Care FAQs & Resources

As a leading provider of Health & Safety and HR Compliance eLearning, our experts are often asked about our Care Courses. We've collected some of those questions and answered them for you below...

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Care FAQs

Who could be classed as a vulnerable adult?

An adult could be classed as a vulnerable individual if they are 18 years and over and they are;

  • Elderly and frail
  • have a learning disability
  • have an alcohol or drug addiction
  • have a long-term illness
  • are a carer
  • have a physical disability
  • have mental health needs e.g. dementia, schizophrenia, or
  • don't have the capacity to make decisions by themselves

Who could be classed as a vulnerable child?

Children alone, because of their age, are considered a vulnerable group of people in society. A child is someone 18 years old or younger. Those who might be more vulnerable to harm could be; 

  • A child who has lost a parent(s)
  • A child whose parent has poor health
  • The living arrangements of a child (for example, a child who is no longer in family care or a child who is living in poverty)
  • Children with disabilities 
  • And various other things...

What kind of abuse might a vulnerable person be victim to?

Children could be victims of;

  • Neglect
  • Domestic abuse
  • FGM
  • Sexual abuse or sexual exploitation
  • And more…

Adults could be victims of;

  • Physical abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Financial or material abuse
  • Modern slavery abuse

Find out more about what safeguarding is or if you need to report abuse - find out more on our ‘Who do I report abuse to’ blog.

What is the Care Certificate?

“The Care Certificate is the minimum training, supervision and assessment that those staff new to care (health and adult social care) should receive as part of induction.  

The Care Certificate is intended to be used at the start of a career in health and social care.  It ensures that people joining the sector can receive appropriate training, support and workplace assessment before they start to deliver care out of the line of sight of more experienced workers.” - Skills for Care.

Here at iHASCO we offer eLearning for all 15 of the Care Certificate Standards. 

Our Care Certificate Courses offer an engaging way to use our eLearning alongside the practical Care Certificate Training employees undertake at work. While completing our courses does not mean that you have completed the Care Certificate, each course equips learners with the knowledge to effectively complete their practical training in their workplace where their employer will supply them with the Care Certificate Workbook. 

Read our Care Certificate FAQs here and learn more about how eLearning can be used for the Care Certificate.

Do I have to complete the care certificate?

SkillsPlatform.org state that “The Care Certificate isn’t mandatory per se, but there is still a requirement. The Care Quality Commission will look to ensure that whatever the organization is doing with its training that covers the requirements of the Care Certificate.”

What training is statutory and mandatory for Care?

There are two types of training: mandatory or statutory. Mandatory training for Care may include; Fire Awareness Training for Care or DSE Training. And statutory training could include, Infection, Prevention and Control Training, Sharps Training or Spill Kit Training.

Find out more about the difference between mandatory and statutory training from our blog here.

What is the Care Act 2014?

This Act has meant that local councils now have set up a Safeguarding Adults Board in their area. This would consist of the NHS, the local council, the Police and other local services so that they can work together to make policies and plans to protect adults in their area.

What are the 6 rights of administering medication in care?

There are 6 rights of medication administration. They are;

  • Right Person 
  • Right Medicine 
  • Right Dose
  • Right Time
  • Right Route
  • The right to refuse

Is mental ill health common in the Care sector?

Unfortunately, mental ill-health is quite common within the care sector, the suicide rate is almost twice as high as the national average within this sector. MentalHealth.org found that 84% of carers report that they feel stressed, 78% report suffering from anxiety, and 55% report that they have suffered from depression as a result of their work.

FAQs regarding our Care courses

Why are our Care Health & Safety & HR Compliance courses important?

Our training courses help those in the Care sector to work towards compliance with relevant legislation and keep themselves and those within their care safe from harm.

How long are my certificates valid for?

It is up to the training administrator of the employee as to when training needs to be refreshed. However, to stay up-to-date with legislation, we recommend that training should be renewed every year.​

What devices are these courses available from?

Our courses can be completed on a range of devices, they’re compatible with Desktops, laptops, mobile phones, iPads and other tablets

What approvals do these courses have?

These courses are CPD Accredited and have various approvals such as IOSH, RoSPA and IIRSM.

Documents and resources

  • Common warning signs of abuse in children

    This resource shows the common signs of abuse. If you recognise any of these signs in a child, regardless of whether you suspect a particular type of abuse or not, you need to respond appropriately.

  • Care Plan Template

    A Care Plan, also known as a Support Plan or an Individual Plan, is a legally required document which sets out the details of the daily care and support required and desired by a patient in a clear and easy way.

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