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Code: SGC/18/233 New Breakthrough Mentor Training

This course is designed to give you the knowledge to become a Breakthrough mentor; Breakthrough mentoring supports people to develop positive experiences and relationships, enabling them to achieve, grow and develop new skills and to realise their full potential. So what is a mentor? A Breakthrough mentor is someone who works alongside a vulnerable person (mentee) to empower them to become independent and live a fulfilled life. They will work individually with the mentee, using activities that engage and motivate them to gain confidence, self-belief and work towards independence. What type of person are we looking for? Our placements are unique and varied, which requires us to have a diverse group of mentors. You don’t need a set of qualifications, just special qualities that enable you to support your mentee to learn, grow and develop.

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1 25 September 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Badminton Road G12 Map

Code: SGC/19/016 Therapeutic Pathway:Butterflies and Bees for Staff


 Butterflies and Bees is usually a ten week group for carers and parents to develop in their abilities to therapeutically and reflectively support the children in their care. Thinking Aloud will be running a two-day condensed version of the course, available to all staff:  FPT, LAC, Locality Team social workers, IRO's, Breakthrough mentors, to help you discover some of the techniques, strategies and theories we are sharing with carers. We will cover in depth the impact of trauma and disrupted attachment on children’s development and mental health. There will also be lots of space to try techniques out and play some games to embed our understanding.”

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1 25 September 2019 09:30 - 16:00 The Vassalls Centre Map
2 26 September 2019 09:30 - 16:00 The Vassalls Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/070 Understanding and Responding to Anger and Aggression

This one day course is designed for staff and volunteers who provide a service to children and/or adults in the community where they may be working alone; in the service users own home or in office based situations, engaging with people face-to-face or on the telephone. Staff who work alone in the community and in service users own homes can be subject to angry and aggressive behaviour from their service users. Staff working in offices and One Stop Shops are required to respond to members of the public on the phone or face-to-face. It is not unusual for customers to be upset and angry when they make contact with the council. Employers have a responsibility to put systems in place to support safe working practices; training in this area is an important part of the strategy. This course focuses on how to respond calmly and communicate effectively with people in an angry or aggressive state, to maintain the safety and dignity of both the member of staff and the customer/ service user/member of the public. 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 25 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/093 Autism Spectrum Conditions: 1-day Training

This 1-day course is suitable for all staff who are in regular contact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

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

The course is delivered by Matthew Trerise, a specialist trainer who has 15 years of experience in supporting people with ASC in a wide range of care settings, including residential, low secure and in the community. Matthew currently works for a nationally recognised specialist diagnostic service, delivering training and clinical supervision to frontline staff across the care pathway.


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”

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1 26 September 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/627 Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control

This is a half-day course delivered by Sarah Wigley, commissioned on behalf of the South Glos Safeguarding Adults Board. It is aimed at practitioners working in adult care services - across both statutory and IVP sectors - for whom it can act as an "intermediate"-level domestic violence and abuse course, e.g. to be completed before going on to do the Domestic Abuse: Advanced training and the Working with Perpetrators course (see LSCB training pathway). Children's services workforces may also find it helpful in terms of the particular focus on Coercive Control that this workshop covers.

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1 26 September 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/390 Emergency First Aid (EVENT FULL)

This is a one day course for participants to develop the skills necessary to provide emergency first aid to someone who has an accident or suddenly becomes ill at work. Participants will be trained and assessed during the course in order to receive a certificate. Please note - you will be required to complete 3 practical assessments and a multiple choice test. You need to bring Photo ID eg passport, driving licence. If these are not available please bring your Work ID with photo If you require assistance with reading/writing please let the use know prior to the start of the course.

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1 26 September 2019 09:15 - 16:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/19/790 Launch Pad Session 1: Dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers including Special Guardians

What is it? This is a new dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers, Including Special Guardians.

