The Care Certificate

The new Care Certificate, launched in April 2015,  has been created as a national standard for health and social care support workers in England.

Working to ensure that all care delivered by health and social care support workers is of a good quality and consistently delivered, the launch of the Certificate is the result of a Government review and subsequent recommendations on the recruitment, learning and development, management and support of health and social care support workers . The Care Certificate is now mandatory for all new employees and the start of professional development within a career in care. the Certificate also offers existing employees the opportunity to update and improve their skills and understanding.

Care Certificate Standards

1. Understand Your Role

2. Your Personal Development

3. Duty of Care

4. Equality and Diversity

5. Work in a Person Centred Way

6. Communication

7. Privacy and Dignity

8. Fluids and Nutrition

9. Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities

10. Safeguarding Adults

11. Safeguarding Children

12. Basic Life Support

13. Health and Safety

14. Handling Information

15. Infection Prevention and Control

The Care Certificate will replace the Common Induction Standards and the National Minimum Training Standards

]Find out more about the Care Certificate on the Skills for Care website.

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