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Code: SGC/22/0497 Mental Health Awareness

This will be delivered via Zoom and hosted by Suzanne Pearson. 

South Glos Council employees: if you don't already have Zoom please see attached instructions.

A community based course to increase awareness and challenge stigma about mental health that participants can draw upon in their day-to-day lives and work.

The views of people with ‘lived’ experience of emotional or mental health issues are central to informing the course content as well as up to date research evidence. This course is currently free to everyone.

The course is suitable for anyone including staff and volunteers from a variety of settings working with Adults, and/or Children and Families, who wish to learn more about mental health. It consists of a mixture of factual presentation, small group work and large group discussion within agreed ground rules of confidentiality and respecting each other’s points of view. There are extensive handouts available

The trainer Suzanne Pearson is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and CBT therapist with experience of working in the NHS and voluntary sector. She is a qualified adult trainer with extensive experience of delivering high quality mental health training to a range of participants and organisations. She is a Mental Health First Aid instructor (Standard and Youth courses) and an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) trainer.

COSTS: tbc

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1 07 July 2022 09:15 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/0231 Raising Awareness of Child Exploitation - A Contextual Safeguarding Approach

PLEASE NOTE: YOUR JOINING INSTRUCTIONS AND ANY TRAINING MATERIALS ARE ATTACHED TO THIS EVENT. IF YOU ARE SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL STAFF, YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY FOR A ZOOM LICENSE BY COMPLETING THIS FORM.

PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU CAN ACCESS ZOOM PRIOR TO THIS EVENT. WE ASK THAT ALL USERS ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME TO JOIN THIS EVENT ON THE DAY.

By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer.

Test your knowledge before you attend the training! (SGC employees only) https://www.ccinform.co.uk/knowledge-hubs/supported-learning-tools/

This is a one day course that raises practitioners awareness to what child sexual exploitation is, what child criminal exploitation is and county lines. It will give practitioners an understanding of what signs to look out for, what contextual safeguarding is and how we are trying to tackle exploitation.

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1 19 July 2022 09:30 - 13:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/0153 Safeguarding Adults Awareness for Community Groups (Volunteers Only) PM Session (Cancelled)


Please note this session is for Community Group Volunteers only, if you work in a Social Care organisation or charity, please book on Raising Safeguarding Concerns training.

The multi-agency South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board oversees the Joint Policy & Procedures for Safeguarding Adults in this area. It is essential that a wide range of individuals who support adults at risk are aware of key issues of Safeguarding Adults.

This session will equip volunteers who support community groups within South Gloucestershire to identify what safeguarding adults is, how to recognise an adult at risk and what to do if abuse is disclosed or suspected.

This session can also be delivered ‘in house’ to your group either virtually via Zoom or Face to Face as Covid restrictions allow. For more information about this please email hrworkforcedevelopment@southglos.gov.uk or cfry@caringfootsteps.co.uk

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 September 2022 13:00 - 15:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/0228 Raising Awareness of Child Exploitation - A Contextual Safeguarding Approach

PLEASE NOTE: YOUR JOINING INSTRUCTIONS AND ANY TRAINING MATERIALS ARE ATTACHED TO THIS EVENT. IF YOU ARE SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL STAFF, YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY FOR A ZOOM LICENSE BY COMPLETING THIS FORM.

PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU CAN ACCESS ZOOM PRIOR TO THIS EVENT. WE ASK THAT ALL USERS ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME TO JOIN THIS EVENT ON THE DAY.

By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer.

Test your knowledge before you attend the training! (SGC employees only) https://www.ccinform.co.uk/knowledge-hubs/supported-learning-tools/

This is a one day course that raises practitioners awareness to what child sexual exploitation is, what child criminal exploitation is and county lines. It will give practitioners an understanding of what signs to look out for, what contextual safeguarding is and how we are trying to tackle exploitation.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 September 2022 09:30 - 13:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/0232 Raising Awareness of Child Exploitation - A Contextual Safeguarding Approach

PLEASE NOTE: YOUR JOINING INSTRUCTIONS AND ANY TRAINING MATERIALS ARE ATTACHED TO THIS EVENT. IF YOU ARE SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL STAFF, YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY FOR A ZOOM LICENSE BY COMPLETING THIS FORM.

PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU CAN ACCESS ZOOM PRIOR TO THIS EVENT. WE ASK THAT ALL USERS ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME TO JOIN THIS EVENT ON THE DAY.

By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer.

