Supportive induction

Thorough inductions are essential to ensure new team members feel supported from day one. A supportive induction reduces the risk of employees feeling out of their depth.

New team members should be encouraged to ask questions and make suggestions to help them fit comfortably and safely into your organisation. Shadowing, mentoring, buddying, peer support, values-based learning and additional training around core skills and specific health conditions can all be included in the indiction.

Download our 'Buddying V Mentoring' quick guide to help ease new starters in to their role.

Clear training and access to programmes such as the 'Care Certificate' is useful for employees to understand the minimum standards required when working in adult social care. We recommend new managers complete the 'Manager Induction Standards' (MIS) which sets out what a manager needs to know and understand to perform well in their role. 

Funding for Essential training

Fully funded Essential training is now available. This training is available as three individual packages of learning:

  • rapid induction (aimed at new staff), 
  • refresher training (aimed at existing staff)
  • a volunteer programme.

Our aim is to help employers quickly train new recruits to ensure that all workers can complete their duties safely. Employers can select from 12 endorsed training providers, some of which are new additions this year. These providers have been awarded grants to deliver the rapid induction programme. Please note, all training will be delivered virtually. Find out more

Good and outstanding rated services often feature an in-depth induction programme which goes beyond the minimum standards for their new starters.