Induction for Health and Social Care

The new All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care supports new workers during the induction stage of their employment. It covers the principles and values, knowledge and skills workers need to carry out their role.

What is the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care?

The All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care is for health and social care workers who are new to the sector, new to their organisation or new to their job role. 

It covers the principles and values, knowledge and skills workers need to carry out their role competently at this stage of their development.

The new framework replaces the Social Care Induction Framework (SCIF).

How will the framework help workers?

It will help workers to:

  • understand their role – what is required of them and what support can be expect
  • get to know their working environment and the important information they need to do their job well
  • get to know their colleagues and develop good working relationships
  • understand how they can best support those they will be working with

What does the framework include?

There are seven sections in this new framework. They are:

  • Sections 1 and 2: Principles and values of health and social care (adults or children and young people)
  • Sections 3 and 4: Health and well-being (adults or children and young people)
  • Section 5: Professional practice as a health and social care worker (adults and children and young people)
  • Section 6: Safeguarding individuals (adults and children and young people)
  • Section 7: Health and safety in health and social care (adults and children and young people)

Progress logs and workbooks

Each section has a progress log and workbook

  • Progress logs record the achievement of learning outcomes for each section
  • Workbooks that include case studies, films and written questions to support learning

Supporting resources and guidance 

  • Introduction and guidance for managers and workers
  • Glossary to provide some definitions of the terms used
  • Useful links and resources to support learning
  • Completion certificate to evidence learning.

Briefing pack to support the implementation of the induction framework

We have developed a briefing pack to support the implementation of the induction framework. The pack is aimed those responsible for supporting employers, managers and others who have a role in providing and supporting induction for new workers.

This briefing pack contains facilitator notes, and appendices with:

  • a presentation with full notes pages
  • group activities
  • handouts
  • a link to a film (to follow)

These will all support the delivery of the sessions.

All Wales Induction Framework frequently asked questions

We have developed a series of frequently asked questions to support the implementation of the all Wales induction framework for health and social care. This will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

Social Care Wales Principles and Values Award (adults or children and young people)

The award is based on the first two sections of the all Wales induction framework for health and social care (AWIF). A worker can gain the award by successfully completing a short online course either for working with adults or children and young people. The course includes completion of a workbook and an online multi choice question test.

The Principles and Values Award can be accessed here https://www.inductionframework.wales/

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Last updated: 10 September 2019