Sheila will try to answer as many of your English Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Safeguarding training for adults and children?
In your homes 16-25, would you expect all staff to undertake both safeguarding for children and safeguarding for adults?
Thank you for your question on safeguarding.
There are two parts to the answer I think.
The first relates to the Care Certificate and you can read all about the Care Certificate on the Skills for Care website. http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Learning-development/Care-Certificate/Care-Certificate.aspx
The website says that: "The Care Certificate is a set of standards that social care and health workers stick to in their daily working life.
It is the new minimum standards that should be covered as part of induction training of new care workers."
The Care Certificate has 15 standards and these are numbers 10 and 11:
10 Safeguarding adults
11 Safeguarding children
For people working with vulnerable adults, they are also expected within their training to receive basic information about the safeguarding of children. It would be no more than that, basic, but it could be important because children visit people in care homes for adults.
After the Care Certificate training it is essential that people working with adults receive further training concerning the safeguarding of adults from time to time.
If the member of staff receives vocational training, then safeguarding will be a part of that training at any level.
I hope this is helpful.
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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.
Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
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