Advice and Guidance Links
The links that we provide here are outside of our control and as such it is important that you confirm that you are happy with the authenticity of the information and guidance they provide prior to you using the information for your business.
CQC’s Code of Practice on Confidential Personal Information
This Code establishes the practices that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will follow to obtain, handle, use and disclose confidential personal information.
The fundamental standards are the standards below which a person’s care must never fall. These are the standards everybody has a right expect when they receive care. They form part of changes to the law recommended by Sir Robert Francis following his inquiry into care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
The following link will take you to the CQC page that discusses the standards
The following links will take you to sites that provide free e-learning, we cannot attest to their suitability for your workforce as they are external links, we suggest you try them out yourself before using with your employees.
Various e-learning opportunities through open university (short courses 3-4 weeks): https://www.futurelearn.com/partners/the-open-university
.GOV social care policy
Here is a link to where the government post their policies on social care https://www.gov.uk/government/topics/social-care
Social Care Commitment
This is a promise made by people who work in social care to give the best care and support they can. Service Providers and their employees choose from a number of tasks designed to help improve their care services and then sign the commitment.
It is made up of seven ‘I will’ statements, with associated tasks. Each commitment focuses on the minimum standards required when working in care and is a practical way to improve standards and is a key way of increasing the public’s confidence in social care services. It can also be used as evidence to complete the Care Certificate and other adult social care qualifications, or to show evidence of meeting Care Quality Commission standards. You can sign the Social Care Commitment by following this link: www.thesocialcarecommitment.org.uk
Social Care NMDS
The National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) is an online system which collects information on the adult social care workforce in England. It’s the leading source of workforce information for the whole adult social care sector.
We at Vision Training offer a free service to assist you with this, contact Rachel Rodgers on 07813 145 007 if you would like to discuss this service.
Click the link for a video and information about the NMDS from Skills for Care
Health and Safety Executive page on Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013, includes link to how to report. http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/