Register of Qualified Vision Rehabilitation Workers and Qualified Habilitation Specialists
The purpose of the register is to:
It is vital that the public, employers, commissioners and workers have a clear understanding of the professional risks associated with practice. Vision rehabilitation is focused on enabling people who are losing (or have lost) their sight to do things they used to do with sight and some of these are intrinsically risky. Poor practice, or practice undertaken by an unqualified worker (where they are untrained for a specific risk) creates avoidable risk. RWPN has created an "Assessment of Professional Risk" associated with the key tasks of a Vision Rehabilitation Worker. The final page of the document provides a matrix for understanding the documented risk.
RWPN's register is an Accredited Register with the Professional Standards Agency, and has been endorsed as best practice by ADASS (Assocation of Directors of Adult Social Services) and Visionary (the representative body for local Vision Impaired Charities and organisations). Rehabilitation registration Position Statement May 2019.docx
This video explains the purpose of an Accredited Register