Why are we running it? We recognise that your situation is very different to that of main stream foster carers. The new role that you find yourself in now, is often not a pathway you may have planned on taking. Unlike foster carers, you are thrown in at the deep end without having had a course to prepare you for what lies ahead, and how ‘The System’ works. This course aims to do that as well as recognise the particular difficulties that you as ‘Kinship Carers’, whatever your role, face.

How will it run? There will be six sessions, each lasting approximately 2-2.5 hours, which will take place over the course of a year. It is hoped that you will attend all six, but as new carers arrive, they can join the programme at any stage.

The sessions will be led in the main by Social workers from our team. There will be light refreshment of tea and coffee provided at each session, but it would be rather nice if we could take it in turns to bring and share some food. The first session will be catered for, but we will discuss how this works for future sessions at the end of our first meeting. What will we cover? The programme will cost of the following topics: Working with the Department Transition of your role: delegated authority, divided loyalty, duties and responsibilities Attachment and Trauma Planning Contact ( Planning on Keeping in Touch) Connected Carers/Special Guardians sharing their experience: managing family dynamics, contact Safer Caring

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1 26 September 2019 10:00 - 12:30 Poole Court Map

Code: SGC/19/419 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Training Programme - Module 1: Professional

Please note you have to do this training programme in order.
South Gloucestershire Council has launched a new interactive training programme that gives Health and Social Care Workers the skills, knowledge, confidence and practice to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is made up of interactive learning workshops. The new skills and knowledge gained from the workshops are then applied in the workplace and you will send us evidence. You'll be given feedback as you acheive the required good practice and compliance standard of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is designed for Care Provider managers, Social Worker and Occupational Therapy staff and managers, nurses and all other professionals working in health and social care. You can select from a series of modules as relevant to your job which are listed below.

How the programme works -
You attend a module workshop
You then submit evidence of what you have learned in the workplace (usually within six weeks)
You receive feedback which may be 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 certificate for that module.

Continuing Professional Development
This programme can be used by Social Workers as a basis for Accredited Learning under the South Gloucestershire Council/ University of the West of England Integrated Professional Development Programme

The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 26 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/772 Social Work Masterclass: CSE-It's a Choice innit? Let’s talk about Child Sexual Exploitation (EVENT FULL)

Following on from her masterclass ‘A day in the life of a looked after child’, Jenny Molloy explores myths and assumptions surrounding child sexual exploitation. Being a victim of child sexual exploitation herself, she draws on personal experience, policy and practice and the use of Serious Case Reviews.

This event is aimed at all professionals who come into contact with young people, including managers who have responsibility for supervision, policy and decision-making.

IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS MASTERCLASS, YOU MUST HAVE PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED THE ONE JENNY RAN ON 8th MAY 2019: "A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A LOOKED AFTER CHILD". Please do not book onto this session unless you did attend that earlier one.

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1 26 September 2019 10:00 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/556 Inter-Agency Child Protection (EVENT FULL)

Inter-Agency Child Protection. This one day training course is organised by South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board Training Group and is targeted at employees working directly with children who have completed °single° agency Child Protection i.e. e-learning CP and is facilitated by a South Gloucestershire Multi-agency Safeguarding Board Trainer. Safeguarding of children and young people is everybody°s responsibility. This multi-agency course is aimed at those who need to expand upon the knowledge gained from the e-learning module by increasing confidence and competence in order to contribute to inter-agency assessments and to undertake an assessment of risk when required. This course aims to give staff an opportunity to explore within a face to face, multi-agency environment, various aspects of child protection in order to enhance knowledge and awareness of the issues and the ability to respond appropriately to them. This course will also cover basic processes and procedures for making a referral to Children°s Social Care. Those that have frontline responsibility or are the designated safeguarding lead in their establishment should also undertake Advanced Inter-Agency Child Protection training. Please complete the Child Protection Awareness and Neglect E Learning before attending this training. Please note it is recommended to leave a minimum of 3 months between attending Inter Agency Child Protection and Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection.

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1 27 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map