We have worked with people from the public, private and voluntary sectors spanning justice, community learning and development, health and social services to create the new Common Core of Skills, Knowledge and Values (the Common Core).
The Common Core describes the values, skills and areas of knowledge that are common to everyone who works with people who use social services in Scotland. Although led by the SSSC the Common Core is for anyone in any sector who works with Scotland’s people.
We hope that introducing the Common Core and recognising that everyone working with people have the same attributes will help different disciplines work together and support more joint working and learning. It is versatile so that everyone involved in social services and other sectors can use it in a variety of ways, from guidance and recruitment materials to national qualifications.
We will continue to work with partners to implement the Common Core in a number of ways locally and Scotland-wide and expect that it will influence a new shared, multi professional induction passport with other public sector workers where there are common core elements.
The need for a Common Core of Skills, Knowledge and Values and induction passport were identified in the Vision and Strategy for Social Services in Scotland (Scottish Government, 2015).
For more information visit: http://www.sssc.uk.com/workforce-development/supporting-your-development/common-core