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Dignity in Care

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On average this
course contributes
1-2 hours
towards your CPD

'Dignity' can be a difficult term to define. This is because dignity means different things to different people and can cover a wide range of topics. We believe that dignity is about ensuring that people in care are treated with dignity and respect in adult social care whatever the setting.

The 2006 the Department of Health sought views from members of the public and health and social care staff to help identify examples where services did not treat people with dignity and respect. The study categorized the examples into four main areas, the environment that care and support being provided in, attitudes and behavior of workers, the culture of care within the organization and in care activities. Whilst poor service must always be challenged to ensure service respects people's dignity, we should not forget there are many examples of good practice.

On completion of this module learners will have covered these learning objectives:

  • Understand how the people we support might feel when not treated with dignity and respect
  • Know what constitutes best practise when providing services with dignity and respect
  • Understand why inappropriate staff attitudes and practices must be challenged
  • Ensure all staff working in adult social care employ best practise
  • Understand the ten key aspects of the Department of Health's Dignity Challenge

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Definition of Dignity
  • Safeguarding and Dignity
  • Social Policy, Legislation & Summary

Target Audience

This module is aimed at anyone working with adults in a social care setting, alongside other providers of public services for example hospitals, care homes or community support services.


With over 50 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

What our customers have said

I liked that it had clear examples from real life situations
17/02/2017 JS
I like that it is interactive and talks you through the module rather than leaving you to read the material
02/02/2017 AW
I liked that I had to click onto certain parts to bring up the information rather than just reading a block of writing
19/01/2017 LH
There was a great deal of information but delivered in bitesize pieces
15/05/2016 SV
It was good to refresh my brain in this area and highlight, perhaps, where I have witnessed poor practice
25/04/2016 LE
How everything was explained in a way that I could understand.
10/04/2016 JD
The module was easy to read and set out in a way that you can understand. It was easy to navigate through the modules to.
26/03/2016 CS
I liked how easy it was to work through, plus it made you think about the way I treat the people I support
30/01/2016 JW
blockquote>The challenges and practice questions were really helpful because it made you think about the things you had just learnt.
The module is broken down so it is easier to follow and understand which i felt you could digest it better.
18/01/2016 JH
Easy to understand as it is not overloaded with information
21/10/2015 LH
Themes and definitions of dignity in care were interesting. The situational factors that impact on dignity in care were also interesting
16/10/2015 JH
There was a lot of relevant information given in easy to read bullet point format
AS 24/07/2015
I found it all very interesting and informative I have thoroughly enjoyed doing the course
MH 03/07/2015
I really enjoyed the course and its contents. It has highlighted area's not previously known
TM 18/06/2015
The system was quite simple and relatively straight forward to negotiate. The content was enlightening providing much information on the topic itself whilst providing information on further sources of related material
DM 19/01/2015

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1-2 hours.

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