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Launch of Kwango’s suite of Adult Social Care and Healthcare ‘Care Act’ E-Learning Courses- High quality E-Learning at very affordable prices!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

The Care Act 2014 represents the most comprehensive overhaul of the social care system in over 60 years and the impact on care providers is huge. With the Governments recognition that staff should receive the necessary training to provide high quality, compassionate care, the importance of being up-to-date with both the law and practice is crucial.

Why not take advantage of our suite of ‘Care Act’ E-Learning courses- Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act; Mental Capacity Act v6; Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards v5 and Dementia v3 E-Learning Courses- all designed to reflect key themes in the Care Act and to contribute to the Care Certificate standards? With our high quality, cost effective and engaging training, let us help you meet your learning needs and provide a high standard of care.

Get in touch today for more information!

Launch of Dementia v3 E-Learning Course

Monday, September 14th, 2015

We are delighted to announce that we have updated our Dementia E-Learning programme to reflect the Care Act 2014 and to contribute to the Care Certificate Standards and the Skills for Care new Dementia Units. Our Dementia v3 E-Learning programme is the latest addition to our other popular Adult Services and Healthcare E-Learning Courses.

Dementia v3 E-Learning is designed to help Health and Social Care Workers, Volunteers, Carers and Service Users in a number of ways. This includes helping them to understand Dementia; providing guidance about responding to, caring for and treating people with Dementia; promoting person-centred care to achieve optimum ‘well-being’ for anyone with Dementia and recognising the importance of identifying carers’ needs and providing support to Carers.

This course contributes to the Care Certificate Standards 3,5,6,7,9 and 10.

It also contributes to many of the learning outcomes within the Skills for Care Dementia Units which focus on understanding the experience of Dementia and enabling individuals to live well.

Through our use of clear content, careful animation, case studies, quizzes and further information, we can help provide the skills and knowledge needed to enable your multi-agency staff make the lives of people with Dementia, their Carers and families better and more fulfilled.

Kwango E-Learning Programmes now available to view on smart phones, tablets and other hand held devices including iPhones and iPads!

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

With the increasing use of smart phones and other hand held devices, Kwango is delighted to announce that the first of many of its E-Learning courses, Child Sexual Exploitation E-Learning, is now available to view on mobile device platforms. Kwango’s Mental Capacity Act E-Learning is coming shortly too.

So whether you are away from the office, don’t have easy access to a computer or would simply prefer to view the course this way, why not take advantage of giving you and your staff more flexible learning and improve performance support?

There are many benefits of using portable devices. These include the availability of training people who are on the go or for those who don’t have access to a regular computer; increasing flexibility in terms of where and when you choose to learn; complementing other training measures and along with interactive individual learning, it can act as a quick reminder and refresher. Most importantly, you still get the same high quality, engaging Kwango E-Learning, just with greater freedom of how to access it.

Contact us today for a free demo!

Launch of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards v5 E-Learning

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

We are delighted to announce that we have updated our Deprivation of Liberty E-Learning programme to reflect the Care Act 2014 and to contribute to the Care Certificate Standards. Our Deprivation of Liberty v5 E-Learning programme is the latest addition to our other popular Adult Services and Healthcare E-Learning Courses.

Deprivation of Liberty v5 E-Learning is designed to help Managers, Professionals and Care Staff across Health and Social Care in a number of ways. This includes helping them to understand and consider the background to DoLS and what they do; the difference between ‘deprivation’ and ‘restriction’ of liberty; how these might apply to a particular patient and resident; whether to change care plans and practice to provide care and treatment in a less restrictive way and the process of referral, assessment and review if DoLS is needed.

This course contributes to the Care Certificate Standards 3,6,9 and 14.

Through our use of clear content, careful animation, social care and healthcare interviews, quizzes, further information and reflective thinking and action plans, we can help all your multi-agency staff understand their legal obligations to vulnerable adults in their care and improve their practice.

Launch of Mental Capacity Act v6 E-Learning

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Kwango Mental Capacity Act v6 E-Learning

We are delighted to announce that we have updated our Mental Capacity Act E-Learning programme to reflect the Care Act 2014 and to contribute to the Care Certificate Standards. Our Mental Capacity Act v6 E-Learning programme is the latest addition to our other popular Adult Services and Healthcare E-Learning Courses.

Mental Capacity Act E-Learning v6 aims to provide Professional and Care Staff with key information about the Act and describes the changes that have occurred as a result of it. This includes clear guidance about what to do to help someone make their own decisions, how to work out if someone can make their own decisions and what to do if someone cannot make a decision.

This course contributes to the Care Certificate Standards 3,6,9 and 14.

Through our use of clear content, careful animation, social care and healthcare interviews, quizzes, further information and guided learning, we can help all your multi-agency staff protect the rights of vulnerable people who may lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves.

Launch of Kwango Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act 2014 E-Learning

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

From April 2015 there are considerable changes to Safeguarding Adults at Risk as a result of the introduction of The Care Act.

We have therefore undertaken a major update of our Safeguarding at Risk E-learning programme and are delighted to announce that Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act 2014 E-Learning is replacing it. This is the latest addition to its other popular Adult Services and Healthcare E-Learning Courses.

Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act 2014 E-learning is designed to help Health and Social Care staff plus other Statutory, Private, Voluntary and Independent Sector Agencies in a number of ways.  These include enabling practitioners to understand what abuse is and how to recognise it; what to do if you suspect and adult from being abused; how to develop skills in listening to a victim; how to reduce the likelihood of abuse; the referral/alert process and the multi-agency response.

