NVQs in Care – how effective are they?

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

Marion Witton will be rememberered by _Caring Times_ readers as a bi-monthly columnist for five years on issues which related to regulation of care homes. Marion was chair of the National Heads of Registration and Inspection for six years, contributed to the drafting of the Care Standards Act and advised the Department of Health on policy guidance. Now the regional manger for the south-east region of Ofsted’s Early Years Directorate, with responsibilities for the regulation of some 20,000 day care providers, 200-plus home-based inspectors and 100 administrative staff based in the Woking regional centre. Having obtained a Master’s degree (with distinction) in management practice while she was head of the inspection onit at Barnet council, Marion decided to undertake doctoral studies on the effectiveness of NVQ in residential and nursing homes. Her interest stemmed from inspecting care homes, noting that some homes where staff had no qualifications but good managers provided better care than those where some st

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