Children's Residential Care and Alternative Provision

Cost-Effective Core Induction and Refresher Safeguarding and Duty of Care Training Package

EduCare is the leading provider of online safeguarding and duty of care learning services, working with over 25,000 children’s and educational settings.

Specifically tailored for Children's Residential Care and Alternative Provision, our CPD certified multiple-course package satisfies Ofsted and CQC mandated induction and refresher training requirements, provides a robust reporting facility so that you can evidence the training has taken place, and will save you a great deal of money compared with other forms of training.

With prices starting from £300 (£1.50 per person, per course), the service offers access for staff and volunteers for one year and consists of 20 essential courses, including: Child Protection, Safeguarding Young People, Health and Safety, First Aid, Equality and Diversity, Food Hygiene and a whole host of other useful courses to equip staff to meet the needs of children and young people.

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    Training courses

    Specifically tailored for Children’s and Young People’s Alternative Provision, our new multiple-course package will not only meet your mandatory and refresher training needs but it also provides a robust reporting facility for you to evidence to Local Authorities and Inspectors.

    The service offers access for staff and volunteers for one year and consists of 20 essential courses:

    Sexual Violence and Harassment between Children and Young People

    Sexual Violence and Harassment between Children and Young People

    This course, which maps to Part 5 of KCSIE 2018, is written for those who work with children aged up to 18 years.

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    Dealing with Bereavement and Loss

    Dealing with Bereavement and Loss

    Produced in partnership with Winston’s Wish, the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity, this course will help you understand what needs to be in place to support everyone involved with a bereavement in a school or college.

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    Sexual Violence and Harassment between Children and Young People

    This two-module course will help you to:

    • Understand what sexual violence and sexual harassment are
    • Understand the relevant law and statutory guidance
    • Responding to Sexual Violence and Harassment between Children
    • Offer Support and Providing a Safe Environment

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    Dealing with Bereavement and Loss

    The course covers:

    • the effects of grief on a child or young person
    • how a death may impact school life, and how information about the death should be shared with pupils and staff
    • how to manage potentially difficult topics and avoid unnecessarily painful comments when communicating with a bereaved pupil or student
    • how to communicate with children and young people about tragic events in the media
    • the factors relating to how children or young people will respond to a death
    • how to ensure the bereaved pupil or student’s needs are respected and supported by all staff who come into contact with them
    • what should be included in a bereavement policy and the guidance staff need to support everyone during a potentially difficult time
    • when to seek further help and support on bereavement for children or young people, their families or even staff members within the school.

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    Child Protection Course

    Child Protection Course

    Child Protection, endorsed by Kidscape and Family Lives, is written to provide a basic awareness of child protection and introduces the fundamentals for anyone whose paid or unpaid work or leisure activity brings them into contact with children and young people.

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    Food Hygiene and Safety

    Food Hygiene and Safety

    This Food Hygiene & Safety course is specifically designed for those who prepare and handle food, and is accredited by RoSPA.

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    Child Protection Course

    This five module course delivers five CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

    • what forms child abuse can take and the effects it can have
    • signs that may mean a child is suffering abuse and how to respond if a child confides in you
    • processes for reporting abuse
    • the child protection system
    • good practice guidelines.

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    Food Hygiene and Safety

    This four module course delivers five CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

    • how bacteria can cause food-borne illness
    • recognising high risk foods and food allergies
    • contamination and food spoilages and how to control it
    • effective hygiene
    • the importance of storage
    • HACCP and the law

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    How to be an Effective Fire Warden or Fire Marshal

    How to be an Effective Fire Warden or Fire Marshal

    This course is aimed at employees who undertake additional fire safety roles and responsibilities in the form of fire marshals or fire wardens as part of their daily duties.

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    Female Genital Mutilation Awareness

    Female Genital Mutilation Awareness

    This course will provide a thorough guide to help those working with young people spot the signs that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has taken place, or signs that it will take place.

