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Code: SGC/24/0239 Signs of Safety - Bitesize Session - Words and Pictures

A session for people working with children and families in South Gloucestershire to be able to explore and gain confidence in creating words and picture explanations for children and 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 08 July 2024 13:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0391 Bitesize Threshold Workshop - A short workshop for all professionals working with children in South Gloucestershire to explore thresholds

Bitesize Threshold Workshop

A short workshop for all professionals working with children in South Gloucestershire to explore thresholds

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1 09 July 2024 15:00 - 16:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0474 E-Safety for Foster Carers, Adopters and Special Guardians

Felix Lester, who is the Cyber Protect Officer in Avon and Somerset Police, is going to come and deliver a presentation that will give an outline about apps, the risks, highlighting online offences and how they’re committed and providing advice and signposts to further support.


Proposed Content:
• Overview of online risks.
• Exploitation of children online.
• Technical protective and safety measures available.
• Top tips on starting a conversation with your child about the internet and how to work together to use the internet safely.

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1 09 July 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0147 Exploitation of Adults

Exploitation happens when someone has power and control over another person. They take advantage of another person’s vulnerability to make money, improve their status or gain control. In order to gain control and power they will groom the victim. The way they do this is by befriending them. This could be by buying them gifts or by giving them money, alcohol or drugs. They could also make them feel special and give them a group to belong to. Perpetrators will target a person’s vulnerability, whether they are children or adults, and will try to isolate the victim to make them depend on the perpetrator.

Adult Exploitation is an extremely important issue for anyone working with vulnerable adults. Exploitation can effect a wide range of people in very many different ways. It is an issue that needs to be understood by professionals so they know who might be more vulnerable to being exploited, what to look out for when they are working with vulnerable people and what to do if they are concerned that someone they are working with may be a victim of exploitation.

It can sometimes be really hard for a victim to know and understand that they are a victim of exploitation, as the perpetrator could be regarded as a friend. It can be very hard for the victim to disclose that they are being abused as they are being controlled by the perpetrator and they rely on them for help and support. If professionals are aware of the warning signs and risk indicators then they may be able to see the signs before the victim is aware of what may be happening. It is important to flag up early signs of exploitation so that a multi-agency approach can be put into place. This would include police who could then try and spot any criminal offences being carried out by the perpetrator and the possibility of any emerging patterns such as organised crime and exploitation rings.

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1 09 July 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0410 FCSG: Support Group for carers caring for children with additional needs.


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We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.

There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.

Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.

Sometimes there will be speakers and topics as requested by the group, this will hopefully make it as relevant to your fostering as you like.

These sessions should be recorded on your Personal Development Plan (PDP).

Mavis Mukambirwa will also be doing a presentation during this session.

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1 09 July 2024 19:00 - 21:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0078 ASYE ACADEMY - Young People and Substance Misuse

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1 10 July 2024 10:00 - 13:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0327 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 July 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0206 Foster Carers Coffee Morning (Cadbury Heath)

We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.

There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.

Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.

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1 10 July 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Cadbury Heath Children's Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0245 Signs of Safety - Bitesize Session - Building on Families Strengths (SGC staff Only)

Signs of Safety- Bitesize session- Building on families strengths

A bitesize session for people working with children and families in South Gloucestershire to be able to explore and gain confidence in building on families strengths using strength and safety questions.

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 July 2024 13:30 - 15:30 Badminton Road G15 Map

Code: SGC/24/0344 Supporting Adult Relationships (South Glos foster carers only)

Supporting adult relationships.
Arguments in relationships are part of everyday life, evidence suggests that arguments between parents/carers 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.

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1 11 July 2024 11:00 - 13:00 Patchway Children's Centre Map