Pattinson Milburn Training

Other Training Sessions

We also deliver a series of ‘off-the-shelf’ training sessions based upon our core competences:

An Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act (half day)

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is legislation that presumes that people have capacity to make their own decisions, unless it is proven otherwise via the Functional Capacity Test.

This training programme is an introductory course outlining the purpose and key objectives of the Act for anyone working with the public, where there may be issues relating to their capacity to make their own decisions. This act affects many professions but particularly those working within the Police Service, Prison Service, those working within the NHS and Social Care etc.

Mental Capacity Act – Role of the Decision Maker

This training programme is aimed at those who may be required to actually undertake an assessment of someone’s mental capacity and as well as providing a basic overview of the Act, will also demonstrate how to complete an assessment of mental capacity as specified within the Act and guidance from the Department of Health.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and is there for people who have not got capacity to make their own decisions, and are supported within an environment or regime, which may deprive them of their liberty. This legislation has been introduced to safeguard those who could be particularly vulnerable to abuse and ensure that any constraints on the way that they live their lives is appropriate, relevant and under constant review.

Safeguarding Adults and Children

We can provide awareness raising training in respect of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children for all levels of the workforce. This programme also includes the impact of Domestic Violence and Risk Assessment (with the focus on safety planning and a multi-agency approach to assist organisations who may need to address these issues). This training programme can be offered on either a half-day basis for basic awareness raising, or one-day for a more in-depth understanding around domestic violence, safeguarding and its underlying issues. These programmes are suitable for those working within a variety of roles, dealing directly or indirectly with domestic abuse.

MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences)

There are over 230 MARACs operating throughout the country. We can provide a one day awareness raising course to familiarise staff with the complete MARAC process. This will include how to make referrals and use of the risk identification checklist.

Infection Control

Infection Control is a very important part of caring for people, whether they are in a hospital or a care environment. We offer a half-day awareness programme for those working with people who may be vulnerable to infections including MRSA, Clostridium Difficile Infection etc. to help prevent the spread of potentially life threatening infections within health and social care environments.

We are also able to deliver training sessions on the following areas, but these will not be core services:

Leadership & Management Development

We have suitable experience and are appropriately qualified to offer training, advice and guidance in relation to the Investors in People standard to all levels of your workforce. In addition, we are able to offer training in developing leadership, management and supervisory skills, to help your business develop and maximise its potential through its people. We can also provide Human Resources training i.e. Equality & Diversity, Sickness Absence Management, Discipline & Grievance, Appraisal etc.

Forced Marriage & Honour Based Violence Training

Forced marriage is where people are coerced into a marriage against their will and under ‘duress’ (physical and emotional pressure). This is very different from ‘arranged marriage’, where the consent of both parties is present and is a tradition that has operated successfully within many communities for centuries. This short course provides an overview of the issues surrounding forced marriage including its impact on those involved and the challenges facing agencies dealing with the often tragic consequences to victims and their families.