For the Children and Young People's Workforce
What Is It?
The Children and Young People's Development Council (CWDC), has
developed a set of visions and principles for induction for all
those who work with children, young people and families in
These visions and principles for induction are to bring the
children and young people's workforce towards a common
understanding and direction on induction.
The aim to establish an expectation that everyone in the
workforce should have an induction based on the common core of
skills and knowledge for the children's workforce, tailored
appropriately to their role and setting. The Common Core of Skills
and Knowledge for the children's workforce sets out the basic
skills and knowledge needed by all people (including volunteers),
whose work brings them into regular contact with children, young
people and their families. The skills and knowledge are described
under six main headings:
- Effective communication and engagement with children, young
people and their families.
- Child and young person development.
- Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child.
- Supporting transitions.
- Multi-agency working.
- Sharing information.
For more information visit the Children's
Workforce Development Council (External Website).
How Does It Run?
The use of a blended learning approach to try and meet the need
of a vast and varied workforce. There is an initial
online module followed by a two day course covering Early
Help and other areas..
What Will Participants Learn?
By the end of the course you will have an understanding of:
- The principles and values essential for working with children
and young people.
- Your role as a worker.
- Health and safety requirements.
- How to communicate effectively.
- An understanding of the development of children and young
- Safeguarding children and young people.
- Developing yourself.
Who Is It For?
This is the start of the journey for those coming new into the
workforce or for those who want to start the path into professional
qualification. We are all here to improve outcomes for children and
young people, why not be the first to be part of the evolution of
the children's workforce?
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This page was last reviewed 9 January 2014 at 15:11.
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