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Code: SGC/22/1124 Trauma Awareness and Recovery Training

Trauma can arise from single or multiple events and can be experienced in numerous ways. Trauma can result in significant physical and mental impacts which in turn may have an effect on behaviour, on recovery and on a range of socioeconomic factors that are themselves a risk for poor physical and mental health. As we know from the research and work on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the impact of trauma can have a significant and often lifelong impact; impacts can also be intergenerational.

The importance of a trauma informed and responsive approach has been elevated by the impacts of Covid-19 on children, young people and adults. Covid-19 has exposed significant inequality and had implications on the levels of need in relation to bereavement, financial hardship, mental health, domestic violence and complex safeguarding across the population. The further development of trauma informed approaches across the system is a key part of our recovery and response.

This training session is aimed at managers or staff in any sector who work with adults or children and would like to know more about trauma and it’s impacts on people and how to start thinking about supporting recovery for people who have experienced trauma. Delegates will be given the presentation so that they can deliver the awareness raising sessions in their own settings and teams. The training will also be supported by a resource manual. Once trained, delegates will be invited to join our growing Adversity and Trauma Ambassador Network. Existing Ambassadors can also attend. 

This course is FREE of charge. If you would like to find out more about trauma informed work going on across South Glos and the Adversity and Trauma Ambassador Network, please contact trauma-informed@southglos.gov.uk

Active engagement in these sessions is required so that the facilitator can ensure everyone’s emotional safety. Participants are encouraged to have a named support person they can contact if they need emotional support at any point during the training.

*This is a free 1 day course*

Please note - We will send you a Microsoft Teams invite/link a few days before the training.

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1 05 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/22/1093 Undertaking Safeguarding Enquiries - for South Glos practitioners (Qualified Social Workers & OTs, Senior Practitioners, Team Managers only)

This webinar is specifically for all council-employed Adult Social Care practitioners: Social Workers, OTs, Senior Practitioners, Team & Service Managers.
It is a “core” internal training course which builds on and complements the existing multi-agency Safeguarding Adults training programmes that provide a foundation of knowledge and skills.

The course will enable all adult social care practitioners in South Glos Council to:

1. Update their understanding of the legal duties and principles in relation to safeguarding adults (e.g. within the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act).

2. Increase their confidence to work to national and local expectations and processes for safeguarding adults.

3. Refresh and refine their skills and knowledge around working with risk, effective decision-making and communication to promote confidence in adult safeguarding.

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1 14 December 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/23/0034 Part 2 (Adult’s Workforce): Working with Domestic Abuse within the context of Multi Agency Working – promoting critically reflective practice (Cancelled)

Test your knowledge before you attend the training (SGC employees only): https://adults.ccinform.co.uk/knowledge-hubs/supported-learning-tools/

This is a virtual course delivered by Sarah Wigley, commissioned on behalf of the South Glos Safeguarding Adults Board.

Suitable For: All health and social care professionals who work with individuals on an
ongoing basis who are or may be experiencing domestic abuse.

Please note: We will send your joining instructions (including the link to join this session) via email closer to the time of this event.

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1 09 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/23/0035 Part 3: Understanding And Responding to Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse (Cancelled)

Test your knowledge before you attend the training (SGC employees only): https://adults.ccinform.co.uk/knowledge-hubs/supported-learning-tools/

Suitable For: All health and social care professionals who work with individuals on an
ongoing basis who are or may be perpetrating domestic abuse.

Please note: We will send your joining instructions (including the link to join this session) via email closer to the time of this event.

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1 23 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/23/0070 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 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0042 Understanding Self Harm

This blended half day course has been developed in direct response to the Covid 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.

The standard charge for this course is £47.50. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 16 February 2023 09:30 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/23/0041 Introduction to the Care Act

Your invite and pre-course activity is attached. 

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 you any further relevant resources.

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 £95. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 07 March 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 08 March 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/23/0044 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.

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1 08 March 2023 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/0226 Exploitation of Adults

PLEASE NOTE: YOUR JOINING INSTRUCTIONS AND ANY TRAINING MATERIALS ARE ATTACHED TO THIS EVENT. IF YOU ARE SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL STAFF, YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY FOR A ZOOM LICENSE BY COMPLETING THIS FORM.

PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU CAN ACCESS ZOOM PRIOR TO THIS EVENT. WE ASK THAT ALL USERS ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME TO JOIN THIS EVENT ON THE DAY.

By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer.

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 15 March 2023 09:30 - 13:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/23/0276 Professional Curiosity Workshop - 'The What?, Why?, & How?'

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map