Course Profile

Course Profile: Administrating of Medication
(For Children’s Services)
(1 Day)
Carers and staff have a duty of care to the young people they are responsible for. When it comes to the safe administration of medication there is a comprehensive set of legal frameworks to assure that children are kept healthy and safe.

This course has been designed to provide everyone concerned in the care of young people with an understanding of drugs and medications law and the minimum standards that are set out for their use.  Starting from the premise of capacity, competencies, delegated authority and ending with practical examples using MAR sheets provided, this course will be useful for new starters and experienced carers needing a refresher.
The course provides some knowledge for
QCF Units: CYP 3/1, CYP 3/2, CYP3/6, CYP3/7, SCMP3, SHC32, YPO06, CYPOP7, HSC 3047
The course is designed for front line staff working at all levels in Health & Social Care contexts.
Foster carers and residential carers at all levels
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • Drugs and medication law
  • The concepts of capacity and competence
  • The law for giving medication and drugs
  • The minimum standards which govern medication and what do they mean for carers
  • Issues regarding children self-medicating
  • Frazer Guidelines
  • The implications for staff
  • Dosage and routes of administrations
  • The different types of drugs
  • What is a MAR Sheet
  • How MAR Sheets are completed
  • How we deal with storage and disposal
Training methods utilised include: Presentations, Games, Activity sheets, Feedback, Discussion, Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Group work, DVD and Handouts