Weekly outline

  • Launch of Supporting Staff Attendance

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    Healthy Working Lives has developed a new eLearning module to support staff attendance.

    Start the Supporting Staff Attendance course.

    The module aims to help you as a manager, or employer to manage absence in the workplace and provide support for your employees when they need it.

    The module covers aspects such as:

    • policy development
    • the Fit Note
    • return to work plans.

  • Sensible Risk Assessment

    Welcome to the latest Health and Safety virtual learning course from Healthy Working Lives - Sensible Risk Assessment Module


    This course is free to access via our virtual learning platform and will provide you with up to date knowledge and resources on risk assessments.

    The Sensible Risk Assessment Module is designed for anyone that has health and safety responsibilities for a group of people and should take no longer than 45 mins to an hour to complete. This module explains the principles, process and benefits of risk assessments within organisations and gives you access to materials and further resources to help you complete a risk assessment. 

    The course is reviewed every 12 months and we encourage customer feedback on the course to help us constantly improve our learning modules. Your feedback is valuable to us.

  • Child Poverty, Health and Wellbeing

    • New Child Poverty, Health and Wellbeing
      eLearning module now on the VLE

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      This module aims to raise your awareness of child poverty in Scotland and how poverty can impact on children and young people’s health and wellbeing. 

      The module will look at causes of child poverty, how it is measured and you will spend time considering your role in tackling child poverty.

      This module will provide learning support on child poverty for health visitors and midwives – through both undergraduate programmes in higher education institutions and continuing professional development in Scotland – and support them to consider their role in helping to assist children and their families who are living in poverty and affected by austerity.

      In addition, this resource will be particularly relevant to individuals working across health, social care, education, the public sector and people who are in contact with children at work.

      The module has been produced through partnership working and stakeholder engagement, and was overseen by a steering group consisting of a range of partners from the health and third sector to shape the content.  

      Click on the link below to access the module.

      Child Poverty Health and Wellbeing