• “Service providers are advised that all adult social care practitioners should complete the Common Induction Standards within 12 weeks of starting their job”
  • “Completion is subject to a recorded assessment which identifies the areas of work that the practitioner is competent to undertake at that point in time”
  • “Lone working should not be permitted until the CIS are completed or until competence has been assessed and a manager ‘signs off’ that a practitioner is ‘safe to leave’ to work alone”

(Extract from “Capable, Confident, Skilled: A workforce development strategy for people working, supporting and caring in adult social care”, Skills for Care, May 2011).