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Challenging behaviour: a unified approach - update

Clinical and service guidelines for supporting children, young people and adults with intellectual disabilities who are at risk of receiving abusive or restrictive practices

Report from the Faculties of Intellectual Disability of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Psychological Society on behalf of the Learning Disabilities Professional Senate

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Hospitals are not Homes

 

Hospitals are not homes

The National Forum of People with Learning Disabilities and the National Valuing Families Forum wrote the ‘Hospitals not Homes’ booklets to help people with learning disability and autism and their families be part of this work.

The booklets tell you:

  • What should be happening
  • Who to speak to
  • What questions to ask

Downloads:

 

New training standards for Wales’ healthcare support workers

New strengthened training standards for healthcare support workers in the Welsh NHS have been unveiled by the Minister for Health and Social Services Mark Drakeford.

Healthcare support workers make up a large part of the NHS Wales workforce, working alongside nurses and other healthcare professionals. The new framework will apply to clinical healthcare support workers in nursing, midwifery and allied health professional roles from April 1, 2016.

It is based on national occupational standards and competences and introduces a common set of standards for training and education, recognising the skills, knowledge and experience of individuals as they develop in their role. The framework’s development has been led by Philippa Ford, from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

It has been designed to provide the foundation for healthcare support workers’ practice and to be the route to career progression, whether this is an on-the-job requirement or a personal aspiration.

Read More - http://gov.wales/newsroom/healthandsocialcare/2015/151110training/?status=closed&lang=en

Strengthening rights and choices for people to live in the community

Consultation outcome

The following documents have been realsed today:

  • Government response to No voice unheard, no right ignored - a consultation for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions
  • Government response to No voice unheard, no right ignored (easy read)
  • Government response to No voice unheard, no right ignored - a consultation for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions (print version)
  • Key themes from consultation responses

and can be downloaded from:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/strengthening-rights-for-people-with-learning-disabilities