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Care Workers and Appropriate Training

With a growing number of older people more care workers will be needed. We will not need hundreds but thousands of people willing and able to care.

Government, The Care Quality Commission, the media all insist that training is needed to prevent vulnerable people being abused and uncared for.

However, what kind of training? In CQC inspections, certification of training is the evidence that ticks the training box.

The general public and indeed many health and care professionals believe that a certificate of training enables the person who has the certificate to be seen as a ‘trained’ care worker.

Consider the following a Training Certificate sent in to us this week that covers:

  • Information Governance, Data Protection and Caldicott Protocol.
  • Complaints
  • Fire
  • Health and Safety
  • Riddor/Risk Incident Reporting
  • Lone worker
  • Conflict Resolution including but not limited to Management of Violence and Aggression.
  • Epilepsy
  • Infection Control
  • Questions.

Looks impressive but not a human being in sight, just the ‘care worker’ who sat at her computer and completed the necessary online form to obtain her certificate of competence.

Should we as a nation be happy with this?

By:  Angela E Gifford
Posted:  18 May 2015

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