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CQC Requirements for Training.

posted May 2, 2013, 6:45 AM by Andrew Clements
After our recent Partnership Meeting which featured a talk and Question/Answer session from the Natalie Young and Susan Fawcett, we received a couple of questions from Social Care Employers asking for specific advice on the requirements for staff development and training.

I contacted Natalie, along with our local Skills for Care representative for some further advice:

As we highlighted during our session, the Health and Social Care Act 2008 spans all health and social care providers and as such, the legislation is not specific regarding individual training matters for individual services. Please see below for a link to the latest guidance regarding outcome 14 in adult social care.

http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/media/documents/20120607_800087_v4.00_supporting_note_-_training_qualifications_adult_social_care_for_publication.pdf

This guidance is updated fairly regularly so please remind providers to check our website regularly for changes or updates to all guidance. As stated on the guidance note, providers of services should assess the training needs of their workforce alongside the needs of the people using the service and ensure that effective, and in some cases, specialist, training is in place. As advised by Skills for Care, CQC expect all people entering or changing roles in adult social care who are involved in providing care or support to have undertaken Common Induction Standards training within 12 weeks of commencing employment.

I hope this offers some clarification - if any providers have any further questions, please do encourage them to use our enquiries@cqc.org.uk/ 03000 616161 and our team in Newcastle will be able to put them in touch with their inspector.

If any Social Care Providers have any questions or issues when deciding on what type of training to use for staff development, you may contact LSCP to discuss the options and requirements, along with the different types of funding or assistance that may be available. As usual please contact 0151 427 7044 or email admin@lscpinfo.co.uk
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Andrew Clements,
May 2, 2013, 6:45 AM
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Andrew Clements,
May 2, 2013, 6:45 AM
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