This course will provide participants with a sound overview of the basic characteristics of Down Syndrome and an outline of how to work positively alongside people with this condition.
It will explore:
- What is Down syndrome?
- How Down syndrome occurs
- Risk factors
- Common recognisable physical features
- The typical physical, learning and social development of people with Down syndrome
- Common medical conditions which are highly prevalent in people with Down syndrome
- The impact of physical care issues on the individuals care and support
- Challenges faced by people with Down syndrome and how these can be overcome
- The ageing process and it’s impact on people with Down syndrome, including dementia
CARE CERTIFICATE In particular, aims to help meet the knowledge required to meet outcomes of standards: 5 & 9
FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS (CQC) In particular the course will enable the provider to help staff from the service demonstrate training has taken place around: Regulations 9 & 10
CARE ACT 2014 GUIDANCE More specifically enables providers and their staff to understand their duties under sections 1 & 10 of the Act (and their subsections)
MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005 – this subject area is woven into presentation and discussion as required during course delivery.
Please note: As far as reasonably possible we have indicated the standards covered.