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The Social Care Commitment

The Social Care Commitment is the sector's promise to provide people who need care and support with safe, high-quality services. In order to make the commitment employers, individual employers, care workers and carers sign up to a series of seven statements that focus on values and behaviours and pledge to complete tasks that support the statements. The tasks are easy to do and focus on areas such as induction processes, recruiting the right people and learning and development.

Once a care provider has signed up they will be given a 'Learning through Work' resource which will help embed the commitment in the workforce.

The commitment will have a key role to play in helping to improve public trust in the care sector. From December 2013, once a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care provider has signed up to the commitment, the public will be able to see this on their NHS Choices profile. At the same time the public will be able to search the Social Care Commitment website and see which organisations have signed up, including any non CQC registered providers.

For more information and to sign up visit www.thesocialcarecommitment.org.uk.