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Report
The Care Certificate
Update
Michelle Vinall
Skills for Care Locality Manager for Norfolk and Suffolk
Tel: 07794622668 Email: [email protected]
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Background

Camilla Cavendish review of healthcare assistants and
social care support workers

Proposed a ‘Certificate of Fundamental Care’ now
as Care certificate
 Standardised and portable training
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known
The Care Certificate
 A key part of induction
 A step towards meeting the standards required
by Care Quality Commission
 To be introduced in April 2015
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Principles

Applicable across health and social care
 Portable/transferable
 Based on competences
 Builds on existing induction standards
 Mapped to existing qualifications
 Trains people to be caring, and equips them
with the skills to be able to provide quality care
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Standards
 Based on competences
 All standards = Care Certificate
 May be used as “standalone” competences for
other staff
 Content builds on the existing and tested Common
Induction Standards (CIS) and National Minimum
Training Standards (NMTS)
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Standards
1. Understand your role
2. Your personal development
3. Duty of care
4. Equality and diversity
5. Work in a person centred way
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Standards continued…
6. Communication
7. Privacy and dignity
8. Fluids and nutrition
9. Awareness of mental health, dementia
and learning disability
10. Safeguarding adults
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Standards continued…
11. Safeguarding children
12. Basic life support
13. Health and safety
14. Handling information
15. Infection prevention and control
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Assessment must…
 Be within a care setting
 Be in practice
 Involve people who use services, patients
 Be completed, where possible, face to face by
an occupationally competent assessor
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Field testing the Standards
 Formal pilot – 29 sites, 530 participants
 Comments via specific inbox
 SfC online survey
 Employers, staff - ‘a good thing’, “will help to deliver
effective care”
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Quality assurance
 Employer is responsible for assuring the quality
of the teaching and assessment of the Care
Certificate
 CQC may require evidence at inspection
 Recordable – ESR or NMDS
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Free Learning Resources

Guidance on standards & assessment

Downloadable PDF workbook
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Impact upon care
 3 million care workers
 Portable between sectors
 Start of a learning journey
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Find out more (websites)
• Skills for Care
www.skillsforcare.org.uk
• Skills for Health
www.skillsforhealth.org.uk
• Health Education England
www.hee.nhs.uk
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