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For advice relating to COVID-19 please see links below 


St Helens Council

Goverment guidance


Scie Safeguarding Adults during Covid-19



Skills for Care Ongoing Learning and Development

Figuring out when workers should refresh their knowledge and skills can be a challenge.  This is why Skills for Care, we have produced a new guide to support employers consider when their workforce should (or must) refresh their learning and how this could be effectively achieved.


The Disclosure & Barring Service (2013)


The Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ) has replaced the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA). Regulated activity providers have a legal duty to refer to the DBS which helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable adults. Referral forms, facts sheets and guidance can be found via this link.



  •  Skills for Care

    enews, views and updates from Skills for Care and information you may find useful from across the sector.




Joint ADASS, Learn to Care and Skills for Care research into support to Individual Employers. The research was carried out earlier this year and the report was formally launched at the end of October at the NCAS conference. In addition to the final report an advice note for local authorities, good practice case studies and a list of PA networks is included.



Skills for Care Manager Induction Standrds (MIS) set out clearly  what a new manager needs to know and understand. 


Please use the link  to look at the the standards.



Please use the links below for new DoLS forms


Form 1 Standard and Urgent Request


Form 2 Authorisation Request


Form 7 Suspension of Standard Authorisation


Form 10 Request Review











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