In order to support Practitioners working with children, young people and their families, there is a wide range of training that is delivered by services within Gloucestershire County Council or community partners. This multi-agency training can be accessed by both internal and external agencies including early years providers, schools, health and voluntary organisations.
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The Advisory Teaching Service (ATS) provide a range of training and support including Autism, FIZZY coaching and supporting pupils with literacy needs.
As well the advertised training all teams can offer bespoke training for your setting. Please discuss your needs with your advisory teacher.
For further information regarding training available please click HERE.
Additional details including contact information can be found online at Advisory Teaching Service.
The Support and Guidance for Inclusion of disabled young people in community groups booklet has been compiled by Active Impact. It is packed with information and guidance about what is meant by Inclusion; top tips, training, support, resources and networks to help your group become more inclusive. Download the PDF or contact us to receive a copy.
The Early Years Service provide early years and childcare courses in Gloucestershire, which are designed to support implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage and are delivered by the Local Authority Early Years Service team and colleagues. Training includes Gloucestershire Total Communication (GTC) and Managing Behaviour.
For further information and details of current training, please click HERE.
The Educational Psychology Service (EPS) provide a range of training and support including ELSA, Nurture Groups and Emotion Coaching as well as the interventions that our educational psychologists can deliver directly with children and young people.
For further information regarding training available please click HERE.
We are currently updating all training workshops and these will be available on GCC virtual plus learning, to book please press HERE
Courses include :
- Early Help awareness on 28th September and 18th November 10am-12pm
This training module will provide an Introduction to Early Help in Gloucestershire.
Participants will gain an understanding of Gloucestershire’s Graduated Pathway of Early Help and Support.
This module will also enable participants to gain an understanding and awareness of partnership opportunities to collaborate and share resources to support children, young people and families enabling them to receive help at the right time and to prevent escalation and requirement for higher level services. This module will also inform participants of where they can find information around supporting families in Gloucestershire.
This module explores in more detail Gloucestershire’s Graduated Pathway of Early Help and Support and how the use of this model can enhance practice and make a difference for Children & Families. The Graduated Pathway supports a whole-family approach and is based on a simple Assess, Plan, Do, Review cycle with a graduated approach in supporting children and families, as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life.
- Graduated Pathway training on 5th October and 25th November 10am-1pm
Participants will gain an understanding of Informed Consent, understand the Graduated Pathway model and it’s use to support children, young people and families. This training will also enable participants to understand Gloucestershire’s Levels of Intervention and how to use this guidance to inform our response; working together with other agencies and professionals; understand the role of the Lead Practitioner; and how to escalate concerns.
- Assessment and analysis training on 14th October and 9th December 10am-1pm
The aim of this training is to support practitioners to identify some of the key features of good assessments, making sense of a range of information about children and families, with the assessment providing a framework to support effective thinking, analysis and planning. This training will explore a good quality strengths based analysis, to inform SMART: Specific, Measurable, Agreed, Realistic and Timed outcomes
Neglect Toolkit Training Workshop
This training will develop awareness and recognition of ‘neglect’ and the impact that neglect may have on children and young people.
For further details, including bookings, please visit the 'Training and Workshops' section of the Directory, which can be accessed by clicking HERE.
We are currently offering The Reducing Parental Conflict Program in response to research findings that identifies children exposed to parental conflict experience a decline in mental health and poorer long term outcomes.
The aim of the programme is to upskill practitioners in supporting parents to reduce conflict within their relationship irrespective of parents living together or separated. In turn this will enable parents to improve outcomes for their children.
Who is it for ?
Practitioners or agencies that have contact with parents either directly, of by working with their children, play an important role in identifying and supporting the reduction of parental conflict. This programme supports practitioners, supervisors, managers and wider agencies in building awareness and developing the confidence, knowledge and skills to work with parents in Gloucestershire.
How is it delivered ?
The programme is delivered through four half day classroom sessions that cover module content for 2 & 3 modules offering interactive approaches that foster interactive discussion and practice with materials.. All classroom modules are supported by an e-learning programme, which can also be booked as a stand alone method of learning. Every delegate booked in a classroom session will also be automatically sent e-learning sessions following attendance. Each e-learning session/module take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
The reducing parental conflict program consists of 4 modules
Module 1: Understanding the parental conflict evidence base. This provides practitioners with the knowledge to underpin practice and awareness. The module therefor explores the base and the impact of parental conflict on outcomes for children.
Module 2: Identify and discuss parental conflict with parents. This module focusses on the causes of parental conflict and equips practitioners with the skills to work with parents to identify and explore parental conflict.
Module 3 : Working with parents in conflict. This skills based workshop introduces a series of tools that can be used to work with parents, encouraging behavioural change and promoting positive communication.
Module 4 : The role of supervisors and managers in managing people to address parental conflict. This workshop focuses on the importance of recognising parental conflict, with an aim to develop the skills to coach and support practitioners.
To access the above training please email Claire Vella : Claire.Vella@gloucestershire.gov.uk
ADDITIONAL TRAINING - this can be found by going to the training section here