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Positive Risk Taking in a Learning Disability Setting

Duration

1/2 day

Course Overview


We all take risks in life. From crossing the road to skydiving - everything we do will have some element of risk attached. But for people with learning disabilities, those choices about risk taking are often taken away - services can be risk averse and professionals' concerns about safety can sometimes override the individual's right to make an informed decision.
This course aims to explore the positive side of risk taking, helping you to recognise the value of risk in the lives of the people you support - and to make sure that you understand what the law says about it.

Course Content

  • What risk is, and the effects of trying to live a risk free life
  • The learning disability context
  • Duty of Care
  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Positive risk management

Methods of Delivery


The course uses a range of training methods to provide variety and engagement including: trainer presentation, PowerPoint presentations, flipchart work, group work and discussion, case studies and practical exercises. Delegates will be encouraged to share their own experiences and perspectives throughout. The training is supported by comprehensive learner notes.


  • Learning Objectives
  • Audience
  • Training Considerations
  • Certification
  • Related Courses

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course participants should
  • Understand the risks involved in everyday life
  • Understand the importance of these when working with adults with learning disabilities
  • Understand the what is meant by the terms "duty of care" and "unwise decision"
  • Learn practical skills to support individuals to minimise risks whilst leading a full and active life

Target Audience

Anyone who supports people with learning disabilities

Training Considerations

Certification

The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

Related Courses

Supporting and engaging with People with LD
Introduction to Autism
Proactive Approaches to Challenging Behaviour in a LD setting
Effective Communication with People with LD
 
Positive Risk Taking in a Learning Disability Setting
Duration: 1/2 day

Course overview:
We all take risks in life. From crossing the road to skydiving - everything we do will have some element of risk attached. But for people with learning disabilities, those choices about risk taking are often taken away - services can be risk averse and professionals' concerns about safety can sometimes override the individual's right to make an informed decision.
This course aims to explore the positive side of risk taking, helping you to recognise the value of risk in the lives of the people you support - and to make sure that you understand what the law says about it.

Course content:
· What risk is, and the effects of trying to live a risk free life
· The learning disability context
· Duty of Care
· The Mental Capacity Act 2005
· Positive risk management

Methods of delivery:
The course uses a range of training methods to provide variety and engagement including: trainer presentation, PowerPoint presentations, flipchart work, group work and discussion, case studies and practical exercises. Delegates will be encouraged to share their own experiences and perspectives throughout. The training is supported by comprehensive learner notes.




LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By the end of this course participants should:
· Understand the risks involved in everyday life
· Understand the importance of these when working with adults with learning disabilities
· Understand the what is meant by the terms "duty of care" and "unwise decision"
· Learn practical skills to support individuals to minimise risks whilst leading a full and active life




TARGET AUDIENCE
Anyone who supports people with learning disabilities


TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS


CERTIFICATION
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

RELATED COURSES
Supporting and engaging with People with LD
Introduction to Autism
Proactive Approaches to Challenging Behaviour in a LD setting
Effective Communication with People with LD

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