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Code: SGC/24/0042 Autism - Assessing the Needs of Autistic Adults (for social work practitioners completing assessments under the Care Act 2014) (EVENT FULL)

This course is specifically for social work practitioners responsible for assessing the needs of autistic adults.  

It is delivered by colleagues from Avon & Wiltshire Partnership, with high level of expertise in supporting adults with autism. 

It will include a focus on:

Issues in assessment:
Opportunity to reflect on previous assessments with autistic adults
Consider how someone with autism might be eligible (unmet) needs in each outcome area of Care Act 2014
Why some ‘able’ adults get overlooked for support
Why a good assessment is essential for autistic adults – mental health co-morbidities- anxiety/low mood/suicidal risks
Reasons why assessment may be difficult eg apparent lack of engagement, communication of needs
Impact on families and carers,
How to work with parents 

Autism and other social care law. Autism Act, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and Equality Act 

Assessment:
Preparing for assessment, gathering information, time requirement
Using principles of safety, clarity, precision, empathy, and low arousal
How to structure visits, assessments and reviews for autistic adults
How to build rapport and develop trust
How to alter the way you communicate
Assessing sensory needs within context of the Care Act 

Service provision:
Working with care providers and setting up placements for autistic adults
What does a good service look like?
Critically evaluating providers including specialist provision
Low level long term support methods

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1 12 March 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0300 Having Difficult Conversations (EVENT FULL)

This training is aimed at managers who want to improve how they manage difficult conversations with members of their team. The content is primarily focused on maintaining good levels of performance within teams, but can be used to support other conversations such as those when managing change. This day will provide a range of tools and techniques that will help you be more confident in difficult situations and help you to understand the causes of and issues surrounding difficult conversations, how to prepare for and manage conversations, different communication styles and how to adapt your approach, emotions that may be experienced and how to deal with them, the support available to you as a manager and action planning for your own difficult conversations.

The standard charge for this course is £103.50 per day but for council employees there is no charge. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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 12 March 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0315 PDPR Skills (SGC Only)


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Meeting ID: 329 238 966 877
Passcode: CVPwHw

Managers are responsible for the management of individual and team performance. This blended online training course will explain the Council's Personal Development and Performance Review (PDPR)) process. The workshop focuses on understanding what is required of managers in this process, practising the skills to carry out effective and positive meetings, understanding objective setting and making the PDPR process meaningful and engaging for all staff. There is an online course which gives you more information about the expectations of you as a manager in this process.

This course is particularly useful for council managers who are new to carrying out PDPRs are is provides you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss good practice with other council colleagues.

Please take some time to review the PDPR skills for manager’s online course and read the quality standard and guidance notes ahead of the training day.

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1 12 March 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0224 Supporting People with Dementia using Positive Approaches (EVENT FULL)

This training session is appropriate for everyone who works in social care settings who interact, communicate with and support people who have dementia.

This day is an updated version of the course entitled, ‘Connecting with People with Dementia.’ The facilitators believe people who have completed the previous course would benefit from attending this course too, as it has been adapted to incorporate Positive Approaches to CareTM. The core principle of PACTM is that as carers, we need to change our approach in order to understand how it feels to be living with the challenges and learn techniques to support people in a person centred way.

The day introduces Positive Approaches to CareTM and will enable participants to develop their understanding and skills in order to provide person centred support to people who have dementia.

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 12 March 2024 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0056 ASYE ACADEMY - Chronologies and Genograms and Ecomaps (EVENT FULL)


Chronologies and Genograms and Ecomaps facilitated by Katie Middleton, Emma Collings and Helen Moore

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1 13 March 2024 10:00 - 13:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0367 Bitesize Fraud Prevention for practitioners working with Adults

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Fraud Protect Officer Claire Bounds will deliver a session on fraud prevention advice to safeguard vulnerable adults.


The session will look to adwdress the scale of fraud in the UK, detail common fraud types within the UK, tactics used by criminals to target vulnerable victims and key signs to look out for. Advice and guidance on how to protect vulnerable adults from becoming victims of fraud will be provided.

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1 13 March 2024 12:00 - 13:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0020 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Mod 1: Professional (EVENT FULL)

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.



If you work with Children please book onto the Children's Services version of this course

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

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 13 March 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0016 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 14 March 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0208 Foster Carers Coffee Morning (Yate)

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 14 March 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Yate Children's Centre (Cranleigh Court) Map

Code: SGC/24/0079 Manual Handling - Refresher South Glos OTA's only (EVENT FULL)

Manual Handling - Refresher South Glos OTA's only

This half day course is an annual refresher for individuals working in adult social care settings where they have responsibilities for moving people.

This course will enable you to build on your existing knowledge and practice.

Delegates will be expected to demonstrate how they move people and share knowledge through working on scenarios.

This course is designed to be a refresher for South Glos OTA's working in adult social care with responsibilities for moving people and attendees.

Delegates from partner agencies will need to evidence that they have attended a manual handling course in the previous 18 months.

Please make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear as there is a practical aspect to this training.

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1 14 March 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map