Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support Ltd

Work Placements & Volunteers

Placements and volunteering are an excellent way for people to gain first-hand experience of working in adult social care

Offering work placements to college students

City College Norwich (CCN)  regularly have Health & Social Care students that are looking for placements in the sector.

  • CCN have a placement team who work with employers to ensure that the placements are set up quickly and effectively
  • They do have to complete a health and safety check for all new placements, however this is very simple and usually takes no longer than ½ hour
  • The placement team will organise for the prospective student to contact each new placement and set up a pre-placement visit

Call City College Norwich on 01603 773311 and ask to speak to someone from the placement team.

Volunteering in care homes - a guide from Skills for Care

Skills for Care worked in partnership with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) to support the Volunteering in Care Homes Project. Skills for Care co-produced the initial induction training for volunteers and the publication 'Sharing time and talents' aimed at supporting organisations and employers to engage volunteers into their service.  It is availabbel to download on the left of this page.

Providing Work Placements and Working with Volunteers - a guide

This guide, written specifically for adult social care employers in Norfolk, provides all the information you need to offer work placements and take on volunteers that ensure a positive experience for all involved.

The guide has been produced by Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support and the Britten Partnership with funding from Norfolk County Council. Download it from the left or by clicking the image below.

[N.B. This guide was written in 2014]

Guidance for providers and registered managers about Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for work placements in adult social care settings registered with the Care Quality Commission.

A useful CQC guidance document about DBS checks for work placements can be downloaded on the left of this page.

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