New animation for the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism
A powerful new animation about the Oliver McGowan mandatory training has just launched. The aim of this animation is to help staff and employers across adult social care to understand Oliver’s Training and why it is so important. Please share this with your staff.
We are pleased to share a powerful new animation about The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism: watch animation.
The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism aims to provide the health and social care workforce with the right skills and knowledge to provide safe, compassionate and informed care to autistic people and people with a learning disability. This requirement is set out in the Health and Care Act 2022.
The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training is the government’s preferred and recommended training for health and social care staff. It has been co-produced, co-evaluated and is co-delivered by people with a learning disability and autistic people who are paid for their time.
It was named after Oliver McGowan, whose death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have better training. 400,000 people have already completed part one of the training and the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. “The most powerful e-learning I’ve done in my 20-year career.”
Draft code of practice consultation launched
This week, the government has also launched a consultation on a new draft Oliver McGowan Code of Practice, which outlines how health and care providers who are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) can meet the legislative requirement introduced by the Health and Care Act 2022 to ensure staff receive training on learning disability and autism, appropriate to their role.
The public consultation on the draft code of practice will run for 12 weeks. Following this, the government will consider all consultation responses to inform any final changes to the draft Code of Practice.
Share your views on the draft Code here: Government seeks views on learning disability and autism training – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)