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Code: SGC/24/0556 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 06 August 2024 13:00 - 14:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0549 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: 327 627 039 594
Passcode: AiXrv2

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1 14 August 2024 09:30 - 11:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0588 Getting That Job

This training will help you to build the skills needed to perform well during the recruitment process.

We will cover limiting beliefs (negative thinking) – how to manage them so that you can achieve your goals, keeping a positive mindset, skills self-assessment to identify and apply your transferable skills and experiences, key points to help you create a great CV, application forms and expression of interest letters, and interview preparation.

The trainer will send any pre-course work directly to participants along with the course link (if virtual) via email.

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Meeting ID: 943 703 945 610 51
Passcode: wuekTk

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1 14 August 2024 13:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0250 Signs of Safety - Bitesize Session - Finding Family Networks (SGC Staff only)

A session for people working with children and families in South Gloucestershire to be able to explore and gain confidence in finding family networks to increase connection, belonging, life- long links for children and young people.

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 14 August 2024 13:30 - 15:30 Patchway Hub Map

Code: SGC/24/0270 Foster Carers Coffee Morning (Patchway)


The Purpose for the support groups



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).

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1 19 August 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Patchway Children's Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0177 Advanced Child Protection Update

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The course resources are available for digital download and storage and for use and reference during or after the event, whichever you prefer.

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.

This course is delivered on behalf of the South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children's Partnership.

Participants should be only those who have already completed the Introduction to Child Protection and Advanced-level of Child Protection training within statutory or setting-related timescales, and who now need to maintain this level of training.

Participants will be expected to have a good working knowledge of safeguarding with experience of statutory and local child protection responsibilities and procedures.

Effective child protection depends not only on reliable and accepted procedures for all staff involved with children, but also on their skills, knowledge and judgment 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.

The learning outcomes for this training are designed to ensure that all participants receive updates in the latest child protection legislation, statutory guidance, local policies, procedures and professional requirements.

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1 21 August 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0592 Personal Reactions to Change Workshop (SGC Staff only)

A workshop for staff who are dealing with change, whether that’s service reviews, changes in work processes or any of the other ways in which change manifests itself. We look at reactions to change, why we might be responding as we are, and how we can think through situations and choose our mindset.

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Meeting ID: 946 439 245 402 3
Passcode: GcpsR3

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1 21 August 2024 13:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0138 Introduction to Child Protection (EVENT FULL)

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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

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Meeting ID: 377 029 528 736
Passcode: N7xVKg

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1 28 August 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0143 Working with Parents through Child Exploitation

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This one day course gives practitioners who are working with parents and their families practical appraoches, tools and resources to use directly with them. It will also give practitioners an insight into how parents are coping and feeling and it will explore effective ways to support them.

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Meeting ID: 363 171 104 930
Passcode: xSFkYy

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1 29 August 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0584 Leading Through Change (SGC Managers only)

This half day workshop for managers is aimed at providing the tools and techniques to lead change in the workplace. Covering areas such as leading change positively, personal resilience and emotional intelligence this workshop will help managers identify the methods to support members of staff and effectively deliver workforce change.

Change has become a constant in our working lives. The rate of change continues to increase along with its impact. It all means that it has become even more important that as managers, we ensure that the process of change is handled effectively. Whilst being able to follow a change procedure is vital, so too is the ability to apply the management skills and techniques that address the ‘people aspects’ of change. This course will be suitable for you if you are responsible for managing change and wish to discover or remind yourself of the key considerations, skills and techniques that will give your change a chance of succeeding.






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1 30 August 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map