Registration of managers welcomed

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

The National Care Homes Association (NCHA) has welcomed the General Social Care Council (GSCC) intention to consult the care sector on which group of care workers should next be formally registered ­ and it is suggesting social care managers, which includes those who run care homes, are next. With an estimated 1.2 million people working in social care in England, the GSCC is undertaking a rolling programme of registration. The Council has said that, because social care managers are responsible for supervising other care workers, including new and often unqualified staff, it is especially important they are properly trained and accountable for high standards. NCHA chairman Nadra Ahmed agrees, saying that social care managers are key to ensuring there is real professional pride among all those who work in the care sector. “We will be looking in detail at the proposed approach and order for registration, and will certainly comment as part of the consultation process,” Mrs Ahmed said. The three month consultatio

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