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Links for learning

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has updated its e-learning on the Mental Capacity Act. Click here.

Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) diplomas in health and social care include units that cover all aspects of safeguarding. These can also be studied as stand-alone units. Click here for qualifications information at Skills for Care.

You can access Safeguarding e-learning by self-registering with Me-learning, Suffolk County Council’s provider of e-Safeguarding training. There are courses relevant for staff working with children and/or adults. The way to access this is to e-mail elearning@suffolkscb.org.uk and you will be provided with a login and password.

The Medical Protection Society, in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and NHS England, has a new free Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty online learning tool specifically for health professionals across England and Wales. It will help healthcare professionals understand what the MCA is, what they need to know, how it affects them, how it affects their patients and how to apply this to their practice. The access this free tool, click here.

A police e-learning link on a process for safeguarding individuals by assessing their vulnerability to being drawn into terrorism.

To search for training providers delivering QCF qualifications in Suffolk click here. More general training is also available. To search for training providers in Suffolk click here. Suffolk County Council also offers taught sessions and e learning on safeguarding for Suffolk-based care providers. 

Skills for Care have a Care Certificate Standards booklet that sets out the 15 standards, including those for mental health, dementia and learning disability.

Scils stands for Social Care Information and Learning Services. There are a wide range of learning materials on the SCILS website to support professionals. The Suffolk Brokerage is able to offer a free subscription to this service. Call the Brokerage on 01449 720400 for the login code. Then click on Scils here to login in and access the useful training material.

Social Care Institute for Excellence SCIE E Learning tool on the Mental Capacity Act.

CareKnowledge  Mental Capacity Act 2005 in Social Work: Learning Resources.

Mental Capacity Act training from SCIE, the Social Care Institute for Excellence.