Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the training?

The training to use the Sit & See Tool is a day training programme delivered in the organisation. The size of the group can be between 6 and 18 participants   The course examines care and compassion and how we show it and experience it for ourselves. Participants will learn how to observe care and compassion, how to record it and how to feed back to staff. The course also enables participants to learn, reflect and discuss care and compassion and challenge reason given about why compassionate care cannot be given, in a safe environment but with an experienced external facilitator.

On successful completion of the course the certified observers will be able to have unlimited use of the tool in their organisation.

Every two years certified observers will be expected to attend a one day update. The day will include reflection and discussion about how the tool assists in promoting a positive culture of care, how positive care and compassion is celebrated and how observers can use the evidence to uphold positive practice.

Who can be trained to use the tool?

Anyone can be trained to use the tool, no medical, nursing or educational expertise is required.
How does an organisation start to use the tool?

Simply complete the enquiry form and you will be contacted to discuss your training needs . Once training has been delivered to suite your services, you will be able to use the tool as often as you feel appropriate.

How does an organisation start to use the tool?

Simply complete the enquiry form and you will be contacted to discuss your training needs . Once training has been delivered to suite your services, you will be able to use the tool as often as you feel appropriate.

I visit the homes and will do a Sit&See as often as I can. Also, for example I did one over lunch in our new home because I wanted to see the resident experience.”

I think it will be used to celebrate care and compassion and raise the self-esteem of staff – employee of the month type stuff, referring to the tool – it was recognised that this person is particularly strong, consistent, dignity champions.