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Code: SGC/22/0059 Responding to Disclosures of Rape and/or Sexual Abuse

This 1-day course is for people working in an environment that involves disclosures of sexual violence/ sexual abuse. It Covers: - Barriers to disclosure -Current Sexual Violence Legislation -Discussions About Safeguarding -Information about trauma, flashbacks, and grounding techniques -The support needs of survivors of rape and sexual violence - Services that are available for survivors of rape and sexual violence. 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 08 March 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/0035 Providing Effective Supervision (Social Care staff only)

This one day workshop is designed to allow first-line managers of social care staff to understand what makes for effective staff supervision and to explore the key strategies and skills needed to make good supervision a reality within their own staff team/workplace.

This course is relevant to all managers from social care agencies in the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors within South Gloucestershire.

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 09 March 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/22/0024 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 09 March 2022 10:00 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/0003 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Essentials for Care Workers

This assessed training course provides Care Workers with the essential skills and knowledge to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 when carrying out their role. The MCA applies to every health and social care worker who is involved in the care, treatment or support of people who are unable to make all or some decisions themselves. Care Quality Commission Inspectors are increasingly asking care workers to explain their responsibilities under the MCA. The MCA provides legal protection from liability for carrying out care and treatment of people who lack capacity to consent, provided that care workers: Understand the principles of the MCA Have carried out a capacity assessment and reasonably believe that the person lacks capacity Reasonably believe the action they have taken is in the best interests of the person. How the training course works: Attend a workshop Submit brief evidence of how you have applied your learning in the workplace Receive feedback on your work which is 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 Mental Capacity Essentials Training Certificate.

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1 10 March 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/22/0093 Being Person Centred within 3 Conversations

This training is for Internal social care staff (OT, OTA, SW, SWA), care managers and for attendees wishing to do more in-depth study of the origins of Person Centred practice and how this fits with the SGC 3Conversations model.


Content

• Discuss and share ideas and experiences of person-centred practice from our practice – how does it differ from other approaches?
• Engage with and discuss where these ideas originated and the philosophy behind them. We will look at social care and also education and the development of client centred counselling. Why have they been prevalent at different times?
• Become familiar with South Glos’ version of the 3 Conversations Approach and exchange ideas about it, and also how it can be used creatively to best support people in very different circumstances with different levels of need.
• Become familiar with a range of published person-centred thinking tools which can be used within the 3 conversations framework.
• Throughout the day we will identify personal attitudes, professional values and particular practice skills which support person-centred practice. What does it mean to ‘be’ person-centred?
• We will practice positive communication skills which are identified, including person-centred recording of ‘conversations’.

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1 15 March 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/0032 Principles of Strength-based Practice

CURRENTLY DELIVERED AS A WEBINAR - you will be sent an invite to join

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.


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.

Strength based approaches are not new in Adult Social Care. You will be familiar with this term and will be able to identify aspects of it in your current practice. Our starting point will be recognising the practice strengths and professional curiosity you already apply in South Gloucestershire in your work with adults and carers and enabling you to share ideas and tools with your colleagues. A strength-based approach is as much about how professionals think and feel about their role, and the individuals they work with, as it is about using new and/or different tools. It requires finding ways to share both power and responsibility with people to promote wellbeing. During the session you will have the chance to explore what this means for you and your colleagues in the challenging climate within which you are working.

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

Charges: This course is currently free.

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1 23 March 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/22/0042 Autism Awareness: Day 2 for Social Care Practitioners

This is the 2nd day of the Autism Awareness course,  specifically for social work practitioners responsible for assessing the needs of autistic adults.  Social care practitioners must have attended day 1 Autism Spectrum Conditions prior to attending this course.

It is delivered by colleagues from Avon & Wiltshire Partnership, with high level of expertise in supporting adults with autism. 

It will include a focus on:

Issues in assessment:
Opportunity to reflect on previous assessments with autistic adults
Consider how someone with autism might be eligible (unmet) needs in each outcome area of Care Act 2014
Why some ‘able’ adults get overlooked for support
Why a good assessment is essential for autistic adults – mental health co-morbidities- anxiety/low mood/suicidal risks
Reasons why assessment may be difficult eg apparent lack of engagement, communication of needs
Impact on families and carers,
How to work with parents 

Autism and other social care law. Autism Act, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and Equality Act 

Assessment:
Preparing for assessment, gathering information, time requirement
Using principles of safety, clarity, precision, empathy, and low arousal
How to structure visits, assessments and reviews for autistic adults
How to build rapport and develop trust
How to alter the way you communicate
Assessing sensory needs within context of the Care Act 

Service provision:
Working with care providers and setting up placements for autistic adults
What does a good service look like?
Critically evaluating providers including specialist provision
Low level long term support methods

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1 29 March 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/22/0005 MCA Training Programme - Module 2: Complex Best Interest Decisions


IF YOU ARE A SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE EMPLOYEE YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT OUR ICT DEPARTMENT TO REQUEST YOUR ZOOM LICENSE.

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

Test your knowledge before you attend the training (SGC employees only)! https://adults.ccinform.co.uk/knowledge-hubs/supported-learning-tools/
 
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 05 April 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/0029 Motivational Interviewing: Refresh and Practice Development (a.m.)

South Glos Council employees:  if you don't already have a Zoom Licence, please see attached document.

An interactive 3-hour workshop facilitated by Phil Harris to enable adult care practitioners who completed the initial 1-day Motivational Interviewing course to refresh their knowledge, skills and confidence and to help them consolidate their learning with this approach.

This follow-up course will give participants an opportunity to review their prior learning and how they have applied these approaches in context of the 3 C’s model. This will include reflective practice and bringing a case study to the session based on the Motivational Interviewing Case Formulation supplied at the end of the one day training. Based on this we will identify further areas of development and rehearse the critical skills in a peer-review context.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 September 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/20/1547 Community Care Inform Adults (SGC Staff Only)

Community Care Inform Adults are vital, online resources for social care professionals.

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/community-care-inform

These resources help reduce risk for the people we support and for organisations by ensuring you are able to make confident, robust and evidence-based decisions every day and defend those decisions. These essential resources save time, improve your practice and support your learning.

By using this resource, you can be sure that your work is informed by the latest research, legal rulings and good practice.
The guides are designed to be easy to read and understand. Information is available when you want it and tailored to how you need it. the quick guides, for example, work as well on mobile as they do on a computer making them a perfect resource to check while on the move or before visiting a person you support. the in-depth guides provide the detailed information you require, for example when undertaking assessments or preparing court reports.
Community Care works with the leading researchers and academics in topic areas but also with experienced practitioners to ensure guidance is not only research informed but also tested on the front line.

Articles, videos and podcasts can be recorded as part of your CPD for Social Work England.
The resources include Quick guides, In-Depth guides, Case law, Supported learning quizzes, Group work tips, Research studies.

Yet to register? Contact your L&D Adviser, Joanne Worthington (joanne.worthington@southglos.gov.uk) to set up an account.

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1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map