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Code: SGC/24/0343 Band 7 Nurses: Come and Chat session on health related issues for looked after children

By attending this event you will have access to 7 band 7 nurses and this is a unique opportunity for you to come and talk about your childs health and any worries you have with your young people outside of their regular review health assessments.

We are offering refreshments (and biscuits) and a 15-minute (flexible) slot with one of our team to chat.

We may be able to offer bespoke table conversations that is of interest to a few of you around topics such as nightime wetting, sleep problems and continence to name a few.

We hope to have access to your childs health records and can look up information if needed at the time.

We look forward to seeing you there

Liz, Jo, Jayne, Kathryn, Josie, Lucy and Debbie.

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1 06 March 2024 11:00 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0267 Foster Carers Coffee Morning (Patchway) (Cancelled)


The Purpose for the support groups



We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.

There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.

Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.

Sometimes there will be speakers and topics as requested by the group, this will hopefully make it as relevant to your fostering as you like.

These sessions should be recorded on your Personal Development Plan (PDP).

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1 11 March 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Patchway Children's Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0208 Foster Carers Coffee Morning (Yate)

We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.

There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.

Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.

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1 14 March 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Yate Children's Centre (Cranleigh Court) Map

Code: SGC/23/0703 Child Criminal Exploitation, Knife Crime, Online safety and Drugs Misuse Seminar

This will be an opportunity to: -

• Learn about knife crime and receive information and advice.
• Learn about criminal exploitation of young people to help recognise and spot the signs that someone is being groomed.
• Understand how criminal exploitation effects individuals and their families.
• Understand the laws associated with county lines involvement and identify where to go for additional help and support.

These engaging sessions will involve power point delivery, video clip resources and a question-and-answer session.

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1 21 March 2024 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0205 Foster Carers Coffee Morning (Cadbury Heath)

We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.

There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.

Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.

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1 10 April 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Cadbury Heath Children's Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0416 Foster Carers Engagement Event

Topics to be confirmed. 

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1 22 April 2024 10:00 - 12:30 TBC Map

Code: SGC/24/0430 Introduction to Rowing for Fostered Children. Runs over 4 weeks

Introduction to Rowing for Fostered Children.

Who:
Youngsters between the ages of 12 and 18 referred through the South Gloucester Fostering Team. A maximum of 6 places available for each session. Youngsters must be accompanied by a carer.

What:
A 4-week introduction to the sport of rowing, on and off the water. Learn balance and fitness skills! Each 1-hour long session is coached by experienced rowers and all equipment is provided. Just bring basic sports type clothing (weather appropriate) and an enthusiasm to listen and learn.

When:
Sessions are on Monday evenings at 6:30pm and are:
• April 22nd
• April 29th
• May 6th (Bank Holiday)
• May 13th
Important: please arrive no less than 15 minutes before each session is due to start.

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1 22 April 2024 18:15 - 19:30 Ariel Rowing Club Map

Code: SGC/24/0415 FCSG: Male Carers

Build on your existing athletic skills through playing foot or disc golf! We can decided on the evening. Followed by social drink afterwards. If the weather is against us, we can still meet for drinks and support group discussion.

This support group will be led by Chris Hill (Foster Carer Development and Training Officer) at:

Windmill Leisure,
Henfield Road,
Westerleigh,
Bristol
BS36 2FE.



Any questions please call or Chris Hill on 07749003099 or email Chris.hill@southglos.gov.uk

The Purpose for the support groups

We realise that fostering can be difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.

Although these will be informal meetings, sessions may have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who are new to supports groups and may feel awkward about coming along. 

Sometimes there will be speakers and topics as requested by the group, this will hopefully make it as relevant to you and fostering.

These sessions should be recorded on your Personal Development Plan (PDP)

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1 24 April 2024 18:00 - 20:30 TBC Map

Code: SGC/24/0341 Supporting Speech, Language & Communication needs for looked after children

This course wil be delivered by speech and language experts in their field, they will offer knowldege on tprimary and secondary age groups, the tutors are also open to Q&A from carers.  Main area of cover will primary school age.

Course will cover
Primary age:
An overview of typical speech, language and communication development in the primary years and how to support children with speech, language and communication needs.

Secondary age:
An overview of typical speech, language and communication development in the secondary years and how to support children with speech, language and communication needs.

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1 24 April 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0044 FCSG: Support Group for carers caring for children with additional needs.


The Purpose for the support groups



We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.

There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.

Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.

Sometimes there will be speakers and topics as requested by the group, this will hopefully make it as relevant to your fostering as you like.

These sessions should be recorded on your Personal Development Plan (PDP).

Mavis Mukambirwa will also be doing a presentation during this session.

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1 25 April 2024 10:00 - 12:00 To Be Advised Map