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Code: SGC/24/0379 Domestic Abuse Training

Please note that you must be able to attend both sessions in order to complete this training.

This course is deemed Mandatory by the Adult and Childrens Senior Leadership Team. The Learning and Development will be contacting the line managers of South Gloucestershire Council staff to ensure that your work time will be protected (i.e. that you will be deemed ‘unavailable’ to work that day and free of all distractions).

If you are unable to complete both sessions within the course you will be asked to complete both sessions at a future date – it will not be possible to attend your second session on another cohort.

This new 1.5-day training programme is for staff who work with adults, children, young people and families based within statutory and voluntary/independent sector organisations across South Gloucestershire.

The aim of the programme is to promote effective multi-agency working between professionals and organisations aligned to national/local legislation, policy, guidance and best practice. A key focus will therefore be person/child-centred practice that promotes positive outcomes for those who lives are affected by domestic abuse.

The first half-day session will be delivered virtually via MS Teams. This will provide an opportunity to refresh and develop your knowledge base including in relation to the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and key learning from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, Safeguarding Adult Reviews and Domestic Homicide Reviews. The importance of trauma informed practice underpinned by professional curiosity will be explored.
Throughout the session delegates will be encouraged to generously share their practice experience with colleagues, learn from others and move beyond knowledge, understanding and theory to application in their practice.

Delegates must attend day 1 and undertake an individual research/reflective task before attending day 2 of this training.

The second session will be delivered in-person, with a primary focus on exploring, developing and embedding best practice within the landscape of effectively multi-agency/disciplinary working. A broad range of topics will be included, e.g. intersectionality, child-centred practice within a whole family approach, effective risk assessment/monitoring and safety planning, professional self-care.

Throughout the session delegates will be encouraged to generously share their practice experience with colleagues, learn from others and move beyond knowledge, understanding and theory to application in their practice.

The individual learning task, along with active participation in both sessions are integral to the completion of the programme.

If you are from an external organisation and fail to attend one of the sessions you will still be charged for both sessions.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 June 2024 09:30 - 14:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 19 June 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0257 Supporting People with Dementia using Positive Approaches

This training session is appropriate for everyone who works in social care settings who interact, communicate with and support people who have dementia.

This day is an updated version of the course entitled, ‘Connecting with People with Dementia.’ The facilitators believe people who have completed the previous course would benefit from attending this course too, as it has been adapted to incorporate Positive Approaches to CareTM. The core principle of PACTM is that as carers, we need to change our approach in order to understand how it feels to be living with the challenges and learn techniques to support people in a person centred way.

The day introduces Positive Approaches to CareTM and will enable participants to develop their understanding and skills in order to provide person centred support to people who have dementia.

The standard charge for this course is £103.50 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 18 June 2024 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0290 Understanding Personality Disorder (EVENT FULL)

This half day workshop aims to provide an opportunity for participants to understand more about the diagnostic category of personality disorder in order to better provide services and support that can make a positive difference to people's lives.

It is aimed at all employees and managers of the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors.

This is a workshop that is suitable for participants at all levels, mainly as an introduction to the issues, though it can also provide an update for staff who are already trained / more experienced in working with people with a personality disorder. It will draw upon personal experiences of receiving a personality disorder diagnosis and up to date evidence of helpful interventions and approaches.

The standard charge for this course is £49. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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

SOUTH GLOS COUNCIL STAFF - To access training being delivered by Zoom please complete this form. Once the form is filled out access should automatically be granted within an hour of completion. Zoom Access Form

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1 19 June 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0548 Bitesize awareness training on Reducing Parental Conflict


Relationships Matter

Conflict in relationships is part of everyday life, evidence suggests that conflict between parents is normal, but if exposure is frequent, intense, and poorly resolved, this can have a damaging impact on children, resulting in long-term mental health issues, emotional, behavioural, and academic problems as they grow up.

Children of all ages can be affected by destructive interparental conflict.

The Reducing Parental Conflict awareness workshop is suitable for those supporting children and their families especially those working within children’s social care, early help, health, education, and the voluntary sector.

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Meeting ID: 356 518 487 134
Passcode: 2rEHnJ

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1 21 June 2024 09:30 - 11:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0075 ASYE ACADEMY - Equality and Diversity

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Equality and Diversity

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1 26 June 2024 10:00 - 13:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0192 Professional Curiosity Workshop - 'The What?, Why?, & How?' (EVENT FULL)

This course is suitable for Social Care Practitioners in both Adult & Children’s Services


Professional Curiosity Workshop – 1 day - The ‘WHAT ?, WHY ?, & HOW ?’


The ability and confidence to demonstrate Professional Curiosity, Professional Courage, and Professional Challenge together are essential to success when working alone as a single agency professional or as a member of a multi-agency team when working to safeguard and protect.

This workshop provides an opportunity for delegates to work together in scenario-based development and application of knowledge and skills. Those attending will be encouraged to fully participate in work and discussions on an individual, class, and small group basis. Trainer led debriefing and facilitation will allow delegates to explore the ‘What, Why, & How’ of professional practice in this area.

Click here to access workbook and PowerPoint

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1 26 June 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0361 Court Skills - Adult Social Care (South Glos Internal Employees)

This is a half-day workshop specifically designed for practitioners in the council's adult social care division.

It aims to give an overview of
• court room etiquette and processes.
• recording techniques for the recording of essential evidence
• key court forms , providing a guide to completion of the Court of Protection forms to increase worker skills and confidence in writing court documents.

Delivered by Penny Cumine and Maria Sweetman

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1 02 July 2024 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0214 Administration of Medication (EVENT FULL)

Room 6 & 7, Learning and Research Building , Southmead Hospital

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).

This session is £49 for non SGC staff

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1 03 July 2024 09:00 - 12:00 Southmead Hospital Learning & Research Building Map

Code: SGC/24/0235 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) - Mod 3: Deprivation & Detainment (EVENT FULL)


Please note you have to do this training programme in order.

SGC staff only:
Additional learning resources here: Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty (Sway resource)
Request to shadow a MCA assessment here: Peer Shadowing Network Yammer Group
 

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.

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.


The standard charge for this course is £49. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 03 July 2024 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0265 Principles of Strength-based Practice

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 invitation to you.

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

This training is specifically for practitioners in South Glos Council's adult social care division, i.e. Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Social Work Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Senior Practitioners etc.

The session will explore how strength-based practice fits with professional values, the legal framework and the role of Adult Social Care in 2023. We will look at the theoretical basis for strengths-based approaches, current and past. Delegates will share examples of their current practice as well as exploring the use and benefits of strengths-based questions/interventions in assessment, care & support planning, review and adult safeguarding conversations with adults and carers to focus on wellbeing, outcomes and creative solutions to meet need.

Session Aim
To enable delegates to gain a consistent set of underpinning knowledge and to further develop skills and confidence in applying a strength-based approach in practice

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 July 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map