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.
Early Help Advice, Guidance, & Support training can be booked HERE
There are two strands of training; these are Awareness and Practitioner training. The training offer has been designed in this way to reflect training that is relevant for different Early Help partners in our community and for those directly supporting families.
Awareness Training Modules
Awareness training modules offer an overview of Early Help and support as well as introducing further training available. Training courses in this area suitable for anyone working with children, young people and families requiring an introduction and awareness around the following topic areas:
- Early Help Awareness
An introduction to Early Help in Gloucestershire. ‘Early Help’ is an umbrella term that describes the work of many agencies engaged with children and families including health services, schools, learning providers, local authorities, voluntary sector, children and family centres, police, housing providers and many others.
We are all engaged to a greater or lesser extent in work that seeks to avert a problem developing and preventing difficulties from escalating or the deterioration of circumstances which could adversely affect children, young people and families.
Participants will gain an understanding of the model of what Early Help for children, young people & families in Gloucestershire and gain an overview of the supportive tools & resources available and know where to gain advice, guidance, and support for children, young people & families.
Practitioner Training Modules
These are subject specific training courses designed to support those working directly with children, young people & families. This is integral learning for all practitioners supporting families using the Graduated Pathway of Early Help & Support. This is Gloucestershire’s model of early help assessment and planning process which provides an integrated and holistic framework to support all practitioners working with children and young people and families.
Practitioner training modules have been developed for practitioners working directly with children, young people, parents and carers. The modules have a focus on a particular area of Early Help and link together to improve a learners knowledge & practice.
- The Graduated Pathway of Early Help & Supporting Children & Families
This training is designed to upskill practitioners in using Gloucestershire’s Graduated Pathway of Early Help and Support to make a difference for Children & Families.
Participants will gain an understanding of Informed Consent in Early Help support; understand and gain confidence in using Gloucestershire’s Graduated Pathway to support children & families; understand how the pathway links with Gloucestershire’s Levels of Intervention guidance and how to use them to inform our response. This will also focus on the importance of working together with other agencies and professionals and understanding the role of the Lead Practitioner as well as escalating concerns, when necessary, within the pathway.
- Assessment & Analysis: Making use of Information
This training will focus on gathering and making sense of information around the needs of children, young people & families.
Participants will gain an understanding of how to gather relevant and useful information to inform our supportive work with children & families.
Participants will leave training with the tools to be able to complete good quality assessments in conjunction with multi agency partners; and to make sense of this to produce a robust, strength-based analysis reflecting the families’ situation that inform the actions needed to improve outcomes.
- Team Around the Family (TAF) Meetings
Training will give participants strategies to plan, prepare, deliver, and develop robust Team Around the Family meetings, which support families to explore their lived experiences.
Participants will discuss how to get the most from multi-agency meetings; facilitating in-person, virtual or hybrid TAF meetings; managing conflict and acrimonious relationships whilst keeping child at the centre of the process. The training will also focus a restorative approach in TAF meetings, in which high challenge/high support is a feature.
- Writing & Reviewing a My Plan
This training will focus on creating a simple, meaningful plan to support children & families to make and maintain sustained change.
Participants will be able to write a Plan/My Plan which identifies needs and achievable outcomes when supporting children & families; including single or multi-agency involvements; understand how Needs, SMART Outcomes, Actions, and Resources form a Plan; identify sustainable Resources; and to facilitate a Review process that identifies progress for children & families.
- Listening to and engaging with Children & Young People.
Participants will learn a variety of ways to gather the Voice of the Child and keep children & young peoples’ views at the centre of supportive working. The module is co delivered with the Ambassadors - young people employed by GCC who help to inform our practice to ensure we involve children in the way we work. Participants will explore the tools that have been developed by the Ambassadors and other practitioners to support writing assessments and plans and importantly, to understanding the child’s lived experience.
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?
Through 4 e-learning modules and/or a webinar with a Practitioner Delivered Group Training session.
The e-learning programme is delivered through four online learning sessions that cover module content described below and have downloadable material to support learning and practice. All modules are an e-learning programme, which can also be booked as a stand alone method of learning.
Each e-learning session/module take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
The reducing parental conflict e-learning program consists of 4 modules (Available Soon)
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.
There is also a Webinar in development for a Reducing Parental Conflict Awareness session that has detail in how support can be provided in Gloucestershire. This is a recording of a 2 hour training session for understanding parental conflict and its impact on children’s outcomes. The webinar provides Practitioners with the knowledge to underpin practice. This introductory workshop explores the evidence base and the impact of parental conflict on outcomes for children.
There is also Practitioner Delivered Group Training; this is a 3 hour group learning session delivered by Early Help Practitioners. This can be booked HERE (Available Now)
- Reducing Parental Conflict Practitioner Training
Recognising and Supporting Parents in Parental Conflict & Working with Parents in Conflict.
Focusing on the causes of parental conflict, this workshop equips Practitioners with the skills to work with parents to identify and explore relationship conflict
This skills-based workshop introduces a series of tools that can be used to work with parents, encouraging behaviour change and promoting positive communication that will reduce parental conflict.