Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

EduCare for Health: Health & Social Care

Care Providers and Healthcare organisations have duties to protect those who are in their care. The CQC regularly inspect providers to ensure they meet the fundamental standards of care and ask 5 key questions - are you safe, caring, effective, responsive and well-led?

Training plays a key part in helping organisations fulfil their legal and moral obligations to those who are vulnerable, and this package of courses from EduCare has been designed to do just that.

With up-to-date content written and reviewed by HSC professionals, EduCare for Health & Social Care is our comprehensive e-learning service that includes essential training for health and social care staff together with a robust reporting suite that evidences learning to inspectors.

The service contains core content that maps to both the Care Certificate* and the UK Core Skills Training Framework for health (CSTF) and will ensure staff are always up-to-date with key duty of care issues to help maintain a safer and more compliant workplace.

*Please note: The learning courses provide the underpinning knowledge of each subject, but individual 'on-the-job' competence needs to be observed.

Training courses

The following courses are all included within this service.

Mental Capacity

Mental Capacity

This training introduces the fundamentals of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), and covers the measure put in place to protect those in hospitals or care homes from being inappropriately deprived of their liberty.

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Child Neglect

Child Neglect

Child Neglect is written to raise your awareness of neglect and to help you to understand the factors that may contribute to it.

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Mental Capacity

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

  • the meaning of ‘Mental Capacity’ and how it applies in practice
  • the five core principles of the Act
  • your own responsibilities with regards to the Act
  • the roles of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates and the Court of Protection
  • the purpose of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and suitable restraint
  • the assessment process and action to take where concerns exist that someone is being deprived of their liberty

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Child Neglect

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

  • what neglect is and how common it is
  • the different areas of a child or young person's life that neglect may touch
  • the factors that may contribute to child neglect
  • the work of professionals in children's social care
  • the signs and indicators that should alert you to the possibility a child or young person is being neglected
  • how to report your concerns

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An Introduction to Risk Assessment

An Introduction to Risk Assessment

An Introduction to Risk Assessment is a concise course that explains the techniques for assessing risk within your organisation.

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Fire Safety

Fire Safety

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

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An Introduction to Risk Assessment

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

  • techniques for assessing risk
  • how to apply the techniques to protect your organisation
  • identifying hazards and risks
  • five steps to risk assessment
  • the hierarchy of risk
  • the processes for assessing risk
  • documenting significant risks

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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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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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Food Hygiene and Safety

Food Hygiene and Safety

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

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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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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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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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Personal Safety

Personal Safety

This EduCare course on personal safety, accredited with the Police Crime Prevention Initiatives ‘Secured by Design’ seal of approval, covers the fundamentals of risk identification.

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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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Personal Safety

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

  • The facts about personal safety
  • Strategies for diffusing difficult situations
  • Tips for staying safe
  • Working in other people's homes

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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. Meets national Police-approved standards.

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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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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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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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An Introduction to Effective Teamwork

An Introduction to Effective Teamwork

This course explores the different types of team and the stages of team development, as well as the roles individuals may take within a team.

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An Introduction to Leadership

An Introduction to Leadership

An Introduction to Leadership is a concise course that discusses the various types of leadership, whether leaders are born or made and practices common to leaders.

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An Introduction to Effective Teamwork

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

  • what is a team?
  • how teams develop
  • reviewing outcomes
  • analysing team performance
  • understanding team roles
  • the advantages and disadvantages of large and small teams

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An Introduction to Leadership

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

  • are leaders born or made?
  • leadership styles
  • the leader’s vision
  • communication and employee satisfaction
  • the leadership model

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Raising Awareness of Honour-Based Abuse and Forced Marriage

Raising Awareness of Honour-Based Abuse and Forced Marriage

Whilst growing up, a child may be taught that a set of behaviours are deemed to be honourable. If they display any dishonourable behaviours they may be abused by their family or members of their community as punishment. This course was written in partnership with Karma Nirvana, a national award-winning charity that supports both men and women affected by forced marriage and/or honour-based abuse.

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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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Raising Awareness of Honour-Based Abuse and Forced Marriage

The purpose of this course is to help you:

  • understand what honour-based abuse is
  • understand the difference between a forced marriage and arranged marriage
  • understand the prevalence of this type of abuse
  • understand which communities are affected
  • recognise what laws exist to protect people
  • be aware of early signs that might indicate abuse
  • know what action to take if you know or suspect that a young person is at risk
  • understand the motives and consequences of forced marriage
  • know what support is available.

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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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Domestic Abuse: Children and Young People

Domestic Abuse: Children and Young People

Every day children and young people experience domestic abuse at home and can suffer a wide range of severe and long-lasting effects. The purpose of the course is to raise your awareness of children and young people who may be experiencing domestic abuse. Written in partnership with SafeLives, a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences

The purpose of this course is to help you understand what adverse childhood experiences are and how they may affect children growing up. Using statistical evidence, the course also highlights the potential impact that ACEs can have in adulthood. Not everyone who has been exposed to ACEs will have negative outcomes, but understanding ACEs will help support the work and relationships you have with children.

