Essential Skills for Support Planning and Risk Assessments
Duration 1 day
This one day course is designed to enable staff to reflect upon the skills required to work successfully with service users in terms of support planning and risk assessment and management. The day is designed to promote dialogue between participants and self-reflection.
This topic will be considered in the light of the Care Act, 2014 and the changes it requires of staff in terms of the wellbeing principle, co-production and outcomes (evidence becomes even more essential to indicate best practice than ever before).
- Overview of the Care Act 2014 and the link to care and support planning and risk management including the wellbeing principle and rights to advocacy
- Key skills of support planning and risk management
- Outcome focused, Asset based support plans
- Definition of risk, assessing risk, promoting positive risk taking
- Review of what a support plan must cover
- The link to motivation
- Setting SMART goals
Methods of Delivery
The trainer uses a variety of PowerPoint presentation, flipchart work, discussion and group work to ensure that all course objectives are met, while providing a safe, open forum for delegates to exchange views and best practices, in line with the appropriate company policy.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
By the end of the course learners should
- understand the elements of the Care Act, 2014, that relate to support planning: the wellbeing principle, what must be included in a plan, the right to advocacy and the duty of prevention
- be able to describe what is meant by an Asset based approach to support planning: including circles of support; and important to/for
- be able to work within the 3 core conditions of person-centred working
- be able to set SMART goals
- be able to assess risk using the 'two factor' approach
- understand the importance of positive risk taking and proportionality
- be able to describe Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Vroom's valence model of motivation
- be able to explain the change cycle and how it can link to 'resistance' and lack of motivation
All staff involved in the processes of support planning and risk assessment/management.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
Assessing, Managing & Mitigating Risk