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Code: SGC/24/0528 Race Awareness for Managers, Senior Practitioners and Senior Social workers only

This course is for Managers, Senior Practitioners and Senior Social workers only

Those attending must have already completed the Race Awareness course beforehand.

  • Safe Space – to Share Current challenges
  • How to handle reports of Racism from employees?
  • Empathetic Listening skills
  • Radical Listening Skills
  • How to avoid Gas lighting
  • Pathways to support Internally
  • Empowering line managers to take action using their autonomy
  • Increased knowledge around internal Policies
  • Increased Knowledge of External Support
  • Understand what Self-Care is and its importance
  • Managing allegations
  • Allyship and Role Model Behaviour
  • How to identify and manage racism within the team and in social care workers practice
  • Encouraging managers to integrate race equality into their agenda at their team meetings


All staff will be offered support where needed by the trainer and the organisation

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 September 2024 10:00 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0185 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Essentials for Care Workers (EVENT FULL)

Please note if you are a Social Worker you should book onto the Professional version of this course.



This training course provides Care Workers with the essential skills and knowledge to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 when carrying out their role.

The MCA applies to every health and social care worker who is involved in the care, treatment or support of people who are unable to make all or some decisions themselves. Care Quality Commission Inspectors are increasingly asking care workers to explain their responsibilities under the MCA.

The MCA provides legal protection from liability for carrying out care and treatment of people who lack capacity to consent, provided that care workers:

• Understand the principles of the MCA
• Have carried out a capacity assessment and reasonably believe that the person lacks capacity.
• Reasonably believe the action they have taken is in the best interests of the person.

Learning Outcome
1. Understand what mental capacity is and what might affect the mental capacity of the people you work with
2. Be able to identify the decisions you are responsible for in your workplace
3. Be able to apply the MCA principles to the decisions you are responsible for
4. Be able to carry out an assessment of capacity
5. Be able to act and decide in the person’s best interests where they lack capacity for a particular decision.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 September 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0246 Signs of Safety - Bitesize Session - Building on Families Strengths (SGC staff Only)

Signs of Safety- Bitesize session- Building on families strengths

A bitesize session for people working with children and families in South Gloucestershire to be able to explore and gain confidence in building on families strengths using strength and safety questions.

Please note: All attendees must have already attended Signs of Safety Awareness session or Signs of Safety 2 day training to be able to attend this course

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1 10 September 2024 13:30 - 15:30 Patchway Hub Map

Code: SGC/24/0459 Virtual School Keeping in Touch Days with Foster Carers - Drop in Session

The Virtual School value the time they spend with carers, and to enable this to be an even more successful partnership between school and home, have arranged four sessions to take place over the school year.

This fourth session is a being held as a twilight 'Drop in'.  There is no specific focus for this session, rather it is a means for you to have access to the Virtual School and to raise any questions/concerns that you may have.  Equally if there are any Virtual School updates or developments, these will be shared with you at this session.



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1 10 September 2024 10:00 - 11:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0563 Why And How? Attachment and Emotional Health For Young People Looked After

Core Skills 6: This is a training course for Foster Carers and Adopters that will build on your knowledge and understanding of attachment. Training includes:- Introduction to attachment theory, its significance in normal infant development The impact of attachment experiences on brain development The impact of trauma on child development Different attachment styles The meaning behind children's behavior, understanding and responding to complex emotions and behaviours such as the need to be in control, pervasive shame and extreme anger Interventions in managing family atmosphere The impact of children's behaviour on parents and carers. Looking after yourself and your emotions. This course will help you to understand, survive and facilitate change in the behaviours of the children you care for.

Please note: By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the Zoom invitation to you.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 September 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
2 17 September 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
3 24 September 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0406 Connected Carer Coffee morning

The Armadillo is adjacent to the leisure centre and ample free parking is provided

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 September 2024 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map

Code: SGC/24/0264 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Training Programme - Mod 4: Planning Ahead (EVENT FULL)


If you are South Gloucestershire Council staff, you will need to fill out this form if you have not already obtained a Zoom licence. Licences can take up to an hour after being requested, zoom can be accessed via the web browser if you have not been able to request your license in time. Please check that you can access Zoom prior to the event.


Please note you have to do this training programme in order.

For SGC staff only:
Additional learning resources here: Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty (Sway resource)
Request to shadow a MCA assessment here: Peer Shadowing Network Yammer Group

South Gloucestershire Council has launched a new interactive training programme that gives Health and Social Care Workers the skills, knowledge, confidence and practice to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is made up of interactive learning workshops. The new skills and knowledge gained from the workshops are then applied in the workplace.

The programme is designed for Care Provider managers, Social Worker and Occupational Therapy staff and managers, nurses and all other professionals working in health and social care.


The standard charge for this course is £49. 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 11 September 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0408 SGO Coffee morning

SGO Coffee morning – 10-12 at Esther’s Café - Sir Bernard Lovell School, Oldland Common, Bristol BS30 8TR

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1 11 September 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Esther's Cafe - Sir Bernard Lovell School Map

Code: SGC/24/0353 Coaching and mentoring group supervision (morning session)

These sessions are for members of the South Gloucestershire Council Coaching and Mentoring Service and is open to external coaches.

We ask that all members attend two sessions of group supervision per year. Please see full details below for more information.

Full details:

What is coaching supervision?

Coaching supervision is the practice of reflecting upon your work as a coach, usually with a trained supervisor in either a 1:1 or group basis. It is often emphasised as ‘SUPER-vision' providing you with an enhanced ability to see your work from multiple perspectives. If not viewed like this coach supervision could be misconstrued as a more managerial practice by someone with more power than yourself 'checking' that you are 'doing it right'. Far from this, the relationship is more of one of equals, where the supervisor and coach (supervisee) sit 'side by side' in a safe, non-judgemental space getting curious about the your work as a coach. Through this process you gain insight into yourself, the client and the work you do together. Regular coaching supervision will enable the coach to explore these areas and in doing so improve their coaching effectiveness and ensure best value for coachees. Coaching supervision is an essential part of a coach’s ongoing learning and development.

It is free for internal coaches and we will charge external coaches £100 per session or £300 for four.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 September 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0460 Equality and Diversity training for foster carers

We all know that Care Experienced people have a greater likelihood of experiencing inequalities. We also know that when ‘care experience’ is coupled with factors such as ‘Sex’, ‘Race’, ‘Disability’ etc. young people talk to us about experiencing ‘double discrimination’.  In this session, let’s be clear about the inequalities faced by Care Experienced people and talk together about the actions we could all take to reduce and eliminate them.

Our tutor Dan Wood will ask this at the start of the session if is there anything in the broad area of ‘equality and diversity’ that you would like to find out about? Please consider this as Dan will weave an answer into the training session.

This course is aimed at carers who can`t make daytime courses.

Any questions call Chris Hill on 07749003099 or email chris.hill@southglos.gov.uk prior to the 

Please Note: By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the MS TEAMS/Zoom invitation to you.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 September 2024 18:30 - 21:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map