New induction standards for care staff

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Skills for Care, the strategic development body for the adult social care workforce in England, has launched a new set of Common Induction Standards (CIS) for social care staff. The new standards are designed for people entering social care, and those changing roles or employers within adult social care. They are designed to be met within a 12-week period, and were developed to reflect recent changes to the NVQ requirements and the Care Council Code of Conduct. The new CIS will form the basis of registration of all social care staff. Four new CIS documents are now available to download free from the Skills for Care website at: These include the standards with a glossary which outlines how they link to recently revised NVQ requirements, a manager’s guide, a guide for new workers, and a certificate for managers to sign to confirm that standards have been met. Skills for Care is also currently developing supporting priced publications to replace the existing induction products. These wi

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