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Code: SGC/19/315 Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees:  A 5-part course for Foster Carers, Social Workers and Teachers.

These 5 sessions will be spread out throughout 2019 from March until November.  They are being faciliated by Nese Davidson-Birch & Alison Clarkson Webb From Tamarisk Training.

Do you come into contact with refugees and asylum seekers in your work context, and struggle to know how best to help?
Are you caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people and want to follow best practice?
Are you confused by the rhetoric surrounding migraton and want to know some facts?
Are you concerned that your clients are getting lost in the maze of the UK asylum system?

This course may be what you are looking for.

About the Course:

We will start by exploring what it feels like to operate outside of your own culture, and to lose all that is familiar to you. From a positon of empathy we will then look at some fundamental ways in which cultures di?er from each other, which may give us insights into the behaviour of our clients. We will consider the bigger picture of global migraton to try to understand why refugees and asylum seekers might end up in South Gloucestershire, and what they may have experienced on their journeys. We will then zoom in to the details of the UK asylum system and how it works (or doesn’t work) both for adults and for children. We will map service provision for refugees in our area and how we can e?ectively signpost our clients. We will gather as a mult-disciplinary learning community to dialogue and learn together through a variety of simulations, games, discussions, case studies and other actvites on this highly interactive course.

About Us Tamarisk Training design and facilitate bespoke training events to promote intercultural awareness and understanding of issues facing asylum seekers and refugees. Nese Davidson-Birch and Alison Clarkson Webb have been running training together since 2016. Please find out more about us at www.tamarisktraining.co.uk Attendence is expected at each session, as the days will build on the previous one.

The sessions will run in the following order:

1. Culture Shock - 20th March
2. Hot and Cold Cultures - 22nd May
3. A Refugee's Journey - 10th July
4. The UK Asylum System - 18th September
5. Unaccompanied Children - 6th November

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 March 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 22 May 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 10 July 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 18 September 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
5 06 November 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/630 Managing Practice Learning

4 day course for prospective social work practice educators. Open to registered social workers with at least 2 years post qualifying experience who have agreed to take a student in the next six months. Please discuss with Sian Smith before enrolling. Cost £300. South Glos, Bristol and N. Somerset free of charge.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 01 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 16 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 30 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/913 ACE Ambassador Training (EVENT FULL)

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 25 September 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Badminton Road G13 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/093 Autism Spectrum Conditions: 1-day Training (EVENT FULL)

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre 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/19/483 Dementia Awareness - Supporting Older Adults (EVENT FULL)

This one day workshop aims to raise awareness and knowledge of the causes and impact of dementia on individuals, and to highlight ways in which staff can work positively and effectively with older people who are living with dementia. 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 30 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/113 Administration of Medication (EVENT FULL)

This half day course follows CQC requirements on the administration of medication. It includes trainer presentation, discussion, and a short multiple-choice assessment at the end to check the information has been retained by participants. Relevant handouts/paperwork will be provided. This course is aimed at any adult social care staff in South Gloucestershire, working in domiciliary, residential and day care services (statutory sector AND IVP sector agencies).

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 October 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/406 End of Life: Providing Care & Comfort - Module 2

This excellent 1-day course is vital training for staff and managers who work in agencies and settings that support people (and their families) at End of Life stage.
It provides underpinning knowledge to support agencies in working to the CQC's standards on:

* Caring: specifically around compassionate care, and providing a personalised approach and emotional support 
* Responsive: for example supporting informed choices, documenting and personalising care plans; open and sensitive approaches to support a comfortable and dignified death; listening to users and carers regarding end of life care.  
As well as the Care Certificate, Standard 5: Work In A Person-Centred Way

Who should attend? All adult social care staff working in a professional care role, supporting the physical care needs of service users. 
The course will enable participants to have an understanding of how to meet an individual's care needs and maintain comfort and dignity in the last few days of life.

Please Note: The course is not suitable for people who have suffered a personal close bereavement within the last 12 months. 

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, particularly for agencies in the adult social care sector.

Comments from previous participants:
"Very informative"
"Interesting"
"Useful training"
"Really enjoyed the course"

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/975 Understanding your role in supporting children and families with Early Help

This ½ day training course is organised by South Gloucestershire’s Early Help Partnership Support Team and is targeted at professionals working directly with children and families. Recognising when families need early support is everyone’s responsibility and this multi-agency course aims to give professionals the opportunity to understand more about Early Help and how early intervention can help to improve outcomes for children and their families. This course will also cover basic information about the Early Help/ SAFeh assessment and the processes and procedures for making a referral to South Gloucestershire’s Children’s Services.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 October 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map