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Code: SGC/23/0160 Makaton Sign and Share: Summer holidays

This course is for all Early Years Practitioners.

Previous experience is desirable but not essential to attend.

This is an opportunity to learn or refresh some Makaton signs and symbols that are free to download on the Makaton Hub

We will be looking at some key themes throughout the year.

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1 08 June 2023 18:00 - 19:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/23/0523 Resilience Lab – Train the Trainer- Face to Face

Off The Record are delivering training for professionals looking for a greater understanding of the factors that contribute to resilience. The training is designed to explore the five different Resilience Lab sessions (Pressure Proof, Making Friends with Stress, Thinking Traps, Stronger and Reach Out) using the evidenced based tools and techniques and generate discussion on how these can be adapted within your setting.

The training requires all participants to contribute and share their experience. 
This is for professionals that work with 11-25 year olds  

You must attend both days to complete this training.

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1 08 June 2023 10:00 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 15 June 2023 10:00 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0122 Signs of Safety - Bitesize Session - Finding Family Networks

A session for people working with children and families in South Gloucestershire to be able to explore and gain confidence in finding family networks to increase connection, belonging, life- long links for children and young people.

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1 08 June 2023 13:00 - 15:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0257 Working with victims of Child Exploitation - Skills and Practice

Please click here to view and download the course handouts

This course offers practitioners a chance to develop their skills in the direct work that they may be doing. The training will give practitioners ideas that may enhance their practice and introduce them to practical ways of working with young people who are or maybe at risk of exploitation.

Requirements for training via Zoom:

  • Participants must be provided with protected time, in an environment free from all work-related duties and distractions to successfuly complete the training
  • Participants require access to a camera and microphone to be able to fully engage in the session
  • On the day of training, should the above requirements not be possible, participants should rebook for a different date when they are able to meet the requirements, failure to full engage in the session may result in non-issue of certificate and a request to repeat the training session.

Requirements for face-to-face training:

  • Participants must arrive on time and allow time for parking.
  • Participants should attend the full training day, participants should be rebook for a different date if they are unable to attend the full day.
  • Please print any handouts attached to this event and bring them along with you to the session.

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1 08 June 2023 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/22/1317 First Aid For Carers

CS1 .This course has been tailored to suit the needs of Foster Carers, Adopters and Family Link Carers who look after children on a 24 hour basis. This is a certificated course, so please ensure you can arrive on time and attend all of the course.


If you have any covid symptoms or have been asked to isolate, do not attend the course.

All participants attending this course will be required to bring a paper disposable 3 ply face mask - fabric masks / scarves will not be acceptable. Wearing a mask will be necessary when moving around the building and when doing practical elements of the training that require you to be working close together.

If you have any questions you would like to discuss with the trainer, Acorn are happy to take phone calls on 0117 958 2070 option 1, prior to the course.

Tea and coffee will be available, you can bring your lunch, but this venue does have an onsite restaurant. There is on-site parking which is free.

Venue is The Concord Museum, Patchway. For directions please see

Any questions call Chris Hill on 07749003099 or email prior to the event

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1 10 June 2023 09:30 - 16:30 The Concord Museum Map

Code: SGC/23/0548 Introduction to Mental Health & Wellbeing (SGC Peoples Dept/Practitioners only)

This course is especially recommended for new practitioners within the Peoples Department or practitioners wishing to increase their awareness around supporting others with mental health. The course is run by members of the Public Health Mental Health Inequalities & Community Engagement team. During the morning we will explore; What is mental health? What is resilience? What inequalities relate to mental ill-health? What is the impact of drugs and alcohol on mental health? As well as practising using tools and resources to support wellbeing.

In the afternoon we explore the 'I thrive' conceptual model of support, local signposting and hear talks from local providers including Vita minds, Kooth and Off The Record.

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1 12 June 2023 09:15 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0521 Youth Mental Health First Aid – Online (EVENT FULL)

You must provide a postal address, as well as your e-mail address, in order to register for this course which is delivered via the MHFA England Online Learning Hub.Please e-mail these details to who will register you and ensure your resources are sent out.
(We will use the information you provide to us only in relation to this course whilst complying with the established lawful conditions of explicit consent. In order to provide the service you require we will share your information with Mental Health First Aid England to enable them to send you the course materials required for this training. We will retain your information up to a year after the course to ensure your materials are received, then it will be destroyed securely. The Council’s general Privacy Information can be found here

This is an accessible and flexible online format of the popular ‘face-to-face’ Youth MHFA Two Day course. Learners who complete the course will be certified as Youth Mental Health First Aiders and will receive an e-certificate on completion.

The course is a blend of individual learning and 4 live sessions all of which must be completed for your e-certificate to be issued. Online learning is via MHFA’s Online Learning Hub. Once you are registered, you will be issued with a login code so you can assess the Hub.

You will need a lap top or computer with a web cam and mic for the live sessions and ability to log on to an external platform which is likely to be Zoom. South Glos Council employees will need approval to use an external platform prior to the course starting.

Attendance at all four live sessions is expected.

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1 12 June 2023 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
2 15 June 2023 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
3 21 June 2023 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
4 23 June 2023 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/23/0625 Administration of Medication (EVENT FULL)

Clinical Skills Lab, Learning and Research Building , Southmead Hospital
Seminar Room 16

This half day course follows CQC requirements on the administration of medication. It includes trainer presentation, discussion, and a short multiple-choice assessment at the end to check the information has been retained by participants. Relevant handouts/paperwork will be provided. This course is aimed at any adult social care staff in South Gloucestershire, working in domiciliary, residential and day care services (statutory sector AND IVP sector agencies).

This session is £50 for non SGC staff

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1 13 June 2023 13:00 - 16:00 Southmead Hospital Learning & Research Building Map

Code: SGC/23/0444 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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1 13 June 2023 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/23/0188 FCSG: North Group (Formally Geographical Area 3)

The Purpose for the support groups

We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.

There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.

Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.

Sometimes there will be speakers and topics as requested by the group, this will hopefully make it as relevant to your fostering as you like.

These sessions should be recorded on your Personal Development Plan (PDP).

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1 13 June 2023 10:00 - 11:30 Old Down Country Park Map