Hoople Training - Newsletter
October 2015

Safeguarding Adults Competency Framework

One of the priorities for Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board is the Workforce Development Strategy and Competency Framework. This is to ensure that the workforce and communities have the skills and knowledge to raise concerns and promote an environment where abuse and neglect is prevented.

The competency framework is designed to ensure that all who work with and support adults have the skills and knowledge to keep them safe. The main aims of the competencies are to:

  • Raise standards and ensure consistent and proportionate response to safeguarding issues for adults at risk of abuse and neglect
  • Improve partnership working and consistency to secure better outcomes for adults at risk of abuse and neglect
  • Support work based evidence of learning and competence in practice
  • Provide managers with a framework to evaluate performance, and identify workforce development needs
  • Clarify expectations of the role of all relevant members of the workforce in safeguarding

Hoople trainers hold the required competencies to deliver bespoke training to Universal Staff Group (ie anyone who has direct contact with adults at risk). The Universal Staff Group includes(but is not limited to) care or support workers, personal assistants, drivers, escorts, volunteers, domestic and ancillary staff. It can also include local support groups.
The Competency Framework can be found on the Herefordshire Council Safeguarding Adults web page.

To enquire about a bespoke training session please email Caroline Reading or call 01432 383500. To book a place on one of our open courses (see below for next scheduled dates) please go to CPD Online.

Improvements to Churchill House

Churchill House, external imageWe are settling into our new environment at Churchill House and have been listening to your comments and feedback.  

We're making lots of improvements to the premises. For example, the painters are enhancing the external appearance of the building, computer networking is being installed and a new bicycle shed has been erected.

We're also really pleased to announce that we've now fully equipped the adjacent coach house building for use in our moving and handling and other specialist health and social care training courses.

Picture of Coach House at Hoople Training CentreA major issue that has been raised is car parking and we are optimistic that a solution can be found. More information will follow in next month's newsletter.

Although we are still currently unable to offer any lunch facilities, new kitchens are being built and will be operational before the end of the year.

Thank you for your continued support and patience. We are sure that the centre will soon be as you, our customers, would expect and look forward to inviting you to our open event later in the year.

Scheduled programmes

(October 2015 - January 2016
(For full details, please visit CPD Online
Event title Course date(s) Cost / person
Basic Life Support Adult 18 November £35 + VAT
Emergency Drug Administration, Anaphylaxis/Epipen Training 19 January £35 + VAT
Emergency First Aid at Work, Level 2 Award 10 November
30 November
18 January

£55 + VAT
Essentials of Health and Safety/COSHH 11 November
10 December
20 January

£55 + VAT
Fire Warden Training 13 November
25 January

£35 + VAT
First Aid at Work, Level 3 (3 day course) 7-9 December £160 + VAT
Infection Prevention and Control 12 November
3 December
19 January
£25 + VAT
Level 1 Certificate in Food Hygiene Awareness 11 November
14 December
20 January
£41 + VAT
Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering 6 November
21 January
£60 + VAT
Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace 24 November £75 + VAT
Moving and Handling Induction 5 November
1 December
14 January
£50 + VAT
Moving and Handling Refresher 23 October
9 November
10 December
25 January
£35 + VAT
Moving and Handling Expert Evaluator 4 & 11 January £150 + VAT
Moving and Handling Expert Evaluator - Refresher 4 January £75 + VAT
Paediatric First Aid 21-22 October
26-27 January
£100 + VAT
Safeguarding Adults Basic Awareness 12 November
3 December
19 January
£30 + VAT
Safeguarding Adults Basic MCA/DoLS Awareness 19 November
17 December
28 January
£35 + VAT

Please note, all courses can also be delivered at your own venue to a group of your team members. Please contact us for more details and pricing information.

Kind regards,

Training and Education team
Hoople Ltd | Training and Education Centre | Churchill House | Venns Lane |  Hereford |  HR1 1DE
Tel: 01432 383500 | Website: www.hoopleltd.co.uk

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