 2 (Autism - assessing the needs of autistic adults (for social work practitioners completing assessments under the Care Act 2014)).

Course Aims: Develop knowledge and competencies in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

The course is delivered by James Hennefeld, a specialist trainer who has experience in supporting people with ASC in a wide range of care settings, including residential, low secure and in the community. 

Previous delegates have said:
“It is essential that anyone coming into contact with people diagnosed with ASC attend this course”
“Trainer is extremely knowledgeable and training is delivered with passion and enthusiasm”

Topics: · Asperger Syndrome and how this relates to autism. · Effective communication. · Theory of mind. · Executive functioning. · Central coherence. · Sensory issues. · Social inclusion. · Service issues.

The standard charge for this course is £47.50. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 07 June 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/22/0868 EY Schools Moderation Meeting

This meeting is for schools in South Gloucestershire.

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1 07 June 2022 13:30 - 16:00 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map

Code: SGC/21/1169 FCSG: North Group (Formally Geographical Area 3)


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 07 June 2022 10:00 - 11:30 Old Down Country Park Map

Code: SGC/22/0541 Legal Literacy & Defensible Decision-Making

By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the invitation, and any further resources, to you.

This workshop is for South Gloucestershire Council Adult Care practitioners ONLY.

The session will explore the importance of legally literacy and defensible decision-making in effective practice. Included will be a focus on:

• defining and developing an understanding of what is meant by both terms, from both a theoretical perspective and from your experience/practice
• ways to continue to develop your knowledge of the legal framework and how to ensure that it underpins your practice
• professional accountability and the importance of accurate analysis, free from bias, to inform your professional opinions and defensible decisions

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1 07 June 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/22/0344 Makaton Sign & Share - Summer and Holidays

Sign and symbol themes will be shared from the free to download section of the Makaton hub.

This session is open and free of charge to all South Gloucestershire Early Years Practitioners and Schools.

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1 07 June 2022 18:00 - 19:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map