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Code: SGC/24/0070 Bitesize Workshop: Safeguarding children who do not live at home (Private Fostering)

This 45-minute bitesize session has been designed to support practitioners in learning more about Private Fostering and their obligations.

This session is recommended for all practitioners working with children and young people across all agencies to understand their responsibilities and who to contact in South Gloucestershire to seek help and guidance.

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Meeting ID: 363 766 831 263
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1 30 January 2024 13:00 - 13:45 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0217 Foster Carers Engagement Event

Agenda to be confirmed. 

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1 30 January 2024 10:00 - 12:30 Bailey's Court Activity Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0669 Managing Challenging Conversations & Conflict Training (Children's & Adults Social Care) (EVENT FULL)

To improve professional confidence of social care practitioners in Managing Challenging Conversations & Conflict Training to assist in successfully employing professional curiosity in a social care context.

Charges apply for non-South Glos Council staff
Cost: £103.50

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1 30 January 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0401 Mental Health Awareness (EVENT FULL)

This will be delivered via Zoom and hosted by Suzanne Pearson. 

Please join the meeting prior to the 9.30 start, so you have time to check that the technology is working.

A community based course to increase awareness and challenge stigma about mental health that participants can draw upon in their day-to-day lives and work.

The views of people with ‘lived’ experience of emotional or mental health issues are central to informing the course content as well as up to date research evidence. 

The course is suitable for anyone including staff and volunteers from a variety of settings working with Adults, and/or Children and Families, who wish to learn more about mental health. It consists of a mixture of factual presentation, small group work and large group discussion within agreed ground rules of confidentiality and respecting each other’s points of view. There are extensive handouts available

The trainer Suzanne Pearson is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and CBT therapist with experience of working in the NHS and voluntary sector. She is a qualified adult trainer with extensive experience of delivering high quality mental health training to a range of participants and organisations. She is a Mental Health First Aid instructor (Standard and Youth courses) and an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) trainer.

SOUTH GLOS COUNCIL STAFF - To access training being delivered by Zoom please complete this form. Once the form is filled out access should automatically be granted within an hour of completion.  ZOOM Access Form

COSTS: £49

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1 30 January 2024 09:15 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0218 Epilepsy Refresher (EVENT FULL)

This half-day course is suitable for those who have previously attended the Epilepsy Awareness Training Day within the last 2 years AND only if they are responsible for administering rescue meds.

(The Joint Epilepsy Council recommends individuals named to administer rescue treatment to attend a refresher course within at least two years). Epilepsy Buccal Midazolam/ Rectal Diazepam instatus Epilepticus Refresher.

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 31 January 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0074 KBSP Tackling FGM: A compassionate approach to working with our communities

The Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership (KBSP) deliver this training course, and as a neighbouring authority, SGC staff are able to access this course at a cost of £100.

It is a self-serve site, that requests payment information upon booking. Therefore, if you are a core statutory partner of the SGCP (e.g. Police, Health), you will need to request a place by directly visiting KBSP Training.

SGC staff: Members of Children Social Care and Preventative Services, will need to request a place via the L&D site, so that we are able to authorise your place, and provide you with the necessary payment details in order for you to continue with your booking on the KBSP training website.

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1 31 January 2024 09:00 - 16:00 To Be Advised Map

Code: SGC/24/0059 Trauma Awareness and Recovery - Face to Face (EVENT FULL)

This is an face to face course, if you prefer online training please have a look at our other sessions in 2023.

Our trauma-informed partner Dignifi will be delivering this training.The People Dept is under-going a radical and long-lasting transformation to become trauma informed and responsive to both the people who work for us, and those in South Glos who are served by us.
The morning session on Trauma Awareness course will cover:

  • Different types of trauma and how they impact on emotional regulation and ability to manage stress.
  • How to develop awareness of trauma and its impacts upon a person’s perceptions, thinking and behaviour.
  • Trauma and the body Fight, Flight and Freeze responses and how to manage activations.
  • Trauma and links to addiction.

In the afternoon session the course will explore strategies for Trauma Recovery including;
  • Supporting staff to understand their own engagement style and reflect on how to adapt to a trauma responsive approach.
  • Feel equipped to assess and intervene if someone is displaying symptoms of trauma.
  • Are equipped to manage difficult situations using trauma responsive strategies.
  • Are supported to manage the issues they face at work and balance this with their own self-care needs

The content of the training covers trauma and adversity and can be triggering. If you think this content might trigger you ahead of the day, please let us know at and/or talk to your Line Manager. Delegates will not be expected to share personal experiences as part of this training.

Delegates are encouraged to clear the decks as much as they can for the evening after the training and to have a named person who they can call on should they need to talk anything through that may come up on the day.

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1 31 January 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Badminton Road G12 Map

Code: SGC/24/0322 Basic Clinical Skills - New (for Alexandra Way Staff Only)

Seminar room 10 Learning and Development building,Southmead Hospital

This workshop is aimed at adult social care staff in South Gloucestershire, working in domiciliary, residential and day care services (statutory sector AND IVP sector agencies)

The course 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 by the facilitator Alfred Puerta Casadevall and the Clinical Skills Team in North Bristol Trust.

Please note this training is held at Southmead Hospital (Learning & Research building in the Science Quarter).

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1 01 February 2024 09:00 - 14:00 Southmead Hospital Learning & Research Building Map

Code: SGC/24/0009 Undertaking Safeguarding Enquiries for South Glos practitioners (Social Work Assistants, OT Assistants only)

This training is specifically for all council-employed Adult Social Care Social Work Assistants and OT Assistants.

It is a “core” internal training course which builds on and complements the existing multi-agency Safeguarding Adults training programmes that provide a foundation of knowledge and skills.

The course will enable all adult social care practitioners in South Glos Council to:

1. Update their understanding of the legal duties and principles in relation to safeguarding adults (e.g. within the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act).

2. Increase their confidence to work to national and local expectations and processes for safeguarding adults.

3. Refresh and refine their skills and knowledge around working with risk, effective decision-making and communication to promote confidence in adult safeguarding.

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1 02 February 2024 09:30 - 13:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/22/1323 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 03 February 2024 09:30 - 16:30 The Concord Museum Map