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Care Certificate Standard 10.

Through our use of clear content, careful animation, social care and healthcare case studies, interviews, quizzes, further information and guided learning, we can help all your multi-agency staff protect adults with care and support needs.

Everyone has the right to live their life free from abuse and neglect.  Anyone who is aware of abuse has the responsibility to take action.

Launch of Early Help Assessment (CAF) E-Learning

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Kwango is pleased to announce the launch of its Early Help Assessment (CAF) E-Learning course, which is the latest addition to its other popular Children’s Services and Health Care E-Learning Courses.

Early Help Assessment (EHA) is a revision of the Common Assessment Form (CAF), a shared assessment and planning framework for use across all Children’s Services throughout England. It is used for children and young adults who need to access specialist services in addition to the universal services of education and healthcare.

Our Early Help Assessment E-Learning Course aims to help multi-agency practitioners in a number of ways.  These include enabling practitioners to identify children and young people with additional needs early and so help them before things reach crisis point; provide an assessment framework which is available to the whole of the children’s workforce; improve joint working and communication; support information sharing; make assessments more consistent and reduce the number of assessments carried out on children. These will all help improve relationships between practitioners and children, young people and their families.

Through our use of clear content, careful animation, case studies, interviews, quizzes, further information and guided learning, we can help all your multi-agency staff to fully understand the importance of EHA for vulnerable families.

Our Early Help Assessement (CAF) E-Learning course can also be customized to meet your local needs.

Updated Understanding Autism E-Learning

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Kwango is pleased to announce the launch of its updated Understanding Autism E-Learning course, which is the latest addition to its other popular Adult Services, Children’s Services and Health Care E-Learning Courses.

The National Autistic Society estimates that around 1 in every 100 people in the UK may have an Autistic Spectrum Condition.

As highlighted in the new Government Guidelines, ‘Think Autism: Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives…April 2014’, it is essential that Care and Support Services work together to give careful consideration to each person’s particular needs, strengths, talents and wishes.  Support should be person centred and timely to enable them to live fulfilling and rewarding lives within a society that accepts and understands them.

Our Understanding Autism E-learning course is designed for anyone whose job may bring them into day to day contact with Adult and Children with Autism including practitioners within LA, Health, Police and Education Services.

One of our many references includes Gloucestershire/ Gloucestershire NHS:

“Our ASD partnership Board members gave very positive feedback on Kwango Autism programme. Carers, People with ASD, Health & Social Care Practitioners, Service Managers, Commissioners and the National Autistic Society were in attendance so a good cross section of feedback. “

The course aims to help in a number of ways.  These include providing a ‘basic awareness’ level of skills and knowledge as described in the Autism Skills and Knowledge list produced by Skills for Health, Skills for Care and the National Autistic Society.  It offers the very latest 2014 government policy initiative and good practice in supporting Children and Adults with Autistic Spectrum Conditions including the transition between the two and also provides practical approaches, tools and technologies that promote a person centred approach to meeting needs.

Through our use of clear content, careful animation, case studies, interviews, quizzes, action plans, further information and guided learning; staff will gain a great deal of knowledge and ideas for best practice in order to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

Kwango Child Sexual Exploitation E-Learning

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Kwango is pleased to announce the launch of its CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION E-LEARNING course. It is the latest addition to our other popular Children and Healthcare E-Learning Courses.

Our Child Sexual Exploitation E-Learning Course (CSE) has been developed in conjunction with Janet Donaldson, CSE Consultant currently working with Oxfordshire on their Serious Case Review.  The programme was commissioned and influenced by 10 LSCBs – West Berkshire, Kirklees, Wokingham, Enfield, Reading, Windsor & Maidenhead, Gloucestershire, Bracknell, East Sussex and Oxfordshire.

It is designed to provide multi-agency staff with the knowledge, skills and strategies to understand CSE, help prevent it and properly support its victims.

This includes recognising its impact on children, young people and families; engaging more effectively with vulnerable children and young people; knowing what to do if you suspect a child is being groomed or sexually exploited; improving your response to CSE and helping you work better in partnership with other agencies.

Our highly interactive course contains interviews with CSE survivors and professionals and includes reflective thinking & action plans, guided learning and access to further information.

One of our Commissioners, Kirklees LSCB who are using it as pre-learning, refresher and awareness raising for ‘000s of multi-agency staff say:

“We are very happy with the CSE programme. It is easy to read and understand with excellent visuals, pace, great flow and full of loads of important information. It is user-friendly and lots of excellent further reading is included…”

As with all our courses, it can be customised for each individual organisation and allows electronic tracking of user and usage.  It can also be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which gives learners both the advantage and flexibility of completing the course at their own pace and to suit their work schedule.

Increasing understanding of CSE through training and by agencies working together effectively and staying focused on the ultimate goal of keeping children safe, their needs can be met.

Kwango High Quality E-Learning for Schools

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Kwango High Quality E-Learning for Schools – helping you to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Responses to our Children’s Services E-Learning courses within schools are extremely positive.  Berni Webster, Training Manager for Bradstow School, Kent for example, comments:

“We ordered six Kwango E-Learning programmes for our staff training because of the high quality content and the engaging and accessible approach used in the delivery of their courses”

Produced by experts in their field, each course takes about 90 minutes and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Training can be completed at the teacher’s own pace and to suit their work schedules.

Our E-Learning helps busy staff meet their learning needs whilst saving both staff time and money.