Skills for Care and Skills for Health have released ‘A positive and proactive workforce – A guide to workforce development for commissioners and employers seeking to minimise the use of restrictive practices in social care and health.’
The easy to use guide was developed in partnership with people with care, health and support needs, family carers, employers, commissioners and learning providers as part of the suite of guidance to support the introduction of ‘Positive and Safe’, the Department of Health’s two-year programme.
By making better workforce development decisions and implementing learning and development that empowers workers to support people differently this guidance can make a valuable contribution to ending the use of out-dated and damaging restrictive practices, including physical restraint, in health and care services.
Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen said: “The work we have done with Skills for Health to produce ‘A positive and proactive workforce – A guide to workforce development for commissioners and employers seeking to minimise the use of restrictive practices in social care and health’ means we can support those key partners with practical guidance and support about what to do in stressful situations involving people who need care and support and the workers supporting them.”
CEO John Rogers, Skills for Health said: “this is a fundamentally important piece of guidance in that it clearly states what employers and commissioners can do to develop a workforce that has the skills, and is committed to working positively to minimise restrictive practices.”
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