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The App consists of a mixture of explanations of key points of knowledge and includes exercises to help the user apply some of the principles from the information provided. There is also additional information in the form of videos and relevant website links which have been included to enhance the user’s understanding and knowledge of these key areas.
The App is divided into the following four key content areas - crucial areas of training that all domiciliary workers should understand and put into practice to ensure service users receive the high standard of care they deserve.
• Values and Behaviours - what are values; what is person centred practice and scenarios to test workers understanding; what is the difference between respect and dignity and scenarios that help clarify the 6 areas included in the NISCC Codes of Practice for Social Care.
• Safeguarding – information on types of abuse and signs of abuse; scenarios to explain/test how a worker might know that abuse is happening and why domiciliary care workers should know about safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.
• Administration of Medications – the dos and don’ts of administering medication including a link to the NISCC Guidance on Administration of Medications.
• Service user health and well-being – key information to help workers recognise and prevent pressure sores and ensure good skin care; the dos and don’ts for infection control; good hand washing practice and techniques; crucial things to remember about personal protective equipment and safe food handling and why risk assessments are important and should be adhered to.
The App has been developed and produced by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISSC) in partnership with domiciliary care providers; Bryson Care and Extra Care and representatives from the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, the Safe Guarding Board, the Regulations and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA), the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and the DHSSPSNI.
The App was also developed by NISCC in partnership with the Skills for Care and Development partners (Skills for Care, Care Council for Wales and the Scottish Social Care Council) as part of the Mobile Knowledge and Learning Solutions (MKLS) two year project – a project that aims to deliver knowledge and learning into users hands, helping them refresh their learning “on the go” as and when they need it.
Download our free App to read more about us, our values and related information. You can also view image galleries, securely access your child's portfolio, catch up with our latest news and events, receive notifications of upcoming events and access waiting list and enrolment information.
- Catch up with our latest news and events
- Quickly contact us or get directions
- Read about our values, parents handbook and other related information
- View image galleries
- Download a waiting list application
- Send us a photo for our galleries
- Securely access your child's portfolio
- View vacancy alerts
This is a free resource that has been designed to enable registered childminders to plan a safe environment in which children can grow and develop.
Childminders are key people who offer an important service to young children and their parents. Being entrusted with the care of a child carries with it the challenge of balancing safety with encouraging the natural curiosity and exploration which allows children to learn and develop resilience. To achieve this, registered childminders must be able to minimise risks through having in place good health and safety processes in the home. That way, children can enjoy structured self-directed everyday play activities in a home where health and safety requirements have been anticipated and planned for in advance.
The Minimum Standards for Childminding and Day Care for children under Aged 12 require childminders to have core training in Health and Safety. To enable childminders to meet this requirement, the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has developed the App in partnership with NICMA, the Childminding Association, the HSCT Early Years Teams and Childcare Partnerships.
The free resource will help childminders
• Understand how to plan and provide environments and services that support children and young people’s health and safety
• Be able to recognise and manage risk to health, safety and security in the work-setting or outings
• Understand how to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves
• Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness in work settings and outings.
The content of the app has been tailored specifically for childminders who are caring for children in their own homes and has been endorsed by the Health and Social Care Board (HSB) for use by registered childminders throughout Northern Ireland.
ParentLIVE enables parents to do the following essential activities:
1. Access the details of more than one child (if any) using a single login
2. Keep track of each child’s attendance and assignments
3. Stay well-informed of any important school announcements
Download our free App to read more about us and our services. You can also make enquiries, send us a photo of your child's art work, read and leave reviews, track and attend our latest events of interest.
- Quickly contact us or get directions to us
- Make enquiries
- Send a photo of your child's art work
- Read about our services and related reference material
- Track and attend our latest events
- Read and leave reviews
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Please let us know of any compatibility issues with your Android device!!! We will endeavor to get it working for you.
Parents simply choose the type of childcare they are looking for and enter their postcode to see a list of local childcare providers. Over 400,000 childcare providers are listed including over 150,000 babysitters, 70,000 nannies and 50,000 registered childminders.
Each childcare provider has their own profile so you can read more about them and their services. Childcare provider profiles contain information such as My Qualifications, My Experience, My Availability and My Fees.
-‐ Free registration
-‐ Search for local childcare providers by postcode or near current location
-‐ Add a free profile detailing your specific childcare requirements
-‐ Read and reply to enquiries from local childcare providers
-‐ Read reviews of childcare providers from other parents
-‐ Upgrade to gold membership to initiate contact with all childcare providers and to view direct contact details of childcare providers
CHILDCARE PROVIDER FEATURES
-‐ Free registration
-‐ Search for local parents seeking childcare by postcode or near current location
-‐ Add a free profile detailing your childcare services
-‐ Read and reply to enquiries from local parents
-‐ Upgrade to gold membership to initiate contact with all parents and childcare providers
The Childcare.co.uk app includes a secure messaging system so childcare providers and parents can communicate without having to reveal any personal details until they feel safe to do so. Itʼs free to read and reply to messages received and also free to contact gold members.
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