Creating a fairer Britain
Title of guidance:
Year published: 2010
Length: 8 documents / 110 pages + 32 PowerPoint slides
Format: PDF, PowerPoint
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Producer/ Publisher: Department of Health
Type of organisation: Public authority
Adult Social Care | Health | Children's Services | Local government | Housing | Education and schools | European Convention on Human Rights | Human Rights Act | GB wide| Case studies
Audience: Service management | Front-line service personnel | Service management
Topics: Human rights | balancing competing rights | dignity | autonomy | mental capacity | learning disability | disability | voluntary / third sector
This is a set of training materials designed for use in training sessions provided to frontline workers – primarily health and social care workers – who are supporting people with a learning disability. The training covers:
Readers should look first at the document Trainer’s notes: Human rights and people with learning disabilities. This document explains the suggested structure of the training and the ways in which the other documents can be used as aids during training or hand outs. The stated audience comprises chief executives of Primary Care Trusts, NHS Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities and Care Trusts, directors of adult and of children’s social services. The materials will also be of interest to those involved in service delivery and to trainers.
This is a set of materials designed for use in training provided to frontline workers – primarily health and social care workers – who are supporting people with a learning disability. The materials are comprehensive – and in many cases could be used exactly as suggested to deliver good training sessions. They could also be adapted or added to to deliver more tailored training sessions.
This review has grouped and ordered the different documents according to their function – as such, it differs in its order to the list of documents on the Department of Health website.
Although this appears last on the list of documents readers should look at this document first. It is the core of the materials and explains how the package fits together. It provides a suggested structure for a one-day training session. The session’s learning outcomes are that participants will:
The document includes an overview of the training session, learning outcomes (as above), a plan with timings, and detailed notes for the trainer. It explains the ways in which the other documents can be used as aids during training or hand outs. Many of the other documents are included in this as appendices. The document includes five appendices:
This is intended to provide basic information for trainers. It covers:
This provides five fictional scenarios for use in the training. The scenarios represent realistic situations and difficulties that arise in the course of work with people with learning disabilities. In each case a commentary is provided about the human rights implications of the scenario. The scenarios concern:
These list human rights and can be printed for the training session.
This contains legal cases and other experiences that trainers may find useful. They provide examples of ways in which human rights have been used in practice to challenge poor treatment and/or improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.
This provides references for resources on human rights and learning disability, covering general reading, further reading, useful organisations and case law resources.
The document also includes slides from a power point presentation to accompany the training session (see below).
This is a power point presentation to accompany the training session outlined in the document Trainer’s notes: Human rights and people with learning disabilities.
The materials include a number of handouts to accompany the training session:
This outlines the five fictional scenarios. As a handout to stimulate discussion it does not include the commentary that is found in Appendix 2 of Trainer’s notes: Human rights and people with learning disabilities.
This is an overview of the Human Rights Act (HRA), which can be used as a handout. It covers:
The document includes a useful list of steps that those working with people with learning disabilities can take to ensure their work complies with the HRA.
This is the same as Appendix 5 of Trainer’s notes: Human rights and people with learning disabilities.
This presents, in tabular form, a list of rights contained in the HRA and possible situations in which they might be relevant.
This document outlines research that informed the above materials. The research looked at existing materials relating to human rights issues produced for use by people with learning disabilities. A self-advocacy group was asked to review 21 documents. Their discussions are presented in this document. The research also looked at two projects using human rights either in training or as an operating principle for risk assessment or risk management. The document makes recommendations for the development of future materials.
This is an Easy read version of Human Rights Materials for use by People with Learning Disabilities. It explains why the research was carried out; summarises the key findings of the self advocacy group; and presents the recommendations for producing future materials.
The materials cover practice issues arising in health and social care for people with learning disabilities.
For example, in relation to the right not to be subject to inhuman or degrading treatment, these include:
In relation to the right to respect for private and family life, these include:
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