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The Care Certificate is an entry-level accreditation for all health and social care workers.

It was developed in partnership by Health Education England, Skills for Health and Skills for Care to provide a set of standards for individuals beginning a career in the health and social care industry to ensure that they are able to do their jobs in a caring and compassionate manner.

It comprises of fifteen standards, which are:

  1. Understand your role
  2. Your personal development
  3. Duty of care
  4. Equality and diversity
  5. Work in a person centred way
  6. Communication
  7. Privacy and dignity
  8. Fluids and nutrition
  9. Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
  10. Safeguarding adults
  11. Safeguarding children
  12. Basic life support
  13. Health and safety
  14. Handling information
  15. Infection prevention and control

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