The Care Act learning and development materials
The materials are an introduction to the changes brought about by the Care Act.
Workforce capacity planning
Help us develop workforce capacity planning tools and resources
The Care Certificate
Induction standards that social care and health workers adhere to in their daily working life
Learning through Work
Bitesize guides to help improve the number and communication skills of those working in care
Manager Induction Standards
What a new manager needs to know and understand
Sign up to the Social Care Commitment
A commitment to improve workforce quality across the whole of the adult social care sector
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The delivery of care and support is changing and becoming more complex. This can lead to a lack of consistency in the service provided and difficulty in regulating care.
Standards help to create consistency as they ensure that those working in the sector meet a level of quality when providing care and support. They enable regulators to conduct a formal assessment of quality and safety in care settings and can give the public confidence that the care sector is working towards the same high standards.
In this section you will find information on the mandatory and voluntary standards and agreements in adult social care including Skills for Care’s Common Induction Standards, the Manager Induction Standards, the Social Care Commitment, the code of conduct and the National Minimum Training Standards. There’s also guidance on how to meet Care Quality Commission regulations, how to set up a care home and safety for the social care workforce.
The Endorsement Framework is a mark of quality for training provision across the sector and offers employers reassurance that endorsed training is fit for purpose for social care. Find out more about the Framework here.