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Code: SGC/24/0406 Connected Carer Coffee morning

The Armadillo is adjacent to the leisure centre and ample free parking is provided

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1 11 September 2024 10:00 - 12:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map

Code: SGC/24/0264 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Training Programme - Mod 4: Planning Ahead (EVENT FULL)


If you are South Gloucestershire Council staff, you will need to fill out this form if you have not already obtained a Zoom licence. Licences can take up to an hour after being requested, zoom can be accessed via the web browser if you have not been able to request your license in time. Please check that you can access Zoom prior to the event.


Please note you have to do this training programme in order.

For SGC staff only:
Additional learning resources here: Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty (Sway resource)
Request to shadow a MCA assessment here: Peer Shadowing Network Yammer Group

South Gloucestershire Council has launched a new interactive training programme that gives Health and Social Care Workers the skills, knowledge, confidence and practice to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is made up of interactive learning workshops. The new skills and knowledge gained from the workshops are then applied in the workplace.

The programme is designed for Care Provider managers, Social Worker and Occupational Therapy staff and managers, nurses and all other professionals working in health and social care.


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

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1 11 September 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0408 SGO Coffee morning

SGO Coffee morning – 10-12 at Esther’s Café - Sir Bernard Lovell School, Oldland Common, Bristol BS30 8TR

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1 11 September 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Esther's Cafe - Sir Bernard Lovell School Map

Code: SGC/24/0353 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 12 September 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0460 Equality and Diversity training for foster carers

We all know that Care Experienced people have a greater likelihood of experiencing inequalities. We also know that when ‘care experience’ is coupled with factors such as ‘Sex’, ‘Race’, ‘Disability’ etc. young people talk to us about experiencing ‘double discrimination’.  In this session, let’s be clear about the inequalities faced by Care Experienced people and talk together about the actions we could all take to reduce and eliminate them.

Our tutor Dan Wood will ask this at the start of the session if is there anything in the broad area of ‘equality and diversity’ that you would like to find out about? Please consider this as Dan will weave an answer into the training session.

This course is aimed at carers who can`t make daytime courses.

Any questions call Chris Hill on 07749003099 or email chris.hill@southglos.gov.uk prior to the 

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 the MS TEAMS/Zoom invitation to you.

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1 12 September 2024 18:30 - 21:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0123 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 13 September 2024 09:30 - 15:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0145 Working with victims of Child Exploitation - Skills and Practice

Please click here to view and download the course handouts

This course offers practitioners a chance to develop their skills in the direct work that they may be doing. The training will give practitioners ideas that may enhance their practice and introduce them to practical ways of working with young people who are or maybe at risk of exploitation.

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.


Requirements for face-to-face training:

  • Participants must arrive on time and allow time for parking.
  • Participants should attend the full training day, participants should be rebook for a different date if they are unable to attend the full day.
  • Please print any handouts attached to this event and bring them along with you to the session.

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1 16 September 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0338 CHC Training (SGC Adult Care Managers/Practitioners only)

ESSENTIAL READING:

National Framework for CHC – July 2022
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-framework-for-nhs-continuing-healthcare-and-nhs-funded-nursing-care

Decision Support Tool – July 2022
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-continuing-healthcare-decision-support-tool#full-publication-update-history

Recommend reading the MS Word version entitled NHS continuing healthcare decision support tool guidance (with referral form) which is the third one down the list.

ADVISED READING:

Checklist – July 2022
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-continuing-healthcare-checklist

Recommend reading the MS Word version entitled NHS continuing healthcare checklist guidance (with referral form) which is the third one down the list.

The e-learning training is on the NHS e-learning website and can be accessed by anybody with an NHS or gov.uk email address. It is split into a number of modules, each of which would take about two hours to complete.

  • Introduction, Aims & Continuing Healthcare Quiz
  • Previous updates to the 2018 Framework and new updates to the 2022 Framework
  • Definition - Back to basics
  • Principles & well managed needs
  • Brief overview of the interaction between hospital discharge and CHC
  • Understanding the Checklist
  • Eligibility criteria (inc. legal background & boundary between health and social care)
  • Primary Health Need / Key Characteristics
  • Quality assessments, accurate DSTs and compliant MDTs
  • Detailed evidencing for a robust rationale
Delivered by:
Beacon provides independent, expert representation for individuals and families at any stage of the NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment, resolution and care planning processes. We have an 18-year history of providing specialist CHC support services to individuals and the NHS.

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1 17 September 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0305 Coaching Skills


The council promotes the use of a coaching style of management, which empowers staff to take responsibility for their own performance and work. The ability of managers to coach the performance and development of their staff is therefore considered a key skill.

The time invested in developing coaching skills can deliver some very positive outcomes, such as, delivering increased motivation, performance and removing barriers and blockers to progression. Coaching skills can change the way people think about your leadership and you can inspire confidence and self-belief in your team. You have an opportunity to motivate others in a positive and inspirational way. If you aren’t a manager, you can assist and support peers through this collaborative approach to tackling issues.

This interactive day will give you a greater understanding of how you can use this simple coaching tool to improve the performance of others. You’ll have a better understanding of what makes people tick and be able to use the techniques to build better relationships with others. Ultimately coaching empowers people to perform more effectively and through the tools and techniques you learn on this course you will also find that you become more effective too.

The standard charge for this course is £103.50 per day although for council employees this course is free to attend. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

The workshops will be held via MS Teams. We will email you with a link to join the online workshops in advance of the session. You will need to have access to an internet connection with a strong signal. If there are others using the same internet connection/bandwidth it may affect or interfere with the session. We encourage the use of a webcam if possible.

It is important that the whole group starts promptly at the scheduled time of the session. To help ensure that training is effective please click on the link to join the workshop at least five minutes in advance of the session, so that you are ready to begin on time.

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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1 17 September 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0285 Managing Challenging Conversations & Conflict Training (Children's & Adults Social Care)

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 September 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map