The Care Certificate is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of specific job roles in the health and social care sectors. It's made up of the 15 minimum standards that should be covered if you are 'new to care' and should form part of a robust induction programme.
The Care Certificate was developed jointly by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health.
- Understand your role
- Your personal development
- Duty of care
- Equality and diversity
- Work in a person centred way
- Privacy and dignity
- Fluids and nutrition
- Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
- Safeguarding adults
- Safeguarding children
- Basic life support
- Health and safety
- Handling information
- Infection prevention and control
We've been made aware of a number of training providers (including e-learning providers) making claims about their products in relation to the Care Certificate.
We'd like to reassure you that such claims are false and have issued a full statement that we advise everyone reads before putting their staff through the Care Certificate.
Are you new to Skills for Care?
We are working with an external research organisation who want to speak to Registered Managers using Skills for Care for the first time.
The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) want to speak to you for 30 minutes as part of this important research. As a thank you for your time, every person they speak to will be entered into a prize-draw to win a £50 voucher.
If you’re interested in being interviewed, please contact BIT directly today via firstname.lastname@example.org
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