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Code: SGC/21/0437 The Write Way

How will this course help me? Our course will take you through the practical steps of writing clear and concise records and writing sequential, powerful and rewarding reports ° whether they are briefing notes, chronologies, summaries, assessments, care plans, safeguarding investigation reports or court reports. We will show you how to tackle your writing with clarity and confidence. You will understand the importance of: ° defining your purpose; ° organising your evidence; ° thinking and structure; ° writing analytically; and ° presentation. We will also highlight the seven deadly sins of social care writing and recording and show you how to avoid them. The standard charge for this course is £80. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 15 September 2021 10:00 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0453 Exploitation of Adults (EVENT FULL)

 Exploitation happens when someone has power and control over another person. They take advantage of another person’s vulnerability to make money, improve their status or gain control. In order to gain control and power they will groom the victim. The way they do this is by befriending them. This could be by buying them gifts or by giving them money, alcohol or drugs. They could also make them feel special and give them a group to belong to. Perpetrators will target a person’s vulnerability, whether they are children or adults, and will try to isolate the victim to make them depend on the perpetrator.

Adult Exploitation is an extremely important issue for anyone working with vulnerable adults. Exploitation can effect a wide range of people in very many different ways. It is an issue that needs to be understood by professionals so they know who might be more vulnerable to being exploited, what to look out for when they are working with vulnerable people and what to do if they are concerned that someone they are working with may be a victim of exploitation.

It can sometimes be really hard for a victim to know and understand that they are a victim of exploitation, as the perpetrator could be regarded as a friend. It can be very hard for the victim to disclose that they are being abused as they are being controlled by the perpetrator and they rely on them for help and support. If professionals are aware of the warning signs and risk indicators then they may be able to see the signs before the victim is aware of what may be happening. It is important to flag up early signs of exploitation so that a multi-agency approach can be put into place. This would include police who could then try and spot any criminal offences being carried out by the perpetrator and the possibility of any emerging patterns such as organised crime and exploitation rings.

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1 16 September 2021 09:30 - 13:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0800 Promoting Positive Mental Health - a 90-minute course to improve skills & confidence

Course: Promoting Positive Mental Health - a 90-minute course to improve skills & confidence.

We all have mental health. This intro is the starting point and aims to raise awareness, so we can better look after ourselves and support others who may be struggling.

Course style: Interactive live zoom course.

Course Trainer: Suzanne is a local mental health practitioner and trainer. She has extensive experience of supporting individuals experiencing mental health difficulties and delivering community based mental health training.

Who should attend: Members of the public, volunteers and any professional who comes into contact with the public.

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1 16 September 2021 14:00 - 15:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0721 Introduction to the Care Act (EVENT FULL)

This will be delivered via MS Teams.  You will be sent an invite nearer the time. Test your knowledge on Community Care Inform before you attend your training! https://adults.ccinform.co.uk/knowledge-hubs/supported-learning-tools/ (SGC employees only)

Please note: By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the TEAMS invitation to you directly.

Who it's for:  Social Care and OT Practitioners working directly with people in need of care and support.

The course gives an understanding of the Care Act 2014, its principles and duties.
Content includes:
• an overview of the Care Act and its implications
• an outline of the wellbeing principle and duty
• general and specific duties under the Care Act
• how to prevent, delay or reduce care needs with information and advice
• a look at independent advocacy
• safeguarding adults
• assessments of needs, carers assessments and eligibility determination
• an individual’s journey through the reform system.

The standard charge for this course is £80. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 20 September 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 21 September 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
3 27 September 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/0946 Understanding Self Harm (EVENT FULL)

This blended half day course has been developed in direct response to the current Covid 19 situation, and is designed specifically for online delivery to smaller groups of participants. It covers what self-harm is, and why people might hurt themselves, as well as providing space to think about what a helpful response to someone who has hurt themselves might be. It has a strong emphasis on bringing the voices of people who use self-harm to the virtual room, and provides space and time for reflection. This course has been developed to either stand alone or complement others in a series of events, and utilises a range of tools to offer a participative online training experience.

Worksheets, handouts and copies of the presentation will be available to complement learning.

Our expertise: Self-Injury Support has 30 years’ experience in delivering high quality self-harm education to a wide variety of settings and participants. Our approach is participative and reflective, and is focussed on bringing the voice of people who use self-harm into the room, building empathy and confidence for supporters.

