GSCC wants assurance that staff will be protected under new inspection regime

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

The General Social Care Council (GSCC) wants assurance from government that action will be taken against employers who fail to protect and support their staff when the new inspection regime for social care comes into force.

In its response to a consultation ahead of the formation of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the GSCC called on the Government to require providers registering with the CQC to sign up to the GSCC Code of Practice for employers. The code sets out clearly the responsibilities of employers on a range of issues including staff safety and professional development and is used currently by the CSCI in inspections but has no legal status.

The GSCC also said that social care employers should be required to employ only registered workers for the delivery of personal care in order to reassure people who use services that workers are accountable for their actions.

GSCC chair Sir Rodney Brooke said that, in the light of ongoing concerns about the violence and abuse suffered by some care w

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