Please note that the information on this website is correct at the time of uploading and is meant as guidance only. Staff should always refer and follow national guidelines and their own organisation's work instructions and policies.
The awareness packages linked below are intended as a 'starting point' for staff onboarding into new and unfamiliar roles within social care.
The catalogue of suggested onboarding resources are based on organisational and statutory recommendations. All users should check with their respective line managers and organisations to ensure that they have covered all their essential training requirements.
It is anticipated that staff may require additional study, reading, development, supervision and competency checks in line with their own organisation's policies and procedures.
An Introduction to Onboarding
Category 1: Mandatory Safe & Legal Resources
Infection control principles to keep service users and staff safe.
Information on good practice in the kitchen, food preparation and minimising the risk of contamination.
Adult Support & Protection
Information on what is harm, the legislation and what to do if abuse is suspected.
New Care Standards
Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care services in Scotland.
Updates from the SSSC and Care Inspectorate.