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Staff Training

Working with children and young people within a care setting, especially those with learning disabilities, autism, or complex needs, requires specialised skills and knowledge. Training programs provide staff with the tools, techniques, and insights necessary to understand and effectively support the unique needs of the children in their care.

Training sessions offer opportunities to learn about best practices in residential child care, including behaviour management techniques, communication strategies, and crisis intervention skills. By providing staff with a robust training and induction programme they can provide high-quality care that meets the evolving needs of the children and promotes their well-being.

Children in residential care settings are vulnerable and may have experienced trauma or adverse childhood experiences. Training equips staff with the know-how to create safe, secure, and nurturing environments. This includes understanding child protection protocols, recognising signs of abuse or neglect, and implementing safety measures to prevent harm.

Training and development opportunities can boost staff confidence in their abilities to handle challenging situations and support children in reaching their full potential. By honing their skills and expanding their knowledge base, staff are better equipped to navigate complex issues and adapt to the diverse needs of the children they are working with.
Training sessions provide opportunities for staff to collaborate, share experiences, and learn from one another. This promotes a culture of teamwork, mutual support, and continuous improvement within the organization, leading to better outcomes for the children in care.

In summary, training and development play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being, safety, and positive development of children in residential care settings. By investing in staff training, organisations can create environments where children feel valued, supported, and empowered to thrive.

Training & Qualifications

The below is a list of training that is offered but no exhaustive by First 4 Care:

  • Level 4 Residential Childcare
  • Safeguarding
  • Autism and learning disabilities
  • Risk assessment
  • First Aid
  • MAPA / CPI
  • Introduction to PACE
  • Infection control
  • Equality and diversity and cultural competence
  • Health and nutrition
  • Fire Safety
  • Anti Bullying
  • Radicalisation and Extremism
  • Emergency First Aid
  • First Aid Paediatric
  • Manual Handling
  • Safeguarding Childrens Level 2
  • Reporting and recording advanced level
  • Health and Safety advanced Level
  • Risk management and Safer Caring
  • General Data protection Regulations
  • Food Safety and Hygiene Advanced
  • Safeguarding Children with learning disabilities
  • CSE foundation Level
  • Psychological First Aid supporting children and young people
  • FGM
  • Safeguarding adults Level 1
  • Health and Safety
  • Safeguarding adults level 2
  • Medication Advanced
  • GDPR children home staff
  • Covid 19 where are we now
  • How to save money in a cost of living crisis
  • Technology addiction
  • How to safeguard children and restrict settings on Social Media