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    How to be an Effective Fire Warden or Fire Marshal

    This course covers:

    • the importance of effective fire safety procedures
    • the legal position and the requirement for effective safety management systems that demonstrate statutory compliance
    • what should be included in a fire policy and procedure
    • the systems required to ensure the safety of vulnerable people such as employees or visitors with disabilities

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    Female Genital Mutilation Awareness

    This course covers:

    • Understand what the law states regarding FGM and the mandatory reporting duty
    • Learn the prevalence, consequences and different types of FGM
    • Recognise the signs that FGM has taken place, or signs that a girl is at risk
    • Learn the roles and responsibilities of professionals.
    • Understand the importance of working together

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    First Aid Essentials

    First Aid Essentials

    First Aid Essentials, produced with West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, aims to give the confidence needed to react in an incident when someone urgently needs help.

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    Raising Awareness of Peer-on-Peer Abuse

    Raising Awareness of Peer-on-Peer Abuse

    Peer-on-peer abuse is any form of physical, sexual, emotional, financial, and/or coercive control exercised between children and young people; this includes intimate and non-intimate relationships.

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    First Aid Essentials

    This three module course delivers three CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

    • providing basic life support
    • how to react in life threatening situations
    • how to deal with someone who is choking, drowning, seizing, bleeding or having an allergic reaction
    • what to do if somebody has a broken bone or experienced a burn
    • how to handle day-to-day incidents such as nose bleeds, insect bites, stings, sprains and strains and sunburn

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    Raising Awareness of Peer-on-Peer Abuse

    The purpose of this course is to help you:

    • understand what peer-on-peer abuse is
    • understand the different types of peer-on-peer abuse
    • understand who peer-on-peer abuse may affect and what external influences there are
    • be aware of the prevalence of peer-on-peer abuse
    • understand social norms and peer pressure
    • recognise early signs that might indicate abuse
    • know what action to take if you know or suspect that a young person is experiencing abuse
    • implement preventative strategies within school or college.

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    Safer Recruitment

    Safer Recruitment

    This course on safer recruitment looks at what you need to do to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults from unsuitable people who might apply to join your organisation.

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    An Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation

    An Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation

    An Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation, which meets national Police approved standards will help you to understand the issue of child sexual exploitation, know the signs and be equipped to act.

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    Safer Recruitment

    This four module course delivers four CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

    • the four key stages of the recruitment process
    • pre-recruitment planning and what must be in place before you advertise your post
    • rejecting candidates and meeting the right ones
    • obtaining the correct checks and references, including what's required from a DBS check
    • post-recruitment activities, including observation and supervision.

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    An Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation

    On completion of this course you will have gained an understanding of:

    • what child sexual exploitation is and who is most at risk
    • the impact it has on children and young people
    • the warning signs that a child might be suffering
    • what to do if you are worried about a child or young person

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    Online Safety

    Online Safety

    Online Safety, which meets national Police approved standards, will help you to understand the potential risks and dangers associated with keeping children and young people safe online.

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    The Prevent Duty

    The Prevent Duty

    This course is designed to build your understanding of extremism and radicalisation, how people may be drawn into terrorism and what you should do if you have a concern. This course meets national Police approved standards.

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    Online Safety

    On completion of this course you will have gained an understanding of:

    • how technology is changing and its effects
    • what children and young people do online
    • the risks that technology can pose
    • which children are more vulnerable
    • what we can do as individuals
    • good practice guidelines

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    The Prevent Duty

    This one module course delivers one CPD hour and comprehensively covers:

    • what Prevent is
    • what extremism and radicalisation are
    • who may be vulnerable
    • how people may be drawn into terrorism
    • how messages are spread
    • reporting concerns.

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    Substance Misuse Risks

    Substance Misuse Risks

    This course covers the issues surrounding substance misuse risks among children and young people, practical advice on the action to take to help and provide support.

