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Code: SGC/21/0080 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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 March 2021 09:30 - 16:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0272 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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 March 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 17 March 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
3 22 March 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/0452 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 May 2021 09:00 - 16:30 Delivery to be Confirmed Map

Code: SGC/21/0579 Autism Awareness (Zoom) (EVENT FULL)

This will be delivered via Zoom. You will be sent a Zoom invite nearer the time.

If you are a South Glos Council employee and don't already have a Zoom Licence, please see attached information.

This 1/2 day course is suitable for all staff who could potentially come into contact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Social care practitioners should attend both day 1 and day 2 (Autism Awareness: Day 2 Social Care Practitioners).

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”

Topics: · Asperger Syndrome and how this relates to autism. · Effective communication. · Theory of mind. · Executive functioning. · Central coherence. · Sensory issues. · Social inclusion. · Service issues.

The standard charge for this course is £40 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 June 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/20/1622 Train the Trainer Workshop - Safeguarding Adults


*PLEASE DO NOT BOOK THIS COURSE UNLESS YOU HAVE HAD A CONVERSATION WITH JOANNE WORTHINGTON joanne.worthington@southglos.gov.uk*



Prior to attending Train the Trainer Workshop there is an expectation that new network members will have attended the Multi Agency Raising Safeguarding Concerns course and ideally also attended the Effective Multi Agency Working in Adult Safeguarding.

Attendees must be able to attend both sessions of workshop.

The workshop is aimed at those who are new to delivering safeguarding adult training sessions to groups or any trainer looking for fresh ideas and a structured approach to their training. It will be a practical workshop to equip new trainers to deliver raising safeguarding concerns within their own organisations.

Following attendance of the Safeguarding Adult Train the Trainer Workshop you will be observed delivering your safeguarding adult training, it is expected that the observation will be carried out within an agreed timescale of attendance of the train the trainer workshop. Verbal feedback will be given after the session has been observed and followed up with written feedback, any recommendations that are suggested will be followed up prior to sign off.
 
Following successful completion of observation you will be invited to join the Trained Trainer Network. This network meets every 4-6 months to share experiences and learning, to swap ideas on best practice and new materials, and to support each other in the key tasks of building and maintaining safeguarding adults good practice.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 July 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 14 July 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0580 Autism Awareness (Zoom)

This will be delivered via Zoom. You will be sent a Zoom invite nearer the time.

If you are a South Glos Council employee and don't already have a Zoom Licence, please see attached information.

This 1/2 day course is suitable for all staff who could potentially come into contact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Social care practitioners should attend both day 1 and day 2 (Autism Awareness: Day 2 Social Care Practitioners).

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”

Topics: · Asperger Syndrome and how this relates to autism. · Effective communication. · Theory of mind. · Executive functioning. · Central coherence. · Sensory issues. · Social inclusion. · Service issues.

The standard charge for this course is £40 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 September 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0453 Exploitation of Adults

 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 September 2021 09:00 - 16:30 Delivery to be Confirmed Map

Code: SGC/21/0454 Exploitation of Adults

 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 November 2021 09:00 - 16:30 Delivery to be Confirmed Map

Code: SGC/21/0581 Autism Awareness (Zoom)

This will be delivered via Zoom. You will be sent a Zoom invite nearer the time.

If you are a South Glos Council employee and don't already have a Zoom Licence, please see attached information.

This 1/2 day course is suitable for all staff who could potentially come into contact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Social care practitioners should attend both day 1 and day 2 (Autism Awareness: Day 2 Social Care Practitioners).

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”

Topics: · Asperger Syndrome and how this relates to autism. · Effective communication. · Theory of mind. · Executive functioning. · Central coherence. · Sensory issues. · Social inclusion. · Service issues.

The standard charge for this course is £40 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 December 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/0034 Autism Awareness (Zoom)

This will be delivered via Zoom. You will be sent a Zoom invite nearer the time.

If you are a South Glos Council employee and don't already have a Zoom Licence, please see attached information.

This 1/2 day course is suitable for all staff who could potentially come into contact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Social care practitioners should attend both day 1 and day 2 (Autism Awareness: Day 2 Social Care Practitioners).

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”

Topics: · Asperger Syndrome and how this relates to autism. · Effective communication. · Theory of mind. · Executive functioning. · Central coherence. · Sensory issues. · Social inclusion. · Service issues.

The standard charge for this course is £40 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 March 2022 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map