The Care Certificate assesses the fundamental skills, knowledge and behaviours that are required to provide safe, effective and compassionate care. It will be awarded to staff in health and care roles who can demonstrate that they meet each of the 15 Care Certificate standards, including:
caring with privacy and dignity
awareness of mental health (including dementia and learning difficulties)
The Care Certificate is referred to in the CQC’s guidance as a benchmark of how providers can meet the staffing regulations, and may be actively looked for by CQC inspection teams.
The Care Certificate was a recommendation from the Cavendish review, which made suggestions on how to improve the quality of care provided by health and care support workers in the wake of the failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
We are able to assist carers both new and experienced in attaining the Care Certificate which is fundamental for those wanting to advance in the careers.