Mandatory training for Volunteers in MH Trust

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Created by Pauline Champion - Last updated 9 days ago | Tags:

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09 March 2022 at 10:20am
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Good morning,

I am currently chasing outstanding/overdue compliance. While some are happy to complete the e-learning, some volunteers state that a certain criteria may not be applicable to them (they have decided this and not agreed by the Trust). An example would be a PAT volunteer and manual handling. Do you have any standard responses expressing the requirement for completion of all mandatory training? Have you simplified the expectations on mandatory training and how it is delivered?

Any help would be appreciated as new to the role :-)

Bw,

Pauline

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09 March 2022 at 10:47am
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Hi Pauline

We are having the same issue. We do mandatory safeguarding training every three years. I have just written something for our news letter and written individually to the reluctant volunteers who have agreed to meet me for coffee to go through it manually together - also a nice way to catch up. I know at least two of our reluctant volunteers have developed mild dementia so that could be a barrier.

However all our volunteers sign a vol agreement when they start. In this they agree to undertake on going mandatory training.

We however do our own training which is much shorter than the e-learning

Happy to share the update I wrote for the news letter if that helps?

Diane

09 March 2022 at 11:02am
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@Diane Young Yes please, for the newsletter update.

Interesting that you run your own training sessions, how does this work? It reminds me of the old mandatory training day sessions when we had a full day of all the training. It was a pain but all over and done with once a year. :-)

I think, I wanted something softer than you agreed to comply when you signed your agreement but explaining the rationale for each criteria (e.g manual handling is not just about the moving and handling of patients it is about every day situations and identifying and removing/reducing risk).

Bw,

Pauline

18 March 2022 at 3:19pm
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Which bits do they not feel is applicable to them? More than happy to discuss this virtually with you. (we've had similar issues)

joanna.rapson@nottshc.nhs.uk

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