Skills for Care, the development body for the adult social care workforce in England, has launched a set of Common Induction Standards.
The new standards are for people entering social care, and those changing roles or employers within adult social care.
They are designed to be met within a 12-week period, and were developed to reflect recent changes to the NVQ requirements and the Care Council Code of Conduct.
The new standards will form the basis of registration of all social care staff.
Andrea Rowe, chief executive at Skills for Care, said: “The new 12-week induction period will enable carers to give high quality care and support, provide recognition for their work, and prepare them for entry onto NVQ health and social care.”