Skills for Care Resources
Skills for Care have a range of resources to support the social care sector, we've brought together the resources that we feel are most useful here, some resources we've added highlights to save you time finding the most important sections:
- The Care Certificate Framework Guidance Document
- The Care Certificate Framework Assessor Document
- Shared Statement Care Certificate and Learning Providers
- Ongoing learning and development guide (with highlights)
The Induction Programme
The Care Certificate is the national induction programme for people new to health and social care. It should be arranged and provided by employers during the new workers first 12 weeks to ensure that new workers are effectively trained, supervised and assessed to undertake their role. The Care Certificate is the standard that people working in health and social care should meet before they can safely work unsupervised. Employers are responsible during the induction period to assess competence in the workplace and the care worker cannot work alone until this has been undertaken. However, the care worker can undertake any tasks alone once that part of the Care Certificate has been completed. Read the full document here.