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Code: SGC/24/0351 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 02 May 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0284 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 02 May 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0414 Reflective Supervision (internal Adult Social Care staff only)

PLEASE NOTE: This course is for internal Adult Social Care staff only.

Reflective Practice in Supervision. A two workshop programme for supervisors.

This programme is for Senior Practitioner OT’s and Social Workers and Managers who provide supervision. It will support you in your Supervisor role whether you are a new or experienced Senior Practitioner or manager.

Aim of the Programme and context

Research and practice demonstrate that Social Workers and Occupational Therapists must have access to regular, good quality supervision; it is an importance element to achieving effective practice, providing advice and support as well as promoting professional resilience and wellbeing. Regular supervision is essential to achieve a high-quality service (DoH 2015, BASW 2013, COT 2015) and this is endorsed and supported by the relevant professional bodies and managers in the Department for People. (South Gloucestershire Supervision in Adult Social Care Policy 2021).

This duet of workshops has been developed for supervisors who want to revisit and develop their skills, knowledge and application of reflective supervision as an effective means to meet organisational, professional and individual objectives.

The course consists of two half-day workshops held in person over a two-month period to give participants an opportunity to apply their learning. The workshops will be for a closed group of twelve people, the group size maximising the opportunity to participate; each workshop combines inputs from the facilitator with interactive exercises that promote reflection and application using examples of supervision practice provided by the learning group.

To make the most of this learning opportunity, participants will be expected to read the agency policy prior to the first workshop and between workshops complete short tasks to encourage the application of ideas and theory to their current supervisory experiences. Participants will be provided with material electronically, after each workshop to complement and reinforce messages from the sessions.

Course content is informed by the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Practice Supervisors (DOE 2015), Post-qualifying Standards for Social Work Practice supervisors in Adult Social Care(DHSC 2018) the Professional Capabilities Framework (SWRB2012), Employer Standards (particularly Standard 5) all of which promote the principle that staff should receive quality supervision that provides opportunities for challenge and reflective learning; this will enable them to sustain standards of professionalism, competence, credibility and currency.

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1 02 May 2024 10:00 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 03 June 2024 13:00 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0124 Signs of Safety - Creating Safety/Wellbeing Plans with Families

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 02 May 2024 09:30 - 15:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0863 Bitesize awareness training on Reducing Parental Conflict

Relationships Matter

Conflict in relationships is part of everyday life, evidence suggests that conflict between parents is normal, but if exposure is frequent, intense, and poorly resolved, this can have a damaging impact on children, resulting in long-term mental health issues, emotional, behavioural, and academic problems as they grow up.

Children of all ages can be affected by destructive interparental conflict.

The Reducing Parental Conflict awareness workshop is suitable for those supporting children and their families especially those working within children’s social care, early help, health, education, and the voluntary sector.

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Meeting ID: 396 424 236 635
Passcode: JmAHW2

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1 03 May 2024 13:00 - 14:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0432 Introduction to Rowing for Fostered Children. Runs over 4 weeks

Introduction to Rowing for Fostered Children.

Youngsters between the ages of 12 and 18 referred through the South Gloucester Fostering Team. A maximum of 6 places available for each session. Youngsters must be accompanied by a carer.

A 4-week introduction to the sport of rowing, on and off the water. Learn balance and fitness skills! Each 1-hour long session is coached by experienced rowers and all equipment is provided. Just bring basic sports type clothing (weather appropriate) and an enthusiasm to listen and learn.

Sessions are on Monday evenings at 6:30pm and are:
• April 22nd
• April 29th
• May 6th (Bank Holiday)
• May 13th
Important: please arrive no less than 15 minutes before each session is due to start.

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1 06 May 2024 18:15 - 19:30 Ariel Rowing Club Map

Code: SGC/24/0228 Attachment, Trauma and Recovery

Meeting ID: 883 3101 9268
Passcode: 536689

This workshop provides an opportunity to consider attachment theory; application and intervention; trauma theory; impact and assessment; and recovery planning and assessment. Designed with the specific aim of informing, engaging, and delivering an understanding of historical, biological, observational, cultural and neuroscience attachment…...the very core of what it is to be.
The day will set out attachment and trauma perspectives based on casework for child and family social workers, education, residential care professionals and family placement professionals, kinship and foster and adoption carers.
Drawing on child development and attachment theory the workshop will seek to assist attendees in assessing and developing attachment based interventions so that we have the professional language and the professional/personal skills and confidence in this key area of trauma recovery practice.

The workshop will be led by Richard Rose, Director of Child Trauma Intervention Services Ltd (CTIS) which seeks to engage with children affected by early life trauma and to help them achieve their full potential. Richard undertakes consultancy and training on Life Story Therapy and working with 'hard to reach' children and adolescents and develops academic training programmes in the UK and internationally. Prior to founding CTIS in 2011, Richard worked in the UK in local authority child protection and in the highly regarded residential therapeutic treatment agency SACCS, including four years as the Clinical Practice Director of the Mary Walsh Institute. Throughout his career, Richard has worked with children and their carers in out of home care and family placements, with the aim of enabling placements to become healthy and nurturing through enhanced understanding and attachment. He is the author of three books including Life Story Therapy: A new therapy for traumatised children – A model for practice, published in 2012 and Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work 2017. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University.

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1 07 May 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0072 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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1 07 May 2024 13:00 - 13:45 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0183 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Essentials for Care Workers

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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1 07 May 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0130 Safeguarding Disabled Children

This course will allow participants time and space to consider the safeguarding needs of disabled children and provide them with an opportunity to explore ways in which disabled children can be safeguarded from harm.

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Meeting ID: 822 5861 9163
Passcode: 363238

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 May 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map