Induction – the second generation

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

The aim of this article is to look at the new induction from Skills for Care and how the changes will affect employers and staff. Many aspects of the induction remain unchanged but still have important implications. They have been reviewed and the new draft standards are out on the skills for care website. The final standards will almost certainly reflect the draft ones very closely and should be out by the time this appears in _Caring Times_. From that point employers have until next September during which they can continue to use the old standards after which they must use the new ones. The new ones can be used immediately if desired. The new induction can now be spread over 12 weeks rather than six. The common induction standards (CIS) are compulsory for all adult social care staff in regulated services, including those working in domiciliary care. The new CIS standards are also recommended for carers who do not work in regulated services. Some sectors of social care, including domiciliary care, have natio

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