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Code: SGC/19/315 Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees

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/19/630 Managing Practice Learning

4 day course for prospective social work practice educators. Open to registered social workers with at least 2 years post qualifying experience who have agreed to take a student in the next six months. Please discuss with Sian Smith before enrolling. Cost £300. South Glos, Bristol and N. Somerset free of charge.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 01 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 16 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 30 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/069 Total Respect (EVENT FULL)

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 July 2019 09:30 - 14:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 30 July 2019 09:30 - 14:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 18 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/742 Inter-Agency Child Protection (EVENT FULL)

Inter-Agency Child Protection. This one day training course is organised by South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board Training Group and is targeted at employees working directly with children who have completed °single° agency Child Protection i.e. e-learning CP and is facilitated by a South Gloucestershire Multi-agency Safeguarding Board 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 the e-learning module by increasing confidence and competence in order to contribute to inter-agency assessments and to undertake an assessment of risk when required. This 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 complete the Child Protection Awareness and Neglect E Learning before attending this 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 August 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/565 Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection (EVENT FULL)

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/731 Life Story Work (EVENT FULL)

This is a 3 hour workshop to explore direct work skills that can be used when working with young people.

The focus of these sessions will be to help children understand their life story and promote their identity and attachments.

The workshop will be facilitated by Rhian Phillips and Sophie Hitch who will use principles from Richard Rose’s Therapeutic Life Story Work Diploma.

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1 04 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/499 Working with CSE: Skills and Practice

Working with CSE: Skills and Practice This is a one day course that aims to develop practitioner skills, offers ideas to enhance practice and introduces practical ways of working with young people who are at risk of sexual exploitation. The standard charge for this course is £70 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 06 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/301 Child Protection Update (EVENT FULL)

Child Protection Update Effective child protection depends not only on reliable and accepted procedures for all staff involved with children, but also on their skills, knowledge and judgment 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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/555 Inter-Agency Child Protection (EVENT FULL)

Inter-Agency Child Protection. This one day training course is organised by South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board Training Group and is targeted at employees working directly with children who have completed °single° agency Child Protection i.e. e-learning CP and is facilitated by a South Gloucestershire Multi-agency Safeguarding Board 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 the e-learning module by increasing confidence and competence in order to contribute to inter-agency assessments and to undertake an assessment of risk when required. This 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 complete the Child Protection Awareness and Neglect E Learning before attending this 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/747 Strengthening Resilience & Well Being (Burning Brightly not Burning Out) (EVENT FULL)

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 NOTE:

· 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 The Vassalls Centre Map