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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

Essential Information
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/19/509 Deaf Awareness -

This one day course aims to enable participants to gain an insight into deafness and to develop basic communication skills to use with deaf and hard of hearing people. This course will include exercises including a lip reading test and how much sign language can you learn in half an hour?
Staff who attend this "Understanding me, I have hearing loss" workshop will receive a GDA Deaf Awareness certificate.
The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. 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 02 July 2019 10:00 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/996 Tutoring skills workshop

This one-day workshop is aimed at helping staff and managers to develop tutoring skills, to help people learn on the job in their workplaces. The workshop assists people to understand issues such as barriers to learning, structuring workplace learning to meet different needs and how to set goals and assess progress towards competence in a new role.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 July 2019 09:00 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/310 Disability Equality at Work

The Equality Act 2010 states that service providers must make sure they meet the requirements of equality law. This includes making sure staff are sufficiently trained to deal with and support customers or service users, along with the need to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people.
For South Gloucestershire Council employees, this training links to Empowering Others - one of the Behaviours within the Council's Framework

This 1-day workshop will provide information to help meet these essential service requirements.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/330 Equality and Diversity

This one day course looks at how to make sure that equality and diversity is at the heart of everything we do. It covers how to deal with day-to-day issues as well as what you can do to promote equality of opportunity in a planned way. Standard charge for this course is £70. There is a £10 charge for council employees to attend this course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/962 Visual Impairment Awareness

This one day course will provide awareness, information, advice and basic skills on visual impairment, identifying the relevant issues and how they affect and impact on peoples' lives; equipping professionals to provide appropriate support to individuals with sight loss. The standard charge for this course is £70. 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 16 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/331 Equality and Diversity

This one day course looks at how to make sure that equality and diversity is at the heart of everything we do. It covers how to deal with day-to-day issues as well as what you can do to promote equality of opportunity in a planned way. Standard charge for this course is £70. There is a £10 charge for council employees to attend this course.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/043 Deaf Awareness -

This one day course aims to enable participants to gain an insight into deafness and to develop basic communication skills to use with deaf and hard of hearing people. This course will include exercises including a lip reading test and how much sign language can you learn in half an hour?
Staff who attend this "Understanding me, I have hearing loss" workshop will receive a GDA Deaf Awareness certificate.
The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. 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 30 January 2020 10:00 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/963 Visual Impairment Awareness

This one day course will provide awareness, information, advice and basic skills on visual impairment, identifying the relevant issues and how they affect and impact on peoples' lives; equipping professionals to provide appropriate support to individuals with sight loss. The standard charge for this course is £70. 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 02 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map