A useful resource
My regular clients know that I’m always on the lookout for useful resources. I was recently on the Social Care Institute for Excellence website (www.scie.org.uk) and they have worked with NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) to publish an excellent guide about good practice in safeguarding training. Although this is targeted at registered managers of care homes… I could seethe use for for any client group I worked with I work with.
It talks about the role of the registered manager and different training opportunities for staff, including when eLearning might and might not be suitable. There is an incredibly helpful section on what should be covered in mandatory training… this focuses on the adult sector but again could so easily be adapted for children - it also gives examples of further training that could be useful.
If you’ve been on one of my training sessions, you’ll know that one of my key questions is always what are you going to do with this training? I was really pleased to see a section on impact. We can do all the training in the world but if it doesn’t change what we do and impact our practice the time is wasted.
Thinking about the impact of training can be quite straightforward – when I’m on Zoom I ask people to put in the chat one thing they going to do as a result of the training and write in their diary now. Face-to-face I may well ask them to write that on a post-it note and stick the post-it note somewhere it will be found in a week or so.. a useful reminder. It can be a simple as chatting through with colleagues what you’ve learnt how this can be applied to the situation you’re in… Or it can be by spending time reflecting on the material sometime later.
So I would wholeheartedly recommend this resource to you and suggest anybody with responsibility for arranging safeguarding training has a look at it. It is free to download and can be found at: https://www.scie.org.uk/safeguarding/adults/practice/care-homes/training
As always if I can be of any help please don’t hesitate to contact me.