Making sense of induction and foundation

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

|By DAVID MORTIMER, Independent consultant & training provider, Tel: 07710 438060 / 01376 348704, Email: |Training requirements for the care sector present a confused picture, as do the many training programmes. In this article DAVID MORTIMER, a former development officer with Topss England, brings some much needed clarity to induction and foundation requirements.| One of the most frequent type of questions I am asked centres around the induction standards and how they relate to the National Minimum standards, one day courses and NVQs. To get the first common misconception out of the way; it is only staff new to the sector who absolutely have to formally go through the induction and foundation hoops. Staff employed before the introduction of the national minimum standards don¹t. Neither do new staff who have worked in care prior to this or who can demonstrate that they have met the standards. However, employers need to be totally confident that their staff are capable of and actually worki

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