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This module looks at the issues regarding adult weight such as the causes and impact of obesity. It helps learners to understand what it means to be obese and who is at risk; exploring why individuals become overweight or obese and the problems that this might cause. It also looks at what social care practitioners can do to support service users with weight problems
This module introduces you to some key elements of assistive technology and gives an overview of both telecare and telehealth. You’ll also see how appropriate assistive technology can provide solutions for a variety of people requiring support in their own homes
As a social care practitioner, you will encounter individuals with a range of mental health and cognitive problems. This course looks at a range of issues including psychosis, depression, anxiety, dementia and learning disabilities and how you can support individuals.
This module looks at what autism is and how it affects individuals, detailing the key characteristics of autism and the triad of impairments experienced by individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC). It also covers what other health conditions may accompany ASC and the values that underpin social care work when working with people with autism
As a social care practitioner, it is important to have an awareness of the symptoms of a heart attack and to understand the basics of CPR. This course examines the differences between a heart attack and cardiac arrest as well as the basics of dealing with a casualty, checking airways and breathing, placing them in the recovery position and administering CPR. It also looks at how to identify and deal with foreign body airway obstructions. This course meets the Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines and includes a multiple choice knowledge check
Child protection processes are an essential framework to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This module looks at the Section 47 Enquiry, how to assess when an enquiry should be started and what it involves. Working in partnership with families should underpin all social work practice as a key principle of the Children Act 1989. We look at how you can work effectively with others during an investigation as well as exploring why social workers must work within clear policy and procedural frameworks. A multiple choice knowledge check is included
This course looks at the process that occurs following a Section 47 Enquiry and the types of abuse that may instigate such an investigation. We also offer guidance for practitioners on what is needed to develop a good multi-agency Child Protection Plan as well as the role of the Core Group
This is a prevalent topic for those working within the field of social care and this course aims to give an overview of what child sexual exploitation (CSE) is. We look at how to identify some of the signs that CSE might be occurring and the process of grooming. Guidance is also provided on the use of the Framework when assessing for CSE and best practice for practitioners working with children and young people
The World Health Organization (WHO) regards childhood obesity as one of the most serious global public health challenges for the 21st century. This course examines some of the facts around childhood obesity as well as looking at some of the known causes and the impact that it is having on society. There is guidance for practitioners on tackling this sensitive yet prevalent issue and a multiple choice knowledge check is included
Children with disabilities are especially vulnerable to risk. This course explores why this is and how to effectively safeguard them while ensuring they have the same rights as other children. We look at signs that abuse might be taking place and highlight how you can ensure children with disabilities are kept safe. We also provide guidance for practitioners on the procedures for disclosure, recording and gathering information
Coercive control is when a partner or family member continually behaves in a way which makes a person feel controlled, threatened, isolated or scared. People who are victims of, or are at risk of, domestic abuse are most likely to be at risk of coercive and controlling behaviour
As a social care worker, you will communicate with people as you go about your job; with colleagues, your manager and the individuals you support. This module looks at the importance of effective communication as well as recognizing and reducing barriers and the importance of confidentiality. A multiple choice knowledge check is included.
The Coronavirus module presents a learner with background and facts to this new strain of virus, now known as novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have all seen the stories in the media, but do they really tell us what this virus is and how we can protect ourselves and others?
As a social worker, one of your roles will be to work with cases in care proceedings. By making sure that you have all the details required to provide the court with accurate information, you can help them to reach the best possible decision for the child.
This module raises awareness of dementia including what it is, who it affects, symptoms and effects and the types and causes of dementia.
This learning module focuses on promoting and sustaining dignity and respect in the workplace. Topics covered include promoting independence, privacy, confidentiality and the importance of communication.
The term ‘domestic abuse’ covers all forms of domestic violence and, as the terms are often used interchangeably, we have used both throughout the module. This module looks at what is meant by domestic violence, how to recognise that abuse is occurring, assessing an adult at risk needs and how to help victims of domestic abuse
As a social care worker, you have a duty of care towards the people you support; keeping them safe from harm. You can do this by working safely, managing risks, safeguarding individuals and treating information confidentially. This course introduces you to best practice in managing dilemmas, dealing with complaints, handling and reporting incidents, legislation and ways of working. A multiple choice knowledge check is also included
Learners will be presented a summary of when and how an Early Help Assessment is used and how the process gets started. They will understand what is meant by a ‘threshold of need’, the various roles and responsibilities that are required throughout the process and the effectiveness of early intervention
This course looks at the signs and symptoms of emotional abuse as well as how agencies can work together to identify it. A series of interactive case studies will help you identify this form of abuse and examine the long-term effects that emotional abuse can have on children. We also look at the importance of risk management, analysis and assessment in cases of emotional abuse as well as how social environmental issues and parental competence can contribute. A multiple choice knowledge check is included
The End of Life Care Suite contains four modules covering tiers 1 and 2.
