Standard 18.3 of the Children’s Homes National Minimum Standards states that new staff should undertake the Children’s Workforce Development Council’s Induction Standards, commencing within 7 working days of starting their employment and being completed within 6 months.

The Induction Standards for the Children’s Workforce, originally developed by the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC), are now available on the Children’s Improvement Board (CIB) website as part of their Knowledge Hub. The Induction Workbook can also be downloaded from there.

These documents are currently being reviewed and updated and therefore may not reflect the most up-to-date policy and practice context.