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The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism

Aiming to save lives by ensuring the health and social care workforce have the right skills and knowledge to provide safe, compassionate and informed care to autistic people and people with a learning disability. 

Updated: November 2023

The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism is named after Oliver McGowan, whose death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have better training. The Health and Care Act 2022 introduced a requirement that regulated service providers must ensure their staff receive learning disability and autism training appropriate to their role.     

The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism is the standardised training that was developed for this purpose and is the government's preferred and recommended training for health and social care staff. 

The government has now closed the consultation on the draft Oliver McGowan Code of Practice. The consultation feedback is now being anaylsed. For more information and updates, visit the gov.uk Oliver McGowan code of practice consultation webpage

Together we can prevent the many avoidable deaths like Oliver’s from happening again. The animation below aims to help staff and employers across health and social care to understand Oliver's Training and why it is so vitally important.

To find out more about how to access Oliver's Training, please visit the FAQ webpage first.

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