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DBS Checks – The Basics

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Most personal assistants will at some time in their career be asked to provide a DBS check because they are working where there are children or vulnerable people. This bulletin summarises some essential information to help you understand what they are, the process for getting one and who might need to have one. What is […]

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Survey of Dementia Social Care Workers

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Skills for Care is conducting some research for the Department of Health to scope the dementia social care workforce. They are really keen to hear more from the sector about current learning and development and gaps in current provision. If you are an employer they would love to hear from you. They have put together […]

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Flu jabs for Personal Assistants

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As of May 2016 it is expected that all front line care staff be offered the flu vaccination by their employer. We’ve collated some information about it which will hopefully be of use. Why PAs are offered vaccination Reducing your chance of catching flu means you’re less likely to pass it onto any employers who […]