CPEA Ltd has been awarded a second contract by Pennaf Housing Association to deliver Level 2 POVA training to their staff. The first contract last year was targeted to housing contact centre staff, though other staff such as maintenance teams, who had contact with vulnerable children and adults, were involved in the sessions. Separate training was provided to the senior management team.
Pennaf have opened a number of residential care and nursing homes in North Wales and had new starters within their group and therefore required further training. This year the target audience are care practitioners working with older people in the care/nursing homes, project workers dealing with children and vulnerable adults and again maintenance staff who are in contact with vulnerable groups when carrying out repairs.
A total of 18 sessions are being delivered in various Pennaf training facilities in St Asaph, Colwyn Bay, Chirk and Wrexham from April to July 2012. The bespoke courses help participants gain an understanding and confidence about safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. The courses provide a brief outline on how to recognise abuse and appropriate actions to take in respect of any allegations, disclosures or concerns within the context of local safeguarding procedures.