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Code: SGC/23/0492 Autism Awareness

This will be delivered via TEAMS and you will be sent an invite nearer the time.

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 - assessing the needs of autistic adults (for social work practitioners completing assessments under the Care Act 2014)).

Course Aims: Develop knowledge and competencies in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

The course is delivered by James Hennefeld, a specialist trainer who has experience in supporting people with ASC in a wide range of care settings, including residential, low secure and in the community. 

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 £47.50. 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 07 June 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/23/0372 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 June 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0491 Bitesize session exploring working with Self Neglect hosted by the South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board


Bitesize session exploring working with Self Neglect hosted by the South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 July 2023 15:00 - 15:45 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/23/0543 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 £103.50. 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 11 July 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 12 July 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/23/0609 Trauma Awareness and Recovery - Online

This is an online course, if you prefer face to face training we have a session on 31st January 2024 please book onto that date.

Our trauma-informed partner Dignifi will be delivering this training. The People Dept is under-going a radical and long-lasting transformation to become trauma informed and responsive to both the people who work for us, and those in South Glos who are served by us.
The morning session on Trauma Awareness course will cover:

  • Different types of trauma and how they impact on emotional regulation and ability to manage stress.
  • How to develop awareness of trauma and its impacts upon a person’s perceptions, thinking and behaviour.
  • Trauma and the body Fight, Flight and Freeze responses and how to manage activations.
  • Trauma and links to addiction.

In the afternoon session the course will explore strategies for Trauma Recovery including;
  • Supporting staff to understand their own engagement style and reflect on how to adapt to a trauma responsive approach.
  • Feel equipped to assess and intervene if someone is displaying symptoms of trauma.
  • Are equipped to manage difficult situationsusing trauma responsive strategies.
  • Are supported to manage the issues they face at work and balance this with their own self-care needs
The content of the training covers trauma and adversity and can be triggering. If you think this content might trigger you ahead of the day, please let us know at Trauma-informed@southglos.gov.uk and/or talk to your Line Manager. Delegates will not be expected to share personal experiences as part of this training.

Delegates are encouraged to clear the decks as much as they can for the evening after the training and to have a named person who they can call on should they need to talk anything through that may come up on the day.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 July 2023 09:30 - 16:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/23/0493 Autism Awareness (EVENT FULL)

This will be delivered via TEAMS and you will be sent an invite nearer the time.

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 - assessing the needs of autistic adults (for social work practitioners completing assessments under the Care Act 2014)).

Course Aims: Develop knowledge and competencies in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

The course is delivered by James Hennefeld, a specialist trainer who has experience in supporting people with ASC in a wide range of care settings, including residential, low secure and in the community. 

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 £49. 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 14 September 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/23/0373 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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 September 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0610 Trauma Awareness and Recovery - Online

This is an online course, if you prefer face to face training we have a session on 31st January 2024 please book onto that date.

Our trauma-informed partner Dignifi will be delivering this training.The People Dept is under-going a radical and long-lasting transformation to become trauma informed and responsive to both the people who work for us, and those in South Glos who are served by us.
The morning session on Trauma Awareness course will cover:

  • Different types of trauma and how they impact on emotional regulation and ability to manage stress.
  • How to develop awareness of trauma and its impacts upon a person’s perceptions, thinking and behaviour.
  • Trauma and the body Fight, Flight and Freeze responses and how to manage activations.
  • Trauma and links to addiction.

In the afternoon session the course will explore strategies for Trauma Recovery including;
  • Supporting staff to understand their own engagement style and reflect on how to adapt to a trauma responsive approach.
  • Feel equipped to assess and intervene if someone is displaying symptoms of trauma.
  • Are equipped to manage difficult situations using trauma responsive strategies.
  • Are supported to manage the issues they face at work and balance this with their own self-care needs
The content of the training covers trauma and adversity and can be triggering. If you think this content might trigger you ahead of the day, please let us know at Trauma-informed@southglos.gov.uk and/or talk to your Line Manager. Delegates will not be expected to share personal experiences as part of this training.

Delegates are encouraged to clear the decks as much as they can for the evening after the training and to have a named person who they can call on should they need to talk anything through that may come up on the day.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 September 2023 09:30 - 16:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/23/0495 Autism - Assessing the Needs of Autistic Adults (for social work practitioners completing assessments under the Care Act 2014)

This course is specifically for social work practitioners responsible for assessing the needs of autistic adults.  

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 21 September 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/23/0263 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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 October 2023 09:30 - 16:00 Webinar: Zoom Map