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Code: SGC/20/096 Total Respect (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

Total Respect is a national training course, designed with the help of young people in care, about being in care. It aims to help adults understand the needs and experiences of children and young people in care, how we can listen to children and young people, act on their wishes and feelings, and what we need to do to make sure this is effective. Total Respect is unique in that care-experienced young people co-deliver the training. It is, therefore, an excellent opportunity for staff and counsellors to learn from young people themselves whilst developing their skills and knowledge to actively promote childrenðs rights and participation.

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1 29 January 2020 09:30 - 14:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 30 January 2020 09:30 - 14:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 20 April 2020 09:30 - 14:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0548 Children's Services - Good Practice Workshop (Council staff and Foster Carers only) (Cancelled)

These workshops are for South Glos Council Integrated Childrens Services staff and Foster Carers only, i.e. who come into contact with young people and families. This includes managers who have responsibility for supervision, policy and decision-making.
The aim is to build good practice across children and young people's services, both challenging and supporting front line practitioners to be clear about what good practice looks like. There will be a focus on examples of good practice and support to staff to self evaluate their own practice against these examples. The aim is for everyone to share and learn from the things that went well, not so well, and what people would do differently to improve things.

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1 08 April 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/213 Inter-Agency Child Protection (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

Inter-Agency Child Protection. This one day training course is delivered on behalf of the South Gloucestershire Children's Partnership and is targeted at employees working directly with children and young people who have completed °single° agency Child Protection e.g. e-learning CP and is facilitated by an experienced safeguarding trainer. Safeguarding of children and young people is everybody°s responsibility. This multi-agency course is aimed at those who need to expand upon the knowledge gained from single-agency training by increasing confidence and competence in order to contribute to inter-agency assessments and to undertake an assessment of risk when required.

The course aims to give staff an opportunity to explore within a face to face, multi-agency environment, various aspects of child protection in order to enhance knowledge and awareness of the issues and the ability to respond appropriately to them. This course will also cover basic processes and procedures for making a referral to Children°s Social Care.

Those that have frontline responsibility or are the designated safeguarding lead in their establishment should also undertake Advanced Inter-Agency Child Protection training. Please note it is recommended to leave a minimum of 3 months between attending Inter Agency Child Protection and Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection.

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1 21 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/426 Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Session 4: Intercultural Awareness (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees: 4 half day training sessions suitable for any profession.

Following on from the previous course, we have condensed the previous five sessions into four, and are running them at a closer intervals which we hope you will find more helpful. You are also able to choose which sessions best meet your needs, and so as a result each course is set up separately on the system. We would recommend that in order for you to get the most benefit, that you attend all four sessions, but do realise that this isn't always possible.

Do you come into contact with refugees and asylum seekers in your work context, and struggle to know how best to help?
Are you caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people and want to follow best practice?
Are you concerned that your clients are getting lost in the maze of the UK asylum system?

This course may be what you are looking for.

About the Course:

1. The Refugee Journey: Consider patterns of global migrationto understand why refugees and asylum seekers might arrive in South Gloucestershire, and what they may have experienced on their journeys.

2. The U.K Asylum System: Examine how the system works (or doesn’t work) and the entitlements of refugees and asylum seekers at different stages of the process.

3. Unaccompanied Children: Understand why and how young people travel to the UK alone and consider the specific needs of this vulnerable group.

Please note: All participants for this session must have attended session 2, The UK Asylum System.

4. Intercultural Awareness: Explore how it feels to operate outside of your own culture, and to lose all that is familiar to you. Look at some fundamental ways in which cultures differ from each other, which may give insights into intercultural misunderstandings.

This highly interactive training is facilitated by Nese Davidson-Birch & Alison Clarkson Webb from Tamarisk Training, using a variety of activities including simulations, games, discussions, case studies.

Tamarisk Training design and facilitate bespoke training events to promote intercultural awareness and understanding of issues facing asylum seekers and refugees. Nese Davidson-Birch and Alison Clarkson Webb have been running training together since 2016. Please find out more about us at .

If you have specific questions that you would like the trainers to address please email them to 'Alison Clarkson Webb'  no later than two weeks prior to the course.

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1 21 April 2020 09:30 - 13:00 The Batch Community Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0605 Strengthening Resilience & Well Being (Burning Brightly not Burning Out) (Cancelled)

Well-being and resilience are developed in the context of both our internal sense of self and the external context we find ourselves in. When we work in jobs which involve us in engaging with people who are experiencing emotional and psychological trauma, this will inevitably have an impact on our own resilience and well-being. 

Developing well-being and resilience is more than just a set of tools or strategies. It is a holistic approach to life and work, based in our values and beliefs, which integrates daily practices to support ourselves in the challenging work we have chosen to do.

This workshop has been developed to provide a space for you to reflect and share with colleagues. In recent years an extensive evidence base has begun to emerge demonstrating the important beneficial effects on mental health of engaging with our natural environment. The venue for this workshop has been chosen specifically because of the proximity to one of the city’s beautiful green spaces. Except in the case of extremely bad weather part of this workshop will be conducted outdoors amongst the trees and green spaces of the Oldbury Court Estate.

