28th February OR 28th March 2018
10am start and finish at 1230pm with a 15 minute break
Voluntary Action Orkney Board Room, Bridge Street, Kirkwall.
Do you manage volunteers in your organisation? Are you thinking of attracting volunteers to extend your service provison? Then come along to this short and friendly session for some practical help and a sharing of common issues!

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to –
•Demonstrate an understanding of the definition of volunteering.
•Demonstrate an understanding of the barriers to volunteering.
•Demonstrate an understanding of the volunteer recruitment process.
•Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of a planned Volunteer Induction.
•Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ongoing management and support process for existing volunteers.
•Demonstrate an understanding to the basic principles of the PVG Scheme.
•Demonstrate an understanding of the ‘Saltire Award’.
•Demonstrate an understanding of the ‘Quality Volunteering Award’.

To book, please contact enquiries@vaorkney.org.uk ; There may be a small charge for this course, depending on numbers signing up to attend.

Please take a look at the training on offer in the attached brochure.

If you want to know more about their training please contact Jane Wilson, their Learning & Business Development Lead.  Jane is  happy to present at local meetings to give an overview of their training or provide more detailed information about particular programmes. 

Jane Wilson
Learning & Business Development Lead
Alcohol Focus Scotland
Direct Dial:      0141 572 6598
Mobile: 07739 642713

Email: jane.wilson@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk


Do you know if they need the training? Take a look at OIC’s guidance, part copied below or available here: http://www.orkney.gov.uk/Service-Directory/S/child-protection-training.htlm

Specific Contact Workforce Defined as those who carry out direct work with children, young people or adults at risk; and/or form more in-depth relationships with them; and/or provide specific services to them. These workers may carry out regular work with a child, young person or adult at risk (although this will not always be the case). These workers may be asked to contribute to the risk assessment and risk management process and may be involved in providing ongoing support to some children, young people, adults at risk and other family members. The specific contact workforce require the competences, knowledge and skills associated with the general contact workforce, and some additional competences, knowledge skills to reflect the nature of their involvement with children, young people and adults at risk. Step 2 training is a two day multi-agency course funded and delivered by the Child Protection Committee and includes adult protection training. The group of presenters is representative of the agencies that comprise the Child Protection Committee: there are presenters from Orkney Health and Care, Police Scotland, Education Services, the Voluntary Sector and the Orkney Children’s Reporter. In selecting staff to attend Step 2 training, managers should give priority to staff who have not previously attended a Child Protection training course at this level. It is not intended to function as a refresher course, although staff who last attended training at this level 5 years or more ago would find the training useful and can be referred for a place. • Completion of the NES on-line course is required before attending the two day course.

• The next Step 2 course in 2018 will take place on 16th and 17th May 2018

To book, contact Jennifer Sclater at jennifer.sclater@orkney.gov.uk

Briefing paper for more information on Child Protection training avilable here

link to community Adult Protection training available here 



• Full day Emergency first aid and half day refresher course of basic first aid.
• ½ day Epilepsy awareness
• ½ day epilepsy awareness, buccal  and Nasal midazolam administration refresher training. This course is for people who have already completed the one day course but need to renew their competencies . The recommendations are that the course should be up dated every two years.
• ½ day epilepsy awareness, rectal Diazepam administration. This course is for people who have already been trained but need refreshing.
• 1 day course epilepsy awareness and rescue medication. This course is for carers who may be required to administer rescue Midazolam or Diazepam. Carers Employed or volunteer carers should not be administering this medication unless they have successfully completed a course in rescue medication administration.
Should anybody be interested in these courses or require further information, please contact :
Denize Lace
Assistant Manager/Trainer

Orkney Carers Centre
Crossroads Orkney
Kirkwall Travel Centre
KW15 1UG
01856 870500

Email denize@crossroadsorkney.co.uk

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