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Code: SGC/24/0547 TSD Booklet Support for Foster Carers

The Fostering Team are offering a drop-in session where carers can work with an experienced supervising social worker and other carers as they complete their Training Standards Booklet (TSD). The drop-in session aim is to offer support, guidance, and best examples to foster carers allowing them to work through their TSD book.

This session will be light in nature with no pressure on carers to complete a certain number of modules, refreshments will be provided. Other supporting sessiosn will be organised depending on the success of this one.

Supporting this session will be Sarah Hewitt, Emily Hanks and Chris Hill.  It will take place in room F-17 of Kingswood Civic Centre

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1 17 September 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0527 Autism Training (SGC Staff Only)

The training consists of two presentations that provide an introduction to the Autism Spectrum.

Part 1 looks at themes such as what Autism is, traits & behaviours associated with Autism, the social challenges that autistic people face day to day, coping mechanisms, and barriers to employment.


Part 2 briefly recaps the themes from part 1 and looks at themes such as the different types of Autism, skills and abilities commonly associated with Autism, mental health, the pros and cons of the two different models of disability, advice on how best to support autistic residents and colleagues you may work with, and famous people on the spectrum. Part 2 also features interactive elements such as a quiz.


Both presentations feature videos.

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1 18 September 2024 11:00 - 11:45 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 25 September 2024 11:00 - 11:45 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0590 Getting That Job

This training 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, keeping a positive mindset, 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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Meeting ID: 949 666 700 225 5
Passcode: ocZnyg

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1 18 September 2024 13:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0275 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.

Please join the meeting prior to the 9.30 start, so you have time to check that the technology is working.

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 18 September 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0395 Race Awareness (PM) SGC - ASC & ICS staff only (EVENT FULL)

Please see attached pre-coursework details which must be completed prior to the training session

We have received feedback from the trainers saying that delegates were unable to do the pre learning as the links didn’t work. Numerous testing by EDP, ourselves and the fact that many other colleagues have had no issues, leads us to conclude that the links are all fine.

However, if you are having difficulty accessing these, please let us know well before the course.
  • Increase understanding around race, racism and systemic racism as well as how it manifests in relation to social care specifically
  • Exploring disparities from statistics that have been caused by systemic racism specific to social care and other core English institutions
  • Understanding our own unconscious bias and social conditioning to help us better challenge ourselves, our thoughts and our beliefs
  • A deep dive into white privilege, power & advantage
  • Cultural awareness and how being aware of cultural norms can help us be more culturally competent when supporting people
  • Learning what microaggression are and what we can do to mitigate against them and how to support somebody who has experienced a microaggression
  • Exploring Language the nuances and connotations associated with some outdated terms
  • How to be an anti-racism ally and what this means as an individual, team and organisation

After you have attended the session make your Anti Racism pledge here and course evaluation here

All staff will be offered support where needed by the trainer and the organisation

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1 18 September 2024 13:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0092 Raising Safeguarding Concerns - Adults (AM)


The multi-agency South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board oversees the Joint Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults in this area. It is essential that a wide range of staff working in local authority, health and social care agencies are fully aware of the key issues in safeguarding vulnerable adults and of how the policy affects them in their front-line roles. The half-day Raising Safeguarding Concerns course is essential training for all front-line staff and managers who are involved in providing services to adults at risk and who work directly with service users. The course content is mapped to the learning outcomes in the local Safeguarding Adults Training Standards (published Dec 2017) as well as to relevant national occupational standards including the Care Certificate (Standard 10). Course attendance is monitored by the Safeguarding Adults Board. The standard charge for this course is £49. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

We are restricting numbers from each organisation to 4 individuals per course.

If you organisation require a large number of individuals to complete this course, then it maybe possible for in house training to be organised.
Please contact HRlearninganddevelopment@southglos.gov.uk with your requirements.

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1 18 September 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0104 Signs of Safety 2 Day Introduction

This training is for people who will be using the Signs of Safety approach in their day-to-day work with children, young people and their families or carers. It is also relevant for people who will be supervising others who are using the approach. The two day Signs of Safety Introduction training is provided by accredited external trainers and places are limited. Key Integrated Children's Services staff to attend are those who chair key meetings and who undertake statutory assessments gathering information from other agencies and where the outcome has a considerable impact on the life of a child/family.
Course Duration: Two days
Course Aims: This training provides practitioners and managers with the skills and knowledge to be able to start to use the Signs of Safety approach in their practice.

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1 18 September 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 19 September 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0342 Supporting Speech, Language & Communication needs for looked after children

This course wil be delivered by speech and language experts in their field, they will offer knowldege on primary and secondary age groups, the tutors are also open to Q&A from carers.  Main area of cover will be teenagers.

Course will cover
Primary age:
An overview of typical speech, language and communication development in the primary years and how to support children with speech, language and communication needs.

Secondary age:
An overview of typical speech, language and communication development in the secondary years and how to support children with speech, language and communication needs.

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1 18 September 2024 18:30 - 20:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0386 Bitesize Multi-Agency Session providing key information about working with Exploitation in South Gloucestershire

Bitesize Multi-Agency Session providing key information about working with Exploitation in South Gloucestershire

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1 19 September 2024 12:00 - 12:45 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0126 Capturing the Views & Wishes of Disabled Children

The need to successfully capture the views and wishes of children is a concept that is both philosophically shared as well as embedded in legislation. Those working with disabled children need to draw on a skills base of creativity, flexibility and advocacy in order to ensure the voice of each child is captured, valued and used to influence and enhance the quality of disabled children's lives and experiences.

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Meeting ID: 852 0441 9057
Passcode: 543767

IF YOU ARE A SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE EMPLOYEE YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT OUR IT DEPARTMENT TO REQUEST YOU ZOOM LICENSE. YOU WILL NEED TO FILL OUT THIS FORM IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY OBTAINED A ZOOM LICENCE.

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1 19 September 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map