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Domestic Abuse: Children and Young People

The purpose of this course is to help you understand:

  • What domestic abuse is and what forms it can take
  • What controlling and coercive behaviour is
  • The prevalence of domestic abuse
  • They key risk factors to be aware of
  • Some of the trigger events that can lead to violence
  • The impact domestic violence can have
  • What protective factors there are
  • What to do when you suspect a child or young person is witnessing and/or experiencing domestic abuse
  • What support, help and advice is available

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Adverse Childhood Experiences

The purpose of the course is to help you:

  • understand what ACEs are & the two main categories
  • understand trauma including the concept of 'Fight, Flight or Freeze' mode
  • understand the term toxic stress and its effects on the developing brains of children and adolescents
  • understand attachment theory and the differences between secure and insecure attachment in children
  • be aware of the potential negative impact (supported by statistics) that being exposed to ACEs
  • understand what the protective factors are
  • understand what children and young people who experience trauma need to enable them to cope
  • improve your listening skills to help you understand the child’s perspective and offer them appropriate support
  • understand resilience and how working with parents can help a child become more resilient
  • understand what you can do to help break the cycle of ACEs when working with children and families.

Additional information

The following courses can be bought as an addition to EduCare for Health & Social Care.

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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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

This set of courses will help you to understand important mental health issues including self-harm, low mood and depression and anxiety.

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Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption

Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption

According to the National Crime Agency, fraud is the most commonly experienced crime in the UK. The impact isn’t simply a financial cost for big organisations; fraud has devastating physical, psychological and social effects on individuals, families and communities. By finding out more about fraud, bribery and corruption, you can help to reduce them, and keep yourself and your organisation safe.

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Mental Health Awareness

This package of courses delivers a total of three CPD credits across three separate courses and comprehensively covers important aspects of mental health such as:

  • Low mood and depression
  • Self-harm
  • Anxiety

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Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption

Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption

This one-module, CPD-acredited course covers:

  • What fraud, bribery and corruption are, and what form they can take
  • Being aware of the increased risk factors in organisations and industries
  • Examples of common types of fraudulent activities
  • The prevention and detection measures everyone must take
  • How to report a suspected fraud
  • Scenario examples of fraud, bribery and corruption
  • Further information on the organisations you can contact for help and advice

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Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Fraud and cyber-crime are the country’s most common offences and the biggest threat to national security. Many organisations become victims of cyber-crime because of human error, just not thinking or people not following the correct protocol. This course will help you understand the best practice to minimise the risk of a cyber-attack.

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Safeguarding in Health

Safeguarding in Health

This course has been developed for anyone who has completed the Level 2 Safeguarding Children course.

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Cyber Security

Cyber Security

This one-module, CPD-acredited course covers:

  • Risk in the online world
  • Understanding what a cyber attack is
  • Understanding what information needs protection
  • The effects of cyber-crime
  • Understanding the types of cyber-attack
  • Understanding the cyber security policies your organisation should have in place
  • The steps you can take to minimise the risk of a cyber-attack
  • Guidance on the detection and reporting of cyber-crime
  • Information on the support available

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Safeguarding in Health

his two-module course follows the guidance outlined in the 'Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff' intercollegiate document. It also follows the Core Skills Training Framework.

The content will help you to understand the following:

  • Child maltreatment
  • Information and communication


The course maps to the following legislation/guidelines:

  • The Human Rights Act 1989
  • The Children Act 1989 & 2004
  • The Children and Social Work Act 2017
  • Working Together to to Safeguard Children 2018
  • Data Protection Act 2018
  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000
  • The Care Act 2014 (2018)

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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 community service.

Verified for CPD

All courses provide a learner with CPD hours.

Progress Monitoring 

Monitor learner progress with powerful management reports.

Full Coverage

Cascades good practice to all staff who may be in different locations with varying work patterns by providing clear, consistent learning.

Certification

Personalised, downloadable certificates upon successful completion of a course.

24-7 Access

Delivered online and can be access by anyone with internet access - at home or work 24-7.

Peace of mind 

Training will be regularly updated as standards are introduced or modified.

Cost effective 

No groups size to worry about, no travel cost, no downtime.

Easy-to-understand

Bite-sized learning, communicating essential key points.

Stress free 

Courses are automatically updated when legislation changes.

Our learning platform

All our courses, certificates and reports are accessed via our online Learning Platform which has been designed to be clean, simple and easy to use.

Value for money

Our EduCare for Health® licence is priced on the number of learners and offers you the best quality service and the best value for money.

0-10

Users

£368
excl. VAT

11-25

Users

£656
excl. VAT

26-50

Users

£1050
excl. VAT

51-75

Users

£1418
excl. VAT

76-100

Users

£1575
excl. VAT

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Circles of excellence

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. We also work with many of our key customers to ensure our training continually meets the needs of their sector.

YoungMinds
YoungMinds
UK Youth
UK Youth
Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA)
Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA)
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Secured by Design - Police Crime Prevention - Formerly The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
Secured by Design - Police Crime Prevention - Formerly The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
The Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM)
The Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM)
SAPHNA
SAPHNA