The Care Certificate was introduced in April 2015 and is an identified set of standards that health and social care workers adhere to during the course of their working day. It will provide evidence that the health or social care worker has demonstrated they have the skills, knowledge and behaviours to ensure the quality of care and support they offer.
The Care Certificate is currently advised for each new health or social care worker and should take place during the first twelve weeks of employment. It has been developed for the non-regulated workforce and can be assessed by regulated professional staff.
The workshop will focus on the fifteen standards which are:
- Understand your role
- Your personal development
- Duty of care
- Equality and diversity
- Work in a person entered way
- Privacy and dignity
- Fluids and nutrition
- Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disability
- Safeguarding adults
- Safeguarding children
- Basic Life Support
- Health and Safety
- Handling information
- Infection prevention and control
There’s two parts to The Care Certificate:-
- Demonstrating competence at work
The PMA offer expert guidance and support for your team, tutorials for completion of workbooks and assessor training is tailored to suit your environment.