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CWDC induction standards: for use in children's social care from September 2006 : to be tested with other parts of the children's workforce from autumn 2006

Children's Workforce Development Council
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10111 Common Induction Standards.pdf CWDC Induction Standards > For use in Children’s Social Care from September 2006 > To be tested with other parts of the Children’s Workforce from Autumn 2006 2 Contents 1 > Introduction page 3 2 > Principles and values statement page 4 3 > CWDC Induction Standards page 5 Standard 1: understand the principles and values essential for working with children and young people page 5 Standard 2: understand your role as a worker (employed or self-employed) page 6 Standard 3: understand health and safety requirements page 7 Standard 4: know how to communicate effectively page 8 Standard 5: understand the development of children and young people page 9 Standard 6: safeguard children (keep them safe from harm) page 10 Standard 7: develop yourself page 11 Please note, Plain English Campaign’s Crystal Mark does not apply to the principles and values statement. © This publication is the copyright of the Children's Workforce Development Council 2006. 3 1 > Introduction Following an extensive stakeholders consultation early in 2006 we are now pleased to publish a set of Children, Young People and Families Workforce Development Council (CWDC) Induction Standards, together with supporting materials for those involved in the first stage of implementation, which will be in children’s social care from September 2006 onwards. These standards set out clearly what new workers should know, understand and be able to do within six months of starting work. We are particularly pleased to have been able to reflect what children and young people have told us is most important to them about the people who work with them. In addition to the standards themselves CWDC is publishing the following supporting documents at the same time. > Guidance for social care workers > Guidance for those responsible for new social care workers’ induction These are available on the CWDC website at An expanded workbook for ne

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