Skills for Care believes it is vital that care workers can access continued professional development using their experience to deliver a high- quality service.
Our Continued Professional Development (CPD) strategy creates a framework to help employers make sure their employees can access training at different stage of their career.
The National Occupational Standards describe the skills, knowledge and values care workers should meet for a variety of settings at different levels.
Our Leadership and Management strategy aims to create a new generation of managers capable of meeting the challenges the sector faces.
Every health or social care service should be ready to provide services to people with autism, or to their families or others who care for them.
Skills for Care are working with employers and staff to better support carers. Skills for Care and Skills for Health have developed the national (England) Common Core Principles for Working with Carers.
Skills for Care is working to strengthen and embed the importance of carers in the delivery of health and social care services.
Code of Conduct and National Minimum Training Standards
Ensuring dignity is at the heart of quality care and support.
Developing social care careers, including what job roles need which qualifications and how to use Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the workplace
Dementia is one of the most important issues we face as the population ages. Skills for Care and Skills for Health have developed the Common Core Principles for Supporting People with Dementia.
There are a range of e-learning programmes that can currently be accessed free, available for the adult social care sector
Developing clear and consistent approaches to training and education programmes that help staff deliver improved support to people requiring End of Life Care
Following the closure of the General Social Care Council (GSCC), Skills for Care will house the code of practice.
Infection Prevention and Control is a key element in social care and is vital to the well being of those people we support and care for
Includes the Management Induction Standards and Leadership & Management update as well as the original strategy documents
Personal choice includes supporting people to take informed risks. Here are guides to help with this.
NOS describe best practice by bringing together skills, knowledge and values and they are used as benchmarks for qualifications, defining job roles, staff recruitment, supervision and appraisal.
A resource for social care employers and employees to help minimise risk and cope with incidents in the workplace including lone working
Skills for Care has worked in partnership with Skills for Health to develop a set Common Core Principles for Self Care.
This section includes details on supporting Skills for Life, including Care Skillsbase and an introduction to employability