Test your knowledge before you attend the training! (SGC employees only) https://www.ccinform.co.uk/knowledge-hubs/supported-learning-tools/

This is a one day course that raises practitioners awareness to what child sexual exploitation is, what child criminal exploitation is and county lines. It will give practitioners an understanding of what signs to look out for, what contextual safeguarding is and how we are trying to tackle exploitation.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 October 2022 09:30 - 13:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/0154 Safeguarding Adults Awareness for Community Groups (Volunteers Only) AM Session (Cancelled)


Please note this session is for Community Group Volunteers only, if you work in a Social Care organisation or charity, please book on Raising Safeguarding Concerns training.

The multi-agency South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board oversees the Joint Policy & Procedures for Safeguarding Adults in this area. It is essential that a wide range of individuals who support adults at risk are aware of key issues of Safeguarding Adults.

This session will equip volunteers who support community groups within South Gloucestershire to identify what safeguarding adults is, how to recognise an adult at risk and what to do if abuse is disclosed or suspected.

This session can also be delivered ‘in house’ to your group either virtually via Zoom or Face to Face as Covid restrictions allow. For more information about this please email hrworkforcedevelopment@southglos.gov.uk or cfry@caringfootsteps.co.uk

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 October 2022 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/0538 Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery – Awareness training

In your work with the public, would you know how to spot the signs of human trafficking and modern slavery? - Would you know what to do about it? Did you know that public authorities have a statutory duty to notify the home office under Section 52 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015?

The training covers:

• What trafficking and slavery are
• Nature and scale of the issue – nationally, regionally, locally
• Types of trafficking and slavery and how to identify them
• Legal definitions
• Working with potential victims
• Victim and survivors perspective
• How to interview and engage with vulnerable persons, safeguarding approach
• The National Referral Mechanism – what it is and completing it
• Processes to follow and things to consider
• Your agencies responsibilities
• Case studies and practice identifying potential victims.

Please note this course is free of charge for South Glos employees and those organisations who contribute to the South Glos Safeguarding Board. For anyone else there is a £30 charge.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 November 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/22/0519 Deafblind Awareness (South Glos Staff Only)

This is a free informal interactive session looking at deafblindness and includes the following:

• An introduction to Deafblindness and what it means
• Different kinds of sight loss conditions
• Hearing loss
• Combined loss of both senses
• The impact on day to day living (inc. communication, accessing information, mobility)
• What you can do to empower deafblind individuals and the wider community
• The services offered by Deafblind UK to support deafblind people, carers and professionals.

Delivered by Deafblind UK

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 November 2022 14:00 - 15:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/22/0155 Safeguarding Adults Awareness for Community Groups (Volunteers Only) PM Session (Cancelled)


Please note this session is for Community Group Volunteers only, if you work in a Social Care organisation or charity, please book on Raising Safeguarding Concerns training.

The multi-agency South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board oversees the Joint Policy & Procedures for Safeguarding Adults in this area. It is essential that a wide range of individuals who support adults at risk are aware of key issues of Safeguarding Adults.

This session will equip volunteers who support community groups within South Gloucestershire to identify what safeguarding adults is, how to recognise an adult at risk and what to do if abuse is disclosed or suspected.

This session can also be delivered ‘in house’ to your group either virtually via Zoom or Face to Face as Covid restrictions allow. For more information about this please email hrworkforcedevelopment@southglos.gov.uk or cfry@caringfootsteps.co.uk

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 November 2022 13:00 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/22/0498 Mental Health Awareness

This will be delivered via Zoom and hosted by Suzanne Pearson. 

South Glos Council employees: if you don't already have Zoom please see attached instructions.

A community based course to increase awareness and challenge stigma about mental health that participants can draw upon in their day-to-day lives and work.

The views of people with ‘lived’ experience of emotional or mental health issues are central to informing the course content as well as up to date research evidence. This course is currently free to everyone.

The course is suitable for anyone including staff and volunteers from a variety of settings working with Adults, and/or Children and Families, who wish to learn more about mental health. It consists of a mixture of factual presentation, small group work and large group discussion within agreed ground rules of confidentiality and respecting each other’s points of view. There are extensive handouts available

The trainer Suzanne Pearson is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and CBT therapist with experience of working in the NHS and voluntary sector. She is a qualified adult trainer with extensive experience of delivering high quality mental health training to a range of participants and organisations. She is a Mental Health First Aid instructor (Standard and Youth courses) and an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) trainer.

COSTS: tbc

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 November 2022 09:15 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map