We are committed to working towards supporting and developing a professional workforce through the generation of policy, training and best practice. Safeguarding is a real passion of ours and we constantly aim to minimise opportunities for any form of abuse by following our high profile Safeguarding programme.
Our in-house Safeguarding training is local authority accredited. We begin this training during the induction week of new employees, including an interactive course which also introduces all relevant processes and policies, guidelines, contact details, learning points and outcomes. It also includes a bespoke DVD presentation from a parent of one of the individuals whom we support, emphasising the part that support workers play when working with vulnerable adults. This is particularly poignant as, before coming to Homes Caring for Autism, her son had been subject to abuse.
As we are an autism specific company we deliver relevant, in-depth and detailed training in order to develop the knowledge and skills of the staff team, thus enabling them to support the complex individuals in our care.
This training includes specialist knowledge of the Autistic Spectrum, communication and behavioural difficulties and the effects of hyper and hypo sensitivity on each individual. In conjunction with Wenn Lawson, our dedicated Autism and Communication Trainer has designed and delivers a six month, autism specific training programme. This consists of three days across the six months, building from level one to level three. Delegates are supported to complete workbooks and projects, within their work environments, in order to access the next level.