Duty Of Candour

Duty of Candour & Care Certificate Explained.

This free guide covers an overview of the rapidly changing landscape of the care industry and what it now means, from an employment perspective, for those running businesses and working within the care sector in England.

As with any big change in legislation, the complexities of the certificate and the Duty of Candour can take some time to fully grasp and understand. This guide will help you identify how your business can comply with the new legislation and what new processes you may now have to implement.

Complete the form for the full download or read on for a brief summary of the Duty of Candour.

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The Care Certificate – A Quick Overview

• Effective from April 2015
• Addresses initial training and induction
• Covers providing evidence of training, competency and suitability of workers

Why was the Care Certificate introduced?

To provide clear evidence to employers, patients and others that has relevant training and has developed specific standards. These standards are within the framework which all induction training should be conducted, but remember this is only one element of your staff’s training and education that will ensure they are ready to practice.


What are the Care Certificate Standards?

1. Understand your role
2. Your personal development
3. Duty of Care
4. Equality and Diversity
5. Work in a Person Centred Way
6. Communication
7. Privacy and Dignity
8. Fluids and Nutrition
9. Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability
10. Safeguarding Adults
11. Safeguarding Children
12. Basic Life Support
13. Health & Safety
14. Handling information

15. Infection Prevention and Control


Who does the Care Certificate apply to?

Young care worker

  • Health care assistants
  • Assistant practitioners
  • Care support workers
  • Clinical support workers
  • Adult social care workers
  • Home care and domiciliary care staff

If you’d like to know more about how to put these procedures into place, complete the form above to download our guide on Duty of Candour.

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