Common Induction Standards

22400 words 90 pages
Common Induction Standards (Adult Social Care) Manager’s Guide

This workbook has been updated and reviewed with funding from Skills for Care Berkshire, led by Berkshire Care Association in partnership with representatives from: Reading Borough Council, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham Borough Council, Bracknell Forest Council, West Berkshire Council and Bracknell & Wokingham College September 2009

Introduction Standard 1 – Understanding The Principles of Care… 1.1 Values 1.2 Confidentiality 1.3 Person-centred Approach Test Your Knowledge…… Standard 2 – Understanding the Organisation and the Role of the Worker 2.1 Your Role As A Worker 2.2 Policies and Procedures 2.3 Worker Relationships Test Your
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Every care employee and care employer is required to abide by the code of practice as defined by the GSCC. There are two codes of practice. One which helps care workers to understand what standards are expected from them, and one which helps employers understand what standards are expected from them. The codes can be summarised as follows: Employers should: Make sure people are suitable to enter the workforce and understand their role and responsibilities Have written policies and procedures in place to enable care workers to meet the General Social Care Council (GSCC) Code of Practice for employees. Provide training and development opportunities to enable care workers to strengthen and develop their skill and knowledge. Put into place and implement written procedures to deal with dangerous, discriminatory or exploitative behaviour and practice Promote the GSCC codes of practice to care workers, service users and carers and co-operate with GSCC proceedings Employees should: Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers Promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible form danger and harm Respect the rights of service users while seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or


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