PD12 Health and safety in foster care

3.5 hours

Foster carers or people who work or volunteer in health and social care settings constitute a large and diverse sector of the workforce and they are invariably caring for those who are in some way vulnerable and are still learning about risk and how to keep themselves safe. In order to ensure that service users and children are safe, it is essential for those working with them to be safe and healthy at work and within their practice and should receive ongoing and up-dated training to be able to ensure this.

Learning aims:
  • What is Health and Safety and why it is necessary.
  • Understand the importance of Risk Assessments.
  • Understand Health and Safety Legislation.
  • Health and Safety Responsibilities.