Social care trainers' resource

We produce guidelines and standards for adults’ and children’s social care.

To help you quickly find content you can use in your training, we've mapped our guidance to the most popular topics.

Benefits of using our guidance in your training

  • we make sure our guidance is kept up to date
  • our guidance and resources are free use and to download
  • our guidance is designed to improve the quality of care
  • the content is based on what's been proven to work
  • our guidance is developed by experts, including people who use services.

Guidance on popular topics

Use these dropdowns to view guidance and advice that directly relates to our most popular topics within adults' and children's social care.

Further resources

Our guidance

A complete list of our social care guidance and quality standards.

  • guidelines: include recommendations for practice.
  • quality standards: contain statements designed to support quality improvement (can be linked to Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection framework).

Social care quick guides

Easy access to our information on social care topics.

These guides are:

  • short
  • visually appealing
  • designed for social care audiences
  • ideal for use in staff training
  • free to download and use.

Quality and CQC inspections

Download our quality improvement resource. It can help you to find individual quality statements and medicines recommendations, mapped against CQC adult social care framework key lines of enquiry.

The resource is an independent source of guidance on practical ways to improve quality. Our guidance is drawn from current evidence-based research. This means you can be confident that it's based on the best available evidence.

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Sign up for 'NICE news for health and social care' our free monthly e-bulletin. It includes links to relevant new guidance.

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You can download a version of this resource (PDF) to print and share. 

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