Viewpoint Linking education and practice: working together to protect vulnerable adults in Cardiff Andrea Giordano Service Manager Protection of Vulnerable Adults Judith Badmington Training and Development Ofﬁcer, Cardiff Council Staff need to be able to consider their individual and organisational roles in relation to preventing, identifying and responding to abuse and neglect. Practice and education need to be closely linked to ensure that education and training are not provided in isolation from social care practice. Linking education and practice is one method by which staff within the statutory, independent and voluntary sector agencies can be assisted to do this. It is essential that staff actively engage in a process of lifelong learning to keep abreast of developments, to ensure ﬁtness for practice throughout their working lives. This proactive engagement in continuous development is fundamental to the ability of the individual and of its organisation to prevent abuse of vulnerable adults. The provision of interagency education can support organisations to establish a positive service culture and challenge participants to reﬂect upon their practice and the practice of others. The challenge of delivering Protection Of Vulnerable Adult (POVA) education in practice The existing education and practice relationships within Cardiff were reviewed
The Journal of Adult Protection – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 1, 2007
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