Getting Started – Induction Training

Getting Started

GETTING STARTED: Meeting the Scottish Social Services Council’s guidance for induction – PREPARING FOR PRACTICE and SVQ Social Services and Healthcare Awards.

Whilst SSSC recognises a range of approaches to effective induction, it has identified 6 key components which must be present, these include values, protection of people, health & safety, effective communication, developing competence and organisational roles and responsibilities.

Getting Started has been recognized and established for many years, and meets the common induction standards in England. It has previously been delivered in various ways in Scotland to flexibly meet the needs of organisations and workforce developments

The material has now been refreshed and updated to reflect changes and developments in social care provision whilst retaining the key features that made it a best seller where induction standards are mandatory.

Getting Started is now presented as an easy to follow training course that takes learners through eight sections. It has been written and designed in clear and plain language and in an easy to use format. It requires managers to assess acceptable standards of learning and thus also meets some of the continuous professional development needs of the manager.

The course includes information for the learner to read through along with exercises and scenarios that will help the learner relate the knowledge gained to their practice and their workplace.

The eight sections are:

  1. Role of the health and social care worker
  2. Personal development
  3. Communicate effectively
  4. Equality and Inclusion
  5. Principles for implementing duty of care
  6. Principles of safeguarding in health and social care
  7. Person-centred support
  8. Health and safety in an adult social care setting

When the learner has worked through the 8 sections, there are some questions for their manager to use in assessing the learner’s knowledge and understanding.

When the Manager is happy that the learner has successfully completed the induction he or she can issue the learner with the ‘Certificate’ included in the pack, to certify that the Induction is complete.

The new “Getting Started” induction material will be available from ARC Scotland from Spring 2012. Please contact Muriel for details of costs and how to order: