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Code: SGC/24/0202 Recognising & Responding to Organisational Abuse & Neglect (EVENT FULL)


Please note that by booking onto this course you are giving permission for your email address to be passed onto the trainer.


YOU WILL NEED TO ATTEND A RAISING SAFEGUARDING CONCERNS COURSE BEFORE ATTENDING THIS TRAINING.

Managers of agencies that provide services for adults at risk must ensure they lead a "safe service", with competent staff and an organisational culture that safeguards adults. This 1-day workshop will help delegates to understand and be accountable for the key factors in managing and preventing organisational abuse in the services they lead and/or review.

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

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1 19 June 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0290 Understanding Personality Disorder (EVENT FULL)

This half day workshop aims to provide an opportunity for participants to understand more about the diagnostic category of personality disorder in order to better provide services and support that can make a positive difference to people's lives.

It is aimed at all employees and managers of the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors.

This is a workshop that is suitable for participants at all levels, mainly as an introduction to the issues, though it can also provide an update for staff who are already trained / more experienced in working with people with a personality disorder. It will draw upon personal experiences of receiving a personality disorder diagnosis and up to date evidence of helpful interventions and approaches.

The standard charge for this course is £49. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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

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

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1 19 June 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0316 PDPR Skills (SGC Only)


Managers are responsible for the management of individual and team performance. This blended course will explain the Council's Personal Development and Performance Review (PDPR)) process. The workshop focuses on understanding what is required of managers in this process, practising the skills to carry out effective and positive meetings, understanding objective setting and making the PDPR process meaningful and engaging for all staff. There is an online course which gives you more information about the expectations of you as a manager in this process.

This course is particularly useful for council managers who are new to carrying out PDPRs as it provides you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss good practice with other council colleagues.

Please take some time to review the PDPR skills for manager’s online course and read the quality standard and guidance notes ahead of the training day.

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1 20 June 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0409 UASC - Unaccompanied asylum seeking child training for South Glos foster carers

Better Understanding of Young Asylum Seekers and Refugees
The Training will be provided by members of 1625 independent peoples Asylum and Refugee Intensive support team who have been providing support for young asylum seekers for over 8 years commissioned by Bristol and South Glos Social services and have provided support for a number of young people in fostering placements. We recently provided training to 80 Social workers as well as working with a Team from the Children’s Commissioners around good practice for accommodation providers.

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1 20 June 2024 10:00 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0504 WAYPOINT Drop-in: Mainstream and short break foster carers

The WAYPOINT (Working Alongside Young People & Others In Networks Therapeutically) Team is part of the Fostering Service. WAYPOINT provide therapeutically informed support to children, families, foster carers, and professional networks. This support is additional to the support provided by your supervising social worker and children’s social workers.

The monthly WAYPOINT Drop-in sessions are facilitated by Dan Charnock, WAYPOINT Senior Social Worker and are open to all mainstream foster carers. The aim of the WAYPOINT Drop in is to provide a reflective and open space for foster carers to come along and discuss issues or concerns you may be facing. While each session includes a space to reflect on challenges, there is also a significant focus on sharing strategies and thinking about therapeutic approaches to difficult situations and celebrating successes.

You don’t have to be going through a difficult time to attend – peer support, learning and reflection is always valuable, and there is no pressure for anyone to share within the sessions. Topics for each session tend to arise on the day, ensuring the focus is relevant to the content brought to the drop in. However, there is also the option to agree a topic for a future session to enable a more in-depth focus. Discussion often includes topics such as attachment, trauma, and use of therapeutic approaches such as PACE and NVR, and ideas come not only from Dan but from within the group.


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1 20 June 2024 09:30 - 11:30 Bradley Stoke Jubilee Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0164 Advanced Child Protection

Please click here to view and download the course handouts

Please have a digital copy (or print if you prefer) of the course WORKBOOK to bring along to the session. (All other resources are available for digital download and storage via the same link should you wish to use them during or after the event)

Also, please be aware that some of the resources contain sensitive content, that you may find upsetting. This training aims to educate and raise awareness, but it can evoke emotional responses, particularly for individuals with personal connections to child or adult bereavements, or the incidents themselves.

If you find the content overwhelming, we encourage you to prioritise your well-being. Take breaks, reflect on your boundaries, and seek support from trusted individuals or professionals as needed. For assistance during or after the training, please reach out to the trainer or your line manager in the first instance, contact Interchange the staff counselling service, or you can also access Thrive.

We are committed to creating an inclusive learning environment and promoting empathy and respect for all.

The training is organised by South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership and is targeted at all staff from all agencies who are working directly with children, or adults who are parents. Effective child protection depends not only on reliable and accepted procedures for all staff involved with children, but also on their skills, knowledge and judgement and the ability to work together co-operatively. Staff with lead roles in child protection require specialised training in order to carry out their work with abused children and families. Please note it is recommended to leave a minimum of 3 months between attending Introduction to Child Protection and Advanced Child Protection.

Please DO NOT book onto the Advanced Child Protection course, unless you have attended the Introduction to Child Protection course. The knowledge needed for this course is dependent on you having attended the previous session. Thank you.

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1 22 June 2024 09:30 - 13:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0477 First Aid For Carers - This course is aimed at Paediatrics and infants (Southglos foster carers only)

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.

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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, but food is not so it is advised to bring your lunch as food options are limited in the area where the venue is.

There is limited on-site parking.

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1 22 June 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/24/0137 Introduction to Child Protection

Please click here to view and download the course handouts.

This training is organised by South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership and is targeted at all staff from all agencies who are working directly with children, or adults who are parents.

This training session will cover: The laws and policies that relate to safeguarding children and YP What we mean by safeguarding and how some children can be harmed What signs to look out for How ACE's impact families and children Local and inter-agency procedures that are in place The role of early help Appropriate information sharing Responding to allegations

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 22 June 2024 09:30 - 13:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0375 Early Help Awareness Workshop

An opportunity for education settings and external partners to develop their awareness of Early Help and to understand the crucial role that they play in supporting children and families at an Early Help level.

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1 24 June 2024 09:15 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0302 Having Difficult Conversations

This training is aimed at managers who want to improve how they manage difficult conversations with members of their team. The content is primarily focused on maintaining good levels of performance within teams, but can be used to support other conversations such as those when managing change. This day will provide a range of tools and techniques that will help you be more confident in difficult situations and help you to understand the causes of and issues surrounding difficult conversations, how to prepare for and manage conversations, different communication styles and how to adapt your approach, emotions that may be experienced and how to deal with them, the support available to you as a manager and action planning for your own difficult conversations.

The standard charge for this course is £103.50 per day but for council employees there is no charge. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.


Our tutors are highly experienced, and deliver our programmes with passion, pride and excellence. If you have any questions about this course work please contact emma.ford@southglos.gov.uk.

Participating in sessions

Participants are asked to embrace and abide by the following commitments:

• Maintain your focus on group learning and professional development
• Actively support peers
• Create a safe environment to encourage contribution and learning
• Participate constructively in the sessions
• Listen to encourage and welcome all views
• Respect each other’s values
• Maintain confidentiality in all matters

We embrace diversity and want to ensure that our sessions are fully inclusive for all. Please let us know any requirements or needs you have in relation to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation or caring responsibilities that may be relevant to your participation in the session.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 June 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map