TOPSS helps with new induction requirements

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

The Department of Health (DoH) standards for residential care of elderly people require that staff induction should be undertaken to TOPSS England induction standards. D0H standards for other service user groups are expected to make similar requirements. TOPSS England has produced Your Induction to Work in Social Care including: – The full set of Induction standards, including cross references to National Occupational Standards. – Sample questions to show what level of learning is expected in induction. – Guidance on the what, why and how of induction training. – A portfolio to keep together evidence gathered during induction, for use in further training. – A record of having completed induction, for the new staff member to bring from their previous post ­ so they don¹t repeat training they have already done. – Forms for employers to register inductions with TOPSS England and to use as evidence for the National Care Standards Commission (from 2002) that induction has been completed. Also available, while st

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