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Duty of Care and Nutrition

23 January - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fully funded

Course Description

Learn how to develop strategies to common dilemmas around balancing safety and rights in nutritional care.  Candidates will get a good understanding of the law, and where to apply this in relation to someone with complex needs. A case study approach will be used to consider scenarios where safeguarding protocols may need to be applied.

Mapped to Learning Disability Core Skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how the law relating to mental capacity and human rights may be applied to someone with a learning disability when considering nutritional needs
  • Give examples of how and when you would apply ‘best interests’ around nutrition
  • Identify common dilemmas around duty of care to the individual and the wishes and needs of others related to nutrition
  • Identify case examples where safeguarding protocols have been applied around nutrition
  • Identify systems, processes and practice that safeguards people against malnutrition, dehydration

Requirement & Suitability

This course is suited for any care staff working within Adult Disability Support Organisations.

Learners will be required to complete a workbook and carry out a risk assessment and nutritional planning in the workplace.

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23 January
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded
Courses Category:
Aimed at:
Ancillary Staff, Care Staff, Deputy staff, HR staff, Managers, Registered Nurses, Senior staff, Team Leaders, Training Co-ordinators
Service User focus:
Dementia, Learning Disability, Autism
Care Setting focus:
Residential, Homecare, Care Home, Flexicare, Supported Living, Nursing Home, Hospice