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safeguarding training

It’s been 10 years since the tragic death of little Peter Connelly. And around 17 years since Victoria Climbié died at the hands of her guardians. And these examples are unfortunately far from alone. From the highly documented case of Jimmy Savile, to the disturbing stories of abuse at Winterbourne care home. Each of these highlight the continuing risks faced by children and vulnerable adults.

But while there’s no doubt that all these examples are devastating, we’ve come a long way in improving how we protect the country’s children and vulnerable adults. Reviews of existing statutory child protection guidance, improved joint working of councils, police and the NHS and increased public awareness, each play a significant role. But safeguarding training has also transformed over the last few years. In fact, today, many of the UK’s employers and agencies make it a priority for all new and existing employees.

Importance of safeguarding training

Safeguarding is everyone’s business and responsibility. But even more so for employers, regulators, training providers and recruitment agencies, who must ensure they understand their changing responsibilities and obligations. After all, while the improved public awareness and multi-agency approach is extremely positive, we cannot become complacent.

For individuals who regularly come into contact with vulnerable adults, children and young people, they must understand the signs to look out for of abuse or neglect and know what to do about such concerns. This is why appropriate safeguarding training is so crucial. It will also help professionals to:

  • Recognise signs of child maltreatment.
  • Understand how the physical and mental health of parents or carers can affect a child.
  • Appreciate the full impact of domestic violence.
  • Understand the risks linked with the internet and social networking.
  • Develop a basic knowledge of the latest and relevant legislation.
  • Know what to do if they have concerns.

Why video based e-learning?

E-learning has transformed the way we learn, study and train. But over the last few years, video-based training has become the most common and effective method of employee training. After all, it offers a shorter, more focused and engaging way to learn. In fact, when delivered correctly, the benefits of video-based e-learning include:

  • More persuasive.
  • Allows for training ‘on the go’ with the use of smartphones.
  • Supports on-demand bite-sized microlearning, providing training just at the moment you need it.
  • Cost effective.
  • Adds life to an eLearning course by making it effective and engaging.
  • Increases learner engagement and participation.
  • Maximises the chance of the learner remembering the information, without feeling overloaded.
  • Provides a simple and practical learning experience.

VideoTile provide interactive video based training courses, including safeguarding training. Our course will help learners to understand and recognise the signs of abuse and neglect among the children, young people and vulnerable adults they have responsibility of protecting.

 

discrimination training

When did your employees last receive equality, diversity and discrimination training? Google may be looking to arrange some training after the firm recently hit the headlines for sacking one of its software engineers for writing an ‘anti-diversity memo’. The engineer had written a document which criticised Google’s diversity efforts. It attributed the tech industry’s gender imbalance to biological differences between the sexes. The memo subsequently went viral and saw Google’s CEO respond in with a statement. In it, the CEO outlined that Google found it offensive to suggest that a set of colleagues have qualities that make them more or less biologically matched to the company’s work. He said this suggestion was offensive and contrary to the company’s basic values and code of conduct.

This has inevitably sent ripples through the tech industry. But it should also reinforce the importance of equality, diversity and discrimination training to all employers.

Essential training

Equality and diversity in the workplace has become increasingly important in recent years. While it’s nice to think that both these issues can manage themselves in the modern working world, they sometimes require extra support. Problems in the workplace can often occur because of a lack of understanding, rather than any malice or prejudice. And this is why training is so crucial.

Engage your staff with video-based courses

Video-based e-learning provides people with the opportunity to watch ‘real life’ scenarios and to encourage them to look at their own behaviour and how it can affect others. In fact, video training has transformed training and provides employees with a much more engaging and meaningful way to receive their training.

Equality, diversity and discrimination training, delivered through video-based e-learning, provides employers with an opportunity to:

  • Attract and retain the best and most talented employees.
  • Create more positive working relationships.
  • Encourage greater productivity.
  • Improve teamwork and increase performance.
  • Become more attractive to customers.
  • Develop a more creative and innovative approach.
  • Reduce the risk and costs of potential legal action.

The more you do to tackle discrimination in the workplace, the less issues you should need to deal with. And therefore, the less chance you will find yourself and your organisation facing potential legal proceedings.

To enable you to ensure your employees receive the best equality, diversity and discrimination training, VideoTile provide interactive video training courses. Wherever your staff are based, they can access this engaging video-based course to keep your organisation one step ahead.

 

Perspectives in eLearning 2017 - VideoTile Learning

HOW TO BECOME A VIDEOTILE LEARNING DISTRIBUTION PARTNER

At VideoTile Learning we create interactive video based e learning courses in a variety of subjects including:

  • Health and Safety
  • Social Care
  • Business Skills

We have an extensive range of Approved and Accredited online courses that are exclusively available via our Distribution Partner Network.

WHAT OUR PARTNERS RECEIVE

Our Partners receive a fully branded solution for seamless integration into their existing website and business process.mmAs your e-learning partner, our technical, creative and marketing resources are at your disposal.

All distribution partners receive a pack of branded marketing materials, training on how to sell and get value from our courses together with support from VideoTiles own ‘Above the Line’ marketing campaigns.

VIDEOTILE E-LEARNING COURSES

VideoTile works with you to integrate online training into your business, helping you add value and make the courses available to your customers.

In addition to selling the courses as a commodity to generate profit and turnover, there are many other ways our partners use our courses to be more competitive in the market place. These include:

  • Using the courses in conjunction with classroom training
  • As refresher training
  • As modules in apprenticeships
  • In packages or bundles with other products and services

And don’t forget, all the new companies you connect with using our online training will want to know what else your organisation can offer. So, it’s a great marketing tool too!

Our partners come from a variety of different sectors including…

  • Training Organisations
  • Health and Safety Consultants
  • Providers of Apprenticeships
  • HR Companies
  • Insurance Services
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Recruitment
  • Safety Equipment and Alarm Specialists

So, if you’re looking to offer online training to your customers, contact us today, we’d love to hear from you.