Tier 1 — Those that require general end of life care awareness, focusing on a community developed, asset-based approach to care.
Tier 2 — Healthcare and social care professionals who require some knowledge of how to provide person-centered, high-quality end of life care.
Practising equality and inclusion helps to ensure that people are not discriminated against. Equality involves treating people fairly and making sure that they have access to opportunities such as learning, employment, healthcare and social care. Inclusion involves accepting people for who they are and making sure that people are not left out because of their differences. This short course helps you understand what is meant by diversity and discrimination and a multiple choice knowledge check is included
Female genital mutilation (FGM) has many names including female circumcision or ‘cutting’. The practice refers to procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. We look at the scope and secrecy surrounding the global and national extent of FGM and the legal structures in place to protect women from FGM in the UK. Guidance is also provided for all professionals on the action to take if FGM is suspected or discovered. This awareness raising module is aimed at adult social care practitioners and a multiple choice knowledge check is included.
Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good nutrition includes an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity and is the basis for everyone’s good health
Your colleagues are responsible not only for your own food safety but also for the food safety of those in your care and visitors. You’ll learn the importance of personal hygiene when handling food, the role of cleaning in keeping food and equipment safe from contamination and how food should be handled to prevent contamination
Following on from Level 1, this module looks in more detail at the importance of your food-handling responsibilities. You’ll find out more about best practice food storage plus food safety hazards, the harm they can cause and what you can do to avoid them
This Level 3 course has been designed to help managers and supervisors in the social care sector ensure their organization adheres to food safety legislation. As a senior team member, you will learn how to minimise hazards and encourage your team to follow the food safety management system; ensuring that everything possible is done to provide people with a safe and enjoyable experience
Everyone who has been in contact with social care services and has met a social care practitioner will have case records held about the circumstances which led to the service being delivered. Social care practitioners record information so that they can plan and provide the right service for adults and their carers and for the purposes of carrying out social care statutory functions. This course looks at the importance of effective record keeping, when and how to share information and understanding how to handle and store information securely. A multiple-choice knowledge check is also included.
This module is for people who work in social care. As most medicines have side effects, it is important to understand the seriousness of a person taking medicines unnecessarily or in the wrong way and, as a social care practitioner, it is vital that you follow guidelines to avoid mistakes. This module was created in partnership with Dimensions
It is important to understand the agreed ways of working that relate to health and safety in your place of work. These will be set out in your organization’s health and safety policy and procedures. As a social care worker, you, your employer and those in your care also have responsibilities regarding health and safety.
Forced marriage is a form of honor-based violence. This module will look at what honor means in the context of honor-based violence and its underlying motives. Guidance will be provided for social care practitioners, social workers and those working with adults at risk on their roles and responsibilities as well as recognizing the legislation connected with honor-based violence and forced marriage. A multiple-choice knowledge check is included.
The Health and Social Care Act (2008) Code of Practice states that health and social care providers must ‘provide and maintain a clean and appropriate environment in managed premises that facilitate the prevention and control of infections’. This course looks at what an infection is, how they spread and how certain individuals are easily affected by them. It examines the preventative measures you can take through effective cleaning and deal with infected linens or spillages. A multiple choice knowledge check is included
This module looks at how autism affects family members during the early years, through adolescence and into adulthood. It explores the conditions that may occur alongside autism, how to get an adult a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and how to effectively communicate with individuals who have ASC. It also looks at how to support people with ASC in employment.
This module will introduce you to leadership styles including democratic and transactional. You will also learn about a number of different leadership theories
This module is for health and social care staff who work with people who have a learning disability. It will give you information about the core skills you need to carry out your role effectively. The course is mapped to the Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care framework
Do you ever find it difficult to connect with someone you are supporting? How can you get to know the real person? In this module, you will learn how life story work can help tell someone’s story
In this module, we explore the roles of the various organizations that make up Multi-Agency Forums within the child protection process.
All local authorities must have a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) in place. This is in accordance with the requirements of the Children Act 2004 and involves all the agencies concerned working together to safeguard children in their local authority. We look at the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) and Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC). A multiple-choice knowledge check is included.
This module is designed to raise your awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking and to help you recognize your role in identifying and reporting concerns. It includes sections on the laws and regulations associated with modern slavery, some of the indications to watch out for and advice and guidance for dealing with both child and adult victims.
This module aims to help professionals identify the signs, indicators, symptoms and risk factors associated with neglect. Through a series of case studies, you will see how the Common Assessment Framework provides practitioners with a working model for assessing neglect and parental capacity. You will also receive guidance on the functions, considerations and decisions around assessing risk for a child suffering neglect. A multiple-choice knowledge check is included.