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    Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People

    Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People

    This course looks at mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people, highlighting some signs and symptoms, along with myths and the stigma associated with mental health issues.

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    Substance Misuse Risks

    By the end of this course you will:

    1. have a greater awareness of what substance misuse is and its prevalence
    2. understand the categories of drugs and their effects
    3. know more about the law and consequences
    4. have an increased understanding of why young people use drugs and alcohol
    5. recognise the early signs of drug or alcohol use that might indicate a concern
    6. understand the impact that substance misuse has on a family
    7. know how to take action if you know or suspect that a child or young person is using drugs or alcohol.

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    Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People

    After completing this course you will:

    1. Understand what mental health is in the context of the mental health continuum.
    2. Be able to identify some common issues faced by young people with regard to mental health.
    3. Recognise some of the signs and symptoms that indicate mental health issues in young people.
    4. Understand key risk factors that make some young people vulnerable to mental health issues.
    5. Learn about protective factors that build resilience in young people and some of the myths and stigma surrounding mental health issues.
    6. Pick up practical advice to help you support young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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    Health and Safety in Education: Staff Awareness

    Health and Safety in Education: Staff Awareness

    This course is aimed at those who work within any educational establishment.

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    Health and Safety in Education: Management Team

    Health and Safety in Education: Management Team

    This specific course is aimed at Senior leadership teams who are looking to set up Health and Safety Executive compliant systems policies and procedures for their staff.

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    Health and Safety in Education: Staff Awareness

    This course covers:

    1. The legal position and who enforces health and safety law in the UK.
    2. Health and Safety policies and procedures.
    3. Risk assessments - including the HSE’s 5-step process for undertaking them.
    4. The importance of communication, co-operation, co-ordination and consultation in your organisation.
    5. Statutory inspection, maintenance and monitoring of systems and equipment.
    6. Specific health and safety considerations including fire/emergency procedures, first aid, display screen equipment, working at height, manual handling, hazardous substances, electricity, welfare, asbestos, water hygiene and lone working.

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    Health and Safety in Education: Management Team

    This course covers: 

    • Recent health and safety statistics (HSE 2016/17).
    • Statutory compliance - the legal framework and who enforces health and safety law in the UK.
    • Leadership and governance arrangements for managing health and safety, using the Plan, Do, Check, Act process.
    • Policies and procedures.
    • Performance management and monitoring to ensure systems remain effective and highlight gaps in performance.
    • The importance of staff training to embed a health and safety culture.
    • Risk assessments including the HSE’s 5-step process.

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    Equality and Diversity

    Equality and Diversity

    This course provides a thorough understanding of equality and diversity, helping to introduce new recruits to the subject or act as a refresher for current employees.

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    Fire Safety

    Fire Safety

    Fire Safety, written by expert authors and accredited by the Institute of Fire Safety Managers and RoSPA, provides the fundamental information needed to protect any premises against fire.

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    Equality and Diversity

    This two module course delivers two CPD hours and will provide you with a thorough understanding of equality and diversity.

    • Understand what equality and diversity mean and how they affect you and your role
    • Recognise the barriers that can prevent equality from being realised such as prejudice, stereotyping, labelling and unfair discrimination
    • Understand the main types of discrimination and discriminatory practices in health and social care and how to challenge them
    • Learn how to model inclusive practice in your role
    • Learn about the key legislation and codes of practice, and both employers’ and employees’ responsibilities in relation to it

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    Fire Safety

    This four module course delivers four CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

    • the importance of fire safety training including legislation
    • the nature of the fire
    • fire hazards
    • what to do in the event of a fire
    • how to use a fire extinguisher

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    Preventing Bullying

    Preventing Bullying

    The purpose of the course is to help you understand, recognise and prevent bullying behaviour.

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    Raising Awareness of Trafficking and Modern Slavery

    Raising Awareness of Trafficking and Modern Slavery

    The term modern slavery acknowledges the fact that millions of people are still held in conditions of slavery and servitude globally – including in the UK. Written in partnership with the Children’s Society, this course raises awareness of this issue.

