The Adult and Child Protection Committee intends that all staff and volunteers who work for partner agencies should be aware of issues around adult protection and understand what action to take if adults are at risk of harm.  The aim in producing the training CD Rom is to provide this information in a format which is accessible in the workplace and for individuals or groups in the community.  It is hoped that as many staff/volunteers as possible will be given the opportunity to work through the CD Rom and subsequently to discuss any questions or concerns with a line manager, fellow committee member or Service Manager (Adult Social Work Team).
Copies of this CDRom are available for voluntary organisations from Edwina Lloyd at VAO.
Adult Support and Protection – new presentation of information.
This presentation, supplied by OIC’s Adult Services, explains the process that is to be taken when someone has concerns about a fellow adult community member, and any subsequent official investigaton or action should this be deemed necessary.

Please take this link to view the presentation.

Any further questions or queries should be addressed to the Adult Services duty social worker at OIC, Tel 873535 and ask for them.

Further information can be found here



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Funding available for 15 different courses all at level 2 here and ready to go.


They can offer the following: -

• Caring for Children and Young People
• Team Leading
• Dignity and Safeguarding
• Management of Diabetes
• Infection Control
• Mental Health Awareness
• Dementia Care
• Safe Handling of Medication
• Information, Advice and Guidance
• Common Health Conditions
• Nutrition and Health
• Business Administration
• Customer Service
• Equality and Diversity
• Understanding Autism
No face to face induction needed and you will have the support of an experienced tutor throughout the duration of your course! All Courses are online courses and are fully flexible!

Criteria for the courses is that all must be aged 17+ and a resident of Scotland.

If a learner starts a course and doesn’t complete the individual will be charged a fee of £85.00.

They can provide a course overview for any courses listed so if you require any, please contact
Jenna Davies
Account Manager

01429 807252 (Direct Line)

7 Scarborough Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7DA

direct line is 01429 807252



The PQASSO quality framework is a simple, easy to use framework especially designed for voluntary organisations. By carrying out an assessment of your organisation you can:

  • "Health-check" your organisation and make sure you are fit and ready for the future
  • Look at the areas that will bring most benefit to you and your service users
  • Improve the quality of information gathering and decision making
  • Build more effective relationships with funders, partners and service users
  • Achieve what you set out to do and deliver the benefits to the community that are most needed

VAO staff can support you through the PQASSO process. To get started, we will provide training for one or two people from your team. Many of the processes are done alongside and are part of your existing work and so the workload can be spread over a period of time to suit you and your organisation.

To find out more about how PQASSO can help your organisation contact Edwina Lloyd.

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