This is an approach to the recruitment and selection of staff.

Values based recruitment is about making sure people who want to have a career in adult social care have the personal attributes aligned to the needs of the sector – for example being respectful and having integrity. 

Click here for more about recruiting for values and behaviours in social care.

We can offer advice and support to help you identify and recruit people with these values.



Whilst qualifications are an advantage when it comes to recruiting, having life skills and appropriate social care attributes are invaluable to a career in care.

Taking staff on who have these values means you have a workforce with a strong social care culture and ethos.

We also encourage individuals who are interested in working in care to undertake A Question Of Care quiz, which is an interactive challenge featuring real life care situations.

This gives individuals the chance to see what working in care is really like. You may like to use this as part of your recruitment process.