Induction

There is a Common Core of Skills and Knowledge that all people (including volunteers) whose work brings them into regular contact with children, young people and families are expected to be able to demonstrate including effective communication and engagement with children.  All members of the workforce naturally need to pass through an ‘induction’ period where they understand the requirements of their new role and the ways in which they’ll be working.

In 2006, CWDC published a set of Induction Standards, together with supporting materials for those working with children, young people and families. These standards set out what new workers should know, understand and be able to do within six months of starting work.

Children and young people can be involved specifically in ‘inducting’ new members of staff that they will be working with directly as well as introducing leaders, managers and those in strategic roles.

Resources

CWDC Induction Standards
Following extensive stakeholder consultations early in 2006, Children's Workforce Development Council published a set of Induction Standards, together with supporting materials for those working with children, young people and families. 

Their voice, their choice
Self assessment framework to assist organisations in measuring how well they involve children and young people in the recruitment, selection and induction of staff, and how they can identify gaps and improvements.

Participation Works is a partnership of…
British Youth CouncilChildren's Rights Alliance for EnglandKIDSNational Council for Voluntary Youth ServicesNational Youth AgencyNCB