This module starts by exploring the values and principles underpinning personalization and the role of the social worker in delivering personalized services. It also looks at the different ways of receiving self-directed support and explains some of the concepts surrounding personalization in practice
Physical harm can take many forms. It is perhaps best defined as any action or deliberate physical force which results, or could result, in injury to someone. This module introduces the signs and indicators of physical harm and abuse through a series of case studies and knowledge checks. Emphasis is placed on the importance and relevance of agencies working together in cases of physical harm. Guidance is provided for those working with young people and children on how to recognise the risk factors that can lead to physical abuse. A multiple choice knowledge check is included
In this elearning on Positive Behaviour Support, often referred to as PBS, you’ll begin with an overview of PBS and explore challenging behaviors. Next, you will find out about strategies and approaches used in PBS that can improve lives and help manage crisis incidents. Finally, we’ll look at working within the law and key legislation
Around 180,000 patients develop a pressure ulcer in hospital each year. This module looks at the eight principles of pressure ulcer management as well as understanding the structure and function of the skin and categories of pressure ulcer. It outlines the main causes and contributory factors and the importance of risk assessments and using correct equipment. The final sections examine effective positioning of patients and identifying and managing a Category / Stage I ulcer
This module aims to give learners the knowledge they need to help keep people safe and independent in their own homes. It looks at how the risk of falls can be reduced, what to do in the event of a fall and the effects of falls and injuries
Dignified care has a significant effect on the service user’s well-being and experience; the right to being treated with dignity is a fundamental part of being provided with ‘care’. People often feel that their dignity is compromised when their privacy is taken away.
This module looks at helping individuals maintain their privacy and dignity by enabling them to have choice and control and make decisions through active participation. A multiple choice knowledge check is included
The Public Law Outline (PLO) is a statutory timescale put in place by the Children and Families Act (2014). This module will help you understand the purpose and function of the Public Law Outline in relation to care proceedings as well as recognising the key dates and stages of the proceedings processes. It will examine pre-proceedings and identify which documents must be filed with the Court and when these must be acted upon
Radicalisation is defined as the process by which individuals come to support terrorism and violent extremism and, in some cases, to participate in terrorist groups. This module will look at why some adults at risk are more susceptible and how their welfare is at threat. Guidance will be provided for those working in the adult social care sector on how to identify and support those at risk of radicalisation. A multiple choice knowledge check is included
This module explores the ethos of reablement, who’s involved and its benefits. It will also help the learner understand how individuals are assessed and supported during reablement
This module on recording skills looks at the importance of keeping records and how to record information correctly in the social care setting. It also covers why keeping good quality records matters, how to keep service users at the centre of recording practice by bringing the individual’s story to life and when to share information
Safeguarding adults mean protecting a person’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It involves protecting vulnerable adults from abuse or neglect and putting plans in place to prevent harm in the future. It also involves helping people to live as well as possible and to remain healthy and have their independence maintained. This module looks at how to recognise the signs of abuse, how you can help reduce the likelihood of abuse occurring and how to respond to suspected or disclosed abuse. It examines national policies, local systems and employer procedures. A multiple choice knowledge check is included
This module will introduce you to the different types of abuse, how to raise concerns about someone you work with, and managing disclosure from an adult at risk
This course outlines the importance of child protection and how everyone can keep children safe from abuse. We help learners recognise the signs and types of abuse, including some less common types of abuse such as trafficking, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation. We also look at how to inform children’s services and explore how the professionals assess and use information.
