Domestic Abuse

This month we are looking at quite a big issue in the HSC sector: domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is a repeated pattern of behaviour that often escalates in occurrence and severity over time. The Home Office defines domestic violence and abuse as: “Any incident or...

Thinking outside the box

Care workers wearing pyjama-style scrubs at night-time to help patients sleep patterns Care workers reduce residents’ sleep deprivation by wearing pyjamas The initiative met with a really good response from most of the residents and we’ve seen a drastic...

Modern Slavery in the Care Sector

After previous topics of safeguarding, this month we are going to look at something that comes under that issue: modern slavery. Modern Slavery is seen in healthcare more often than you would expect. It may be surprising that slavery is still a thing in the modern...

Safeguarding Adults

With recent stories of tragedy in Florida schools and real cases of abuse and neglect in the care sector in the news constantly I think it’s a good time to refresh our safeguarding knowledge. Safeguarding Adults – The Care Act 2014 defines adult safeguarding as...

Prevent

With the recent capture of the final 2 Jihadists known as the “Beatles” the radicalisation agenda rears its head again asking the question – Did we do enough to prevent these British lads from being radicalised? Maybe a good time to refresh our knowledge?...

Mental Health

A health and wellbeing subject we haven’t looked at before, Mental Health. Many people are still reluctant to talk about mental health issues despite national and local radio and TV campaigns designed to raise awareness and understanding. So what do your learners...