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    Preventing Bullying

    At the end of the course, learners will:

    • Understand what bullying is, including the five components of bullying behaviour
    • Identify who may be affected by bullying, as there are some groups of people who are likely to be more affected than others
    • Understand the role technology can play in bullying behaviour (cyberbullying)
    • Be able to recognise a child who may be being bullied and understand the damaging physical and emotional effects
    • Be able to put actions in place to tackle bullying in their organisation or setting
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    Raising Awareness of Trafficking and Modern Slavery

    The purpose of this course is to help you understand:

    • What modern slavery and trafficking are
    • Different types of trafficking
    • Who trafficking affects
    • The Modern Slavery Act 2015
    • Internal trafficking and county lines
    • How to spot the signs of trafficking
    • How to report concerns about a trafficked child or adult

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    Safeguarding Young People

    Safeguarding Young People

    Safeguarding Young People, endorsed by established youth organisations, provides the key information needed to help raise your awareness of young people who may be vulnerable because of their age, relative inexperience, past abusive experiences or current circumstances.

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    Safeguarding Young People

    This four module course delivers four CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

    •  Identify who may be vulnerable.
    • Recognise the signs and indicators of abuse.
    • Understand what to do if a young person confides abuse to you.
    • Learn about recording and reporting procedures.
    • Recognise good practice guidelines.

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    The following courses can be bought as an addition to Children's Residential Care and Alternative Provision

    Health Awareness

    Health Awareness

    This set of courses will help you to understand important health issues including anaphylaxis, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy. At EduCare, we ensure that all of our training courses are written and endorsed by experts. These courses have been endorsed by the School and Public Health Nurses Association.

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    SEND Awareness Courses - Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism

    SEND Awareness Courses - Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism

    Written in partnership with Connect, SEND Awareness includes three one-module courses designed to provide an overview of Autism, Dyslexia, and ADHD for those working in education.

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    Health Awareness

    SEND Awareness Courses - Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism

    SEND Awareness contains three one-module courses, written in partnership with Connect.

    • Autism Awareness - covers what autism is, its prevalence and causes, how it is diagnosed and the implications for pupil learning.
    • Dyslexia Awareness - provides an overview of dyslexia and visual stress for those that work with children and young people.
    • ADHD Awareness - covers the causes, prevalence, symptoms and diagnosis through to treatment and how to support children with ADHD.

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    Key benefits of training with EduCare

    Compliance

    Ensures staff are always up-to-date on key duty of care issues helping you maintain a safer, more compliant service.

    Verified for CPD

    All training courses have been verified to provide learners with CPD hours.

    Progress Monitoring 

    Administrators and managers can monitor learner progress with powerful management reports.

    Full Coverage

    Staff who may be in different locations, with varying work patterns, can all access the same content.

    Certification

    Personalised, certificates can be downloaded by each learner upon successful completion of any course.

    24-7 Access

    All courses are delivered online and can be accessed by anyone, at home or at work, 24-7.

    Value for money

    Our Children's Homes and Alternative Provision service delivers high-quality training at the best value for money, with prices starting at £300 per year for up to 10 members of staff, and includes 12 months access to all courses.

    Call our dedicated team to discuss your needs.
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    Step 1

    Pay a one-off annual fee
    (from £300), based on the 
    number of staff members.

    Step 2

    Access a range of 
    safeguarding and duty of care online courses
    for every member of staff all
    year round.

    Step 3

    Ensure everyone is up-to-date
    on key duty of care issues,
    download their certificates, and
    attain their CPD hours.

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    We work with a wide range of subject experts, who play a key role in contributing to, reviewing, and endorsing our training. This ensures our courses are always accurate, up-to-date and of the highest quality. 

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    Family Lives
    Family Lives
    Bullying UK
    Bullying UK
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    ACE Education
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    Boarding Schools' Association
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    Early Years Alliance
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