The registration fiasco

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

*In the league of impossible tasks, the General Social Care Council’s aspiration to register all those working in social care comes very close to the top* I dreamed the other night that a body called the General Services to Catering Council (GSCC) was intending to compile a register of all staff working in restaurants, cafés, coffee bars and similar establishments. The word chef was to become a protected title which might only be used by someone on the GSCC register who had been passed as being of good character and having been through approved training. The system, it was admitted, would present problems for people like Jamie Oliver and Raymond Blanc, who are largely self-taught, and for Chinese and French chefs holding overseas qualifications. The spokesperson went on to explain that in due course, the GSCC would register every barman, waiter, dinner lady and washing up assistant in the land. That was more of a crazy nightmare than a dream, but the General Social Care Council, the GSCC with which most read

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