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What certificates do you need to be a carer?

What Certificates Do You Need to Be a Carer?

In the UK, you may need certificates and training to to become a carer. Care workers undergo comprehensive training to ensure they provide high-quality care and meet professional standards. The first step is induction training, which introduces you to the organisation, its policies, procedures, and values. A key component of this induction is often the […]

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Mate Crime in Care

Mate Crime in Care

Mate crime involves the exploitation or abuse of vulnerable individuals by those they consider friends. It can manifest in various forms, such as financial exploitation, physical abuse, emotional and psychological abuse, sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation and neglect and abandonment. With financial abuse, a so-called friend might frequently borrow money from a vulnerable person, promising to

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Signs of Abuse and Neglect in Safeguarding

Identifying Signs of Abuse and Neglect in Safeguarding

The Care Act 2014 identifies ten types of abuse and neglect that can cause harm. Recognising the signs  of abuse and neglect in safeguarding is crucial in keeping vulnerable individuals from harm. The more familiar you are with an individual, the more likely you are to notice changes that might indicate abuse or neglect. However,

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capacity and consent in care

Capacity and Consent in Care

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Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate

The Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate

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Dementia in Care

Dementia in Care

What is Dementia? Dementia in care currently accounts for around 70% of the people in care homes according to Alzheimer’s Society. Dementia is a term used to describe a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking, and social abilities significantly enough to interfere with daily functioning. It is not a specific disease but rather a general

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safeguarding in home care

What is Safeguarding in Home Care?

Safeguarding in home care involves protecting vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly or disabled adults, who receive care at home. It includes identifying and addressing risks of abuse, neglect, or harm they may face. This entails assessing potential risks, training caregivers to recognise signs of abuse, establishing clear boundaries, and monitoring care quality. Procedures are

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