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Code: SGC/19/180 Recruitment and Induction (L&M Support Programme) (cf)

This course, aimed at managers, deputies and committee chairs, 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 and committee chairs new to leadership and management; deputies seeking to develop skills; and experienced leaders seeking to refresh and develop their skills and understanding.

Does recruitment seem a daunting task for your setting? Why is it so important for settings to get this right from the start? This course will help you with the whole process for recruitment and induction. Effective leadership in early years has been recognised as being significant in raising standards and outcomes for children.

“Providers must ensure that all staff receive induction training to help them understand their roles and responsibilities. Induction training must include: information about emergency evacuation procedures, safeguarding, child protection, the provider’s equality policy, and health and safety issues….”
EYFS Statutory Framework (page 20, 3.20)

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, managers and committee chairs. In addition, supporting materials are available on the VLE to further supplement knowledge and understanding of this subject.

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

Code: SGC/19/126 Women in Leadership (South Glos Staff Only) (Cancelled)

This woman’s leadership development programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles within the council through a women’s only programme which builds confidence, informal networks and develops an understanding of women as future leaders. This inspiring and engaging programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers or aspiring managers and leaders. If this programme interests you but you aren’t sure if it is right for you please give Emily Proom (4213), Emma Ford (4447) or Debra Parsons (8273) a call to discuss this further. Please note: This is a women only programme. If you are interested in management development you may also be interested in our Introduction to First Line Management programme which sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role. Course details are on the website.

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1 12 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 11 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 10 January 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/785 First Aid For Carers

CS1 .This course has been tailored to suit the needs of Foster Carers, Adopters and Family Link Carers who look after children on a 24 hour basis. This is a certificated course, so please ensure you can arrive on time and attend all of the course.

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1 13 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/19/996 Tutoring skills workshop

This one-day workshop is aimed at helping staff and managers to develop tutoring 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 15 July 2019 09:00 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/998 Understanding Loss in End of Life Care - Module 1

This 1-day course will enable participants to understand loss and bereavement and its impacts on self and others, as well as exploring good practice in supporting people during the end of life process. You may also wish to attend Module 2 - Providing Care & Comfort at End of Life. 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 15 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/912 ACE Ambassador Training

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are negative experiences in early life and childhood that can have an impact on health and wellbeing throughout life.
South Gloucestershire is committed to developing a co-ordinated and consistent ACE-informed approach, with a focus on recognition, prevention and early intervention and the cultural change that may be needed to support that. An ACE-informed approach is moving away from asking ‘what is wrong with you’ to asking ‘what happened to you’. It is more than just knowing about ACEs; it is using that knowledge to work together to:
- Prevent ACEs in future generations, including breaking the cycle within families
- Recognise the signs and symptoms of ACEs to enable appropriate early intervention to build resilience
- Recognise the impacts of ACEs already experienced in children and adults and help them to receive support 
- Support and build resilience in communities, families and children who are at risk of exposure to ACEs

The ACE Ambassador Network includes professionals from across public sector agencies, VCSE organisations and communities, and experts by experience. As well as delivering ACE-awareness raising sessions, the network offers opportunities to share updates and best practice and to build professional relationships and support. We hope that this network will be the mechanism by which cultural change will occur.

This half day training session is for participants who have signed up to be ACE Ambassadors from a variety of settings and backgrounds. Participants will already have basic awareness of ACEs and their impacts across the life course. This session is aimed at managers or staff in any sector who work with adults or children and would like to know more about how to facilitate the culture change needed to become ACE-informed. This half-day course is FREE of charge. If you would like to find out more about joining the network but are unable to deliver training, please contact aces@southglos.gov.uk

Participants should have been identified within their organisations as ACE Ambassadors and have notified aces@southglos.gov.uk of their interest in the role prior to attending.

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1 16 July 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Badminton Road G13 Map

Code: SGC/19/400 Epilepsy Awareness (EVENT FULL)

This one day programme is intended for any individuals from the Council and staff from all Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors working with people with Epilepsy. Non-care staff need only attend the morning session of this course. The course is a combination of interactive discussion, demonstration and practice with equipment and group work. 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 16 July 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/363 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 16 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/950 Supervision Skills Training for Supervising Social Workers

Foster Talk are providing this training.

If delegates can arrive for registration at 9.30am then we will start prompt at 10am – finish will be 3pm


Course overview: This one day training course will enable participants to explore any prejudices and ‘unconscious bias’ that may exist when supervising foster carers and allow them to reflect on their own practice and how this can be improved. This training will give social workers the skills to achieve effective supervision for both hard to engage foster carers as well as those where the relationship balance of being too friendly versus professional or overly critical is sometimes difficult to obtain.


Aims and objectives: ?
For supervising social workers to understand their role when supervising foster carers ?
To refresh and remind social workers of the Regulations and the National Minimum Standards that apply ?
To identify factors that can distort supervision ?
To understand the characteristics of effective supervision and when supervision is not working well ?
To examine the importance of two-way professional communication ?
To recognise the importance of providing supportive yet challenging supervision to enable the foster carer to develop ?
To have the opportunity for a group discussion using case examples

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1 16 July 2019 09:30 - 15:00 The Vassalls Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/638 Children, Adults and Health Dept. Induction

This is a 1-day overview for newly-appointed staff working in the council's Children, Adults & Health department. It aims to provide those staff with general information about the department, and is a complement to the ongoing workplace induction process that all new staff should receive from their line manager and team. Staff must also complete the six mandatory e-modules that all new council staff need to undertake, as set out in the guidance on MyHR.

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1 17 July 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map