Common Core Skills and Knowledge
The Common Core of Skills and Knowledge for the Children's Workforce sets out the basic skills and knowledge needed by people (including volunteers) whose work brings them into regular contact with children, young people and families.
It will enable multi-disciplinary teams to work together more effectively in the interests of the child. Over time, it is expected that everyone working with children, young people and families will be able to demonstrate a basic level of competence.
In the future, the Common Core will form part of qualifications for working with children, young people and families and it will act as a foundation for training and development programmes run by employers and training organisations.
Every Child Matters - Common Core Skills and Knowledge