The common core describes the skills and knowledge that everyone who works with children and young people (including volunteers) is expected to have.
The six areas of expertise offer a single framework to underpin, multi-agency and integrated working, professional standards, training and qualifications across the childrens workforce.
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Common core factsheet PDF [199.6 KB]
Is the common core new?
The common core was first published in 2005 but in 2009-2010 a large consultation took place to review it and make sure it was as good as it could be. Consultation included stakeholders, groups of the workforce and children, young people and families. The common core was republished in 2012
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