Skills for care joins CQC in call for more training
Social care workforce development body Skills for Care has welcomed the first Care Quality Commission report as an ‘important contribution’, saying it has put the spotlight on training as a key issue to be addressed.
The report CQC shows that 86% of social care employers are meeting the national minimum standard for training their staff but the regulator thinks that is not enough.
Skills for Care chief executive Andrea Rowe agreed there was much more to be done including training the workforce in specialist areas like dementia and autistic care, developing the Qualifications and Credit Framework being introduced this year and to support workers undertaking new roles in care and support.
“Skills for Care welcomes this report as a major contribution to raising the issue of workforce training and how joined up adult social care and health workforce development can assist both sectors to integr