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We would like to take the opportunity on behalf of our fostering agency to thank you and especially your trainer for delivering an excellent, highly professional and concise training course to our foster carers. We did enjoy the day and we would like to have this trainer as our tutor in any future training courses.

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More than £1m available for digital social care solutions

NHS Digital is making more than £1 million worth of funding available to support local authorities in the UK with digital social care projects. As part of the Social Care Digital Innovation Programme (SCDIP), ten authorities will each receive up to £30,000 to help fund the design of a digital solution to address specific issues […]

Social media is failing children, warns Children’s Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, has written to leading social media companies to urge them to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children. Following the suicide of 14-year-old Molly Russell, Ms Longfield says that social media companies are still treating children as an “afterthought.” Molly Russell killed herself after viewing distressing images of self-harm on […]

New food labelling laws proposed to prevent allergy deaths

Changes are being proposed to strengthen food labelling laws and prevent more people dying as a result of allergies. Following the tragic death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who suffered an allergic reaction to a sandwich she bought from Pret a Manger in 2016, four new options are being put forward for labelling food which has been […]

National training provider recognised in Customer Outreach Awards

First Response Training has received a Customer Outreach Award 2019 from, meaning it is a trusted provider that is excellent at responding to enquiries. The awards, bestowed earlier this month by the national training course search provider following a mystery shopper exercise, are designed to identify the best training providers, who are responsive to […]

IOSH warns waste collection systems cause musculoskeletal issues

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has warned that waste collection systems used in the UK could be causing significant long-term musculoskeletal issues for workers. IOSH has published research carried out by the University of Greenwich and Glasgow Caledonian University, who studied musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among workers which were caused by different recycling […]

NSPCC calls for children living with domestic abuse to be treated as victims

The NSPCC is calling for changes to be made so that children living with domestic abuse are legally recognised as victims. They say that figures obtained from the Department for Education show that domestic abuse was a factor in nearly a quarter of a million child protection assessments across England in 2017-18. This is more […]

Swimming school owner fined after hundreds of children fell ill

The owner of a swimming school has been prosecuted and fined for putting “the health of children at considerable risk,” when he “chose to ignore health and safety legislation.” Over 160 people, many of whom were young children, fell seriously ill when health and safety failings at a privately-run local swimming pool led to the […]

NHS Trust fined £300k after nurses stabbed

An NHS Trust has been fined £300,000 after failing to take “relatively straightforward steps” to protect the safety of its workers. Two nurses working for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust suffered life-changing, and life-threatening, injuries when they were stabbed multiple times by an individual receiving care in July 2016. The Old Bailey heard how Francis Barrett, […]

Care home fined £50,000 after fall from height

A care home has been prosecuted and fined £50,000 after a worker was severely injured in a fall from height. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) took the move to prosecute the privately owned home at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court after an investigation into the incident revealed that it could “easily have been avoided” if the […]

Mental health charity shares advice to ‘prevent stress and manage change’ in 2019

Marking the start of the New Year, the Mental Health Foundation has shared seven key tips to help people manage their mental health, reduce stress and cope with change in 2019. The Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, Mark Rowland, says this is particularly important this year, as 2019 looks set to be “a […]


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It's really nice to work with someone in training who is so switched on and focussed to our needs. It's a real pleasure. I know that when I have one of those 'Oh no' moments and diary dates clash, our account manager will be there and will sort things out for us.

Learning & Development Office Manager - Domiciliary Care Agency - Birmingham   
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