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Code: SGC/24/0400 MARAC - New Bitesize Training


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This short workshop commissioned jointly by the South Gloucestershire Children’s Partnership and Safeguarding Adults Board will help you to understand how Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) work in South Gloucestershire, and give you confidence in knowing how and when to refer to MARAC. It aims to give an update about the roles of everyone involved. It is free to attend by anyone who works with children or adults in South Gloucestershire

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1 06 June 2024 13:00 - 13:45 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0510 Thinking Aloud Therapeutic Parenting Training

This is a one-day training course for social workers and other social care staff and will be delivered by the Thinking Aloud team. It is an adapted version of the therapeutic parenting training that we deliver to foster carers and adoptive parents. It will cover some of the key themes of our foster carer training such as trauma informed approaches to care, use of PACE within families and within social care systems and understanding theories and concepts related to attachment, developmental trauma, PTSD, secondary trauma and blocked care.

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1 06 June 2024 10:00 - 16:00 Badminton Road G12 Map

Code: SGC/24/0146 Working with victims of Child Exploitation - Skills and Practice (EVENT FULL)

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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.
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1 06 June 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0249 Signs of Safety - Bitesize Session - Finding Family Networks (SGC Staff only)

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.

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 07 June 2024 09:30 - 11:30 Badminton Road G15 Map

Code: SGC/24/0326 Epilepsy Awareness

This one day programme is intended for any individuals from the Council and staff from all Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors working with people with Epilepsy.

Non-care staff need only attend the morning session of this course.

The course is a combination of interactive discussion, demonstration and practice with equipment and group work.

The standard charge for this course is £103.50 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 10 June 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0157 The Record Business (Children's Services) (Cancelled)


This course looks at transforming the quality of your approach and how you record that new way of working:
your assessments, care plans, visit forms, & all written work will be clear, concise and bring to life what life must be like for each child or young person you're working with.

To do this the course will show you how to draw on your knowledge from research, experience and practice combined with an understanding of the child's needs within their family or the context in which the child lives.
It will show you how the facts-analysis-judgement approach works: and how it will help as you move towards the Signs of Safety way of working.

This course aims to make you confident in understanding what is relevant and meaningful and then show you how to write that down effectively. The standard charge for this course is £70.

Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

Please watch this You Tube Video before attending the course: The Record Business - Video

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1 10 June 2024 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0277 Direct Payments Training (SGC staff only)

IMPORTANT: To complete your registration for this session please complete the pre-course preparation outlined below.

By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer.

The meeting will open at 9.15am, so that you can join the meeting in time to check that the technology is working prior to a 9.30am prompt start.

Pre-course preparation - please see attached

The session will focus on Direct payments and the legal framework. We will consider the benefits of a direct payment for adults, carers, professionals and the Local Authority as well as the challenges that may be experienced. Some guest speakers will be available to talk to you in small groups:
- A direct payment recipient will tell you about how it helps her to live a good life
- Steffan Lewis from the South Glos DP monitoring team who will be able to answer any questions you have about the process.
- A representative from one of the Support Providers will tell you about how they can offer bespoke to support to an individual receiving a direct payment

Plus a video of one of your social work colleagues who will tell you why she thinks direct payments can promote an individual’s wellbeing.



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1 11 June 2024 09:30 - 13:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0468 Managing Allegations (South Glos only)

This course aims to enable participants to develop their understanding of abuse allegations and complaints made against foster carers, and of the procedures used to manage such allegations and complaints.

This is being ran by the Fostering Network

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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1 11 June 2024 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0190 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) - Module 2: Complex Best Interest Decisions (EVENT FULL)


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

Test your knowledge before you attend the training (SGC employees only)

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 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. You can select from a series of modules as relevant to your job which are listed below.

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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1 11 June 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0159 The Write Way (Cancelled)

PLEASE NOTE: YOUR JOINING INSTRUCTIONS AND ANY TRAINING MATERIALS ARE ATTACHED TO THIS EVENT. 

How will this course help me? Our course will take you through the practical steps of writing clear and concise records and writing sequential, powerful and rewarding reports ° whether they are briefing notes, chronologies, summaries, assessments, care plans, safeguarding investigation reports or court reports. We will show you how to tackle your writing with clarity and confidence. You will understand the importance of: ° defining your purpose; ° organising your evidence; ° thinking and structure; ° writing analytically; and ° presentation. We will also highlight the seven deadly sins of social care writing and recording and show you how to avoid them. The standard charge for this course is £103.50. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 11 June 2024 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map