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Code: SGC/19/068 Total Respect

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 28 January 2019 09:30 - 14:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 29 January 2019 09:30 - 14:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 03 April 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/18/240 Managing Beyond The Basics (SGC Children and Adult Services Managers)

This is a 2-day workshop for managers in the council's Integrated Children's Services and Adult Social Care Services divisions. It is split into two 1-day sessions (in mid-June & then early-July). The main focus of the workshop is on exploring really practical tools and approaches for managing, supporting and challenging teams and individuals, including aspects such as coaching, communication and performance. The workshop will be led by Lenny Bedoyan.

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1 27 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 27 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/18/238 Making Every Contact Count

Making Every Contact Count is an approach that uses the millions of day to day interactions that organisations and individuals have with people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing. Rather than telling people what to do Making Every Contact Count is about recognising opportunities to talk to people about their wellbeing using the skills of asking and listening. Making Every Contact Count is not intended to add to busy workloads. The course signposts to appropriate VSCE organisations and their available training

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1 18 March 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/021 Raising Awareness of CSE

To understand the experiences and practice issues relating to children and young people who are at risk of sexual exploitation.

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1 18 March 2019 10:00 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/268 Basic Drug and Alcohol Training (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

The Basic Drug and alcohol awareness training is aimed anyone who thinks that an increase of awareness around the effects of substances would benefit their working life.

We will include exercises on what a drug is and their effects, drugs box information (a look at some example (fake) substances) and information about them. New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) information and the problems associated with this new trend in drug use will be discussed. Participants can take a look at paraphernalia, and trends in use locally and nationally. Alcohol and identification and brief advice and how to recognise signs and symptoms of use (both drug and alcohol), signposting and referral pathways.

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1 19 March 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/510 Communication matters: Safeguarding Disabled Children


This conference is being organised by the Bristol and South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Boards and is open to practitioners who work across both authorities. The day will offer a keynote speech by Juliette Francis from In-Trac Training and Consultancy about learning from Serious Case Reviews involving disabled children, the voices of children and young people, parents and carers and a variety of workshops including Makaton Safeguarding, Signs of Safety and Online Safety.
Please book now to secure a place!

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1 19 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Holiday Inn Bristol Filton Map

Code: SGC/19/315 Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees (EVENT FULL)

Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees:  A 5-part course for Foster Carers, Social Workers and Teachers.

These 5 sessions will be spread out throughout 2019 from March until November.  They are being faciliated by Nese Davidson-Birch & Alison Clarkson Webb From Tamarisk Training.

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 confused by the rhetoric surrounding migraton and want to know some facts?
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:

We will start by exploring what it feels like to operate outside of your own culture, and to lose all that is familiar to you. From a positon of empathy we will then look at some fundamental ways in which cultures di?er from each other, which may give us insights into the behaviour of our clients. We will consider the bigger picture of global migraton to try to understand why refugees and asylum seekers might end up in South Gloucestershire, and what they may have experienced on their journeys. We will then zoom in to the details of the UK asylum system and how it works (or doesn’t work) both for adults and for children. We will map service provision for refugees in our area and how we can e?ectively signpost our clients. We will gather as a mult-disciplinary learning community to dialogue and learn together through a variety of simulations, games, discussions, case studies and other actvites on this highly interactive course.

About Us 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 www.tamarisktraining.co.uk Attendence is expected at each session, as the days will build on the previous one.

The sessions will run in the following order:

1. Culture Shock - 20th March
2. Hot and Cold Cultures - 22nd May
3. A Refugee's Journey - 10th July
4. The UK Asylum System - 18th September
5. Unaccompanied Children - 6th November

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 March 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 22 May 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 10 July 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 18 September 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
5 06 November 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/18/252 Raising the issue of Weight

Overweight children are more likely to have poorer mental and emotional health, with many experiencing teasing and bullying linked to their weight. They may have low self-esteem, be socially isolated and regularly take days off school, resulting in poor attendance. They are also more likely to become obese adults with a higher risk of chronic ill health, disability and premature mortality. As part of a holistic approach to a child’s health and wellbeing, professionals & practitioners in health, education and social care have a responsibility to help families recognise and acknowledge the importance of a healthy weight. Like many sensitive subjects, it is often the way in which the issue is talked about rather than the issue itself that causes problems for both practitioner and family. The stigma attached to obesity makes it harder for practitioners and families to talk openly and constructively about it. This course aims to build confidence in raising the issue of weight with families. A brief and appropriate conversation can be an important first step towards positive wellbeing.

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1 21 March 2019 09:30 - 12:00 St Nicholas Family Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/259 Domestic Violence & Abuse Training: Advanced-level

This 1-day course builds on the learning and skills gained through attending the Domestic Violence and Abuse Intermediate-level training, with additional content around the following areas as set out below:

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1 25 March 2019 09:15 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/261 Domestic Violence & Abuse Training: Working with Perpetrators (Cancelled)

This 1-day course should only be attended once you have completed the Advanced-level Domestic Violence & Abuse training. It will build on the learning and skills gained through completing previous Domestic Abuse courses (e.g. at Intermediate and Advanced-levels).

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1 26 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map