No Secrets guidance on protecting vulnerable adults in care

This No Secrets guidance document published by the Department of Health sets out a code of practice for the protection of vulnerable adults in care.

Click here to view the PDF.

Adult safeguarding for housing staff

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has produced guidance on Adult safeguarding for housing staff.

It covers key messages, training, risks and the issues faced in housing.

Click here to view the page.

Safeguarding App – Test Your Knowledge

09/07/2014 Safeguarding & POVA

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The Care Council for Wales has launched a Safeguarding App to help staff and volunteers in both adult and children’s care services check their safeguarding know-how.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/safeguarding-test-your-knowledge/id884151941?mt=8

Whistleblowing: improving organisational practice (video)

A film from SCIE to encourage organisations to create a safe environment for staff to raise concerns openly as part of normal day-to-day practice.

View the video at: http://www.scie.org.uk/socialcaretv/video-player.asp?v=improving-organisational-practice

 

SCIE: Adult Safeguarding Free e-Learning

06/08/2013 Safeguarding & POVA

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SCIE has launched a new adult safeguarding e learning course.

It has five modules which cover:

What is safeguarding?
Who is an adult at risk?
What is abuse?
What are my responsibilities with regard to safeguarding?
What can we do to prevent abuse of adults at risk?
It also features two video life stories which demonstrate safeguarding issues in real life situations.

The resource is free to access and designed for people who are new to safeguarding as well as those who want to update their skills. It can be used either by individuals or in group training.

Access it at: http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/elearning/adultsafeguarding/resource/index.html

  • The Care Certificate Workbook Downloads

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    The Care Certificate Workbook from Skills for Care is a free downloadable resource aimed at supporting the training process and helping employers and their new health and social care workers to cover parts of the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate Workbook has been produced following the piloting of the Care Certificate, which indicated employers would […]

  • Sensible Risk Assessment in Care Settings

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    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance on sensible risk assessment in care settings.  The guidance covers a range of areas such as moving and handling and falls. Click here to view this guidance.

  • Communicating with people with a learning disability

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    This communicating with people with a learning disability guide from Mencap is designed to provide a brief introduction to communication, and the problems faced by someone with a learning disability. It also contains tips on how you can be a better communicator, and how you can help someone with a learning disability to get their […]

  • Advance Planning for People with Bipolar Disorder Guide

    by on 04/12/2014 - 0 Comments

    This free Advanced Planning for People with Bipolar Disorder guide has been developed by NHS and university partners and is based on extensive research involving people with Bipolar Disorder. We feel it has huge potential to support people with Bipolar Disorder by helping them to retain control as well as protect their welfare, property and […]

  • Social Care TV - Free resource for learning in social care

    by on 13/08/2014 - 0 Comments

    Social Care TV is a large library of videos on social care, covering adults and young people services, it is run by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).  It is free to access and focuses on the English care system but can used across the United Kingdom.  All the films on Social Care TV […]