Evolving Care is committed to ensuring all staff are appropriately trained and competent.

James Vickers, Head of Training and Head of Workforce Development ensures all staff undertakes and completes all training and development James has over 12 years’ experience within Health & Social Care and is committed to ensuring health care workers and care workers are capable, confident and skilled when delivering services to the community.

The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) Essential Standards of Quality and Safety highlight the importance and value of strong and comprehensive induction. Skills for Care’s Common Induction Standards (CIS) are the standards people working in adult social care need to meet before they can safely work unsupervised.

The Common Induction Standards are for people new to social care and those changing roles or employers. They are designed to be met within 12 weeks to enable workers to demonstrate their understanding of how to provide high quality care and support.

Each standard contains a number of areas of knowledge that care workers need to know before they can work unsupervised. Evolving Care have a duty to ensure new staff know enough to meet the required outcomes in each knowledge area.

The common Induction Standards are:

Common Induction Standard 1 – Role of the Health and Social Care Worker

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Working in agreed ways
  • Working in partnership
  • Dealing correctly with information

Common Induction Standard 2 – Personal Development

  • Competence in your role
  • Reflecting on practices
  • Evaluating performance
  • Personal development plan
  • Continuous professional development

Common Induction Standard 3 – Communicate Effectively

  • The importance of effective communication
  • Meeting communication needs
  • Overcoming barriers and difficulties
  • Principles and practices of confidentiality

Common Induction Standard 4 – Equality and Inclusion

  • Valuing equality and inclusion
  • Providing inclusion support
  • Accessing advice, information and support

Common Induction Standard 5 – Principles for Implementing Duty of Care

  • Implementing Duty of Care
  • Addressing dilemmas
  • Handling comments and complaints
  • Dealing with unfortunate events

Common Induction Standard 6 – Principles of safeguarding in Health and Social Care in Adults and Children

  • Identifying the signs of abuse
  • Reducing the likelihood of abuse
  • Responding to suspected or disclosed abuse
  • National and local contexts of protection

Common Induction Standard 7 – Person- Centred Support and Dementia

  • Promoting person-centred values
  • Working in a person-centred way
  • Recognising possible signs of Dementia
  • Supporting active participation
  • Supporting the right to make choices
  • Promoting spiritual a emotional well-being

Common Induction Standard 8 – Health and Safety in an Adult/Children Social Care Setting

  • Health and Safety roles and responsibilities
  • Health and Safety risk assessments
  • Moving and positioning (Manual Handling of People Theory and Practical)
    • Correct procedure for manual handling of people to help avoid back injuries
    • The importance of correct handling of people
    • Damage caused by bad techniques
    • Good handling techniques
    • What the legislation says
    • Success stories
    • Practical use of the Hoist, Sling, Sliding Sheet, Banana Board, transfer belt etc
  • Accidents and sudden illness (including basic First Aid)
  • Agreed medication and healthcare tasks
  • Handling hazardous substances (COSHH)
  • Infection Control
  • Promoting fire safety
  • Security Measures
  • Managing stress
  • Food safety and Nutrition

Medication Administration – (level 2 – Prompt Assist and Administer)

  • Understanding Medication
  • Medication Orders including the common abbreviations used
  • 6 rights of Medication
  • Principles of Medication Administration
  • Dealing with refusal and errors
  • Promoting independence

Professional Development

We strongly believe in professional development and supporting people in the workplace to understand more about the environment in which they work, the job they do and how to do it better. It is an ongoing process throughout our working lives.

Our industry lives in a rapidly changing world where legislative, social and economic developments directly affect the environment in which we live and work, and where technological advances provide radically different ways of working. Professional Development opportunities provide a means whereby we can keep abreast of these changes, broaden our skills and be more effective in our work. At Evolving Care we try to create an environment where professional development is seen as part of a personal ambition making it more personally fulfilling.