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Skills for Care Quality Endorsement

Beacon Education is happy to announce that we have successfully renewed our status as an ‘endorsed provider’ by Skills for Care. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Skills for Care in our on-going commitment to the highest quality training in the care sector.

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CitizenAid

Sadly, we live in complex and disturbing times with a 'highly likely' risk of terrorism as we have seen in Manchester, and again on Saturday night in London. The first few minutes after an incident are the most important when attempting to save lives. Four experienced...

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Choosing an Online Course

We learnt alot about what makes a great online course when we sat down to create our own online e-learning platform. This is what we learnt along the way.

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Why Study in the UK

Good Question! With all the recent Brexit mess, I am sure you’re wondering why anyone would choose the UK as a study destination at the moment. Despite our politicians, the UK remains a world class destination for studying at all levels. Some might say that the...

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Studying in the UK – Student Visas Explained

Many of our graduates dream of taking up further study and work in the UK once they have finished their course. This is a brief guide to the current requirements but for more information on the potential post-Brexit requirements, be sure to check out our article...

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Topic of the month: Breast Ironing

Did you know….? Up to 3.8 million girls worldwideare affected by breast flattening (UN). It is also thought that up to 1000 girls in the UKhave been subjected to the practice. You may have heard of FGM, but a more recent revelation in child abuse terms is...

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Topic of the month: FGM

Quite a sensitive issue for this month’s topic of the month – Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  It is estimated that 137,000 girls and women in England and Waleshave been affected by FGM, according to the NSPCC. On 31 October 2015 The Serious Crime Act 2015...

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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...

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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 improvement...

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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...

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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? “'Prevent'...

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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.

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Skills for Care

This month I have decided to look at the state of the sector as depicted by Skills for Care in its recent publication ‘The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England’

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Sustainability

Hi all Sorry to talk trash but it’s time to recycle this important topic... Ice breakers: Do you recycle at home? Do you think companies do enough to help the environment? Is it really worth all this effort to recycle? Why recycle - It all just goes into a land fill...

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Prevent

I hope you had a good weekend.  Let’s explore the PREVENT agenda this week.  We are tasked with introducing PREVENT to all students so let’s remind ourselves what is it? “'Prevent' is a government strategy aimed at stopping people being drawn into terrorism.” It has 2...

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The Lone Worker

Maybe one of the most relevant topics for your clients?  Working in care usually means lone working, often during anti-social hours and in various private homes.  So what do your students think about how safe they are and how they can be safer?  Here are some...

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