Spark Training programme 2021

An affordable programme of online and classroom-based training sessions for Somerset charities and community groups. Our upcoming events are listed below. You can catch up on our previous free webinars on our YouTube channel.

Vaccination Myth Buster Training for Youth Organisations

With low vaccination uptake amongst 16–18-year-olds in several areas across Somerset, it's important for young people to have someone they can turn to if they have questions or concerns. This training session is designed help you understand some of the causes for vaccine hesitancy, talk to young people about their concerns and answer any non-medical questions they may have.

Takes place on Thursday 21st October, 10am to 12pm via Zoom

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Child Protection Basic Awareness 

This half-day session will cover current legislation, referral mechanisms and information sharing. We will also look at the categories of abuse, roles, responsibilities and boundaries, early help assessment, safer working practices, and whistle blowing procedures. This session is free to attend but spaces are limited to 2 per organisation. 

Takes place on Monday 25th October, 1pm to 5:30pm via Zoom

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Trustee Training

Aimed at experienced, new and prospective trustees, this session will cover key roles responsibilities and some strategies for working well together as a board. It will also introduce the Charity Code of Governance and help you to identify the next steps for development for you as a trustee, and for your board.

Takes place on Tuesday 2nd November, 10am to 1pm via Zoom. Tickets are £20 per person.

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Understanding Eating Disorders

Led by SWEDA, this interactive, online session is designed for anyone who would like to broaden their understanding of eating disorders. It will cover the different types of eating disorders, warning signs and symptoms, how to support those affected and much more. This session is free to attend.

Takes place on Thursday 11th November 11:30am to 1:30pm

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More training topics and dates to be announced, check back regularly for the details.

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An excellent webinar covering all the important topics around setting up community support and mutual aid groups in an emergency. It helped to confirm some of our practice, improve other aspects and answer questions we had been guessing at.

Webinar participant, April 2020