This resource is a useful starting place if you have just started a new job or are new to social services. It links to the themes of the core units of the Scottish Vocational Qualifications in Health and Social Care. It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide and it is not intended to replace your employers' guides and procedures.

Take practical steps to maintain your ongoing learning and development and discover the skills and habits you need to experience learning as a lifelong and life-wide exercise.

These principles are the keystones upon which your care and support practice rests. You may have chosen to work in a care and support role because you value people and believe in giving everyone a fair chance. The principles help you to carry out these values as part of your everyday work. This learning resource will help you to look at Codes of Practice and service standards in more detail as well as exploring personalisation, equality and diversity and protecting people.