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Monthly archives for February, 2010

Vetting and Barring Scheme

Posted on 9th February 2010 by

Last nights Panarama dealt with some of the problems of the new Independent Safeguarding Authority Vetting and Barring Scheme. Impetus staff think it will have a significant negative impact on volunteering but, more importantly wont do much to safeguard vulnerable people. As the social work professor said on the programme, it is a scheme designed to safeguard the backs of organisations and the government not vulnerable people. If the equivalent resources were put into improving safeguarding practice and improving public knowledge then the impact on child and vulnerable adult safety would be far greater. This really is a political disgrace.

Empowerment

Posted on 2nd February 2010 by

Here is a training video that I was asked to participate in about empowerment in public services.
http://showcase.hcaacademy.co.uk/debate/engaging-communities-empowering-people-how-can-we-help-citizens-to-become-problem-solvers-1.html#films or a shorter link http://tinyurl.com/y8o2g7n

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