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Positive Risk Taking for Individuals with Disabilities

A Care Quality Guide for health and social care staff and carers

Price: £9.95
Positive Risk Taking for Individuals with Disabilities: A Care Quality Guide for health and social care staff and carers offers an engaging, value for money, simple and flexible way of self-learning about the key principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities
Author(s): Peter Woodward
Positive Risk Taking for Individuals with Disabilities: A Care Quality Guide for health and social care staff and carers aims to help health and social care staff and carers refresh, develop or extend their learning in this key area of practice. Condensing the content of LD 205: Principles of Positive Risk Taking for Individuals with Disabilities workbook into a convenient, engaging and flexible way of self-learning about the key principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities. The guide also contains a certificate of achievement and is continual professional development (CPD) accredited.
Staff, managers and trainers in all health and social care organisations providing services to adults with learning disabilities and working to qualify staff on the QCF Framework.
ISBN: 9781910366059
Publication: 14 August 2014
Content:

The guide is based on the five learning outcomes of QCF unit LD 205. Each section covers one of the learning outcomes. They are:

  • The importance of risk taking in everyday life for individuals with disabilities 
  • The importance of positive, person-centred risk assessment
  • Legislation and policies relevant to positive risk taking
  • How to support individuals with disabilities in decisions about risk taking
  • How to support individuals with disabilities to manage identified risks

There are also various thinking activities and key learning points throughout the guide so that staff can reflect on their learning. 

 

Peter Woodward is senior lecturer in learning disabilities at the University of Greenwich. He has worked extensively with people with learning disabilities in forensic, challenging behaviour and specialist mental health settings. He has a wide experience of delivering training and has taught at pre- and postgraduate level to qualified and unqualified support staff.