First phase of national workforce database is complete

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

Skills for Care has announced the completion of the first phase of developing the “National Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) which gives a picture of employment in the social care sector, taking in workforce development, skills training and qualifications, funding and career pathways, is obtainable online to the industry.

Skills for Care chief executive Andrea Rowe said eleven thousand employers from the private, voluntary and independent sectors, who responded to a call for written data, could now key in a password and see at a glance what developments were taking place across the country.

“The next phase over the coming months will see returns from local councils with social service responsibilities, added to the ever-growing list,” said Ms Rowe. “The service is available to all who contribute data, and to social care policy makers and planners.

“The information has provided some surprises, such as the fact that we now know that it is a myth that staff leave socia

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