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Code: SGC/24/0449 Introduction to Caring for Babies

Session one

If you are new to caring for babies or would like a refresher to consider the most recent advice and guidance, this course is for you!

Session one we will be exploring the practical elements of caring for babies including feeding, weaning, nappy changing and safe sleeping arrangements, looking at the factors which can influence these important care routines.

There will also be opportunities to share and discuss some of the challenges of caring for babies in a confidential and safe space where solutions will be considered.  This aspect will inform session two.



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1 27 June 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0314 Women in Leadership (EVENT FULL)

This inspiring and engaging three day programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers and aspiring managers and leaders. We have created the content so women at all stages of their careers can benefit from it.

The programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles and is designed to build confidence, informal networks and develop our collective understanding of women as future leaders in their lives, team and workplace.

This three day programme will provide participants with an opportunity to focus on personal and professional goals and give ongoing support to achieve them. The workshops are designed to be engaging, fun and interactive, as well as impactful and thought provoking.

Participants will consider themes such as self-awareness, self – leadership, personal impact and influence, and how the actions the take can help them flourish in careers and gain greater job and life satisfaction. It will contain a mixture of discussions, self reflection and self-stud. There will be essential pre-course work, networking and homework tasks in between sessions.

Please note: This is a women only programme,

This course is free to South Gloucestershire Council staff. For all external delegates there is a charge of £368.

You will embark on 100 days of change and at the end of the programme create a 12 month plan.

Day 1: The FREEDOM Method – This day is about self-leadership and personal development. The stages are - find out about yourself, review where you are now, experience and learn, explore possibilities, decide, overcome obstacles and make it happen, you will also begin 100 days of change.

Day 2: Personal impact and influence – leadership, generating presence, influence and persuasion, assertiveness and negotiation, personal networks and goal review

Day 3: Inspirational women and leadership – review of progress and achievement – inspirational women – leadership styles - mentoring – career advancement - goal setting for 12 months.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 June 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 05 September 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 21 November 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0478 Safer Care for Males

Core Skills 3 - One of the core skills training courses which has been specifically designed to cater for the needs of male carers. This course will be run by two men, one will be an experience foster carers.

The course will cover the important role men have as carers for children. Why males who choose to care for children are particularly vulnerable to allegations of abuse. Where, when and how male foster carers show affection to children and under what circumstances touch is and is not appropriate. Ways in which foster carers practice is made safer for the foster child, themselves and others around them.

This event is being held by Chris Hill and Paul Davis

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1 29 June 2024 10:00 - 14:00 Pop Inn Cafe Map

Code: SGC/24/0165 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 01 July 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0175 Advanced Child Protection Update (EVENT FULL)

Please click here to view and download the course handouts

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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Meeting ID: 891 6114 5897
Passcode: 984871

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1 02 July 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0361 Court Skills - Adult Social Care (South Glos Internal Employees)

This is a half-day workshop specifically designed for practitioners in the council's adult social care division.

It aims to give an overview of
• court room etiquette and processes.
• recording techniques for the recording of essential evidence
• key court forms , providing a guide to completion of the Court of Protection forms to increase worker skills and confidence in writing court documents.

Delivered by Penny Cumine and Maria Sweetman

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1 02 July 2024 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0288 Hoarding and Self-Neglect (EVENT FULL)

This one-day course provides delegates with information and guidance on the legal frameworks relevant to self-neglect, including hoarding. It is targeted at all health & social care professionals who work with people who self-neglect

Trainer:
Piers McNeil is an independent social worker with 20 years’ experience in a range of adult social care fields, including: learning disability, physical disability, and older persons mental health. Piers is also a qualified DoLS Best Interests Assessor and was previously a Court of Protection visitor. He was also previously employed as a local authority MCA/safeguarding lead. Piers has led practice forums for Best Interests Assessors and has designed and delivered training to a range of audiences

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 02 July 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0232 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) for Children's Services

If you are a social worker in Adult Care then please book onto the Module 1 Professional version

This new training course provides children’s social workers with the essential skills and knowledge to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 when carrying out their role. Most of the MCA applies to those aged 16 and over, although some elements come into play at the age of 18. The principles of the MCA and the criteria for assessing a person’s capacity to make a specific decision may well be useful tools for those supporting children to make their own decisions and may also help staff to prepare children for significant decisions which may occur during the transition to adulthood.

The MCA applies to every health and social care worker who is involved in the care, treatment or support of people who are unable to make all or some decisions themselves. Care Quality Commission Inspectors are increasingly asking social care workers to explain their responsibilities under the MCA.

The MCA provides legal protection from liability for carrying out care and treatment of people who lack capacity to consent, provided that care workers:
• Understand the principles of the MCA
• Have carried out a capacity assessment and reasonably believe that the person lacks capacity.
• Reasonably believe the action they have taken is in the best interests of the person.


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

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.

Please check that you can access Zoom prior to the event. 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.

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1 02 July 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0214 Administration of Medication (EVENT FULL)

Room 6 & 7, Learning and Research Building , Southmead Hospital

This half day course follows CQC requirements on the administration of medication. It includes trainer presentation, discussion, and a short multiple-choice assessment at the end to check the information has been retained by participants. Relevant handouts/paperwork will be provided. This course is aimed at any adult social care staff in South Gloucestershire, working in domiciliary, residential and day care services (statutory sector AND IVP sector agencies).

This session is £49 for non SGC staff

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1 03 July 2024 09:00 - 12:00 Southmead Hospital Learning & Research Building Map

Code: SGC/24/0542 FCSG: Male Carers

Grass bowls 6pm, followed by food and drinks 7pm . If the weather is against us, we can still meet for food and drinks for support group discussion.

This support group will be led by Chris Hill (Foster Carer Development and Training Officer) at:

Bowling is here 6-6.45pm approx
Sunnyside Pavilion,
Moorland Road,
Yate,
BS37 4BX

Food is here 7pm
The New Inn,
Badminton Road,
Mayshill,
Nr Frampton Cotterell,
Bristol,
BS36 2NT



Any questions please call or Chris Hill on 07749003099 or email Chris.hill@southglos.gov.uk

The Purpose for the support groups

We realise that fostering can be 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.

Although these will be informal meetings, sessions may have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who are new to supports groups and may feel awkward about coming along. 

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

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

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 July 2024 18:00 - 20:30 TBC Map