Intended for those new to the sector but available to all, the Care Certificate Workbook (Standard 10 and Standard 11) includes some key information about safeguarding that can complement your own safeguarding training and induction.
If you’re regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), you must comply with their Fundamental Standards. Our Recommendations for Care Quality Commission Provider's Guide includes a section around induction related training, including information about safeguarding training. See Section 5 'induction related training' for information on safeguarding training.
What do I need to know about safeguarding adults key cards outline the key questions that social care workers need to know about safeguarding in the workplace.
Workers should research the answers, discuss them with colleagues or their manager, and write the correct answers in the gaps on these pocket sized key cards. You can use them in induction to support the Care Certificate, team meetings and ongoing learning and development.
There's also a support document for workers to reflect on their thoughts and ensure they write the correct answers on the key cards, and for managers to check workers have understood the questions.
You can download these documents free of charge, or you can buy paper copies from our online bookshop - they cost £14.50 for 20 key cards.
We're currently updating our safeguarding route planner which brings together the latest resources and best practice from the sector. We'll launch an updated version in the New Year.
If you know of any useful resources that you'd like to share with the sector, please email us for consideration.
It's important workers have regular training to keep their knowledge up to date.
Learning and development should focus on the practical skills workers need to do their job but also keeping the values they need to put them in practice.
A key part of selecting the right learning package for your organisation is finding the right learning provider.
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