The Social Care Commitment is the adult social care sector's promise to provide people who need care and support with high quality services.
An initiative of the Department of Health, it has been developed by the sector so it is 'fit for purpose' and makes a real difference to those who sign up. The social care commitment can be made by any employees and employers in adult social care. As a training provider NAPPI is unable to make the commitment in its own right; however, we publicly support the commitment aimed to increase public confidence in the care sector and raise workforce quality in adult social care.
Making the commitment involves agreeing to the seven statements and selecting tasks to help put those statements into practice. Tasks cover activities such as recruiting the right staff, having a thorough induction, ensuring a strong culture that values dignity and respect and effective communication. Doing the tasks provides an official record of work done, which can raise job satisfaction and increase staff confidence. You may look through each of the statements for employers and employees using the Skills for Care links below: Employer statements and tasks Employee statements and tasks Made up of seven statements, with associated 'I will' tasks that address the minimum standards required when working in care.
Importantly it's not just for those who are employed in care and support roles, but for everyone in the sector including volunteers. An employer or organisation makes their commitment first, then they are able to encourage their employees and subsidiaries to make the commitment, so the whole workforce is working towards improving quality and raising standards.