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 Avoiding Medication Errors Training

Three of the last four independent safeguarding investigations we have undertaken relate to errors in administering medication to young people. These sessions aim to deal with issues proactively, minimising risk to young people and avoiding the need for external scrutiny. We focus on a root cause analysis approach, with space between the sessions to audit your own setting and to share the learning with colleagues on your return.

the course

Session 1:

A history of administering medication

The guidance

Effective policy frameworks

Root cause analysis

Session 2:

Learning from the audits

Leadership and management oversight

Strengthening your medication administration culture

the trainer

The sessions are led by Christine Freestone. Chris has a career history spanning Responsible Individual and head teacher roles, as an inspector and lead inspector, a trainer and Regulation 44 visitor and originally as a paediatric nurse. She brings a depth of knowledge and pragmatic approach that minimises risk, anticipates issues and keeps a strong focus on the experience of children and young people.


The course will be running online until face-to-face training can resume.

If you’re unable to make this one but are interested, or have eight or more managers and wish to run the event at your venue, please contact us.

booking and dates

This one day course is delivered over two half day online sessions for £160+VAT.

If you have booked five places the sixth place is free.

ICHA, NAFPSW Forum, and RI Network members receive a 25% discount – members price is £120+VAT

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