Please note if you are a Social Worker you should book onto the Professional version of this course.
This training course provides Care Workers with the essential skills and knowledge to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 when carrying out their role.
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 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.
1. Understand what mental capacity is and what might affect the mental capacity of the people you work with
2. Be able to identify the decisions you are responsible for in your workplace
3. Be able to apply the MCA principles to the decisions you are responsible for
4. Be able to carry out an assessment of capacity
5. Be able to act and decide in the person’s best interests where they lack capacity for a particular decision.
Reablement - Maximising Independence and Wellbeing
This half-day training workshop is for adult social care staff who are involved in commissioning reablement for adults. The session will provide an opportunity to develop and refresh your understanding of how reablement fits within the wider context of adult social care as a key intervention to: promote independence, wellbeing and positive outcomes for adults and reduce the need for long term care and support. Writing effective ‘Conversation 2 Reablement Plans’ will be a key focus during the training.
Before you attend the session:
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:
Requirements for face-to-face training:
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.
Please note that by booking this course you are giving permission for you email address to be sent to the trainer.
It is recommended that you attend the "Raising Safeguarding Concerns" course before you attend this training
Safeguarding Adults is an important part of effective practice within social and healthcare.
The role of a manager/practitioner in ensuring that staff respond appropriately to a safeguarding concern is vital. Staff need to be well informed and confident about their own responsibilities in safeguarding adults so that they respond appropriately when concerns are identified.
This 1-day course will support managers/supervisors, Social Workers/OTs and other practitioners including in healthcare to be clear about their role, how Making Safeguarding Personal impacts on it, and how to make decisions about what to do next.
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.
Please note participants will need to attends both days.
On this 2 day workshop-style course, packed with case studies based on real life and using practical A.C.T.I.O.N.S.© plan, individuals will learn skills to help others proactively (including mental health crises) as well as themselves.
We take an in-depth look at common mental health illnesses such as depression and anxiety, challenge stigma and learn about stress, alarm bells, coping methods, recovery, self-care and so much more!
With a strong focus on how to get help beyond the medical model, Fundamental Wellbeing First Aid creates hope and positive action.
This course qualifies you as a ‘Mental Wellbeing First Aider’ . This is relevant to people who wish to support adults, children they work with and or colleagues. Delegates will receive a handy resource pack including a combined workbook & manual and e-certificate.
Please note there is a £25 per person cost for the manual to support this course. Publichealthtraining@southglos.gov.uk will be in touch to request payment.
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. You can select from a series of modules as relevant to your job which are listed below.
The standard charge for this course is £49. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.
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.
Introduction to Rowing for Fostered Children.
Youngsters between the ages of 12 and 18 referred through the South Gloucester Fostering Team. A maximum of 6 places available for each session. Youngsters must be accompanied by a carer.
A 4-week introduction to the sport of rowing, on and off the water. Learn balance and fitness skills! Each 1-hour long session is coached by experienced rowers and all equipment is provided. Just bring basic sports type clothing (weather appropriate) and an enthusiasm to listen and learn.
Sessions are on Monday evenings at 6:30pm and are:
• April 22nd
• April 29th
• May 6th (Bank Holiday)
• May 13th
Important: please arrive no less than 15 minutes before each session is due to start.