The Common Core of skills, knowledge and values outlines the key attributes that everyone working with Scotland’s people should have. It provides an opportunity for shared understanding and practice across different services to meet individuals’ needs and improve outcomes.
The Common Core attributes are central to everyone working across justice, health, community learning and development and social services. They apply to everyone working in the private, voluntary or public sector including volunteers, self-employed or people employed through agencies.
Although primarily for those working with adults everyone, including people who work with children and young people, can use the Common Core.
Demonstrating the Common Core attributes can support improved experiences and outcomes for people using services and has benefits for workers and employers too.