Pivotal year for the safeguarding sector in 2018
2018 could be a pivotal year for the safeguarding sector – one in which it's never been more important to invest in training.
Staff training within nurseries: learning and development for all ages
Online training can be a time-saving and cost effective solution for busy nurseries, but how can you make sure your training is appropriate?
Charity sector insights for 2018
2018 is shaping up to be a monumental year for the charity sector, so it's important that organisations are ready for all the changes the coming months will bring.
GDPR in children and adult services
Information sharing is a critical aspect of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. So how can you make sure the correct information is shared once the GDPR comes into force?
Are there really just three key opportunities for learning and development in charities?
In December 2011, the Leadership 20:20 Commission established by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations published a series of recommendations.
Considerations for managing volunteers in your charity
It’s important we define exactly what a volunteer is before we look into how to effectively manage them within your organisation.
Using our free resources to support your charity's Learning and Development strategy
Virtual College has developed a range of free resources in order to support frontline professionals, such as those for charities and safeguarding organisations. Here are our top tips for making the most of them.
Bespoke safeguarding training vs off-the-shelf courses
In the Safeguarding sector, Bespoke and off-the-shelf courses can achieve knowledge based outcomes and encourage a positive behaviour change in learners.
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) gained Royal assent in 2005 and has been fully in force since 2007. In 2009, amendments were made to the MCA to include the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (or DoLS), but what are they for?