About Penny:

Penny has worked for over twenty five years in a child-care social work context. She continues to be involved in this sector providing individual and group supervision, practice education for student social workers and professional and personal development sessions. She also works with a group of like-minded professionals from a variety of backgrounds, to develop workshops and exercises which harness the natural environment as a source of emotional and psychological nourishment for those who work in frontline services.


· Please wear outdoor clothes and bring a waterproof jacket and/or umbrella, as we will be spending some time in the park.

· Please can you bring a packed lunch. If the weather allows we will picnic in the park. There is a café at the Vassall Centre where you can order sandwiches in the morning to be picked up.

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1 22 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 The Vassalls Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0580 Understanding and Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control (Module 1) - formerly (Cancelled)

This 1-day course will build on delegates’ learning from the Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse e-learning module which should be completed before attending this course. The Intermediate training day will provide additional content as set out below.

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1 22 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/165 Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

This one day training course is organised by South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board Training Group and is targeted at all staff from all agencies who are working directly with children, or adults who are parents. Effective child protection depends not only on reliable and accepted procedures for all staff involved with children, but also on their skills, knowledge and judgement and the ability to work together co-operatively. Staff with lead roles in child protection require specialised training in order to carry out their work with abused children and families. Please note it is recommended to leave a minimum of 3 months between attending Inter Agency Child Protection and Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection.

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1 23 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/113 Introduction to The Havening Techniques Including Demonstration (Cancelled)

All of the information below is taken from Louise McKays website on Havening Gloucester:

Louise McKay has kindly agreed to come and deliver a two hour introduction to Havening.

Louise McKay is a Certified Practitioner and Trainer of Havening Techniques. Havening Techniques is a registered trademark of Ronald Ruden, 15 East 91st Street, New York.

In 2013 Louise discovered The Havening Techniques, created by Dr Ronald Ruden MD PhD and co-developer Dr Steven Ruden DDS. She has used this therapy extensively on herself and it has completely changed her life. She is passionate about spreading awereness so that all can benefit. She has experienced excellent results with a wide range of issues and has been able to help many clients emotionally detach from memories that have troubled them for as long as 55 years!

Some of the issues she has worked with include:
Past Trauma, Phobias, Bereavement / Loss, Anxiety, Stress, Panic Attacks, PTSD, Low Self Esteem, Confidence Issues, Pathological Emotions (guilt, shame, jealousy), Depression, Relationships, Personal Development, Life Transitions, Unexplained Chronic Pain and Stress Related Illness

Louise has agreed to come along and give a free 2 hour 'Introduction to The Havening Techniques Including Demonstration', so that we can understand this process a little better.

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1 23 April 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0592 Signs of Safety Awareness (am session) (Cancelled)

This session is designed for workers who need to: Know about the introduction of the Signs of Safety framework in the council and partner agencies, and understand the basic concepts of Signs of Safety to assist them in their job role. This 3-hour session is relevant to employees who: - will not be using the Signs of Safety approach directly with families, but will see it in practice and need to understand its simplest form - need an introduction to the approach before they go on to do more specific role-relevant training. These half-day workshops are provided at no charge to South Glos Children’s Partnership partner agencies. As with all the local inter-agency courses though, a 'no show' on the day will result in a £30 per person 'penalty' fee to the agency.

If an employee needs to learn more about using the Signs of Safety model in their job role, they will also want to book themselves onto a 'Signs of Safety In Practice' workshop. These run regularly during afternoons on the same days as the morning 'awareness' workshops.
Delegates need to book on those afternoon workshops separately.

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1 24 April 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0625 ACE Ambassador Training (Cancelled)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are negative experiences in early life and childhood that can have an impact on health and wellbeing throughout life.
South Gloucestershire is committed to developing a co-ordinated and consistent ACE-informed approach, with a focus on recognition, prevention and early intervention and the cultural change that may be needed to support that. An ACE-informed approach is moving away from asking ‘what is wrong with you’ to asking ‘what happened to you’. It is more than just knowing about ACEs; it is using that knowledge to work together to:
- Prevent ACEs in future generations, including breaking the cycle within families
- Recognise the signs and symptoms of ACEs to enable appropriate early intervention to build resilience 
- Recognise the impacts of ACEs already experienced in children and adults and help them to receive support
- Support and build resilience in communities, families and children who are at risk of exposure to ACEs

The ACE Ambassador Network includes professionals from across public sector agencies, VCSE organisations and communities, and experts by experience. As well as delivering ACE-awareness raising sessions, the network offers opportunities to share updates and best practice and to build professional relationships and support. We hope that this network will be the mechanism by which cultural change will occur.

This training session is for participants who have signed up to be ACE Ambassadors from a variety of settings and backgrounds. Participants will already have basic awareness of ACEs and their impacts across the life course. This session is aimed at managers or staff in any sector who work with adults or children and would like to know more about how to facilitate the culture change needed to become ACE-informed. This course is FREE of charge. If you would like to find out more about joining the network but are unable to deliver training, please contact

Participants should have been identified within their organisations as ACE Ambassadors and have notified of their interest in the role prior to attending.

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1 27 April 2020 09:30 - 15:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map