PUPILS at a Burton high school have been declared Dignity Champions thanks to a new qualification.
The Dignity Champions network launched by Staffordshire County Council’s Care Market Development Team is promoting the importance of treating people who receive care with dignity and respect.
Pupils studying health and social care at Paget High School are among the 350 young people in Staffordshire who have completed the Level 1 Working with Dignity Award.
So far 39 Dignity Champions from across the county have joined the network and will be taking to the road to champion the message for Dignity in Care.
Alan White, the council’s cabinet member for care, said: “Our number one priority is to make sure that people in Staffordshire can access the best care possible and they are always treated with dignity and respect.
“The introduction of our Dignity Champions Network is exciting news and will give us some great opportunities to share best practices and contribute to quality social care for the people of Staffordshire.”
People can find out more or join the Staffordshire Dignity Champions Network by contacting the Care Market Development Team on 01785 355795.