Codes of practice for social care workers and employers
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Every social care worker and employer should have a copy of the codes of practice. Each code booklet contains a credit card-sized summary of the codes, making it easy for social care workers to carry them at all times.
The codes will also be of interest to service users, carers and the general public. You can download alternative formats of the codes including 28 languages, large print, pictorial and Makaton versions here, or use the form below to order Braille, audio tape and sign language video versions.
Microsoft Word Format
Adobe Acrobat Format
Download large print version here [80KB - pdf].
Download pictorial and easy reading version here [7.6MB - pdf].
Makaton is a language programme devised for children and adults with a variety of communication and learning disabilities. The Makaton version of the codes of practice consists of two documents; a symbols document and a signs document. The symbol document contains Makaton symbols. The sign document contains drawings of signs and is for facilitators, to help the user's understanding of the symbol document. These documents should be used together.
Click here to download a copy of the Makaton version of the codes of practice - symbol document (COP_makaton_symbols.pdf - 627KB)
Click here to download a copy of the Makaton version of the codes of practice - sign document (COP_makaton_signs.pdf - 852KB)
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Every social care worker and employer should have a copy of the codes. You can order or download the codes below
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