GSCC launches consultation on care worker registration

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

The registration of domiciliary and residential care workers is a step closer with the launch of the General Social Care Council’s (GSCC) consultation on the details of registration for next groups. Issues around training requirements, fee levels, and how registration will be enforced for domiciliary and residential care workers in England have been set out for sector-wide consultation by the GSCC. Care providers, care workers, training bodies and others in the sector have until May 12 to respond to the consultation paper (see details on how to obtain a copy at the end of this article). GSCC deputy chief executive Mike Wardle said registration of care workers in care home and homecare settings would raise standards, increase public protection and help prevent abuse. “Registration should also help raise the status of the important work these staff undertake by increasing public confidence in them,” said Mr Wardle. “This consultation is the sector’s chance to have a say on how registration will work for them. W

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