TOPSS approves induction standards


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

TOPSS England, the national training organisation for the personal social services, has approved standards of induction for care staff and draft national occupational standards for registered managers (adult residential). The Department of Health has allocated £2 million to be shared between nine regional training forums to be spent on independent care sector induction training. TOPSS England chair Arthur Keefe described the DoH funding as a positive first step from the Government. “We estimate that it is one-twelfth of the real cost of inducting everyone in care work who needs it,” Mr Keefe said. “We need to be sure that the funding that we do have goes only to projects that have excellent benefits for the quality and promotion of induction training.” TOPSS officers have warned employers against being confused by a few training organisations which, they say, are offering “registered managers courses” in advance of the occupational standards being finalised. The working draft of these standards can be found





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