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Code: BH/19/0212 Families, Children & Learning Staff Engagement Sessions (late pm)

These short sessions, lasting approximately 1.5 hours each, will be run by various members of the Families, Children & Learning Directorate Management Team (FCL DMT). 

They will provide an opportunity for everyone to come together in small informal groups, to think about the work we currently do and consider how we can move forward as one directorate to deliver not just good, but great services for all our customers. 

Each session will open with a showing of the short Annual Report video and, with local elections fast approaching, we will take the opportunity to discuss what we think is important for newly elected Councillors to know about our services, our service users and our working partnerships. The sessions will conclude with an opportunity for Questions & Answers.

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1 06 March 2019 15:30 - 17:00 Barts House - 3rd Flr Conference Room Map

Code: BH/19/0213 Families, Children & Learning Staff Engagement Sessions (twilight)

These short sessions, lasting approximately 1.5 hours each, will be run by various members of the Families, Children & Learning Directorate Management Team (FCL DMT). 

They will provide an opportunity for everyone to come together in small informal groups, to think about the work we currently do and consider how we can move forward as one directorate to deliver not just good, but great services for all our customers. 

Each session will open with a showing of the short Annual Report video and, with local elections fast approaching, we will take the opportunity to discuss what we think is important for newly elected Councillors to know about our services, our service users and our working partnerships. The sessions will conclude with an opportunity for Questions & Answers.

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1 06 March 2019 17:00 - 18:30 Brighton Town Hall, Committee Room 2 Map

Code: BH/18/0524 First Aid at Work (3 day) (EVENT FULL)

This course is for those that will be acting as lead first aiders and will provide candidates with a recognised first aid at work qualification.

Upon completion of the course, First Aiders will be able to take control and provide assistance in an emergency situation at their workplace Candidates will be able to respond to an accident or illness promptly, effectively and safely.

Topics covered include: resuscitation and CPR, dealing with wounds, bleeding, burns, scalds, heart conditions and minor injuries.

Attendees will undertake a practical and written assessment on the final day of the course. On successful completion, you will be a recognised First Aider for 3 years; you are not required to attend the one day emergency first aid training as well.

NB: Suitable clothing taking some physical activity into account should be worn.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map
2 07 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map
3 08 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map

Code: BH/18/1627 Introduction to Apprenticeships - Bite-Size sessions (for Managers)

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes for all ages that provide opportunities for existing staff to acquire new skills, knowledge and behaviours in their existing roles or enable new apprentices to be recruited in the council.  

The Government has implemented a number of reforms; to increase quality and quantity of apprenticeships. The reforms include new employer driven Apprenticeship Standards, Public Sector Targets and an Apprenticeship Levy.

This bite-size session will be an opportunity for managers to;

  • meet the Apprenticeship Team,
  • explore opportunities and issues,
  • ask questions and gain a better understanding of new apprenticeship landscape
  • understand your role in supporting the apprenticeship strategy
  • cover some of The Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) rules that the council are governed by
  • support you in your journey in recruiting an apprentice or supporting existing staff.  
     

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 March 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Barts House - 3rd Flr Conference Room Map

Code: BH/18/0602 Legionella Awareness

Important: This course is mandatory for all those responsible and accountable for management of Legionella.

This course has been organised by the Premises Team and provides an essential introduction to issues relating to Legionella and Legionnaires Disease. The course will cover:

• overview of terminology
• background to Legionella
• legislation, including general requirements and monitoring requirements
• roles and responsibilities and how to comply with current legislation

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 March 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map

Code: BH/18/0278 Personal Safety Awareness (EVENT FULL)

This training is highly recommended for lone workers and other staff that deal with the public and potentially confrontational situations at work.

Violence and aggression at work is one of the highest causes of reported incidents. This course aims to increase your awareness of personal safety risks and different ways of controlling them.

Topics covered include: forms of violence and aggression and tolerance levels, potential triggers, early warning signs, personal safety tips and methods to diffuse/calm confrontational situations.

Information will also be provided on procedures and systems to manage personal safety issues at work and the support services available for staff affected by violence and aggression at work.

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1 06 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/18/1512 Recruitment & Selection Skills Training - 1 day (EVENT FULL)

To deliver high quality services, it is essential that the council attracts, recruits and subsequently retains high calibre employees. It is, therefore, essential that recruiting managers comply with the current Recruitment & Selection Policy and other related policies, strategic initiatives and the current employment legislation.

Throughout this course participating group work will give you the opportunity to gain practical skills to use for conducting effective, non-discriminatory and inclusive interviews.

This course is for you if:

  • you are likely to carry out recruitment in the near future
  • you have not had previous recruitment and selection training
  • you would like to be able to ask effective questions at interview
  • you would like to practice your interviewing style.

Prior to attending this course all delegates must have completed the updated Recruitment & Selection mandatory e-learning course.  The updated course is currently being finalised and will be published on 16th October 2018. Please do make sure you book out time in the four weeks prior to complete this elearning course, as non-completion will result in you not being able to attend this date.  

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G108 Map

Code: BH/18/1678 Social Care Showcase 2019 (Bookings via Eventbrite)

Bookings for Showcase 2019 are being managed through EventBrite so please book your place here: Care Showcase 2019 - Stepping up to the Challenge.  (please do not request a place via the Gateway this is for information only)

The Showcase returns to Brighton next year and the theme of the event will be ‘Stepping up to the Challenge’

Alongside the exhibition area there will be a full programme of approx. 25 seminars.  These  are currently in planning but as usual will include:

·         CQC
·         ADASS
·         Integration
·         dementia
·         safeguarding
·         legal updates
·         business advice

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1 06 March 2019 09:00 - 16:00 Brighton Racecourse Map

Code: BH/18/1759 Trauma Informed Approach to Working with Children and Families (Day 2)

This 1 day follow-up trauma training course will provide you and other Children’s Social Care staff with a more in-depth theoretical base for understanding trauma and its impact on children, young people, and families. There will be time and space to learn and reflect on what you have been able to put into practice since the first LSCB - Trauma Informed Practice day, discuss potential barriers and share good practice.

This second day of training will help you further consolidate and expand upon your understanding of trauma-informed approaches in your practice. 

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1 06 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Valley Social Centre, Whitehawk Way, Brighton. Map

Code: BH/19/0109 Work/Life Balance (EVENT FULL)

Managing our work/life balance is an ongoing challenge.  This course is aimed to provide you with an opportunity to develop strategies to help you to focus your energies and prioritise what matters most at home or work.  This course looks at how our brains and physical bodies respond to stressful events, & provides practical ideas to help you build in awareness & balance into your life.  The course is a mix of input, individual & group activities, signposted online resources & research.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 March 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G106 Map