A multiple choice knowledge check is included
All professionals working with children, or who are in contact with children, have a role and duty in safeguarding children from harm. This module deals with the context of child protection and how it is everybody’s responsibility to keep children safe. The different signs and types of abuse are described, as are the ways to keep children you work with safe. There is a section on referrals, including CAF and MARS forms, and on recognising what action should be taken following a child protection disclosure
Child protection and safety is everyone’s responsibility, and anyone with a concern about a child’s welfare should refer their concern to Children’s Social Care. This short course on safeguarding and child protection is aimed at social care practitioners in Adult Services. The course looks at the different signs and types of child abuse and neglect as well as taking action and involving Children’s Services. A multiple choice knowledge check is included
This course looks at how to safeguard adults at risk and is designed for professionals in adult services. It covers the different types of abuse, how to raise concerns about someone you work with, and managing disclosure from a vulnerable person
Self-harm is an extremely complex issue, both for those who self-harm and the professionals who support them. This module looks specifically at individuals who self-harm, helping you to develop an understanding of the issues faced by self-harmers, and what you can do to help them
Self-neglect is complex and varied and is often misunderstood. This module looks at the three main types of self-neglect, who is at risk, how the Care Act deals with self-neglect and assessing people’s needs, and also looks at appropriate interventions
Child sexual abuse is an especially complicated form of abuse because of its layers of deceit. This module looks at the signs and impacts of sexual abuse. It explores the ways in which children can be sexually abused, and what is involved when working with a sexual abuse case. A multiple choice knowledge check is included
This module asks what we know about social media and why we worry about it. The module covers the different types of risk that exist online and explores how we can keep young people safe
Do you support people with learning disabilities and/or autism? Are you concerned about the amount of medication they are being given? Are you concerned about the long-term effects of these drugs? STOMP stands for Stop Over Medication of People with learning disabilities, autism or both. In this module, you’ll look at what the STOMP campaign is trying to achieve, why people have been over medicated, how people should be supported and what to do if you think someone is being over medicated
This module explores the factors that contribute to causing a stroke, the different types of strokes, the strategies which can help prevent them occurring, and how best to support a patient’s recovery
This module will help learners to understand the skills and behaviours that are essential to be an effective supervisee and how to get the most out of individual supervision sessions
Supervision is a formal process between an individual member of staff and their immediate line manager. It has been central to good, safe social care practice for many years. Your organization will have a policy which determines a minimum frequency for supervision to take place
This module is designed to enable a practitioner to follow the correct process to provide care and support for service users. It covers what support planning entails, who is involved in the process, and the four steps of support planning. It uses an extended case study to show how this works in practice
This module will give you a greater understanding of your role as a health or social care professional in providing positive intervention and support for people living with dementia
The first of these modules introduces The Care Act 2014, examining the financial changes and safeguarding elements. The second module looks at the assessment and support planning elements
The Care Act is considered to be one of the most important pieces of social care legislation in England since the 1948 National Assistance Act and 1990 NHS and Community Care Act. The Act and the regulations and guidance put a lot of emphasis on personalisation, a whole-family approach, and prevention. A multiple choice knowledge check is included. Part 1 introduces The Care Act 2014, as well as examining the financial changes and safeguarding elements. Part 2 covers the assessment and support planning elements of The Care Act 2014
Due to new legislation, we’ve combined ‘The Mental Capacity Act’ and ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’ modules into one. We’ve carried out prominent updates to ensure this module meets the current legislation and addresses the transition from Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).
As a social worker, you will be responsible for instigating and coordinating many tasks in the Child Protection Plan. This module takes a closer look at the nature and scope of these responsibilities. It outlines your key responsibilities and highlights the importance of regularly examining whether you are doing your job as effectively as possible. A multiple choice knowledge check is included
This module looks at the steps a social worker must take when dealing with a referral, the context of consent during the referral process, the purpose and outcomes of the strategy meeting and the role of the social worker in the process
The thought of talking about racial inequality is often scary and daunting, which can lead to people avoiding the subject, becoming defensive or making assumptions. Following on from part 1 – ‘The Uncomfortable Truth’, this module provides learners with a toolkit to help with starting and carrying out these uncomfortable conversations in your organization.
Part 1 of a series of 2 modules, ‘The Uncomfortable Truth will take you on a journey through some real-life scenarios, as our Black friends and family discuss their experiences with racism and how it makes them feel. You’ll then look at the active steps you and your organization need to take to begin your anti-racist journey.
This module provides a general overview of trans awareness. It explains what trans awareness is and why it matters to all of us, as well as describing the definitions of gender and sexuality and how they are on a continuum. It also looks at some of the common stereotypes and ignorance around trans issues, the reality of being trans at key stages in a trans person’s life and the range of treatment and types of medical processes relevant to these people
As someone who works in social care, you will work with people to help them with their daily lives. Often these people are vulnerable, so you need to understand your responsibilities towards them. This course outlines the relationship you will have with those you care for, the importance of working in ways agreed by your employer, the relationships encountered by social care workers and the importance of working in partnership with others. A multiple choice knowledge check is included
The National Skills Academy for Social Care Leadership Qualities Framework (LQF) sets out what good quality leadership should be for both individuals and organizations. This module looks at what leadership is, the qualities that people need to lead successfully and how to lead teams through times of change
Social care practitioners are there to enable individuals to achieve what they want, not to make decisions for them or tell them what to do. Each individual will need a different level of care and support dependent upon their needs. This course looks at the core values of working in a person-centred way, understanding the importance of environmental factors and identifying if an individual is in pain. It also examines the link between self-esteem and well-being and enabling those you support to make informed choices. A multiple choice knowledge check is included
There are many things which can help a social care practitioner develop their skills and knowledge to do their job better.
This course looks at different learning styles, the importance of reflective practice and the functional levels of literacy, numeracy and communication skills. A multiple choice knowledge check is included
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