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Code: SGC/24/0428 Effective Multi-Agency Working In Adult Safeguarding

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


It is recommended that you attend the "Raising Safeguarding Concerns" course before you attend this training

Safeguarding Adults is an important part of effective practice within social and healthcare.
The role of a manager/practitioner in ensuring that staff respond appropriately to a safeguarding concern is vital. Staff need to be well informed and confident about their own responsibilities in safeguarding adults so that they respond appropriately when concerns are identified.

This 1-day course will support managers/supervisors, Social Workers/OTs and other practitioners including in healthcare to be clear about their role, how Making Safeguarding Personal impacts on it, and how to make decisions about what to do next.

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 06 November 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0579 Art of Brilliance

Life is a complicated, relentless and full-contact sport.
We all?have a story. We all?have relationships. We all?have challenges.
We all?have things we can do to make life easier, better – more brilliant.
For us and other people in our lives.

Come and join us as we ask:
What does “your best life” mean? Or look like?
What is going on in my head?
What can I do to experience more happiness and fulfilment?

Paul Field, an Art of Brilliance trainer, will explain (in plain English!) some of the science of happiness and share some simple, everyday tips and tricks to help anyone raise their game and live with greater purpose, satisfaction and impact.

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1 07 November 2024 10:30 - 11:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0490 Fire Safety In Your Home

Luke Lyons from Avon Fire and Rescue will be talking about home fire safety and how to stay safe in the event of a fire.

Come along,  listen and find out about your free visit and free available equipment - subject to meeting the criteria.

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1 07 November 2024 13:00 - 14:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0396 Race Awareness (AM) SGC - ASC & ICS staff only (EVENT FULL)

Please see attached pre-coursework details which must be completed prior to the training session

We have received feedback from the trainers saying that delegates were unable to do the pre learning as the links didn’t work. Numerous testing by EDP, ourselves and the fact that many other colleagues have had no issues, leads us to conclude that the links are all fine.

However, if you are having difficulty accessing these, please let us know well before the course.
  • Increase understanding around race, racism and systemic racism as well as how it manifests in relation to social care specifically
  • Exploring disparities from statistics that have been caused by systemic racism specific to social care and other core English institutions
  • Understanding our own unconscious bias and social conditioning to help us better challenge ourselves, our thoughts and our beliefs
  • A deep dive into white privilege, power & advantage
  • Cultural awareness and how being aware of cultural norms can help us be more culturally competent when supporting people
  • Learning what microaggression are and what we can do to mitigate against them and how to support somebody who has experienced a microaggression
  • Exploring Language the nuances and connotations associated with some outdated terms
  • How to be an anti-racism ally and what this means as an individual, team and organisation

After you have attended the session make your Anti Racism pledge here and course evaluation here


All staff will be offered support where needed by the trainer and the organisation

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1 07 November 2024 10:00 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0541 Domestic Abuse Training (EVENT FULL)

Please note that you must be able to attend both sessions in order to complete this training.

This course is deemed Mandatory by the Adult and Childrens Senior Leadership Team. The Learning and Development will be contacting the line managers of South Gloucestershire Council staff to ensure that your work time will be protected (i.e. that you will be deemed ‘unavailable’ to work that day and free of all distractions).

If you are unable to complete both sessions within the course you will be asked to complete both sessions at a future date – it will not be possible to attend your second session on another cohort.

This new 1.5-day training programme is for staff who work with adults, children, young people and families based within statutory and voluntary/independent sector organisations across South Gloucestershire.

The aim of the programme is to promote effective multi-agency working between professionals and organisations aligned to national/local legislation, policy, guidance and best practice. A key focus will therefore be person/child-centred practice that promotes positive outcomes for those who lives are affected by domestic abuse.

The first half-day session will be delivered virtually via MS Teams. This will provide an opportunity to refresh and develop your knowledge base including in relation to the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and key learning from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, Safeguarding Adult Reviews and Domestic Homicide Reviews. The importance of trauma informed practice underpinned by professional curiosity will be explored.
Throughout the session delegates will be encouraged to generously share their practice experience with colleagues, learn from others and move beyond knowledge, understanding and theory to application in their practice.

Delegates must attend day 1 and undertake an individual research/reflective task before attending day 2 of this training.

The second session will be delivered in-person, with a primary focus on exploring, developing and embedding best practice within the landscape of effectively multi-agency/disciplinary working. A broad range of topics will be included, e.g. intersectionality, child-centred practice within a whole family approach, effective risk assessment/monitoring and safety planning, professional self-care.

Throughout the session delegates will be encouraged to generously share their practice experience with colleagues, learn from others and move beyond knowledge, understanding and theory to application in their practice.

The individual learning task, along with active participation in both sessions are integral to the completion of the programme.

If you are from an external organisation and fail to attend one of the sessions you will still be charged for both sessions.

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1 11 November 2024 09:30 - 14:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 12 November 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0439 Introduction to the Care Act

Your pre-course activity is attached. 

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 you any further relevant resources.

Who it's for:  Social Care and OT Practitioners working directly with people in need of care and support.

The course gives an understanding of the Care Act 2014, its principles and duties.
Content includes:
• an overview of the Care Act and its implications
• an outline of the wellbeing principle and duty
• general and specific duties under the Care Act
• how to prevent, delay or reduce care needs with information and advice
• a look at independent advocacy
• safeguarding adults
• assessments of needs, carers assessments and eligibility determination
• an individual’s journey through the reform system.

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 November 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 12 November 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0255 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 11 November 2024 09:30 - 15:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0493 Training for Connected carers/SGO - Trauma and Attachment

What is it? This is a new dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers, Including Special Guardians Why are we running it? We recognise that your situation is very different to that of main stream foster carers. The new role that you find yourself in now, is often not a pathway you may have planned on taking. Unlike foster carers, you are thrown in at the deep end without having had a course to prepare you for what lies ahead, and how ‘The System’ works. This course aims to do that as well as recognise the particular difficulties that you as ‘Kinship Carers’, whatever your role, face. How will it run? There will be six sessions, each lasting approximately 2-2.5 hours, which will take place over the course of a year. It is hoped that you will attend all six, but as new carers arrive, they can join the programme at any stage. The sessions will be led in the main by Social workers from our team. . This session will focus on: Trauma and Attachment

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

Code: SGC/24/0230 Attachment, Trauma and Recovery

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Meeting ID: 875 2296 5335
Passcode: 482387

IF YOU ARE A SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE EMPLOYEE YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT OUR IT DEPARTMENT TO REQUEST YOU ZOOM LICENSE. YOU WILL NEED TO FILL OUT THIS FORM IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY OBTAINED A ZOOM LICENCE.

In order to add this training to your training record, please could we ask that you use your full name when logging into the Zoom call.

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 12 November 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0533 Disability and Neurodiversity Awareness (SGC Staff only) (EVENT FULL)

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Meeting ID: 364 785 294 221
Passcode: KcUgvz

This Disability and Neurodiversity Awareness training will explore and demystify many of the topics and questions around this important subject.

We’ll look at topics including definitions, language, the Equality Act and reasonable adjustments, and have an in-depth look at ADHD and autism.

The training will be delivered in a conversational style, with questions and discussion encouraged, and we promise there will be no homework!

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1 12 November 2024 10:00 - 13:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map