ECCA: government would have to fund registration of care workers

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

In its response to the General Social Care Council’s (GSCC) consultation on the registration of social care workers, the English Community Care Association (ECCA) says the sector may not be able to implement registration without additional funding from government. ECCA chief executive Martin Green said registration of social care workers was an important process which depended on a number of agencies working together. “There is the potential for the register to instill confidence in users and providers and bestow professional recognition on the social care profession, but this may take many years to achieve and in the interim, the sector needs considerable support if the register is to be implemented,” said Mr Green. “There is a danger that registration of social care workers is perceived as a panacea for all and that it will put a stop to all abuse and bad practice. While registration could go some way in raising the standards of the sector and giving social care staff a more professional standing, i

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