GSCC stakes claim to’personalisation’ territory

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

Social workers are ideally placed to offer the support, brokerage and advocacy roles which will come about as part of the move towards greater choice and control for service users, while continuing their vital role in safeguarding those who are vulnerable, according to the General Social Care Council (GSCC).

The comments were made to the Department of Health as part of the GSCC’s response to the paper ‘Putting people first – working to make it happen’ which sets out the workforce issues related to the development of personalised social care services.

The GSCC said that, while social workers were enthusiastic about the personalisation drive, there was understandable concern about how the processes and systems could be changed to ensure that the aim can be made a reality.

GSCC chief executive Mike Wardle said a strengthened post-registration, training and learning system would be a key way to support social workers to do thi

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