South Glos Council Staff:  if you don't already have a Zoom license please see attached or follow this link MS FORM

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 22 September 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0919 Safeguarding Adults Awareness for Community Groups (Volunteers Only) AM Session

PLEASE NOTE THIS TRAINING SESSION WILL BE DELIVERED VIA ZOOM - INVITE WILL BE SENT SHORTLY BEFORE TRAINING.


Please note this session is for Community Group Volunteers only, if you work in a Social Care organisation or charity, please book on Raising Safeguarding Concerns training.

The multi-agency South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board oversees the Joint Policy & Procedures for Safeguarding Adults in this area. It is essential that a wide range of individuals who support adults at risk are aware of key issues of Safeguarding Adults.

This session will equip volunteers who support community groups within South Gloucestershire to identify what safeguarding adults is, how to recognise an adult at risk and what to do if abuse is disclosed or suspected.

This session can also be delivered ‘in house’ to your group either virtually via Zoom or Face to Face as Covid restrictions allow. For more information about this please email hrworkforcedevelopment@southglos.gov.uk or cfry@caringfootsteps.co.uk

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1 27 September 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0920 Safeguarding Adults Awareness for Community Groups (Volunteers Only) PM Session

PLEASE NOTE THIS TRAINING SESSION WILL BE DELIVERED VIA ZOOM - INVITE WILL BE SENT SHORTLY BEFORE TRAINING.


Please note this session is for Community Group Volunteers only, if you work in a Social Care organisation or charity, please book on Raising Safeguarding Concerns training.

The multi-agency South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board oversees the Joint Policy & Procedures for Safeguarding Adults in this area. It is essential that a wide range of individuals who support adults at risk are aware of key issues of Safeguarding Adults.

This session will equip volunteers who support community groups within South Gloucestershire to identify what safeguarding adults is, how to recognise an adult at risk and what to do if abuse is disclosed or suspected.

This session can also be delivered ‘in house’ to your group either virtually via Zoom or Face to Face as Covid restrictions allow. For more information about this please email hrworkforcedevelopment@southglos.gov.uk or cfry@caringfootsteps.co.uk

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1 27 September 2021 13:00 - 15:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0957 Promoting Positive Mental Health – a half day course to improve skills, confidence and knowledge

Course: Promoting Positive Mental Health – a half day course to improve skills, confidence and knowledge.

Sign up and play your part in improving mental wellbeing in South Gloucestershire.

What will the half day mental health awareness course cover?
Course aims:

We all have mental health. This half day course aims to raise general awareness about mental health and provides some guidance for promoting wellbeing and responding supportively when a person experiences mental health difficulties.

There will be up to date information on local South Gloucestershire services.

Online courses are delivered via Zoom. Information about this online platform will be sent out with the Zoom link.

Course Duration: 3 hrs

Trainer: Suzanne Pearson

Trainer background:
Suzanne is a mental health practitioner and community trainer and has been delivering the ‘Promoting Positive Mental Health’ 90 min session in South Glos. She is a qualified Mental Health First Aid (Adult and Youth) Instructor.

Who should attend: Members of the public, volunteers and any professional who comes into contact with the public.

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1 30 September 2021 10:00 - 13:00 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/1013 ''Medicine in Mind'': Understanding psychiatric medicines and their use

YOUR ZOOM INVITE WILL BE SENT NEARER TO THE TIME OF TRAINING.

''Medicine in Mind'' : Understanding psychiatric medicines and their use.



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1 06 October 2021 09:30 - 13:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0557 Mental Health Awareness (EVENT FULL)

This will be delivered via Zoom and hosted by Suzanne Pearson. 

ZOOM INVITE DETAILS WILL BE SENT TO YOU NEARER THE TIME

South Glos Council employees: if you don't already have Zoom please see attached instructions.

A community based course to increase awareness and challenge stigma about mental health that participants can draw upon in their day-to-day lives and work.

The views of people with ‘lived’ experience of emotional or mental health issues are central to informing the course content as well as up to date research evidence. This course is currently free to everyone.

The course is suitable for anyone including staff and volunteers from a variety of settings working with Adults, and/or Children and Families, who wish to learn more about mental health. It consists of a mixture of factual presentation, small group work and large group discussion within agreed ground rules of confidentiality and respecting each other’s points of view. There are extensive handouts available

The trainer Suzanne Pearson is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and CBT therapist with experience of working in the NHS and voluntary sector. She is a qualified adult trainer with extensive experience of delivering high quality mental health training to a range of participants and organisations. She is a Mental Health First Aid instructor (Standard and Youth courses) and an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) trainer.

COSTS: £40 for those outside South Glos

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 October 2021 09:15 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map