Voluntary registration scheme introduced
At the moment, registration is voluntary but the Care Council hopes it will eventually become mandatory.
The idea is being championed by one of the organisation’s leading members, Mario Kreft, the proprietor of the Wrexham-based care organisation, Pendine Park.
“We believe that registering the workforce is giving vulnerable people confidence that the people caring for them have been properly vetted, are qualified and are continuing their personal and professional development,” said Mr Kreft.
“The registration scheme also gives care practitioners confidence that they are being recognised as a profession. Here at Pendine Park we are looking to register all our care staff though obviously our nurses are already registered with the appropriate bodies.”
Mr Kreft said the development was another significant milestone in making the care sector more professional in its approach. “We have a consistent approach to induction, a qualification framework and the registrati